Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a gift edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, coinciding with the fall motion picture. Movie tie-in. 100,000 first printing.
A novel employing a kaleidoscope of literary forms and styles provides a rich cast of charactersùincluding the living, the dead, the celestial and the infernalùin an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite, comical and heartbreaking splendor. By the Hugo Award-winning author of Watchmen.
The daughter of a curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (historical fiction). Simultaneous.
The famed director of Pan's Labyrinth and a celebrated author combine their talents to craft an otherworldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, in which an amphibious man is discovered in the Amazon—and subsequently finds love within the human race, in a tale that inspired the film starring Octavia Spencer. Movie tie-in.
Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino, a young man with a gift for languages and a talent for lying, narrates the story of his life, from his meeting with and adoption by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, his education in Paris, his and his companions' search for the legendary priest-king Prester John, and his arrival in Constantinople during the turmoil of the Fourth Crusade. 400,000 first printing.
In 20th century Princeton, New Jersey, a powerful curse, which besets the wealthiest of families, causes the disappearance of a young bride, and when her brother sets out to find her, he crosses paths with the town's most formidable people, including Grover Cleveland and Upton Sinclair. 100,000 first printing.
Ceremoniously attending the battlefield death of General George Armstrong Custer at Little Bighorn, a young Sioux warrior invokes the general's spirit, who haunts the Native American with visions of the pasts and futures of legendary historical figures.
A historical fantasy epic set in a matriarchal World War I-era America of science and magic follows the efforts of an aspiring male pilot in a female-driven branch of philosophical science who gains entry into Radcliffe College before embarking on a relationship with a radical activist who would end the activities of a fanatical group.
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