Written with undeniable urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Ojibwe and white live uneasily together, The Round House is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction.
Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. A restless farm wife encounters a cautionary miracle that sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. A truth that could undo all she has ever believed.
Lesbian Fiction. Dana Norland poses as a biologist in the mountains of Rwanda and she finds herself caring for gorillas with Dian Fossey’s successor at the Karisoke research center. Personal vendetta joins with genocide and the women hide in the rain forest among the mountain gorillas where they learn what justice is, and what it is not.
This exquisitely written novel looks directly at one of the most devastating wounds in American history, the early nineteenth century women's struggle for liberation, empowerment, and expression. Loss and sorrow, courage and finding a sense of self. Fiction.
What is it like to try to love when you have never been loved? At 18, Victoria Jones is emancipated from the foster care system in the United States and has nowhere to go.
Young adult fiction about 15 year-old Kivali who is having a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Kivali isn't sure if she is a Boy or girl? Human or lizard? Both or neither? Winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award.
A homage to, and modern variation of, Jane Eyre. Gemma Hardy is orphaned by the age of ten, neglected, and sent to a boarding school, yet her bright intelligent spirit burns strong.
Bluefish is about being 13, secrets, academic and home problems, acting out, and heart. What is travis hiding, and why? And what is Velveeta hiding? Friendship is what it's all about.
With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place. Paperback.
Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we’d expect. Paperback.
Now a major motion picture. Therese and Carol fall in love and set out across the United States. Based on a true story from Highsmith's own life. Includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously titled The Price of Salt. Paperback.
An epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. A poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities.
Stirring and luminous, a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rainforest's jeweled canopy. Dr. Marina Singh embarks on a journey to the Amazon to find her former mentor, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug.
Nine disparate people get trapped together in the wake of an earthquake. A young graduate student suggests that each tell a personal tale, "one amazing thing" from their lives which they have never told anyone before.
Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption. A taut and tortured story about one man's desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war. Paperback and Hardcover.
20th Anniversary Edition.
A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural south. Dorothy Allison creates a rich sense of family and portrays the psychology of a sexually abused child with sensitivity and insight.
Tokyo to British Columbia, a tale of how writing connects people who will never meet. A diary, an earthquake, 104 year old Buddhist Nun, French maid cafes, resilience and bravery.
The story of one family's journey from the segregated South through five and a half turbulent, soul-searching decades: the Great Migration of 6 million African Americans out of the rural South to the Northeast, Midwest, and Western U.S. The story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation.
A powerful reimagining of The Scarlet Letter. A timely fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America where the line between church and state has been eradicated.
Detroit Private Investigator, Charlene Mack, is courageous, compassionate and cunning. She also happens to be African-American. Paperback. Mystery.
An exploration of what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. An unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to details, and nourishing what truly matters.
The epic journey that began with The Clan of The Cave Bear continues as Ayla becomes the woman she was meant to be. The extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series Earth's Children.
A celebration of the spirit and determination that kept our country proud even through the Great Depression. A moving tale of a bygone generation and a strong young widow who must rise above her circumstances.
Winner of the Bellwether Prize for fiction and an international bestseller. Mudbound is the saga of the McAllan family, who struggle to survive on a remote ramshackle farm, and the Jacksons, their black sharecroppers.
Set in the expansive countryside of central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, Wingshooters explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family.
A traveling Shakespearean theatre company in post-apocalyptic North America. A novel about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books, knife-throwing, and the relationships that sustain us. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender. This is the author's fourth novel. Paperback.
A retired orthopedic surgeon with Alzheimer's. Alice LaPlante, whose mother suffers from Alzheimers, brings us deep into a brilliant woman's deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.