In The Son—an epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land—Philipp Meyer maps the legacy of violence in the American west and presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries.
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (heralded as "wonderful" by John Irving) beautifully wrestles with the impossibility of "what could be" as a woman with nowhere left to turn undergoes radical electroshock therapy.
In Together Tea, we meet a loving mother who is determined to make her daughter's life work out: one Excel spreadsheet at a time.
The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin (which Alice Sebold called "100% Grade-A storytelling") examine the ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.
In the "beautifully written and epic" (Nathan Englander) Southern Cross the Dog, three childhood friends cope with the devastating aftermath of the Great Flood of 1927 in Mississippi.
Visitation Street is "urban opera writ large" (Dennis Lehane); the novel explores the reactions of a blue-collar community after a teenaged girl mysteriously disappears from the banks of their rough-hewn waterfront.
And in Tampa, we inhabit the mind of Celeste—a smoldering 26-year-old middle school teacher who unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of her 14-year-old student.
The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection includes:
An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel, Someone Else's Love Story, on sale now.
And excerpts from:
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
The From-Aways by CJ Hauser
Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown
Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley
The Home Place by Carrie La Seur
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
While it is the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson that brought fame to the family name, this mesmerizing account shows how his extraordinary ancestors changed the shape of the Scotland coast against incredible odds and with remarkable technical ingenuity.