English First Novelists
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Paperback      ISBN: 0735220697
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon “This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving.”—People No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart.
Meet Me at the Museum
Meet Me at the Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 1250295173
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award
The Au Pair
The Au Pair
Paperback      ISBN: 0440000459
"An addictive, highly commercial suspense novel featuring a grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all. If V.C. Andrews, Kate Morton, and Lexie Elliot had a love child, Emma Rous and THE AU PAIR would be it. Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family's estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle. Now an adult, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine begins to go through his belongings, when she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is beautifully dressed, smiling serenely, and holding just one baby. Who is the child and what really happened that day? Someone knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her. The Au Pair" --
The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743298020
Having spent sixty years creating a series of alternate identities for herself, enigmatic Vida Winter pens a painful letter to young Margaret Lea when the latter begs her to disclose the truth about her secretive birth.
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Paperback      ISBN: 1250132363
Plagued with guilt for not stopping for a stranded driver who was later reported murdered, Cass struggles with an increasingly compromised memory before she begins receiving silent phone calls she believes are from the killer.
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
Paperback      ISBN: 0743243315
Carrying into her adult years a sense of fatalism instilled during her hardscrabble birth, Nazneen finds herself married off to a man twice her age and moved to London, where she begins to wonder if she has a say in her own destiny. A first novel. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Book Against God
The Book Against God
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374115389
His marriage and academic career falling apart, philosophy doctoral student and chronic liar Thomas Bunting secretly writes an atheistic manuscript he hopes will be his opus and returns to the side of his ailing parish priest father, where he reverts to the dysfunctional patterns of his childhood.
The Orphan of Salt Winds
The Orphan of Salt Winds
Paperback      ISBN: 1947793225
England, 1939. Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her adoptive parents
Housegirl
Housegirl
Paperback      ISBN: 1250305179
Three adolescentstwo Ghanaian "housegirls" and the daughter of wealthy immigrantsmust come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other.
The Imperfectionists
The Imperfectionists
Paperback      ISBN: 0385343671
Preoccupied by personal challenges while running a struggling English-language newspaper in Rome, an obituary writer confronts mortality, an eccentric publisher obsesses over his basset hound and other staff members uncover the paper's founding by an impulsive millionaire. A first novel. Reprint.