Popular American Fiction
All over Creation
Paperback ISBN: 0142003891
Returning home to the Idaho potato farm she had fled twenty-five years earlier, Japanese-American Yumi Fuller struggles with her father's terminal illness, her mother's Alzheimer's, her former best friend, and a former lover who once offended the town. By the author of My Year of Meats. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Mermaid Chair
Paperback ISBN: 0143036696
Jessie Sullivan's conventional life is transformed when she is summoned home to tiny Egret Island, where she meets Brother Thomas, a monk who is about to take his final vows, and encounters the legend of a beautiful and mysterious chair dedicated to a saint who had originally been a mermaid. By the author of The Secret Life of Bees. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 1,000,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1400032822
Twenty-three interconnected stories chronicle the experiences of people who have answered an ad for an artist's retreat, believing that they will find a peaceful refuge in order to create their individual masterpieces, only to find themselves trapped in a cavernous old theater in which they are kept completely isolated, with heat, power, and food in increasingly short supply. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 081297235x
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and customs.
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Paperback ISBN: 0679728759
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
The Little Friend
Paperback ISBN: 1400031699
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find the murderer and exact her revenge. By the author of The Secret History. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.