It's All in the Family

The brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; introductory essay by Konstantin Mochulsky.

Literary Fiction

In 1880 Dostoevsky completedThe Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist, Ivan, the intellectual; Alyosha, the mystic; and twisted, cunning Smerdyakov, the bastard child. Frequently lurid, nightmarish, always brilliant, the novel plunges the reader into a sordid lo...

The pretend wife

Bridget Asher.

What would life be like with the one who got away? From the author of My Husband's Sweethearts hailed as "a laugh-and-cry novel", that's "whip-smart, tender, an undiluted joy to read", comes this bighearted, funny, fiercely perceptive tale about a happily married woman and the little white lie that changed everything. For Gwen Merchant, love has always been doled out in little packets; from her father, a marine biologist who buried himself in wor...

A good and happy child : a novel

Justin Evans.

Thirty-year-old George Davies can’t bring himself to hold his newborn son. After months of accepting his lame excuses and strange behavior, his wife has had enough. She demands that he see a therapist, and George, desperate to save his unraveling marriage and redeem himself as a father and husband, reluctantly agrees. As he delves into his childhood memories, he begins to recall things he hasn’t thought of in twenty years. Events, peo...

Rosemary's baby

Ira Levin.


She is a housewife-young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor-charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is their dream home-a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare. . . .Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin-where terror is as near as your new neighbors . . . and where evil wears the most innocent face of all. . . .

One for my baby : a novel

Tony Parsons.

Tony Parsonsis the author of two international bestsellers,Man and BoyandMan and Wife.A former music journalist and television personality, he lives in England with his wife and daughter, and he has a son from a previous marriage.

The good sister

Diana Diamond.

Jennifer and Catherine-sisters who have inherited equal shares of power in Pegasus Satellite Services, one of the biggest communications empires in the world-could not be more different. While Catherine is an extraordinary beauty whose looks attract the most handsome and powerful men, her sister is a plain-Jane, no-nonsense gal who prefers running the company to walking the red carpet.
But Jennifer's aversion to the spotlight becomes secondary af...

Mother Road

Dorothy Garlock.

On a hot summer day in 1932, Andy Connors, who owns a garage that serves Route 66, finds himself in major trouble: He's been bitten by a rabid skunk.

Expanded books interview.

Expanded Books.

A ghost story with a twist?a suspenseful and poignantly funny update of the Hamletstory Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem: His dad, who was killed in a car accident, appears as a bloodstained ghost at his own funeral and introduces Philip to the Dead Fathers Club. The club, whose members were all murdered, gathers outside the Castle and Falcon, the local pub that Philip?s family owns and lives above. Philip?s father tells him that Un...

The alphabet sisters : a novel

Monica McInerney.

As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years–ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. Now Lola is turning eighty and she is determined to reunite the gi...

My father's tears and other stories

by John Updike.

Literary Fiction

John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. "Personal Archaeology" considers life as a sequence of half-buried layers, and "The Full Glass" distills a lifetime's happiness into one brimming moment of an old man's bedtime routine. High-school class reun...

24-karat kids

Judy Goldstein and Sebastian Stuart.

Romance, Chick Lit

Shelley Green, a nice top-of-her-class med school grad from Queens, has just been hired by the toniest, trendiest practice in Manhattan. A superb doctor, with a kid-friendly touch and a genius for diagnoses, Shelley soon becomes an Upper East Side necessity to the fabulously rich-with-kids crowd. Now shes dressing in Fendi, weekending in the Hamptons and baffling her schoolteacher fianc, Arthur, with her trappings of power and privilege. Shelley ...


Jill Kargman.

Chick Lit, Humor

A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor ofThe Right AddressandWolves in Chic Clothing. The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into full-time child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where suc...

A cousin's promise

Wanda E. Brunstetter.


"Willkumm" to the Amish country, where a tragic accident and an old beau complicate the lives of two young lovers.

The heretic's daughter : a novel

Kathleen Kent.

Historical Fiction

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 pe...