A suspenseful, cat-and-mouse chase that unfolds deliciously. Henri trails Louise across Europe, to Paris from Spain and then on to Istanbul, each destination vibrating with possibility. Will he catch her and return the money? Will she escape him or surrender to her guilt? Louise unravels, Henri doesn't sleep, and ghosts follow them from bus to train to ferry. Told in alternating, dual timelines and perspectives, Mangan's latest is admittedly less atmospheric yet delivers the unease and doubt that are signature to her previous books.
George Takei was a child when Executive Order 9066 was issued and his family was forced, along with 70,000 other American citizens into incarceration camps. Haunting, beautiful, and factual, this graphic novel memoir highlights a time period often left in the dark by history.
13 Years old and now engaged to marry your recently deceased sisters fiancé. What could go wrong? Lucrezia de'Medici must leave her family home, and will be expected to bear an heir for Alfonso of Ferrara. He is loving and attentive, and life is pleasurable, until its not. Who is he really? She tells us from chapter 1 that he wants to kill her. A fascinating historical spin. O'Farrell does not disappoint!
Siren Queen is mesmerizing: an unusual blend of fantasy, historical fiction, horror, and magical realism. Golden Age Hollywood is the superficial outline, the glimmer and glow that draws your eye. But look into the depths--there's something supernatural and uncanny there. Here is an unsettling and electric story that mirrors the origin and rise of our narrator, Chinese American actress Lulli Mei.
At turns a tale of queer loves, at others an allegory on the monstrosity of powerful men, Vo recasts immigrants and outsiders as shapeshifters and sirens and silver screen starlets.