Book List:16 titles
  • in Reader, I Married Him

    This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte Brontë’s most ...


  • 'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't k...


  • A generational novel which opens memorably in a fur storage house in Los Angeles with its American protagonist as a boy trying on Marilyn Monroe's coat. When he grows up, Stephen goes to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and stays on to avoid the draft and...


  • “You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursu...


  • Vivien Kovacs, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from the world by her timid Hungarian refugee parents, who conceal the details of their history and shy away from any encounter with the outside world. She learns how to navigate British so...


  • Alix -- arrogant, middle-aged, and angry -- comes home to the derelict port of Liverpool as her mother lies dying. Irritably resigned to living alone for the rest of her life, she suddenly finds herself attracted to a stranger. Joseph is an American ...


  • In the spring of 1946m Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible. Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new stran...



  • The eagerly anticipated new vampire computer game, Cult of Blood, is ready for release when its lead programmer disappears--along with the game's vital source code. Also missing: teenager Chloe Dorn, last seen playing a vampire LARP (Live Action Role...






  • At U.C. Berkeley's plant genetics lab, precious specimens are being trashed and genetic material is disappearing. Student pranks? With a major grant coming up for renewal, it's not likely. Then everybody's favorite staff member dies suddenly, and th...


  • in Women On the Case

    Crime and detection are women's work for twenty-six great writers in this second brilliant collection of mystery fiction edited by Sara Paretsky. From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross's "The Baroness," to the chilling "Only a Woman...



  • When private investigator Catherine Sayler is called in by the Systech corporation to find out who's sending lewd messages through the company's E-mail, the case seems merely routine. The situation changes for the worse when female employees start re...


  • Catherine Sayler has been taking some time off from her regular work as a financial P.I. when a criminal investigation catches her interest. Mitch Morrison, a loner and recovering alcoholic, has been killed, and Catherine thinks it's connected to a r...


  • Catherine Sayler is one successful San Francisco gumshoe--until her biggest client goes broke. Enter bank exec Daniel Martin with an offer she can't refuse. Martin fears First Central is about to be robbed from the inside out because of its flawed...


  • A NASTY BUSINESS The corporate secretary was blond, beautiful...and dead. Murdered, in fact, rather gruesomely. And Pl. Catherine Sayler's boyfriend has been arrested for the crime! Convinced he's been framed, Catherine sets out to find the real k...