A Small Indiscretion: A Novel
At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened.
Past and present collide, Annie’s marriage falters, and her son takes a car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A Small Indiscretion announces the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense as it unfolds a story of denial, passion, forgiveness — and the redemptive power of love.
With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner JAN ELLISON delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake. Giveaway features 5 signed copies!
JAN ELLISON is a graduate of Stanford University and San Francisco State University’s MFA Program. She has published award-winning short fiction, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first story to appear in print. Her work has also been shortlisted forBest American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. A Small Indiscretion is her first book.
Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi
In a prequel to The New York Times best-selling comic from renowned chef Bourdain (CNN’s Parts Unknown), Jiro is a young man learning his craft. The son of one of Tokyo’s most powerful gangsters, he is torn between his father’s plans for him and his own desire to master the art of sushi. The family is making a bold move in the Tokyo underworld, and if Jiro isn’t going to get with the program, his half-brother Ichigo is more than happy to step in and do the dirty work.
This bloody take on a classic crime and revenge tale adds an irreverent sense of humor and a futuristic vision of foodie culture, all with a flavor only Bourdain can cook up. Co-written by Rose (The Blackest Bird) with art by ALÉ GARZA (Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day) and JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (Promethea, BATMAN: YEAR 100).
Born in 1956, ANTHONY BOURDAIN graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. His extensive body of work has graced the pages of The Times, New York Times, Observer, the Face, and Scotland on Sunday. He is an ongoing contributor and authority for Food Arts magazine. Bourdain’s fictional works include two crime novels – 1997’s Gone Bamboo and Bone in the Throat in 1995. His book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly was a bestseller, with an updated edition published in 2007. In 2002, the Food Network debuted what would become a twenty-two episode series featuring Bourdain circling the globe and feeding his adventure eating habit with the most extreme cuisine the world had to offer. The inspired bestselling book, A Cook’s Tour In Search of the Perfect Meal, met with huge success in the United Kingdom and the United States.
JOEL ROSE’s most recent novel is The Blackest Bird, which has been translated into 13 languages. Previous books include Kill the Poor, Kill Kill Faster Faster (both of which have been made into films), and New York Sawed in Half. For DC Comics, he wrote the graphic novels LA PACIFICA and THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS.
If Only In My Dreams
New York Times bestselling author MARIAH STEWART’s timeless, charming holiday novella, originally featured in the popular yuletide anthology Upon a Midnight Clear, now available as a standalone at a great price!
A lively family reunion on a Montana ranch brings on a flurry of memories for a beautiful young writer—and a winter storm that rekindles an old flame—in this “warmly magical” (Library Journal) feel-good holiday gem!
MARIAH STEWART is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at MariahStewart.com.
Three unemployed slackers find themselves embroiled in an unusual dispute with their new neighbors: Carole and her weeping mother. When the shabby Carlisle intervenes, he incurs the wrath of their landlord—the silent, grinning embodiment of evil, Mr. Stapleton—and his mute minion son, Craig. As Mr. Stapleton’s malign influence spreads to his housemates, Carlisle takes the fight to his enemy and realizes he must sacrifice his life to save the world. Owing more to William Blake than to Stephen King, this brooding, unnerving, and absurdist graphic novel deliberately shuns the conventional genre of blood and gore in favor of freak falls of licorice candy, cherubim in cowboy suits, and narcotic cavity-wall insulation.
SI SPENCER is a comic book writer best known for Books of Magick (with Neil Gaiman), Hellblazer: City of Demons, The Vinyl Underground, and Bodies. He lives in London.
DIX is an illustrator and comic book artist who has created regular strips for the Guardian. He lives in Wales.
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