A stunning debut novel–a chilling and unexpected portrait of a female friendship set in 1950’s Morocco. This is Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century. Optioned for film by George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star.
Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully’s prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.
While Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can’t resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder. Something sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose – retired health inspector Alan Blake is found murdered. Jake’s best friend Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Alan. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she’s in a sticky situation with the police – and it’s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.
Nikki has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community. After her father’s death she takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community. When one of the women students brings a book of erotica to class, Nicki use it as the basis for helping these modest women unleash creativity by telling their own stories.
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, journalist Dan Rather reflects on what it means to be an American. He reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded.