Without A Country
Plot: A novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as from World War II to the age of social media, one family’s generations find their way through love and loss, sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and triumph—with knowledge hard won and passion heartfelt.
Plot: The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution. Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already. And now he is driven to survive by one all-consuming desire: revenge.
Plot: A novel loosely based on the events leading up to the Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969. Lured by sexual desire and the prospect of female friendship, Evie Boyd, an unhappy 14-year-old, spends a large chunk of her summer colluding with a cult.
The Good People
Plot: A novel about how competing systems of thought – religious, medical, folkloric and, eventually, legal – attempt to make sense of the bad stuff that happens. Significantly, the novel is set in a valley, a place cut off from the outside world. The community – and the novel – feels claustrophobic.
The Man Who Walked Away
Plot: A meditation on the elusive nature of time and life, the way they approach and leave us. Her story takes place in France, sometime in the middle of the 19th century, where a young man cannot control the compulsion to leave.
Plot: The novel follows the life of a young Manchu girl named Orchid Yehonala. The story begins with the death of her father that left Orchid, her two siblings and her mother in poverty. They travel to his birthplace Peking, with his coffin for burial and move in with a distant uncle and his mentally retarded and opium addicted son Ping.
See What I Have Done
Plot: In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.
Plot: A stirring story of lovers and rivals, of the breathless attraction to power and fame, and of one woman—ahead of her time—claiming her own identity from the wreckage of love; a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century.
A Long Walk To Water
Plot: A short novel including the true story of Salva Dut, a part of the Dinka tribe and a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya, a young village girl that was a part of the Nuer tribe. Park used this book as a platform to support Dut's program, Water for South Sudan.
Arthur & George
Plot: Set at the turn of the 20th century, the story follows the separate but intersecting lives of two very different British men: a half-Indian solicitor and son of a Vicar, George Edalji, and the world-famous author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.