When a girl is born with Down’s syndrome, the nurse takes her away leaving her twin brother with the parents. Somehow the bound-together families survive when the long buried secret bursts into the open.
A rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila - this meticulous portrait of these two women is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.
Henry Park has spent his entire life trying to become a true American--a native speaker. But even as the essence of his adopted country continues to elude him, his Korean heritage seems to drift further and further away.
A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be.
The science of botany and the art of storytelling merge to ingenious effect in Powers's magisterial new novel - a story in which people are merely the underbrush and the real protagonists are the trees that the human characters encounter.
There are few historical heroines as fascinating and controversial as Pope Joan, a woman whose hunger for knowledge and independent nature led her to pass as a man and ultimately to attain the high seat in Rome.