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Violence | Violence

james-patterson's picture
Dec.27.2007
A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands—and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind...
james-patterson's picture
Dec.27.2007
Detective Lindsay Boxer and Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt are enjoying a quiet afternoon in San Francisco when a townhouse across the street explodes in flames. A sinister note signed "August Spies" is found at the scene of the disaster, and the body of an infant who was...
james-patterson's picture
Dec.27.2007
When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women’s Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco Police Department run flat-out to stop a series of...
bharati-mukherjee's picture
Dec.27.2007
India, past and present, its inhabitants and expatriates, has always formed the framework of Mukherjee’s literary world. In this vibrant novel, a sequel to Desirable Daughters and her best work to date, the author has fused history, mysticism, treachery and enduring love in a suspenseful story...
bharati-mukherjee's picture
Dec.27.2007
“Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her father was looking for engineers in the matrimonial ads.” So begins the wry story of an obedient daughter of middle-class Indian parents who is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Driven first to shock and then to...
norman-mailer's picture
Dec.27.2007
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer’s stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work...
maxine-hong-kingston's picture
Dec.21.2007
This poignant collection, compiled from Kingston’s healing workshops, contains the distilled wisdom of survivors of five wars, including combatants, war widows, spouses, children, conscientious objectors, and veterans of domestic abuse. Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace includes accounts from...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Tolstoy wrote that happy families are alike and that each unhappy family is unhappy in a different way. In Watch Your Mouth, Daniel Handler takes “different” to a whole new level. Handler writes this satire on family life as part opera, part self-help program, with horrific acts taking place...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
Gifford (Wild at Heart) never shies away from confrontational fiction even when it strains credulity. Yet these four well-wrought, linked novellas, all dealing with struggle and violence—particularly violence toward women—and all set in dark corners of the South, all have the stamp of truth. Big...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
It’s time to check in again with Barry Gifford’s gang of New Orleans weirdos. A few of our old favorites from Night People (1992) are back, including Marble Lesson, the lethal leader of the Mary Mother of God Rape Crisis Center, but there are also plenty of new, equally bizarre faces: We’ve got...