Marah, Illinois, 1925: a man, his family, his home and his lumberyard survive the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. Kate Southwood’s ambitious novel begins in the wreckage. A Discover Great New Writers selection.
Alexandra Aldrich grew up in a crumbling 43-room Hudson River palace built by her legendary ancestors, the Astors. Out of a grim family feud, the author salvages self-reliant wit and her own kind of prominence in this wry memoir.
In a near future, corporations place bets on natural disasters so as to bypass their own culpability. Nathaniel Rich's debut novel proves a scathing, hilarious satire of ecological ruin and mass-market greed.
Joyce Carol Oates' new novel is a crafty Gothic thriller, casting turn-of-the-century Princeton, New Jersey as a coven of vampires, ghosts, and demons dead set on seducing and destroying the town elites.
Domenica Ruta mines dark humor to handle a hard-knock childhood-- and her mother's addiction -- in an incendiary memoir of struggle, redemption, and reckless youth. A 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection.