Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense
Due Preparations for the Plague: A Novel
"In this bracing, visceral thriller...Hospital continually locates, in human events, the unyieldingly human experience."âSan Francisco Chronicle Janette Turner Hospital's electrifying novel chronicles the lives of two strangers connected by the tragic loss of parents in a hijacked Paris-New York flight. As an adult, Samantha, one of the children set free by the terrorists, has become obsessed with the hijacking. Under the guise of her senior thesis, she pulls Lowell, the son of a victim, into a web of terror, death, and betrayal that he has spent his adult life trying to forget. Hospital's electrifying novel is a tightly woven web of familial and national histories, of sexual and political passions, and of individual and national complicities in the age of terrorism. She probes with astonishing acuity the murky worlds of espionage and intelligence gathering, and the painful meaning of survival.
Orpheus Lost: A Novel
A Library Journal Best Book and Booklist Editor's Choice: "This astonishingly rich novel...will entrance readers."âLibrary Journal, starred review In this compelling reimagining of the Orpheus myth, Leela, a young mathematician, encounters gifted Australian musician Mishka performing in the subway. The connection is immediate; a steamy love affair ensues. Insulated by their love, the pair ignores the anxious urban landscape. But when Leela is picked up off the street and taken to an interrogation center and an explosion rocks the subway, the fabric of their bondâand their very identitiesâbegins to unravel. Reading group guide included.