The Melancon family is in the magic business. But when a child born outside their clan promises to have the same powers, the Melancons adopt her and shield her from the outside world — until her birth mother finally catches up to her.
An American ballerina studying in France for the summer has her plans interrupted when a handsome Parisian boy shows her the city’s greatest sights. Mia was in town on business... but is there time for a little romance as well?
Two of the stories in Kim Bo-young’s I’m Waiting for You follow a pair of lovers who, amid cosmic interferences, struggle to make it home in time for their wedding. The other two center on a holy man whose faith is shaken when the gods try to squash his child’s rebellion.
Gingerbread author Helen Oyeyemi returns to shelves this week with Peaces. In this surreal novel, two men and their pet mongoose board a train for a much-needed holiday, but find themselves caught up in a whimsical mystery for the ages.
Ann Shin’s debut novel follows a pair of young lovers torn apart by famine. When her boyfriend does not return to their university after visiting his family in rural North Korea, a well-to-do student sets out from Pyongyang on a mission to find him.