Category Archives: 6 – THE SPEC MARKET (DB)
The first installment of the Seasonal quartet — this book is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means.
Deming Guo is adopted by two white reporters and renamed Daniel Wilkinson after his undocumented Chinese immigrant mother Polly goes missing after going to her job at the nail salon. Deming struggles to reconcile his two lives.
Francesca Stubbs is an aging expert on housing for the elderly, going through her life visiting old friends and her children and flitting between her life in England and the Canary Islands.
Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover” one of the world’s most mythologized places, Timbuktu, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
Chronicles the story of Hunter’s grandfather Addy and his siblings who decide at the start of WWII that their best of survival is to split up and scatter across Europe. The book spans six years and five continents as it follows each sibling.
After her grandfather dies, twelve-year-old Lily Pruitt bonds with his beloved elephant, Queenie Grace, whom she once wanted nothing to do with, over their shared mourning. But when Queenie faces danger, Lily must find a way to save her new friend.
When London is hit by a series of bombings, the only man who can see the pattern is an American criminologist in town for a book tour. He must work with his mentor, a British police detective on the verge of retirement, to prevent the destruction of Wembley Stadium during the final game of the World Cup.
Details kept under wraps, but the story takes place on a super yacht at sea.
When a legendary retired assassin is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she must return to the life she left behind and complete one final job in order to secure a future for her young daughter. Think a female John Wick.
Novelist James Hernandez is in love with his best friend’s fiancee Lou Bell and after years of his dreams being out of reach, betrayal and heartbreak bring James and Lou back together.
Under wraps but said to be in the vein of The Accountant and Lord of War.
When Faith Frankel returns to her suburban hometown, she tells herself that her life is finally on track, but when she finds mysterious artifacts in the attic, she winds up on a journey she never expected.
Years after six college students snuck into a penitentiary on a night in 1980 that ended in murder, one of them is charged with the crime.
When wife and mother Maddy dies, she haunts her husband and daughter to help find the perfect replacement for her. Eventually, she finds Rory, a free-spirited schoolteacher.
In the near-future, a venerated soldier returns home from an ongoing worldwide war and grapples with readjusting to civilian life.
A disgraced young detective is blackmailed into going undercover into one of his city’s most powerful crime networks and finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of drugs, blackmail and dangerously compromised young women.
A couple discovers their community is full of dark secrets after they move into a wealthy suburban neighborhood.
A geologist in Victorian-era England has his life torn apart when he discovers a crystal artifact that grants him incredible powers, sending him on a chase to discover its unearthly origin.
Story follows a couple who move into an affluent suburban community only to discover that their neighborhood is filled with dirty secrets.
Based on real events. In a post-Civil War South, three black women are in for the fight of their lives as they strive for justice and their rightful inheritance after their master is murdered.
A depressed artist orders a hit on himself, then his entire life turns around and he has to figure out how to stop his determined assassin from closing the deal.
As a controversial new President is being sworn into office; the Inauguration is attacked and the nuclear football disappears in the chaos, only to fall into the hands of a disgruntled former soldier, and a small-time criminal, who must team up to unravel a conspiracy and prevent a global nuclear war.
Based on the novel of the same name by Jack London. Tonally like Indiana Jones, with CG animals similar to The Jungle Book.
While reviewing a new game app, a journalist discovers that it can murder players as they enter the world of the game, and he must stop it before it kills him and his sister.
An abused mother and daughter seek refuge at a seemingly safe place until they’re entrapped with a holy terror by the deadliest blizzard of the century.
After the death of their father and a neighbor’s disappearance, Zoe and her brother are attacked in the woods. And rescued by a bounty hunter named X, who happens to be from a place called the Lowlands.
When people return defective tapes to a video story, employee Jeremy discovers dark and sometimes violent home video sequences inserted into the middle of each movie.
A memoir recounting Patricia Bosworth’s emotional coming of age in 1950s New York.
In 1987, three boys plot to break into a convenience store to steal the May issue of Playboy and along the way, there’s love and the 8-bit video game “The Impossible Fortress.”
Two orphans who were abandoned in 1914 Montreal who fell in love are reunited after being separated as teens in the city’s underworld.