Tom Thumb

In the Brothers Grimm version of Tom Thumb, a lonely couple hopes for a child, even, the wife says, if it were no bigger than my thumb. To their delight, their wishes come true...

The Golden Goose

In The Golden Goose Dummling, the youngest and simplest of three brothers, is sent into the forest to chop wood. He shares his food and drink with a little gray man who directs...

Ashputtel (or, Cinderella)

Ashputtel, or Cinderella, is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward. In it, a young girl is forced by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters...

The Valiant Little Tailor

In The Valiant Little Tailor a tailor parleys his success at killing seven flies in one stroke into a string of unlikely successes. Making a belt with the words Seven at one blow...

Potatoes are Cheaper

It's the middle of the Great Depression and Morris Katz and his cousin Albert are broke. But that's all about to change when they head off to college on a mission from Morris's...

Machines of Loving Grace

This new era offers the promise of immensely powerful machines, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, when the intelligent machine was born....

Love Wins

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national...

Mandibles, The: A Family, 2029–2047

With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating US sovereign debt default on four generations of a...

The Darkest Game

Bad things happen every day. No one knows this better than LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel. He also knows that bad things often go unpunished?all it takes is a glance at his dusty...

Sometimes at Night

Ray Vialoux is in trouble. Big trouble. And he needs Marshall Grade’s help.Over dinner in a Brooklyn restaurant, Marshall learns that his former NYPD colleague owes money—a...

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