• The cover of the book The Great Believers

    The Great Believers

    Paris and Chicago intertwine over the course of nearly a century in Makkai’s Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 1980s Chicago, Yale Tishman acquires a collection of paintings from 1920s Paris, courtesy of former artist’s model Nora, his friend Nico’s great-aunt. But as the AIDS crisis cuts a swath through Yale’s friends, he and Nico’s sister Fiona find themselves among the last preservers of memory. In 2015, Fiona searches Paris for her estranged daughter and ponders her own trauma.

     
  • The cover of the book Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Fortune smiles on Manhattanite Toby Fleishman, whose Tinder profile might as well read spurned husband recently separated from too-ambitious wife, ready to find love (or just great sex) again. But what happens when this newly-single dad becomes a full-time solo parent when his soon-to-be-ex-wife drops the kids off and never picks them up again? Suddenly Fleishman might need more than 500 characters to properly reflect on why his marriage failed.

     
  • The cover of the book Lock Every Door

    Lock Every Door

    If you live in New York City, you always lock your apartment door—that’s just the way it is. But what if that means you’re locking the danger in with you? Jules thinks she’s found the dream gig apartment-sitting at the extravagant Bartholomew, but the strict rules and the growing fear from fellow sitter Ingrid—who one day just disappears—make the Bramford from Rosemary’s Baby seem like a five-star Airbnb.

     
  • The cover of the book The Chelsea Girls

    The Chelsea Girls

    Before Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe made art in its rooms, before Nancy Spungen was stabbed to death in the bathroom, New York’s Chelsea Hotel played host to two fictional artists during the Red Scare. Playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to make it all the way to Broadway, but as McCarthyism sweeps through the entertainment industry, their every affiliation and relationship comes under intense scrutiny.

     
  • The cover of the book The Great Pretenders

    The Great Pretenders

    After being cut off by her movie mogul grandfather, Roxanne must learn how to make it in Hollywood without a family name. In her case, by becoming a rarity in 1950s showbiz: a female agent for blacklisted screenwriters. But between fending off the advances of industry men who assume they can still mix pleasure with business, and falling in love with a black journalist, Roxanne faces the possibility of losing her tenuous footing in Tinseltown.