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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, GILEAD is a
Thomas Hardy's novel of seduction and abandonment introduced his most memorable tragic heroine, the unworldly maiden Tess. On her morning journey to earn money for her impoverished family, Tess' horse has an accident, forcing her to seek assistance from some newly rich relatives. There, she is vigorously pursued by Alec, who corners her in a field one night and takes advantage of her. After bearing a child who quickly dies, Tess meets and falls...
10) Doctor Thorne
13) The India fan
"A mesmerizing story of blackmail, romance, and deception."—Associated Press
A parson's daughter, Druscilla Delaney is enthralled by her wealthy, glamorous neighbors—the Framlings—and their handsome son, Fabian. They gift her with a priceless heirloom, a beautiful fan that brings with it a terrible curse.
Beautiful as its peacock feathers may be, the priceless fan hidden deep in the Framling mansion has...
14) Jade star
Rescued from an evil slave trade by Saint Morris, minister's daughter Juliana DuPres is treated as a common prostitute by her family on her return. Saint marries her and takes her back to San Francisco, to look after her, as a protector. Juliana, however, has other ideas.
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