The Dinner

An internationally bestselling phenomenon the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives all over the course of one meal n nIt s a summer s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner.

The Miniaturist

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant n n There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed n nOn a br

The Golden Tulip

Francesca s father is a well known painter in the bustling port city of Amsterdam he is also a gambler Though their household is in economic chaos, thankfully the lessons she learned in his studio have prepared her to study with Johannes Vermeer, the master of Delft When she arrives to begin her

The Coffee Trader

The Edgar Award winning novel A Conspiracy of Paper was one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2000 In his richly suspenseful second novel, author David Liss once again travels back in time to a crucial moment in cultural and financial history His destination Amsterdam, 1659 a mysterious world of

Infidel

One of today s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutc

Refuge

Finally, a moving immigrant story that looks at the larger contemporary refugee experience n nAn Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daug