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History of Wolves Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125873
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

"So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides "--Aimee Bender


A House Among the Trees: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101870365
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Published: Pantheon - June 13th, 2017

In Julia Glass's fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.


Eveningland: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125972
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 7th, 2017

"Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment."--Barry Hannah


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf - June 6th, 2017

New York Times Best Seller
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Hudson Group

A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things

 


Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589096
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Published: Random House - February 21st, 2017

In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers.

“A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life.”—Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead


Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek 

The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez


The God of Small Things: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER


The Last Picture Show Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684853864
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 14th, 1999

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove comes a powerful coming-of-age novel set in the American West. In Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry epitomizes small-town America and through characters reintroduced in Texasville and Duane's Depressed, captures the ecstasy and heartbreak of adolescence.


The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060932138
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel.


The Maytrees: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061239540
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 10th, 2008

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems.


Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393351651
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

National Book Award Finalist
2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
American Academy of Arts and Letters' Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award
A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'
USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading
Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014


Middlesex: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal."


Little, Big Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120053
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 17th, 2006

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld.


The Elegance of the Hedgehog Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
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Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. 


The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312428334
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Published: Picador - August 18th, 2009

What part of our selves do we hide away in order to have a stable, prosperous life?


The Hotel New Hampshire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345417954
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Published: Dutton - April 10th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling saga of a most unusual family from the award-winning author of The World According to Garp.


Station Eleven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


Gratitude Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451492937
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Published: Knopf - November 24th, 2015

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
—Oliver Sacks


Stones from the River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684844770
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 1997

From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times).

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyo


Lighthousekeeping Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156032896
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Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2006

Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman.


Lila: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250074843
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Published: Picador - October 6th, 2015

The New York Times Bestseller
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER


Gilead: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A PBS Great American Read selection


Housekeeping: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312424091
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Published: Picador - October 14th, 2004

A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt.


Memoirs of a Midget Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781846590665
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Published: Telegram Books - November 1st, 2009

"One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written."--Alison Lurie


No One is Here Except All of Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594486494
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2013

From the award-winning author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and the new story collection, Awayland.


A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. 


Other Voices, Other Rooms (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679745648
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.


Homer & Langley: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812975635
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 7th, 2010

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, AND BOOKLIST


What Belongs to You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250117892
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Published: Picador - December 20th, 2016

Longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction • A Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction • A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Taite Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • A Finalist for the Green Carnation Prize A New York Time


Shadow Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980622
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Published: Modern Library - November 26th, 2008

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER •  “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books


City of Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.


Selected Stories Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780143115960
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

William Trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking.

Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

 


Spill Simmer Falter Wither Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544954618
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Published: Mariner Books - March 14th, 2017

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature * Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award * Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award * Long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize * Long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, Readers’ Choice * Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 * Long-listed for


The Door (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"

An NYRB Classics Original


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST


ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
The New York Times, Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Publishers Weekly, BookPage


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Miss Jane Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354386
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 11th, 2017

Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America.


The Heaven of Mercury Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393324655
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2012

Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his breathtaking, award-winning debut collection of short stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men. Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye. Finus Bates has loved Birdie Wells since the day he saw her do a naked cartwheel in the woods in 1916.


Mothering Sunday: A Romance (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971727
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

On an unseasonably warm spring day in 1924, twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, a maid at an English country house, meets with her secret lover, the young heir of a neighboring estate. He is about to be married to a woman more befitting his social status, and the time has come to end the affair—but events unfold in ways Jane could never have predicted.
 


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316316125
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Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - July 18th, 2017

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017