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Both Library Journal and Publishers Weekly have included several Macmillan books in their Best of 2008 lists!

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How Fiction Works

What makes a story a story? What is style? What’s the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How...

"..., The New York Times Book Review “It is not enough to have one Wood. What is needed is a thicket..."

James Wood James Wood

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Home

A Novel

Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely...

"...Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely.... Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale..."

Marilynne Robinson Marilynne Robinson

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Cost

A Novel

THE LUMINOUS AND GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM “ONE OF OUR BEST WRITERS” (JONATHAN YARDLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST) When Julia Lambert, an art professor, settles into...

"...in pursuing the answer.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gripping . . . Robinson paints a chilling portrait..."

Roxana Robinson Roxana Robinson

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2666

A Novel

THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW) Composed in the...

"...THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW) Composed in the.... THE  POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)   Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America..."

By Roberto Bolaño and Natasha Wimmer

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Sea of Poppies

A Novel

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2008 A Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2008 A Washington Post Best Book of 2008 An Economist Best Book of 2008 A New...

"...so alive and vibrant.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “In vivid settings ranging from..."

Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh

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Lush Life

A Novel

So, what do you do?” Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he’s thirty-five years old...

"....” —Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review, on Freedomland. Prologue The Quality of Life Task..."

Richard Price Richard Price

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Breath

A Novel

Tim Winton is Australia’s best-loved novelist. His new work,Breath, is an extraordinary evocation of an adolescence spent resisting complacency, testing one’s...

Tim Winton Tim Winton

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Watching the Spring Festival

Poems

This is Frank Bidart’s first book of lyrics—his first book not dominated by long poems. Narrative elaboration becomes speed and song. Less embattled than...

"...of art.   Bidart, winner of the 2007 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, is widely acknowledged as one..."

Frank Bidart Frank Bidart

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The Ten-Cent Plague

The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created—in the pulpy,...

David Hajdu David Hajdu

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