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We are pleased to have several books featured on this year's 100 Notable Books List.

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The Ask

A Novel

Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has “not been developing”: after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among...

"...“[A] dark humorous satiric novel, a witty paean to white-collar loserdom.” —The New York Times Book..."

Sam Lipsyte Sam Lipsyte

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Freedom - Oprah #64

A Novel

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was...

"..... Praise for Freedom “Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, Freedom, like his previous one..."

Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen

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Ilustrado

A Novel

Garnering international prizes and acclaim before its publication, Ilustrado has been called “brilliantly conceived and stylishly executed . . .It is also...

"...with serious philosophical musings.” —Raymond Bonner, The New York Times Book Review “A dazzling..."

Miguel Syjuco Miguel Syjuco

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The Long Song

A Novel

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA Small Island...

"....” —Ian Thomson, Financial Times “As I read, I kept thinking how magnificently this novel would work..."

Andrea Levy Andrea Levy

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A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Zachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel reimagines Homer’s classic story...

"...A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Zachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel reimagines Homer’s classic story.... A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Zachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel reimagines..."

Zachary Mason Zachary Mason

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Secret Historian

The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret...

"...Harris, The New York Times Book Review “Can a secret sex diary furnish an artistic legacy..."

Justin Spring Justin Spring

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The Spot

Stories

The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery. The Spot is a park on the Hudson River, where...

"...time until it becomes as complex as the characters themselves . . . Virtuosic.” —Leigh Newman, TimeOut New York   “The stories by Means (The Secret Goldfish, 2004, etc.) defy categorization..."

David Means David Means

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Common as Air

Revolution, Art, and Ownership

Common as Air offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the...

"...as reflecting a long and well-settled tradition of American thought. The New York Times Magazine once..."

Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde

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The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN...

"...what she’s feeling.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review “It’s not surprising that some..."

Elif Batuman Elif Batuman

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The Tenth Parallel

Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds The tenth parallel—the line of latitude seven hundred miles north...

"..., population is an undeniable asset. Due to these staggering numbers of new believers, many African..."

Eliza Griswold Eliza Griswold

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Travels in Siberia

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most...

"...restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, Siberia is the section of less-desirable tables given..."

Ian Frazier Ian Frazier

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White Egrets

Poems

A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In White Egrets, Derek Walcott treats the characteristic subjects...

"...literary tradition, the wisdom that comes through the passing of time, the always strange joys of new love..."

Derek Walcott Derek Walcott

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Comedy in a Minor Key

A Novel

A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation—and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners—Comedy in a Minor Key tells the...

"..., of the world’s very greatest writers.” —Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review “This first..."

By Hans Keilson and Damion Searls

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