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The Ask

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A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Milo Burke—husband, father, development officer at a third-tier university—has...

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Stephen King meets Muriel Spark in Hilary Mantel's first novel. Evelyn Axona-medium by trade-and her half-wit daughter Muriel have become a social problem....

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All the Living

A Novel

“A first novel so self-assured and unto itself, so unswerving in its purpose, so strummed through with a peculiar, particular, electrifying sound, that I found...

C. E. Morgan C. E. Morgan

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At Weddings and Wakes

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Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia twice a week with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and...

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Alice McDermott Alice McDermott

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It's Beginning to Hurt

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THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY BEST BOOKS OF 2009 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST FICTION OF 2009 LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2009 FAVORITE FICTION OF 2009 FROM THE...

James Lasdun James Lasdun

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Out of Sheer Rage

Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence

Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a book about D. H. Lawrence. He wanted, in fact, to write his “Lawrence book.” The problem was, he had no idea what his...

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The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The astonishing untold story of a woman who tried to stop the rise of Fascism and change the course of history At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 1926, a woman...

Frances Stonor Saunders

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Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant, multilayered novel is set in the Lima, Peru, of the author's youth, where a young student named Marito is toiling away in the...

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Helen R. Lane

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Paris Trance

A Romance

The definitive novel about young love and the city of Paris—sexy, intense, and daring.

Geoff Dyer Geoff Dyer

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The Value of Nothing

How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, is an activist and an academic who has been hailed as "a visionary" for his prescience about the food crisis and...

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The Value of Nothing

How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, is an activist and an academic who has been hailed as "a visionary" for his prescience about the food crisis and...

"...Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, is an activist and an academic who has been hailed as "a visionary" for his prescience about the food crisis and.... "A deeply though-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine   Opening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing th..."

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The Meadow

An American Library Association Notable Book In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year...

"...An American Library Association Notable Book In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year.... An American Library Association Notable Book In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, and the few people who do not possess but are themselves pos..."

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“This arresting debut collection of stories decisively establishes Mr. Tower as a writer of uncommon talent.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times...

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Hand to Mouth

A Chronicle of Early Failure

Paul Auster’s Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure is a fascinating and often funny memoir about his early years as a writer struggling to be...

Paul Auster Paul Auster

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A Tragic Honesty

The Life and Work of Richard Yates

Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard Yates has always exposed...

Blake Bailey

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“One of America’s finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London) “Shimmering stories that possess the...

Deborah Eisenberg Deborah Eisenberg

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What I Loved

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What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys...

"...What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys.... What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys the work; tracks down the artist, Bill Wechsler; and the two men embark on a life-long friendship. Leo's story, which spans twenty-five years, follows the growing involvement betw..."

Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt

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Sea of Poppies

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The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of...

"...The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of.... The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [London]). At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across ..."

Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh

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A Picador trade paperback original: a mischievous, lyrically written novel about discovering the little fictions and compounded mysteries that lie between...

Deirdre Madden

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The Tricking of Freya

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In this moving novel, a family secret leads a disenchanted young woman back into her family’s immigrant past—in Canada and Iceland—to recall her own childhood...

"...In this moving novel, a family secret leads a disenchanted young woman back into her family’s immigrant past—in Canada and Iceland—to recall her own childhood.... A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical landscape, language, and history of Iceland.   Freya Morris is living in New York, far removed from her family and her past, when she is summoned back to the formative place of her youth, a remote Canadian village called Gimli, where her Icela..."

Christina Sunley Christina Sunley

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Wolf Hall

A Novel

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political...

Hilary Mantel Hilary Mantel

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