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Sarah Crichton Books

Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publishes a wide variety of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. From A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah’s bestselling memoir of his time as a boy soldier, to Roy Blount’s witty celebration of words, Alphabet Juice, to Jason Goodwin’s mystery series set in 1830s Istanbul and featuring a eunuch detective, Sarah Crichton Books offers books to engage and delight all readers.

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The Three Weissmanns of Westport

A Novel

Jane Austen’s beloved Sense and Sensibility has moved to Westport, Connecticut, in this enchanting modern-day homage to the classic novel When Joseph...

Cathleen Schine Cathleen Schine

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The Bellini Card

A Novel

Investigator Yashim travels to Venice in the latest installment of the Edgar® Award–winning author Jason Goodwin’s captivating series Jason Goodwin’s first...

Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin

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Old City Hall

A Novel

“Breathtaking . . . A tightly woven spiderweb of plot and a rich cast of characters make this a truly gripping read.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bodies...

Robert Rotenberg

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Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person—their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the...

Leanne Shapton Leanne Shapton

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Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

Nunavut tigummiun! Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who...

William L. Iggiagruk Hensley William L. Iggiagruk Hensley

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The Third Chapter

Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50

In the twenty-first century, a developmental phase of life is emerging as significant and distinct, capturing our interest, engaging our curiosity, and...

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

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The End of My Addiction

"After years of battling uncontrollable addiction, I have achieved the supposedly impossible: complete freedom from craving." Dr. Olivier Ameisen was a...

Olivier Ameisen, M.D. Olivier Ameisen, M.D.

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Alphabet Juice

The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

Ali G: How many words does you know? Noam Chomsky: Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them. Ali G: What is some of 'em? —Da Ali G...

Roy Blount Jr. Roy Blount Jr.

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The Silver Linings Playbook

A Novel

An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory...

Matthew Quick Matthew Quick

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The Ghost in Love

A Novel

“I envy anyone who has yet to enjoy the sexy, eerie, and addictive novels of Jonathan Carroll. They are delicious treats—with devilish tricks inside...

Jonathan Carroll Jonathan Carroll

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Apples and Oranges

My Brother and Me, Lost and Found

To be sure, some brothers and sisters have relationships that are easy. But oh, some relationships can be fraught. Confusing, too: How can two people share the...

Marie Brenner Marie Brenner

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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...

Roxana Robinson Roxana Robinson

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A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life. “Why did you leave Sierra Leone?” “Because there is a war.” “You mean,...

Ishmael Beah Ishmael Beah

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A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life. “Why did you leave Sierra Leone?” “Because there is a war.” “You mean,...

Ishmael Beah Ishmael Beah

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The Snake Stone

A Novel

The captivating return of Yashim, the eunuch investigator from the intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written" (The Times, London) bestseller The...

Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin

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The Janissary Tree

A Novel

When Jason Goodwin explored the Ottoman Empire in Lords of the Horizons, The New York Times Book Review hailed it as “a work of dazzling beauty…the rare coming...

Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin

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Against Happiness

In Praise of Melancholy

Americans are addicted to happiness. When we’re not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read...

Eric G. Wilson Eric G. Wilson

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Against Happiness

In Praise of Melancholy

We are addicted to happiness. More than any other generation, Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we’re supposed to be...

"...We are addicted to happiness. More than any other generation, Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we’re supposed to be.... We are addicted to happiness. More than any other generation, Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we’re supposed to be happy? In Against Happiness, the scholar Eric G. Wilson argues that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of great literature, painting, music, and innov..."

Eric G. Wilson Eric G. Wilson

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Was She Pretty?

A SINGULAR EXPLORATION OF MODERN LOVE AND ALL ITS DEMONS, IN WORDS AND DRAWINGS In this brilliant gem of a book, artist/writer Leanne Shapton weaves...

Leanne Shapton Leanne Shapton

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The New Yorkers

A Novel

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Inspired by her account in The New Yorker of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author...

Cathleen Schine Cathleen Schine

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Acceptance

A Novel

A comic chronicle of a year in the life in the college admissions cycle. It’s spring break of junior year and the college admissions hysteria is setting...

Susan Coll Susan Coll

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The Religion

A Novel

This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a book that the breath is sucked right out of us. Brace yourselves. May 1565. Suleiman the...

Tim Willocks Tim Willocks

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The Old Way

A Story of the First People

One of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots—and the roots of life as we know it When...

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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Only Connect

The Way to Save Our Schools

An inspiring new vision for America's public schools from one of the nation's top educators American fourth graders score twelfth in the world in math skills,...

"...An inspiring new vision for America's public schools from one of the nation's top educators American fourth graders score twelfth in the world in math skills,.... An inspiring new vision for America's public schools from one of the nation's top educators   American fourth graders score twelfth in the world in math skills, after Latvia and Hungary. Our eighth graders are fifteenth, below Malaysia and Slovakia. And by the time they’re fifteen years old, our students have slipped off the map—to tw..."

By Dr. Rudolph Crew and Thomas Dyja

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