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The Emperor of Lies

A Novel

"Fiction of true moral force, brilliantly sustained and achieved...I find it difficult to think of any book that has had such an immediate and powerful impact...

By Steve Sem-Sandberg and Sarah Death

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Brookland

A Novel

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Book Review Favorite Book of the Year Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship...

Emily Barton Emily Barton

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The Empress of Weehawken

A Novel

At the end of what is (she cannot help observing) an extraordinary life, Elisabeth Rother has decided to write her memoirs. She recounts her narrow escape with...

Irene Dische Irene Dische

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The Ice Soldier

A Novel

After barely surviving his tour as a mountaineer in the Italian Alps of the Second World War, William Bromley settled down and made a quiet life for himself:...

Paul Watkins

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International Bestseller #1 U.K. Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller In the summer of 1909, Sigmund Freud...

Jed Rubenfeld

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The Judas Field

A Novel of the Civil War

After returning from the Civil War, Cass Wakefield means to live out the rest of his days in his hometown in Mississippi. But when a childhood friend asks him...

Howard Bahr

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Missy

A Novel

When Dol McQueen is given some valuable stolen goods to stash, the nineteen-year-old prostitute and opium user grabs the chance to start a new life and takes...

Chris Hannan Chris Hannan

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Mr. Mee

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year In this inventive novel, octogenarian book collector Mr. Mee discovers the Internet with life-changing results....

Andrew Crumey

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Out Stealing Horses

A Novel

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It...

By Per Petterson and Anne Born

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A Prayer for the Dying

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Set just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying is the story of a small Wisconsin town gripped by a mysterious, deadly epidemic, and one man desperate to...

Stewart O'Nan Stewart O'Nan

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Queenmaker

A Novel of King David's Queen

For over forty years, Michal lived and reigned in David’s court. She was the beautiful and proud daughter of King Saul and the prize David would risk his...

India Edghill India Edghill

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Sea of Poppies

A Novel

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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Spies

A Novel

The National Bestseller The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling...

Michael Frayn Michael Frayn

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To Siberia

A Novel

I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could...

By Per Petterson and Anne Born

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Triangle

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By the time she dies at age 106, Esther Gottesfeld, the last survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, has told the story of that day many times. But her own...

Katharine Weber

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Wisdom's Daughter

A Novel of Solomon and Sheba

Following Queenmaker, "her majestic debut" (People), India Edghill's Wisdom's Daughter is a vivid and assiduously researched rendition of the biblical tale of...

India Edghill India Edghill

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The Pianist

The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody...

Wladyslaw Szpilman

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The Red Tent

A Novel

A New York Times Bestseller A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary...

Anita Diamant Anita Diamant

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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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The House on Salt Hay Road

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Long Island, 1938. A fireworks factory explodes in a quiet coastal town. In the house on Salt Hay Road, Clay Poole is thrilled by the hole it’s blown in...

Carin Clevidence

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Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel From 1941 to 1947, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia. The Italian surrender that...

Goldie Goldbloom

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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...

Zachary Mason Zachary Mason

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Been Here a Thousand Years

A Novel

A vibrant, epic story concisely rendered in magical prose--weaves together the histories of a turbulent family and a tumultuous country.

By Venezia, Mariolina and Marina Harss

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Small Island

A Novel

Small Island has sold a million copies worldwide. This new edition of the award-winning novel ties in with the BBC /Masterpiece theatre adaptation, and the...

Andrea Levy Andrea Levy

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