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Bitter Grounds

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Winner of the 1998 American Book Award Spanning the years between 1932 and 1977, this beautifully told epic is set in the heart of El Salvador, where...

Sandra Benitez

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Bombay Time

A Novel

At the wedding of a young man from a middle-class apartment building in Bombay, the men and women of this unique community gather together and look back on...

Thrity Umrigar Thrity Umrigar

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Dervishes

A Novel

The richly textured, panoramic story of an American mother and daughter stuck in the expatriate community of Ankara, Turkey, in 1975--each of them trying to...

"...The richly textured, panoramic story of an American mother and daughter stuck in the expatriate community of Ankara, Turkey, in 1975--each of them trying to.... The richly textured, panoramic story of an American mother and daughter stuck in the expatriate community of Ankara, Turkey, in 1975--each of them trying to discover a life in the larger world, each in way over her head   When she is twelve years old, Canada moves with her mother and father to Ankara, Turkey, where her father has been s..."

Beth Helms Beth Helms

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Fieldwork

A Novel

When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, planning to enjoy himself and work as little as possible. But one...

Mischa Berlinski Mischa Berlinski

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GraceLand

A Novel

"A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin...

Chris Abani Chris Abani

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The Marchesa

A Novel

From the award-winning and internationally acclaimed author of The Almond Picker comes this sumptuous family saga set in nineteenth-century Sicily. Costanza...

By Alastair McEwen and Simonetta Agnello Hornby

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Someone to Run With

A Novel

The story of a lost dog, and the discovery of first love on the streets of Jerusalem are portrayed here with a gritty realism that is as fresh as it is...

By David Grossman, Vered Almog and Maya Gurantz

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Summerland

A Novel

They were society’s golden ones, endowed with the privileges of youth and wealth, bred to live in a world of limitless possibility, but none of this...

Malcolm Knox

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The White Mary

A Novel

Marika Vecera is a young war reporter, recently back from the Congo and venturing into the first serious relationship of her life, when she hears the news that...

Kira Salak Kira Salak

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The White Bone

A Novel

A thrilling journey into the minds of African elephants as they struggle to survive. If, as many recent nonfiction bestsellers have revealed, animals...

Barbara Gowdy Barbara Gowdy

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Middlesex

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"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near...

Jeffrey Eugenides Jeffrey Eugenides

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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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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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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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The Bellini Madonna

A Novel

A sophisticated, stylishly written art mystery that reels from the lush English countryside to the lovely hill towns of Italy--an author interview, discussion...

Elizabeth Lowry Elizabeth Lowry

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Dancer

A Novel

Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's...

Colum McCann Colum McCann

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The Saturday Wife

With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with...

Naomi Ragen Naomi Ragen

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The Genizah at the House of Shepher

A Novel

Winner of the 2007 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature (Jewish Book Council) Winner of the 2006 Ribalow Prize (Hadassah Magazine), Shortlisted for the...

Tamar Yellin Tamar Yellin

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The Sacrifice of Tamar

Tamar Finegold is twenty-one years old, the happy, beautiful bride of a rising young Rabbi in one of Brooklyn's insulated, ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. ...

Naomi Ragen Naomi Ragen

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Sotah

Beautiful, fragile Dina Reich, a young woman in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox haredi enclave, stands accused of the community’s most unforgivable sin: adultery. ...

Naomi Ragen Naomi Ragen

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The End of East

A Novel

In the tradition of Amy Tan and Jhumpa Lahiri, a moving portrait of three generations of family living in Vancouver's Chinatown From Knopf Canada's New...

"...In the tradition of Amy Tan and Jhumpa Lahiri, a moving portrait of three generations of family living in Vancouver's Chinatown From Knopf Canada's New.... In the tradition of Amy Tan and Jhumpa Lahiri, a moving portrait of three generations of family living in Vancouver's Chinatown   From Knopf Canada's New Face of Fiction program--launching grounds for Yann Martel's Life of Pi and Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees--comes this powerfully evocative novel.   At age eighteen, Seid Quan is ..."

Jen Sookfong Lee Jen Sookfong Lee

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A dazzling debut novel about the power of love and language... Li Jing, a successful, happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai...

"...A dazzling debut novel about the power of love and language... Li Jing, a successful, happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai.... A dazzling debut novel about the power of love and language... Li Jing, a successful, happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai when a gas explosion shatters the building. A shard of glass neatly pierces Li Jing's forehead—obliterating his ability to speak Chinese. The only words that emerge from his mouth are fal..."

Ruiyan Xu

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The Barbarian Nurseries

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Boston Globe Best Fiction Book of 2011 The great panoramic social novel that Los Angeles deserves—a...

Héctor Tobar Héctor Tobar

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