Picador Modern Classics

Picador Modern Classics presents contemporary masterpieces for a new generation. Each Picador Modern Classic is strikingly repackaged with French flaps, rough front edges, and a bold new cover design. Published with the reader in mind, each new edition will be a beautiful collector’s item for the longtime fan, and an exciting new discovery for the first-time reader.

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The Twenty-Seventh City
The Twenty-Seventh City

Picador Modern Classics

Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein

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25th Anniversary Edition Picador Modern Classics Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times....

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the novel Housekeeping, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson. A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a sp

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