Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Picador Modern Classics

For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

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Silence
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Silence

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Shusaku Endo; translated from the Japanese by William Johnston; and with a Foreword by Martin Scorsese
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Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver

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Housekeeping
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Housekeeping

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Marilynne Robinson
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Jesus' Son
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Jesus' Son

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Denis Johnson
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Steppenwolf
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Steppenwolf

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Hermann Hesse; Translated by Basil Creighton; Revised by Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz
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The Virgin Suicides
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The Virgin Suicides

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Jeffrey Eugenides
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Dancer
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Dancer

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Colum McCann
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Taking his inspiration from biographical facts, novelist Colum McCann tells the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna...

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Charming Billy
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Charming Billy

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Alice McDermott
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Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming...

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The Twenty-Seventh City
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The Twenty-Seventh City

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Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein
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25th Anniversary Edition
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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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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson--audiobook excerpt

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