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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.

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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    • Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Joan Didion
      Picador

    • Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

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      • Physical Book
  • Nickel and Dimed
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    • Nickel and Dimed

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Barbara Ehrenreich
      Picador

    • Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Regarding the Pain of Others
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    • Regarding the Pain of Others

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Susan Sontag
      Picador

    • Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Giving Up the Ghost
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    • Giving Up the Ghost

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Hilary Mantel
      Picador

    • Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Housekeeping
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    • Housekeeping

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Marilynne Robinson
      Picador

    • "These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers!" - Metro

      "Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Jesus' Son
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    • Jesus' Son

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Denis Johnson
      Picador

    • "These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers!" - Metro

      "Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Steppenwolf
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    • Steppenwolf

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Hermann Hesse; Translated by Basil Creighton; Revised by Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz
      Picador

    • "These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers!" - Metro

      "Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Virgin Suicides
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    • The Virgin Suicides

    • Picador Modern Classics
      Jeffrey Eugenides
      Picador

    • "These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers!" - Metro

      "Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

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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

Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the author of  books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

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Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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Alice McDermott

Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of Purity and four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project, all published by FSG. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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