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The Haunting of Maddy Clare

Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Simone St. James

Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned...


The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2013

by James McBride

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith

A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year

"A magnificent...


The Marlowe Papers

Desmond Elliott Prize 2013

by Ros Barber

Winner of the 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize

Longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction

You’re the author of the greatest plays of all time.

But nobody knows.

And if it gets out, you’re dead. On May 30,...


All That I Am: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2012

by Anna Funder

All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.

When eighteen-year-old...


Bring Up the Bodies

Man Booker Prize 2012, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2012

by Hilary Mantel

Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of...


On Canaan's Side: A Novel

Walter Scott Prize 2012

by Sebastian Barry

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a mesmerizing new novel from the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture

A first-person narrative of Lilly Bere’s life, On Canaan’s Side opens as the eighty-five-year-old...


The Song of Achilles

Women's Prize for Fiction 2012

by Madeline Miller

The legend begins...

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best...


The Long Song

Walter Scott Prize 2011

by Andrea Levy

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA

Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed...


The Lotus Eaters

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2010

by Tatjana Soli

A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. 

On a stifling day in...


The Mistress of Nothing: A Novel

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2009

by Kate Pullinger

The American debut of an award-winning novel about a lady’s maid’s awakening as she journeys from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted far reaches of Egypt’s Nile Valley

When Lady Duff Gordon,...


Wolf Hall

Walter Scott Prize 2010, Man Booker Prize 2009, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2009

by Hilary Mantel

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 power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster....


A Golden Age

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2008

by Tahmima Anam

Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War...


Wolf Totem: A Novel

Man Asian Literary Prize 2007

by Jiang Rong

China's runaway bestseller and winner of the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize

Published in China in 2004, Wolf Totem has broken all sales records, selling millions of copies (along with millions more on the...


A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

RITA Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements 2007

by Laurien Gardner

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


A Long Long Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2006

by Sebastian Barry

Praised as a “master storyteller” (The Wall Street Journal) and hailed for his “flawless use of language” (Boston Herald), Irish author and playwright Sebastian Barry has created a powerful new novel...


White Ghost Girls

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2006

by Alice Greenway

Summer 1967. The turmoil of the Maoist revolution is spilling over into Hong Kong and causing unrest as war rages in neighboring Vietnam. White Ghost Girls is the story of Frankie and Kate, two American sisters...


The Hummingbird's Daughter: A Novel

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2006

by Luis Alberto Urrea

This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate...


March

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2006

by Geraldine Brooks

From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power...


A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2005

by Marina Lewycka

With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a writer who can capture the unchanging verities of family. When an elderly and newly widowed...


Europe Central

National Book Award for Fiction 2005

by William Vollmann

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA