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Prague: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2002

by Arthur Phillips

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica.

A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally...


The Elementary Particles

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002

by Michel Houellebecq

An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence....


The Lovely Bones

Bram Stoker Award for First Novel 2002

by Alice Sebold

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. The Lovely Bones is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for...


Three Junes: A novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2002

by Julia Glass

An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod,...


The Book of Dead Birds

Bellwether Prize 2002

by Gayle Brandeis

Ava Sing Lo has been accidentally killing her mother's birds since she was a little girl. Now in her twenties, Ava leaves her native San Diego for the Salton Sea, where she volunteers to help environmental activists...


Atonement: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2002

by Ian Mcewan

The novel opens on a sweltering summer day in 1935 at the Tallis family’s mansion in the Surrey countryside. Thirteen-year-old Briony has written a play in honor of the visit of her adored older brother Leon;...


Bel Canto

PEN/Faulkner Award 2002, Women's Prize for Fiction 2002

by Ann Patchett

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano,...


Empire Falls

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2002

by Richard Russo

Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk, to his most recent, Straight Man—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims...


What Are You Like?: A Novel

Encore Award 2001

by Anne Enright

Anne Enright is one of the most exciting writers of Ireland's younger generation, a beguiling storyteller The Seattle Times has praised for "the ... way she writes about women ...their adventures to know who...


The Idea of Perfection

Women's Prize for Fiction 2001

by Kate Grenville

Harley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage...


An Obedient Father

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2001

by Akhil Sharma

Corrosive, funny, and frightening--one of the year's most absorbing first novels

"My general incompetence and laziness at work had been apparent for so long that I now think it was arrogant of Mr. Gupta to pick...


The Corrections

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2002, National Book Award for Fiction 2001

by Jonathan Franzen

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

An American Library Association Notable Book

Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work...


The Human Stain: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2001

by Philip Roth

It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire...


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2001

by Michael Chabon

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

 

The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay....


The Rotters' Club

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2001

by Jonathan Coe

Birmingham, England, c. 1973: industrial strikes, bad pop music, corrosive class warfare, adolescent angst, IRA bombings. Four friends: a class clown who stoops very low for a laugh; a confused artist enthralled...


Austerlitz

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2001

by W.G. Sebald & James Wood

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central...


True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel

Man Booker Prize 2001, Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2001

by Peter Carey

“I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain...


The Keepers of Truth: A Novel

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2000

by Michael Collins

The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the...


The Last Life: A Novel

Encore Award 2000

by Claire Messud

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old girl with a ruthless regard for truth, The Last Life is a beautifully told novel of lies and ghosts, love and honor. Set in colonial Algeria, and in the south of France and New...


English Passengers: A Novel

Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2000

by Matthew Kneale

In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter....