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Scenes from Early Life

Ondaatje Prize 2013

by Philip Hensher

From the Man Booker–short-listed author of The Northern Clemency, a family and a nation—Bangladesh—are forged through storytelling, conversation, jokes, feuds, blood, songs, bravery, and sacrifice

In late...


The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013

by Adam Johnson

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen...


Narcopolis: A Novel

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013

by Jeet Thayil

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

 

Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis across three decades. A rich, hallucinatory...


Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel

Bellwether Prize 2012

by Susan Nussbaum

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum's powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers-alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy-except that they live in an institution for juveniles...


The Innocents

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2012

by Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** *** Winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the 2013 Sam Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, and the 2012 National Jewish...


The Purchase: A Novel

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2012

by Linda Spalding

Winner of Canada's 2012 Governor General's Award for Fiction

 

In this provocative and starkly beautiful historical novel, a Quaker family moves from Pennsylvania to the Virginia frontier, where slaves are the...


The Yellow Birds: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2013, Guardian First Book Award 2012

by Kevin Powers

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of...


The Land of Decoration

Desmond Elliott Prize 2012

by Grace McCleen

A mesmerizing debut about a young girl whose steadfast belief and imagination bring everything she once held dear into treacherous balanceIn Grace McCleen's harrowing, powerful debut, she introduces an unforgettable...


The Sojourn

Chautauqua Prize 2012

by Andrew Krivak

A stunning debut novel of brutality and survival on the Southern Front of World War I.


Maidenhead

Believer Book Award 2012

by Tamara Berger

"Like Anaïs Nin, Berger pays little attention to what is expected of a woman writing smut." – Globe and Mail


The Sly Company of People Who Care

Ondaatje Prize 2012

by Rahul Bhattacharya

In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful,...


The Garden of Evening Mists

Walter Scott Prize 2013, Man Asian Literary Prize 2012

by Tan Twan Twan Eng

Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese...


Even the Dogs

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012

by Jon McGregor

David Mitchell meets Irvine Welsh in this darkly beautiful and daringly creative novel by two-time Booker Prize nominee Jon McGregor.


Blooms of Darkness: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012

by Aharon Appelfeld

**WINNER OF THE 2012 INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE**

A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting,...


Birds of Paradise: A Novel

Arab American Book Award for Fiction 2012

by Diana Abu-Jaber

“A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to...


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2012

by Ben Fountain & Oliver Wyman

A finalist for the National Book Award!

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal"—three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded...


The Round House

National Book Award for Fiction 2012

by Louise Erdrich

National Book Award Winner

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant...


Bent Road: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2012

by Lori Roy

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against...


The Buddha in the Attic

PEN/Faulkner Award 2012

by Julie Otsuka

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction

National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

A New York Times Notable Book

A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine...


Wild Abandon: A Novel

Encore Award 2011

by Joe Dunthorne

At a once vibrant communal-living property in the British countryside, back-to-basics fervor has given way to a vague discontent. A place that once buzzed with activity, from the polytunnels to the pottery shed,...