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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...


Seating Arrangements

Dylan Thomas Prize 2012, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2012

by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements is a stunning debut, an irresistible social satire that is also an unforgettable meditation on the persistence of hope, the yearning for connection, and the promise...


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...


The Surrendered

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2011

by Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee, the bestselling and award-winning author of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and Aloft returns with his most ambitious novel yet-a spellbinding story of how love and war echo through an entire...


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,...


Stiltsville: A Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Susanna Daniel

One sunny morning in 1969, near the end of her first trip to Miami, twenty-six-year-old Frances Ellerby finds herself in a place called Stiltsville, a community of houses built on pilings in the middle of Biscayne...


That Deadman Dance

Miles Franklin Award 2011

by Kim Scott

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the South East Asia and Pacific Region Acclaimed Australian writer Kim Scott draws on his Aboriginal heritage in a sweeping novel that reimagines the story of colonizer...


The Sisters Brothers

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2011

by Patrick Dewitt

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it....


The Madonnas of Echo Park: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2011

by Brando Skyhorse

We slipped into this country like thieves, onto the land that once was ours.

With these words, spoken by an illegal Mexican day laborer, The Madonnas of Echo Park takes us into the unseen world of Los Angeles,...


Half-Blood Blues

Giller Prize 2011

by Esi Edugyan

Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Man Booker Prize Finalist 2011

An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction

Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers,...


Red April: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011

by Santiago Roncagliolo

A chilling political thriller set at the end of Peru's grim war between Shining Path terrorists and a morally bankrupt government counterinsurgency.

 

Associate District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is...


Lamb

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2011

by Bonnie Nadzam

Winner of the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

Lamb traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of...


Please Look After Mom

Man Asian Literary Prize 2011

by Kyung-Sook Shin

A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea—a magnificent English-language debut poised to become an international sensation—this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother,...


You & Me

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2011

by Padgett Powell

The cult hit The Interrogative Mood—a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon.com, GQ, The Believer, Time OutNew York, and elsewhere—reminded readers that Padgett Powell is one of the enduring stars of...


Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2011

by Christie Watson

Winner of the 2011 Costa First Novel Award

When their mother catches their father with another woman, twelve year-old Blessing and her fourteen-year-old brother, Ezikiel, are forced to leave their comfortable...


Luminarium

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2011

by Alex Shakar

Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of a burgeoning New York City software company devoted to the creation of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in the summer of 2006, as two wars rage and...


Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2011

by Gary Shteyngart

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

 

SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San...


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

Melissa Nathan 2011

by Helen Simonson

BONUS: This edition contains a Major Pettigrew's Last Stand discussion guide.

You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages,...


The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2011

by Tea Obreht

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s...