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The Twin

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2010

by Gerbrand Bakker & David Colmer

When his twin brother dies in a car accident, Helmer is obliged to return to the small family farm. He resigns himself to taking over his brother's role and spending the rest of his days 'with his head under...


A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2010

by Brigid Pasulka

Whimsical, wise, beautiful, magical, and sometimes even heartbreaking, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through...


Brodeck: A novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010

by Philippe Claudel

A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily...


Next: A Novel

Believer Book Award 2010

by James Hynes & Jimmy Liao

One Man, one day, and a novel bursting with drama, comedy, and humanity.

Kevin Quinn is a standard-variety American male: middle-aged, liberal-leaning, self-centered, emotionally damaged, generally determined...


The Hand That First Held Mine

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2010

by Maggie O'farrell

Here Maggie O'Farrell brings us a spellbinding novel of two women connected across fifty years by art, love, betrayals, secrets, and motherhood. Like her acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, it is a "breathtaking,...


Solo

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2010

by Rana Dasgupta

A kaleidoscopic novel about the life and daydreams of Ulrich, a one hundred-year-old man from Bulgaria.


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall

The lives of four individuals—a dying painter, a blind girl, a landscape artist, and an art curator—intertwine across nearly five decades in this luminous and searching novel of extraordinary power. With...


Solar

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2010

by Ian Mcewan

Michael Beard is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and compulsive overeater) whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned...


Running the Rift

Bellwether Prize 2010

by Naomi Benaron

Running the Rift follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone...


The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

by Barbara Kingsolver

In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna...


Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2010

by Lucy Dillon

An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them.

Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her...


A Visit from the Goon Squad

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2011, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2010, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2010

by Jennifer Egan

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

A New York Times Book Review Best Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast,...


Disquiet

Encore Award 2009

by Julia Leigh

Olivia arrives at her mother?s chateau in rural France (the first time in more than a decade) with her two young children in tow. Soon the family is joined by Olivia?s brother Marcus and his wife Sophie?but...


The Bishop's Man: A Novel

Giller Prize 2009

by Linden MacIntyre

Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways...


Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton

Tim Winton is Australia’s best-loved novelist. His new work,Breath, is an extraordinary evocation of an adolescence spent resisting complacency, testing one’s limits against nature, finding like-minded souls,...


Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi: A Novel

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2009

by Geoff Dyer

A New York Times Notable Book

A Best Book of the Year: The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, and Time

In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets...


American Rust: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2009

by Philipp Meyer

The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son

BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.

Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is...


In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Story Prize 2009

by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction: a major literary debut that explores class, culture, power, and desire among the ruling and servant classes of Pakistan. Passing from the mannered drawing...


Man Gone Down: A Novel

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009

by Michael Thomas

On the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, the unnamed black narrator of Man Gone Down finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife and three children, and living in the bedroom of a friend’s six-year-old...


I Am Not Sidney Poitier

Believer Book Award 2009

by Percival Everett

An irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America

I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight....