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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

I Am Not Sidney Poitier is 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 Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2009

by Michael Dahlie

"A tour filled with moments of grace and angst, and an overwhelming sense that compassion matters." -Minneapolis Star TribuneArthur Camden's greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases, making coleslaw,...


Woodsburner: A Novel

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2009

by John Pipkin

Set against the backdrop of a devastating forest fire that Henry David Thoreau accidentally set in 1844, John Pipkin's novel brilliantly illuminates the mind of the young philosopher at a formative moment in...


The Boat to Redemption: A Novel

Man Asian Literary Prize 2009

by Su Tong & Howard Goldblatt

In the peaceable, river-side village of Milltown, Secretary Ku has fallen into disgrace. It has been officially proven that he is not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a...


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....


Brooklyn: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2009

by Colm Toibin

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín's sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.

Eilis...