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Novel About My Wife

Believer Book Award 2008

by Emily Perkins

A terrified young husband narrates this taut Gothic thriller about his gorgeous wife's descent into madness-a stunning, suspenseful novel from a rising literary star


Ilustrado

Man Asian Literary Prize 2008

by Miguel Syjuco

Garnering international prizes and acclaim before its publication, Ilustrado has been called “brilliantly conceived and stylishly executed . . .It is also ceaselessly entertaining, frequently raunchy, and...


Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2008

by Lawrence Hill

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail."—Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review


The New Moon's Arms

Prix Aurora Best novel 2008

by Nalo Hopkinson

First it's her mother's missing gold brooch. Then, a blue and white dish she hasn't seen in years. Followed by an entire grove of cashew trees.

When objects begin appearing out of nowhere, Calamity knows that...


The Butt

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008

by Will Self

"John Gray meets Joseph Conrad, Apocalypse Now meets Graham Greene, Russell Hoban meets Mad Max, J. G . Ballard meets himself. From the flip of the butt onward, Sartre presides over it all."-Guardian


A Golden Age

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2008

by Tahmima Anam

Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War...


The Road Home: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2008

by Rose Tremain

In the wake of factory closings and his beloved wife's death, Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to London, seeking work to support his mother and his little daughter. After a spell of homelessness, he finds...


The Great Man

PEN/Faulkner Award 2008

by Kate Christensen

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. As his obituary notes, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, their son, Ethan, and his sister,...


Shadow Country

National Book Award for Fiction 2008

by Peter Matthiessen

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length...


Paula Spencer

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2007

by Roddy Doyle

"Pure, undiluted pleasure" (The Washington Post) from Booker Prize- winning author Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The...


A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2007

by Janna Levin

Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems sent shivers through Vienna’s intellectual circles and directly challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein’s dominant philosophy. Alan Turing’s mathematical genius helped him...


No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2007

by Dinaw Mengestu

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington,...


Like You'd Understand, Anyway: Stories

Story Prize 2007

by Jim Shepard

Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen—“Here is the effect of these two books,” wrote the Chicago Tribune: “A reader finishes them buzzing with awe”—Jim Shepard now gives...


Be Near Me

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2007

by Andrew O'Hagan

"Always trust a stranger," said David’s mother when he returned from Rome. "It’s the people you know who let you down."

Half a life later, David is Father Anderton, a Catholic priest with a small parish...


The Book of Chameleons: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2007

by Jose Eduardo Agualusa & Daniel Hahn

Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this...


Remainder

Believer Book Award 2007

by Tom Mccarthy

A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.

Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions...


In the Country of Men

Arab American Book Award for Fiction 2007

by Hisham Matar

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Hisham Matar's Anatomy of a Disappearance.

Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins...


Wolf Totem: A Novel

Man Asian Literary Prize 2007

by Jiang Rong

China's runaway bestseller and winner of the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize

Published in China in 2004, Wolf Totem has broken all sales records, selling millions of copies (along with millions more on the...


Tree of Smoke

National Book Award for Fiction 2007

by Denis Johnson

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the...