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The End

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2009

by Salvatore Scibona

An incredible debut and National Book Award-nominated novel?it?s ?Memento meets Augie March. Didion meets Hitchcock? (Esquire).

It is August 15, 1953, the day of a boisterous and unwieldy street carnival in...


Beauty

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2009

by Raphael Selbourne

Beauty - in both name and appearance - is a twenty-year-old Bangladeshi, back in

England having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Forced onto

the jobseeker's treadmill and under extreme...


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 Tribune Arthur Camden’s greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases,...


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...


Wolf Hall

Walter Scott Prize 2010, Man Booker Prize 2009, National Book Critics Circle Award 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...


The Manual of Detection: A Novel

Hammett Prize 2009

by Jedediah Berry

"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka." --The New Yorker

Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet...


The Children's Book

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2009

by A.S. Byatt

From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family.

 

When children’s book author Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching...


The Slap: A Novel

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2009

by Christos Tsiolkas

Soon to be an NBC event series directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Zachary Quinto.

In this powerful and riveting novel, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly...


A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2009

by Mohammed Hanif

A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic debut about love, betrayal, tyranny, family, and a conspiracy...


Netherland: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2009, Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2009

by Joseph O'Neill

New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year 

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon...


Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2009

by Elizabeth Strout

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NOW AN HBO MINISERIES

In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives...