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What Was Lost

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2007

by Catherine O'Flynn

A tender and sharply observant debut novel about a missing young girl—winner of the Costa First Novel Award and long-listed for the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and The Guardian First Book Award

In the 1980s,...


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...


Everyman

PEN/Faulkner Award 2007

by Philip Roth

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The best-selling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from "one family's harrowing encounter...


The Gathering

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2008, Man Booker Prize 2007

by Anne Enright

Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh...


The Outlander

Hammett Prize 2007

by Gil Adamson

In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her...


Mister Pip

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2008, Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2007

by Lloyd Jones

In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.

On a...


Half of a Yellow Sun

Women's Prize for Fiction 2007

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria...


The Lizard Cage

Women's Prize for New Writers 2007

by Karen Connelly

Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly’s debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his...


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2007, Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2007

by Junot Diaz

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most...


Rabbit Hole

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2007

by DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now a major motion picture.


Sweetness in the Belly

Trillium Book Award 2006

by Camilla Gibb

Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner, Camilla Gibb’s widely praised new novel is a poignant and intensely atmospheric look beyond the stereotypes of Islam. After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly...


The Law of Dreams: A  Novel

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2006

by Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams tells the story of a young man's epic passage from innocence to experience during The Great Famine in Ireland of 1847.

     On his odyssey through Ireland and Britain, and across the Atlantic...


Moses, Citizen And Me

Orwell Book Prize 2006

by Delia Jarrett-Macauley

When Julia flies in to war-scarred Sierra Leone from London, she is apprehensive about seeing her Uncle Moses for the first time in twenty years. But nothing could have prepared her for her encounter with her...