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November 1916

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & H. T. Willetts

The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly unmarked by seismic events, but beneath the surface, society seethed fiercely. In Petrograd, luxury-store windows are still brightly lit; the Duma debates the...


August 1914

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & H. T. Willetts

In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new...


In the Wolf's Mouth

by Adam Foulds

A new novel by the author Julian Barnes called “one of the best British writers to emerge in the last decade”

Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, In the Wolf’s Mouth follows the...


Hild

by Nicola Griffith

A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild

In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion...


The Volcano Lover

by Susan Sontag

Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical...


The Secret of Santa Vittoria

by Robert Crichton

In the last days of World War II, German forces are sent to occupy the Italian hill town, Santa Vittoria, and claim its great treasure: one million bottles of the Santa Vittoria wine that is its lifeblood. The...


The Camerons

by Robert Crichton

On her 16th birthday, Maggie Drum sets out from the grimy streets of her Scottish coalmining town to find a man of pride, independence and spirit fit enough to be her husband.  She finds her man in Gillon Cameron,...


The Art of Joy

by Goliarda Sapienza, Anne Milano Appel & Angelo Pellegrino

The tumultuous twentieth century, told through the life of a single extraordinary woman

Rejected by a series of publishers, abandoned in a chest for twenty years, Goliarda Sapienza’s masterpiece, The Art of...


The Whispering Muse

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb

Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons...


From the Mouth of the Whale

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb

From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn’s horn, poor folk...


The Blue Fox

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb

Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter’s territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for...


Jacob's Folly

by Rebecca Miller

A luminous novel—funny and moving in equal measure—that shines with the author’s unique talents

Jacob’s Folly is a rollicking, ingenious, saucy book, brimful of sparkling, unexpected characters, that...


The Right-Hand Shore

by Christopher Tilghman

A masterful novel that confronts the dilemmas of race, family, and forbidden love in the wake of America’s Civil War

Fifteen years after the publication of his acclaimed novel Mason’s Retreat, Christopher...


HHhH

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor

HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”. The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the “Butcher of Prague.” He was feared...


Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

by Friedrich Christian Delius & Jamie Bulloch

In Rome one January afternoon in 1943, a young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church. The war is for her little more than a daydream, until she realizes that her husband...


The Druggist of Auschwitz

by Dieter Schlesak & John Hargraves

Dieter Schlesak’s haunting novel The Druggist of Auschwitz—beautifully translated from the German by John Hargraves—is a frighteningly vivid portrayal of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of criminal...


The Way to Paradise

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer

A New York Times Notable Book

Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844,...


Ghost Light

by Joseph O'Connor

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that Synge, the author of The Playboy of the...


The True Memoirs of Little K

by Adrienne Sharp

Exiled in Paris, tiny, one-hundred-year-old Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs before all that she believes to be true is forgotten. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly...


The Long Song

Walter Scott Prize 2011

by Andrea Levy

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA

Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed...