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Half in Love: Stories

by Maile Meloy

Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy's stories introduce a striking talent. Most are set in the modern American West, made vivid and unexpected in Meloy's...


Harem: A Novel

by Dora Levy Mossanen

Rich in visual imagery, Harem vividly depicts the exotic bazaars and dangerous alleys of the city and palace chambers brimming with conspiracy and betrayal—as well as love and redemption.

A seductive and intriguing...


The Trek and Other Stories

by Lawrence Hoba

Much has been said over the last decade about the forcible eviction of the white farmers in Zimbabwe, less about the plight of the farm-workers, while the voice of the new settlers, and militia manipulated for...


The Jade Peony

Trillium Book Award 1996

by Wayson Choy

Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and ‘40s provides the setting for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid and intense reminiscences of the three younger children of an immigrant family. They...


Three's a Crowd

by Dianne Blacklock

"Well, we're different, we lead such different lives. I'm not sure how we'll go now without Annie. She was like Carrie, you know, in Sex and the City. Annie was our Carrie."

Without Annie, friends Catherine,...


Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 1996

by Vikram Chandra

Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students...


Going in Style

by ROBERT GROSSBACH

Based on the 1979 film written by Martin Brest, this novel tells the story of three friends living on the dole who decide to organize a bank robbery.


Fortunate Lives: A Novel

by Robb Forman Dew

The Howells family are revisited in the summer of 1991. David, 18, is preparing to go to Harvard and Sarah is now 13. A young woman, Netta Breckenridge, enters the family's lives and creates a fragile domesticity...


The Journal of Antonia Montoya

by Rick Collignon

We are proud to reintroduce the classic first novel by the author of Madewell Brown.

When little José Montoya’s parents are killed one August morning by a cow, his Tia Ramona and his Tio Flavio are troubled...


Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay

by Annie Proulx, Larry Mcmurtry & Diana Ossana

Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece.

Brokeback Mountain was originally...


Charming Billy

National Book Award for Fiction 1998

by Alice Mcdermott

Alice McDermott tells the story of Billy Lynch within the complex matrix of a tightly knit Irish American community, in a voice that is resonant and full of deep feeling. Charming Billy is a masterpiece about...


At Weddings and Wakes

by Alice Mcdermott

The three children of an Irish-American family in Long Island are witnesses to the cycles of dissatisfaction, bitterness and recurring affection that make up the lives of their extended family. A tender, sad...


The Journey of Little Gandhi

by Elias Khoury & Paula Haydar

"Los Angeles has Joan Didion and Raymond Chandler, and Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk. The beautiful, resilient city of Beirut belongs to Khoury."--Laila Lalami, Los Angeles Times

From the author of Gate of the Sun and...


Sicilian Tragedee

by Ottavio Cappellani & Frederika Randall

Balding, forty-something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up-and-coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London’s financial world loves. He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta,...


The Ice Cream Army

by Jessica Gregson

Following an arduous and tragic sea journey to Australia, Hamil travels into the outback to find work and is taken in by a fellow Turkish immigrant. Initially they are widely accepted into the community as ice...


The Ministry of Special Cases

by Nathan Englander

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace.

 

Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral...


Checker and the Derailleurs: A Novel

by Lionel Shriver

Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves,...


Sky Burial

by Xinran

It was 1994 when Xinran, a journalist and the internationally acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet a woman who had just crossed the border...


Friendly Fire: A Duet

by A. B. Yehoshua & Stuart Schoffman

A long-married couple are spending an unaccustomed week apart. Daniella has flown from Tel Aviv to East Africa to mourn the death of her older sister with her brother-in-law Yirmiyahu, a retired diplomat. In...