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The Quiet Girl

by Peter Høeg & Nadia Christensen

Set in Denmark in the here and now, The Quiet Girl centers around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted...


The History of Danish Dreams

by Peter Høeg & Barbara Haveland

Through a series of vividly imaginative and wildly colorful characters, Hoeg gives us a very different account of the twentieth century, which in Denmark encompasses the transition from a medieval society to...


The Night of the Comet: A Novel

by George Bishop

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

From the acclaimed author of Letter to My Daughter comes an engrossing coming-of-age tale that deftly conveys the hopes and heartaches of adolescence...


A Marker to Measure Drift

by Alexander Maksik

A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past. 

On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at...


Race Across the Sky: A Novel

by Derek Sherman

Who would you run one hundred miles for?

Caleb Oberest is an ultramarathon runner, who severed all ties to his family to race brutal 100-mile marathons across mountains. Shane Oberest is a sales rep for a  cutting-edge...


So Big

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1925

by Edna Ferber

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber's greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago. It is the unforgettable story of Selina Peake DeJong, a...


My Days

by R. K. Narayan

"I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work...


Saratoga Trunk

by Edna Ferber

The basis for the classic film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, Saratoga Trunk unfolds the story of Clio Dulaine, an ambitious Creole beauty who more than meets her match in Clint Maroon, a handsome...


Giant

by Edna Ferber

This sweeping tale captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of...


Madhouse Fog: A Novel

by Sean Carswell

With explorations into the unconscious and literary noir, Madhouse Fog exists next door to the reality in which we live.


Nothing Like the Sun

by Anthony Burgess

“Shakespeare in his own stirring times . . . suffering or triumphant with the day’s news. . . . Brilliant.”—Times Literary Supplement A magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare’s love life, following...


Tremor of Intent

by Anthony Burgess

A brilliantly funny spy novel, this morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, and treachery. From the author of the ground-breaking A Clockwork Orange. Denis Hillier is an...


Brewster: A Novel

by Mark Slouka

A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice: Best Adult Books for Young Adults

A powerful story about an unforgettable friendship between two teenage boys and their hopes for escape from a dead-end town. The year is 1968....


Honey for the Bears

by Anthony Burgess

"There are so few genuinely entertaining novels around that we ought to cheer whenever one turns up. Continuous, fizzing energy. . . .Honey for the Bears is a triumph."—Kingsley Amis, New York Times A sharply...


The Purgatory Press / After the End

by John Culbert

An ambitious publisher goes bankrupt, leaving behind a catalogue of extraordinary and improbable books. The characters in After the End all confront, in different ways, the question: what happens once everything...


The Assistant

by Robert Walser & Susan Bernofsky

The Assistant by Robert Walser—who was admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, Walter Benjamin, and W. G. Sebald—is now presented in English for the very first time. Robert Walser is an overwhelmingly original...


The Cannibal: A Novel

by John Hawkes

The Cannibal was John Hawkes's first novel, published in 1949. "No synopsis conveys the quality of this now famous novel about an hallucinated Germany in collapse after World War II. John Hawkes, in his search...


Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

by Robert Eaglestone

Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone...


And Sons: A Novel

by David Gilbert

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post • The New Yorker • Esquire • The Austin Chronicle • Kansas City Star • The Guardian (UK) • BookPage • Flavorwire • Bookish

“[A]...


On the Come Up: A Novel, Based on a True Story

by Hannah Weyer

Based on a true story, an impassioned and propulsive debut novel about a headstrong girl from Far Rockaway, Queens, who is trying to find her place in the world

Written in an urban vernacular that’s electrifying...