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Sarah Fielding: Author of David Simple

by June Jameson

At a time in England when arranged marriages were commonplace, when the only respectable means of survival for aristocratic women without dowries were the ignominious positions of unpaid companions to affluent...


Greenville

by Dale Peck

In this novel based on real events, Dale Peck takes on the childhood of his father, Dale Peck Sr. Raised in poverty with seven brothers and sisters in suburban Long Island, terrorized by an abusive mother, Dale...


The Bridal Chair: A Novel

by Gloria Goldreich

"In prose as painterly and evocative as Chagall's own dazzling brushstrokes, Gloria Goldreich finely evokes one of the most significant masters of modern art through the discerning eyes of [his] loyally protective...


Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel

by Wallace Stegner

Blending fact with fiction in this masterful historical novel, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill—the Wobbly bard and labor activist who became the...


Birth of a Bookworm

by Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman

From Hergé and the Brothers Grimm to Gabrielle Roy and Victor Hugo, a tour of books that inspired Michel Tremblay.


The Accidental Empress: A Novel

by Allison Pataki

New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki follows up on her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Traitor’s Wife, with the little-known and tumultuous love story of “Sisi” the Austro-Hungarian Empress...


Subject to Change

by Renee Rodin

Subject to Change is a series of self-portraits along the road of a life well lived.


Testament

by Guy Staight

Autumn 1914. Farmer Tom Bomford leaves his life in rural England for the sands of Eqypt. He is a member of the Worcestershire Yeomanry and he is at the start of a long and extraordinary adventure that will stretch...


Dirty Rush

by Taylor Bell

In this shockingly true-to-life novel written by an all-star team of Internet phenoms from the Total Frat Move generation, you’ll get the first true glimpse of “real” sorority life in all its f**ked up...


Plus One

by Christopher Noxon

The hilarious tale of a newly full-time dad and awards-show “plus one” whose TV-writer wife has hit the big-time.


Good Morning Rome

by Michele Ponte

A short story by the Italian author Michele Ponte, Good Morning Rome will surprise you. They come to Rome by plane, boat, train, coach. They hitchhike or they come on foot. They come looking for success, hope,...


Lady Macbeth: On The Couch

by Alma H Bond

AN ANCIENT MYSTERY SOLVED Scholars, professors, and historians have wondered for centuries how and why Lady Macbeth, the beautiful, beloved wife of a nobleman, had to encourage―nay, push―her husband, Prince...


The French Executioner: A Novel

by C.C. Humphreys

The last thing Jean Rombaud expects upon being summoned to behead Anne Boleyn is to dedicate his life to her. But the ill-fated queen has a mysterious request for her executioner: that after taking her life...


The Prophet (Annotated)

by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known...


Beirut, Beirut

by Sonallah Ibrahim

A city – known for its light-heartedness, vibrancy and capacity for fun – is ripped apart by war.

A young man – full of the vim, vigour and desires of youth – refuses to be allow his spirit to be dampened...


His Majesty's Envoy

by Richard Patton

When Governor Robert Dinwiddie appointed George Washington to the post of Adjutant General of Virginia in 1753, the twenty-one year old militia major eagerly anticipated a great adventure. What he got were hardship,...


Conversations with Beethoven

by Sanford Friedman & Richard Howard

An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven...


The Reluctant Commander

by Richard Patton

Twenty-two-year-old George Washington was pleased by his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and quite content to be the second-in-command of Governor Robert Dinwiddie's expedition to remove the French...


A Father’s Betrayal

by Gabriella Gillespie

Muna and her three sisters were happy children, growing up in Newport South Wales with their English mother and Arabic father. But in 1972 her mother disappeared, setting in motion a chain of events which would...


A Devil in Paradise (New Directions Bibelot)

by Henry Miller

“A perfect expression of Miller’s moral perspective as well as one of his outstanding demonstrations of narrative skill. It provides a wonderful cinematic view of two indomitable egotists in deadly conflict.”...