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Only Love Can Break Your Heart: A Novel

by Ed Tarkington

It's 1977, and eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul, who is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick, until one day, Paul disappears. When, seven years later, a mysterious double murder...


The Muralist: A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

When a young Abstract Expressionist painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) vanishes in pre-WWII New York City in 1940, neither her Jewish family living in German-occupied France nor her...


My Father's Guitar and Other Imaginary Things

by Joseph Skibell

Often comic, sometimes tender, profoundly truthful, and often improbable, the stories in these nonfiction essays by award-winning novelist Joseph Skibell are 100 percent true, painting a complex portrait of...


We Were Brothers: A Memoir

by Barry Moser

Brothers Barry and Tommy Moser were born of the same parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, slept in the same bedroom, went to the same school, and were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism....


And West Is West

by Ron Childress

When Jessica, a young Air Force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that although women and children are in the crosshairs,...


Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession

by Elizabeth Benedict

Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny,...


The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

by Theresa Brown

Practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital’s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can...


The Last September: A Novel

by Nina De Gramont

Set against the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, The Last September is a riveting emotional puzzle that takes readers inside the psyche of a woman facing the meaning of love and loyalty.

Brett has been in...


This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel

by Jonathan Evison

Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a surprising and revelatory...


The Fall of Princes: A Novel

by Robert Goolrick

In The Fall of Princes, bestselling author Robert Goolrick brings to vivid life New York City in the 1980s, a world of excess and self-indulgence, where limousines waited for hours outside Manhattan’s newest...


Dinner with Buddha: A Novel

by Roland Merullo

Algonquin’s long-awaited follow-up to Breakfast with Buddha--one of our best-loved “word of mouth” bestsellers (with 200,000 copies in print)--finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another...


Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

by Dean Jobb

In Chicago in the Roaring Twenties, a charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million in phantom timberland and oil wells in Panama. This tale of a brilliant con...


The Daylight Marriage

by Heidi Pitlor

When Hannah vanishes the morning after an explosive argument with her husband, Lovell, he must try to piece together what happened to his wife--and to their life together. While the police gather clues, the...


Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

by Heather Lende

As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she’s distilled what she’s learned...


The Miracle Girl: A Novel

by Andrew Roe

“An uplifting miracle of a book.”  —Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home

“A winning debut . . . Lively, pitch-perfect and assured . . . Roe’s story feels just right for our desperate and despairing...


How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

by Jim Grimsley

"White people declared that the South would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together ....


Orhan's Inheritance

by Aline Ohanesian

When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather Kemal is found dead, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away. Intent on righting...


The Year My Mother Came Back

by Alice Eve Cohen

“A riveting journey.Julie Metz, author of Perfection

“A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life...


The Wisdom of Perversity: A Novel

by Rafael Yglesias

I should have told. Julie’s right: I would have saved dozens of others. Jeff, Julie, Sam, the academy kids, the Huck Finn boys, everyone else was ignorant or greedy or scared or confused or overwhelmed by...


Descent: A Novel

by Tim Johnston

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin disappears during an early morning run with her brother,...