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We Are Taking Only What We Need

by Stephanie Powell Watts

In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control

The ten stories...

Neon in Daylight

by Hermione Hoby

"What do you get when a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, style and beauty chronicles the lives of self-absorbed hedonists—The Great Gatsby, Bright Lights, Big City, and now Neon in Daylight. Hermione...

The Vanishing Princess

by Jenny Diski

The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski—darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time


“Mordant and talon-sharp.” —Dwight...

The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue

by Edna O'Brien

A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBride

The country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive...


by Susan Sontag

A collection of one of our most powerful intellectual’s short fiction

Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book ranges...

Future Home of the Living God

by Louise Erdrich

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for...

Wonder Valley

by Ivy Pochoda

NPR Best Book of 2017

Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Pick

Refinery29 Best Book of the Year

BOLO Books Top Read of 2017

“Destined to be a classic L.A. novel.”—Michael Connelly

When a teen runs away from his...

Queen of Spades

by Michael Shou-Yung Shum

  • Ann Patchett, at Powell’s in September 2016 during her Commonwealth tour, said she wants to read "a smart funny book that isn't tragic at the end but doesn't make you feel dumb. That book is one we can sell...

  • The Miranda

    by Geoff Nicholson

    The volunteer would complain, of course. I suppose he couldn’t help it. He felt angry or self-righteous or betrayed. He said this was not what he’d signed up for, this was breaking a promise, breaking the...

    Her Body and Other Parties

    by Carmen Maria Machado

    Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

    “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

    “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales,...

    Manhattan Beach: A Novel

    by Jennifer Egan

    * Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

    * New York Times Bestseller

    * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year

    * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable...

    Here in Berlin

    by Cristina Garcia

    Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically...

    The Blackbird Season: A Novel

    by Kate Moretti

    “Exceptional…a deliciously sinister glimpse into the duplicity of small-town lives and the ease with which people turn on each other when tragedy comes calling. Moretti's tale of jealousy and obsession is...

    The Ninth Hour

    by Alice Mcdermott

    A magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writersa powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community...

    Absolutely Golden

    by D. Foy

    “D. Foy is an American hero and this book will slay you.” —Sarah Gerard

    “Pure, mind-blowing enchantment.” —Nelly Reifler

    “Gyrates seamlessly between the hilarious and profound.” —Augustus...

    Forest Dark

    by Nicole Krauss

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

    National Bestseller

    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017

    Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

    "A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration." —Philip Roth

    "One of America’s...


    by Robin Sloan

    *One of Amazon's 20 Best Books of 2017*

    Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes & Noble, and Southern Living

    In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world...

    Sea of Rust

    by C. Robert Cargill

    A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic....

    Gone to Dust

    by Matt Goldman

    Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the debut private eye murder mystery from Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman.

    “Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting makes Goldman a writer to...

    Eat Only When You're Hungry

    by Lindsay Hunter

    Finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award and a 2017 NPR Great Read

    Recommended reading by Nylon, Buzzfeed, Vulture, Lit Hub, Chicago Review of Books and Chicago Reader

    "With this novel, Hunter...