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The Country of the Pointed Firs

by Sarah Orne Jewett

...it was touching to discover that this lonely spot was not without its pilgrims.

The story of an endearing, unlikely friendship set against the backdrop of a remote and beautiful Maine coastal town, The Country...


Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance

by Sholem Aleichem & Hannah Berman

Even the most pious Jew need not shed so many tears over the destruction of Jerusalem as the women were in the habit of shedding when Stempenyu was playing.

The first work of Sholom Aleichem’s to be translated...


Michael Kohlhaas

by Heinrich von Kleist & Martin Greenberg

"You can send me to the scaffold, but I can make you suffer, and I mean to."

Based on actual historic events, this thrilling saga of violence and retribution bridged the gap between medieval and modern literature,...


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr & Michael Holroyd

In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval...


The Year of the French

by Thomas Flanagan & Seamus Deane

In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by...


1948

by Yoram Kaniuk & Anthony Berris

Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly...


The World As I Found It

by Bruce Duffy & David Leavitt

When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers...


Pedigree

by Georges Simenon, Robert Baldick & Luc Sante

Pedigree is Georges Simenon’s longest, most unlikely, and most adventurous novel, the book that is increasingly seen to lie at the heart of his outsize achievement as a chronicler of modern self and society....


Memoirs of an Anti-Semite

by Gregor Von Rezzori, Joachim Neugroschel & Deborah Eisenberg

The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In...


Eustace and Hilda

by L.P. Hartley & Anita Brookner

The three books gathered together as Eustace and Hilda explore a brother and sister’s lifelong relationship. Hilda, the older child, is both self-sacrificing and domineering, as puritanical as she is gorgeous;...


The Wooden Shepherdess

by Richard Hughes & Hilary Mantel

The Wooden Shepherdess is the sequel to The Fox in the Attic, and the second volume of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.” It opens with Hughes’s hero Augustine in...


The Fox in the Attic

by Richard Hughes & Hilary Mantel

A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.” Set in the early 1920s,...


Out on Any Limb: An Elizabethan Adventure

by John Myers Myers

"I half expected to run across my opponent as I escaped, but as it turned out I met no one at all in my stealthy trip to get my saddlebags from my room and my equally secretive visit to the stable. My horse...


Lady of Ashes

by Christine Trent

Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian London, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While her husband, Graham, is preoccupied with elevating their station...


Stay Close to Me

by Helen Warner

The fabulous new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of RSVP

Amy has enjoyed a charmed life, shopping and lunching while the nanny looks after her children. Until her world is thrown into disarray...


The Wreck

by Bruno Hare

Norway, 1945: On the run from invading Nazis, his family murdered, sixteen-year-old Erik decides to join the Milorg - Norway's Resistance movement. Spirited away into the mountains, he is groomed to become a...


Leaving Eden

by Ann Chamberlin

Leaving Eden brilliantly brings to life that watershed moment in our history when man -- and woman -- turned their backs on the most ancient of laws in order to strike out in independence. Told from the point...


They Walked Into Darkness

by Julie Buckingham

A poignant tale of the wild west, and the hardships faced on the 'trail of tears' by the suffering Cherokee.


Love and War : Commander Hursey's Story

by David Arnold

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Love and War tells the tale of British Naval Officer Warwick Hursey through an emotional and graphic portrait of the naval theatre during World War II.

Receiving rapid wartime promotion from Junior...


The Tatra Eagle

by J. Victor Tomaszek

A young Polish highlander is adopted by Polish knights and rides to Vienna, Austria, seat of the Holy Roman Empire, to participate in one of the most fateful events in European history - to break the Ottoman...