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Adequate Yearly Progress

by Roxanna Elden

From the mundane to the insane, Adequate Yearly Progresscaptures the teaching experience with insight, humor, and heart.

 

Each year brings familiar educational challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling urban...


The Nothing

by Hanif Kureishi

One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine.

Waldo, a...


Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel

by Eleanor Henderson

“Eleanor Henderson is in possession of an enormous talent which she has matched up with skill, ambition, and a fierce imagination.  The resulting novel, Ten Thousand Saints, is the best thing I’ve read...


There Is No Year: A Novel

by Blake Butler

"Butler is an original force who is fearless with form. . . . [an] inventive and deeply promising young author." —Time Out New York

"[Butler's] sentences. . . twist and evolve, and there's a perverse...


State of Wonder

by Ann Patchett

“Expect miracleswhen you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.”—New YorkTimes Book Review

Award-winning, New York Times bestsellingauthor Ann Patchett returns with a provocative andassured novel of morality and...


Pie Town

by Lynne Hinton

“Lynne Hinton deftly pens an uplifting tale of hope, faith, and community.”

—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Welcome Home Garden Club

“Hinton’s writing style is similar to Eudora...


Birdie

by Tracey Lindberg

Monkey Beach meets Green Grass, Running Water meets The Beachcombers in this wise and funny novel by a debut Cree author

Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering...


The Girl from the Garden

by Parnaz Foroutan

An extraordinary new writer makes her literary debut with this suspenseful novel of desire, obsession, power and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian...


Paulina & Fran

by Rachel B. Glaser

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. 

At their New England art school, Paulina...


Undermajordomo Minor

by Patrick Dewitt

From the bestselling, Man Booker–short-listed author of The Sisters Brothers comes a brilliant and boisterous novel that reimagines the folk tale

A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and...


Sankya

by Zakhar Prilepin, Mariya Gusev & Jeff Parker

Sasha “Sankya” Tishin, and his friends are part of a generation stuck between eras. They don’t remember the Soviet Union, but they also don’t believe in the promise of opportunity for all in the corrupt,...


Where Wicked Starts

by Elizabeth Stuckey-French & Patricia Henley

When stepsisters Nick and Luna suspect that a girl is being held captive, they set out to rescue her.


West of Paradise

by Gwen Davis

Kate Donnelly, an aspiring writer, has made her way to Los Angeles intending to rub shoulders with celebrities and be a writer. She dreams of walking down the same streets where Alec Baldwin drops of his dry...


The Horseman on the Roof

by Jean Giono & Jonathan Griffin

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel,...


The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Croissant

by Pablo Tusset & Kristina Cordero

An easy-riding, ball-busting comedy of bad manners, this is one of the most surprising and entertaining literary debuts of recent years. Pablo Baloo Miralles, a fat, useless and flatulent thirty-year-old, is...


Hieroglyphics And Other Stories

by Anne Donovan

A beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - these stories give voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has...


Damascus Nights

by Rafik Schami & Philip Boehm

In the classical Arab tradition of tale-telling, here is a magical book that celebrates the power of storytelling, delightfully transformed for modern sensibilities by an award-winning author.

The time is present-day...


The Love Book

by Nina Solomon

An anti-romantic comedy about the misadventures of four women who meet on a singles' bike trip.


The Curse and the Cup

by Gaurav Bhalla

The Curse and the Cup is a harrowing story of unpaid karmic debt, of the dark, unvanquished consequences of apartheid that continue to exact revenge and cripple dreams till today. On an ill-fated day in 1991,...


The New Life

by Orhan Pamuk & Guneli Gun

Osman is a young university student whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious book. Osman becomes obsessed with the book, which seems to contain all the magic and power of life and love....