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Happy Baby

by Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott's new novel, Happy Baby, explores how pain can define desire, how the future becomes the past, and how grace struggles with self-destruction. The story, told in reverse, begins with thirty-six-year-old...


The Natural Order of Things

by Kevin Keating

From a startling new voice in American fiction comes a dark, powerful novel about a tragic city and its inhabitants over the course of one Halloween weekend.

Set in a decaying Midwestern urban landscape, with...


Dear Lucy: A Novel

by Julie Sarkissian

I go down the stairs quiet like I am something without any weight. I open the door in the dark and the cold sucks my skin towards it. It is the morning but there is no sun yet, just white light around the edges....


Gardens in the Dunes: A Novel

by Leslie Marmon Silko

A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful...


Mo Said She Was Quirky

by James Kelman

James Kelman, the Man Booker Prize–winning author of How Late It Was, How Late, tells the story of Helen—a sister, a mother, a daughter—a very ordinary young woman. Her boyfriend said she was quirky but...


The Humanity Project

by Jean Thompson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home, a dazzling new novel hailed as an "instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope." (Booklist)

After surviving a horrific shooting...


Appointment in Samarra

by John O'Hara, Neil Gower & Charles McGrath

The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald"

One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in...


The Paperboy

by Pete Dexter

Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

“An eerie and beautiful...


The Third Son: A Novel

by Julie Wu

"Clear your schedule! The Third Son is your next obsessive read. Julie Wu's book reads like an instant classic."  -Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied...


Most Secret

by Nevil Shute

Aboard a fishing boat named “Genevieve,” a small group of British officers and French fishermen—armed only with a flame thrower and small arms—plan a secret commando mission against the might of the...


Pacific

by Tom Drury

In a triumphant return to the characters that launched his career two decades ago, Tom Drury travels back to Grouse County the setting of his landmark debut, The End of Vandalism. Drury’s depictions of the...


Was: a novel

by Geoff Ryman

Dotty, old and maybe crazy, sees The Wizard of Oz on TV, and recognizes it as her own story.


Clock Winder

by Anne Tyler

Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover that parts...


Earthly Possessions

by Anne Tyler

"To read a novel by Anne Tyler is to fall in love."

PEOPLE

Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything...


Morgan's Passing

by Anne Tyler

"An almost flawless story of love...Morgan emerges as a true hero."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he...


Celestial Navigation

by Anne Tyler

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never...


The Optimist's Daughter

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1973

by Eudora Welty

This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The King of Good Intentions

by John Andrew Fredrick

Set in Los Angeles in the early 90s, the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break/big gig. It’s also the story of the the...


Hold It 'Til It Hurts

by T. Geronimo Johnson

A riveting debut--a black Afghanistan veteran in search of his lost brother amid the chaos of Hurricane Katrina.


Symposium: A Novel

by Muriel Spark

Dame Muriel Spark delivers a delightfully alarming novel, full of high society and low cunning.One October evening five posh London couples gather for a dinner party, enjoying "the pheasant (flambe in cognac...