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Women and Ghosts

by Alison Lurie

The author of The War Between the Tates and the Pulitzer prize-winning Foreign Affairs now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story.

 

In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts...


The Music of Chance

by Paul Auster

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Music of Chance follows Jim Nashe who, after squandering an unexpected inheritance, picks up a young gambler named Jack Pozzi hoping to con two millionaires....


World's End

PEN/Faulkner Award 1988

by T.C. Boyle

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision...


Little Cat

by Tamara Faith Berger

The first two novels by Tamara Faith Berger, acclaimed author of Maidenhead — they're every shade of dirty.


The One-Way Bridge: A Novel

by Cathie Pelletier

"If you liked Olive Kitteridge, you'll love The One-Way Bridge."-Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls

In her highly anticipated new novel, acclaimed literary master Cathie Pelletier returns to Mattagash, Maine,...


The Tesseract

by Alex Garland

An intricately woven, suspenseful novel of psychological and political intrigue, The Tesseract follows the interlocking fates of three sets of characters in the Philippines: gangsters in a chase through the...


Robinson (New Directions Classic)

by Muriel Spark

A suspense novel about three castaways marooned on an island owned by an eccentric recluse.January Marlow, a heroine with a Catholic outlook of the most unsentimental stripe, is one of three survivors out of...


The Comforters (New Directions Revived Modern Classics)

by Muriel Spark

Spark’s mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut With easy, sunny eeriness, Spark lights up the darkest things: blackmail, a drowning, nervous breakdowns, a ring of smugglers, a loathsome busybody, a diabolic bookseller,...


Quiet-Crazy: A Novel

by Joyce Durham Barrett

The sheriff has come to "put away" Elizabeth Miller--to take her to the state mental hospital. "Well, I may be crazy," Elizabeth tells us, "but I know I'm not wild-crazy, just maybe quiet-crazy, and I don't...


Motherland: A Novel

by William Nicholson

From an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind.

Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando,...


The Beach

by Alex Garland

The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists,...


The Pink Hotel

by Anna Stothard

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

“This book moved and provoked me in ways I can’t fully articulate....Extraordinary.”—Anna Paquin (True Blood)

A seventeen-year-old...


Amity & Sorrow: A Novel

by Peggy Riley

A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she's convinced will follow them wherever they...


A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel

by Allison Amend

Richly drawn and sharply observed, A Nearly Perfect Copy is a smart and affecting novel of family and forgery set amidst the rarefied international art world.

 

Elm Howells has a loving family and a distinguished...


The Mothers: A Novel

by Jennifer Gilmore

Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore’s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a “voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor” (Vanity Fair)...


Virgin Soul: A Novel

by Judy Juanita

From a lauded poet and playwright, a novel of a young woman's life with the Black Panthers in 1960s San Francisco

At first glance, Geniece's story sounds like that of a typical young woman: she goes to college,...


The Golden Notebook

by Doris Lessing

Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political...


Sight Reading

by Daphne Kalotay

The critically acclaimed author of Russian Winter turns her "sure and suspenseful artistry" (Boston Globe) to the lives of three colleagues and lovers in the world of classical music.

On a Boston street one warm...


Southern Cross the Dog

by Bill Cheng

An epic odyssey in which a young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past

With clouds looming ominously on the horizon, a group of children play among the roots of the gnarled...


Body and Bread

by Nan Cuba

A bereft anthropologist assembles the artifacts of her family’s history and her brother’s suicide, hoping to discover herself within them.