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Household Words: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1981

by Joan Silber

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award: "Unqualified praise goes to this rarity: an extraordinary novel about ordinary people."--Chicago Tribune The year is 1940, and Rhoda Taber is pregnant with her first child....


The Size of the World: A Novel

by Joan Silber

Love and family loyalty meet up with the allure of far-off vistas in elegant new fiction by an acclaimed novelist. A richly imagined novel—set in wartime Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, Sicily, and contemporary...


House of Sand and Fog: A Novel

by Andre , III Dubus III

The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture. A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's...


Gregorius: A Novel

by Bengt Ohlsson, Silvester Mazzarella & Margaret Atwood

“Both a riveting novel on its own merits and an astonishing gloss on an earlier masterpiece.”—Margaret Atwood Bengt Ohlsson, one of Sweden’s most successful young writers, has responded to the classic...


What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?: A Novel

by António Lobo Antunes & Gregory Rabassa

A soaring, symphonic epic by the Portuguese master novelist, considered to be the "heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner). The razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian...


A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living: A Novel

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2009

by Michael Dahlie

“A tour filled with moments of grace and angst, and an overwhelming sense that compassion matters.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune Arthur Camden’s greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases,...


The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

by Andre , III Dubus III

“So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly In his stunning follow-up to the #1 best-selling House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus draws us...


Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine: A Novel

by Ann Hood

"Brilliant....[The Vietnam era] is vividly captured by Ann Hood."—New York Times Book Review In 1969, as Peter, Paul and Mary croon on the radio and poster paints splash the latest antiwar slogans, three young...


Everything You Need: A Novel

by A. L. Kennedy

From the prodigiously talented A. L. Kennedy comes a flamboyantly stylish and fiercely emotional novel about fathers and daughters, creation and self-destruction, and love’s paradoxical power to heal its most...


The Age of Shiva: A Novel

by Manil Suri

"A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." —Amy Tan The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait...


The Air We Breathe: A Novel

by Andrea Barrett

"An evocative panorama of America...on the cusp of enormous change" (Newsday) by the National Book Award-winning author of Ship Fever. In the fall of 1916, America prepares for war—but in the community of...


Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2008

by Lawrence Hill

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail."—Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review Kidnapped from Africa as a child,...


The World to Come: A Novel

by Dara Horn

"Nothing short of amazing."—Entertainment Weekly A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that...


Crescent: A Novel

by Diana Abu-Jaber

"Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco Chronicle

Sirine, the heroine of this "deliciously romantic romp" (?Vanity...


Arabian Jazz: A Novel

by Diana Abu-Jaber

"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New Yorker In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a...


Origin: A Novel

by Diana Abu-Jaber

“Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with...


Anthill: A Novel

by Edward O. Wilson

The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers “an astonishing literary achievement” (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures...


Wild Dogs: A Novel

by Helen Humphreys

“A perspective on love and loss [that] will haunt you for days.”—Entertainment Weekly Alice's boyfriend abandons her dog, which joins a feral pack. Every evening, Alice and five others gather at the forest's...


The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs: A Novel

by Irvine Welsh

"A family saga, a revenge fantasy, a Twilight Zone-esque parable, and, most importantly, a very fun read." —Entertainment Weekly This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence...


Crime: A Novel

by Irvine Welsh

“[An] inimitable combination of dark realism, satire and psychological insight . . . complicated, unsettling and at times beautiful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review In the wake of a nasty child-murder...