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Gather Yourselves Together

by Philip K. Dick

A steamy tale of two men and a woman isolated by circumstance but alienated from each other by the past in an early mainstream novel from the award-winning Philip K. Dick.


Damascus Gate

by Robert Stone

With soaring vision and profound intelligence, Robert Stone has written a harrowing, breathtaking novel about our desperate search, at any price, for the consolation of redemption—and about the people who...


Blue Asylum

by Kathy Hepinstall

"Excellent pacing and strong character development . . . animate not only the inmates at the Sanibel Asylum but the characters from the preasylum lives of Iris and Ambrose. A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent...


The Weather in Berlin: A Novel

by Ward Just

In this astute novel of Americans abroad, Ward Just turns his keen eye toward the dark underpinnings of nationalism, fame, and artistic integrity. When a famous Hollywood director travels to post-Wall Germany...


The Club Dumas

by Arturo Perez-Reverte & Sonia Soto

A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure

 

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and...


Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

by Richard Brautigan

Three unforgettable Brautigan masterpieces reissued in a one-volume omnibus edition.

REVENGE OF THE LAWN: Originally published in 1971, these bizarre flashes of insight and humor cover everything from "A High...


The Hearts of Horses

by Molly Gloss

In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work “gentling” wild horses. She chances on a rancher, George Bliss,...


The Mosquito Coast

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1981

by Paul Theroux

In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing...


Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing

by Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch's gloriously bold first novel provides an intimate and epic portrait of America that breaks all the rules in crossing the boundaries of race, sex, and class. Blonde Carla from South Dakota is...


The Book of Salt: A Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2004, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2004

by Monique Truong

"[He] came to us through an advertisement that I had in desperation put in the newspaper. It began captivatingly for those days: 'Two American ladies wish . . .' " It was these lines in The Alice B. Toklas Cook...


The Return of Captain John Emmett

by Elizabeth Speller

Damaged but not broken by his service in the Great War, and living a solitary widower's life in a London attic, accidental detective Laurence Bartram looks into the suspicious death of an old friend and discovers...


The Development

by John Barth

From one of our most celebrated masters, a touching, comic, deeply humane collection of linked stories about surprising developments in a gated community

“I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before...


The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

by Andrew O'Hagan

"Maf"-- Marilyn Monroe's dog, a gift from Frank Sinatra-- tells his life story.


Down and Out in Paris and London

by George Orwell

This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the...


The Hand That First Held Mine

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2010

by Maggie O'farrell

Here Maggie O'Farrell brings us a spellbinding novel of two women connected across fifty years by art, love, betrayals, secrets, and motherhood. Like her acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, it is a "breathtaking,...


What Is Left the Daughter

by Howard Norman

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country’s finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major books—The Bird Artist, The Museum Guard, and The Haunting of L—in this...


The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

by Carson McCullers

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human...


The Walking People

by Mary Beth Keane

Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in the west of Ireland until she found herself on a ship bound for New York, along with her sister Johanna and a boy named Michael Ward. Labeled a softheaded...


Ms. Hempel Chronicles

by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is new—new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her idiosyncratic father. Grappling awkwardly with her newness, she struggles to...


The Work of Wolves

by Kent Meyers

When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding bought his first horse from Magnus Yarborough, it became clear that the teenager was a better judge of horses than the rich landowner was of humans. Years later, Carson,...