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Heir to the Glimmering World

by Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick has been known for decades as one of America's most gifted and extraordinary storytellers; her remarkable new novel has established her as one of the most entertaining as well.

Set in the New...


Fasting, Feasting

by Anita Desai

Hailed as "unsparing, yet tender and funny,"* FASTING, FEASTING brilliantly confirms Anita Desai's place among today's foremost Indian writers. FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate,...


Evening Is the Whole Day

by Preeta Samarasan

When the Rajasekharan family’s rubber-plantation servant girl is dismissed for unnamed crimes, it is only the latest in a series of precipitous losses that have shaken six-year-old Aasha’s life. In the space...


Dictation: A Quartet

by Cynthia Ozick

Ozick’s latest work of fiction brings together four long stories, including the novella-length "Dictation," that showcase this incomparable writer’s sly humor and piercing insight into the human heart. Each...


Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong Kong

by Paul Theroux

Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it doesn't concern them - until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland...


My Other Life

by Paul Theroux

In the Washington Post Book World, Sven Birkerts called this exuberant novel "a complex and gripping work of invention and confession . . . I understood again how the prose of a true writer can bring us to a...


Echo House

by Ward Just

Here is Just's masterpiece - an epic chronicle of three generations of Washington power brokers and the womenfolk who loved them (except when they didn't). The Washington Post described this book as "a fascinating...


Celebrations at Thrush Green

by Miss Read & John S. Goodall

A statue of Thrush Green’s famous son Nathaniel Patten has graced the village green for years, but little is actually known of him among present-day residents until an unexpected letter arrives.


The Light of Evening

by Edna O'Brien

In this contemporary story with universal resonance, Edna O'Brien delves deep into the intense relationship that exists between a mother and daughter who long for closeness yet remain eternally at odds.

From...


The Year at Thrush Green

by Miss Read

Circling the seasons at Thrush Green, Miss Read looks in on a host of characters -- whimsical, eccentric, always keenly observed -- and their daily affairs. By year’s end these stories are satisfyingly interlocked,...


The School at Thrush Green

by Miss Read

When two beloved primary school teachers, Miss Dorothy and Miss Agnes, decide to retire, the townspeople are aflutter, musing about the teachers’ replacements and seeking an appropriate farewell gift.


The Caxley Chronicles

by Miss Read

Set in Caxley, the quiet country town neighboring the village of Fairacre, The Caxley Chronicles follow two intertwined families, the Howards and the Norths, through the tumultuous first half of the twentieth...


The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

by Paul Theroux

After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result...


The Welsh Girl

by Peter Ho Davies

Set in the stunning landscape of North Wales just after D-Day, Peter Ho Davies’s profoundly moving first novel traces the intersection of disparate lives in wartime.


The World Before Her

by Deborah Weisgall

Marian Evans—who writes under the pen name George Eliot—has come to Venice on her honeymoon. It is 1880 and she is newly married to John Cross, twenty years her junior. She has come to this city of canals...


A Peaceful Retirement

by Miss Read

Open the gate to Fairacre, America’s favorite English village.

Having bid a last farewell to her pupils at Fairacre School, Miss Read settles down to what she hopes will be a relaxing retirement. It is not...


A Day at the Beach: A Novel

by Helen Schulman

The marriage of Gerhard and Suzannah Falktopf is already in trouble when tragedy strikes on the morning of September 11, 2001. Though they escape harm when the planes crash into the towers, husband and wife...


Battles at Thrush Green

by Miss Read

Feelings are running high in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green. The rector’s plan for the neglected churchyard doesn’t meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school;...


Taft

by Ann Patchett

A repackage of Ann Patchett's novel Taft, about a middle-aged black man who runs a blues club in Memphis.


The Whipping Boy

by Speer Morgan

With The Whipping Boy, Speer Morgan delivers a rollicking page-turner. I read it once with a fierce compulsion to find out what would happen, a second time for the pleasure of the language and craft. --Wally...