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The Go-Between: A Novel of the Kennedy Years

by Frederick Turner

A down-at-heel journalist stumbles on the diaries of Judith Campbell Exner, paramour to Sinatra, JFK, and Sam Giancana


The Curse of the Appropriate Man

by Lynn Freed

These fourteen short stories, written over the past ten years but never before collected, deal with the struggles between mothers and their wayward daughters, the often preposterous bonds that tie men and women...


The Island of the Day Before

by Umberto Eco

After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the...


The Hunters

by Claire Messud

"A Simple Tale" is the moving account of Maria Poniatowski, an aging Ukrainian woman who was taken by the Germans for slave labor and eventually relocated to Canada as a displaced person. She struggles to provide...


The Last Life: A Novel

Encore Award 2000

by Claire Messud

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old girl with a ruthless regard for truth, The Last Life is a beautifully told novel of lies and ghosts, love and honor. Set in colonial Algeria, and in the south of France and New...


A Perfect Peace

by Amos Oz

“Oz’s strangest, riskiest, and richest novel.” —Washington Post Book World

Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country’s founders and their children struggle to come to terms with...


Devotion

by Howard Norman

Fans of Howard Norman, the internationally acclaimed author of The Hunting of L and The Bird Artist and a two-time National Book Award finalist, will find in his latest novel -- an intense and intriguingly unconventional...


When Mountains Walked

by Kate Wheeler

Named a "Best Young American Novelist" by GRANTA, Kate Wheeler received numerous awards and the highest critical acclaim for her story collection, NOT WHERE I STARTED FROM. Francine Prose wrote, "This is a book...


Trust: A Novel

by Cynthia Ozick

Money and conscience are at the heart of Cynthia Ozick's masterly first novel, narrated by a nameless young woman and set in the private world of wealthy New York, the dire landscape of postwar Europe, and the...


This Is Not Civilization: A Novel

by Robert Rosenberg

With captivating insight, realism, and humor, this stunning debut novel tells the parallel stories of two native villages, each facing cultural extinction. It's the end of the twentieth century, and in the towering...


Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Quantum Physics

by Rebecca Goldstein

A grand gothic novel of the outer reaches of passion -- of the body and of the mind -- PROPERTIES OF LIGHT is a mesmerizing tale of consuming love and murderous professional envy that carries the reader into...


The Headmaster Ritual

by Taylor Antrim

Taylor Antrim’s debut novel is a darkly comic, clear-eyed look at hidden worlds whose complexities and rules can be understood only from inside: the insular hothouse of boarding school, the thorny dynamics...


Your Republic Is Calling You

by Young-ha KIM & Chi-Young Kim

A foreign film importer, Gi-yeong is a family man with a wife and daughter. An aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi, he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years....


To Know a Woman

by Amos Oz

As an Israeli secret service agent, Yoel Ravid’s ability to sense the truth made him invaluable. Now widowed and retired, he lives with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory...


The Tale of the Unknown Island

by Jose Saramago

A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors...


Sepharad

by Antonio Munoz Molina & Margaret Sayers Peden

From one of Spain's most celebrated writers, an extraordinary, inspired book—at once fiction, history, and memoir—that draws on the Sephardic diaspora, the Holocaust, and Stalin's purges to tell a twentieth-century...


Seeing

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness.


My Michael

by Amos Oz & Nicholas de Lange

"Thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary.”—New York Times Book Review

Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael...


Madeleine Is Sleeping

by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

When a girl falls into a deep and impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings...


Lady of the Snakes

by Rachel Pastan

Jane Levitsky is a bright light in the field of nineteenth-century Russian literature, making her name as an expert on the novels of Grigory Karkov and the diaries of his wife, the long-suffering Masha Karkova....