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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2006

by Marisha Pessl

The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night Film

Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center...


A Heart of Stone

by Renate Dorrestein

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Nowhere Else on Earth

by Josephine Humphreys

In the summer of 1864, sixteen-year-old Rhoda Strong lives in the Lumbee Indian settlement of Robeson County, North Carolina, which has become a pawn in the bloody struggle between the Union and Confederate...


Drop City

by T.C. Boyle

It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune devoted to peace, free love, and the simple life has decided to relocate to the last frontier—the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska—in the ultimate...


Fall of Frost: A Novel

by Brian Hall

The life of Robert Frost, brilliantly re-imagined by the author of the acclaimed I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company

Called "a spellbinding prose stylist"(Los Angeles Times), Brian Hall drew extraordinary...


Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman: A Novel

by Elizabeth Buchan

Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn’t have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success,...


Bleeding Edge

by Thomas Pynchon

The Washington Post

“Brilliantly written… a joy to read… Bleeding Edge is totally gonzo, totally wonderful. It really is good to have Thomas Pynchon around, doing what he does best.” (Michael Dirda)

It...


Fire in Beulah

by Rilla Askew

Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew's Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife,...


The Mermaid Chair

by Sue Monk Kidd

The New York Times–bestselling second novel by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014)

Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off...


The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

by Elif Shafak

Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel...


The Portable Emerson: New Edition

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises...


The Portable Medieval Reader

by Various

In their introduction to this anthology, James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin remind us that "no area of the past is dead if we are alive to it. The variety, the complexity, the sheer humanity of the...


Larry's Party

Women's Prize for Fiction 1998

by Carol Shields

The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary...


H

by Elizabeth Shepard

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


The Idea of Perfection

Women's Prize for Fiction 2001

by Kate Grenville

Harley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage...


Dear Strangers: A Novel

by Meg Mullins

A lyrical and romantic story of love, fate and family

In the high desert of the American southwest during the summer of 1982, the Finley family is awaiting the arrival of the baby boy they're due to adopt....


The Book of Fires: A Novel

by Jane Borodale

Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption

It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted...


The Portable Greek Reader

by W. H. Auden

It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden’s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people...


Jackson's Dilemma

by Iris Murdoch

On the eve of their wedding, Edward Lannion and Marian Berran are led away onto dark and strange paths, while their friends and lovers are forced to make new and surprising choices. Watching over all of them...


Highways to a War

Miles Franklin Award 1996

by Christopher J. Koch

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.