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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...


The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

by Elif Shafak

A mesmerizing tale of love-from the author of The Bastard of Istanbul

Elif Shafak, the most widely read female writer in Turkey, has earned a growing fan base all over the world with her bestselling The Bastard...


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...


The Portable Milton

by John Milton

The Portable Milton is an authoritative grand tour through the imagination of this prodigal genius. In the course of his forty-year career, John Milton evolved from a prodigy to a blind prophet, from a philosophical...


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...


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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

The acclaimed author of The Rug Merchant once again "empowers us to seek the remarkable in what we all too often overlook" (Albuquerque Journal)

As children, Oliver and Mary Finley awaited the arrival of their...


The Book of Fires: A Novel

by Jane Borodale

"A spectacular debut" (Booklist) reminiscent of Geraldine Brook's Year of Wonders.

It is 1752, and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel is pregnant with an unwanted child. Facing certain misery at home, she flees...


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

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


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


Homo Zapiens

by Victor Pelevin

The collapse of the Soviet Union has opened up a huge consumer market, but how do you sell things to a generation that grew up with just one type of cola? When Tatarsky, a frustrated poet, takes a job as an...


The Stone Carvers

by Jane Urquhart

In 1867 a good-natured Bavarian priest, is sent by God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North America. Soon the backwoods are transformed into a parish and the settlers into a congregation, and Joseph Becker,...


The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

by Lois Battle

A New York Times bestseller A Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Selection Welcome to Florabama, Alabama—a place where you can stop to sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had'em,...


Annie Dunne

by Sebastian Barry

It is 1959 in Wicklow, Ireland, and Annie and her cousin Sarah are living and working together to keep Sarah's small farm running. Suddenly, Annie's young niece and nephew are left in their care.

Unprepared...


The Portable Roman Reader

by Various

The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and...


The Portable Cervantes

by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Contains Don Quixote, in Samuel Putnam's acclaimed translation, substantially complete, with editorial summaries of the omitted passages; two 'Exemplary Novels, 'Rinconete and Cortadillo' and 'Man of Glass';...


Footsteps

by PramoedyaAnanta Toer & Max Lane

As the world moves into the twentieth century, Minke, one of the few European-educated Javanese, optimistically starts a new life in a new town: Betawi. With his enrollment in medical school and the opportunity...