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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...


Child of All Nations

by PramoedyaAnanta Toer & Max Lane

In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist—and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader...


The Childhood of Jesus

by J.M. Coetzee

A major new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace

Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting...


Jerusalem's Hope

by Brock Thoene

In this bestselling series Bodie and Brock Thoene have thrilled readers with an epic tale chronicling the struggle for the world's holiest and most turbulent city. As Jerusalem's Hope opens, strategist Moshe...


In the Language of Love

by Diane Schoemperlen

In this astonishingly inventive novel, Diane Schoemperlen uses the 100 stimulus words from the Standard Word Association Test as a narrative framework for exploring her heroine's growing understanding of the...


Americana

by Don DeLillo

At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images...


Great Jones Street

by Don DeLillo

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts fromhis band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels...


In Falling Snow: A Novel

by Mary-Rose MacColl

A bestselling writer's American debut and a heart-wrenching novel of WWI-a tale of love, regret, and the powerful draw of the road not taken

Iris Crane's tranquil life is shattered when a letter summons memories...


Necessary Errors: A Novel

by Caleb Crain

ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS

The Wall Street Journal • Slate • Kansas City Star • Flavorwire • Policy Mic • Buzzfeed

"Necessary Errors is a very good novel, an enviably good one, and to read it is...


The Broom of the System: A Novel

by David Foster Wallace

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent...


Dressing Up for the Carnival

by Carol Shields

In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from...


Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home in the World (An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction--Revised and Updated)

by Patricia Sprinkle

More than a decade after its initial publication, the groundbreaking anthology Charlie Chan Is Dead remains the best available source for contemporary Asian American fiction. Edited by acclaimed novelist and...


Victoria

by Knut Hamsun

When it first appeared in 1898, this fourth novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun captured instant acclaim for its poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound...


Becoming Jane Eyre

by Sheila Kohler

Read Sheila Kohler's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family...


Wandering Stars

by Sholem Aleichem

"An uproarious, sprawling masterpiece by a grand Yiddish storyteller."

-O, The Oprah Magazine

Translated in full for the first time, one hundred years after its original publication, the acclaimed epic love...


The House of Bilqis: A Novel

by Azhar Abidi

A haunting novel about a mother and son and the emotional consequences of leaving home

The matriarch Bilqis Khan, a widowed university professor, is dismayed when her only son Samad marries Kate, a white Australian...


The Van

by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle's acclaimed Booker Prize-nominated novel, "a darker portrayal of midlife crisis and an expansively farcical chain of misadventures" (The New York Times Book Review)

Jimmy Rabitte, Sr., is unemployed,...


The Tiger in the Grass: Stories and Other Inventions

by Harriet Doerr

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