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The Kept

by James Scott

In the winter of 1897, Elspeth Howell treks across miles of snow and ice to the isolated farmstead in upstate New York where she and her husband have raised their five children. Her midwife's salary is tucked...


A World of Thieves

by James Carlos Blake

In 1928 New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Sonny LaSalle is a top prep student and champion amateur boxer -- and he venerates his fraternal twin uncles, Buck and Russell, armed robbers who love their profession....


Three Story House

by Courtney Miller Santo

As they renovate a historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant...


In Between Men

by Mary Castillo

What else could go wrong for 29-year-old ESL teacher and single mom Isa Avellan after she's been voted the un-sexiest woman alive by the entire student body?

Well . . .

She could be knocked unconscious by a well-kicked...


Kartography

by Kamila Shamsie

Raheen and her best friend, Karim, share an idyllic childhood in upper-class Karachi. Their parents were even once engaged to each others' partners until they rematched in what they call "the fiancée swap."...


Broken Verses

by Kamila Shamsie

Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani...


Zuckerman Unbound

by Philip Roth

The sensationalizing sixties are coming to an end, and even writing a novel can make you a star. The writer Nathan Zuckerman publishes his fourth book, an aggressive, abrasive, and comically erotic novel entitled...


This Side of Brightness

by Colum Mccann

From the author of Songdogs, a magnificent work of imagination and history set in the tunnels of New York City.

In the early years of the century, Nathan Walker leaves his native Georgia for New York City and...


Songdogs

by Colum Mccann

With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico,...


Show World

by Wilton Barnhardt

The author of the beloved novels Gospel and Emma Who Saved My Life, Wilton Barnhardt is a writer of rare and extraordinary talent who has yet to walk the same ground twice. With Show World he offers a contemporary...


Light of Hope

by Robert Vaughan

There is a light that never goes out. Galen Scobey has lost hope.

Since his wife's death seven years ago, he has thrown himself completely into two things: taking care of his beloved young son and advancing...


The Ghost Writer

by Philip Roth

Exactly twenty years ago, Philip Roth made his debut with Goodbye, Columbus, a book that immediately announced the presence of a major new talent.

The Ghost Writer, his eleventh book, begins with a young writer's...


Emma Who Saved My Life

by Wilton Barnhardt

A big, funny, engaging, unsentimental and sometimes even wise book...Delightful."—New York Post

Author of Lookaway, Lookaway

Wilton Barnhardt's novel of coming of age in New York City brims with energy, surprise,...


The Counterlife

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1987

by Philip Roth

The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work...


The Anatomy Lesson

by Philip Roth

The writer Nathan Zukerman comes down with a mysterious physical affliction--pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso and taking possession of his life. Zukerman, whose work was his...


All We Want is Everything

by Andrew F. Sullivan

All We Want is Everything, Andrew F. Sullivan's exceptional debut collection of short stories, finds the misused and forgotten, the places in between, the borderlands on the edge of town where dead fields alternate...


Mockingbird

by Julie Trimingham

The cry of an abandoned baby on the outskirts of an old Cuban town attracts the attention - and then cracks open the life - of a wandering tourist. Mia, an out-of-work actress whose life is adrift, finds herself...


Cold Quiet Country

by Clayton Lindemuth

On his last day in power, with a blizzard threatening eighteen inches of snow, Sheriff Bittersmith is called to the scene of a crime. A farmer has been stabbed clean through the neck with a pitchfork. Two sets...


The Nostalgist

by Griffin Hansbury

Stoop-shouldered and balding beneath a porkpie hat, Jonah Soloway is an old man before his time. Estranged from his astrophysicist father and effectively orphaned when an SUV took his mother's life, Jonah longs...


A Brilliant Novel in the Works

by Yuvi Zalkow

When Yuvi's wife finds him in his underwear, standing on top of his desk, she isn't particularly impressed with his writing habits. But Yuvi worries. He has a wife who wants things he can't give her, an editor...