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Heart of Palm

by Laura Lee Smith

“Intelligence, heart, wit . . . Laura Lee Smith has all the tools and Heart of Palm is a very impressive first novel.”—Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

Utina, Florida, is a small,...


Women and Ghosts

by Alison Lurie

The author of The War Between the Tates and the Pulitzer prize-winning Foreign Affairs now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story.

 

In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts...


The Impressionist

by Hari Kunzru

Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the...


Dreams of Sleep

by Josephine Humphreys

Alice Reese knows that the cheerful sounds of her family eating breakfast mask a ten--year marriage falling apart. As Alice and her husband, Will, struggle to understand--and perhaps recapture--the feelings...


Budding Prospects: A Pastoral

by T.C. Boyle

All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa...

...and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential...


After the Plague: and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

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


The Music of Chance

by Paul Auster

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Music of Chance follows Jim Nashe who, after squandering an unexpected inheritance, picks up a young gambler named Jack Pozzi hoping to con two millionaires....


Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Francois Voltaire & Theo Cuffe

"All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds"

 

It was the indifferent shrug and callous inertia that this "optimism" concealed which so angered Voltaire, who found the "all for the best" approach...


Visions of Gerard: A Novel

by Jack Kerouac

"My best most serious sad and true book yet." —Jack Kerouac

"His life . . . ended when he was nine and the nuns of St. Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying workds becase...


World's End

PEN/Faulkner Award 1988

by T.C. Boyle

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision...


Happy Valley: Text Classics

by Patrick White

Patrick White's magnificent debut novel - first published 1939, long out of print and now a Text Classic.

Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby...


Kind One

by Laird Hunt

The powerful antebellum tale of three women and their evolving relationship as master, sister, friend, and captive.


Sleight

by Kirsten Kaschock

Glass Bead Game meets Black Swan.


Glass

by Sam Savage

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Firmin—a widow tells her side of the story.


Lunar Follies

by Gilbert Sorrentino

A richly entertaining journey through the vagaries of the art world, narrated by an acutely insightful raconteur.


The Moon in Its Flight

by Gilbert Sorrentino

A series of miniature masterpieces sealing Gilbert Sorrentino's reputation as the master of American avant-garde fiction.


Boarded Windows

by Dylan Hicks

Almost Famous meets Portnoy’s Complaint: A record store clerk in search of his origins confronts his con-man father figure.


Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

by Karen Tei Yamashita

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest is a burlesque of comic-strip adventures and apocalyptic portents that stretches familiar truths to their logical extreme in a future world that is just recognizable enough...


A Place Where the Sea Remembers

by Sandra Benitez

Winner, Discover Great New Writers Award. Winner, Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. "Profound.... a quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart."--The Washington Post BookWorld "Merits placement...


Extraordinary Renditions

by Andrew Ervin

Music, war, and imperial ambition touch three lives in this intricately woven story.