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Pereira Declares: A Testimony

by Antonio Tabucchi & Patrick Creagh

"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."—Kirkus Reviews Dr. Pereira is an aging,...


Christmas Holiday

by W. Somerset Maugham

For Christmas, Charley Mason's father granted him a trip to Paris, all expenses paid. It should have been a lark, but on his first night Charley meets a woman whose story will forever change his life.

For Lydia...


The Age of Grief

by Jane Smiley

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer...


Ordinary Love and Good Will

by Jane Smiley

"The emotional and moral complexity that [Jane Smiley] uncovers in the characters of these resonant novellas confirms [her] singular talent. ORDINARY LOVE & GOOD WILL is an extraordinary achievement."

THE WASHINGTON...


Theatre

by W. Somerset Maugham

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her...


A Slipping-Down Life

by Anne Tyler

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

--NEWSDAY

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager,...


The Painted Veil

by W. Somerset Maugham

Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the...


If Morning Ever Comes: A Novel

by Anne Tyler

"A triumph."

HARPERS

Ben Joe Hawkes is a worrier. Raised by his mother, grandmother, and a flock of busy sisters, he's always felt the outsider. When he learns that one of his sisters has left her husband, he...


The Greenlanders

by Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley’s The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost,...


Flood!

by Augusta Trobaugh

A wayward hurricane comes to an abrupt halt over South Georgia, pumping out a flood with gruesome results. At the same time, a young teen experiences such wanderlust that her own turbulent emotions reflect the...


The Vanishing Point

by Mary Sharratt

In the tradition of Philippa Gregory’s smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching.

Bright and inquisitive,...


Frances and Bernard

by Carlene Bauer

Loosely inspired by Robert Lowell and Flannery O'Connor, this absorbing, charming novel brings us into mid-century New York and the lives and letters of two writers-- their intense friendship, their discussions...


After the Fire, a Still Small Voice

by Evie Wyld

After the departure of the woman he loves, Frank struggles to rebuild his life among the sugarcane and sand dunes that surround his oceanside shack. Forty years earlier, Leon is drafted to serve in Vietnam and...


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

by Therese Anne Fowler

"When I saw that Amazon Prime was unveiling its original pilot for Z, a biographical series based on Therese Anne Fowler's novel about Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, I raised a wary eyebrow. . . But I was wrong, oh...


Human Croquet

by Kate Atkinson

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, this novel tells the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical 1960s British...


Emotionally Weird

by Kate Atkinson

Emotionally Weird is a thoroughly original and hilarious new novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum

On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie...


The Dream Merchant

by Fred Waitzkin

A powerful, exquisitely written tale about a charismatic yet morally ambiguous salesman

Jim can sell anything to anyone. Born into abject poverty, he uses street smarts, irresistible charms, and increasingly...


Cancer Ward

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nicholas Bethell, David Burg & David F. Burg

Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined...


Life After Life: A Novel

by Jill McCorkle

Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery...


The Shadow Lines: A Novel

by Amitav Ghosh

Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families -- one English, one Bengali -- as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English...