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If on a winter's night a traveler

by Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a...


Nashville 1864

by Madison Jones

This award-winning novel follows twelve-year-old Steven Moore and his slave companion on a nightmarish journey behind Union lines.


Leo Africanus

by Amin Maalouf

An imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. He wrote the first trilingual dictionary and Description of Africa.


The Big House of Inver

by Edith Somerville & Martin Ross

This novel, according to Somerville, "concerns the history of one of those minor dynasties that, in Ireland, have risen, and rules, and rioted, and crashed in ruins." "Somerville and Ross know their world as...


The Great Meadow

by Elizabeth Madox Roberts & M. E. Bradford

Set at the time of the western migration from Piedmont Virginia to her native Kentucky, Ms. Roberts's novel recounts the heroism of the Kentucky pioneer. Roberts was that rare thing, a true artist.. She was...


Worthy's Town: A Novel

by Sharon Rolens

Beneath the quiet surface of life in Old Kane, Illinois, love, cruelty, murder and friendship drive the destinies of Worthy and Willa Giberson and their boy Cappy in this novel spanning 1925 to 1950.


Dar es Salaam: A Novel

by Tara Kai

This is the story of the emotional awakening of a perceptive and precocious 14-year-old English girl, Tatum, while on vacation with her family in Tanzania.


All Loves Excelling: A Novel

by Josiah Bunting

A former headmaster of the prestigious Lawrenceville School, near Princeton, New Jersey, tells with an insider's authenticity the poignant story of the fierce competition for admission to select colleges—and...


The Accidental Apprentice

by Vikas Swarup

From the author of the book behind the blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire, a brilliant novel about life changing in an instant.

In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate…

What would...


The Company You Keep

by Neil Gordon

Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Terence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, and Stanley Tucci

It is 2006. Seventeen-year-old Isabel...


A Map of Tulsa: A Novel

by Benjamin Lytal

“If Catcher in the Rye has lost its raw clout for recent generations of Internet-suckled American youth, here is a coming-of-age novel to replace it.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The first days...


A Tale for the Time Being

Kitschies Red Tentacle Award 2013, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2013

by Ruth Ozeki

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A?time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you,...


Ladysmith: A Novel

by Giles Foden

From the author of the Whitbread Award-winning The Last King of Scotland comes a spellbinding tale of a town under siege in colonial Africa and a young woman who finds love and freedom in the midst of a devastating...


Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times. “Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the...


The Five Acts of Diego Leon: A Novel

by Alex Espinoza

Acclaimed author Alex Espinoza, whose writing Lisa See has called “fresh, magical, beautiful, and evocative,” returns with a captivating, unforgettable novel set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, as a gifted...


Fever: A Novel

by Mary Beth Keane & Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane, named one of the 5 Under 35 by the National Book Foundation, has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” the first person in America identified...


The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards: A Novel

by Kristopher Jansma

"F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson" (The Village Voice) in this inventive and witty debut about a young man’s quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe—from...


The Cloaca

by Andrew Hood

This book will remind you why you love reading. The stories included in Andrew Hood's sophomore collection are messy, beautiful, gross, funny, personal. The Cloaca is a train-wreck of awesomeness. It's your...


Life of Pi (Illustrated): Deluxe Illustrated Edition

by Yann Martel & Tomislav Torjanac

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel

Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international...


Hotel Honolulu: A Novel

by Paul Theroux

Welcome to the Hotel Honolulu, a down-at-the-heels tourist place that’s two blocks from the beach on a back street in Waikiki, where middle America stays and dreams.

Like the Canterbury pilgrims, every guest...