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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...


Lake Wobegon Days

by Garrison Keillor & Mike Lynch

Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr. Keillor's full design, is a genuine work of American...


Wobegon Boy

by Garrison Keillor

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having achieved this pleasant...


Bummer: And Other Stories

by Janice Shapiro

The women featured in these stories have one thing in common: They're having a terrible day. There's the housewife so entranced by the pristine order of her neighbors' belongings that she can't stop herself...


A Proper Knowledge

by Michelle Latiolais

A gifted psychiatrist, haunted by the death of his young sister, seeks to penetrate the mysteries of childhood autism in this beautifully written, insightful investigation into the misunderstood pathways of...


Middle C

by William H Gass

A literary event—the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by the acclaimed author of The Tunnel (“The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime.”—Michael...


The Sentimentalists

by Johanna Skibsrud

The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel by Johanna Skibsrud. Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer...


Sub Rosa

by Amber Dawn

In this stunning debut novel, Amber Dawn subverts and transgresses the classic hero's quest adventure to create a dark post-feminist vision not for the faint of heart. Sub Rosa's reluctant heroine is known as...


As Max Saw It

by Louis Begley

"[A] perfectly constructed novel.... The time is 1974, and Max, who is fleeing from the wreckage of his first marriage, is a summer-house guest on Lake Como, where he encounters the two characters who will shape...


My Children Have Faces

by Carol, Ms Campbell

Suspenseful, moving novel about the nomadic karretjiemense of the Karoo


A Sky So Close: A Novel

by Betool Khedairi

This haunting coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in wartime Iraq was the subject of heated controversy when it was published in the Middle East; now in English, it offers American readers a rare chance...


A Map of the World: A Novel

by Jane Hamilton

Pen /Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes...


The Mere Future

by Sarah Schulman

From the nation that elected Barack Obama in the flames of economic disaster comes the first novel of the New Era, The Mere Future, by award-winning novelist, activist, and playwright Sarah Schulman. In this...


Peru

by Gordon Lish

Arguably Gordon Lish's masterpiece, Peru begins with its narrator announcing, "There is nothing which I will not tell you if I can think of it." Gradually, the story of a dark childhood secret–real or imagined–unfolds:...


George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time

by Peter Dimock

Theo Fales is a one-time historian turned book editor who specializes in ghostwriting the memoirs of leading American policy-makers. For over twenty-five years, Theo has been helping retired generals and CIA...


The Carriage House: A Novel

by Louisa Hall

The “splendid” (The Boston Globe) debut novel by the author of Speak.

For more than thirty years, William Adair’s faith in life was based on two indisputable principles: the exceptional good looks and athletic...


Sister Mine

by Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson--winner of the John W. Campbell Award, the Sunburst Award, and the World Fantasy award (among others), and lauded as one of our "most inventive and brilliant writers" (New York Post)--returns...


In the Land of the Living: A Novel

by Austin Ratner

A dazzling story of fathers, sons, and brothers - bound by love, divided by history

The Auberons are a lovably neurotic, infernally intelligent family who love and hate each other-and themselves-- in equal measure....


Veronica

by Mary Gaitskill

The extraordinary new novel from the acclaimed author of Bad Behavior and Two Girls, Fat and Thin, Veronica is about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection. Set mostly in Paris and Manhattan...


Abide with Me: A Novel

by Sabin Willett

In this novel inspired by Wuthering Heights, a small town bad boy forged by the fires of Afghanistan returns home, still burning with a romantic obsession nothing can quench.

A small-town bad boy, forged into...