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Some Things That Stay

by Sarah Willis

A stunning first novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in the 1950s.

Tamara Anderson's father is a landscape artist who quickly tires of the scenery, so every year her family seeks out new locations for his...


Psalm at Journey's End

by Erik Fosnes Hansen & Joan Tate

This European bestseller tells of seven members ot the Titanic's European orchestra, unfolding their fascinating life story while painting a fascinating portrait of the intricacies of life on board the supposedly...


High Cotton

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 1992

by Darryl Pinckney

An elegant, insightful novel that evokes the world of upper-middle-class blacks, following an unnamed narrator from a safe childhood in conservative Indianapolis, to a brief tenure as minister of information...


Vindication

by Frances Sherwood

Vindication is a prodigious, spectacular debut - a whirlwind of a novel that offers a pasionate and surprising vision of life and love through the lens of the turbulent, romantic, often brutal eighteenth century....


The Meaning of Consuelo

by Judith Ortiz Cofer

La nina seria, the serious child. That's how Consuelo's mother has cast her pensive, book-loving daughter, while Consuelo's younger sister Mili, is seen as vivacious--a ray of tropical sunshine. Two daughters:...


Moment of True Feeling

by Peter Handke

At the beginning of Peter Handke's novel, Gregor Keuschnig awakens from a nightmare in which he has committed murder, and announces, "From today on, I shall be leading a double life."  The duplicity, however,...


The Comfort of Our Kind

by Tom Stoner

Situated between two mountain ridges, the New England town of Franklin Notch celebrates its history and the characters who have forged it. The cornerstone of its heritage is Talbert’s Treaty, an eighteenth-century...


Left Handed Women

by Peter Handke

One evening, when Marianne and her husband, Bruno, are dining out together to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne listens to him speak and realizes suddenly yet finally that Bruno will leave...


Pictures of Fidelman

by Bernard Malamud

This is the story in art of the painter Arthur Fidelman, born in the Bronx and spending years of his life in Italy--Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice--pursuing his tumultuous career through adventure and misadventure. ...


Repetition

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim

Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book from agricultural...


My Year In No Man's Bay

by Peter Handke

In his most substaintial novel to date, Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer--a man much like Handke himself--who undergoes a "metamorphosis" from self-assured artist into passive "observer and chronicler." ...


Bluesman

by Andre Dubus, III

It is the summer of 1967 and Leo Suther is about to turn eighteen.  This is the summer that everyone has something to teach Leo.  His father warns him that "life can turn on a dime."  Allie, his girlfriend,...


The Solitaire Mystery

by Jostein Gaarder & Sarah Jane Hails

The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck...


Rembrandt's Hat

by Bernard Malamud

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes: The Silver CrownMan in the DrawerThe LetterIn RetirementRembrandt's HatNotes from a Lady at a Dinner PartyMy Son the MurdererTalking Horse


Idiots First

by Bernard Malamud

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes: Idiots FirstBlack Is My Favorite ColorStill LifeThe Death of MeA Choice of ProfessionLife Is Better Than DeathThe JewbirdNaked NudeThe Cost of LivingThe...


A Malamud Reader

by Bernard Malamud

This volume presents between the covers of a single book the range and scope of one of the most distinguished writers in America, Bernard Malamud. A Malamud Reader contains the complete text of The Assistant...


Dogwood Afternoons

by Kim Chapin

Dogwood Afternoons is the story of Andrew Mavis, a young race-car driver.  Mavis is testing his car on a new superspeedway, running practice laps against his boyhood friend and rival, Wynn Tatum, as they vie...


Tide Running

by Oonya Kempadoo

A striking and sensuous novel set in the contemporary Caribbean, by one of fiction's bright new stars

On the island of Tobago, Cliff, a young man from the poor town of Plymouth, watches the arrival of a foreign...


Layover

by Lisa Zeidner

“Subtle, astute . . . With Layover, Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon.” —Karen Karbo, The New York Times Book Review

 

Claire Newbold has watched her life collapse:...


Wounded

by Percival Everett

Time Out Chicago, Top 10 Book of 2005

Winner of the 2006 PEN USA Literary Award for Fiction Training horses is dangerous—a head-to-head confrontation with 1,000 pounds of muscle and little sense takes courage,...