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Fish-Hair Woman

by Merlinda Bobis

In 1987, the Philippine government fights a total war against communist insurgency and the village of Iraya is militarized. The days are violent and the nights heavy with fireflies in the river where the dead...


Things I Thought I Knew

by Kathryn White

Love and clairvoyance in this exquisitely written second novel


Billie Girl

by Vickie Weaver

Abandoned as in infant because of her incessant crying, Billie Girl is raised by two women who are brothers. Her life, a gender-bending puzzle filled with dark humor, is a series of encounters with strangers...


This Is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers* *(No heels required)

by Elizabeth Merrick

New short stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • Aimee Bender • Judy Budnitz • Jennifer S. Davis • Jennifer Egan • Carolyn Ferrell • Mary Gordon • Cristina Henríquez • Samantha Hunt •Binnie...


Daniel Fights a Hurricane: A Novel

by Shane Jones

Ever since he was a boy, Daniel Suppleton has been deathly afraid of hurricanes, which he fears will arrive suddenly and reduce everyone he knows and loves to trembling skeletons. Retreating to live in a tipi...


Until the Next Time

by Kevin Fox

For Sean Corrigan the past is simply what happened yesterday, until his twenty-first birthday, when he is given a journal left him by his father's brother Michael-a man he had not known existed. The journal,...


Hyssop

by Kevin McIlvoy

[hyssop (his′ ep) n. 1. A fragrant, blue-flowered plant (Hyssopus officianalus) of the mint family, used in folk medicine as a tonic, stimulant, etc. 2. A plant used in purifactory sprinkling rites by the...


Flowers for Mei-Ling

by Lorraine Lachs

Chinese by birth, Eurasian by blood, Mei-Ling Wang's extraordinary life is a mirror of our time. Born in China in 1949, the year of the Red Army's entry into Beijing, she is the daughter of an English mother...


The Messenger: A Novel

by Stephen Miller

In a world of heightened threat levels, sleeper cells, and unseen enemies, one novel explores the war on terrorism with harrowing suspense . . . and deep humanity.

 

Daria emerges from a refugee camp a believer....


Skinny Legs and All

by Tom Robbins

SKINNY LEGS AND ALL:

An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations....

It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy,...


The Year She Left

by Kerry Kelly

A story set against the frigid backdrop of downtown Toronto of an eclectic bunch of directionless underachievers and unlikely heroes amid the buzz of late night binges and early corporate bustle. Honest and...


Horse Heaven

by Jane Smiley

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY

STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People

"ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION,...


Remainder

Believer Book Award 2007

by Tom Mccarthy

A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.

Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions...


Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected Stories

by Jim Shepard

I’ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidante and a crappy...


His Illegal Self

by Peter Carey

Seven-year-old Che Selkirk was raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. The son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties, Che has grown up with the hope that one day his parents...


Emmaus

by Alessandro Baricco & Ann Goldstein

The secular and the pious. The rich and the poor. Those with “a capacity for destiny” and those who “cannot afford it.” Emmaus is a world of stark contrasts, one in which four young men—all from proud,...


The Scholar of Moab

by Steven L. L. Peck

Philosophy meets satire, poetry, cosmology, and absurdity in this tragicomic brew of magical realism and 1970s rural Mormon Utah.


The Plume Hunter

by Renee Thompson

Love and lives are lost amid conflict over killing wild birds for women’s hats in 1890s Oregon and California.


The Fall of Troy

by Peter Ackroyd

In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between...


Caravan Story

by Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley is one of the artists removed from his home, given a new place to live and the chance to 'give back to society'. In his strange new community, housed on a footy oval in a faraway town, he is told...