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The Last Days

by Laurent Seksik & Andre Naffis-Sahely

"He looked long and deep into her eyes. "I'll go first," he said. "You'll follow me... if that's what you want."

On the 22nd February 1942 Stefan Zweig, one of the most popular authors of his generation, committed...


In Case We Die

by Danny Bland

Danny Bland’s fictional prose novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his first hand experiences in the ’90s grunge rock scene. “It wasn’t the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste...


Lillian and Dash

by Sam Toperoff

This exciting novel about Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) and Lillian Hellman (The Children’s Hour) reintroduces their larger-than-life personalities and the vicissitudes of their affair...


Bill W. A Strange Salvation: A Biographical Novel Based on Key Moments in the Life of Bill Wilson, the Alcoholics Anonymous Founder, and a Probing of

by Paul Hourihan

After Bill Wilson's supreme achievement in founding Alcoholics Anonymous, why would he have suffered a serious depression that lasted more than a decade? This book attempts to throw light on the question, one...


Keepers of Culture

by H Wayne Morgan

The modernists on the war in the sense that their styles and attitudes of mind dominated the discussion and production of new art. But the traditionalists remained strong in the arenas of public opinion and...


Moses, Man of the Mountain

by Zora Neale Hurston

In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption,...


One Man's Bible

by Gao Xingjian

One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another....


Fairyland: Text Classics

by Sumner Locke Elliott & Dennis Altman

The final book by Sumner Locke Elliott, the award-winning author of Careful, He Might Hear You.

Drawing heavily on Locke Elliott's own experiences, Fairyland charts the life of Seaton Daly, an aspiring writer...


The Book of Ebenezer le Page

by G.B. Edwards & John Fowles

Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island...


Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston: Sketches and Stories

by Jr. Louis D. Rubin

A series of briskly paced renderings of the Holy City's dual identities, written by an acclaimed native son


A Bed in the Sticks

by Lee Dunne

A Bed in the sticks, Lee Dunne's sequel to Goodbye to the Hill opens with the hero, Paddy Maguire returning to Ireland after a short and dismal sojourn to England. He is bowed but undeaten and with his usual...


The Facts

by Philip Roth

A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that protrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels have been...


Dancer

Irish Book Award for Best Novel 2004

by Colum Mccann

From the acclaimed author of This Side of Brightness, the epic life and times of Rudolf Nureyev, reimagined in a dazzlingly inventive masterpiece-published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Nureyev's...


Before Versailles: Before the History You Know...a Novel of Louis XIV

by Karleen Koen

"A grand yet intimate look at the Sun King, a tale rich with detail and action."-Library Journal (Starred Review, one of the best historical novels of the year)

Before Versailles transports you to a world of...


A Place Called Armageddon: Constantinople 1453

by C.C. Humphreys

Gregoras had vowed never to return to Constantinople, the cursed home that had betrayed and scarred not only his mind, but his face, for all to see. But now with 100,000 Muslim soldiers outside its walls, he...


A Place Beyond Courage

by Elizabeth Chadwick

Sometimes Keeping Your Honor Means Breaking Your Word

The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper. John FitzGilbert is a man of honor and loyalty, sworn to royal service. When the old king...


The Master of All Desires

by Judith Merkle Riley

He may promise your heart's desires but what he delivers is eternal pain and destruction

1556 in Paris: Queen Catherine de Medici's astrologer, the prophet Nostradamus, has divined a dreadful secret. The queen...


Dishwasher

by Pete Jordan

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Part adventure, part parody, and part miraculous journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable...


The Ultimate Robinson Crusoe Bundle

by Daniel Defoe & Peter Longueville

This special collection brings together Daniel Defoe’s two adventure-filled novels about the now famous character, Robinson Crusoe, and Peter Longueville’s castaway story, The English Hermit. In The Life...


Firefly

by Severo Sarduy & Mark Fried

Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. The story is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an oversized head and underdeveloped...