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A Packhorse Called Rachel

by Marcelle Kellermann

second; world; war; women; resistance; war; nazi; ardeche; maquis; french; france; agent ; french resistance; nazi; war; french; warfare; resistance; nazi germany; ss; second; auvergne; maquis; wartime memories;...


The Road Home

by Eliza Thomas

It occurred to Eliza Thomas when she hit her forties that home might be "someplace you made." A modest cabin in the woods of Vermont seemed like a good place to start. Thomas's funny, heartwarming experiences...


Day

by Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English...


Dawn

by Elie Wiesel

“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine;...


More Stories from My Father's Court

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Curt Leviant

A delightful sequel to a cherished autobiographical collection by the Nobel Laureate

In My Father's Court is one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most affecting autobiographical works. The stories in it, published...


How Should a Person Be?

by Sheila Heti

A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that's like "spending a day with your new best friend" (Bookforum)

Reeling from a failed marriage,...


When Women Were Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates

Terry Tempest Williams’s mother told her: “I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me...


Drinking the Rain

by Alix Kates Shulman

At fifty, Alix Kates Chulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense with political activism, family and literary community, and went to live alone on an...


Cutty, One Rock

by August Kleinzahler

Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness...


Crying at the Movies

by Madelon Sprengnether

"For years, I cried, not over my own losses, but at the movies. When bad things happened to me in real life, I didn't react. I seemed cool or indifferent. Yet in the dark and relative safety of the movie theater,...


To Love What Is

by Alix Kates Shulman

A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen  One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because,...


Black Mamba Boy

by Nadifa Mohamed

Yemen, 1935. Jama is a “market boy,” a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When...


Recovery

by John Berryman & Saul Bellow

In the author's words, Recovery is a novel about "the disease called alcoholism, recognized by the American Medical Association only in 1964."


Short Letter, Long Farewell

by Peter Handke

Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a month's journey across the United States.  The book opens in Providence, where a letter awaits the un-named...


Tommy's Sunset

by Hisako Tsurushima, Mayumi Ishikawa & Yoji Yamada

Tommy's Sunset is a translation of the acclaimed Japanese novel about the journey of a mother and her autistic child.


The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupr

by Sarah Kathryn York

?A Montreal anatomist hopes the preserved body of a giant will yield up the secrets of a man, in this first short story collection.


Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town

by Bryan Mealer

In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.

The loamy black “muck” that...


Ostrich Legs

by Alicia Kozameh

Partially autobiographical, this is a masterpiece of introspective, linguistically innovative fiction about the relationship between two sisters, one severely handicapped, the other gifted yet overlooked. Mariana...


For the Term of His Natural Life

by Marcus Clarke

For the Term of His Natural Life is a classic Australian novel of convict life. Relating the intricate and savage interplay between the jailers and the jailed, Marcus Clarke weaves the tragic tale of his wrongfully...


No Longer Human

by Osamu DAZAI

The poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas.Portraying himself as a failure,...