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A High Wind in Jamaica

by Richard Hughes & Francine Prose

Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century...


Butcher's Crossing

by John Williams & Michelle Latiolais

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles...


Stoner

by John Williams & John Mcgahern

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces...


The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming

by Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn & Wendell Berry

Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems...


Speedboat

by Renata Adler & Guy Trebay

When Speedboat burst on the scene in the late ’70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. Reading it...


Amsterdam Stories

by Nescio, Damion Searls & Joseph O'Neill

No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and...


Walkabout

by James Vance Marshall & Lee Siegel

A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother,...


The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel About John Wilkes Booth

by David Stacton & John Crowley

David Stacton’s The Judges of The Secret Court is a long-lost triumph of American fiction as well as one of the finest books ever written about the Civil War. Stacton’s gripping and atmospheric story revolves...


Alien Hearts

by Guy de Maupassant & Richard Howard

Alien Hearts was the last book that Guy de Maupassant finished before his death at the early age of forty-three. It is the most original and psychologically penetrating of his several novels, and the one in...


Summer Will Show

by Sylvia Townsend Warner & Claire Harman

Sophia Willoughby, a young Englishwoman from an aristocratic family and a person of strong opinions and even stronger will, has packed her cheating husband off to Paris. He can have his tawdry mistress. She...


Lolly Willowes

by Sylvia Townsend Warner & Alison Lurie

In Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family—a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while adding a dimension...


Love's Work

by Gillian Rose & Michael Wood

Love’s Work is at once a memoir and a book of philosophy. Written by the English philosopher Gillian Rose as she was dying of cancer, it is a book about both the fallibility and endurance of love, love that...


Ice Trilogy

by Vladimir Sorokin & Jamey Gambrell

A New York Review Books Original

 

In 1908, deep in Siberia, it fell to earth. THEIR ICE. A young man on a scientific expedition found it. It spoke to his heart, and his heart named him Bro. Bro felt the Ice....


The Enchanted April

by Elizabeth von Arnim & Cathleen Schine

A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their...


The Wedding of Zein

by Tayeb Salih, Denys Johnson-Davies & Hisham Matar

“The Wedding of Zein” unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih’s tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping,...


Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China

by David Kidd & John Lanchester

For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. "I used to hope," he writes, "that some bright young...


Nightmare Alley

by William Lindsay Gresham & Nick Tosches

Nightmare Alley begins with an extraordinary description of a freak-show geek—alcoholic and abject and the object of the voyeuristic crowd’s gleeful disgust and derision—going about his work at a county...


Varieties of Exile

by Mavis Gallant & Russell Banks

Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their...


Paris Stories

by Mavis Gallant & Michael Ondaatje

A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL

Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to The New Yorkerfor close to fifty years who has, in the words of The New York Times, "radically reshaped the...


The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories

by Mavis Gallant & Jhumpa Lahiri

A New York Review Books Original

Mavis Gallant is renowned as one of the great short-story writers of our day. This new gathering of long-unavailable or previously uncollected work presents stories from 1951...