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The Twenty-Seventh City (25th Anniversary Edition)

by Jonathan Franzen & Philip Weinstein

25th Anniversary Edition

Picador Modern Classics

Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times.

 

St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly...


The World Is Flat 3.0

by Thomas L. Friedman & Oliver Wyman

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman...


Revenge

by Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder

“It's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book… [and] one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants,...


Limitless

by Alan Glynn

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA

A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs...


A Cuban Boxer's Journey

by Brin-Jonathan Butler

THE STORY OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING DECISION TO DEFECT IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

“What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight...


How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...


Daughters of the House

by Michele Roberts

A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts' acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same...


The Affairs of Others

by Amy Grace Loyd

A MESMERIZING DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN, HAUNTED BY LOSS, WHO REDISCOVERS PASSION AND POSSIBILITY WHEN SHE'S DRAWN INTO THE TANGLED LIVES OF HER NEIGHBORS

Five years after her young husband’s death, Celia...


Chaos Theory

by Anuvab Pal

Sunita and Mukesh are friends. He's cynical, from Calcutta, cocky and well-read. She's clever, curious and amused by him. It's the 1960s, Delhi University. Fashionable movies play at the art deco cinemas, Nehruvian...


Hidden Depths

by Robin Waterfield

With wit and verve Robin Waterfield brings the bizarre story of hypnotism to life. A lively mixture of popular history, science and psychology, Hidden Depths is the definitive work on hypnosis. From its origins...


Newton

by Patricia Fara

Isaac Newton is now universally celebrated as a genius of science, renowned for his innovatory work on gravity and optics. Yet Newton did not always enjoy such legendary status. His posthumous reputation has...


Fruit of the Lemon

by Andrea Levy

From Andrea Levy, author of Small Island and winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Best of the Best Orange Prize, comes a story of one woman and two islands.

 Faith Jackson knows little about her...


Chemistry and Other Stories

by Ron Rash

A Picador Paperback Original From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South.

 

In Ron Rash's stories,...


Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

by Donald Antrim

"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New YorkerIn the seaside community of Donald Antrim’s Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless....


Trials of the Monkey

by Matthew Chapman

"When Darwin called his second book The Descent of Man instead of The Ascent of Man he was thinking of his progeny."

So declares Darwin's great-great grandson Matthew Chapman as he leaves behind his stressful...


Collected Prose

by Paul Auster

An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters.

The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Oracle Night presents here a highly personal...


No Logo

by Naomi Klein

NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies...


Blue Windows

by Barbara Wilson

From Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christian Science, to Deepak Chopra, Americans have struggled with the connection between health and happiness. Barbara Wilson was taught by her Christian Scientist...


The White Boy Shuffle

by Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...