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Astonish Me

by Maggie Shipstead

From the prize-winning author of Seating Arrangements comes an exquisitely written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations.


The Sojourn

Chautauqua Prize 2012, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

by Andrew Krivak

National Book Award Finalist

Chautauqua Prize Winner

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winner

“Some writers are good at drawing a literary curtain over reality, and then there are writers who raise the veil and lead...


by Will Self

May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds...

Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife

by Sam Savage & Michael Mikolowski

"I had always imagined that my life story...would have a great first line: something like Nabokov's 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins;' or if I could not do lyric, then something sweeping like Tolstoy's...

The Quarry Wood

by Nan Shepherd

When Martha accepts a place at university, her decision is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. This is the story of a young woman's journey to maturity and independence,...

The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

by Norman Lock

?[Norman Lock?s fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights.? ?NPR

Huck Finn and Jim float on their raft across a continuum of shifting seasons, feasting on a limitless supply...

My Biggest Lie

by Luke Brown

'There was a time not long ago when I thought that lying was the most natural thing in the world. It was fun. It was addictive. And I forgot, temporarily, what was true and what was false. Or it was simply that...

After Delores

by Sarah Schulman

A new edition of Sarah Schulman’s 1988 novel, about a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her. Her attempts to find love again are funny, sexy,...

The King of Good Intentions

by John Andrew Fredrick

Set in Los Angeles in the early 90s, the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break/big gig. It’s also the story of the the...

Little Cat

by Tamara Faith Berger

Two novels, two young women at the frontiers of sex.

Like a series of Penthouse letters penned by Kathy Acker, Lie With Me recounts a woman's sexual escapades, picking up random men in bars for a series of increasingly...

Ghost Moth

by Michele Forbes

Irish Book Awards Shortlist

Library Journal Best Indie Fiction of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book Staff Pick

Concord Monitor/Concord Insider Book of the Week

Chatelaine magazine Book Club selection


A Proper Knowledge

by Michelle Latiolais

“Every passionate reader lives for that first page of a book that alerts her, straightaway, she’ll be sorry when the book ends. So it is with Michelle Latiolais’ astonishing, sparklingly intelligent new...

The Blue Guitar

by Ann Ireland

Nerves crunch at the international classical guitar competition in Montreal. There is more than pretty music being performed on this stage.

At the International Classical Guitar Competition in Montreal, top-flight...

Monkey Boy

by Francisco Goldman

"Full of rebellious comedy and vitality... Goldman’s autobiographical immersion answers the urgent cry of memory... [He] is a natural storyteller—funny, intimate, sarcastic, all-noticing.” —James Wood,...

Savage Gerry

by John Jantunen

?John Jantunen consistently zigs where other narratives would zag, creating a story that is far stranger and disturbing.? ? Shelf Awareness

A thrilling apocalyptic tale that rushes from the inside of a prison...

A Brief View from the Coastal Suite

by Karen Hofmann

Includes Author-Curated Discussion Questions!

The reunited Lund siblings, separated as children by Social Services, find that family, whether held together by blood or by choice, can be both a curse and a blessing,...

Dominion of Mercy

by Danial Neil

Edinburgh, 1917: Headstrong Highland lass Mary Stewart is a vibrant woman forced into the world?s oldest profession in order to provide for her ailing father and younger sister in the city?s Old Town. When her...

Las hermanas Agüero

by Cristina Garcia

When Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was published in 1992, The New York Times called the author "a magical new writer...completely original." The book was nominated for a National Book Award,...

My Claustrophobic Happiness

by Jeanne Randolph

Inspired by Athanasius' The Temptations of St. Anthony in which the protagonist is repeatedly beset by desert demons, My Claustrophobic Happiness offers La Betty, a wealthy condo inhabitant whose cloistered...

Image Decay

by Mark Lisac

Includes author-curated discussion questions!

Mark Lisac?s Image Decay returns to the pugnacious world of backroom politics laid out in his award-nominated Where the Bodies Lie. Set again in that ?unnamed capital...