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    The Canterbury Tales: With Linked Table of Contents by Geoffrey Chaucer    Little Jewel by Patrick Modiano    Cannibals in Love: A Novel by Mike Roberts    Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier    Anna Karenina: With Linked Table of Contents by Leo Tolstoy    Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall    The Last of the Mohicans: With Linked Table of Contents by James Fenimore Cooper    The Lady of the Camellias: With Linked Table of Contents by Alexandre Dumas    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka    The Unseen World: A Novel by Liz Moore    Miss Jane: A Novel by Brad Watson    A Whole Life: A Novel by Robert Seethaler    The Audacity of Goats by J. F. Riordan    Before by Carmen Boullosa    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Original Illustrations by Sidney Paget) by Arthur Conan Doyle    The Vision Will Come by Joseph Dylan    Been in the Storm So Long by Terry Jordan    Angels of Detroit by Christopher Hebert    Hot Milk by Deborah Levy    Summary of Vinegar Girl: by Anne Tyler | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    Black Water: A Novel by Louise Doughty    Children of the New World: Stories by Alexander Weinstein    Little Nothing by Marisa Silver    The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn    Thicker than Water by Richard Rossiter    Fresno Stories (New Directions Bibelot) by William Saroyan    The Invoice: A Novel by Jonas Karlsson    A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles    Shadow of Whimsy: A Cape Cod Love Story by Ann Hymes    Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer    The Story of a Brief Marriage: A Novel by Anuk Arudpragasam    The Darkest Secret: A Novel by Alex Marwood    The Perception of Meaning by Hisham Bustani    The Desert: Or, the Life and Adventures of Jubair Wali al-Mammi by Albert Memmi    My Torturess by Bensalem Himmich    Monarch of the Square: An Anthology of Muhammad Zafzaf's Short Stories by Mbarek Sryfi    Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt by Jurji Zaydan    Beyond Love by Ikram Masmoudi    The Life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal    My Bird by Fariba Vafi    Canceled Memories: A Novel by Nazik Yared    Fel by Ahmet Mithat Efendi    Land of Enchantment by Liza Wieland    The Tumble Inn by William Loizeaux    The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman    Angel of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap    The Language of Sisters by Cathy Lamb    Blitz by David Trueba    The Nix: A novel by Nathan Hill    Loom: A Novel by Therese Chehade

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Cow Country

Cow Country by Adrian Jones PearsonWhen a down-on-his-luck educational administrator arrives into the makeshift bus shelter of Cow Eye Junction, he finds a drought-stricken town and its community college on the precipice of institutional ruin. Struggling to navigate this strange world of bloated calf scrota, orgiastic math instruction, and onrushing regional accreditors, Charlie must devise a plan to lead Cow Eye Community College through the perils of continuous improvement to the triumphant culmination of world history. Deftly blending the lunacies of contemporary academia with the tragic consequences of New World nation-building,...
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Down Sterling Road

Down Sterling Road by Adrian Kelly

Eleven-year-old Jacob McKnight doesn't like running. He doesn't like the hills, the cold wind, the slushy electrolyte drinks, the interval training. He doesn't like the way his dad is always pushing him: harder, faster, what's wrong with you, boy? But mostly he doesn't like the way it gives him time to think about the accident that shattered his brother's body and his parents' marriage.

Jacob would rather be drawing than running. He likes the Anatomy Colouring Book his dad gave him, and he likes how it helps him to better draw superheroes, with their unbreakable bodies. He likes, too, how drawing...

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Portobello Notebook

Portobello Notebook by Adrian KennyThis collection of stories is set in Portobello, on the edge of Dublin city centre, just inside the canal. The stories reflect on characters on the edge of life, personalities that do not quite fit in: Michael, the country boy who drowns himself; Harry, the old Jewish dealer living alone; Liam, the crude but jovial emigrant returning to Ireland for a visit. Through the author's eyes, and through the eyes of his other characters, we follow his progress from the first story, ‘Settling In', to the final one, ‘Mr Pock'. Old friends are met, in loss or renewal, making or trying to make fresh starts,...
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A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun"Harun is heir apparent to Louise Erdrich and Harry Crews... Readers will be swept away by this breathless, absorbing novel."
--Claire Vaye Watkins, The New York Times Book Review


In this mysterious and chilling novel, girls, mostly Native, are vanishing from the sides of a notorious highway in the isolated Pacific Northwest. Leo Kreutzer and his friends are barely touched by these disappearances-until a series of enigmatic strangers arrive in their remote mountain town, beguiling and bewitching them.

It seems as if the devil himself has appeared among them.

The intoxicatingly lush debut novel...

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Constellation

Constellation by Adrien BoscThis best-selling debut novel from one of France??s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France??s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers

On October 27, 1949, Air France??s new plane, the Constellation, launched by the extravagant Howard Hughes, welcomed thirty-eight passengers aboard. On October 28, no longer responding to air traffic controllers, the plane disappeared while trying to land on the island of Santa Maria, in the Azores. No one survived.
The question Adrien Bosc??s novel asks is not so much how, but why? What were the...

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Man Camp: A Novel

Man Camp: A Novel by Adrienne BrodeurA biologist studying patterns of sexual selection, Lucy Stone knows a lot about mating–particularly that in the animal kingdom, males will go to any length to attract females. Why, then, are their human counterparts so hopeless in courtship?

This is the question that Lucy and her best friend, Martha McKenna, struggle to answer. Consider Adam, Lucy's boyfriend of two years, who demonstrates on an ostensibly romantic camping trip that he can't build a fire, split wood, or jump-start a car. Worse still, he's scared to go into the woods after dark. Or take Jesse, Martha's younger brother, an opera...

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The Daughters: A Novel

The Daughters: A Novel by Adrienne Celt

In this virtuosic debut, a world-class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family tree.

Lulu can't sing. Since the traumatic birth of her daughter, the internationally renowned soprano hasn't dared utter a note. She's afraid that her body is too fragile and that she may have lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse afflicting all of the mothers in her family.

When Lulu was a child, her strong-willed grandmother Ada filled her head with fables of the family's enchanted history in the Polish countryside. A fantastical lore took hold—an incantatory mix of young...

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The Coast of Akron: A Novel

The Coast of Akron: A Novel by Adrienne Miller

"At last, The Coast of Akron! Adrienne Miller is one of the wittiest and most humane writers we have, bringing to mind at once Dorothy Parker, Mary McCarthy, and M.F.K. Fisher." -Dave Eggers


Adrienne Miller, in her dazzlingly ambitious and hilarious first novel, introduces us to the unforgettable Haven family of Akron, Ohio. This is not your typical Midwestern family, and Lowell Haven is a most unusual patriarch. He's a seducer, a wannabe aristocrat, a liar. Jenny, his former wife, was a brilliant artist, but is today a broken woman with a secret.


In the thirty years since Lowell and Jenny met,...

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The True Memoirs of Little K: A Novel

The True Memoirs of Little K: A Novel by Adrienne Sharp

Exiled in Paris, tiny, one-hundred-year-old Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs before all that she believes to be true is forgotten. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly charming prima ballerina assoluta of the tsar's Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg. Now, as she looks back on her tumultuous life, she can still recall every slight she ever suffered, every conquest she ever made.

Kschessinka's riveting storytelling soon thrusts us into a world lost to time: that great intersection of the Russian court and the Russian theater. Before the revolution,...

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Chez Moi

Chez Moi by Agnes DesartheAt forty-three , Myriam has been a wife, mother, and lover-but never a restauranteur. When she opens Chez Moi in a quiet neighborhood in Paris, she has no idea how to run a business, but armed only with her love of cooking, she is determined to try. Barely able to pay the rent, Myriam secretly sleeps in the dining room and bathes in the kitchen sink, while struggling to come to terms with the painful memories of her past. But soon enough her delectable cuisine brings her many neighbors to Chez Moi, and Myriam finds that she may get a second chance at life and love. Redolent with the sights,...
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The Time Is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

The Time Is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History by Agnes HellerThe Time Is Out of Joint presents an examination of Shakespeare's distinctly modern confrontation with time and temporality, the difference between the truth of the fact, that of theory, and that of interpretation and revelatory truth, and finds that Shakespeare anticipated post-metaphysical philosophy and its central concerns at a time when modern metaphysics had not yet reached it speak.
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The Bird Tribunal

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes RavatnTwo people in exile. Two secrets. As the past tightens its grip, there may be no escape... TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough... Haunting, consuming...
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The Mares of Lenin Park

The Mares of Lenin Park by Agustin D. MartinezWinner of Prize Americana, The Mares of Lenin Park is the story of Uli, a fourteen-year-old Cuban boy, who struggles to reconcile his deceased father's heroic past with his mother Graciela's new marriage. Finding it more and more difficult to live in the economic times of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union, Uli learns that the Revolutionaries are closer than expected - importing drugs to support the failing economy. These discoveries catapult him into a journey involving work camps, murder, and a voyage at sea.
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All Whom I Have Loved

All Whom I Have Loved by Aharon AppelfeldThe haunting story of a Jewish family in Eastern Europe in the 1930s that prefigures the fate of the Jews during World War II.At the center is nine-year-old Paul Rosenfeld, the beloved only child of divorced parents, through whose eyes we view a dissolving, increasingly chaotic world. Initially, Paul lives with his mother–a secular, assimilated schoolteacher, who he adores until she Â"betraysÂ" him by marrying the gentile André. He is then sent to live with his father–once an admired avant-garde artist, but now reviled by the critics as a Â"decadent Jew,Â" who drowns his anger,...
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Katerina

Katerina by Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld is the award-winning author of more than twenty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including Badenheim 1939, Tzili, The Iron Tracks, and The Story of a Life. He lives in Jerusalem.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Until the Dawn's Light: A Novel

Until the Dawn's Light: A Novel by Aharon Appelfeld

***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER (2012)***

From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed writer ("One of the best novelists alive" —Irving Howe): a Jewish woman marries a gentile laborer in turn-of-the-century Austria, with disastrous results.

A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria in the early years of the twentieth century. At school one day she meets Adolf, who comes from a family of peasant laborers. Tall and sturdy, plainspoken and uncomplicated, Adolf is unlike anyone Blanca has ever...

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Tzili: The Story of a Life

Tzili: The Story of a Life by Aharon AppelfeldThe youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has been a failure, she is simple and meek, and she seems more at home with the animals in the field than with people. And so when her panic-stricken family flees the encroaching Nazi armies, Tzili is left behind to fend for herself. At first seeking refuge with the local peasants, she is eventually forced to escape from them as well, and she takes to the forest, living a solitary existence until she is discovered by another Jewish refugee,...
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Suddenly, Love: A Novel

Suddenly, Love: A Novel by Aharon Appelfeld

A poignant, heartbreaking new work by "one of the best novelists alive" (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other's lives in ways they could never have imagined.

Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident, in Israel after World War II. A retired investment adviser, he lives alone (his first wife and baby daughter were killed by the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish second wife) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena, in her mid-thirties, is the unmarried daughter...

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The Map of Love

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif"Vivid, passionate and shedding, as true love does, a brilliant, revealing light on the world beyond itself."--The Sunday Telegraph (London)

"Epic--. Soueif is at her most eloquent on the subject of her homeland, her prose rich with historical detail and debate. Ultimately, Egypt emerges as the true heroine of this novel."--The Independent (London)

"Ahdaf Soueif has a talent for blending the personal and political and getting under the skin of each one of her characters."--Independent on Sunday (London)

"A magnificent work, reminiscent of Marquez and Allende in its breadth and confidence."--The...

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In the Eye of the Sun

In the Eye of the Sun by Ahdaf SoueifSet amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this vivid and highly-acclaimed novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the lives of Arab women today. Here, a woman who grows up among the Egyptian elite, marries a Westernized husband, and, while pursuing graduate study, becomes embroiled in a love affair with an uncouth Englishman.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Dust of Promises

The Dust of Promises by Ahlem Mosteghanemi'In a voice as dim as a lighthouse on a rainy night, he said, "Beware of loving a woman who loves bridges.†?'

Once upon a September in Paris...

Still heartsick over the break-up of his relationship with the alluring, elusive novelist Hayat, the narrator of The Dust of Promises finds himself adrift in Paris, where he has come to receive a photography award.

His photograph of a traumatised war-orphan has been declared profoundly affecting by the judges, but he knows that no picture can ever fully capture the desolation and destruction he has witnessed in his Algerian homeland.

When he stumbles...
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Allah is Not Obliged

Allah is Not Obliged by Ahmadou KouroumaALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa's most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war...
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A Mind at Peace

A Mind at Peace by Ahmet Hamdi TanpinarSurviving the childhood trauma of his parents' untimely deaths in the early skirmishes of World War I, Mümtaz is raised and mentored in Istanbul by his cousin Ihsan and his cosmopolitan family of intellectuals. Having lived through the tumultuous cultural revolutions following the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the early Turkish Republic, each is challenged by the difficulties brought about by such rapid social change.
The promise of modernization and progress has given way to crippling anxiety rather than hope for the future. Fragmentation and destabilization seem the only certainties...
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The Time Regulation Institute

The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi TanpinarA literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation

Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state.

At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters-a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"-at...

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Fel

Fel by Ahmet Mithat Efendi

Ahmet Midhat Efendi's famous 1875 novel Felâtun Bey and Râkim Efendi takes place in late nineteenth-century Istanbul and follows the lives of two young men who come from radically different backgrounds. Râkim Efendi is an erudite, self-made man, one who is ambitious and cultivated enough to mingle with a European crowd. In contrast, Felâtun Bey is a spendthrift who lacks intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic. Squandering his wealth and education, he leads a life of decadence.
The novel traces Râkim and Felâtun's relationships with multiple characters, charting their romances and...

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The Ramblers

The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City.

Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan??"the Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village??"The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley??s...

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Blind Man's Bluff

Blind Man's Bluff by Aidan Higgins

A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons, Aidan Higgins's Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comic insights into sight itself, as well as other varied indignities: personal, historical, and literary.

Perversely, but perhaps appropriately, Aidan Higgins—one of the few contemporary writers worthy of comparison with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his 85th year-—has chosen to wait until his sight has nearly left him to assemble this collection of visual treats. A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons—the latter never before published, though familiar to all of Higgins's correspondents...
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On the Floor: A Novel

On the Floor: A Novel by Aifric Campbell

"The smartest financial novel since The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the first with a fully drawn female heroine."--Frank Partnoy, bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O.: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader and Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Longlisted for the Orange Prize


A hard-living investment banker has three days to decide her destiny in this thrilling novel.


It has been 182 days of vodka and insomnia since Geri Molloy got dumped. A twenty-eight-year-old investment banker with a rare knack for numbers, Geri counts the days since her breakup with the same determination that has made her...

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Under Budapest

Under Budapest by Ailsa KayAilsa Kay lays out the literary equivalent of a jigsaw puzzle in Under Budapest, bringing into stark relief the triumphs, calamities, and desperation of two North American Hungarian families and those whose lives they've touched. There's Agnes and Tibor, mother and son, travelling to Hungary for reasons they keep to themselves, he to recover from a disastrous love affair, she to search for a sister gone missing during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. There's Janos, a self-styled player and petty thug, who schemes to make it rich in post-communist Hungary. And there's Gyula and Zsofi, caught up...
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee BenderAIMEE BENDER is the author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. She has received two Pushcart prizes and was nominated for the Tiptree Award in 2005.

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An Invisible Sign of My Own: A Novel

An Invisible Sign of My Own: A Novel by Aimee BenderAimee Bender's stunning debut collection, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, proved her to be one of the freshest voices in American fiction. Now, in her first novel, she builds on that early promise.

Mona Gray was ten when her father contracted a mysterious illness and she became a quitter, abandoning each of her talents just as pleasure became intense. The only thing she can't stop doing is math: She knocks on wood, adds her steps, and multiplies people in the park against one another. When Mona begins teaching math to second-graders, she finds a ready audience. But the difficult and wonderful...

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The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

The Secret Society of Demolition Writers by Aimee BenderWhat would you write if no one knew who you were?

In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously–and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights.

Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features...

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The Color Master: Stories

The Color Master: Stories by Aimee BenderThe bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is "moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange" (People), "richly imagined and bittersweet" (Vanity Fair), and "full of provocative ideas" (The Boston Globe). In her deft hands, "relationships and mundane activities take on mythic qualities" (The Wall Street Journal).

In this collection, Bender's unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories...

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Dreaming in Polish

Dreaming in Polish by Aimee BenderA Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection

The old man and the old woman always dreamed the same dreams. Everyone in Celia's town knows the couple, married sixty years, with wrinkled skin down to their wrists—but one summer, while Celia takes care of her father, refusing to join her mother on the next leg of their concentration camp museum tour, the old man and the old woman start prophesying, and the town is forever changed.

"Dreaming in Polish" invites the reader to look at the world through Aimee Bender's unique funhouse vision, a world twisted on its axis yet as gloriously tangible as...

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The Reeducation of Cherry Truong: A Novel

The Reeducation of Cherry Truong: A Novel by Aimee Phan

Cherry Truong's parents have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California home, sending him to Vietnam to live with distant relatives. Determined to bring him back, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to their homeland and finds herself on a journey to uncover her family's decades-old secrets--hidden loves, desperate choices, and lives ripped apart by the march of war and currents of history.

The Reeducation of Cherry Truong tells the story of two fierce and unforgettable families, the Truongs and the Vos: their harrowing escape from Vietnam after the war, the betrayal that...

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The World Before Us: A Novel

The World Before Us: A Novel by Aislinn HunterIn the tradition of A. S. Byatt's Possession, a hauntingly poignant novel about madness, loss, and the ties that bind our past to our present

Deep in the woods of northern England, somewhere between a dilapidated estate and an abandoned Victorian asylum, fifteen-year-old Jane Standen lived through a nightmare. She was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, lost her. The little girl was never found, leaving her family and Jane devastated.

Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a final research...

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Family Life: A Novel

Family Life: A Novel by Akhil Sharma

"Outstanding...Every page is alive and surprising, proof of [Sharma's] huge, unique talent."—David Sedaris

Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision.

We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets,...

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Tales of Moonlight and Rain

Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda

First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period's fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji's brilliant 1953 film Ugetsu.

The title Ugetsu monogatari (literally "rain-moon tales") alludes to the belief that mysterious beings appear on cloudy, rainy nights and in mornings with a lingering moon. In "Shiramine," the vengeful ghost of the former emperor...

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The Possibility of Snow

The Possibility of Snow by Al RiskeAn engaging, lyrical, and, at times, disturbing novel, The Possibility of Snow tells the story of a once-promising friendship that dissolves into antagonism. Steve and Neil room together at a small college in New England and soon become fast friends, until things go strangely wrong. Steve is eccentric, slightly paranoid, and too perceptive for his own good. He knows the difference between what people say and what they do. Neil is reflective, sincere, and not as together as he seems. There's not much he's sure of anymore. They know each other very well and understand each other not at all.
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The Yacoubian Building

The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany

This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.

All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician,...

Alaa Al Aswany25 Mar 2014$11.99

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The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel

The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel by Alaa Al AswanyFrom the most popular Egyptian novelist of his generation ("a suitable heir to the mantle worn by Naguib Mahfouz" —The Guardian), a rollicking, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post–World War II Cairo.

Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar fell into penury and moved his family to Cairo, where he was forced into menial work at the Automobile Club—a refuge of colonial luxury for its European members. There, Alku, the lifelong Nubian retainer of Egypt's corrupt and dissolute king, lords it over the staff, a squabbling but tight-knit group, who...

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Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet

Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet by AlaiA lively and cinematic twentieth-century epic, Red Poppies focuses on the extravagant and brutal reign of a clan of Tibetan warlords during the rise of Chinese Communism. The story is wryly narrated by the chieftain's son, a self-professed "idiot" who reveals the bloody feuds, seductions, secrets, and scheming behind his family's struggles for power. When the chieftain agrees to grow opium poppies with seeds supplied by the Chinese Nationalists in exchange for modern weapons, he draws Tibet into the opium trade -- and unwittingly plants the seeds for a downfall. A "swashbuckling novel" (New...
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On Love: A Novel

On Love: A Novel by Alain De BottonThe best-selling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Art of Travel revisits his utterly charming debut novel, On Love. The narrator is smitten by Chloe on a Paris–London flight, and by the time they??ve reached the luggage carousel he knows he is in love. He loves her chestnut hair, watery green eyes, the gap that makes her teeth Kantian and not Platonic, and her views on Heidegger??s Being and Time — but he hates her taste in shoes. Plotting the course of their affair from the initial delirium of infatuation to the depths of suicidal despair, through a fit of anhedonia — defined...
Alain De Botton22 Nov 2015$15.00

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The Penalty Area

The Penalty Area by Alain Gillot
Alain Gillot5 Aug 2016$9.99

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Memoirs of a Porcupine

Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain MabanckouAll human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some doubles are benign, others wicked. This legend comes to life in Alain Mabanckou's outlandish, surreal, and charmingly nonchalant Memoirs of a Porcupine.
When Kibandi, a boy living in a Congolese village, reaches the age of 11, his father takes him out into the night and forces him to drink a vile liquid from a jar that has been hidden for years in the earth. This is his initiation. From now on, he and his double, a porcupine, become accomplices in murder. They attack neighbors, fellow villagers, and people who simply cross...
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Broken Glass

Broken Glass by Alain MabanckouAlain Mabanckou's riotous new novel centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. In a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering, a former schoolteacher and bar regular nicknamed Broken Glass has been elected to record their stories for posterity. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as one denizen after another wants to rewrite history in an attempt at making sure his portrayal will properly reflect their exciting and dynamic lives. Despondent over this apparent triumph of self-delusion over self-awareness, Broken Glass drowns his...
Alain Mabanckou31 May 2014$13.95

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Repetition: A Novel

Repetition: A Novel by Alain Robbe-GrilletReminiscent of Orson Welles's The Third Man, Repetition is an atmospheric spy novel of violence, mystery, and tricks of the eye, set in a bombed-out 1949 Berlin. Henri Robin, a special agent of the French secret service, arrives in the ruined city and feels linked to it by a vague and recurrent memory. There is a shooting, a kidnapping, druggings, encounters with pimps and teenage whores, police interrogations, even torture. Bits and pieces of the Oedipus story resonate through the book's elegant labyrinth as Robin slowly senses that he was in Berlin before — as a child, with his mother, perhaps...
Alain Robbe-Grillet30 Apr 2014$13.00

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The Clothes They Stood Up In

The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan BennettThe Ransomes had been burgled. "Robbed," Mrs. Ransome said. "Burgled," Mr. Ransome corrected. Premises were burgled; persons were robbed. Mr. Ransome was a solicitor by profession and thought words mattered. Though "burgled" was the wrong word too. Burglars select; they pick; they remove one item and ignore others. There is a limit to what burglars can take: they seldom take easy chairs, for example, and even more seldom settees. These burglars did. They took everything.

This swift-moving comic fable will surprise you with its concealed depths. When the sedate Ransomes return from the opera to...

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The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett

From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In

A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon...

Alan Bennett14 May 2015$13.99

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Smut: Stories

Smut: Stories by Alan Bennett

One of England's finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in two tender and surprising stories.

In The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson, a recently bereaved widow finds interesting ways to supplement her income by performing as a patient for medical students, and renting out her spare room. Quiet, middle-class, and middle-aged, Mrs. Donaldson will soon discover that she rather enjoys role-play at the hospital, and the irregular and startling entertainment provided by her tenants.

In The Shielding of Mrs....

Alan Bennett21 May 2015$14.99

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