Best Overlooked Books 2011
Riding the Trains in Japan: Travels in the Sacred and Supermodern East
Arriving late in Kyoto Patrick Holland cannot find a room for the night. Homeless and disorientated and in a place where loitering is not encouraged his only solution is to ride the trains. The train journey is the starting point...
Townie: A Memoir
Andre grew up in a town saturated with crime. To protect himself and others, he learned to fightreally well. He was soon on track to get killedor kill someone else. Only by becoming a writer like his father could Andre bridge the...
Somewhere in Della s consumptive, industrial wasteland of a city, a bomb goes off. It is not the first, and will not be the last. Reactions to the attacks are polarized. Police activity intensifies. Della s revolutionary parents...
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. Rendered with grace and precision, this breathtaking collection is narrated by women yearning for absolution,...
2006, Berlin. One afternoon, near Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi. He's a native Berliner and English teacher; she's an architectural photographer who has taken leave from her job in Australia. There is an instant attraction....
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
'Beautiful writing, a spot-on sense of place, wickedly funny dialogue, and an emotionally potent story charge this highly original, literary crime offering' GEORGE PELECANOS
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