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The Great Fire

The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard

A finalist for the National Book Award, this is an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. A man and woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, and struggle to reclaim their...

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The Idiot

The Idiot

Elif Batuman

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood

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May We Be Forgiven

May We Be Forgiven

A.M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.

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Outline

Outline

Rachel Cusk

Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens

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Planisphere

Planisphere

John Ashbery

Takes the reader on a dizzying journey in the company of a virtuoso and sorcerer who makes the commonplace magical, disorientates and teases, and conjures glimpses of 'horizons - bright and anxious': 'a space like a dream'.

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 Special priceLater Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012

Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012

Adrienne Rich

The final volume of poems assembled by America's most powerful and distinctive poetic voice.

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Eyes: Novellas and Stories

Eyes: Novellas and Stories

MR William H Gass, PhD (Washington University Gallery of Art)

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Anything Is Possible

Anything Is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

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Thus Bad Begins

Thus Bad Begins

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Infatuations comes the mesmerizing story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history-a novel about the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love.

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Human Acts

Human Acts

Han Kang

Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

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The Refugees

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

A collection of stories written over a twenty-year period that examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity.

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 Special priceNovember Road

November Road

Lou Berney

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centres on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second...

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A Little Life

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.

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 Special priceThe Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

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 Special priceThe Mothers

The Mothers

Brit Bennett

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

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 Special priceThe Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

James Purdy, John Waters

Celebrate an authentic American genius (Gore Vidal) in James Purdy's first complete short story collection.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

Alice McDermott

From the National Book Award-winning author comes a luminous, deeply humane novel about three generations of an Irish immigrant family in 1940s and 1950s Brooklyn - for fans of Anne Tyler, Anne Enright and Colm...

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 Special priceThe Reader

The Reader

Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

A German novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust.

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 Special priceCity on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg

It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring...

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 Special priceForest Dark

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

[A] novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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 Special priceThe Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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 Special priceMiss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Rachel Malik

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Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five...

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 Special priceEm And The Big Hoom

Em And The Big Hoom

Jerry Pinto

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes -...

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 Special price Read reviewKitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is the story of a girl who becomes a world-famous chef, told by those who love her, envy her and never forget her.

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Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Pierre Lemaitre

Following the horror of Irene and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter of Lemaitre's trilogy. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent...

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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing. -Frank Rich

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A Legacy of Spies (Audiobook)

A Legacy of Spies (Audiobook)

John Le Carre, Tom Hollander

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley, is living out his old age when a letter summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him.

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Greed

Greed

Elfriede Jelinek, Martin Chalmers

Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...

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 Special priceThe Last Empress

The Last Empress

Anchee Min

At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid. The author brings the important figures in...

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The Madagaskar Plan

The Madagaskar Plan

Guy Saville

The year is 1952. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany continues to consolidate power in Afrika. The Iynchpin to their final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has approved the resettlement of European Jews to the remote...

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 Special priceOnly Revolutions

Only Revolutions

Mark Z Danielewski

A pastiche of Joyce and Beckett, with heapings of Derrida's Glas and Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 thrown in for good measure, Danielewski's follow-up to House of Leaves is a similarly dizzying tour of the modernist...

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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Karshan, Anastasia Tolstoy

Morn, a masked king, rules over a realm to which he has restored order after a violent revolution. Secretly in love with Midia, the wife of a banished revolutionary, Morn finds himself facing renewed bloodshed and disaster when...

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