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 Special priceSweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

William Boyd

From the internationally bestselling author of Restless and Any Human Heart comes a novel of one photographer's extraordinary career--a tale of love and war in the twentieth century.

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 Special priceCarol

Carol

Patricia Highsmith

First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of fifties' New York.

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 Special priceReport from the Interior

Report from the Interior

Paul Auster

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, the author now remembers the experience of his development from within, through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world, as well...

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 Special priceMy Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

David Heatley

What if you wrote and drew a comic strip that honestly depicted every sexual experience you ever had, from junior school (don't ask) to last week (ditto)? It would force you to re-examine your life in ways that would make your...

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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 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 priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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 Special priceThe Waves

The Waves

Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Beer

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel.The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on...

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 Special priceTender is the Night

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple. A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt. When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Diver's calculated perfection...

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 Special priceTo The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf, Eavan Boland, Maud Ellmann

'To the Lighthouse' was Virginia Woolf's fifth novel, and was the first book to win her a large public. The story of an English middle class family in the years leading up to the First World War, it has remained the most popular...

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 Special priceThe Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded

William Burroughs

This is the second novel, alongside 'The Soft Machine' and 'Nova Express', in William Burroughs' classic 'Cut-Up Trilogy'.

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 Special priceSoft Machine

Soft Machine

William Burroughs

The first novel in William Burroughs' anarchic 'Cut-Up Trilogy'.

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 Special priceThe Rainbow

The Rainbow

D. H. Lawrence

Tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family and their struggles with each other and themselves.

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A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

Sebastian Faulks

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Birdsong comes a new novel about love and warNfive transporting stories and five unforgettable lives, linked across centuries.

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 Special priceThe Place of Dead Roads

The Place of Dead Roads

William Burroughs

A controversial reworking of well-trodden American myth by the author of 'Naked Lunch'.

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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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 Special priceO Pioneers!

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather

A tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie. It is also about what it means to be American.

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My Childhood

My Childhood

Maxim Gorky

A book about being a boy which is a part of Russian literature.

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 Special priceThe House of Ulloa

The House of Ulloa

Emilia Pardo Bazan

Set in a Spanish mansion, this is the story of innocent and timid Father Julian Alvarez as he tries to turn the aristocratic owner away from drinking, womanizing and emptying the last of the family coffers.

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 Special priceFathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons

Ivan Turgenev, Peter Carson

Returning home after years away at university, Arkady is proud to introduce his clever friend Bazarov to his father and uncle. But their guest soon stirs up unrest on the quiet country estate - his outspoken nihilist views and his...

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 Special priceThe Betrothed

The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni, Bruce Penman

Two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself. Forced to flee, they are then cruelly separated, and must face many dangers including plague, famine and...

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The Wentworths

The Wentworths

Katie Arnoldi

Arnoldi's searing portrait of a wealthy Westside Los Angeles family boldly dramatizes the dysfunction of the modern American family. Comic and horrifying, tragic and funny, The Wentworths is a shocking yet redemptive tale.

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 Special priceThe Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Patch and Gloria Gibson are the golden children of the Jazz Age. They marry and embark on a life of glittering parties, lavish expenditure and scandalous revelry. When the money dries up their marriage founders. In this...

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In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion

Michael Ondaatje

The stunning prequel to the Booker Prize-winning The English Patient

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The Illuminations

The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan

Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography.

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 Special priceThe Age of Reinvention

The Age of Reinvention

Karine Tuil, Sam Taylor

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 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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Transatlantic

Transatlantic

Colum McCann

McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel about that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both...

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In the Night of Time

In the Night of Time

Antonio Munoz Molina, Edith Grossman

October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty.

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Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Day/Night: Travels in the Scriptorium and Man in the Dark

Paul Auster (New Directions)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME, TWO EXISTENTIAL CLASSICS BY BESTSELLING NOVELIST PAUL AUSTER Day/Night brings together two metaphysical novels that mirror each other and are meant to be read in tandem: two men, each confined to...

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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The Skating Rink

The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.

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 Special pricePhilida

Philida

Andre Brink

Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...

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Heap House

Heap House

Edward Carey

Originally published: London: Hot Key Books, 2013.

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Spooner

Spooner

Pete Dexter

This is the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer Calmer Ottosson and his step son, Warren Spooner--a troubled adolescent-turned-violent-adult, whom Calmer will never understand.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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 Special priceEdge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Ken Follett

The epic final volume in the Century trilogy

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Middle C

Middle C

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

A literary event--the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by one of the most revered American writers, author of the universally acclaimed The Tunnel and Omensetter's Luck. Gass investigates the nature of human...

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...

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Home Land

Home Land

Sam Lipsyte

Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire.

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 Special priceThe Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...

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 Special priceBinky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green

An autobiographical portrayal of the author Justin Green's struggle with religion and his own neuroses.

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An Expensive Education

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...

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Two Friends

Two Friends

Alberto Moravia, Marina Harss, Thomas Erling Peterson

In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women, and morally ambiguous. Sergio's...

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A Fair Maiden

A Fair Maiden

Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

In the tradition of Oates's classic story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, A Fair Maiden is an unsettling, ambiguous tale of desire and control.

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 Special priceLights out in Wonderland

Lights out in Wonderland

DBC Pierre

Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same...

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 Special priceThe Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Irvine Welsh

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind....

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The Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

From the acclaimed author of A Woman in Jerusalem, a novel about a director, a screenwriter and an actress, old friends and colleagues who meet up for the first time in decades in Santiago de Compostela, and are forced to face...

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Another Beauty

Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot to be learned by listening to the...

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 Special priceSpeak Low

Speak Low

Carl Phillips

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America's most distinctive and one of poetry's most essential contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at...

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Scott Cohen (University of Surrey, UK), EM-J Staples, Ray Bradbury

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Michael Harvey

Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies sold

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 Special priceThe Sixth Key

The Sixth Key

Adriana Koulias

In late 2011 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s...In...

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The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

Will Eisner

An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.

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Gentle Axe

Gentle Axe

Morris R. N.

Porfiry Petrovich, the clever and levelheaded police
investigator who apprehended Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's 1866 novel
Crime and Punishment, has another case that demands his attention.
A man with a bloody axe in his belt is...

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.

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The Mammoth Book of Women's Erotic Fantasies

The Mammoth Book of Women’s Erotic Fantasies

Sonia Florens

A brand new modern cover for this bestselling erotica title.

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Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Emerald Germs Of Ireland

Mccabe Patrick

"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...

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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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Long, Last, Happy

Long, Last, Happy

Barry Hannah

Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.

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Lost In A Good Book

Lost In A Good Book

Fforde Jasper

The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that
began with "The Eyre Affair" continues with Jasper Fforde's
magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless
literary sleuth Thursday Next. When...

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 Special pricePoems 1959-2009

Poems 1959-2009

Frederick Seidal

These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, the best American poet writing...

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A Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

'A Scarcity of Love' tells the story of a young girl, rejected by her narcissistic and vengeful mother, whose life thereafter is a continuing series of betrayals that can lead only to the dead end of madness and death.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa, Ms Edith Grossman (University of Brasilia)

Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueno del Celta.

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