The Dinner Herman Koch

An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives - all over the course of one meal...

Operation Wandering Soul Richard Powers

Highly imaginative and emotionally powerful, this stunning novel about childhood innocence amidst the nightmarish disease and deterioration at the heart of modern Los Angeles was nominated for a Na...

The Balloonist MacDonald Harris

As in the best of Jules Verne or Albert Sanchez Pinol, The Balloonist is a gripping and surreal yarn, chilling and comic by turn, that brilliantly reinvents the Arctic adventure.It is July 1897, at...

Dusty Answer Rosamond Lehmann

Dusty Answer is Judith Earle's storyher solitary childhood spent in the seclusion of her riverside house, her awkward, intense experiences at Cambridge rounded with passion and disillusionment, and...

A Grain of Wheat Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret.

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The Anthologist Nicholson Baker

The Anthologist is narrated by Paul Chowder -- a once-in-a-while-published kind of poet who is writing the introduction to a new anthology of poetry.

What unfolds is a wholly entertaining and...

Crystal Vision Gilbert Sorrentino

Through formal inventiveness, Sorrentino liberates these characters from the confines of realism and gives us their world - zany, vulgar, hilarious, and exuberant.

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Hold Tight Christopher Bram

"Nazi intrigue in a homosexual brothel .

a spy thriller that breaks new ground."--Kirkus ReviewsHank Fayette, Seaman Second Class, had enlisted in his Texas hometown, used his shore leave to ...

Shoplifting from American Apparel Tao Lin

Set mostly in Manhattanalthough also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Floridathis autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young writer with a cul...

Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio Amara Lakhous

An investigation ensues and as each of the victim's neighbors is questioned, the reader is offered an all-access pass into the most colorful neighborhood in contemporary Rome.

Each character ...

Penguin Lost Andrey Kurkov

Viktor last seen in Death and the Penguin fleeing Mafia vengeance on an Antarctica-bound flight booked for Penguin Misha seizes a heaven-sent opportunity to return to Kiev with a new identity.

Blackstrap Hawco Kenneth J. Harvey

Fifteen years in the making, this book is the one Canadas heavyweight champ of brash and beautiful literature was meant to write.

An epic masterwork about Newfoundlands working class, Blackst...

The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro Alison Fell

This exquisite, exuberant, X-rated novel (Mirabella), set in feudal Japan, tells the story of a concubine who hires a stable boy to whisper erotic stories from behind a screen while she entertains ...

Middle Son Deborah Iida

For Spencer Fujii, Hawaii is not a vacation paradise but a place of hard work and heartache, the transplanted home of his Japanese-American family -- and the site of a long-ago tragedy that changed...

Space James A. Michener

This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of count men and womenpeople like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the Ameri...

The Town William Faulkner

This is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South.Like its predecessor The Hamlet and its successor ...

To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway

To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially aflo...

The Martyred Richard E. Kim

Set in mid-war Korea, The Martyred follows a South Korean intelligence officer's investigation into the deaths of 12 North Korean ministers by Communist forces. What is the truth, what is propagand...

Parasites Like Us Adam Johnson

In his acclaimed first novel, Parasites Like Us, Johnson takes us on an enthralling journey through memory, time, and the cost of mankind's quest for its own past.Anthropologist Hank Hannah has jus...

The Shiksa Syndrome Laurie Graff

But Aimees not about to let a man who doesnt even have a real job get her down.

Theres just one problem: all the shiksas are snapping them up!So when the very cute, Jewish, and gainfully empl...