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Saints and Sinners: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2011

by Edna O'Brien Back Bay Books (May 09, 2011)

With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who-whether in the Irish countryside or London or New...


My Lucky Star

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2007

by Joe Keenan Back Bay Books (February 28, 2009)

In this hilarious, laser-sharp comedy, the Emmy(-winning writer and producer of "Frasier" sends up Hollywood pretense higher than it's ever been sent before.


The Hamilton Case: A Novel

Encore Award 2004

by Michelle de Kretser Back Bay Books (September 03, 2007)

A flamboyant beauty who once partied with the Prince of Wales and who now, in her seventh decade, has "gone native" in a Ceylonese jungle. A proud, Oxford-educated lawyer who unwittingly seals his own professional...


Me Talk Pretty One Day

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2001

by David Sedaris Back Bay Books (May 04, 2009)

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another...


Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 1996

by Vikram Chandra Back Bay Books (November 29, 2009)

Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students...


The Soul of A New Machine

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1982

by Tracy Kidder Back Bay Books (August 23, 2011)

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.

Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New...


Children of Crisis

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1973

by Robert Coles Back Bay Books (November 29, 2009)

In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts--revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977--constitute one of...