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Ghosts of the Tsunami

Folio Prize 2018

by Richard Lloyd Parry Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 24, 2017)

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, NPR, GQ, The Economist, Bookforum, Amazon, and Lit Hub

The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan—by...


Locking Up Our Own

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2018

by James Forman, Jr. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on...


Half-light

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2018, National Book Award for Poetry 2017

by Frank Bidart Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 15, 2017)

The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary...


The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2016)

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


A Rage for Order

Lionel Gelber Prize 2017

by Robert F. Worth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2016)

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and...


Reconnaissance

Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry 2016

by Carl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2015)

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most respected poets

There's

a trembling inside the both of us,

there's a trembling, inside us both.

The territory of Reconnaissance is one where morals threaten...


Irrepressible

Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Literature 2016

by Emily Bingham Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 16, 2015)

Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald...


Gutshot

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2016

by Amelia Gray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...


House of Lords and Commons

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2016

by Ishion Hutchinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 20, 2016)

A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award

In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from...


The Sport of Kings

Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2016

by C. E. Morgan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2016)

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for FictionA Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist for...


The Sellout

Man Booker Prize 2016, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015

by Paul Beatty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2015)

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the...


Annihilation

Southern Reach Trilogy #1

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2015

by Jeff Vandermeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 22, 2014)

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his...


Lila

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists...


Faithful and Virtuous Night

National Book Award for Poetry 2014

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at...


Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2014

by Evan Osnos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

An Economist Best Book of 2014.

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade....


Parallax

T. S. Eliot Prize 2013

by Sinead Morrissey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2015)

A T. S. Eliot Prize–winning collection from one of Ireland's major contemporary poets

PARALLAX: (Astron.) Apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of an object, caused by actual change...


Metaphysical Dog

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2013

by Frank Bidart Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

A National Book Award Finalist

A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today

In "Those Nights," Frank Bidart writes: "We who could get...


This Is the Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2013

by Gavin Corbett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 05, 2013)

Anthony Sonaghan is hiding out in an old tenement house in Dublin: he fears he's reignited an ancient feud between the two halves of his family. Twenty-first-century Dublin may have shopping malls and foreign...


The Unwinding

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2013

by George Packer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 21, 2013)

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A New York Times Bestseller

Selected by New York Times' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013

One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013...


Scenes from Early Life

Ondaatje Prize 2013

by Philip Hensher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2013)

From the Man Booker–short-listed author of The Northern Clemency, a family and a nation—Bangladesh—are forged through storytelling, conversation, jokes, feuds, blood, songs, bravery, and sacrifice

In late...


The Sly Company of People Who Care

Ondaatje Prize 2012

by Rahul Bhattacharya Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2011)

In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful,...


The Long Song

Walter Scott Prize 2011

by Andrea Levy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA

Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed...


Thinking, Fast and Slow

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2011

by Daniel Kahneman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

Major New York Times bestseller

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011

A Globe and Mail Best Books of...


The Hare with Amber Eyes

Ondaatje Prize 2011

by Edmund De Waal Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2010)

The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only...


Clybourne Park

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2011

by Bruce Norris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2011)

Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing...


Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2010

by Wells Tower Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 17, 2009)

Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs. A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the inside of...


Truth

Broken Shore #2

Miles Franklin Award 2010

by Peter Temple Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 11, 2010)

Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoofaced drug dealer corrupting...


Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2008)

Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia,...


An Elegy for Easterly

Guardian First Book Award 2009

by Petina Gappah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 26, 2009)

A woman in a township in Zimbabwe is surrounded by throngs of dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his new job making coffins at No Matter Funeral Parlor brings unexpected riches;...


Lamentations of the Father

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2009

by Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 25, 2010)

When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces—one by...


2666

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2008

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 09, 2013)

THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM "ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS" (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across...


A Strange Eventful History

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography 2008

by Michael Holroyd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2010)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EBOOK DOES NOT CONTAIN PHOTOS INCLUDED IN THE PRINT EDITION.

Deemed "a prodigy among biographers" by The New York Times Book Review, Michael Holroyd transformed biography into an art. Now he...


Home

Women's Prize for Fiction 2009, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2008

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2008)

Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place...


The Secret Life of Words

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to...


Ilustrado

Man Asian Literary Prize 2008

by Miguel Syjuco Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

Garnering international prizes and acclaim before its publication, Ilustrado has been called "brilliantly conceived and stylishly executed . . .It is also ceaselessly entertaining, frequently raunchy, and effervescent...


The Rest Is Noise

Guardian First Book Award 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2007

by Alex Ross Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2007)

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward...


I've Got a Home in Glory Land

Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2007

by Karolyn Smardz Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring—and successful—daylight...


The Broken Shore

Broken Shore #1

Gold Dagger Award 2007

by Peter Temple Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2008)

Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is—one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa,...


Soldier's Heart

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2007

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2007)

Elizabeth D. Samet and her students learned to romanticize the army "from the stories of their fathers and from the movies." For Samet, it was the old World War II movies she used to watch on TV, while her students...


The Janissary Tree

Yashim the Eunuch #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2007

by Jason Goodwin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

This first book in the Investigator Yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue, introduces Investigator Yashim: In 1830s Istanbul,...


Tree of Smoke

National Book Award for Fiction 2007

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2007)

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the...


District and Circle

T. S. Eliot Prize 2006

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2014)

Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost...


The Echo Maker

National Book Award for Fiction 2006

by Richard Powers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2007)

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark...


The Confessions of Max Tivoli

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2005

by Andrew Sean Greer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2007)

Today Show Book Club Pick

An extraordinarily haunting love story told in the voice of a man who appears to age backwards

We are each the love of someone's life.

So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking...


Untold Stories

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2005

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2007)

"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do—make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." —Michael Palin

Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one...


GraceLand

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2005

by Chris Abani Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 26, 2005)

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent

The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way...


The Whale and the Supercomputer

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2004

by Charles Wohlforth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2005)

In The Whale and the Supercomputer, scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first--and hardest

A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow,...