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Stiltsville: A Novel

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Susanna Daniel HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

“A wise and loving portrait of a marriage….Susanna Daniel writes beautifully of matters of the heart.”

— Jennifer Haigh, author of The Condition

 

Against a vivid South Florida background, Susanna Daniel’s...


Fever of the Bone: A Novel

Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #6

Barry Best Paperback Original 2011

by Val McDermid HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.”

New York Times Book Review

 

Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most respected authors...


Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston HarperCollins e-books (December 08, 2009)

“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”

—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity...


Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

“A gorgeous, brutal writer.”

—Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers

 

In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash,...


Running from the Devil: A Novel

Emma Caldridge #1

Barry Best Thriller 2010

by Jamie Freveletti HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

“A breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”

—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake

 

A high-octane debut thriller in...


The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story...


What Happens in London

Bevelstoke #2

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2010

by Julia Quinn HarperCollins e-books (June 30, 2009)

Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him,...


Just Kids

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2010

by Patti Smith HarperCollins e-books (April 20, 2010)

In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of...


Love Begins in Winter

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2009

by Simon Van Booy HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories...


The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Baillie Gifford Prize 2009

by Philip Hoare HarperCollins e-books (March 23, 2010)

“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.”

—Mark Kurlansky

 

The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary...


The Drowned Life

World Fantasy Award for Best collection 2009

by Jeffrey Ford HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

There is a town that brews a strange intoxicant from a rare fruit called the deathberry—and once a year a handful of citizens are selected to drink it. . . .

There is a life lived beneath the water—among...


Audrey's Door

Bram Stoker Award for Novel 2009

by Sarah Langan HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

“Sarah Langan is an audaciously terrifying storyteller, and Audrey’s Door practically hums with frantic energy and hair-raising tension.”

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen

Rosemary’s...


It Happened One Night

RITA Best Romance Novella 2009

by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Alessandro & Candice Hern HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

It Happened One Night . . . and nothing was ever the same again!

Once upon a time, four superstar storytellers—New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh, along with Jacquie D'Alessandro...


The Septembers of Shiraz

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2008

by Dalia Sofer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance,...


The Shadow Year

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2009, Shirley Jackson Award 2008

by Jeffrey Ford HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom...


I Love You, Beth Cooper

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2008

by Larry Doyle HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Denis Cooverman wanted to say something really important in his high school graduation speech. So, in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives, he announced: "I love you, Beth Cooper."

It would have...


Big City, Bad Blood

Ray Dudgeon #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2008

by Sean Chercover HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most...


The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

Bevelstoke #1

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2008

by Julia Quinn HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

2 March 1810 . . . Today, I fell in love.

At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her—until the afternoon...


Fire to Fire

National Book Award for Poetry 2008

by Mark Doty HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of...


The Years of Extermination

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2008

by Saul Friedländer HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The enactment of the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews depended upon many factors, including the cooperation of local authorities and police departments,...


Making Money

Discworld #36

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2008

by Terry Pratchett HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at...


Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2007

by Ben Fountain HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught -- to both disastrous and hilarious effect -- in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. In "Near-Extinct...


Mr. Clarinet

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2007

by Nick Stone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder—his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective...


The Missing

Bram Stoker Award for Novel 2007

by Sarah Langan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A remote and affluent Maine community, Corpus Christi was untouched by the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the neighboring blue-collar town of Bedford. But all that will change in a heartbeat . . .

The...


The Outlander

Hammett Prize 2007

by Gil Adamson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her...


Anybody Out There?

Walsh Family #4

Melissa Nathan 2007

by Marian Keyes HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Bestselling author Marian Keyes has delighted readers with the lives, loves, and foibles of the irrepressible Walsh sisters and their eccentric mammy. In this Life in the Big Apple is perfect for Anna. She has...


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2007

by James L. Swanson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through...


Time and Materials

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2008, National Book Award for Poetry 2007

by Robert Hass HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This...


A Changed Man

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2006

by Francine Prose HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

What is charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of Maslow's human rights foundation and declares that he wants...


A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Baillie Gifford Prize 2006

by James Shapiro HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing]...


Rough Crossings

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2006

by Simon Schama HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?

When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the...


The Body in the Snowdrift

Faith Fairchild #15

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2005

by Katherine Hall Page HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father-in-law's decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont -- the Fairchilds' favorite...


Beasts of No Nation

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2006, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2005, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2005

by Uzodinma Iweala HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True...


Tagged for Murder

Molly Doyle #2

Barry Best Paperback Original 2005

by Elaine Flinn HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The second page-turning instalment in the acclaimed mystery series featuring striking, sarcastic antique dealer Molly Doyle, set in picturesque Carmel, California.

Molly Doyle crossed a continent to escape trouble,...


26a

Women's Prize for New Writers 2005

by Diana Evans HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A hauntingly beautiful, wickedly funny, and devastatingly moving novel of innocence and dreams that announces the arrival of a major new talent to the literary scene

In the attic room at 26 Waifer Avenue, identical...


A Wanted Man

RITA Best Short Historical 2005

by Susan Kay Law HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Sam Duncan was too young when he marched off to war and was brutally imprisoned. He's witnessed and experienced a lifetime of cruelty and he's lost too much to care about anything ever again. While he was captured,...


California Girl

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2005

by T. Jefferson Parker HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old...


Mrs. Kimble

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2004

by Jennifer Haigh HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Beautiful, devastating and complex.” —Chicago Tribune

The award-winning debut novel from Jennifer Haigh, author of BakerTowers, The Condition, and Faith, tells the story of Birdie, Joan,and Dinah, three...


The News from Paraguay

National Book Award for Fiction 2004

by Lily Tuck HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde....


Correcting the Landscape

Bellwether Prize 2004

by Marjorie Kowalski Cole HarperCollins e-books (November 10, 2009)

The editor of a small weekly newspaper in Fairbanks, Alaska, Gus Traynor is an independent spirit whose idealism has survived numerous tests. When big business interests threaten the breathtaking wilderness...


Worth Any Price

Bow Street Runners #3

RITA Best Short Historical 2004

by Lisa Kleypas HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Nick Gentry, the most seductive and dangerous man in England, has been sent to find Charlotte Howard, a runaway bride who has disappeared without a trace. But when he finds her, Nick is stunned by the intensity...


The Known World

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2005, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2004, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2003

by Edward P. Jones HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

The Known World tells the story...


The Book of Dead Birds

Bellwether Prize 2002

by Gayle Brandeis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ava Sing Lo has been accidentally killing her mother's birds since she was a little girl. Now in her twenties, Ava leaves her native San Diego for the Salton Sea, where she volunteers to help environmental activists...


True Confessions

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 2002

by Rachel Gibson HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

Welcome to Gospel, Idaho, where everyone knows that there are two universal truths. First, God did His best work when He created the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Second, every sin known to heaven and earth—from...


Son of a Grifter

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2002

by Kent Walker & Mark Schone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters....


Bel Canto

PEN/Faulkner Award 2002, Women's Prize for Fiction 2002

by Ann Patchett HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

New York Times Bestseller

Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters...


Declare

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2001

by Tim Powers HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront...


River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

Kiriyama Prize for Non-Fiction 2001

by Peter Hessler HarperCollins e-books (September 21, 2010)

A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize

In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small...


The Proposition

RITA Best Short Historical 2000

by Judith Ivory HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

No man, gentleman or otherwise, has ever looked at Lady Edwina Bollash the way the brash, handsome man standing before her is doing now. Edwina has accepted the challenge to transform incorrigible Mick Tremore...


Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2001, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography 2000

by Herbert P. Bix HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign...