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West

by Carys Davies Scribner (April 24, 2018)

“There are many worlds to explore within this deceptively short book, which gallops towards its conclusion with a mythic inevitability. You won’t be able to turn back.”The Guardian

“Slender, stark,...


Noir

by Christopher Moore William Morrow (April 17, 2018)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir...


Woman of the Ashes

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers

Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee...


Theory of Shadows

by Paolo Maurensig & Anne Milano Appel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 16, 2018)

The strange circumstances surrounding the death of the world chess champion and alleged Nazi collaborator Alexander Alekhine, as investigated by a literary grand master

On the morning of March 24, 1946, the world...


Golden Hill

by Francis Spufford Scribner (June 27, 2017)

A Wall Street Journal Top Ten Fiction Book of 2017 * A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year * A Seattle Times Favorite Book of 2017 * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Kirkus Reviews Best Historical Fiction...


The Essex Serpent

by Sarah Perry Custom House (June 06, 2017)

A Kirkus Review Best Book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the...


Isadora

by Amelia Gray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 23, 2017)

Using the scaffolding of Isadora Duncan’s life and the stuff of her spirit, Amelia Gray delivers an incredibly imaginative portrait of the artist

In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable...


The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World

by Brian Doyle St. Martin's Press (March 28, 2017)

"An affectionate homage...a loving reconstruction of an era of storytelling now lost." —The New York Times

"[A] triumph...If a writer is going to put on Stevenson’s voice, he’d better, as the poets say,...


Heretics

by Leonardo Padura & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 14, 2017)

"Padura’s Heretics spans and defies literary categories . . . ingenious." —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

A sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author,...


The Cauliflower

by Nicola Barker Henry Holt and Co. (August 09, 2016)

“Maddening, funny, playful and beautiful…Barker has once again invigorated an old form -- the historical biographical novel -- through electric wit and sheer bedazzlement.”

--The Washington Post

To the world,...


Margaret the First: A Novel

by Danielle Dutton Catapult (March 01, 2016)

One of both Flavorwire and The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric...


The Wake

by Paul Kingsnorth Graywolf Press (September 01, 2015)

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." —Eimear McBride, New Statesman

In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and...


Landfalls

by Naomi J. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 04, 2015)

The gripping story of a dramatic eighteenth-century voyage of discovery from Naomi J. Williams

In her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical La Pérouse expedition, a voyage...


Crooked Heart

by Lissa Evans Harper (July 28, 2015)

Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.

When Noel Bostock—aged ten,...


Death and Mr. Pickwick

by Stephen Jarvis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 23, 2015)

Death and Mr. Pickwick is a vast, richly imagined, Dickensian work about the rough-and-tumble world that produced an author who defined an age. Like Charles Dickens did in his immortal novels, Stephen Jarvis...


The Anchoress

by Robyn Cadwallader Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2015)

England, 1255. What could drive a girl on the cusp of womanhood to lock herself away from the world forever?

Sarah is just seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a cell that...


The Revenant: The bestselling book that inspired the award-winning movie

by Michael Punke The Borough Press (May 07, 2015)

Winner of 3 OSCARS including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR

Winner of 5 BAFTAS including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film

Winner of the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor –...


John the Pupil

by David Flusfeder Harper (March 03, 2015)

“A superbly written and intellectually stimulating novel.”—The Independent (London)

Since he was a young boy, John has studied at the Franciscan monastery outside Oxford, under the tutelage of friar and...


The Boston Girl: A Novel

by Anita Diamant Scribner (December 09, 2014)

New York Times bestseller!

An unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told “with humor and optimism…through the eyes of an irresistible heroine”...


Gutenberg's Apprentice

by Alix Christie Harper (September 23, 2014)

An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical...


The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton Ecco (August 26, 2014)

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah...


The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith Harper (August 26, 2014)

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master...


August 1914

The Red Wheel #1

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & H. T. Willetts Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new...


The Visitors

by Sally Beauman Harper (July 08, 2014)

Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman’s brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings—a dazzling...


In the Wolf's Mouth

by Adam Foulds Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

A new novel by the author Julian Barnes called "one of the best British writers to emerge in the last decade"

Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, In the Wolf's Mouth follows the Allies'...


My Name Is Resolute

by Nancy E. Turner St. Martin's Press (February 18, 2014)

One of Book Riot's top 100 Must-Read Books of American Historical Fiction!

Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Star Garden. Now,...


A Burnable Book

John Gower #1

by Bruce Holsinger William Morrow (February 18, 2014)

In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings. Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable...


Girl on the Golden Coin

by Marci Jefferson St. Martin's Press (February 11, 2014)

Impoverished and exiled to the French countryside after the overthrow of the English Crown, Frances Stuart survives merely by her blood-relation to the Stuart Royals. But in 1660, the Restoration of the Stuart...


The Visionist: A Novel

by Rachel Urquhart Little, Brown and Company (January 14, 2014)

An enthralling first novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community.

After 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father, she and...


Stella Bain

by Anita Shreve Little, Brown and Company (November 12, 2013)

An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve.

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London,...


Hild

by Nicola Griffith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild

In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion...


The Valley of Amazement

by Amy Tan Ecco (November 05, 2013)

Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded...


Quiet Dell: A Novel

by Jayne Anne Phillips Scribner (October 15, 2013)

A spectacularly riveting novel based on a real life crime by a con man who preyed on widows: “a brilliant fusion of fact and fiction, Jayne Anne Phillips has written the novel of the year” (Stephen King)—“think...


A Prayer for the Dying

by Stewart O'Nan Henry Holt and Co. (October 08, 2013)

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

“A new masterpiece of American literature.” —Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly

A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child...


The Outcasts: A Novel

by Kathleen Kent Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2013)

A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.

It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness....


Snow Hunters: A Novel

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2014

by Paul Yoon Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2013)

Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts...


The Art of Joy

by Goliarda Sapienza, Anne Milano Appel & Angelo Pellegrino Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 2013)

The tumultuous twentieth century, told through the life of a single extraordinary woman

Rejected by a series of publishers, abandoned in a chest for twenty years, Goliarda Sapienza's masterpiece, The Art of...


The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

by Andrew Sean Greer Ecco (June 25, 2013)

From the critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli comes The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported...


The Son

by Philipp Meyer Ecco (May 28, 2013)

Soon to be a TV Series on AMC starring Pierce Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer.

Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood, and power that follows...


The Whispering Muse

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 2013)

Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons...


Empire of the Sun

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1984

by J. G. Ballard Simon & Schuster (March 19, 2013)

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.

Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he...


The House Girl

by Tara Conklin William Morrow (February 12, 2013)

The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of...


The Marlowe Papers

Desmond Elliott Prize 2013

by Ros Barber St. Martin's Press (January 29, 2013)

Winner of the 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize

Longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction

You're the author of the greatest plays of all time.

But nobody knows.

And if it gets out, you're dead.

On May 30, 1593,...


Bring Up the Bodies

Man Booker Prize 2012, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2012

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (May 08, 2012)

Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of...


HHhH

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich", or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich". The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed...


The Song of Achilles

Women's Prize for Fiction 2012

by Madeline Miller Ecco (March 06, 2012)

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”

—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares...


Darkness at Noon: A Novel

by Arthur Koestler Scribner (November 24, 2009)

Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of...


Wolf Hall

Walter Scott Prize 2010, Man Booker Prize 2009, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2009

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (October 13, 2009)

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster....