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I need a new bum

by Dawn McMillan & Ross Kinnaird Libro International (August 31, 2012)

I need a new bum! Mine's got a crack. I can see in the mirror a crack in the back. What to do when you need a new bum? Should you get one that's blue or yellow spotted? A Chevy bum, a rocket bum that's all fire...


Texts from Jane Eyre

by Mallory Ortberg Henry Holt and Co. (November 04, 2014)

Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield

Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator...


Miles Walker, You're Dead

by Linda Jaivin St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

Miles Walker--the self-proclaimed 'best painter' of his generation--longs for success without compromise. His roommate Thurston, a moody medievalist with a roomful of battle-axes, tells him it's possible--if...


The Pro

by Mike Shropshire St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

Del Bonnet, a teaching pro at an obscure Florida golf resort, needs a change and needs it badly. Having crossed an ominous threshold--his fiftieth birthday--Bonnet receives frequent communiques from the AARP...


Awfully Wedded

by Elissa Stein & Daniel Mailliard St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Unbelievable tales. Fashion that defies the imaginations. Weddings that have made headlines, and scene stealers from the movies and TV. AWFULLY WEDDED by Elissa Stein and Daniel Mailliard examines every aspect...


Notes from the Internet Apocalypse

by Wayne Gladstone St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform...


Downtrodden Abbey

by Gillian Fetlocks St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

Welcome to Downtrodden Abbey, where a battle for the deed to the property is waged between legitimate aristocrats and literal pretenders to the throne. The Crawfish family—Marry, Supple, Enid, Lady Flora,...


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

by Sebastian Faulks St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks....


Lucky Dog

by Mark Barrowcliffe St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

Dave Bartok is not having the best of years. His mother has just died, he is an addicted poker player, and (hugely in debt), his real estate business is sinking, and he doesn't really like his longtime girlfriend....


Vanity and Vexation

by Kate Fenton St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

A clever and cunning modern day retelling of the adored Jane Austen novel

"Tall, dark, and arrogantly handsome---not to mention distinguished, powerful, and rolling in money. Mr. Darcy? No, that's just the woman...


Amy Falls Down

by Jincy Willett St. Martin's Press (July 09, 2013)

Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer's block,...


Apocalypse Cow

by Michael Logan St. Martin's Press (May 21, 2013)

If you think you've seen it all -- WORLD WAR Z, THE WALKING DEAD-- you haven't seen anything like this. From the twisted brain of Michael Logan comes Apocalypse Cow, a story about three unlikely heroes who must...


P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

by James Kirkwood St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

It's New Year's Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you've been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you've lost your job...and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar...


Fifty Sheds of Grey

by C. T. Grey St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2012)

"She knelt before me on the shed floor and tugged gently, then harder until finally it came. I moaned with pleasure. Now for the other boot . . ."

Colin Grey's life was happy and simple, until the day everything...


The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

by Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2012)

Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination....


This Book Is Full of Spiders

by David Wong St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2012)

From the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.

WARNING:

You may have a huge, invisible spider living...


My Favorite Fangs

by Alan Goldsher St. Martin's Press (August 07, 2012)

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE...WITH THE SOUND OF SUCKING

Maria von Trapp is sweet, innocent, and can sing like an angel. Oh, and she's also a bloodthirsty vampire.

When Maria is kicked out of the zombie-infested abbey...


The Fool's Progress

by Edward Abbey Henry Holt and Co. (August 15, 1998)

The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to...


Don't Mess with Travis

by Bob Smiley St. Martin's Press (May 08, 2012)

A cowboy governor finds himself the accidental leader of Texas's right-wing revolution in this irreverent, entertaining debut novel.

Written with the comedic mastery of Christopher Buckley, Don't Mess with Travis...


Flying

by Eric Kraft Picador (March 03, 2009)

Critics have compared him to Proust, Pynchon, and Fred Astaire--an artful, slyly intelligent, wildly inventive observer of Americana. Now Eric Kraft has landed an ambitious comedy set both in our present and...


Luminous Airplanes

by Paul La Farge Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 27, 2011)

A decade after the publication of Haussmann, or the Distinction, his acclaimed novel about nineteenth-century Paris, Paul La Farge turns his imagination to America at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

In...


Last of the Donkey Pilgrims

by Kevin O'Hara Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2005)

Kevin O'Hara's journey of self-discovery begins as a mad lark: who in their right mind would try to circle the entire coastline of Ireland on foot—and with a donkey and cart no less?

But Kevin had promised...


The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo

by Lars Arffssen St. Martin's Press (August 30, 2011)

Arguably the funniest novel to emerge from Northern Europe since the Black Death

A reindeer strangler has struck again; the world's leading authority on Baltic sturgeon has been filleted, and the head of Sweden's...


The New Yorkers

by Cathleen Schine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2009)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Inspired by her account in The New Yorker of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author Cathleen Schine's The New Yorkers is a brilliantly funny...


John Dies at the End

by David Wong St. Martin's Press (September 29, 2009)

David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically. Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really...


Snobs

by Julian Fellowes St. Martin's Press (January 24, 2006)

From the creator of the Emmy-Award winning Downton Abbey ...

"The English, of all classes as it happens, are addicted to exclusivity. Leave three Englishmen in a room and they will invent a rule that prevents...


Pride and Avarice

by Nicholas Coleridge St. Martin's Press (April 26, 2011)

Hailed by The New Yorker as "wickedly enjoyable," Nicholas Coleridge's newest novel is a sharp comedy of manners about two powerful men engaged in a bitter rivalry. Their feud rages from the boardroom to the...


Crazy

by William Peter Blatty Tom Doherty Associates (November 09, 2010)

Bestselling author William Peter Blatty warms our hearts with a funny yet deeply moving nostalgic tale of memory, mystery . . . and miracles.

New York, 1941: Joey El Bueno is just a smart-aleck kid, confounding...


My Fine Feathered Friend

by William Grimes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 25, 2002)

Boy Meets Bird.

Boy Gets Bird.

Boy Loses Bird

An Urban Folktale.

One day in the dead of winter, New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes looked out the window into his backyard in Queens and saw a chicken,...


You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!

by Bob Powers St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2010)

Why Do All the Nice Girls End Up Getting Kidnapped and Held for Ransom?

In this book, YOU, the reader, are a thirtysomething part-time actor/full-time waiter suddenly caught up in a kidnapping. Julia, the girl...


Not Ready for Mom Jeans

by Maureen Lipinski St. Martin's Press (May 25, 2010)

A laugh-out-loud novel about motherhood, life, and the quest for eight hours of sleep.

Event planner and famous blogger Clare Finnegan expected to go back to work after her daughter was born. After all, she worked...


In the Rooms

by Tom Shone St. Martin's Press (April 12, 2011)

Part Nick Hornby, part Jay McInerney, with a dash of vermouth, In the Rooms is a warm, sharply observed comedy about sex, lies, drinking, and second chances

London literary agent Patrick Miller comes to New...


Goodbye Mexico

by Phillip Jennings Tom Doherty Associates (February 05, 2008)

Intelligence Failure

Two words now joined at the hip. Remember when our alphabet agencies – CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI – were actually competent? Are you sure? Maybe they were just better at burying their mistakes....


Going Coastal

by Wendy French Tom Doherty Associates (May 30, 2006)

Jody Rogers thought she was taking charge of her life, so why does it feel like everything is spinning out of control?

In the space of twenty-four hours, Jody has quit her dead-end job as a waitress at Dean's...


Nam-A-Rama

by Phillip Jennings Tom Doherty Associates (March 06, 2003)

Everybody knows War is Hell. Only the Few and the Proud know what fun Hell can be.

Here it is, folks: "How the cow ate the cabbage" in the CLASSIFIED words of the President hisself [sic]. TOP SECRET stuff. EYES...


Christmas at the Cat Café

by Melissa Daley St. Martin's Press (October 23, 2018)

The wonderfully festive sequel to Melissa Daley's uplifting tale, Molly and the Cat Cafe.

"An engaging, pleasant read full of colorful characters with enough mentions of the cat cafe's cat's whiskers cookies...


Bird, Bath, and Beyond

by E.J. Copperman St. Martin's Press (October 09, 2018)

The second in this hilarious cozy mystery series features a woman who is a talent agent for show biz animals and discovers that she has a talent herself: solving crimes.

"Admirers of old comedy sketches and anyone...


The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2018)

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her

It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned...


What the Hell Did I Just Read

by David Wong St. Martin's Press (October 03, 2017)

It's the story "They" don't want you to read. Though, to be fair, "They" are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, "Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the...


Nuclear Family

by Susanna Fogel Henry Holt and Co. (July 18, 2017)

From filmmaker and New Yorker contributor Susanna Fogel comes a comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents, over the course of three decades. Told entirely in letters to...


Molly and the Cat Cafe

by Melissa Daley St. Martin's Press (May 16, 2017)

Melissa Daley's novel Molly and the Cat Cafe is a heartwarming story of determination and friendship.

When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her beloved owner, her world falls apart. Re-homed with three cat-hating...


Extreme Makeover

by Dan Wells Tom Doherty Associates (November 15, 2016)

Dan Well's Extreme Makeover is a satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.

Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew,...


The Best of Adam Sharp

by Graeme Simsion St. Martin's Press (May 02, 2017)

"This dazzling story about a former pianist who has a second chance in midlife with his former actress flame will do some major heart-warming this Spring — and readers will never foresee the incredible ending."...


I Hate Hockey

by François Barcelo & Peter McCambridge Baraka Books (January 25, 2012)

“I hate hockey!” is the first and last sentence in this novel that offers a great take on our love-hate relationship with hockey. Narrator Antoine Vachon blames the game for killing his marriage with his...


The Best of Adam Sharp: Chapters 1-5

by Graeme Simsion St. Martin's Press (February 07, 2017)

Read the first five chapters of Graeme Simsion's The Best of Adam Sharp!

On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night...


I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions

by Erin Lyon Tom Doherty Associates (January 10, 2017)

In a world where marriage doesn’t exist—only seven-year contracts—you don’t marry, you sign. You don’t divorce, you breach. And sometimes, you just expire.

Kate is struggling to find her footing. She...


The Writing Class

by Jincy Willett St. Martin's Press (May 26, 2009)

Amy Gallup is gifted, perhaps too gifted for her own good. Published at only twenty-two, she peaked early and found critical but not commercial success. Now her former life is gone, along with her writing career...


Godchildren

by Nicholas Coleridge St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2008)

All the godchildren, looking back on that fateful dinner, remembered it in the same way: the vacant wooden throne at the head of the table, the huge array of wine glasses and water glasses that were always a...


One Hell of a Candidate

by William F. Gavin St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

One Hell of a Candidate traces the fate of Republican Congressman T. Claude "Buzzer" LeBrand who hails from the Sixth--an imaginary Southern district that has fallen on hard economic times. Poor Buzzer has barely...


Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink

by Kim Gruenenfelder St. Martin's Press (December 24, 2013)

In Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink, Kim Gruenenfelder's delicious follow-up to There's Cake in My Future, Seema, Nic and Mel are back, adjusting to their new lives as a bride-to-be, a mother-to-be, and a recently...