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Ugly Girls

by Lindsay Hunter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Perry and Baby Girl are best friends, though you wouldn't know it if you met them. Their friendship is woven from the threads of never-ending dares and power struggles, their loyalty fierce but incredibly fraught....


The Laughing Monsters

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Denis Johnson's New York Times bestseller, The Laughing Monsters, is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.

Roland...


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...


Wolf in White Van

by John Darnielle Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2014)

Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction

Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now...


De Potter's Grand Tour

by Joanna Scott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A gripping novel about a seemingly charmed marriage and a mysterious disappearance at sea

In 1905, a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector named Armand de Potter mysteriously disappeared off the coast...


10:04: A Novel

by Ben Lerner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

In the last year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child....


The Stager

by Susan Coll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

The Stager is a comedy of rabbits and real estate in the D.C. suburbs from Susan Coll, the author of Acceptance and Beach Week

Dominique is one very bitter rabbit. His owner, Lars Jorgenson, is a former tennis...


Nobody Is Ever Missing

by Catherine Lacey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2014)

Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles...


Thirty Seconds

by Michael J. Arlen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Thirty Seconds is a look at the advertising industry by Michael J. Arlen.


Friendship

by Emily Gould Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2014)

A novel about two friends learning the difference between getting older and growing up

Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, they're at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern...


Paris Trance

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

People talk about love at first sight, about the way that men and women fall for each other immediately, but there is also such a thing as friendship at first sight.

Luke moves to Paris with the idea of writing...


Say Goodbye to Sam

by Michael J. Arlen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

It will come as no surprise that Michael J. Arlen's first novel is at once romantic, disturbing, and original, an artistic achievement of impressive subtlety and force.

A famous father and his estranged son meet...


Abroad

by Katie Crouch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Not since Donna Tartt's The Secret History has a novel this intoxicating captured the headiness and dark temptations of university life.

The old Etruscan city of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students—thousands...


The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

by Heather O'neill Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals

Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for...


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....


Young God

by Katherine Faw Morris & Katherine Faw Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

Stripped down and stylized—the sharpest, boldest, brashest debut of the year

Meet Nikki, the most determined young woman in the North Carolina hills. Determined not to let deadbeats and dropouts set her future....


The Snow Queen

by Michael Cunningham Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

A darkly luminous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours

Michael Cunningham's luminous novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking...


The Dead Father

by Donald Barthelme & Donald Antrim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal....


Monday, Monday

by Elizabeth Crook Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2014)

In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three livesOn an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker...


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...


The End of the Story

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

The End of the Story is an energetic, candid, and funny novel about an enduring obsession and a woman's attempt to control it by the telling of the story of it. With ruthless honesty, artful analysis, and crystalline...


Off Course

by Michelle Huneven Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2014)

A bear climbs onto a cabin's deck, presses his nose to the sliding door. Inside, a young woman stands to face him. She comes closer, and closer yet, until only the glass stands between them . . .

The year is...


The Orchard of Lost Souls

by Nadifa Mohamed Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2014)

From one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, a stunning novel illuminating Somalia's tragic civil war

It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship...


On Leave

by Daniel Anselme & David Bellos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2014)

A long-lost French novel in which three soldiers return home from an unpopular, unspeakable war

When On Leave was published in Paris in 1957, as France's engagement in Algeria became ever more bloody, it told...


Mount Terminus

by David Grand Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2014)

David Grand's Mount Terminus is a dark, majestic novel about art, family, overwhelming love, and the birth of Los Angeles

After his mother's death, young Bloom boards a train with his bereaved father, Jacob,...


Strange Bodies

by Marcel Theroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalist Far North

Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious...


Marshlands

by Matthew Olshan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

"A first novel of considerable maturity: powerful, original, cunningly constructed, and timely." —Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending

After years alone in a cell, an aging prisoner is released without...


Radiance of Tomorrow

by Ishmael Beah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 07, 2014)

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone

When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic:...


The World in the Evening

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality

Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in...


A Single Man

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines...


Prater Violet

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Prater Violet concerns the filming of an unashamedly romantic and commercial musical about old Vienna. It is a stinging satirical novel about the film industry, trifling studio feuds, and the fatuous movie Prater...


Memorial

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

With The Memorial, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, The Memorial...


Down There on a Visit

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place—Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the...


A Meeting by the River

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Isherwood's final work of fiction—an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism

After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother,...


The Frequency of Souls

by Mary Kay Zuravleff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

A staid refrigerator designer's life is changed by a quirky, spiritual female colleague who is obsessed with finding electrical evidence of life after death in this extraordianry debut novel.


Elect H. Mouse State Judge

by Nelly Reifler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2013)

A terrible crime occurs in Elect H. Mouse State Judge.

Two young girl are abducted and held hostage by a band of religious fanatics. The girls' anxious father, a politician on the eve of an important election,...


Call It Sleep

by Henry Roth & Alfred Kazin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 22, 2013)

When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty...


American Purgatorio

by John Haskell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 22, 2013)

A mesmerizing first novel about a man, a woman, and a disappearance.

"I'm from Chicago originally. I went to New York, married a girl named Anne, and was in the middle of living happily ever after when something...


Death Kit

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

First published in 1967, Death Kit--Susan Sontag's second novel--is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, it offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience.


The Benefactor

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

The Benefactor, Susan Sontag's first book and first novel, originally published in 1963, introduced a unique writer to the world. In the form of a memoir by a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte, The Benefactor...


Someone

by Alice Mcdermott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 10, 2013)

A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author

An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived...


Man Alive!

by Mary Kay Zuravleff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

A warm, funny, and profoundly original novel about a family dealing with disaster, from a rising literary star

All it takes is a quarter to change pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Owen Lerner's life. When the coin...


The House of Journalists

by Tim Finch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2013)

Welcome to the House of Journalists. Who are you and what is your story?

These are the questions that confront newcomers to the House of Journalists, the internationally renowned refuge for writers in exile at...


Babayaga

by Toby Barlow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2013)

By the author of Sharp Teeth, a novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris—and a cop turned into a flea

Will is a young American ad executive in Paris. Except his agency is a front for the CIA. It's 1959...


The Professor of Desire

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Philip Roth's The Professor of Desire is the story of an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling trying to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities. Temptation comes...


The Prague Orgy

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

The Prague Orgy takes the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman on a quixotic journey to search for the stories of an unknown Yiddish writer. The entries from Zuckermans notebooks are rich with comedy and dense...


The Great American Novel

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only...


Fin & Lady

by Cathleen Schine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 09, 2013)

From the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a wise, clever story of New York in the '60s

It's 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and...


The Counterlife

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1987

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work...


The Anatomy Lesson

by Philip Roth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

The writer Nathan Zukerman comes down with a mysterious physical affliction--pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso and taking possession of his life. Zukerman, whose work was his...