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The White Boy Shuffle

by Paul Beatty Picador (December 23, 2014)

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he...

West of Paradise

by Gwen Davis St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

Kate Donnelly, an aspiring writer, has made her way to Los Angeles intending to rub shoulders with celebrities and be a writer. She dreams of walking down the same streets where Alec Baldwin drops of his dry...

The Horseman on the Roof

by Jean Giono & Jonathan Griffin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel,...

The New Life

by Orhan Pamuk & Guneli Gun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

Osman is a young university student whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious book. Osman becomes obsessed with the book, which seems to contain all the magic and power of life and love....

The Black Book

by Orhan Pamuk & Guneli Gun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

The Black Book is a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirms Orhan Pamuk's reputation as a writer of international stature, comparable to Borges and Calvino.

Galip is an Istanbul...

Khirbet Khizeh

by S. Yizhar, Yaacob Dweck, Nicholas de Lange & David Shulman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2014)

"Exhilarating . . . How often can you say about a harrowing, unquiet book that it makes you wrestle with your soul?" —Neel Mukherjee, The Times (London)

It's 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are...

And Give You Peace

by Jessica Treadway Graywolf Press (December 02, 2014)

How do you survive when the desperate action of a loved one has shattered your family? In And Give You Peace, a young woman, Anastasia Dolarn, courageously examines her seemingly normal childhood to uncover...

A Cab Called Reliable

by Patti Kim St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

An extraordinary debut and exciting new voice in multicultural fiction, Patti Kim's A Cab Called Reliable

Winner of the Towson University Prize for Literature

Nominated for the Book-of-the-Month Club's Stephen...

The Bride of Catastrophe

by Heidi Jon Schmidt Picador (November 25, 2014)

The much anticipated and darkly comic first novel from a prize-winning storyteller

"I grew up on a farm." The year is l974, the place Sweetwater College, and Beatrice Wolfe is telling the story of her life to...

The Blue Between the Clouds

by Stephen Wunderli Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 25, 2014)

"Pull out the best adjectives for a luminous comic novel--Wunderli's first--about two boys coming of age in 1939 in Thistle, Utah. At his grandfather's wish, Two Moons--a Navajo--lives with Matt's family in...

Necrophiliac, The

by Gabrielle Wittkop, Nikki Stafford, Gabrielle Wittkop, translated by Don Bapst & Jon Waldman and Stephen Laroche et al. Ecw Press (May 01, 2011)

?For more than three decades, Lucien - one of the most notorious characters in the history of the novel - has haunted the imaginations of readers around the world.  Remarkably, the astounding protagonist of...

Idaho Winter

by Tony Burgess & Brent Pilkey Ecw Press (June 01, 2011)

?Idaho Winter begins as the story of a boy with an extraordinarily painful existence. He is, through no fault of his own, loathed by everyone in the town where he lives. His father, Early Winter, feeds him roadkill...

Brother Dumb

by Sky Gilbert, Viola MacMillan & Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ecw Press (April 15, 2007)

?Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon. Brother Dumb is a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. Brother Dumb is a celebration of innocence, youth, and...

I, Tania

by Brian Joseph Davis, Paul Challen & Robert Priest Ecw Press (October 15, 2007)

America lies in ruins during an age of decline, despair, and death. The year is 1975 and a radical far-left group has kidnapped a young woman from one of America's richest families. She will later join their...

Bourgeois Empire, The

by Evie Christie, Lynnette Porter, David Lavery, and Hillary Robson & Jake Brown Ecw Press (October 01, 2010)

?Everything should stay as it is, or you will lose everything, and that's how it is for everyone. Today was a day for getting along, liver-healing, a cocktail party and a faster wireless connection that tolerates...


by Joey Comeau & Geri Jewell with Ted Nichelson Ecw Press (April 15, 2009)

"Overqualified's cover letters are like a slap in the face, but the slap is hilarious, and you can't stop laughing, and as soon as it's over you want to tell all your friends about the slap. You know the kind?"...

Carnivore, The

by Mark Sinnett, Michael Clarkson & Kaitlin Fontana Ecw Press (September 01, 2009)

The Carnivore is a historical novel of disaster and betrayal, set in the Toronto of both 1954 and 2004. In the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, a young cop, Ray Townes, emerges as a hero. There are numerous accounts...

Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark, The

by Christopher Meades, Jeffrey J. Miller & Crissy Calhoun Ecw Press (September 01, 2010)

?Henrik Nordmark is a bald, middle-aged security guard with few friends and no romantic possibilities. Tired of being the weed sprouting out of the wallflower, generic in his generality, Henrik has an epiphany....

Week of This, A

by Nathan Whitlock Ecw Press (April 01, 2008)

A brilliant, darkly comic, and startlingly honest novel, A Week of This follows the lives of an extended family over one increasingly desperate week. At the centre of the novel is 38-year-old Manda, a tough,...

Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew

by Stuart Ross, Tony Burgess & Steve Stanton Ecw Press (April 01, 2011)

?Ben is a performance artist about to enter his forties. His father and mother are both dead, and his brother, Jake, is a lousy source of information. So when he begins to struggle with a particularly nagging...

One Bloody Thing After Another

by Joey Comeau, Sam Cutler & Chris Eaton Ecw Press (May 01, 2010)

Jackie has a map of the city on the wall of her bedroom, with a green pin for each of her trees. She has a first-kiss tree and a broken-arm tree. She has a car-accident tree. There is a tree at the hospital...


by Jon Paul Fiorentino, Greg Oliver and Jon Waldman & Evan Munday Ecw Press (April 15, 2009)

Stripmalling is the story of one young man's embarrassing and hilarious journey to literary awareness. Jonny lives and works in a strip mall in suburban Winnipeg. For some people, this would be an exciting and...

Ronald Reagan, My Father

by Brian Joseph Davis, Sam Cutler & Chris Eaton Ecw Press (April 01, 2010)

"An elegant, wise-ass rush of truth, hiding riotous social commentary in slanderous jokes? It almost feels like he's leading a palace coup." Spin Magazine on Portable Altamont "Davis' brilliant media deconstructions...

Hope Burned

by Brent LaPorte & Don Pyle Ecw Press (October 01, 2010)

?You sit down at the weathered harvest table to write a letter to your son. You need to explain the horrific events of the night, the circumstances that stained your hands with so much blood - the horrors that...

Shelf Monkey

by Corey Redekop & David McGimpsey Ecw Press (April 01, 2007)

Thomas Friesen has three goals in life. Get a job. Make friends. Find a good book to curl up with. After landing a job at READ, the newest hypermegabookstore, he feels he may have accomplished all three. All...


by Jason Anderson, James Guttman & Anne Emery Ecw Press (October 01, 2005)

?In 1963, Jimmy Wynn was the second most famous man in America. The comedian's uncanny impression of the President made him a star. But when the genuine article died in a hail of bullets on a sunny afternoon...

To Be Continued...Volume 2

by Gordon j. h. Leenders, Gordon j.h. Leenders & John McFetridge Ecw Press (April 01, 2006)

In To Be Continued . . . Volume Two-the second in a series of books set in specific Canadian cities-Gordon j.h. Leenders once again weaves together an enticing collection of mini-portraits of people, places,...

3,000 Miles

by Jason Schneider Ecw Press (May 09, 2005)

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain could not have envisioned what his death would mean to Generation X - or that he would influence one young man from small-town Quebec to take his own life . . . 3,000 Miles is the story...


by Emily Schultz, Nathan Whitlock, Kathleen Tracy & Nate Powell Ecw Press (April 01, 2006)

Welcome to 1984 and the town of South Wakefield. Chris Lane is 14 and he's sure that he can see the future, or at least guess what's inside of Christie Brinkley's mind. But he can't foresee the closing of Joyland,...

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....

Tiger, Tiger

by Philip Caveney St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Malaya in the late 1960s was at last casting off the yoke of British colonial rule. But Harry "Tiger" Sullivan, a retired military officer who had made is career in Malaya for almost two decades, had nowhere...

Speak Rwanda

by Julian R. Pierce Picador (November 04, 2014)

A powerful and profoundly moving novel of the civil war in Rwanda, told by men, women, and children on both sides

Speak Rwanda by Julian R. Pierce marks the arrival of one of the most mesmerizing novels of the...


by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...

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.


The Heart Does Not Grow Back

by Fred Venturini Picador (November 04, 2014)


Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts...

Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures

This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes...

She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me

by Herbert Gold St. Martin's Press (October 14, 2014)

Tracker of lost memories and lost souls, the veteran San Francisco private eye Dan Kasdan manages, along his way from the 1960s to the 1990s, to find Priscilla, the love of his life, only to lose her. Kasdan,...

The Ploughmen

by Kim Zupan Henry Holt and Co. (September 30, 2014)

An NPR Best Book of 2014

A Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

A "bleak and brilliant" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) debut novel ,"one of the finest evocations of life in Western America in recent...

On the Edge

by Edward St. Aubyn Picador (October 14, 2014)


Called "the most brilliant novelist of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst), Edward St. Aubyn captivated and astonished readers and critics...

The Tattooed Soldier

by Héctor Tobar Picador (October 07, 2014)

Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio's apartment, Guillermo...


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...

Carry Me Back

by Laura Watt St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

In the tradition of Jack Finney's Time and Again, Laura Watt's debut novel Carry Me Back follows one man back in time, this time to revisit the glory days of country music and take a few hard-earned lessons...

The Book of Loss

by Julith Jedamus St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Set in the perfectly realized world of imperial tenth-century Japan, The Book of Loss is a gripping novel of sexual jealousy at court.

A renowned storyteller and lady-in-waiting to the Empress, the narrator is...

Call Me

by P-P Hartnett St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Call Me by P-P Hartnett

When Liam decides to begin answering the personal ads of London's gay papers, he is at first bemused and fascinated. After all, it is simply a way to entertain himself and pass the time....

Ancestral Truths

by Sara Maitland Henry Holt and Co. (September 23, 2014)

There were three possible reasons given for the disappearance of the two hikers on Mount Nyangani: the treacherous terrain and climate; the banditos armados; the unforgiving spirit called Chirikuzi. In David'...

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...

Love and War in California

by Oakley Hall St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

The Sweeping Novel of a Twentieth-Century California Life

Love and War in California tells the story, through the eyes of Payton Daltrey, of the last sixty years of an evolving America.

The award-winning author...

No Brakes

by Lois Gould Henry Holt and Co. (September 09, 2014)

A vintage car rally in Northern Ireland--a three-day race over rough country roads through hostile territory where armed patrols shoot to kill. An American woman of a certain age, clever and independent, is...

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

by Nayomi Munaweera St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2014)

Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could...

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...