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State of Wonder

by Ann Patchett HarperCollins (June 07, 2011)

“Expect miracleswhen you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.”—New YorkTimes Book Review

Award-winning, New York Times bestsellingauthor Ann Patchett returns with a provocative andassured novel of morality and...

The Hour I First Believed

by Wally Lamb HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself...

So Much for That

by Lionel Shriver HarperCollins (March 09, 2010)

“Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters… A highly engrossing novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle

From New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver (The Post-Birthday World,...

Martha Quest

Children of Violence #1

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins (December 22, 2009)

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic...

One Man's Bible

by Gao Xingjian HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another....


by Austin Clarke HarperCollins (September 15, 2009)

From Austin Clarke, the critically acclaimed author of The Polished Hoe—winner of the Giller Prize—comes More, a powerful new novel of survival in a cold and alienating world. Certain to become a classic...

How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...

Our Lady of the Night

by Mayra Santos-Febres HarperCollins (August 11, 2009)

The epic story of the complex, sensual, tragic, and remarkable life of a legendary Puerto Rican madam

Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel "La Negra" Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual...

Wildwood Boys

by James Carlos Blake HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From the raw clay of historical fact, James Carlos Blake has sculpted a powerful novel of both a man and an America at war with themselves. Here is the brutally honest story of free-spirit William Anderson,...

Red Grass River

by James Carlos Blake HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

James Carlos Blake is a masterful chronicler of the restless, outcast, the lawless, and the lonelyheart. His previous novel, In the Rogue Blood, was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Now...

The Seamstress

by Frances de Pontes Peebles HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

As seamstresses, the young sisters Emília and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, how to mend, and how to conceal. These are useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land barons called...

Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead

by Saralee Rosenberg HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In Mindy's yoga-obsessed, thirty-is-the-new-wife neighborhood, every day is a battle between Dunkin' Donuts, her jaws-of-life jeans, and Beth Diamond, the self-absorbed sancti-mommy next door who looks sixteen...


by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski...

The Reserve

by Russell Banks HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Part love story, part murder mystery, set on the cusp of the Second World War, Russell Banks's sharp-witted and deeply engaging new novel raises dangerous questions about class, politics, art, love, and madness—and...

The House on Fortune Street

by Margot Livesey HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail Taylor and Dara MacLeod when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain inseparable: Abigail, the actress,...

Backward-Facing Man

by Don Silver HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Chuck Puckman, Lorraine Nadia, and Frederick Keane came of age in the late 1960s. Like that era, their lives were mysterious, idealistic, passionate, even romantic—but ultimately confused and often ineffectual....

Daughters of the North

by Sarah Hall HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In this stunning novel, Sarah Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have...

A Golden Age

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2008

by Tahmima Anam HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War...

Claire Voyant

by Saralee Rosenberg HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Of course the future is a mystery. But the past? This is nuts!

Talk about ruin-your-day flights. I'm headed to Florida, when the elderly man seated next to me collapses on my tray table. I swear, if I'd known...

Ahab's Wife

by Sena Jeter Naslund HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

From the opening line—"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"—you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a...

When You Ask Me Where I’m Going

by Jasmin Kaur HarperCollins (October 01, 2019)

Perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Elizabeth Acevedo, Jasmin Kaur’s stunning debut novel is a collection of poetry, illustrations, and prose.


so that one day

a hundred years from now

another sister will...

November Road

by Lou Berney HarperCollins (October 22, 2018)

‘A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too’ Ian Rankin

‘Exceptional’ Stephen King

Winner of the 2018 Hammett Prize. A poignant and evocative crime novel...

The Post-Birthday World

by Lionel Shriver HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

American children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a secure, settled life in London with her smart, loyal, disciplined partner, Lawrence—until the night she finds herself inexplicably drawn to kissing...

Made In Japan

by S. J. Parks HarperCollins (May 04, 2017)

A young girl traces her mother’s steps all the way from London to Japan to search for the father she never knew.

Hana arrives in Tokyo with only two words in her mind: The Teahouse. She’s a long way from...

The Cows: The bold, brilliant and hilarious Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller

by Dawn O’Porter HarperCollins (April 06, 2017)

*Dawn O’Porter’s brand new novel, SO LUCKY, is available to pre-order now! *

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, shortlisted for best audiobook in the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018

Fearlessly frank and...

Soul Mountain

by Gao Xingjian HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer—he...

Sleeper’s Castle

by Barbara Erskine HarperCollins (June 30, 2016)

Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history . . .

Separated by more than six hundred years of history, two women are drawn together by Sleeper’s Castle, a house steeped in memory...

The Turning Point

by Freya North HarperCollins (May 03, 2016)

“If you cried at Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You, get your hankies ready” – Booklist (starred review)

“Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling” Jane Green, New York Times bestselling...

The Mermaids Singing

by Lisa Carey HarperCollins (April 07, 2009)

There is an island off the west coast of Ireland called Inis Murúch -- theIsland of the Mermaids -- a world where myth is more powerful than truth, and love can overcome even death. It is here that Lisa Carey...

The Woman Who Ran

by Sam Baker HarperCollins (January 28, 2016)

‘Clever and gripping with an ending so tense I was holding my breath’ Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters

She can’t remember. But someone else can… When Helen Graham arrives in a tiny village, she...

Kissing the Virgin's Mouth

Bellwether Prize 2000

by Donna M. Gershten HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Guadalupe Magdalena Molina Vásquez -- wife, scoundrel, courtesan, mother -- is full of contradictions: she believes in love but is suspicious of men; she rejects religion but admires the Virgin Mary; she respects...

The Writing on My Forehead

by Nafisa Haji HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

“A brainy, beautiful braid of stories about three generations of a Muslim family. This book…will go a long way toward deconstructing stereotypes about American Muslims, and that, on top of its value as a...


by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

From iconic tortured artist/everyman Charles Bukowski, Hollywood is the fictionalization of his experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie by the same name.

Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s alter-ego, is pushed...

Set This House in Order

by Matt Ruff HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Andy Gage was born in 1965 and murdered not long after by his stepfather. . . . It was no ordinary murder. Though the torture and abuse that killed him were real, Andy Gage's death wasn't. Only his soul actually...

The Sweetest Dream

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and ftesh-off-the-street friends....

The Coming and Going of Strangers

by Simon Van Booy HarperCollins (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 Ringer

by Bill Scheft HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Morton Martin Spell -- a once-brilliant, now-infirm seventy-five-year-old writer -- is sliding into delirium. He thinks Mount Sinai Hospital is an exclusive golf course and his catheter is a gym bag. His only...

River Angel

by A. Manette Ansay HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

In April 1991, in a little Wisconsin town about a hundred miles southwest of the town where I grew up, a misfit boy was kidnapped by a group of high school kids who, later, would testify they'd merely meant...

Midnight Champagne

by A. Manette Ansay HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

April Liesgang and Caleb Shannon have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel near the shores of Lake Michigan has both families in an uproar. As the festivities...


by Tim Davys HarperCollins (February 24, 2009)

“Audacious . . . [a] giddy thrill.” — Los Angeles Times

 “Weird? Obviously. But oddly gripping and convincing. … Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as...

Bright Shiny Morning

by James Frey HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original.

Dozens of characters...


by Kelly Gardiner HarperCollins (May 19, 2014)

A sparkling, witty and compelling novel based on the tragic rise and fall of the beautiful seventeenth century swordswoman and opera singer, Julie d'Aubigny (also known as La Maupin), a woman whose story is...

The Machine

by James Smythe HarperCollins (April 01, 2013)

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK’s brightest new literary talents.

Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy...

The Last Runaway (Special edition)

by Tracy Chevalier HarperCollins (March 14, 2013)

‘Addictively compelling’ The Times

‘A joy to read’ Maggie O’Farrell

As she watched, the darkness unfolded itself, stood and took the shape of a young black woman, barefoot, in a yellow dress. Now...

The Colour of Heaven

by James Runcie HarperCollins (November 22, 2012)

From the author of THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE – a romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Florence and China surrounding the search for ultramarine.

THE COLOUR OF HEAVEN is a fictional account of a young...

Mistakes in the Background

by Laura Dockrill HarperCollins (October 04, 2011)

Feast your eyes on a treasury of words and illustrations from one of the most exciting young talents around, recently voted by The Times as one of the top ten literary talents of 2008.

Enter the weird and wonderful...


by Paulo Coelho HarperCollins (September 01, 2011)

Another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist.

Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho’s beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world’s most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable...

The Machine

by James Smythe HarperCollins (April 11, 2013)

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK’s brightest new literary talents.

Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy...

Another Life

by Sara MacDonald HarperCollins (December 12, 2013)

‘A great read, a moving story of family history, love deception, passion and heartbreak’ Cornwall Today

Two women, living more than a hundreds years apart yet against the same wild backdrop of sea and landscape,...

The Last Runaway

by Tracy Chevalier HarperCollins (December 17, 2012)

‘Addictively compelling’ The Times

‘A joy to read’ Maggie O’Farrell

As she watched, the darkness unfolded itself, stood and took the shape of a young black woman, barefoot, in a yellow dress. Now...