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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....


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


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...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


Goodhouse

by Peyton Marshall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2014)

A bighearted dystopian novel about the corrosive effects of fear and the redemptive power of love.

With soaring literary prose and the tense pacing of a thriller, the first-time novelist Peyton Marshall imagines...


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...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...


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 Dog

by Jack Livings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

"Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." —Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural...


War Fever

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection by J. G. Ballard, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an end to the bloodshed only...


Running Wild

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

In J. G. Ballard's Running Wild, the thirty-two adult members of an exclusive residential community in West London are brutally murdered and their children are abducted, leaving no trace. Through the forensic...


The Kindness of Women

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

In The Kindness of Women, a sequel to his award-winning Empire of the Sun, young James returns to England at the end of World War II. He stumbles through medical study at Cambridge, trains briefly as an RAF...


The Crystal World

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

The Crystal World, J. G. Ballard's fourth novel, which established his reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent and imaginative powers, tells the story of a physician specializing in the treatment of leprosy...


Concrete Island

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped....


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 Silent History

by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby & Kevin Moffett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

A generation of children forced to live without words.

It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do...


The Baklava Club

Yashim the Eunuch #5

by Jason Goodwin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

Join Investigator Yashim for a final exotic escapade in this rich Edgar Award–winning series

In four previous novels, Jason Goodwin's Inspector Yashim, the eunuch detective, has led us through stylish, suspenseful,...


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'...


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....


Authority

Southern Reach Trilogy #2

by Jeff Vandermeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

A BRILLIANT NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE "CONSPICUOUSLY TALENTED" (TIME) RIVKA GALCHEN

Winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable...


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...


Annihilation

Southern Reach Trilogy #1

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2015

by Jeff Vandermeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim...


Apple Tree Yard

by Louise Doughty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

Soon To Be a STARZ Mini-Series, Starring Emily Watson

Yvonne Carmichael sits in the witness box. The charge is murder. Before all of this, she was happily married, a successful scientist, a mother of two. Now...


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...


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 Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 05, 2013)

Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case...


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,...