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Ugly Girls

by Lindsay Hunter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 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 03, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2014)

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection--a finalist for the National Book Award--demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving...


Goodhouse

by Peyton Marshall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 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 15, 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 08, 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...


Faithful and Virtuous Night

National Book Award for Poetry 2014

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 08, 2014)

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize?winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at...


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2014)

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted...


De Potter's Grand Tour

by Joanna Scott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 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 01, 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 04, 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...


The Crystal World

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 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 14, 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....


A Village Life

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 07, 2014)

A Village Life, Louise Glück's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place:

All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.

Avenue...


Poems 1962-2012

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 07, 2014)

It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has...


Averno

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 07, 2014)

A ravishing collection by Louise Glück, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Averno is a small crater lake in southern , regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives...


Thirty Seconds

by Michael J. Arlen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 16, 2014)

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


Friendship

by Emily Gould Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 30, 2014)

A Wall Street Journal Favorite Book of the Year · A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice · Named a Best Book of the Year by Vol. 1 Brooklyn and The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Emily Gould's debut novel is...


Paris Trance

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 23, 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 16, 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...


Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love

Ready!

Aim!

On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...


In the Wolf's Mouth

by Adam Foulds Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 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'...


The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

by Heather O'neill Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 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...


Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...


The City Under the Skin

by Geoff Nicholson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map

A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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....


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 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...


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 21, 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 07, 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...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 07, 2014)

Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity,...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 07, 2014)

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called "the best prose stylist in America"

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here...


The Orchard of Lost Souls

by Nadifa Mohamed Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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...


The World in the Evening

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 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 18, 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...


Memorial

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 02, 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 05, 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 21, 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...