A collection of stories navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness, including the title story in which a family finds their lives irrevocably changed by their teenage daughter's risky behavior.
In 2014, UNESCO’s World Book Capital is Port Harcourt, Nigeria—the first city in Africa to receive the designation by public bid. This makes it a special year for the Port Harcourt Book Festival, which will be in its seventh year, and bigger than ever. They are joining forces with the... More Info
From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty. When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she’s in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella’s inherited her freewheeling... More Info
“In 1968-69 I wanted to die, that is to say, stop living, being killed, but it was blocked on all sides,” wrote Hélène Cixous, esteemed French feminist, playwright, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist.Instead of suicide, she began to dream of writing a tomb for herself. This tomb... More Info
The newest installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to the challenge, her devoted assistant detective, Grace Makutsi, has decided to... More Info
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect, a novella, a unique and separate love story alongside that of Harold Fry, about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold's incredible journey. When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live she... More Info
SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever... More Info
Throughout her distinguished career, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has sought to locate and confront shifting forms of social and cultural oppression. As her work shows, the best method for doing so is through extended practice in the ethics of reading. In Readings, Spivak elaborates a utopian vision... More Info
Stony Point tells the story of a woman who succeeds in doing things at a time when custom restricts her from doing anything. In 1903, shortly after the Frank slide, a newspaper reporter vanishes from a mining town in the Crowsnest Pass. Lucille travels to Stony Point in search of her sister's... More Info
After ten years of marriage, Sue and Jerry would say they know everything about each other. But each harbours a significant secret. When Jerry becomes ill and its apparent hes dying, Sue visits a psychic, Hans, who tells her there is someone like a son in her life. She dismisses this, but at Jerrys... More Info
The long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy... More Info
This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run. The Believer, the McSweeney's-published four-time nominee for the National Magazine Award, is beloved for tackling everything from pop culture to ancient literature with the same sagacity... More Info
An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman—the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly). Blake Butler’s fiction has dazzled readers with its dystopian dreamscapes and swaggering command of... More Info
The New Face of Fiction for 2014, Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting, brilliant novel inspired by the true life and loves of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen--creator of the theremin. In a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, Us Conductors takes us from the... More Info
Now in its twenty-sixth year, this celebrated annual fiction anthology showcases the best short stories of the year by some of our most exciting new writers. A must-read for readers of short fiction writers, including fans of Lynn Coady, Miranda Hill, George Saunders, Karen Russell, and B.J. Novak,... More Info
The first new novel in five years from "one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation" -Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker. Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married... More Info
Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the... More Info
A 14-year-old boy's efforts to save his parents' troubled marriage and uphold his dementia-afflicted grandfather's final wishes are shaped by a ghost who cannot rest until past debts are paid. By the best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain. 300,000 first printing.
Each volume of The Year's Best Weird Fiction will feature a different editor. Weird fiction is a diverse and eclectic mode of literature, and we are excited to see varying viewpoints. In fact, we are confident that the volume will see little if any overlap with the various other "Best Of"... More Info
Love. Betrayal. Murder. Valentina is living a charmed, glittering life in Miami—falling in love for the first time, showered with gifts and affection by her father, surrounded by friends—when one shocking moment shatters everything she thought she knew about herself, her boyfriend, and her... More Info
Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that would be for her to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes and initially has little... More Info
Twenty years after Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of an attractive coed, the man continues to protest his innocence, and shortly after being paroled, he is found dead. Suicide? Revenge? Or had Green, with blind overconfidence, failed to see the greater evil lurking in the... More Info
A platoon in one of the world's most dangerous war zones--the Forward Operating Base in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan--endure deadly engagements and psychological trauma before a mission gone wrong changes everything. By the best-selling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers. 75,000 first... More Info
The breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a “surrealistic tour de force” (O, The Oprah Magazine) about one man’s obsessive search to find the truth of another man’s downfall. Nelson’s life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man; his... More Info
An American release of a well-received 2008 publication in India is a tribute to Indian and French flavors that follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family's modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant. Reprint.
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. By the best-selling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.
"An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond confused when his friend Jon suffers a sudden breakdown. Behind the scene, he will discover, lies a personal tragedy: the first incident in the gradual destruction of the two boys' families." -- from publisher.
Hal Wiens, a retired professor, is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife, Yo. To get through each day, he relies on the bare comfort of routine and regular phone calls to his children. One morning, he sees a tall man in an orange jacket walk past on the pavement. The jacket, the posture, the... More Info
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of 2 beloved classics, Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love. Mary-Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a successful YA author who has made... More Info
Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow and amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over... More Info
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill,... More Info
These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the... More Info
“A journey of the heart…Shah writes with sensuous passion” (The New York Times Book Review). When Anna, a chef by profession, discovers she’s pregnant, she prepares to leave dreary London behind and move to idyllic Provence, France, with her husband, Tobias, and her lovable baby-to-be. But... More Info
A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different.
The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY). Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the... More Info
Who by Fire is a powerful, passionate novel about the march of "progress" and the environments, families, and ways of life destroyed in its wake. The heart of this moving story belongs to Tom Ryder--a man whose expectations for the future and assumptions about his own strength and power are... More Info
A collection of the year's most esteemed and thought-provoking essays includes entries previously published in a variety of respected literary periodicals and is selected and introduced by the author of the acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. Original. 40,000 first printing.
“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist “An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall,... More Info
Edited by the Edgar Award- and Anthony Award-winning author of After I'm Gone, a latest annual anthology collects the year's top-selected mystery stories as published in hundreds of leading periodicals and websites. Original. 40,000 first printing.
New from the Winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Marian Engel Awardand the Governor General's Award for English FictionOnce touted as compendiums of human knowledge, the encyclopedias and handbooks of bygone eras now read quaintly, if not comically - yet within their fustian pages are often... More Info
Edited by the author of Last Train to Zona Verde, an annual anthology of top-selected travel writing pieces is collected from a range of leading American periodicals. Original. 20,000 first printing.
A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. Hilary Mantel is one of the world's most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers. Uniquely, her last two novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring up the Bodies, both won... More Info
"A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times-bestselling author Caitlin Moran, the U.K.'s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one." (Marie Claire) What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't... More Info
In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill. At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle. As the novel opens, Crandle arrives at Lovecraft's home with no knowledge of the writer or his work... More Info
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard across London, said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the ends of... More Info