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A Good Man in Africa
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Last King of Scotland

Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $14.00

Winner of the Whitbread Award

"This decidedly quirky yet absorbing first novel—that brings to mind the diabolical Evelyn Waugh."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $14.95

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Gabriele D'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $18.95

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Costa Biography Award
**Washington Post Best Books of 2013**
**Economist Best Books of 2013**

This fascinating life of Gabriele d’Annunzio—the charismatic poet, bon vivant, and virulent nationalist who prefigured Mussolini—traces the early twentieth century’s trajectory from Romantic idealism to Fascist thuggery.
 
D’Annunzio was Italy’s premier... Read more >

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An Artist of the Floating World

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 19, 1989
Price: $15.00

Ono, an artist who had put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II, struggles through the devastation of that war. His memories of his youth and of the "floating world"--the nocturnal realm of pleasure, entertainment, and drink--offer him both escape and redemption... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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English Passengers
A Novel
Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $17.00

In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other... Read more >
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The Song of Names

Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $14.95

Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care before they perished in the Holocaust. For a time the two boys are... Read more >
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The Child in Time

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $14.95

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone.

With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize–winning author Ian... Read more >

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A Life of Picasso
The Prodigy, 1881-1906
Written by John Richardson


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $30.00

As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work.

“A powerhouse of a book... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Accidental

Written by Ali Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00

The Accidental is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family’s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smarts—parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astrid—encounter Amber in his or her own solipsistic way, but somehow her... Read more >
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White Teeth
A Novel
Written by Zadie Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $16.95

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Matisse the Master
A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954
Written by Hilary Spurling


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $25.95

“If my story were ever to be written down truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone,” wrote Henri Matisse. It is hard to believe today that Matisse, whose exhibitions draw huge crowds worldwide, was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat... Read more >

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Samuel Pepys
The Unequalled Self
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $19.00

For a decade, beginning in 1660, an ambitious young London civil servant kept an astonishingly candid account of his life during one of the most defining periods in British history. In Samuel Pepys, Claire Tomalin offers us a fully realized and richly nuanced portrait of this man, whose inadvertent masterpiece would... Read more >
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