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The Great Man

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $14.95

Winner of 2007 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The Epicure’s Lament, a novel of literary rivalry in which two competing biographers collide in their quest for the truth about a great artist.

Oscar Feldman, the “Great Man,” was a New York city painter of the heroic generation of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Dead Fish Museum

Written by Charles D'Ambrosio


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00

“In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren’t on trails—deer and moose don’t die conveniently—and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a map and compass to find my way home. When winter came and snow blew into the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The March
A Novel
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“E. L. Doctorow [is] always astonishing. . . . In The March, he dreams himself backward from The Book of Daniel to Ragtime to The Waterworks to the Civil War, into the creation myth of the Republic... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Independence Day
Bascombe Trilogy (2)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: May 7, 1996
Price: $16.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award

In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford deepens his portrait of one of Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career. Bascombe has entered an "Existence Period," selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering... Read more >
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Lord of Misrule

Written by Jaimy Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track .

Tommy Hansel has a plan: run four horses, all better than they look on paper, at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Snow Falling on Cedars
A Novel
Written by David Guterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $15.95

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award

San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies.  But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named... Read more >

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War Trash

Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $15.95

****WINNER OF THE 2005 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION****

War Trash
, the extraordinary new novel by the National Book Award–winning author of Waiting, is Ha Jin’s most ambitious work to date: a powerful, unflinching story that opens a window on an unknown aspect of a little-known war—the experiences of Chinese POWs held by... Read more >
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Netherland

Written by Joseph O'Neill


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2009
Price: $15.95

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic... Read more >
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The Buddha in the Attic

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

Winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award

A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A Distant Shore

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.00

Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible.

With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips... Read more >
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Everyman

Written by Philip Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.95

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The bestselling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from "one family's harrowing encounter with history" (New York Times) to one man's lifelong skirmish with mortality.

The fate of Roth's everyman is traced... Read more >

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The Human Stain
American Trilogy (3)
Written by Philip Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $16.00

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist... Read more >

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Operation Shylock
A Confession
Written by Philip Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $16.00

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

In Operation Shylock, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip Roth. Because someone with that name has been touring Israel, promoting a bizarre reverse exodus of the Jews. Roth is intent on stopping him, even if that means impersonating his own impersonator... Read more >

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The Early Stories
1953-1975
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $20.00

Winner, 2004 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

"He is a religious writer; he is a comic realist; he knows what everything feels like, how everything works. He is putting together a body of work which in substantial intelligent creation will eventually be seen as second to none in our time..." --William H. Pritchard... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sag Harbor

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $15.95

From the award-winning author of John Henry Days and The Intuitionist: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.

Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a... Read more >
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Old School

Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $14.00

The author of the genre-defining memoir This Boy’s Life, the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning novella The Barracks Thief, and short stories acclaimed as modern classics, Tobias Wolff now gives us his first novel.

Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of... Read more >
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