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Jonathan Coe’s awards include the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Prix Médicis Étranger, and, for The Rotters’ Club, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. He lives in London with his wife and their two daughters.

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The Closed Circle

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $16.95

The characters of The Rotters’ Club–Jonathan Coe’s beloved novel of adolescent life in the 1970s–have bartered their innocence for the vengeance of middle age in this incisive portrait of Cool Britannia at the millennium.



“Wonderfully witty and compulsively readable. . . . Often laugh-out-loud funny–but Coe has also fashioned a movingly... Read more >
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The Closed Circle

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The House of Sleep

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $14.95

Winner of the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Award in England and the Prix Médicis in France

Like a surreal and highly caffeinated version of The Big Chill, Jonathan Coe's new novel follows four students who knew each other in college in the eighties. Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid... Read more >

The Rain Before It Falls

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Rain Before It Falls

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

As a young girl, Rosamond is sent to Shropshire to escape the Blitz. Here, in the countryside, she forms a close bond with her older cousin, Beatrix, a young woman haunted by anger and resentment.

Sixty years later, just before her death, Rosamond records her memories on cassettes, addressing them to a... Read more >
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The Rotters' Club

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.95

Birmingham, England, c. 1973: industrial strikes, bad pop music, corrosive class warfare, adolescent angst, IRA bombings. Four friends: a class clown who stoops very low for a laugh; a confused artist enthralled by guitar rock; an earnest radical with socialist leanings; and a quiet dreamer obsessed with poetry, God, and the... Read more >
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The Rotters' Club

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.95

Maxwell Sim can’t seem to make a single meaningful connection. He maintains an e-mail correspondence with his estranged wife, though under a false identity; his incomprehensible teenage daughter prefers her BlackBerry to his conversation; and his childhood best friend refuses to return his calls. In an attempt to get out of... Read more >
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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Winshaw Legacy
or, What a Carve Up!
Written by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 1996
Price: $17.95

If Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie had ever managed to collaborate, they might have produced this shamelessly entertaining novel, which introduces readers to what may be the most powerful family in England—and is certainly the vilest. A tour de force of menace, malicious comedy, and torrential social bile, this book marks... Read more >

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A Heart So White

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $15.00

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past.

Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the... Read more >
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A Heart So White

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by Jonathan Coe


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $11.99

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