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Panorama
A Novel
Written by H. G. Adler
Afterword by Peter Demetz
Translated by Peter Filkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8060-8 (0-8129-8060-3)

Only recently available for the first time in English, Panorama is the newly rediscovered first novel of H. G. Adler, a modernist master whose work has been compared to that of Kafka, Joyce, and Solzhenitsyn. A brilliant epic told in ten distinct vignettes, Panorama is a portrait of a place and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Written by Mitch Albom


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0592-3 (0-7679-0592-X)

The National Bestseller and Top Adoption Title.

Selected for Common Reading, including:
Becker College
Concordia University
Gallaudet University
Iowa State University
SUNY—New Paltz
University of Buffalo
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Dakota

“One Book, One Springfield” (Springfield, MA)


After seeing his former professor Morrie Schwartz being interviewed on television, and there learning of his terminal illness, Mitch Albom... Read more >

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Unconfessed

Written by Yvette Christianse


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 17, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-281-4 (1-59051-281-2)

Pen/Hemingway Award Finalist

Slavery as it existed in Africa has seldom been portrayed–and never with such texture, detail, and authentic emotion. Inspired by actual 19th-century court records, Unconfessed is a breathtaking literary tour de force. They called her Sila van den Kaap, slave woman of Jacobus Stephanus Van der Wat of Plettenberg... Read more >

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Even Now
Poems by Hugo Claus
Written by Hugo Claus
Afterword by Cees Nooteboom
Translated by David Colmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-88-7 (1-935744-88-7)

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Aleph

Written by Paulo Coelho


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70018-6 (0-307-70018-6)

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth... Read more >

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Open City
A Novel
Written by Teju Cole


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8009-7 (0-8129-8009-3)

Winner, 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole’s Open City seethes with intelligence. It is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Inferno

Written by Dante
Translated by Allen Mandelbaum


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21339-3 (0-553-21339-3)

Uniting the most powerful energies of popular culture and the magnificent gothic edifice of Medieval scholasticism, Dante created a new language that combined an intense lyricism with the intellectual seriousness demanded of his project—nothing less than the creation of a Christian epic addressed to the common reader. Dante's synthesis of epic... Read more >

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The Storm
A novel
Written by Margriet De Moor
Translated by Carol Janeway


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26494-7 (0-307-26494-7)

On the night of January 31, 1953, a mountain of water, literally piled up out of the sea by a freak winter hurricane, swept down onto the Netherlands, demolishing the dikes protecting the country and wiping a quarter of its landmass from the map. It was the worst natural disaster to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Posthumous Confession

Written by Marcellus Emants
Translated by J.M. Coetzee
Introduction by J.M. Coetzee


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-347-3 (1-59017-347-3)

A Posthumous Confession is narrated by Termeer, a deeply frustrated man who persuades himself that only in murder can he find ultimate satisfaction. Emotionally stunted, thanks to his upbringing by forbidding and condemning parents–they never miss a chance to remind him that he is a worthless mediocrity–Termeer is rapidly living up... Read more >

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Homesick

Written by Roshi Fernando


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95810-5 (0-307-95810-8)

In this stunningly assured debut work of fiction, Roshi Fernando weaves together the lives of an extended Sri Lankan family.

At Victor and Nandini’s home in southeast London, the New Year’s Eve celebration is under way. Everyone is gathered around—clinking glasses of arrack and whisky, eating freshly fried poppadoms, listening to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Written by Constance Hieatt


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1988
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21347-8 (0-553-21347-4)

Written by an unknown poet around the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxon literature transforms legends, history and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf. A stirring portrait of a heroic world—somber, vast and magnificent. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Lucia's Eyes

Written by Arthur Japin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9612-1 (1-4000-9612-X)

Following his hugely acclaimed debut, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi (“Fascinatingly ambitious . . . Haunting” --The New York Times), Arthur Japin’s magnificently imagined second novel takes us into the most rarified and the most sordid realms of eighteenth-century Europe in the company of an extraordinary woman.

She is a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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You Disappear
A Novel
Written by Christian Jungersen


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53725-4 (0-385-53725-5)

An unnerving and riveting psychological drama that challenges our notions of how we view others and how we construct our own sense of self.

Mia is an elementary schoolteacher in Denmark, while her husband, Frederik, is the talented, highly respected headmaster of a local private school. During a vacation in Spain, Frederik... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Among Flowers
A Walk in the Himalaya
Written by Jamaica Kincaid


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0096-0 (1-4262-0096-X)

In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Dinner

Written by Herman Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34685-6 (0-385-34685-9)

Selected for Common Reading at Clarkson University

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

Since its initial publication in Holland in 2009, Herman Koch’s psychologically astute and philosophically challenging The Dinner has become a much-discussed international bestseller.

Two couples meet for dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam to address a tragic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Summer House with Swimming Pool
A Novel
Written by Herman Koch


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3881-9 (0-8041-3881-8)

When a medical mistake goes horribly wrong and Ralph Meier, a famous actor, winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser is forced to conceal the error. But the weight of carrying such a secret lies heavily on his mind. Marc played a role in Ralph’s death, and he’s not exactly upset that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Skylark

Written by Dezso Kosztolanyi
Translated by Richard Aczel
Introduction by Peter Esterhazy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-339-8 (1-59017-339-2)

Do not order before March 2010.
It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays—call them Mother and Father—live in Sárszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and quaint questions of heraldry. Mother... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Light

Written by Halldor Laxness


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72757-3 (0-375-72757-4)

As an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland, Olaf Karason has only one consolation: the belief that one day he will be a great poet. The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of destiny, for in Iceland poets are as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rock
A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem
Written by Kanan Makiya


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70078-1 (0-375-70078-1)

Whose rock is enshrined inside the golden Dome of Jerusalem? The rock of Moses or of Muhammad? Kanan Makiya gathers together the stories, legends, and beliefs that define the Rock—the place where Adam landed in his fall from Paradise and where Abraham attempted to sacrifice his first-born; where Solomon’s Temple stood... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Am Forbidden
A Novel
Written by Anouk Markovits


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98474-6 (0-307-98474-5)

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Novel
Written by Anthony Marra


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3642-1 (0-7704-3642-0)

Winner of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
National Book Award Longlist Selection
A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Books of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Words Without Borders
The World Through the Eyes of Writers: An Anthology
Edited by Alane Salierno Mason, Dedi Felman and Samantha Schnee


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7975-9 (1-4000-7975-6)

Featuring the work of more than 28 writers from upwards of 20 countries, Words Without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers transports us to the frontiers of the new literature for the twenty-first century.

In these pages, some of the most accomplished writers in world literature–among them Edwidge Danticat, Ha... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bhagavad-Gita

Written by Barbara Miller


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1986
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21365-2 (0-553-21365-2)

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. As one of the great religious classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, T.S. Eliot, and Thomas Merton. Translated... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lost History
The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists
Written by Michael H. Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0092-2 (1-4262-0092-7)

In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, we often forget that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Essential reading for any student seeking to understand the major role played by the early Muslim world in influencing... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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