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11 Featured Titles

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Five Star Billionaire
A Novel
Written by Tash Aw


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8481-1 (0-8129-8481-1)

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND BOOKPAGE

An expansive, eye-opening novel that captures the vibrancy of China today
 
Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job—but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn’t... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Longbourn

Written by Jo Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80697-0 (0-345-80697-2)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Title, a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, a Miami Herald Favorite Book, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her... Read more >

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Return to my Native Land

Written by Aime Cesaire
Illustrated by Peter de Francia
Translated by John Berger and Anya Bostock


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-94-8 (1-935744-94-1)

A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Claire of the Sea Light

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47227-4 (0-307-47227-2)

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book
An NPR "Great Read" 
A Library Journal Top Book


Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-101-87419-6 (1-101-87419-8)

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
 
In... Read more >

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The Panopticon
A Novel
Written by Jenni Fagan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34795-2 (0-385-34795-2)

Named one of the best books of the year by the Times Literary Supplement and the Scotsman

By Jenni Fagan, one of Granta’s Best Young British novelists, The Panopticon is a haunting, remarkable debut novel. In language energetic and pure, it introduces readers to a heartbreaking young heroine, 15-year-old Anais Hendricks. Sitting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
A Novel
Written by Mira Jacob


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9478-0 (0-8129-9478-7)

With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Arsonist
A novel
Written by Sue Miller


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59479-2 (0-307-59479-3)

From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town.

Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after... Read more >

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Agostino

Written by Alberto Moravia
Translated by Michael F. Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-723-5 (1-59017-723-1)

Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Night Film
A Novel
Written by Marisha Pessl


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7978-7 (0-8129-7978-8)

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The Burgess Boys
A Novel
Written by Elizabeth Strout


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7951-0 (0-8129-7951-6)

Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent gift for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary... Read more >
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