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11 Featured Titles

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Stone Mattress
Nine Tales
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53912-8 (0-385-53912-6)

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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City of God
A Novel
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8589-4 (0-8129-8589-3)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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At the Bottom of Everything
A Novel
Written by Ben Dolnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80317-7 (0-345-80317-5)

It’s been ages since the “incident” that estranged former best friends Adam and Thomas, and Adam has long since decided he’s better off, even if his own life hasn’t exactly turned out as planned. Ten years after the two friends spoke their last words, Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Gabriel
A Poem
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35357-1 (0-385-35357-X)

Never has there been a book of poems quite like Gabriel, in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such a sustained elegy. This unabashed sequence speaks directly from Hirsch’s heart to our own, without sentimentality. From its opening lines—“The funeral... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Moor's Account
A Novel
Written by Laila Lalami


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-91166-7 (0-307-91166-7)

In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America—a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record.

In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a crew of six... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Station Eleven
A novel
Written by Emily St. John Mandel


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35330-4 (0-385-35330-8)

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night Arthur... Read more >

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The Children Act

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53970-8 (0-385-53970-3)

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-304-0 (1-78168-304-2)

“The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Dog
A Novel
Written by Joseph O'Neill


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37823-1 (0-307-37823-3)

***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***

The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai.

Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in... Read more >

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The Captain's Daughter

Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-724-2 (1-59017-724-X)

Alexander Pushkin’s short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr Grinyov, a nobleman, The Captain’s Daughter tells how, as a feckless youth and fledgling officer, Grinyov was sent from St. Petersburg... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Moscow in the Plague Year
Poems
Written by Marina Tsvetaeva
Translated by Christopher Whyte


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-96-2 (1-935744-96-8)

Written during the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed, these poems are suffused with Tsvetaeva’s irony and humor, which undoubtedly accounted for her success in not only reaching the end of the plague year alive, but making it the most productive of her career. We meet a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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