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The Zone of Interest
A novel
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35349-6 (0-385-35349-9)

From one of England's most renowned authors, a riveting new novel that provides a searing portrait of life in a Nazi concentration camp.

Golo Thomsen, a young official with important relatives in Berlin, has recently arrived in "the Zone of Interest," the name given to the outer perimeter of the camp at... Read more >
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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9499-5 (0-8129-9499-X)

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.
 
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making... Read more >


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November 4, 2014
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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Joanna Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-764-8 (1-59017-764-9)

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J
A Novel
Written by Howard Jacobson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-41955-9 (0-553-41955-2)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

"Longlisted for 2014’s Man Booker Prize, J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling... Read more >
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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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Foreign Gods, Inc.

Written by Okey Ndibe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-458-1 (1-61695-458-2)

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after... Read more >
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Some Luck
A novel
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70031-5 (0-307-70031-3)

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. 

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly... Read more >

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Collected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35251-2 (0-385-35251-4)

Gathered here is a half century’s magnificent work by the former poet laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner whose haunting and exemplary style has influenced an entire generation of American poets.

Beginning with the limited-edition volume Sleeping with One Eye Open, published in 1964, Mark Strand was hailed as a... Read more >
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Olinger Stories

Written by John Updike


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71250-0 (0-375-71250-X)

The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. 

In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first... Read more >
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