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MaddAddam

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45548-2 (0-307-45548-3)

A New York Times Notable Book
Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of... Read more >

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Poems of the American South

Edited by David Biespiel


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71244-9 (0-375-71244-5)

This one-of-a-kind collection of poems about the American South ranges over four centuries of its dramatic history.

The arc of poetry of the South, from slave songs to Confederate hymns to Civil War ballads, from Reconstruction turmoil to the Agrarian movement to the dazzling poetry of the New South, is richly varied... Read more >

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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.


Available
September 9, 2014
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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.


Available
September 2, 2014
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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.


Available
September 9, 2014
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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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What We See When We Read

Written by Peter Mendelsund


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7163-2 (0-8041-7163-7)

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. 

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what... 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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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35210-9 (0-385-35210-7)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a... Read more >


Available
September 9, 2014
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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 BOOK 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 >


Available
September 2, 2014
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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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