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Memories of a Marriage
A Novel
Written by Louis Begley


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53746-9 (0-385-53746-8)

From the author of Wartime Lies and About Schmidt, an irresistibly entertaining novel about a man struggling to understand his friends' seemingly charmed marriage, which may have been doomed from the start.

In the unforgiving class system of the 1950s, Lucy de Bourgh, daughter of one of Rhode Island's first families and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Schmidt Delivered

Written by Louis Begley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44083-9 (0-345-44083-8)

The follow-up to About Schmidt, Begley revisits his antihero - triumphantly back from the brink-to give us a winning story of how virtue may be rewarded.

Reading guide included.

“A richly nuanced concoction, cut by a lethally dry wit, about the way we live now as reflected in the distorting funhouse mirror... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The O'Briens

Written by Peter Behrens


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74438-8 (0-307-74438-8)

The O’Briens is an unforgettable saga of love, loss, and change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless patriarch and his splendid, tragic, ambitious clan.

In Joe O’Brien—backwoods boy, railroad magnate, brooding soul—Peter Behrens gives us a fiercely compelling man who exchanges isolation and poverty in the Canadian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Claiming Ground

Written by Laura Bell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27288-1 (0-307-27288-5)

In 1977, Laura Bell, at loose ends after graduating from college, leaves her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin. Inexorably drawn to this life of solitude and physical toil, a young woman in a man’s world, she is perhaps the oddest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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All Souls' Rising
A Novel of Haiti (1)
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7653-6 (1-4000-7653-6)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Color of Night

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74188-2 (0-307-74188-5)

A stunning novel that burns to the touch.

Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is... Read more >
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Devil's Dream

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27991-0 (0-307-27991-X)

A powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary of Civil War generals. With the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp of history that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell now turns his gaze to America’s Civil War. We see... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Master of the Crossroads

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7838-7 (1-4000-7838-5)

Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in history. At the outset, Toussaint... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stone that the Builder Refused

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7618-5 (1-4000-7618-8)

Following the widely acclaimed All Souls’ Rising and Master of the Crossroads, Madison Smartt Bell gives us the climactic final chapter in the life of Toussaint Louverture, the legendary leader of the only successful slave revolution in history.

In 1791, what would become known as the Haitian Revolution began as a rebellion... Read more >
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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

Written by Matt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-372-0 (1-61695-372-1)

In this debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

Written by Matt Bell


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-253-2 (1-61695-253-9)

In this debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Color Master
Stories
Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53489-5 (0-385-53489-2)

The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is “moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange” (People), “richly imagined and bittersweet”... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72096-0 (0-385-72096-3)

Winner of the Alex Award

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she’s... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Willful Creatures

Written by Aimee Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72097-7 (0-385-72097-1)

Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sand Queen

Written by Helen Benedict


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-966-7 (1-56947-966-6)

Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. There, Kate meets Naema Jassim, an Iraqi medical student whose father and little brother... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Miss Fuller
A Novel
Written by April Bernard


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58642-195-3 (1-58642-195-6)

She was the most famous woman in America. And nobody knew who she was. It is 1850. Margaret Fuller -- feminist, journalist, orator, and “the most famous woman in America” -- is returning from Europe where she covered the Italian revolution for The New York Tribune. When her ship founders in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fidelity
Five Stories
Written by Wendell Berry


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74831-1 (0-679-74831-8)

"Berry richly evokes Port William's farmlands and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual, yet mutually protective in everything they do. . . . His sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world."—New York Times Book Review.

“In this powerful new collection, the noted poet, essayist and fiction... Read more >

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Hothouse Flower
and the Nine Plants of Desire
Written by Margot Berwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39054-7 (0-307-39054-3)

Lila Nova is a thirty-two year-old advertising copyrighter who lives alone in a plain, white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila’s mantra is simple: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant-seller, her lonely life blossoms into... Read more >

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Scent of Darkness

Written by Margot Berwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94981-3 (0-307-94981-8)

Deep in the bayous of Louisiana exists a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and makers of potent elixirs. Among them is Evangeline’s grandmother, Louise, a master of scent-making and perfume. And when Eva is eighteen, Louise leaves her the ultimate gift—a scent created just for her. However, the bottle comes with a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Alcestis

Written by Katharine Beutner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-875-2 (1-56947-875-9)

In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Traps

Written by MacKenzie Bezos


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95029-1 (0-307-95029-8)

Reclusive movie star Jessica Lessing is finally coming out of hiding—to confront her father, a con man who has been selling her out to the paparazzi for years. On her four-day road trip to Las Vegas, she encounters three unexpected allies—Vivian, a teenager with newborn twins; Lynn, a dog shelter owner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Parlor Games
A Novel
Written by Maryka Biaggio


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95089-5 (0-307-95089-1)

A sparkling historical novel based on the remarkable true story of turn-of-the-century con artist May Dugas, once dubbed America's "Most Dangerous Woman.”

It’s 1887, and eighteen-year-old May Dugas has ventured to Chicago in hopes of earning enough money to support her family. Yet when circumstances force her to take up residence... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Pure Slaughter Value
Stories
Written by Robert Bingham


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 1998
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48867-9 (0-385-48867-X)

Open City co-founder and co-editor Robert Bingham makes a notable literary debut with this collection of stories that tracks the conscience and consciousness of a generation that grew up privileged, educated, and in search of meaning. Bingham's lean, potent stories recall Fitzgerald in their chronicling of a young, reckless social elite... Read more >

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Above the East China Sea
A novel
Written by Sarah Bird


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35011-2 (0-385-35011-2)

In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss, the enduring strength... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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God Lives in St. Petersburg
Short Stories
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7542-3 (1-4000-7542-4)

Here are six fictional stories about Americans colliding with a remote and often perilous part of the world:

Two journalists, stranded in wartime Afghanistan, are taken in by a warlord who becomes the arbiter of their fates.

A female scientist investigating the Aral Sea disaster is drawn into a trap by a former... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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