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The Tiger's Wife
A Novel
Written by Téa Obreht 


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34384-8 (0-385-34384-1)

Winner, 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction
Finalist, 2011 National Book Award

A 2011 New York Times Notable Book ("10 Best")
A 2011 Library Journal Best Book (Top Ten)
A 2011 School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens"
A 2012 American Library Association Notable Book for Adults (Fiction)

Selected for common reading at Georgetown University and New...
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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Tiger's Wife
A Novel
Written by Téa Obreht 


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34383-1 (0-385-34383-3)

Winner, 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

In a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72086-1 (0-385-72086-6)

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the... Read more >
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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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Clara

Written by Kurt Palka


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7132-4 (0-7710-7132-9)

Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent, and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married in spite of her family’s objections is soon called away to the thick of the conflict... Read more >
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The Murderess

Written by Alexandros Papadiamantis
Translated by Peter Levi
Introduction by Peter Levi


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-350-3 (1-59017-350-3)

The Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set on the dirt-poor Aegean island of Skiathos, it is the story of Hadoula, an old woman living on the margins of society and at the outer limits of respectability. Hadoula knows about... Read more >

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To Hold the Crown
The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
Written by Jean Plaidy


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34619-3 (0-307-34619-6)

From exile and war to love and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to... Read more >
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Sister Crazy

Written by Emma Richler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72089-2 (0-385-72089-0)

The sprawling Weiss family—as recalled by Jemima, the middle child in Emma Richler’s amazing debut—live an almost idyllic existence. The feeling among the siblings is so palpable that we cannot help but share the acute nostalgia Jem experiences as she emerges from childhood.

In a darkly humorous voice she tells of... Read more >
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I Promise to Be Good
The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Arthur Rimbaud
Translated by Wyatt Mason


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7015-9 (0-8129-7015-2)

One of the most written-about literary figures in the past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few traces when he abandoned poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African desert. Although the dozen biographies devoted to Rimbaud’s life depend on one main source for information—his own correspondence—a complete edition of these remarkable... Read more >
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The Song and the Truth

Written by Helga Ruebsamen
Translated by Paul Vincent


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70277-8 (0-375-70277-6)

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch East Indies and Nazi-occupied Holland, this lyrical novel delivers epic themes–from the legacy of colonialism to the elusiveness of memory–filtered through the rich imagination of a five-year-old girl.

Living with her parents on the island of Java in the late 1930s, Lulu moves in a... Read more >
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The Anatomy Lesson
A Novel
Written by Nina Siegal


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53836-7 (0-385-53836-7)

Set in the Dutch Golden Age, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings.

Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this... Read more >


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June 17, 2014
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The Use of Man

Written by Aleksandar Tisma
Translated by Bernard Johnson
Introduction by Claire Messud


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-726-6 (1-59017-726-6)

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of... Read more >
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The Slynx

Written by Tatyana Tolstaya
Translated by Jamey Gambrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-196-7 (1-59017-196-9)

“A postmodern literary masterpiece.” –The Times Literary Supplement

Ten years in the writing, Tatyana Tolstaya’s only novel, The Slynx, takes place some two hundred years after “the Blast” put an end to civilization. People in this post-apocalyptic world eat mice and worms and have forgotten how to make a fire. In the... Read more >

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Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
Written by Dang Thuy Tram


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-34738-1 (0-307-34738-9)

“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

Brutally honest and rich in detail, this posthumously published diary of... Read more >
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The Cold Song

Written by Linn Ullmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-667-6 (1-59051-667-2)

Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon’s marriage... Read more >
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The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis
A Novel
Written by Vassilis Vassilikos
Translated by Karen Emmerich


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-654-4 (1-58322-654-0)

A brilliant work of the imagination as well as a meditation on writing itself, the story follows a biographer’s investigation into the life and works of a famous, yet highly mysterious, deceased Greek author named Glafkos Thrassakis. At the crossroads where magical realism and political fiction meet, Vassilis Vassilikos’s buoyant literary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1988
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75188-7 (0-394-75188-4)

This book is an inexhaustible source of folkloric delights: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen.

"Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death, are covered in this dazzling collection of tales.... A delight for all readers."--Library Journal Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Confusion

Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Anthea Bell
Introduction by George Prochnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-499-9 (1-59017-499-2)

In Stefan Zweig’s Confusion, a venerable privy councilor approaching the end of his career adds a “secret page” to the public record of his accomplishments, confessing the true story of his youthful initiation into the delights and perils of intense scholarship. After a first semester in Berlin more devoted to amorous... Read more >
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