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Angelmaker

Written by Nick Harkaway


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59595-9 (0-307-59595-1)

From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World, blistering gangster noir meets howling absurdist comedy as the forces of good square off against the forces of evil, and only an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy can save the world from total destruction.

Joe Spork spends his days fixing antique... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Gone-Away World

Written by Nick Harkaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38907-7 (0-307-38907-3)

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to save the world.

Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studiedmartial arts together, they rebelled in college together... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Truth About Love

Written by Josephine Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47426-1 (0-307-47426-7)

The accidental death of a teenage boy has a profound effect on a small Irish town in this compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Damage. As Sissy, the boy’s mother, struggles to overcome her senseless loss, her daughter, Olivia, works to keep her brother’s memory alive in a swiftly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Painter
A novel
Written by Peter Heller


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35209-3 (0-385-35209-3)

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage... Read more >

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The Mulberry Empire
A Novel
Written by Philip Hensher


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3089-7 (1-4000-3089-7)

In the spring of 1839, some fifty thousand British forces entered Afghanistan with “the full pomp of Empire,” possessed of the certainty that they would replace the Amir with someone less hostile toward their ally, the King of the Punjab. Three years later, a single British horseman rode out of the... Read more >
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The Northern Clemency

Written by Philip Hensher


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9587-2 (1-4000-9587-5)

In 1974, the Sellers family is transplanted from London to Sheffield in northern England. On the day they move in, the Glover household across the street is in upheaval: convinced that his wife is having an affair, Malcolm Glover has suddenly disappeared. The reverberations of this rupture will echo through the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mist in the Mirror

Written by Susan Hill


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80667-3 (0-345-80667-0)

A chilling, classically-inspired ghost story from Susan Hill, our reigning mistress of spine-tingling fiction.
 
For the last twenty years Sir James Monmouth has journeyed all over the globe in the footsteps of his hero, the great pioneering traveler Conrad Vane. In an effort to learn more about Vane’s early life—and his... Read more >
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The Small Hand and Dolly

Written by Susan Hill


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80665-9 (0-345-80665-4)

The Small Hand

Antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn and stumbles upon a derelict Edwardian house with a lush, overgrown garden. As he approaches the door, he is startled to feel the unmistakable sensation of a small, cold hand creeping into... Read more >

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The Woman in Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Ghost Story
Written by Susan Hill


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74531-6 (0-307-74531-7)

A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs... Read more >

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The Swimming-Pool Library

Written by Alan Hollinghurst


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72256-4 (0-679-72256-4)

The Swimming-Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. The book focuses on two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life... Read more >
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Genghis: Birth of an Empire

Written by Conn Iggulden


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33951-3 (0-385-33951-8)

"...[B]rilliantly imagined and addictive historical fiction....Building on the fragment of Genghis's life, Iggulden weaves a spellbinding story of an exotic and 'unforgiving land' and the enigmatic young man—charismatic, a brilliant tactician and capable of 'utter ruthlessness'—who sets out to tame it. This is historical fiction of the first order."—Publishers Weekly, starred... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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An Artist of the Floating World

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72266-3 (0-679-72266-1)

Ono, an artist who had put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II, struggles through the devastation of that war. His memories of his youth and of the "floating world"--the nocturnal realm of pleasure, entertainment, and drink--offer him both escape and redemption... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Never Let Me Go

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7877-6 (1-4000-7877-6)

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.

As a child, Kathy—now thirty-one years old—lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where... Read more >

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Never Let Me Go

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4339-2 (1-4000-4339-5)

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.

As a child, Kathy—now thirty-one years old—lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where... Read more >

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Nocturnes
Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45578-9 (0-307-45578-5)

From the award-winning author of Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories, which is as affecting as it is beautiful.

With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Pale View of Hills

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72267-0 (0-679-72267-X)

The highly acclaimed first novel by the author of The Remains of the Day and Artist of the Floating World, A Pale View of Hills is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her eldest daughter. In a story where... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Remains of the Day

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Introduction by Salman Rushdie


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96144-0 (0-307-96144-3)

An elegant Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize, a bestseller and a perpetually strong backlist title, and the basis for an award-winning film—with full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction by Salman Rushdie.

Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Remains of the Day

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73172-6 (0-679-73172-5)

Winner of the Booker Prize

The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Unconsoled

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73587-8 (0-679-73587-9)

The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When We Were Orphans
A Novel
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72440-4 (0-375-72440-0)

When We Were Orphans will linger in the mind as an often fascinating, imaginative work of surpassing intelligence and taste.”—Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement

From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination.

Renowned London dectective Christopher Banks was born in Shanghai... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Exodus

Written by Lars Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-182-9 (1-61219-182-7)

A satisfyingly highbrow black comedy about the collapse of Western academic institutions under the weight of neoliberal economics and crushing, widespread idiocy.

Lars and W., the two preposterous philosophical anti-heroes of Spurious and Dogma–called “Uproarious” by the New York Times Book Review–return and face a political, intellectual, and economic landscape in a state of total ruination.

With... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wittgenstein Jr

Written by Lars Iyer


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-376-2 (1-61219-376-5)

The unruly undergraduates at Cambridge have a nickname for their new lecturer: Wittgenstein Jr. He’s a melancholic, tormented genius who seems determined to make them grasp the very essence of philosophical thought.

But Peters—a working-class student surprised to find himself among the elite—soon discovers that there’s no place for logic in a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Abandon

Written by Pico Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3085-9 (1-4000-3085-4)

Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse-quickening love story—the love in question being at once sacred and profane.

John Macmillan, a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to study the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi, unexpectedly becomes involved in two equally... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Making of Henry

Written by Howard Jacobson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7861-5 (1-4000-7861-X)

From one of England’s most highly regarded novelists—winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize—a ravishing, mordantly funny novel about a man so temperamentally opposed to the world in the twenty-first century that he nearly misses out on the happiness that one woman — and one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Death Comes to Pemberley

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95065-9 (0-307-95065-4)

In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their... Read more >
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