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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 >
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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 >
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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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Death Comes to Pemberley (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7357-5 (0-8041-7357-5)

COMING SOON TO MASTERPIECE THEATRE™ PBS®

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... Read more >

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A Taste for Death

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9647-3 (1-4000-9647-2)

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the... Read more >
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The Rapture

Written by Liz Jensen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52821-4 (0-385-52821-3)

An electrifying story of science, faith, love, and self-destruction in a world on the brink.

It is a June unlike any other before, with temperatures soaring to asphyxiating heights. All across the world, freak weather patterns—and the life-shattering catastrophes they entail—have become the norm. The twenty-first century has entered a new... Read more >
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The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

Written by Graham Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53863-3 (0-385-53863-4)

Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful,and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present.

David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort... Read more >
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Legacy

Written by Alan Judd


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3081-1 (1-4000-3081-1)

From award-winning author Alan Judd comes a gripping espionage novel set during the height of the Cold War. Capturing the tenor of 1970s London with assuredness on par with that of the genre's greats, Judd has crafted an extraordinary story about a young spy who discovers some shocking truths about his... Read more >
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Trumpet
A Novel
Written by Jackie Kay


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70463-5 (0-375-70463-9)

WINNER OF THE 1998 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE

"Supremely humane... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love."—The New York Times Book Review

In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant... Read more >
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The Good Times

Written by James Kelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49580-6 (0-385-49580-3)

Follow the rebirth of Scottish literature from one of the finest current English writers. "The Good Times" is a humorous and dazzling collection of short stories that continues a tradition of portraying ordinary people dealing with their everyday lives. These twenty first-person narratives introduce an assortment of men encountering life and... Read more >

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Mo Said She Was Quirky

Written by James Kelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-600-3 (1-59051-600-1)

James Kelman, the Man Booker Prize—winning author of How Late It Was, How Late, tells the story of Helen–a sister, a mother, a daughter–a very ordinary young woman. Her boyfriend said she was quirky but she is much more than that. Trust, love, relationships; parents, children, lovers; death, wealth, home: these... Read more >
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Translated Accounts
A Novel
Written by James Kelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49582-0 (0-385-49582-X)

In Translated Accounts, the Booker Prize-winning author of How Late it Was, How Late, offers us a harrowing glimpse into a realm where power is unchecked and liberties are few or nonexistent. Taking us into an unnamed territory that appears to be under military rule, Kelman creates a world that many... Read more >

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Day

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38631-1 (0-307-38631-7)

Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange, passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set... Read more >
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Everything You Need
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70747-6 (0-375-70747-6)

From the prodigiously talented A. L. Kennedy comes a flamboyantly stylish and fiercely emotional novel about fathers and daughters, creation and self-destruction, and love’s paradoxical power to heal its most devastated victims. One such victim is Nathan Staples, a writer whose hilarious contempt for humanity is surpassed only by his corrosive... Read more >
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Indelible Acts
Stories
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3345-4 (1-4000-3345-4)

The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in the British Isles since Jeanette Winterson. A. L. Kennedy’s men and women huddle in foreign hotel rooms... Read more >
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On Bullfighting

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72081-6 (0-385-72081-5)

An Anchor Books Original

One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death: bullfighting.

The result is this remarkable book, which takes Kennedy... Read more >

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Original Bliss

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2000
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70278-5 (0-375-70278-4)

"Kennedy is a world class writer."--The New York Times Book Review

A brilliant American debut from one of Scotland's most acclaimed writers, named by Granta as one of the Twenty Best Young British Novelists.

Emotionally numb, crippled with insomnia, and caught in a frightening, abusive marriage, Helen Brindle believes that God has recently... Read more >
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Paradise

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7945-2 (1-4000-7945-4)

From one of Britain’s most acclaimed novelists, a comic but terrifying love story about two alcoholics alternately battling and embracing their addiction, and each other.

Everything in Hannah Luckraft’s life is tinted amber: her dreary job selling cardboard boxes; her strained relations with a beloved younger brother, who is about to give... Read more >
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So I Am Glad
A Novel
Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70724-7 (0-375-70724-7)

The ferociously talented author of Original Bliss and On Bullfighting offers this haunting tale of two forlorn people who find in each other a hope and love as genuine and original as this marvelous book in which they come to life.

M. Jennifer Wilson is a mid-thirties radio announcer living in... Read more >
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What Becomes

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47624-1 (0-307-47624-3)

A New York Times Notable Book
A San Francisco Chroncile Book of the Year


Twice selected for Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists and winner of the Costa Book Award, A. L. Kennedy returns with a not-to-be-missed addition to the canon of one of this generation’s most unique and inventive... Read more >
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Child of Vengeance

Written by David Kirk


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80300-9 (0-345-80300-0)

Inspired by the true story of sixteenth-century samurai Musashi Miyamoto, David Kirk has crafted a rich, absorbing novel of one young man’s coming of age at a crucial turning point in Japanese history.

Thirteen-year-old Bennosuke is deeply disconnected from the rest of his village. When he was five, his mother died, and... Read more >
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Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7957-5 (1-4000-7957-8)

The author of the award-winning novel English Passengers takes readers around the world in twelve deftly crafted stories that illuminate the uncertainties of life at home and abroad.

Matthew Kneale received high praise for the prize-winning English Passengers, an epic romp on the high seas and across nineteenth-century cultures, ingeniously woven together... Read more >
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When We Were Romans

Written by Matthew Kneale


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38786-8 (0-307-38786-0)

When We Were Romans is a haunting psychological novel and another masterful work from the author of the prize–winning English Passengers.

Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man of his family. He watches over his mother and his willful little sister Jemima. He is the one who keeps order, especially when his mother decides... Read more >
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The Vintage Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction

Written by Peter Kravitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77550-8 (0-679-77550-1)

Over the past two decades, the world has witnessed an explosion of bold new fiction from Scotland.  With stories and novels ranging in style from realist to surrealist--often within the same piece--the sons and daughters of Scotland are among the most innovative writers today.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction honors this... Read more >

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Gods Without Men

Written by Hari Kunzru


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94697-3 (0-307-94697-5)

Jaz and Lisa Matharu are plunged into a public hell after their son, Raj, vanishes during a family vacation in the California desert. However, the Mojave is a place of strange power. Before Raj reappears— inexplicably unharmed, but not unchanged—the fate of this young family will intersect with that of many... Read more >
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