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The Daydreamer

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 18, 2000
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49805-0 (0-385-49805-5)

From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan—a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam—an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults.

First published in England as a children’s book, The Daydreamer marks a delightful foray by one of our greatest novelists into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Enduring Love
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49414-4 (0-385-49414-9)

On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man... Read more >
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First Love, Last Rites
Stories
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 13, 1994
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75019-2 (0-679-75019-3)

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award

"McEwan's fictional world combin[es] the bleak, dreamlike quality of de Chirico's citiscapes with the strange eroticism of canvases by Balthus. Menace lies crouched between the lines of his neat, angular prose, and weird, grisly things occur in his books with nearly casual aplomb."
--New York Times

Stories include:

Homemade

Solid...
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In Between the Sheets

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74983-7 (0-679-74983-7)

Here are seven stories from one of England's most acclaimed literary writers.

"A writer in full control of his materials... In [his] short stories, the effect achieved by McEwan's quiet, precise and sensual touch is that of magic realism--a transfiguration of the ordinary that has a...strong visceral impact."
--New York Review of... Read more >

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On Chesil Beach

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38617-5 (0-307-38617-1)

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Saturday

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7619-2 (1-4000-7619-6)

In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry Perowne—a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children—plans to play a game of squash, visit his elderly mother, and cook... Read more >
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Solar

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73953-7 (0-307-73953-8)

Michael Beard is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and compulsive overeater) whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and halfheartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. Meanwhile, Michael’s fifth marriage is floundering due... Read more >
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Sweet Tooth
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80345-0 (0-345-80345-0)

A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times

Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for M15. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Sweet Tooth
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53682-0 (0-385-53682-8)

In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan’s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.

Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Asylum

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78138-7 (0-679-78138-2)

From our most celebrated writer of the psychological thriller comes this nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness. In the summer of 1959 Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband, Max, at his new posting—a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. Beautiful and headstrong, Stella soon falls under the... Read more >
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Dr. Haggard's Disease

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1994
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75261-5 (0-679-75261-7)

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The Grotesque

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77621-5 (0-679-77621-4)

This exuberantly spooky novel, in which horror, repressed eroticism, and sulfurous social comedy intertwine like the vines in an overgrown English garden, is now a major motion picture, starring Alan Bates, Sting, and Theresa Russell. Read more >
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Martha Peake
A Novel of the Revolution
Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70131-3 (0-375-70131-1)

When Ambrose Tree is summoned by his ancient uncle to the brooding mansion Drogo Hall, he suspects it’s to hear the old man’s dying words and then collect a sizable inheritance. He has no idea he is about to learn the bizarre story of Harry Peake, Cornish smuggler turned poet who... Read more >
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Port Mungo

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7548-5 (1-4000-7548-3)

In a seedy river town on the Gulf of Honduras, Jack Rathbone believed he had found a place that would give him and his lover, the accomplished artist Vera Savage, the solitude they would need to create a body of work that would shake the art world to its core. But... Read more >
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Spider

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73630-1 (0-679-73630-1)

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Trauma

Written by Patrick McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7549-2 (1-4000-7549-1)

Charlie Weir is a man who tackles other people's demons for a living. He has seen every kind of trauma during his years as a psychiatrist in New York.Yet he hasn't found a way of resolving his own conflicts, particularly the fatal mistake that caused his wife and daughter to leave... Read more >
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The View from Here

Written by Deborah Mckinlay


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-057-6 (1-61695-057-9)

When Frances was twenty-two, she was drifting, scraping by giving English lessons in Mexico, when she met up with a glamorous group of vacationing Americans staying in a mansion on a private beach. Two decades later in rural England, she discovers a love letter from a younger woman addressed to her... Read more >
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Snowdrops

Written by A.D. Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73947-6 (0-307-73947-3)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2012 MAN BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION

A riveting story of erotic obsession, self-deception and moral free-fall, set in post-communist Moscow.
Nick Platt is a lawyer working in Moscow in the early 2000s—a city of hedonism and desperation, magical hideaways and debauched nightclubs, kindness and corruption. Nick doesn't ask too many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cloud Atlas
A Novel
Written by David Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50725-0 (0-375-50725-6)

From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, award-winning writer and one of the featured authors in Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists 2003” issue, comes his highly anticipated third novel, a work of mind-bending imagination and scope.

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Ghostwritten

Written by David Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72450-3 (0-375-72450-8)

David Mitchell’s electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives.

Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters—a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
A Novel
Written by David Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7636-6 (0-8129-7636-3)

The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Decca
The Letters of Jessica Mitford
Written by Jessica Mitford
Edited by Peter Y. Sussman


Format: Hardcover, 768 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41032-1 (0-375-41032-5)

“Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: born into the British aristocracy—one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then came to America, became a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist... Read more >
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The Blessing

Written by Nancy Mitford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74083-0 (0-307-74083-8)

The Blessing is one of Nancy Mitford’s most personal books, a wickedly funny story that asks whether love can survive the clash of cultures.

When Grace Allingham, a naïve young Englishwoman, goes to live in France with her dashingly aristocratic husband Charles-Edouard, she finds herself overwhelmed by the bewilderingly foreign cuisine and... Read more >
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Don't Tell Alfred

Written by Nancy Mitford


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74084-7 (0-307-74084-6)

In this delightful comedy, Fanny—the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels—finally takes center stage.

Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate—has lived contentedly for years as housewife to an absent-minded Oxford don, Alfred. But her life changes... Read more >
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Love in a Cold Climate

Written by Nancy Mitford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74082-3 (0-307-74082-X)

One of Nancy Mitford’s most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.

Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly... Read more >
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