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Wigs on the Green

Written by Nancy Mitford


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74085-4 (0-307-74085-4)

Nancy Mitford's most controversial novel, unavailable for decades, is a hilarious satirical send-up of the political enthusiasms of her notorious sisters, Unity and Diana.

Written in 1934, early in Hitler's rise, Wigs on the Green lightheartedly skewers the devoted followers of British fascism. The sheltered and unworldly Eugenia Malmain is one of... Read more >
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Kiss Me First

Written by Lottie Moggach


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80542-3 (0-345-80542-9)

FINALIST
The Guardian First Book Prize
British National Book Award—New Writers Award

Leila knows more about Tess than anyone else in the world. But not even Leila knows what really happened to Tess . . .
 
A sheltered young woman raised by a single mother, Leila often struggled to connect with the girls at... Read more >
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Written by Brian Moore
Afterword by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-349-7 (1-59017-349-X)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is an unflinching and deeply sympathetic portrait of a woman destroyed by self and circumstance. First published in 1955, it marked Brian Moore as a major figure in English literature (he would go on to be short-listed three times for the Booker Prize) and established... Read more >
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The Mangan Inheritance

Written by Brian Moore
Introduction by Christopher Ricks


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-448-7 (1-59017-448-8)

James Mangan is adrift. He has lived in the shadow of his brilliant movie-star wife for years and now she has finally dispensed with him. Then he comes across an old daguerreotype of a man bearing a remarkable resemblance to him. Is it in fact a photograph of the great 19th-century... Read more >
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Hav

Written by Jan Morris
Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-449-4 (1-59017-449-6)

In 1985, the travel writer Jan Morris visited the storied city- state of Hav on assignment for New Gotham Magazine, writing a series of articles that were later published as Last Letters from Hav. She was there during the remarkable period that became known as the Intervention. In 2006 Morris returned... Read more >
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Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
A Novel
Written by Walter Mosley


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52618-0 (0-385-52618-0)

In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub... Read more >
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A Bend in the River

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72202-1 (0-679-72202-5)

In what The New York Times calls a "brilliant novel," V.S. Naipaul takes us into the life of an Indian man who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African... Read more >
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Between Father and Son
Family Letters
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70726-1 (0-375-70726-3)

V. S. Naipaul is perhaps the most famous émigré writer since Vladimir Nabokov, and though he always spoke and wrote English, his self-imposed exile to England from his native Trinidad represented a cultural shift as profound as learning to think in another language. In this moving, novel-like correspondence, we witness the... Read more >
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Guerrillas

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73174-0 (0-679-73174-1)

Set on a troubled Caribbean island--where Asians, Africans, Americans, and former British colonials coexist in a state of suppressed hysteria--Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution. The exiled former hero of the South African resistance, who is also white, arrives on the island with his mistress, an Englishwoman inflamed by... Read more >
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Half a Life
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70728-5 (0-375-70728-X)

In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity.

The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows... Read more >
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A House for Mr. Biswas
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70716-2 (0-375-70716-6)

The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul’s father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century’s finest novels.

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of... Read more >
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In a Free State
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3055-2 (1-4000-3055-2)

No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives.

In... Read more >
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Miguel Street

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 23, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71387-3 (0-375-71387-5)

“A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say ‘Slum!’ because he could see no more.” But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There’s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build “the thing... Read more >
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The Mimic Men
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70717-9 (0-375-70717-4)

A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man’s experience in a postcolonial world.

Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories... Read more >
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The Mystic Masseur

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70714-8 (0-375-70714-X)

In this slyly funny novel–his first–V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad.

In 1940s Trinidad masseurs were the medical practitioners of choice. Ganesh treats not... Read more >
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The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book
And Other Comic Inventions
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70833-6 (0-375-70833-2)

V. S. Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction–two novels and a collection of stories–that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with impressive subtlety and humor.

The Suffrage of Elvira is Naipaul’s hilarious take on... Read more >
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A Way in the World
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76166-2 (0-679-76166-7)

Naipaul intertwines memory and history to create an ambitious fictional archaeology of colonialism. Spanning continents and centuries and defying literary categories, A Way in the World tells intersecting stories whose protagonists include the disgraced and half-demented Sir Walter Raleigh who seeks El Dorado in the New World; the 19th century insurgent... Read more >
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A Writer's People
Ways of Looking and Feeling
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70729-2 (0-375-70729-8)

V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life.

Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on—Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert... Read more >
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One Day

Written by David Nicholls


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47471-1 (0-307-47471-2)

It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. They both know that the next day, after college graduation, they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. As the years go by, Dex and Em begin to... Read more >

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The Society of Others
A Novel
Written by William Nicholson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7821-9 (1-4000-7821-0)

In this gripping fable, a young man on an aimless journey crosses a border into a world of unexplained threats and terrifying violence.

Drawing readers in with a cool, oddly appealing bluntness, the narrator of The Society of Others launches a disturbingly surreal tale of his adventures in an unnamed country somewhere... Read more >
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The Trial of True Love

Written by William Nicholson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9661-9 (1-4000-9661-8)

Bron is a thirty-year-old writer living in London, a seemingly incurable heartbreaker and dodger of commitment. He is fascinated by the symbolist artist Paul Marotte and has made the artist the center of a book he is writing about love at first sight. Bron goes to his friend’s country house to... Read more >
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The Cat's Table

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74441-8 (0-307-74441-8)

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian... Read more >

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Park Lane

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80328-3 (0-345-80328-0)

The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home.

When eighteen-year-old Grace Carlisle arrives in London in 1914, she’s unable to fulfill her family's ambitions and find a position as an office secretary. Lying... Read more >
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White is for Witching
A Novel
Written by Helen Oyeyemi


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52605-0 (0-385-52605-9)

Miranda is at homehomesick, home sick . . .”

As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume nonedible substances. The death of her mother when Miranda is sixteen exacerbates her condition; nothing, however, satisfies a strange hunger passed down through the women in... Read more >

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Prophecy
An Elizabethan Thriller
Written by S.J. Parris


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3253-0 (0-7679-3253-6)

It is the year of the Great Conjunction, the year the powerful planets of Saturn and Jupiter align to herald the end of one age and the dawn of another, and the streets of London are abuzz with predictions of Queen Elizabeth’s death. When one of the queen’s ladies is found... Read more >
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