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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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Sacrilege

Written by S.J. Parris


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94746-8 (0-307-94746-7)

London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. Instead, he is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been... Read more >
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Nineteen Eighty
The Red Riding Quartet, Book Three
Written by David Peace


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45512-3 (0-307-45512-2)

Continuing the narrative begun with Nineteen Seventy-Four and Nineteen Seventy-Seven, this electrifying third installment of David Peace’s Red Riding Quartet demonstrates a skill that goes above and beyond the limits of the genre.

While Yorkshire is terrorized by the Ripper, the corrupt police continue to prosper. To give the case some new... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nineteen Eighty-Three
The Red Riding Quartet, Book Four
Written by David Peace


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45513-0 (0-307-45513-0)

In Nineteen Eighty-Three, David Peace brings his astonishing series of riveting, gritty crime novels to a shocking conclusion. With three separate narrators whose paths are on a collision course, Peace makes a dark study of perverted justice, retribution, and urban decay. Maurice Jobson is a Yorkshire cop whose greed and corruption... Read more >

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Nineteen Seventy-Seven
The Red Riding Quartet, Book Two
Written by David Peace


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45509-3 (0-307-45509-2)

David Peace's acclaimed Red Riding Quartet continues with this exhilarating follow-up to Nineteen Seventy-Four. It's summer in Leeds and the city is anxiously awaiting the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Detective Bob Fraser and Jack Whitehead, a reporter at the Post, however, have other things on their minds-mainly the fact that... Read more >

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Occupied City

Written by David Peace


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27651-3 (0-307-27651-1)

On January 26, 1948, a man posing as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. He explains that he’s there to treat everyone who might have been exposed to a recent outbreak of dysentery. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious... Read more >
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Tokyo Year Zero

Written by David Peace


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27650-6 (0-307-27650-3)

It's August 1946—one year after the Japanese surrender—and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, angry, despairing—goes on the hunt for a killer known as the Japanese Bluebeard—a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amidst the turmoil... Read more >
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I Don't Know How She Does It
The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
Written by Allison Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71375-0 (0-375-71375-1)

Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson’s smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as “The national anthem for working mothers.” Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mother of two, Kate Reddy manages to juggle nine currencies in five time zones and keep in step with the Teletubbies. But when she finds... Read more >

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I Think I Love You
A Novel
Written by Allison Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7691-8 (1-4000-7691-9)

Petra and Sharon, two thirteen-year-old girls, are both desperately in love with a world-famous pop star. Together they pore over his photos, read his fan club letters, and even enter a contest whose winners will meet him in person.

Twenty years later, Petra is pushing forty, on the brink of divorce... Read more >
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Dancing in the Dark

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7983-4 (1-4000-7983-7)

A searing new novel that reimagines the remarkable, tragic, little-known life of Bert Williams (1874–1922), the first black entertainer in the United States to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune.

Even as an eleven-year-old child living in Southern California in the late 1800s—his family had recently emigrated from the... Read more >
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A Distant Shore

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3450-5 (1-4000-3450-7)

Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible.

With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips... Read more >
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Foreigners

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7984-1 (1-4000-7984-5)

From an acclaimed, award-winning novelist comes this brilliant hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact: the stories of three black men whose tragic lives speak resoundingly to the problem of race in British society.

With his characteristic grace and forceful prose, Phillips describes the lives of three very different men: Francis Barber... Read more >
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In the Falling Snow

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47383-7 (0-307-47383-X)

Keith–born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother–is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London whose life has come undone. He is separated from his wife of twenty years, kept at arm’s length by his teenage son... Read more >
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Raising Steam

Written by Terry Pratchett


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53826-8 (0-385-53826-X)

Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds.
    
To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician... Read more >

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His Dark Materials
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Written by Philip Pullman
Preface by Philip Pullman
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95783-2 (0-307-95783-7)

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The... Read more >
Also available as a boxed set.

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The Pieces from Berlin

Written by Michael Pye


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71416-0 (0-375-71416-2)

In the great disorder of wartime Berlin, Lucia Muller-Rossi was an unofficial star: mistress to an Ambassador, the whole world to her young son, and guardian of all the lovely things her Jewish friends were forced to leave behind as they took the trains to the death camps. Sixty years later... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Coasting
A Private Voyage
Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72593-7 (0-375-72593-8)

Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he’s sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England. In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, the bestselling author of Bad Land turns that voyage—which coincided with the Falklands war... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Foreign Land
A Novel
Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72594-4 (0-375-72594-6)

From Jonathan Raban, the award—winning author of Bad Land and Passage to Juneau, comes this quirky and insightful story of what can happen when one can and does go home again.

For the past thirty years, George Grey has been a ship bunker in the fictional west African nation of Montedor, but... Read more >
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Surveillance

Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3365-2 (1-4000-3365-9)

In the not-too-distant future, no one trusts anyone and everyone is watching everybody else. America is obsessed with information and under siege from an insidious enemy: paranoia. National identify cards are mandatory, terrorism alerts are a daily event, and privacy is laid bare on the Internet. For a freelance journalist, her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Waxwings

Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70905-0 (0-375-70905-3)

Jonathan Raban’s powerful novel is set in Seattle in 1999, at the height of its infatuation with the virtual. It’s a place that attracts immigrants. One of these is Tom Janeway, a bookish Hungarian-born Englishman who makes his living commenting on American mores on NPR. Another, who calls himself Chick, is... Read more >
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The Bull from the Sea

Written by Mary Renault


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72680-4 (0-375-72680-2)

The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica. Chief among his heroic exploits is the seduction of Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, who irrevocably brought about both his greatest joy and his tragic destiny.

“Excellent...... Read more >

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The Charioteer

Written by Mary Renault


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71418-4 (0-375-71418-9)

After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans’ hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. As they find solace and companionship together in the idyllic surroundings of the hospital... Read more >

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Fire from Heaven

Written by Mary Renault


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72682-8 (0-375-72682-9)

“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book Review

Alexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for... Read more >

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Funeral Games

Written by Mary Renault


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71419-1 (0-375-71419-7)

“Renault’s best historical novel yet... Every detail has solid historical testimony to support it.”–New York Review of Books

After Alexander’s death in 323 B.C .his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives, and generals all... Read more >
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