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On Green Dolphin Street
A Novel
Written by Sebastian Faulks


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70456-7 (0-375-70456-6)

Focusing on a richly significant time in our recent past, Sebastian Faulks, the bestselling author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray, has written his first novel set in America. The year is 1960—a fascinating moment of transition in our country, when the comfortable Eisenhower years were drawing to a close and the... Read more >
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A Week in December

Written by Sebastian Faulks


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47662-3 (0-307-47662-6)

In the blustery final days of 2007, seven characters will reach an unexpected turning point: a hedge fund manager pulling off a trade, a professional football player recently arrived from Poland, a young lawyer with too much time on his hands, a student led astray by Islamist theory, a hack book... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Homesick

Written by Roshi Fernando


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94806-9 (0-307-94806-4)

A stunning work of fiction about contemporary immigrant life from a dazzling new writer.

It's New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's home, family and friends gather to celebrate. Whiskey and arrack have been poured, poppadoms are freshly fried, and baila music is on the stereo. In the middle of it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Written by Helen Fielding


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80634-5 (0-345-80634-4)

Move over, Bridget Jones’s diary:  She’s back, and this time she’s texting and tweeting. . .
 
Fourteen years after landing Mark Darcy, Bridget’s life has taken her places she never expected. But despite the new challenges of single parenting, online dating, wildly morphing dress sizes, and bafflingly complex remote controls, she... Read more >

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The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flower

Written by Penelope Fitzgerald
Introduction by Frank Kermode


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 23, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4126-8 (1-4000-4126-0)

Penelope Fitzgerald, who died in 2000, emerged late in life as one of the most remarkable English writers of the last century. She began her writing career in 1975 at the age of fifty-nine, and over the next two decades she published three biographies, nine novels, and a collection of short... Read more >

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Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Spring

Written by Penelope Fitzgerald
Introduction by John Bayley


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 23, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4125-1 (1-4000-4125-2)

After publishing her first novel in 1977 at the age of sixty-one, Penelope Fitzgerald (1916–2000) went on to become one of the most remarkable and highly acclaimed English writers of the last century. Each of the three novels gathered here vividly and unforgettably conjures up an entire world.

The Booker Prize—winning novel... Read more >

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Ladysmith
A Novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70837-4 (0-375-70837-5)

From the author of the Whitbread Award—winning The Last King of Scotland, comes a spellbinding tale of a town under siege in colonial Africa and a young woman who finds love and freedom in the midst of a devastating war.

The year is 1899, and the South African town of Ladysmith is... Read more >
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The Last King of Scotland

Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70331-7 (0-375-70331-4)

Winner of the Whitbread Award

"This decidedly quirky yet absorbing first novel—that brings to mind the diabolical Evelyn Waugh."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati... Read more >
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Turbulence
A novel
Written by Giles Foden


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47626-5 (0-307-47626-X)

The D-day landings—the fate of 2.5 million men, three thousand landing craft and the entire future of Europe depend on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is... Read more >
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The Clouds Beneath the Sun

Written by Mackenzie Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45616-8 (0-307-45616-1)

Kenya, 1961. When Natalie Nelson’s plane lands at a remote airstrip in the Serengeti, she knows she’s run just about as far as she can from home. Trained as an archeologist, she accepted an invitation to join a famous excavating team in order to escape England and the painful memories of... Read more >
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Gifts of War

Written by Mackenzie Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45615-1 (0-307-45615-3)

A vivid tale of romance, adventure, and intrigue, Gifts of War is a remarkable novel that explores what made War World I so tragic and revolutionary.

During the Christmas Truce of 1914, Hal Montgomery makes a pact with a German soldier that will change his life—he promises to find his enemy’s... Read more >
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The Magus

Written by John Fowles


Format: Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: April 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-35162-7 (0-440-35162-6)

A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal. Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands... Read more >

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Flashman and the Tiger

Written by George MacDonald Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72108-0 (0-385-72108-0)

At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger, like other books in the series, is an educational romp through the annals of history. Some thirty years after Flashman arrived on the scene, he is as outrageous and charming as ever.

Eleventh in the series, Flashman and... Read more >
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Flashman on the March

Written by George MacDonald Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9646-6 (1-4000-9646-4)

It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. So desperate, in fact, that... Read more >
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Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game

Written by George MacDonald Fraser
Introduction by Michael Dirda


Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59268-2 (0-307-59268-5)

Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.

Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And... Read more >

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Red Shift

Written by Alan Garner
Introduction by Alan Garner


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-443-2 (1-59017-443-7)

In second-century Britain, Macey, a former soldier prone to bouts of frenzied violence, wanders the countryside with a group of deserters from the Roman army, contending with the threat of deadly local tribesmen. Fifteen centuries later, during the English Civil War, Thomas Rowley is holed up in a safe house, hiding... Read more >
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The Polyglots

Written by William Gerhardie


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-188-1 (1-61219-188-6)

The Anglo-Russian author William Gerhardie was hailed by writers including Graham Greene, Edith Wharton, Evelyn Waugh and others as a “genius,” and this, his long-out-of-print second novel, is generally acclaimed as his comic masterpiece–not to mention “the most influential English novel of the twentieth century,” according to William Boyd.

It tells the... Read more >
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The Abomination
A Novel
Written by Paul Golding


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72439-8 (0-375-72439-7)

Cruising the seamy underbelly of London’s gay scene, James Moore Zamora is as eager to repel men as he is to seduce them. Handsome, sophisticated, intelligent, and vain, beneath his immaculately maintained exterior lies an elaborate network of deeply embedded scars from a lifetime filled with betrayal and isolation. Born to... Read more >
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The Angel Makers

Written by Jessica Gregson


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-179-5 (1-61695-179-6)

Is witchcraft or revenge to blame when men from a remote Hungarian village start dropping dead?

Teenage Sari’s smart, inquisitive nature would be enough to make her an outcast in her remote Hungarian village; add to that her knowledge of healing herbs, and she’s widely considered a witch.

When the men leave... Read more >
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The Angel Makers

Written by Jessica Gregson


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-979-7 (1-56947-979-8)

When the men of a remote Hungarian village go off to war in 1916, the women left behind realize their lives are much better without them. Suddenly, they are not being beaten; they have time for friendships; they even find romance with the injured Italian soldiers staying just outside of town... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Novel
Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 31, 2003
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51210-7 (0-385-51210-4)

**Winner, The 2003 Whitbread Book Award

**Winner, 2003 Whitbread Award for First Novel

**ALA Notable Book, 2003


Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to... Read more >
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3271-6 (1-4000-3271-7)

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Red House

Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94925-7 (0-307-94925-7)

From Mark Haddon, the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, comes a dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family life.

Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister and her family to join his family for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Against... Read more >
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A Spot of Bother

Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27886-9 (0-307-27886-7)

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

A Spot of Bother
is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

At sixty-one, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. When his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting... Read more >

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Angelmaker

Written by Nick Harkaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74362-6 (0-307-74362-4)

A rollicking romp of a spy thriller from the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World.

Joe Spork fixes clocks. He has turned his back on his father’s legacy as one of London’s flashiest and most powerful gangsters and aims to live a quiet life. Edie Banister retired long ago from her career... Read more >
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