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May Sarton
Biography
Written by Margot Peters


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1998
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90798-6 (0-449-90798-8)

From acclaimed writer Margot Peters comes the first completely authorized biography of novelist, poet, and feminist May Sarton. Granted unprecedented access to personal papers and diaries, Peters gives us a compelling look at the woman who influenced a legion of readers with rich and intimate writings, and reveals the fascinating life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Written by Edgar Allan Poe


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-222-2 (1-61219-222-X)

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Essential Stories

Written by V.S. Pritchett
Edited by Jeremy Treglown


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7294-8 (0-8129-7294-5)

“In his daily walks through London,” notes Jeremy Treglown in his Introduction to this collection, “Pritchett watched and listened to people as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, not the exception.” This finely attuned sense, coupled with an understanding that nothing in life... Read more >
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Mr. Beluncle
A Novel
Written by V.S. Pritchett
Introduction by Darin Strauss


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7379-2 (0-8129-7379-8)

“Like most great comedy,” writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, “Mr. Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender–and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself.” One of V. S. Pritchett’s most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

In Search of Lost Time, Volume I
Swann's Way (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64178-0 (0-679-64178-5)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume II
Within a Budding Grove (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64179-7 (0-679-64179-3)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume III
The Guermantes Way
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 23, 2000
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64180-3 (0-679-64180-7)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV
Sodom and Gomorrah (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64181-0 (0-679-64181-5)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI
Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64183-4 (0-679-64183-1)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

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The Captain's Daughter

Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-724-2 (1-59017-724-X)

Alexander Pushkin’s short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr Grinyov, a nobleman, The Captain’s Daughter tells how, as a feckless youth and fledgling officer, Grinyov was sent from St. Petersburg... Read more >
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The Story of B

Written by Daniel Quinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 3, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37901-3 (0-553-37901-1)

Continuing the visionary journey begun in Ishmael, The Story of B is a remarkable and provocative novel of intrigue involving the Antichrist and the hidden history of the world. It is a powerful synergy of suspense, religious inquiry, and visionary speculation. Spanning the intellectual landscape from biology and ecology to economics... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Crying Tree
A Novel
Written by Naseem Rakha


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3174-8 (0-7679-3174-2)

Irene and Nate Stanley are living a quiet and contented life with their two children, Bliss and Shep, on their family farm in southern Illinois when Nate suddenly announces he’s been offered a job as a deputy sheriff in Oregon. Irene fights her husband. She does not want to uproot her... Read more >
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The Black Poets

Written by Dudley Randall


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27563-6 (0-553-27563-1)

The Black Poets is a definitive anthology of Black American poetry from the slave songs through the poems of the 1960s. Editor Dudley Randall presents the full range of Black poetry-early folk verses and the full sweep of the rich literary poetic tradition that arose from it. It is a comprehensive... Read more >

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The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel
A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting Your Work
Written by Robert J. Ray


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-8443-2 (0-8230-8443-4)

This follow-up to the bestselling The Weekend Novelist will guide writers of all levels through the next phase in crafting their novel: the rewrite.
 
You’ve finished your first draft—congratulations! Think it’s ready for publication? Think again. The next stage is all about revising and reworking your manuscript—fine-tuning the plot, adding or... Read more >

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Life Stories
Profiles from The New Yorker
Written by David Remnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75751-8 (0-375-75751-1)

One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker has met this challenge more successfully and more originally than any other modern American journal. It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile. Starting with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Wonderful Town
New York Stories from The New Yorker
Written by David Remnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75752-5 (0-375-75752-X)

New York City is not only The New Yorker's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood; it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine's and this country's most accomplished writers. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular... Read more >
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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
A Novel
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-43683-2 (0-345-43683-0)

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice brings us a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings... Read more >
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Fishboy

Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 244 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42568-1 (0-385-42568-6)

The PENHemingway Award-winning author of The Ice at the Bottom of the World now tells of a young boy who believes he has committed a murder. He stows away on a trawler that is crewed by renegades. To reclaim his innocence, Fishboy returns to the origins of his short life. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Promise to Be Good
The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Arthur Rimbaud
Translated by Wyatt Mason


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7015-9 (0-8129-7015-2)

One of the most written-about literary figures in the past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few traces when he abandoned poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African desert. Although the dozen biographies devoted to Rimbaud’s life depend on one main source for information—his own correspondence—a complete edition of these remarkable... Read more >
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The Spinning Heart
A Novel
Written by Donal Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-224-0 (1-58642-224-3)

 
Winner - The Guardian First Book Award

Winner of two Irish Book Awards - Newcomer of The Year and Book of The Year


In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus... Read more >
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Brief Encounters with the Enemy
Fiction
Written by Sa´d Sayrafiezadehá


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9358-5 (0-8129-9358-6)

When The New Yorker published a short story by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh in 2010, it marked the emergence of a startling new voice in fiction. In this astonishing book, Sayrafiezadeh conjures up a nameless American city and its unmoored denizens: a call-center employee jealous of the attention lavished on a co-worker newly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stray Dog Cabaret
A Book of Russian Poems
Afterword by Honor Moore
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Introduction by Catherine Ciepiela


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-191-2 (1-59017-191-8)

A New York Review Books Original

A master anthology of Russia’s most important poetry, newly collected and never before published in English

In the years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Stray Dog cabaret in St. Petersburg was the haunt of poets, artists, and musicians, a place to meet, drink, read, brawl, celebrate... Read more >

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Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6712-1 (1-4000-6712-X)

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes... Read more >

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6711-4 (1-4000-6711-1)

In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger... Read more >

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
A Novel
Written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34100-4 (0-385-34100-8)

Selected for SaratogaReads! 2009-10
A Library Journal Best Book of 2008

January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a... Read more >
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