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Bonita Avenue

(Available January 13, 2015)
Bonita Avenue
Written by Peter Buwalda
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553417852
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Bonita Avenue
A Novel
Written by Peter Buwalda


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $26.00

"Dazzling...Critics hailed Buwalda as 'The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen', but his brilliance is entirely unique."--The Times (UK) 

Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor of mathematics with a promising future in politics. His family—including a loving wife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters and a successful future son-in-law—and carefully appointed home in... Read more >
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Bonita Avenue
A Novel
Written by Peter Buwalda


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $12.99

"Dazzling...Critics hailed Buwalda as 'The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen', but his brilliance is entirely unique."--The Times (UK) 

Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor of mathematics with a promising future in politics. His family—including a loving wife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters and a successful future son-in-law—and carefully appointed home in... Read more >
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Against the Country

(Available January 6, 2015)
Against the Country
Written by Ben Metcalf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400062690
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Against the Country
A Novel
Written by Ben Metcalf


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $26.00

Against the Country is a gift for fans of Southern Gothic and metafiction alike. Set in the Virginia pines, and overrun with failed parents, racist sex offenders, cast-off priests, and suicidal chickens, this novel challenges literary convention even as it attacks our national myth—that the rural naturally engenders good, while the... Read more >
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Against the Country
A Novel
Written by Ben Metcalf


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $12.99

Against the Country is a gift for fans of Southern Gothic and metafiction alike. Set in the Virginia pines, and overrun with failed parents, racist sex offenders, cast-off priests, and suicidal chickens, this novel challenges literary convention even as it attacks our national myth—that the rural naturally engenders good, while the... Read more >
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All the Birds, Singing

(Available January 6, 2015)
All the Birds, Singing
Written by Evie Wyld
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802507
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All the Birds, Singing
A Novel
Written by Evie Wyld


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, an emotionally powerful, award-winning novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past.

Jake Whyte has retreated to a remote farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds, with only her collie and a flock of sheep as...

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And the Dark Sacred Night

(Available January 6, 2015)
And the Dark Sacred Night
Written by Julia Glass
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307456113
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And the Dark Sacred Night

Written by Julia Glass


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

Kit Noonan is an unemployed art historian with twins to support, a mortgage to pay, and a frustrated wife who insists that, to move forward, Kit must first confront a crucial mystery about his past. Born to a single teenage mother, he has never known the identity of his biological...

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Astonish Me

(Available January 6, 2015)
Astonish Me
Written by Maggie Shipstead
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804617
Our Price: $15.00
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Astonish Me

Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.00

For years Joan has been trying to forget her past, to find peace and satisfaction in her role as wife and mother. Few in her drowsy California suburb know her thrilling history: as a young American ballerina in Paris, she fell into a doomed, passionate romance with Soviet dance superstar Arslan... Read more >
Cambridge

(Available January 6, 2015)
Cambridge
Written by Susanna Kaysen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805942
Our Price: $15.95
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Cambridge

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

“It was probably because I was so often taken away from Cambridge when I was young that I loved it as much as I did . . .” 

London, Florence, Athens: Susanna, a precocious young girl growing up in 1950s Cambridge, would rather be home than in any of these places. Uprooted...

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The Bishop's Wife

(Available December 30, 2014)
The Bishop's Wife
Written by Mette Ivie Harrison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616954765
Our Price: $26.95
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The Bishop's Wife

Written by Mette Ivie Harrison


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2014
Price: $26.95

In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets.

Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in... Read more >
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The Bishop's Wife

Written by Mette Ivie Harrison


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 30, 2014
Price: $26.95

In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets.

Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in... Read more >
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The Would-be Father
The Would-be Father
Written by Charles Baxter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101911662
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The Would-be Father

Written by Charles Baxter


Format: eBook, 16 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2014
Price: $0.99

An eBook short.

From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter’s luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance.    

Burrage never thought he’d be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, he becomes caretaker to his young nephew, a fragile boy who wants to know what the future will be... Read more >
Falling Out of Time
Falling Out of Time
Written by David Grossman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805850
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Falling Out of Time

Written by David Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.00

In this compassionate and genre-defying drama the internationally acclaimed author of To the End of the Land weaves an incandescent tale of parental grief. A powerful distillation of the experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death, Falling Out of Time is part play, part prose, and pure...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Written by Mark Haddon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101911617
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
(Broadway Tie-in Edition)
Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2014
Price: $14.95

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL

THE AWARD-WINNING LONDON THEATRICAL SENSATION

NOW ON BROADWAY

MORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD

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 be... Read more >
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The Land Breakers
The Land Breakers
Written by John Ehle, Introduction by Linda Spalding
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177631
Our Price: $17.95
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The Land Breakers

Written by John Ehle
Introduction by Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2014
Price: $17.95

Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. 

Mooney and Imy...

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The Land Breakers

Written by John Ehle
Introduction by Linda Spalding


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2014
Price: $17.95

Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. 

...

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The Perfect Deception
The Perfect Deception
Written by Lutishia Lovely
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780758286680
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The Perfect Deception

Written by Lutishia Lovely


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2014
Price: $15.00

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The Children's Story
The Children's Story
Written by James Clavell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804154000
Our Price: $6.99
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The Children's Story

Written by James Clavell


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 12, 2014
Price: $6.99

It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how... Read more >
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The Class
The Class
Written by Erich Segal
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804153218
Our Price: $7.99
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The Class

Written by Erich Segal


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2014
Price: $7.99

From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a  powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary  members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women  with whom their lives are intertwined. Their  explosive story begins in a time of innocence and spans  a turbulent quarter century, culminating in their  dramatic twenty-five reunion at which they  confront their classmates--and the... Read more >
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Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
Written by Wallace Stegner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101872765
Our Price: $16.95
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Angle of Repose

Written by Wallace Stegner


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $16.95

An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.

Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need.  Amid the chaos of...

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Bread and Butter
Bread and Butter
Written by Michelle Wildgen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805430
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Bread and Butter

Written by Michelle Wildgen


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95

Britt and Leo have spent ten years establishing Winesap as the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers, they don’t sleep with the staff, and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night...

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Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Written by Elizabeth Strout
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804194785
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Olive Kitteridge
Fiction
Written by Elizabeth Strout


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $26.00

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NOW AN HBO MINISERIES

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize... Read more >
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Team Seven
Team Seven
Written by Marcus Burke
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806444
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Team Seven

Written by Marcus Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95

Just south of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, Andre Battel is growing away from his Jamaican family, discovering genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falling into dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. But when Andre and his crew fall behind on payments, dire and violent consequences await... Read more >
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A Week in Winter
A Week in Winter
Written by Maeve Binchy, Read by Rosalyn Landor
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780553545296
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A Week in Winter

Written by Maeve Binchy
Read by Rosalyn Landor


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $19.99

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea...

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Olive Kitteridge (HBO Miniseries Tie-in Edition)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO Miniseries Tie-in Edition)
Written by Elizabeth Strout
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812987638
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Olive Kitteridge (HBO Miniseries Tie-in Edition)
Fiction
Written by Elizabeth Strout


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.00

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NOW AN HBO MINISERIES

In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.
... Read more >
Remembrance
Remembrance
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771054518
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Remembrance

Written by Alistair MacLeod


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $16.95

From one of the most beloved storytellers of our time, Remembrance is the last published story by Alistair MacLeod, and a moving story of three generations of men from a single family whose lives are forever altered by the long shadow of war. Now available in book form for the first... Read more >
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