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Greenville

(Available March 3, 2015)
Greenville
Written by Dale Peck
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616955564
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Greenville

Written by Dale Peck


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $16.00

In this novel based on real events, Dale Peck takes on the childhood of his father, Dale Peck Sr. Raised in poverty with seven brothers and sisters in suburban Long Island, terrorized by an abusive mother, Dale Sr.’s life changes when his alcoholic father dumps him at his uncle’s dairy farm... Read more >
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Greenville

Written by Dale Peck


Format: eBook0
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $16.00

In this novel based on real events, Dale Peck takes on the childhood of his father, Dale Peck Sr. Raised in poverty with seven brothers and sisters in suburban Long Island, terrorized by an abusive mother, Dale Sr.’s life changes when his alcoholic father dumps him at his uncle’s dairy farm... Read more >
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Joe Hill
Joe Hill
Written by Wallace Stegner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101911716
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Joe Hill
A Biographical Novel
Written by Wallace Stegner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2015
Price: $9.99

Blending fact with fiction in this masterful historical novel, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill—the Wobbly bard and labor activist who became the stuff of legend when, in 1915, he was executed for the alleged murder of a Salt Lake City businessman... Read more >
A Touch of Stardust
A Touch of Stardust
Written by Kate Alcott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385539043
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A Touch of Stardust
A Novel
Written by Kate Alcott


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $25.00

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. 

When Julie Crawford... Read more >
A Touch of Stardust
A Touch of Stardust
Written by Kate Alcott
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ISBN: 9780385539050
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A Touch of Stardust
A Novel
Written by Kate Alcott


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $12.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. 

When Julie Crawford... Read more >
A Touch of Stardust
A Touch of Stardust
Written by Kate Alcott, Read by Cassandra Campbell
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781101889428
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A Touch of Stardust
A Novel
Written by Kate Alcott
Read by Cassandra Campbell


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc0
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $40.00

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. 

When Julie Crawford... Read more >
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A Touch of Stardust
A Touch of Stardust
Written by Kate Alcott, Read by Cassandra Campbell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781101889435
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A Touch of Stardust
A Novel
Written by Kate Alcott
Read by Cassandra Campbell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $20.00

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. 

When Julie Crawford... Read more >
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A King's Ransom
A King's Ransom
Written by Sharon Kay Penman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345528339
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A King's Ransom
A Novel
Written by Sharon Kay Penman


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with the vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion.
 
November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his... Read more >
The Marriage Game
The Marriage Game
Written by Alison Weir
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345511911
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The Marriage Game
A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I
Written by Alison Weir


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $26.00

In this compelling novel of Tudor drama and suspense, acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life one of England’s most scandalous royal love affairs: the romance between the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I and her courtier Lord Robert Dudley.
 
Only twenty-five and newly crowned, Elizabeth vows to rule the country as... Read more >
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The Marriage Game
The Marriage Game
Written by Alison Weir
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ISBN: 9780804177306
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The Marriage Game
A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I
Written by Alison Weir


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $12.99

In this compelling novel of Tudor drama and suspense, acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life one of England’s most scandalous royal love affairs: the romance between the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I and her courtier Lord Robert Dudley.
 
Only twenty-five and newly crowned, Elizabeth vows to rule the country as... Read more >
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Cambridge
Cambridge
Written by Susanna Kaysen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345805942
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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 Jugheads
The Jugheads
Written by J.R. Helton
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ISBN: 9781609805838
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The Jugheads

Written by J.R. Helton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $17.95

East Texas in the 1960s is not the worst place to have grown up, but for narrator Jake of The Jugheads, it was a minefield. Describing clearly and courageously first jobs and first kisses, family vacations and family fights, Jake takes us through a wild ride of a coming of age... Read more >
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The Goddess of Small Victories
The Goddess of Small Victories
Written by Yannick Grannec, Translated by Willard Wood
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516362
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The Goddess of Small Victories

Written by Yannick Grannec
Translated by Willard Wood


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $26.95

An internationally best-selling debut novel about the life, marriage, and legacy of one of the greatest mathematicians of the last century 

Princeton University 1980. Kurt Gödel, the most fascinating, though hermetic, mathematician of the twentieth century, has just died of anorexia. His widow, Adele, a fierce woman shunned by her husband’s colleagues because she... Read more >
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The Goddess of Small Victories

Written by Yannick Grannec


Format: eBook, 472 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $18.95

An internationally best-selling debut novel about the life, marriage, and legacy of one of the greatest mathematicians of the last century 

Princeton University 1980. Kurt Gödel, the most fascinating, though hermetic, mathematician of the twentieth century, has just died of anorexia. His widow, Adele, a fierce woman shunned by her husband’s colleagues because she... Read more >
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The Jugheads

Written by J.R. Helton


Format: eBook0
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

East Texas in the 1960s is not the worst place to have grown up, but for narrator Jake of The Jugheads, it was a minefield. Describing clearly and courageously first jobs and first kisses, family vacations and family fights, Jake takes us through a wild ride of a coming of age... Read more >
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Conversations with Beethoven

Written by Sanford Friedman
Introduction by Richard Howard


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $16.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven, in a tour de force of fictional invention, tells the story of the last year of Beethoven’s... Read more >
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Conversations with Beethoven
Conversations with Beethoven
Written by Sanford Friedman, Introduction by Richard Howard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177624
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Conversations with Beethoven

Written by Sanford Friedman
Introduction by Richard Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $16.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven, in a tour de force of fictional invention, tells the story of the last year of Beethoven’s... Read more >
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Augustus
Augustus
Written by John Williams, Introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590178218
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Augustus

Written by John Williams
Introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $15.95

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took  on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the... Read more >
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Augustus

Written by John Williams
Introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $15.95

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took  on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the... Read more >
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The Professor and the Siren
The Professor and the Siren
Written by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Translated by Stephen Twilley, Introduction by Marina Warner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177198
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The Professor and the Siren

Written by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
Translated by Stephen Twilley
Introduction by Marina Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.95

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation.

“The Professor and the Siren,” like The... Read more >
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The Professor and the Siren

Written by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
Translated by Stephen Twilley
Introduction by Marina Warner


Format: eBook, 104 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.95

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation.

“The Professor and the Siren,” like The Leopard, meditates on the past and the... Read more >
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Last Words from Montmartre

Written by Qiu Miaojin
Afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95

An NYRB Classics Original

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through a series of letters written by an unnamed narrator, Last Words tells the story of a passionate relationship between two young women—their... Read more >
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Last Words from Montmartre
Last Words from Montmartre
Written by Qiu Miaojin, Afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich, Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177259
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Last Words from Montmartre

Written by Qiu Miaojin
Afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95

An NYRB Classics Original

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through a series of letters written by an unnamed narrator, Last Words tells the story of a passionate relationship between two young women—their... Read more >
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Fear
Fear
Written by Gabriel Chevallier, Translated by Malcolm Imrie, Introduction by John Berger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177167
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Fear
A Novel of World War I
Written by Gabriel Chevallier
Translated by Malcolm Imrie
Introduction by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $16.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation

1915: Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted “war to end all wars” seems like a war that will never end: whether mired... Read more >
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Fear
A Novel of World War I
Written by Gabriel Chevallier
Translated by Malcolm Imrie
Introduction by John Berger


Format: eBook, 328 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $16.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation

1915: Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted “war to end all wars” seems like a war that will never end: whether mired... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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