Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Sir Walter Scott—who invented the historical novel—is still the writer to whom we turn when we seek the undiluted pleasures of narrative romance.  His Rob...

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The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

 Published in 1776, in the same year as the Declaration of Independence, The Wealth of Nations has had an equally great impact on the course of modern history....

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You Have the Wrong Man

You Have the Wrong Man

Maria Flook’s novels have garnered the higher praise from writers and critics alike. The New York Times called her first novel “jolting,” her writing “ethereal,...

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Hitler

Hitler

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookA major new biography—an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil.“Ullrich reveals Hitler to have been an eminently...

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Hidden in Plain View

Hidden in Plain View

The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground...

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This Quiet Dust

This Quiet Dust

"Styron is pre-eminent . . . in his instinct for tragedy and in his respect for the sheer force of human feeling."—Alfred Kazin   In an age when much American writing was either glacially noncommittal...

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England and Other Stories

England and Other Stories

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders and Wish You Were Here, his first new book of short fiction in nearly thirty years: beautifully crafted,...

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The Fields

The Fields

Of this second novel in Conrad Richter’s great trilogy, Louis Bromfield wrote: The Fields continues the life of Sayward after her strange marriage to the ‘educated’...

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Heart and Blood

Heart and Blood

"When it comes to deer, wildness is the greatest truth. And tameness is a tender, innocent lie."  So writes Richard Nelson, award-winning author of The Island...

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Dracula

Dracula

Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims....

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Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search...

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Herbert: Poems

Herbert: Poems

George Herbert (1593-1633) has come to be one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets. Though he is a profoundly religious poet, even secular readers respond to his...

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The Mermaid's Child

The Mermaid's Child

In this fantastical novel, the acclaimed author of Longbourn brings us the magical story of a young girl in search of her mother...who just might be a mermaid. Malin...

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Journey Into Fear

Journey Into Fear

A thrilling, intense, and masterfully plotted classic suspense tale from one of the founders of the genre.Returning to his hotel room after a late-night...

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The Alternative Hero

The Alternative Hero

In this comic, wildly energetic first novel, Clive Beresford is a failed music fanzine writer in his early thirties who fears that his best days are behind him.  The turning point...

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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

In 1773, the great Samuel Johnson–then 63–and his young friend and future biographer, James Boswell, traveled together around the coast of Scotland, each writing his...

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Respected Sir

Respected Sir

In Respected Sir, Mahfouz retells a familiar theme—vaulting ambition—in a powerful and religious metaphor. Othman Bayuumi's humble origins do not stop him from coveting...

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Red Rain

Red Rain

Following his acclaimed debut, Waterborne, Bruce Murkoff gives us another American panorama with a Civil War novel unlike any other.Born near Rondout, New York, to a family steeped in wars both before and after independence,...

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Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue

“No one who enjoys mystery can fail to savor this study of a classic case of detection.”  —TONY HILLERMAN  On the night of September 14, 1935, George...

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The Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

First published in 1928, this timeless portrayal of lesbian love is now a classic. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication...

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Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism

When the U.S. financial structure collapsed in fall 2008, it quickly became clear that our system of market capitalism was broken, endangered by decades of absolutist market dogma, shortsighted policies, and the abandonment...

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East, West

East, West

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East...

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Chinese Apples

Chinese Apples

Now in paperback: the “lovely and evocative book” (San Francisco Chronicle) of poems both new and old that celebrates a quarter century of passionate...

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Arthur and George

Arthur and George

As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, living in shabby genteel Edinburgh, find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire. Years later—one struggling...

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