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Necessary Errors

A young American comes of age in a radically new Prague.

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My Education

Love in full flower can be hard to tell from a doomed obsession.

 

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The Bookman's Tale

A mysterious portrait is at the center of a literary page-turner.

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You Are One of Them

The death of a girl leaves behind a mystery along with grief.

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Contents May Have Shifted

High-flying tales of life and love from the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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A Posthumous Confession

A Dostoevskian tale of murderer, newly translated by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace.

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I Think I Love You

Adolescent anxieties and popstar pinups are at the heart of this tale of a girl's coming of age and first love.

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Dream of Ding Village

A moving tale from one of China's literary giants is rooted in a scandalous true story of "blood-selling."

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The Lover's Dictionary

A playful romance constructed in the form of a list of definitions sidesteps the meaning of love itself.

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In the Lap of the Gods

The story of an abandoned child and an unlikely rescue is told in the shadow of China's massive Three Gorges Dam project.

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The Blindness of the Heart

A powerful novel of the numbing effects of violence and war on a German mother.

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Red Hook Road

When a young couple is killed, their parents are left to pick up the pieces -- and bridge the gap between them. Read more...

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Thieves of Manhattan

An ingenious literary fraud takes an unexpected turn in this blackly comic tale.

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Walks with Men

In Ann Beattie's latest novella, a young writer (much like the author) receives a misleading tutorial.

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

This girl tastes life's flavors more intently than most.

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The Red Thread

The trials and triumphs of an adoption agency's director are at the heart of this emotional tale. Read more...

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Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok's novel of a Chinese-American girl's life is woven through with hard-won knowledge.

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Molly Fox's Birthday

An Irish novelist's sly tale of a friendship with a bit of mystery at its heart.

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A Dead Hand

In Paul Theroux's latest novel, a stymied writer is drawn into a mystery with religious overtones.

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Apologize, Apologize!

A sparkling, sprawling comedy of a square peg in a family of screwballs.

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Kapitoil

A Qatari computer whiz tries to reprogram himself as an American financial genius. Read more...

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2017

A near-future thriller set in a Russia both familiar and strange. Read more...

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

An enigmatic tragedy is the catalyst for this tale of a girl's negotiation of her multi-ethnic identity. Read more...

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Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

A new edition of Ralph Ellison’s unfinished second novel, a monumental story of politics and violence in America.

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Apparition and Late Fictions

A funeral director's tales of death, and life.

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The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival

A new arrival in a sleepy Louisiana parish wakes things up in this sly small-town comedy. Read more...

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The She-Devil in the Mirror

A tart-tongued society woman is the centerpiece of this audacious satire on a ruling class's way of life. Read more...

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Becoming Jane Eyre

The creation of one of fiction's most enduring heroines makes rich fodder for a tale of a young writer's ambition. Read more...

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.