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Dark Lies the Island

A dynamic collection of short stories from the author of City of Bohane sound out the modern changes to Irish brogue.

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  • SHORT STORIES

The Color Master

Fifteen stories implant the fantastic within a resolutely ordinary world.

 

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Blasphemy

Two decades of stories find universal themes in the lives of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

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The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

Style and the city.

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Wild Child

Tales of men and women trapped by drink, love, obsession, and other -- mostly self-made -- prisons. Read more...

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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.