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Lillian & Dash

Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, a Golden Age literary power couple responsible for such classics as The Maltese Falcon and The Children’s Hour are astutely portrayed in this unique reimagining of the ups and downs of their romantic trajectory.

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Nathaniel Piven is a bright young man ruling the Brooklyn literary scene, as well as the hearts of its smitten women.  Yet he constantly struggles with romantic indecision in Adelle Waldman's sharp, modernized comedy of manners.

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Instructions for a Heatwave

Award-winning Irish author Maggie O’Farrell presents an engrossing, suspenseful tale of family secrets bubbling to the surface on a scorching day during the notorious British heatwave of 1976.

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Tampa

This uncompromising, scalding debut from Alissa Nutting follows Celeste Price, an insatiable sociopath who becomes a middle-school teacher with the sole purpose of seducing her adolescent male students.

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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Struggling with depression, Greta Wells volunteers for an extreme psychiatric procedure that ends up transporting her into the lives she could have lived, in this imaginative work of existential time-travel.

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Chocolates for Breakfast

15-year-old rebel socialite Courtney Farrell juggles forbidden crushes, distant parents and love affairs with older men in this manic 1950s novel of female disaffection in New York and L.A.

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Five Star Billionaire

Five Malaysian immigrants try to find success and redemption in the glittering prospects of Shanghai, in this haunting novel about the promise – as well as the façade - of the New China.

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The Mehlis Report

The English language debut of the winner of the 2012 International Arabic Fiction Prize, The Mehlis Report is an intense exploration of an unstable, surreal Beirut, waiting to learn the reasons behind the mysterious death of its prime minister. 

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The Oasis

Back in print after more than a decade, Mary McCarthy's biting and controversial roman à clef profiles a group of Cold War critics who flee to the New England countryside to form a utopian commune. 

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The Dark Road

Ma Jian’s searing work centers around China’s notorious one-child policy, depicting a rural family who becomes pregnant with their second child and must go on the run to retain the most basic of human rights.

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Sisterland

From the author of Prep comes a tale of psychic twin sisters who survive one brutal earthquake, only to forecast another on the horizon: a disaster which will force them to confront their troubled pasts and visionary minds.

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The Center of the World

A controversial 19th-century painting of Helen of Troy traverses the centuries between its storied British creator, J.M.W. Turner, and an art dealer in mid-life crisis whose banal existence is transformed by the tableau.

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Electrico W

This Homerian novel portrays two journalists wandering around Lisbon as they gear up to cover the trial of a notorious serial killer, discovering the city’s - and each other’s - dark secrets in the process.

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In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

Matt Bell’s fantastical debut profiles hopeful parents-to-be settling into the eponymous dwelling – only to find that the wildlife surrounding them is not what it seems in this bizarre fairy tale for adults.

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Big Brother

This emotionally taut novel of family dynamics and the limits of sacrifice presents a woman on the verge of giving up everything -- including her marriage -- to help her impassive brother fight his obesity.

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Note to Self

Caught between jobs, a young woman becomes an assistant to a filmmaker chronicling people’s failed ambitions in Alina Simone's sharp meditation on internet addiction, celebrity worship, and digital narcissism. 

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The Wonder Bread Summer

This Tarantino-esque thriller finds shop girl Allie and a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine on the run from a vindictive hit man - after she discovers her dress shop is a front for a narcotics ring.

 

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

In Depression-era Florida, young Thea oversteps the boundaries of propriety and is sent away to an all-girls camp in North Carolina to be made into a “lady,” in this wry novel of rarefied suspense.

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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns

Dripping with Gatsby-esque tragedy, this story of a wealthy family’s annual pilgrimage to Cape Cod mixes malcontents and murder in a raucous cocktail. 

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The Hanging Garden

White’s posthumous, unfinished novel of adolescence in wartime follows a Greek refugee en route to Australia who crosses paths with a British boy coming of age in post-Blitz London.

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Rosemary is six when her older sister Fern mysteriously leaves the family.  In time, a shocking revelation exposes Fern’s true identity - and reasons for departure.

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The Art Forger

Adroit young painter Claire Roth is enlisted by thieves to forge a stolen Degas masterpiece, which may itself be a fake after all, in B.A. Shapiro's intricate art world confidential.    

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Transit

Anna Seghers's reissued 1942 masterpiece about a concentration camp escapee muses on the trials of the refugee – specifically, the unexpected boredom that occurs while waiting for freedom.

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The Son

After an adolescence as a Comanche captive, Eli McCullough – the first boy born in the Republic of Texas – grows up to be an obsessively ambitious patriarch in Philip Meyer's century-spanning western epic.

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Let the Dark Flower Blossom

Twins Eloise and Sheldon had a great idea for a story, until it was stolen.  The deadly lengths writers may go to in order to achieve their original vision are creepily detailed in Norah Labiner’s new novel.

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Little Green

Walter Mosley's suave detective Easy Rawlins is back among the living after a literal cliffhanger of a car crash, in pursuit of a  LSD-addled boxer roaming Los Angeles, 1967.

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Flora

A claustrophobic tale of a brazen and imaginative 10-year-old kept in summer isolation with a tenuous caretaker, Flora, during her father’s stint doing secretive World War II work.

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The Family Mansion

Set against a backdrop of slave revolts and yellow fever, Anthony C. Winkler's historical novel delves into Jamaica's little-mentioned past as a former crown colony.

 

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

The last doctor left in a war-torn, snow-buried village in Chechnya hides a young girl from vengeful soldiers in Anthony Marra’s novel of courage and mercy.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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Every Contact Leaves a Trace

Elanor Dymott’s debut novel retraces the rivalries between recently murdered Rachel and her mysterious friends, as husband Alex begins to unravel his wife's secret double life.

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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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