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Millennium People

The last novel from the celebrated author of Crash and Empire of the Sun revolves around a sinister trend in a gated community.

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The Beginners

A teenager falls under the sway of a pair of uncanny new friends in this gothic coming-of-age story.

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America Pacifica

A daughter searches for her mother in a bitterly divided post-apocalyptic landscape.

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The Secret History of Costaguana

A daring novel rewrites Joseph Conrad's epic Nostromo into the history of the Panama Canal.

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The Astral

A Brooklyn poet on a roundabout quest to repair his own life finds himself on an unlikely rescue mission.

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Something for Nothing

A poignantly dark comedy follows a 1970s Californian businessman who takes wing as a fledgling smuggler.

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State of Wonder

A quest for a miracle drug, a mysterious rainforest tribe, and a murder in the Amazon combine in a heady story of adventure and self-discovery.

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The Summer of the Bear

A grieving family and an escaped bear find unexpected connections on a Scottish island.

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Centuries of June

In which a mysterious head wound leads a man on a dreamlike odyssey of interwoven tales.

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Daniel Stein, Interpreter

The true story of a Holocaust survivor turned Carmelite monk is refashioned into a moving tale that "makes the improbable believable."

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A Reading Life

Doc

One of the Wild West's most mythic figures,  imagined into life again.

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The Sojourn

A story of a World War I sniper's dreams of glory, and the terrible reality of combat.

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Tabloid City

The tale of a socialite's murder occasions a last, loving look around the beloved and disappearing newsroom.

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Miss New India

A comic novel follows the flight of a young Indian woman from village to metropolis. 

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A Moment in the Sun

War in the Philippines, gold fever in the Yukon, and an assassin's plot are woven together in a cinematic turn-of-the-century saga.

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