A desk passes from writer
to writer, mapping the connections between them.
alpha-female of the schoolyard is visited by the memory of a haunting crime.
A powerful novel of the numbing effects of violence
and war on a German mother.
A new novel on a polio outbreak in Newark in the 1940s
brings Philip Roth's recent series of short fictions into surprising focus.
Enjoyments both physical and otherwise can wind up both a purpose of life, and a perpetual danger, suggests this warm-hearted family tale.
Nature's dark side comes to the fore in Benamin Percy's tale of a woodland
excursion gone wrong.
search for meaning in an increasingly commodified world, from the author of The Hours.
A lovelorn demon makes appointments with Sigmund Freud in this novel of fin de siecle Vienna.
Paul Murray embraces tragedy and ribald comedy with a coming-of-age tale set in an Irish boys' school.
An obnoxious stepfather, a lovely burglar, and an overwhelmed young math teacher wrestle with words.
A rescue gone wrong puts a tale of crime, punishment, and forgiveness in motion.
Nobel Laureate José Saramago's playful tale takes a trip through 16th-century Europe on a pachyderm's back.
A metafictional foray into writing and not writing, by a novelist writing what she knows.
Encryption and early 20th-century technology provide the Pynchon-esque atmosphere for this ambitious, adventurous novel.
The author of Water for Elephants returns with a captivating novel about a "lively, witty, warm-hearted and sharp" sextet of bonobos.
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