• & the Mountains Echoed
    & the Mountains Echoed
    ISBN: 9781408842454
    Title: & the Mountains Echoed
    Author: HOSSEINI KHALED

    Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her.Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.

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  • & the Mountains Echoed
    & the Mountains Echoed
    ISBN: 9781526604637
    Title: & the Mountains Echoed
    Author: KHALED HOSSEINI

    & It begins in 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah and his younger sister, Pari, are everything to each other. What happens to them, at the despairing hand of their father, will test the unshakable bonds of family and irrevocably change not just their own lives, but those of multiple generations.

    In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Khaled Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe--from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek Island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.



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  • & Their Children after Them
    & Their Children after Them
    ISBN: 9781529303834
    Title: & Their Children after Them
    Author: MATHIEU NICOLAS


    August 1992. Fourteen-year old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to fight their all-consuming boredom on a lazy summer afternoon. Their simple act of defiance will lead to Anthony's first love and his first real summer - that one summer that comes to define everything that follows.


    Over four sultry summers in the 1990s, Anthony and his friends grow up in a France trapped between nostalgia and decline, decency and rage, desperate to escape their small town, the scarred countryside and grey council estates, for a more hopeful future.


    Winner of the Goncourt Prize and praised for its portrayal of people living on the margins of French society, Nicolas Mathieu's eloquent novel becomes a mirror for the struggles of society today.



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  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    ISBN: 9780241979464
    Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    Author: SHAFAK ELIF


    Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize
    Named a Best Book of the Year by Bookpage, NPR, Washington Post, and The Economist

    A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.


    In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating but her brain is still active-for 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life-and the lives of others, outcasts like her.


    Tequila Leila's memories bring us back to her childhood in the provinces, a highly oppressive milieu with religion and traditions, shaped by a polygamous family with two mothers and an increasingly authoritarian father. Escaping to Istanbul, Leila makes her way into the sordid industry of sex trafficking, finding a home in the city's historic Street of Brothels. This is a dark, violent world, but Leila is tough and open to beauty, light, and the essential bonds of friendship.


    In Tequila Leila's death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion.



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  • 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
    100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
    ISBN: 9781743317938
    Title: 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
    Author: JONASSON JONAS

    After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window... Charming and funny; a European publishing phenomenon. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics.

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  • 1984
    1984
    ISBN: 9780241416419
    Title: 1984
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE ; PYNCHON THOMAS (INTRO)


    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.


    The classic story of a society that controls your every move and thought and a man, Winston, who comes to realise the oppression he is living under.


    Now with a stunningly sinister cover by Nathan Burton.



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  • 1984 & Animal Farm
    1984 & Animal Farm
    ISBN: 9781925603040
    Title: 1984 & Animal Farm
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE


    Two of the greatest and most influential works of the twentieth century, together in one edition: 1984, with an introduction by Charlotte Wood, and Animal Farm, with an introduction by Don Watson.


    George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic.



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    Price: $24.00
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  • 1984 (Penguin Modern Library)
    1984 (Penguin Modern Library)
    ISBN: 9780241341650
    Title: 1984 (Penguin Modern Library)
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE

    Who controls the past controls the future- who controls the present controls the past.'

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

    The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
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  • 1Q84 Books 1 2 & 3
    1Q84 Books 1 2 & 3
    ISBN: 9780099578079
    Title: 1Q84 Books 1 2 & 3
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI

    The bestselling epic, now in paperback.

    The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true? Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • 2666
    2666
    ISBN: 9780330447430
    Title: 2666
    Author: BOLANO ROBERTO

    The epic novel that defined one of Latin America's greatest writers and his unique vision of the 20th century. Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. But there is darker side still to the town. It is an emblem of corruption, violence and decadence, and one from which, over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have mysteriously, often brutally, disappeared... Conceived on an astonishing scale, and - in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life - with burning, visionary commitment, 2666 has been greeted around the world as his masterpiece, surpassing even his previous work in inventiveness, imagination, beauty and scope.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • 4 3 2 1
    4 3 2 1
    ISBN: 9780571324651
    Title: 4 3 2 1
    Author: AUSTER PAUL


    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    A New York Times Bestseller - A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
    A Boston Globe Bestseller - A National Indiebound Bestseller
    The Millions's "Most Anticipated;" Vulture's "Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017;" The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017; Chicago Tribune's "Books We're Excited About in 2017;"
    Town & Country's "5 Books to Start Off 2017 the Right Way;" Read it Forward, Favorite Reads of January 2017


    "An epic bildungsroman . . . . Original and complex . . . . A monumental assemblage of competing and complementary fictions, a novel that contains multitudes."
    --Tom Perrotta, The New York Times Book Review


    "A stunningly ambitious novel, and a pleasure to read. . . . An incredibly moving, true journey."--NPR

    Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel--a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself.


    Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on.


    As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.



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  • 7th Function of Language
    7th Function of Language
    ISBN: 9781784703196
    Title: 7th Function of Language
    Author: BINET LAURENT


    'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - Observer


    'The most outrageously entertaining novel of the year... A joy' - Philip Hensher


    Roland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, a slippery politician locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident.


    But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language - an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything.


    Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous. What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society.


    In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. Who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?



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  • Abide With Me
    Abide With Me
    ISBN: 9780743462280
    Title: Abide With Me
    Author: STROUT ELIZABETH

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.
    In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings--faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment--when a dark secret is revealed.
    Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett, "just up the road" from where he was born. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe--as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was. He hasn't had The Feeling--that God is all around him, in the beauty of the world--for quite some time. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy.
    A congregation that had once been patient and kind during Tyler's grief now questions his leadership and propriety. In the kitchens, classrooms, offices, and stores of the village, anger and gossip have started to swirl. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation's humanity--and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all.
    In prose incandescent and artful, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered--life, love, God, and community--within these pages, and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose.
    Praise for Abide with Me

    "Strout's greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer."--Vanity Fair
    "Superb . . . a shimmering tale of loss, faith, and human fallibility . . . You feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller."--O: The Oprah Magazine
    "Deeply moving . . . In one beautiful page after another, Strout captures the mysterious combinations of hope and sorrow. She sees all these wounded people with heartbreaking clarity, but she has managed to write a story that cradles them in understanding and that, somehow, seems like a foretaste of salvation."--The Washington Post

    "This lovely second novel confirms Strout as the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, peculiarly American voice: folksy, poetic, but always as precise as a shadow on a brilliant winter day."--The Atlantic Monthly

    "Graceful and moving . . . The pacing of Strout's deeply felt fiction about the distance between parents and children gives her work an addictive quality."--People (four stars)

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  • Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    ISBN: 9781473224209
    Title: Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    Author: GREEN HANK

    THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play." --San Francisco Chronicle

    In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

    The Carls just appeared.

    Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

    Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

    Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

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  • Actress
    Actress
    ISBN: 9781787332072
    Title: Actress
    Author: ENRIGHT ANNE

    From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths

    This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings.

    But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime.

    Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth- the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad.

    Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Adele
    Adele
    ISBN: 9780571331963
    Title: Adele
    Author: SLIMANI LEILA


    From the bestselling author of Lullaby


    'Riveting.' Evening Standard


    'Explosive.' Mail on Sunday


    'Thrilling.' Sunday Times


    'A must-read.' Vogue


    Her obsessions devour her. She is helpless to stop them...


    Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. She is a respected journalist, living in a flawless Paris apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', Adèle is bored. She begins to orchestrate her life around one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until her compulsions threaten to consume her altogether.



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  • Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel
    Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel
    ISBN: 9781982135027
    Title: Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel
    Author: ELDEN ROXANNA

    A debut novel told with humor, intelligence, and heart, a "funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace...reminiscent of the TV show The Office but set in an urban high school" (The Washington Post), perfect for fans of Tom Perrotta and Laurie Gelman.Roxanna Elden's "laugh-out-loud funny satire" (Forbes) is a brilliantly entertaining and moving look at our education system. Each new school year brings familiar challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one the biggest cities in Texas. But the teachers also face plenty of personal challenges and this year, they may finally spill over into the classroom. English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet, can never seem to truly connect with her students. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, but tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she struggles to parent her daughter, while Coach Ray hustles his troubled football team toward another winning season. Recording it all is idealistic second-year history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose anonymous blog gains new readers by the day as it drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school--even if that means shutting the whole place down.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Adults
    Adults
    ISBN: 9780008334604
    Title: Adults
    Author: UNSWORTH EMMA JANE


    'DAZZLING' Marian Keyes, 'HILARIOUS' Dolly Alderton, 'TENDER' Jessie Burton, 'MAGNIFICENT' Daisy Buchanan, 'INCREDIBLE' Candice Carty Williams, 'MOVING' Laura Jane Williams, 'BRILLIANT' Nikesh Shukla, 'I LOVED IT' Sam Baker, 'PAINFULLY TRUE' Kate Davies


    Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a bed of roses, it is more of a dying succulent.


    Adults is what you want it to be. A misadventure of maturity, a satire on our age of self-promotion, a tender look at the impossibility of womanhood, a love story, a riot. And Emma Jane Unsworth is the only voice to hear it from. Adults is excruciating, a gut punch of hilarity and a book laden with truth that you will read again and again.



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    Price: $33.00
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  • Adventures of China Iron
    Adventures of China Iron
    ISBN: 9781916465664
    Title: Adventures of China Iron
    Author: CAMARA GABRIELA CABEZON

    1872. The pampas of Argentina. China is a young woman eking out an existence in a remote gaucho encampment. After her no-good husband is conscripted into the army, China bolts
    for freedom, setting off on a wagon journey through the pampas in the company of her new-found friend Liz, a settler from Scotland. While Liz provides China with a sentimental education and schools her in the nefarious ways of the British Empire, their eyes are opened to the wonders of Argentina’s richly diverse flora and fauna, cultures and languages, as well as to the ruthless violence involved in nation-building.
    This subversive retelling of Argentina’s foundational gaucho epic, Martín Fierro, is a celebration of the colour and movement of the living world, the open road, love and sex, and the dream of lasting freedom. With humour and sophistication, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara has created a joyful, hallucinatory novel that is also an incisive critique of national origin myths and of the casualties of ruthless progress.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    ISBN: 9781250160249
    Title: Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World
    Author: DOYLE BRIAN


    "An affectionate homage...a loving reconstruction of an era of storytelling now lost." --The New York Times


    "[A] triumph...If a writer is going to put on Stevenson's voice, he'd better, as the poets say, 'bring it.' Reader, Doyle has brought it...Adventures is a tonic for our bitter times." --Washington Post

    The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco in the 19th century while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he never got around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics asTreasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,and Kidnapped.


    But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth,The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual.



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  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    ISBN: 9781684129973
    Title: Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Author: TWAIN MARK

    This classic American children's novel was first published in 1876.Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) characterized the novel as a "hymn" to childhood. Tom Sawyer is a mischievous child growing up alongside the Mississippi River in the 19th century. For his beau Becky Thatcher and with his buddy Huckleberry Finn he acts the prankster. Tom's amusing antics and the author's ability to vividly hear his own inner child appeal to both young and old readers alike.A perfect bedtime book for parents to read to their children or for kids to read themselves to sleep.Part of our Children's Classics series of books.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Adversary
    Adversary
    ISBN: 9780143796640
    Title: Adversary
    Author: SCOTT RONNIE

    'I was an agent of Dan, a captive of his, really. I went where he wanted me, and did as he wanted, and for a long time, in this way, I was happy.'

    It's been a long winter in a creaky house in Brunswick, where a young man has devoted himself to recreational showers, staring at his phone, and speculating on the activities of his best friend and housemate, Dan. But now summer is coming, and Dan has found a boyfriend and a job, so the young man is being pushed out into the world, in search of friendship and love.

    The Adversary is a sticky summer novel about young people exploring their sexuality and their sociability, where everything smells like sunscreen and tastes like beer, but affections and alliances have consequences. It asks what kinds of stories are possible - or desirable - for which kinds of friendships, and what happens when you follow those stories to their natural conclusions.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease
    African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease
    ISBN: 9780143131342
    Title: African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease
    Author: ACHEBE CHINUA

    Chinua Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature, the writer who "opened the magic casements of African fiction." The African Trilogy--comprised of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease--is his magnum opus. In these masterly novels, Achebe brilliantly imagines the lives of three generations of an African community as their world is upended by the forces of colonialism from the first arrival of the British to the waning days of empire.

    The trilogy opens with the groundbreaking Things Fall Apart, the tale of Okonkwo, a hero in his village, whose clashes with missionaries--coupled with his own tragic pride--lead to his fall from grace. Arrow of God takes up the ongoing conflict between continuity and change as Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest, finds his authority is under threat from rivals and colonial functionaries. But he believes himself to be untouchable and is determined to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. Finally, in No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in Lagos, only to see his morality erode as he clings to his membership in the ruling elite.

    Drawing on the traditional Igbo tales of Achebe's youth, The African Trilogy is a literary landmark, a mythic and universal tale of modern Africa. As Toni Morrison wrote, "African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe. For passion, intellect and crystalline prose, he is unsurpassed."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00

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  • After Me Comes the Flood
    After Me Comes the Flood
    ISBN: 9781781259559
    Title: After Me Comes the Flood
    Author: PERRY SARAH

    From the #1 bestselling, prize-winning author of The Essex SerpentLonglisted for the Guardian First Book Award and Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year Award 2014One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. They all know him by name, they've prepared a room for him, and claim to have been waiting for him all along. As nights and days pass John finds himself drawn into a baffling menagerie. There is Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings full of child-like wonder and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted by the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John? Elegant, gently sinister and psychologically complex, After Me Comes The Flood is the haunting, hypnotic debut novel by the author of The Essex Serpent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • After Midnight
    After Midnight
    ISBN: 9780241391822
    Title: After Midnight
    Author: KEUN IRMGARD

    Nineteen-year-old Sanna just wants to drink her beer in peace, but that's difficult when Hitler has come to town and his motorcade is blocking the streets of Frankfurt. And now life seems more complicated every day. Her best friend Gerti is in love with a Jewish boy, her brother writes books that have been put on a black list and her own aunt may denounce her to the authorities at any moment...

    Keun's masterpiece, written after she had fled Nazi Germany, captures the hysteria and horror of the era with devastating vividness and redemptive humour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • After the Blue Hour
    After the Blue Hour
    ISBN: 9780802125897
    Title: After the Blue Hour
    Author: RECHY JOHN

    John Rechy's first novel, City of Night, an international bestseller, is considered a modern classic. Subsequent work asserts his place among America's most important writers. The author's most daring work, After the Blue Hour is narrated by a twenty-four-year-old writer named John Rechy. Fleeing a turbulent life in Los Angeles, he accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work. There, he joins Paul, his imposing host in his late thirties, his beautiful mistress, and his precocious teenage son. Browsing Paul's library and conversing together on the deck about literature and film during the spell of evening's "blue hour," John feels surcease, until, with unabashed candor, Paul shares intimate details of his life. Through cunning seductive charm, he married and divorced an ambassador's daughter and the heiress to a vast fortune. Avoiding identifying his son's mother, he reveals an affinity for erotic "dangerous games." With intimations of past decadence and menace, an abandoned island nearby arouses tense fascination over the group. As "games" veer toward violence, secrets surface in startling twists and turns. Explosive confrontation becomes inevitable.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • After the Quake
    After the Quake
    ISBN: 9780099448563
    Title: After the Quake
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI

    The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.' This new collection of stories, from one of the world's greatest living writers, dissects the violence beneath the surface of modern Japan.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • After You
    After You
    ISBN: 9781405909075
    Title: After You
    Author: MOYES JOJO

    Lou Clark has lots of questions.
    Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar.
    Whether her family can ever forgive her.
    And will she ever get over the love of her life.
    What she knows for certain is that something has to change.
    Then it does.
    But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for?
    Close the door and life continues- simple, ordered, safe.
    Open it and she risks everything.
    But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Agatha
    Agatha
    ISBN: 9781529361384
    Title: Agatha
    Author: BOMANN ANNE CATHRINE

    Set in 1940s Paris, this bittersweet international bestseller this is the perfect novel for fans of A Man Called Ove, My Name is Lucy Barton and The Guest Cat A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family. Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secretary Madame Surrugue, who has reigned over the clinic for more than thirty years. The two of them have no relationship outside the office, where everything runs smoothly and uneventfully. Until one day, that is, when a young German woman called Agatha arrives and demands to see the doctor and he soon realizes that underneath her fragile exterior is a strong and fascinating woman. The doctor and Agatha embark upon a course of therapy together, a process that forces the doctor to confront his fear of true intimacy outside the clinic. But is it too late to reconsider your existence as a 71-year-old? 'A shrewd, skilful tale of loneliness, the search for meaning and a place in the world, and the problems of truly relating to another human being.' Independent

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Age of Reason (Pop Penguin)
    Age of Reason (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141045573
    Title: Age of Reason (Pop Penguin)
    Author: SARTRE JEAN-PAUL

    Set in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, The Age of Reason follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in conveniently separate compartments. But now he is in trouble, urgently trying to raise 4,000 francs to procure a safe abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. Beyond all this, filtering an uneasy light on his predicament, rises the distant threat of the coming of the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Agua Viva
    Agua Viva
    ISBN: 9780141197364
    Title: Agua Viva
    Author: LISPECTOR CLARICE

    In Água Viva Clarice Lispector aims to 'capture the present'. Her direct, confessional and unfiltered meditations on everything from life and time to perfume and sleep are strange and hypnotic in their emotional power and have been a huge influence on many artists and writers, including one Brazilian musician who read it one hundred and eleven times. Despite its apparent spontaneity, this is a masterly work of art, which rearranges language and plays in the gaps between reality and fiction.& & Translated by Stefan ToblerWith an Introduction by Benjamin Moser'An emblematic twentieth-century artist who belongs in the same pantheon as Kafka and Joyce.'& Edmund White'Lispector stands at the pinnacle of Brazil's impressive literary achievement.'& Washington Post Book World

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Akin
    Akin
    ISBN: 9781529019988
    Title: Akin
    Author: DONOGHUE EMMA

    This "soul stirring" novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Room (O Magazine) is one of the New York Post's best books of the year.
    Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an eleven-year-old great-nephew he's never met, who urgently needs someone to look after him. Out of a feeling of obligation, Noah agrees to take Michael along on his trip.
    Much has changed in this famously charming seaside mecca, still haunted by memories of the Nazi occupation. The unlikely duo, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, bicker about everything from steak frites to screen time. But Noah gradually comes to appreciate the boy's truculent wit, and Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past. Both come to grasp the risks people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.
    Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.
    "What begins as a larky story of unlikely male bonding turns into an off-center but far richer novel about the unheralded, imperfect heroism of two women." -- New York Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Alchemist
    Alchemist
    ISBN: 9780061233845
    Title: Alchemist
    Author: COELHO PAULO

    This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him With Paulo's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives. At last this charming tale of discovery, meaning and personal growth is available on CD. The audio enhances the fairy-tale quality of the story and is suitable for listeners of all ages. It is as much a motivational/personal development book as it is a great story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Alchemist, 25th Anniversary
    Alchemist, 25th Anniversary
    ISBN: 9780062315007
    Title: Alchemist, 25th Anniversary
    Author: COELHO PAULO

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
    Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
    ISBN: 9780571283934
    Title: Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
    Author: LAWRENCE DURRELL

    Consisting of Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea - The Alexandria Quartet explores the sexual and political intrigues of a group of expatriates in Egypt before and after the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Alias Grace
    Alias Grace
    ISBN: 9781860492594
    Title: Alias Grace
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET

    'Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Alice Network
    Alice Network
    ISBN: 9780062895059
    Title: Alice Network
    Author: QUINN KATE


    Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS



    NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER


    #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER


    One of NPR's Best Books of the Year


    One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year


    Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick


    The Girly Book Club Book of the Year


    A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub



    In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.


    1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.


    1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies," who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.


    Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.


    "Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book "--Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All Adults Here
    All Adults Here
    ISBN: 9781405921602
    Title: All Adults Here
    Author: STRAUB EMMA

    Coming of age isn't just for kids.

    In a small town in upstate New York, Astrid Strick - mother to three grown-up children - is keeping the kind of secret that once upon a time would have rocked the very foundations of her careful, suburban life. But thankfully the world is changing and, with it, her family. The time has come for Astrid to confront past mistakes and present truths. But is it too late to set things right?

    Astrid's youngest son, Nicky, is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her single daughter, Porter, is pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence in time to greet a daughter. And her eldest, Elliot, seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which were the mistakes that mattered? It might be that only Astrid's thirteen-year-old granddaughter, Cecelia, and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.

    Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in this deeply satisfying story about how to survive inside a family, no matter what follows us into adulthood. Whether you are the eldest, the youngest, the middle, the only - this is a book for the adult hiding in you.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • All Among the Barley
    All Among the Barley
    ISBN: 9781408897973
    Title: All Among the Barley
    Author: HARRISON MELISSA

    'A masterpiece' JON MCGREGOR'Impossible to forget' THE TIMES'Astonishing' GUARDIAN'Startling' FINANCIAL TIMES'BOOK OF THE YEAR' NEW STATESMAN, OBSERVER, IRISH TIMES, BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE The fields were eternal, our life the only way of things, and I would do whatever was required of me to protect it.The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, though the Great War still casts a shadow over the cornfields of her beloved home, Wych Farm.When charismatic, outspoken Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to write about fading rural traditions, she takes an interest in fourteen-year-old Edie, showing her a kindness she has never known before. But the older woman isn't quite what she seems. As harvest time approaches and pressures mount on the whole community, Edie must find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • All Involved
    All Involved
    ISBN: 9781509822904
    Title: All Involved
    Author: GATTIS RYAN

    A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast s Richard Price a mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty

    At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted three white Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue a black man named Rodney King, and the city exploded in violence. Fifty-three lives were lost. But there were even more deaths unaccounted for: murders that occurred outside active rioting sites, including some committed by those who used the chaos to viciously settle old scores.

    A gritty and cinematic work of fiction, All Involvedvividly re-creates this turbulent and terrifying time through seventeen interconnected first-person narratives. Focusing on a sliver of Los Angeles almost completely ignored by the media during the riots, Ryan Gattis paints a portrait of modern America itself laying bare our history, our prejudices, and our complexities. Resonant with the voices of gang members, firefighters, graffiti kids, and nurses caught up in these extraordinary circumstances, All Involved is a literary tour de force.

    A symphonic, pitch-perfect, superlative novel....It swallowed me whole. David Mitchell, author ofCloud Atlas

    A heartbreaking portrait of a city tearing itself apart. Paula Hawkins, author ofThe Girl on the Train

    Corrosive, timely, vividly realized scenes of urban warfare and thwarted dreams by a writer who clearly knows his subject. Joyce Carol Oates

    A monumental achievement. Dennis Lehane"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
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