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  • A Whistling Womanby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A Whistling Woman portrays the antic, thrilling, and dangerous period of the late ?60s as seen through the eyes of a woman whose life is forever changed by her times. Frederica Potter, a smart, spirited 33-year-old single mother, lucks into a job hosting a groundbreaking television talk show based in London. Meanwhile, in her native Yorkshire... more...

  • Little Black Book of Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood... more...

  • The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eyeby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe... more...

  • The Matisse Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest... more...

  • The Children's Bookby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 24.95

    From the renowned author of Possession , The Children?s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface... more...

  • Ragnarokby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 17.95

    Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves: what more relevant myth could any modern writer choose? Just as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic struggle for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so A.S. Byatt now reinvents it in all its intensity and glory. ... more...

  • The Virgin in the Gardenby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably. more...

  • Possessionby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The New York Times Book Review as "a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being" and "a storyteller who could keep a sultan on the edge of his throne for a thousand and one nights," A. S. Byatt writes some of the most engaging and skillful novels of our time. Time magazine calls her "a novelist of dazzling... more...

  • Angels & Insectsby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Possession : the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy [with] extraordinary sensuality" ( San Francisco Examiner ).]]> more...

  • Sugar and Other Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    A.S. Byatt's short fictions, collected in paperback for the first time, explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. more...