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  • Gone to New Yorkby Ian Frazier; Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 17.99

    Welcome to Ian Frazier's New York, a city more downtown than up, where every block is an event, and where the denizens are larger than life. Meet landlord extraordinaire Zvi Hugo Segal, and the man who climbed the World Trade Center, and an eighty-three-year-old typewriter repairman whose shop on Fulton Street has drawers full of umlauts. Learn the... more...

  • The Bridge of Beyondby Simone Schwarz-Bart; Jamaica Kincaid; Barbara Bray

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    This is an intoxicating tale of love and wonder, mothers and daughters, spiritual values and the grim legacy of slavery on the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. Here long-suffering Telumee tells her life story and tells us about the proud line of Lougandor women she continues to draw strength from. Time flows unevenly during the long hot blue... more...

  • Among Flowersby Jamaica Kincaid

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous signs of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are... more...

  • Mr. Potterby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 14.99

    The story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home: "Kincaid's most poetic and affecting novel to date" (Robert Antoni, The Washington Post Book World) Jamaica Kincaid's first obssession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the roads that pass... more...

  • See Now Thenby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 13.99

    In See Now Then , the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid?her first in ten years?a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each of her characters?a mother, a father,... more...

  • A Small Placeby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 13.99

    A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why... more...

  • The Autobiography of My Motherby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1996; US$ 14.99

    Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood... more...

  • Lucyby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 14.99

    Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction. more...

  • Annie Johnby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 13.99

    Annie John , the headstrong, brilliant heroine of Jamaica Kincaid's bestseller, is a child of Antigua but an adolescent of the whole world. Her passage into young adulthood?the tumultuous love of her mother and their gradual separation?is a story that will speak to listeners of all ages. Internationally acclaimed author Jamaica Kincaid has written... more...

  • At the Bottom of the Riverby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 13.99

    Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood... more...