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- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.00
The Red Lobster perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall hasn?t been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff. All the while, he?s wondering how to handle the waitress he?s still in love with, what to do about his pregnant... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99
Returning again to the theme of working-class people and their wrenching concerns, Songs for the Missing begins with the suspenseful pace of a thriller, following an Ohio community?s efforts to locate a young woman who has gone missing. It soon deepens into an affecting portrait of a family trying desperately to hold onto itself and the memory of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
The acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism-the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin... more...
- Picador 2003; US$ 17.99
Arthur Parkinson is fourteen during the dreary winter of 1974, experiencing the confusing pangs of adolescence and the pain of his parents? divorce. His world is shattered further by the sudden and violent death of Annie Marchand, his beloved former baby-sitter. Narrated by the adult Arthur, who continues to be haunted by memories, the story of a... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95
A bittersweet tale of love and longing from the bestselling author of Last Night at the Lobster . Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with Emily, Alone . A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99
A major new novel by the award-winning author recently named by Granta as one of America's best young writers.Set at a remote beachfront cottage in the Hamptons one summer during the Second World War, A World Away follows the fortunes of the Langer family, whose oldest son, Rennie, is missing in action in the Pacific theater. As we are soon aware,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 17.99
A ghost story that begins in everday tragedy, from a distinctly American master of both forms: a "scary, sad, funny . . . mesmerizing read" (Stephen King) At Midnight on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a car carrying five teenagers leaves a winding road and slams into a tree, killing three of them. One escapes unharmed, another... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 21.99
From a writer who reveals 'the plainness of everyday life with straightforward lyricism' ( The New York Times Book Review ), the story of one remarkable, average woman. On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break in to a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead and the house is in flames.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99
In the new novel from the author of Last Night at the Lobster , a middle-age couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casino Stewart O'Nan's thirteenth novel is another wildly original, bittersweet gem like his celebrated Last Night at the Lobster . Valentine's weekend, Art and Marion Fowler flee their Cleveland suburb for Niagara... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 15.99
New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's residents and setting off a terrifying paranoia. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed... more...