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  • The Forty Rules of Loveby Elif Shafak

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and... more...

  • Jesus' Sonby Denis Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of ten stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss. more...

  • The Flea Palaceby Elif Shafak

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    By turns comic and tragic, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a... more...

  • The Left Hand Of Darknessby Ursula K. Le Guin

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi artic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. And when a strange envoy from space brings news of a vast... more...

  • Americanahby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    One of The New York Times 's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the... more...

  • Narcissus and Goldmundby Hermann Hesse; Ursule Molinaro

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 17.99

    Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and... more...

  • The People in the Treesby Hanya Yanagihara

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction?including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating , Ann Patchett's State of Wonder , Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible , and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord? will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing,... more...

  • All Quiet on the Western Frontby Erich Maria Remarque; Arthur Wesley Wheen

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque?s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament... more...

  • A Prayer for the Dyingby Stewart O'Nan

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 16.99

    New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year ?A new masterpiece of American literature.? ?Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly ? A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child of Shirley Jackson and Cormac McCarthy. It?s twisted proof that God will do worse to test a faithful man than the devil would ever... more...

  • Swallowing Geographyby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    Swallowing Geography is a stunning early novel by the Man Booker-shortlisted Deborah Levy. Embedded in this beautifully written novel is Deborah Levy's gift for blending fairytale with biting satire. Through the voice of the irreverent and ironic narrator J.K., Swallowing Geography interrogates the yearning of discontented children, imagined... more...