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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times , and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
NOW THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD Part thriller, part ghost tale, part love story, One for Sorrow is a novel as timeless as The Catcher in the Rye and as hauntingly lyrical as The Lovely Bones . Christopher Barzak?s stunning debut tells of a teenage boy?s coming-of-age that begins with a shocking murder and ends with a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
New York Times Notable Book New York Times Bestseller What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children ?the so-called Lost Boys?was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers,... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Oliver Twist is born an orphan and grows up handed from bad position to worse. Eventually he ends up in the London street gang run by Fagin, who attempts to blacken the boy's pure soul in his service. Through chance and coincidence Oliver is restored to his mother's middle-class family, where he is shown love and comfort for the first time... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 3.95
Marlow narrates the story of Lord Jim, a promising young man who falls from grace, then attempts to redeem himself in Patusan, a fictional Indonesian island. His story is told entirely through the perspectives of Marlow and others who join their voices to his, and so the enigma at the centre of Jim's character and actions is never entirely resolved.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In this searing novel, Caryl Phillips reimagines the life of the first black entertainer in the U.S. to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune.After years of struggling for success on the stage, Bert Williams (1874?1922), the child of recent immigrants from the Bahamas, made the radical decision to don blackface makeup and play the ?coon.? Behind... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as ?one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years? (Baltimore Sun ), with ?prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes? ( The Boston Globe ); The Washington Post called her ?the twenty-first-century... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
Jane Eyre is raised in her aunt's house after the death of her parents. Her aunt cannot stand the queer, quiet child and sends her off to a spartan boarding school where she is severely mistreated. She survives, however, and eventually finds herself a situation as a governess in the household of Edward Rochester. She and Rochester fall passionately... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
A vibrant translation of Tolstoy?s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace . Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy?s alone. They include ?The Prisoner of the Caucasus,? inspired by Tolstoy's... more...