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  • The Lemurby Benjamin Black

    Picador 2008; Not Available

    A new thriller from the Booker Prize–winning and Edgar-nominated author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan John Glass's life in New York should be plenty comfortable. He's given up his career as a journalist to write an authorized biography of his father-in-law, communications magnate and former CIA agent Big Bill Mulholland. He... more...

  • The Verificationistby Donald Antrim

    Picador 2011; Not Available

    With a New Introduction by George Saunders A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year It is early spring, and Tom has called together his fellow psychologists at the Krakower Institute for their biannual pancake supper—a chance for likeminded analysts to talk shop and casually unburden themselves over flapjacks. But, as Tom knows (at... more...

  • Bloodlandby Alan Glynn

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    A Picador Paperback Original A helicopter crash off the coast of Ireland sends unexpected ripples through the international community in this intricate new thriller from the author of Winterland and Limitless (now a major motion picture). Susie Monaghan was on the cusp of stardom when her life was cut short by a tragic helicopter crash. After... more...

  • Smutby Alan Bennett

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    One of England's finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in two tender and surprising stories. In The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson, a recently bereaved widow finds interesting ways to supplement her income by performing as a patient for medical students,... more...

  • The Bay of Noonby Shirley Hazzard

    Picador 2003; Not Available

    Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that threatened to undo her. Alone in the fabulously ruined city, she idly follows up a letter of introduction from an acquaintance and thus changes her life forever. Through the letter, she meets... more...

  • Cliffs of Fallby Shirley Hazzard

    Picador 2004; Not Available

    From the author of The Great Fire , a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment Shirley Hazzard's stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments of crisis. Whether they are set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, the stories deal with real people and real problems. In the title piece,... more...

  • Samuel Johnson Is Indignantby Lydia Davis

    Picador 2002; US$ 12.60

    From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A couple suspects their friends think them boring; a woman resolves to see herself as nothing but then concludes... more...

  • The Evening of the Holidayby Shirley Hazzard

    Picador 2004; Not Available

    In the words of Time magazine, " A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece " by the author of The Great Fire Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival. ... more...

  • People in Glass Housesby Shirley Hazzard

    Picador 2004; Not Available

    Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails in the courage, love, and laughter of singular spirits--of men and women for whom life is an adventure no Organization can quell, and whose... more...

  • The Patrick Melrose Novelsby Edward St. Aubyn

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER An Atlantic Magazine Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "The Melrose Novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, written by one of the great prose stylists in England." —Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones Soon to be a Showtime TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch... more...