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  • Cliffs of Fallby Shirley Hazzard; Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller; The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

    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; Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller; The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

    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; Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller; The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

    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...

  • Everything You Knowby Zoë Heller

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    Zoë Heller's first novel introduces an unforgettable curmudgeon, Willy Muller, an embittered journalist turned celebrity biographer and misanthrope. At the age of fifty, having survived imprisonment for murdering his wife, years of venomous hate mail from the public, and most recently, the suicide of his daughter, Sadie, Willy is about to become an... more...

  • No One Thinks of Greenlandby John Griesemer

    Picador 2002; Not Available

    "You'll want to scratch." These spoken words open to us the strange and beguiling world of young Rudy Spruance, forced to join the military due to a mysterious past, and sent for some inexplicable reason to a top-secret military hospital in Greenland. There he meets a wide cast of unusual and colorful characters, outcasts and rejects all; begins to... more...

  • Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better Worldby Donald Antrim

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    "A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." — The New Yorker In the seaside community of Donald Antrim's Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was a messy affair.... more...

  • Living, Thinking, Lookingby Siri Hustvedt

    Picador 2012; Not Available

    The internationally acclaimed novelist Siri Hustvedt has also produced a growing body of nonfiction. She has published a book of essays on painting ( Mysteries of the Rectangle ) as well as an interdisciplinary investigation of a neurological disorder ( The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves ). She has given lectures on artists and theories of... more...

  • Privacyby Garret Keizer

    Picador 2012; US$ 10.50

    American essayist and Harper's contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence. Body scans at the airport, candid pics on Facebook, a Twitter account for your stray thoughts, and a surveillance camera on every street corner -- today we have an audience for all of the... more...

  • Galatea 2.2by Richard Powers

    Picador 2004; US$ 6.79

    After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2 —Richard Powers—returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based... more...