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    Picador 2008; Not Available

    The first stand-alone thriller from the Booker Prize–winning author of The Sea and Christine Falls more...

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    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; Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller; The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

    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; 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...