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  • Little Mountainby Elias Khoury; Edward W. Said; Maia Tabet

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    Written in the opening phases of the Lebanese Civil War (1975--1990), Little Mountain is told from the perspectives of three characters: a Joint Forces fighter; a distressed civil servant; and an amorphous figure, part fighter, part intellectual. Elias Khoury's language is poetic and piercing as he tells the story of Beirut, civil war, and fractured... more...

  • City Gatesby Elias Khoury; Paula Haydar

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    City Gates was first published in Arabic in 1981, and in English in 1993. It is a further exploration of the themes of exile, dislocation, and identity. Elias Khoury's early works show him finding the distinctive voice that explodes in his epic Gate of the Sun . A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled.... more...

  • Notes on a Scandalby Zoë Heller

    Picador 2006; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Now a Major Motion Picture Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a... more...

  • Seeds of Terrorby Gretchen Peters

    Picador 2010; US$ 6.79

    Most Americans think of the Taliban and al Qaeda as a bunch of bearded fanatics fighting an Islamic crusade from caves in Afghanistan. But that doesn't explain their astonishing comeback along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Why is it eight years after we invaded Afghanistan, the CIA says that these groups are better armed and better funded than... more...

  • The Paris Review Interviews, IVby The Paris Review

    Picador 2009; US$ 14.00

    For more than fifty years, The Paris Review has brought us revelatory and revealing interviews with the literary lights of our age. This critically acclaimed series continues with another eclectic lineup, including Philip Roth, Ezra Pound, Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, Stephen Sondheim, E. B. White, Maya Angelou, William Styron and more.... more...

  • The Path of Minor Planetsby Andrew Sean Greer

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional life, married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to... more...

  • Limitlessby Alan Glynn

    Picador 2011; US$ 12.60

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife's brother, and his ex-dealer. Now employed by a shadowy pharmaceutical company, Vernon has something that might help:... more...

  • Critical Careby Richard Dooling

    Picador 1996; Not Available

    Dr. Peter Werner Ernst is an internal medicine resident at a major hospital's intensive care unit. He functions on eight hours of sleep for every three shifts at work. Overseeing the care of eight patients, Dr. Ernst's job is to keep death at bay--at least until the day shift comes on, and any potential death goes on someone else's record. When... more...

  • Bombay Timeby Thrity Umrigar

    Picador 2002; Not Available

    From bestselling novelist Thrity Umrigar, Bombay Time At the wedding of a young man from a middle-class apartment building in Bombay, the men and women of this unique community gather together and look back on their youthful, idealistic selves and consider the changes the years have wrought. The lives of the Parsi men and women who grew up together... more...

  • Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murdererby Wesley Stace

    Picador 2011; Not Available

    One of The Wall Street Journal' s Best fiction books of 2011 England, 1923. A gentleman critic named Leslie Shepherd tells the macabre story of a gifted young composer, Charles Jessold. On the eve of his revolutionary new opera's premiere, Jessold murders his wife and her lover, and then commits suicide in a scenario that strangely echoes the plot... more...