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A NOVEL
Written by ODAFE ATOGUN

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 03/07/2017

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87145-4

Here is the stunning debut from a fresh Nigerian literary voice: a mesmerizing, deceptively simple, Kafkaesque narrative, resonant of the myth of Orpheus andEurydice and lightly informed by the life of Nigerian musical superstar Fela Kuti—powerful story of love, sacrifice and courage.

The day a stained brown envelope is delivered from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Arriving full of hope, the musician discovers that his people no longer recognize him,...

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by WILLIAM GOLDING
Introduction by STEPHEN KING
Foreword by LOIS LOWRY
Contribution by E. M. FORSTER, JENNIFER BUEHLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12940-0

William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry
 
As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an...

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Written by JHUMPA LAHIRI

Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $7.95

ISBN: 978-0-525-43275-3

How do you clothe a book? 
In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, “the covers become a part of me.”

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Written by HENRIK IBSEN
Edited by TORE REM
Introduction by TORE REM
Translator DEBORAH DAWKIN, ERIK SKUGGEVIK

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $12.00

ISBN: 978-0-141-19456-1

Four of Ibsen’s most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.
     With her assertion that she is “first and foremost a human being,” rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll, Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen’s greatest and most famous play, A Doll’s House. Ibsen’s follow-up, Ghosts, was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets, and sexual...

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Written by ANTONIO DI BENEDETTO
Preface by ESTHER ALLEN
Translator ESTHER ALLEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17717-4

First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature.

Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. Eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid...

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Written by STUART STEVENS

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-49319-4

“In politics we always like to call each election the most important in generations. This time, it might actually be true.”
 
In this dark comedy from a best-selling writer and veteran political insider, a cynical campaign manager finds his family skeletons coming out of the closet on the eve of the Republican convention. 

New Orleans in July: it's hot and sticky and squalid. J. D. Callahan is in the middle of the political race of his life and displeased to be back in his hometown. His...

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A NOVEL
Written by ANNE TYLER

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 06/21/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14126-0

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.
 
Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. 

Dr. Battista has other...

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A JOURNEY INTO THE MINDS OF OUR GREATEST WRITERS
Written by RICHARD COHEN

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99830-6

For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.
 
“I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and,...

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Written by BENJAMIN FONDANE
Edited by LEONARD SCHWARTZ
Introduction by LEONARD SCHWARTZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: NYRB Poets

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17900-0

Benjamin Fondane was that rarest of poets: an experimental formalist with a powerful lyric poetic voice; a renegade surrealist who was also a highly original existential philosopher; a self-consciously Jewish poet  of diaspora and loss, whose last manuscripts made it out of Drancy in 1944 just before his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he was murdered, yet whose poetry speaks of an overflowing plenitude. This bilingual selection is the first volume of Fondane’s poetry to appear in...

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A NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE
Written by ERNEST CLINE

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13727-0

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and video games he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.
 
But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the differ­ence between fantasy...

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A NOVEL
Written by BILL BEVERLY

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90373-5

By a debut novelist, Dodgers is a dark, haunting, coming-of-age narrative story of a young African-American man named East who works for an L.A. drug gang. His journey away from Los Angeles and into a blighted rural American landscape forces East to come to terms with the choices he has made, ultimately revealing the man he chooses to become.

“Every now and then, the publication of a novel seems to come at the perfect time. Bill Beverly’s Dodgers is one of those novels: a coming of age...

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A NOVEL
Written by SARA NOVIC

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98639-6

Winner of the ALA Alex Award

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYBOOKPAGE, BOOKLIST, AND ELECTRIC LITERATURE • 
For readers ofThe Tiger’s Wife and All the Light We Cannot See comes a powerful debut novel about a girl’s coming of age—and how her sense of family, friendship, love, and belonging is profoundly shaped by war.

 
Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree ten-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia’s capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across...

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