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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by ARTHUR MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/22/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10847-4

The collected short fiction of America’s leading dramatist of the 20th century in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
 
Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story. Initially published in prestigious venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction constitutes a fascinating and indispensable portion of his life’s work. Presence: Collected Stories revives and reintroduces these masterly...

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by ARTHUR MILLER
Introduction by SUSAN C. W. ABBOTSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/22/2016

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10849-8

The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
 
Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices. Throughout his career, he consistently remained one of the country’s leading public intellectuals, advocating tirelessly for social justice, global democracy, and the arts. Theater scholar...

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A MEMOIR
Written by GARY SHTEYNGART

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 01/07/2014

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-64375-3

Selected for common reading at Brooklyn College

After three novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with humor and insight. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Born Igor Shteyngart in Leningrad during the twilight of the Soviet Union, the curious, diminutive,...

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AND OTHER STORIES
Written by LAYLE SILBERT

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 08/06/2013

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80440-4

Set in 1920s Chicago, the short novel Yudl follows its eponymous protagonist, a middle-aged editor at a left-leaning newspaper called The Yiddish Courier. Yudl and his wife have decided to become landlords, purchasing a vacant lot and hiring an acquaintance–aptly named Mason–to oversee the construction of their future apartment building. However, delays in the construction leave Yudl and his family without a home, forcing them to stay with Mason and his family until the construction is...

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A TRUE STORY OF WAR, EXILE, AND LOVE RECLAIMED
Written by LESLIE MAITLAND

Format: Trade Paperback, 510 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 01/08/2013

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51570-9

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed its harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in Cuba for almost two years before emigrating to New York. This sweeping account of one family’s...

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Written by CHARLEY ROSEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 05/15/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80371-1

A hilarious road novel about an all-Jewish basketball team traveling in a renovated hearse through Depression-era America in search of redemption and big money. The House of Moses All-Stars is considered by many to be one of the best basketball novels--a vivid and historically based account by basketball's most celebrated writer.

Depicting the travails of a young Jewish man, desperate after a series of professional and personal misfortunes, who joins a Jewish professional basketball team at...

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Written by PHILIP ROTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/04/2011

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47500-8

Set in a Newark neighborhood during a terrifying polio outbreak, Nemesis is a wrenching examination of the forces of circumstance on our lives.

Bucky Cantor is a vigorous, dutiful twenty-three-year-old playground director during the summer of 1944. A javelin thrower and weightlifter, he is disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries. As the devastating disease begins to ravage Bucky’s playground, Roth leads us through...

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Written by LAWRENCE DOUGLAS

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 08/16/2011

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51415-3

Oliver Vice, forty-one, prominent philosopher, scholar, and art collector, is missing and presumed dead, over the side of Queen Mary 2.Troubled by his friend’s possible suicide, the unnamed narrator of Lawrence Douglas’ new novel launches an all-consuming investigation into Vice’s life history. Douglas, moving backward through time, tells a mordantly humorous story of fascination turned obsession, as his narrator peels back the layers of the Vice family’s rich and bizarre history. At the...

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Written by EVA HOFFMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 05/03/2011

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51457-3

Isabel Merton is a renowned concert pianist, whose performances are marked by a rare intensity of feeling. At the height of her career, she feels increasingly torn between the compelling musical realm she deeply inhabits, and her fragmented itinerant artist’s life, with its frequent flights, anonymous hotels, and brief, arbitrary encounters. Away from her New York home on a European tour, Isabel meets a political exile from a war-torn country, a man driven by a rankling sense of injustice...

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Written by PHILIP ROTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/05/2010

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47258-8

Simon Axler, one of the leading American stage actors of his generation, is now in his sixties and has lost his magic, talent, and assurance. His Falstaff and Peer Gynt and Vanya, all his great roles, “are melted into air, into thin air.” When his wife leaves him, and after a stint at a mental hospital, he retires to his upstate New York country house and hopes for deliverance, which arrives in the form of the lithe, vibrant, and ever-subversive Pegeen Stapleford, the daughter of old friends...

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Written by PHILIP ROTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/06/2009

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-38891-9

In 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hardworking neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad–mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the...

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Written by EVAN FALLENBERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Soho Press

On Sale: 01/01/2009

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-1-569-47536-2

Awarded the 2009 Stonewall Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

Twenty years have passed since Joseph left his family and his religious Israeli community when he fell in love with a man, the brilliant rabbi Yoel Rosenzweig. Now, for his fiftieth birthday, Joseph is preparing to have his five sons and the daughter-in-law he has never met spend the Sabbath with him in his Tel Aviv penthouse. This will be the first time he and his sons...

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