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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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Written by NINA SIEGAL

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-16923-3

A single day in Amsterdam, 1632. The Surgeons’ Guild has commissioned a young artist named Rembrandt to paint Dr. Nicolaes Tulp as he performs a medical dissection. In the swirl of anticipation and intrigue surrounding the event, we meet an extraordinary constellation of men and women whose lives hinge, in some way, on Dr. Tulp’s anatomy lesson. There is Aris the Kid, the condemned coat thief whose body is to be used for the dissection; Flora, his pregnant lover; Jan Fetchet, the curio...

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Written by ALEKSANDAR TISMA
Translator BERNARD JOHNSON
Introduction by CLAIRE MESSUD

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17726-6

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of Novi Sad on the Yugoslavian border with Hungary, the novel tracks the intertwined lives of a group of young people, high-school classmates, accustomed to studying and dancing and flirting and gossiping with one...

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Edited by WEN-CHIN OUYANG
Introduction by WEN-CHIN OUYANG

Format: Hardcover, 920 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71241-8

The most famous of all story collections, The Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, is beloved around the world. Composed of Persian, Arabic, Greek, Indian, and other sources that accumulated over hundreds of years, these fabulous stories-within-stories have long fired readers’ imaginations with an enchanted world of flying carpets, magic lamps, genies, demons, magicians and sorceresses, carnivorous giants, and bloodthirsty bandits.

Translation has played a...

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Written by LINN ULLMANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51667-6

Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation....

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Written by KURT PALKA

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Emblem Editions

On Sale: 03/25/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-771-07132-4

Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent, and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married in spite of her family’s objections is soon called away to the thick of the conflict, and it falls to Clara, as to so many mothers, wives, sisters, and sweethearts through the centuries, to stay at home to provide and protect.
    
Through the war, its aftermath, and into the present,...

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Written by ANTHONY MARRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 02/04/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43642-1

Winner of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
National Book Award Longlist Selection
A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Books of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Library Journal Top 10 Book of the Year

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
New York Magazine * Chicago Tribune *  Kansas City Star * GQ * NPR * Christian Science Monitor * San...

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POEMS BY HUGO CLAUS
Written by HUGO CLAUS
Translator DAVID COLMER

Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages

Publisher: Archipelago

On Sale: 11/12/2013

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-1-935-74488-7

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning, You,” from his interpretations of Shakespeare’s sonnets to a modern adaptation of a Sanskrit masterpiece, this volume reveals the...

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Written by HERMAN KOCH

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 10/29/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34685-6

Selected for Common Reading at Clarkson University

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

Since its initial publication in Holland in 2009, Herman Koch’s psychologically astute and philosophically challenging The Dinner has become a much-discussed international bestseller.

Two couples meet for dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam to address a tragic event: a terrible crime has been committed, and it seems the two fifteen-year-old sons of the two couples are implicated. A police...

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A NOVEL
Written by ANOUK MARKOVITS

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 02/26/2013

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98474-6

A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular Hasidic sect, the Satmar.

In 1939, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard. He is taken in by a Gentile maid, who raises him as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young girl, Mila, whose parents are killed in the wake of Nazi deportations. Josef helps Mila find safety with Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar...

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Written by STEFAN ZWEIG
Translator ANTHEA BELL
Introduction by GEORGE PROCHNIK

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 05/29/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17499-9

In Stefan Zweig’s Confusion, a venerable privy councilor approaching the end of his career adds a “secret page” to the public record of his accomplishments, confessing the true story of his youthful initiation into the delights and perils of intense scholarship. After a first semester in Berlin more devoted to amorous adventures with local shop girls than books, he makes a fresh start in a small university town in central Germany where a professor’s brilliant lecturing style sparks a new...

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A NOVEL
Written by TEJU COLE

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 01/17/2012

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98009-7

Winner, 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole’s Open City seethes with intelligence. It is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world.

Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly, reflecting on his relationships, his...

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