Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize
A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award
One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Named a best book of the year by:
The New York Times
Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else. from"Invisible Cities" In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon.
Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek.
National Book Award Finalist * Printz Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book of the Year
"Ruby's novel deserves to be read and reread. It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary."--School Library Journal
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps.
Bolano left us (or rather his "close admirers" discovered) this slick little novella, thank god. A quick, alienating read about orphaned siblings living in a world of no hope. Shadowy, sinister, dreamlike. We see dreamlike qualities praised in too many limp reads; the narrator in 'A Little Lumpen..' delivers each line as if recalling a waking nightmare.
Relentless. Alexievich looks through the prism of a disaster struck land with a poet's eye. Each monologue, sculpted from interviews with Chernobyl survivors, is utterly captivating, start to finish.
Winner of the prestigious Grand Prize of the 2010 Angouleme Comics Festival, 5,000 Kilometers Per Second tells or almost tells the love story between Piero and Lucia, which begins with a casual glance exchanged by teenagers across the street through a window and ends with a last, desperate hook-up between two older, sadder one-time lovers.
Winner of the 1961 National Book Award
The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback.
It is disgusting how great a writer William Gass is. 'On Being Blue', one of his first short forays, is simultaneously playful and earnest. His advocacy for a love of language and a better treatment of English is very inspiring; and that 'I' word is not something you hear much about the guy who once said “I write because I hate. A lot. Hard.”.The last little rant Willie goes on is enough to keep any artist going. What a lovely little book.
"On Love" is globally bestselling novelist-philosopher Alain De Botton's iconic debutthe novel that launched his decorated literary career; and a funny, profound, and searingly true-to-life exploration of love.
Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards
The setting: suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) but once you ve got it, that's it. There's no turning back.
Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award
"Jean Valentine has a gift for tough strangeness, but also a dreamlike syntax and manner of arranging the lines of . . . short poems so as to draw us into the doubleness and fluency of feelings.""The New York Times Book Review"
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
"In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times"
ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vogue.com, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed
Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy.
Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.