Fiction

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Paula Whyman, You May See a Stranger, with Joanna Rakoff

Paula Whyman, You May See a Stranger

Paula Whyman has published stories in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in Maryland.

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and other publications. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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You May See a Stranger: Stories Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780810133532
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Published: Triquarterly - May 15th, 2016

Kanan Makiya, The Rope

From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, here is a gritty and unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion, as seen through the eyes of a Shiite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could never have anticipated. 

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781101870471
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Published: Pantheon - March 15th, 2016

Kameel Nasr, The Museum Heist

Kameel Nasr is a Boston writer, international adventure cyclist, tango spiritual seeker, and patron of art and music. His books on travel and a study of Middle-East terrorism have been published in several formats and languages; his work has been cited in numerous articles and journals. The Museum Heist is the first in a Cultural Cozy Mystery Series.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780996175357
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Published: Curiosity Books - November 2015

Simon Van Booy, Father's Day

The moving story of an orphaned girl named Harvey and the troubled uncle who raises her—an unforgettable tale of loss and redemption from the author of The Illusion of Separateness.

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Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books and has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, NPR, and the BBC. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780062408945
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Published: Harper - April 26th, 2016

Askold Melnyczuk & Jonathan Strong

Askold Melnyczuk, who is a recipient of the The Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, founded AGNI Magazine in 1972. He received a Lila Wallace-Readers’ Digest Award in Fiction in 1997. In addition to the McGinnis Award in Fiction, Melnyczuk has also been awarded grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. He has published stories, poems, translations, and reviews in The New York Times, The Nation, The Partisan Review, Grand Street, Ploughshares, Poetry, andThe Boston Globe. His poems have been included in various anthologies, including The McGraw-Hill Book of PoetryLiterature: The Evolving Canon, and Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets. A much beloved teacher of writing and literature, Melnyczuk currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and at the Bennington College, MFA Program. He previously taught at Harvard University and Boston University.

Jonathan Strong is the author of fifteen novels. He teaches fiction-writing at Tufts University and lives in Rockport, Massachusetts, as well as West Corinth, Vermont, with his partner, the short-story writer S. P. Elledge. He was born in 1944 in Illinois and graduated from Harvard College in 1969. In 1970, his first book, Tike and Five Stories (now reissued as The Haunts of His Youth), won the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and he has also received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Tufts, he has taught at Harvard, U.Mass. Boston, Wellesley, and Middlebury's summer M.A. program, the Bread Loaf School of English. His books include More LightConsolationDrawn from Life, and Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush.

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Elizabeth Crane, The History of Great Things

The History of Great Things tells the entwined stories of Lois, an ambitious opera singer, and her daughter, Elizabeth, an aspiring writer who came of age in the forbidding shadow of her often-absent, always larger-than-life mother. 

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Elizabeth Crane is the author of the novel We Only Know So Much, and three collections of short stories: When the Messenger is HotAll this Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter. Her stories have been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award, and her work has been adapted for the stage by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company. A feature film adaptation of We Only Know So Much will be released in 2016.

The History of Great Things: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062412676
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

Adam Ehrlich Sachs, Inherited Disorders

Adam Ehrlich Sachs’ Inherited Disorders is a rueful, absurd, and endlessly entertaining look at a most serious subject—the eternally vexed relations between fathers and sons. In a hundred and seventeen shrewd, surreal vignettes, Sachs lays bare the petty rivalries, thwarted affection, and mutual bafflement that have characterized the filial bond since the days of Davidic kings. A philosopher’s son kills his father and explains his aphorisms to death. A father bequeaths to his son his jacket, deodorant, and political beliefs.

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$23.00
ISBN: 9781682450154
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Published: Regan Arts - May 3rd, 2016

Jennifer Brown, Modern Girls

In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl. A bookkeeper in Midtown Manhattan, Dottie steals kisses from her steady beau, meets her girlfriends for drinks, and eyes the latest fashions. Yet at heart, she is a dutiful daughter, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side. So when, after a single careless night, she finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man, she is desperate: unwed, unsure, and running out of options.

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Jennifer S. Brown's fiction, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and she was the winner of the 2005 World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest (judged by Robert Olen Butler) in the Southeast Review. Her creative nonfiction piece, “The Codeine of Jordan,” published in the Bellevue Literary Review, was selected as a notable essay in 2012’s The Best American Travel Writing and included in volume 9 of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. This is her first novel.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780451477125
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2016

Kathleen Spivack, Unspeakable Things

A wild, erotic novel a daring debut from the much-admired, award-winning poet, author of Flying InlandA History of Yearning, and With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz, and Others. A strange, haunting novel about survival and love in all its forms; about sexual awakenings and dark secrets; about European refugee intellectuals who have fled Hitler's armies with their dreams intact and who have come to an elusive new (American) can-do, will-do world they cannot seem to find. A novel steeped in surreal storytelling and beautiful music that transports its half-broken souls and us to another realm of the senses. 

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Unspeakable Things: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385353960
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Published: Knopf - January 26th, 2016

Peter Behrens, Carry Me

Peter Behrens discusses his latest book with Megan O'Grady, Vogue​ book critic.

A devastating novel of war, love, and escape from the award-winning author of The Law of Dreams and The O'Briens.

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Peter Behrens’ first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General’s Award, Canada’s most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Behrens held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and is currently the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. A native of Montreal, he lives in Maine and West Texas.

Carry Me: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101870495
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Published: Pantheon - February 23rd, 2016

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