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  1. Book ImageThe Love She Left Behind

    Amanda Coe

    A bitingly comic exploration of an unforgettably dysfunctional family, from a writer who wields great "comic rhythm" (The New Yorker). This ferociously funny family saga journeys into the mysteries of many kinds of love.More

  2. Book ImageThe Green Road

    Anne Enright

    “With language so vibrant it practically has a pulse, Enright makes an exquisitely drawn case for the possibility of growth, love and transformation at any age.” —PeopleMore

  3. Book ImageParis Red

    Maureen Gibbon

    For readers of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a “beautiful, brilliant, delicious” (Elizabeth McCracken) novel about Edouard Manet’s muse.More

  4. Book ImageThe End of Karma

    Somini Sengupta

    A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India—the world’s largest democracy at a moment of transition.More

  5. Book ImageNight at the Fiestas

    Kirstin Valdez Quade

    Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize

    "[A] sparkling debut collection…features dreamers and schemers whose lives pulsate with wild hopes, hard luck, stunning secrets, and saving grace." —ElleMore

  6. Book ImageMiss Grief and Other Stories

    Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux, Colm Tóibín

    To celebrate her forthcoming biography of Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux has selected the best of this classic writer’s stories.More

  7. Book ImageConstance Fenimore Woolson

    Anne Boyd Rioux

    "Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!" —Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize–winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismMore

  8. Book ImageThe Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

    Amanda Filipacchi

    "A sure comic touch . . . smart and sweet . . . a tribute to the pleasures of friendship." —The New Yorker
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  9. Book ImageWide Sargasso Sea

    Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat

    This “tour de force” (New York Times Book Review) celebrates its 50th anniversary.More

  10. Book ImageThe American Lover

    Rose Tremain

    “A collection of stylish daring, tonal mastery and smart, tough love.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageQuartet for the End of Time

    Johanna Skibsrud

    A “cinematic . . . page-turner and a compassionate analysis of faith, memory, responsibility, and consequence.”—Molly Antopol, Fiction Writers ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageMothers, Tell Your Daughters

    Bonnie Jo Campbell

    From the author of National Book Award finalist American Salvage comes a dazzling and suspenseful new story collection.More

  13. Book ImageThe Lives of Others

    Neel Mukherjee

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this “dazzling” (Entertainment Weekly) saga of epic scope is both a family and a political drama.More

  14. Book ImageThe Human Age

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  15. Book ImageDragonfish

    Vu Tran

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

    "Vu Tran's Dragonfish is that rare hybrid marvel—a literary thriller, a narrative of migration and loss that upends the conventions of any form." —Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our NamesMore

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