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Reading Guides

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  1. Book ImageAn Italian Wife

    Ann Hood

    From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family.More

  2. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book ImageThe Lobster Kings

    Alexi Zentner

    A mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea, The Lobster Kings is a "powerhouse of a novel" (Ben Fountain).More

  4. Book ImageThe Green Road

    Anne Enright

    Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.More

  5. Book ImageParis Red

    Maureen Gibbon

    For readers of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a luminous and evocative novel of Édouard Manet’s muse.

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  6. Book ImageNight at the Fiestas

    Kirstin Valdez Quade

    Set in northern New Mexico, an astonishing, beautifully rendered debut about growing up in a land shaped by love, loss and violence.More

  7. Book ImageThe American Lover

    Rose Tremain

    A seductive new collection from the author of “varied, engrossing, and . . . astonishing” fiction (Richard Eder, Boston Globe).More

  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

    "Readers who'd like to spend a little time at the corner where a brisker Haruki Murakami meets a drier '30 Rock' would do well to seek out Filipacchi's radiantly intelligent and very funny novel." —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  9. Book ImageMermaid

    Eileen Cronin

    “Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah MagazineMore

  10. Book ImageFamily Life

    Akhil Sharma

    “Gorgeously tender at its core . . . beautiful, heartstopping. . . . Family Life really blazes.”—Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review, front-page reviewMore

  11. Book ImageSaint Monkey

    Jacinda Townsend

    “[A] compelling debut. . . . Townsend’s writing [is] full of fresh turns of phrase and keen insights.”—Anaya Mathis, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageThe Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons

    Goli Taraghi

    “Carries the flavor of the old world, its underlying ferocity leavened by a lyrical mysticism. . . . Her prose is transcendent.”—Washington PostMore

  13. Book ImageThe UnAmericans

    Molly Antopol

    * Longlisted for the National Book Award * A stunning exploration of characters shaped by the forces of history, the debut work of fiction by a 2013 National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree.More

  14. Book ImageThe Lives of Others

    Neel Mukherjee

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Neel Mukherjee delivers a powerful, epic story of a family and a nation.More

  15. Book ImageOrfeo

    Richard Powers

    A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'
    New York Times Bestseller
    Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize
    Longlisted for the National Book Award

    The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.More

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