Reading Guides





Reading Guides

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  1. Book ImageHeft

    Liz Moore

    “A stunningly sad and heroically hopeful tale. . . . This is a beautiful novel about relationships of the most makeshift kind.”—O, The Oprah MagazineMore

  2. Book ImageThe Swerve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  3. Book ImageOnce Upon a River

    Bonnie Jo Campbell

    “A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  4. Book ImageThe Invitation

    Anne Cherian

    A moving story that redefines the meaning of family, friendship, and success among a group of first-generation Indian immigrants.More

  5. Book ImageBirds of Paradise

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    “A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington PostMore

  6. Book ImageTouch

    Alexi Zentner

    "A breathtaking debut . . . filled with ghosts and demons who lurk in the Canadian north woods." —Andrew Abrahams, PeopleMore

  7. Book ImageThe Sentimentalists

    Johanna Skibsrud

    "A hypnotic meditation on memory . . . reaffirms the potential for storytelling to offer clarity and redemption." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageThe Forgotten Waltz

    Anne Enright

    2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature

    "This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred reviewMore

  9. Book ImageOne Hundred Names for Love

    Diane Ackerman

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
    Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award

    "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington PostMore

  10. Book ImageTownie

    Andre Dubus III

    Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards
    Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011

    "Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."—Vanity FairMore

  11. Book ImageLeela's Book

    Alice Albinia

    With a nod to the Indian masterpiece the Mahabharata, a multithraded, raucous epic about family and faith.More

  12. Book ImageForget Sorrow

    Belle Yang

    “A healing portrait drawn in epic ink strokes.”—ElleMore

  13. Book ImageThe Lonely Polygamist

    Brady Udall

    A New York Times bestseller: from a luminous storyteller, a highly anticipated new novel about the American family writ large. “Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans.”—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  14. Book ImageThe Red Thread

    Ann Hood

    The new bestseller from the author of The Knitting Circle: “Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?”—Jodi PicoultMore

  15. Book ImagePacking for Mars

    Mary Roach

    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.More

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