Reading Guides





Reading Guides

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  1. Book ImageThe Abyssinian Proof

    Jenny White

    "An immensely enjoyable read, richly textured and wonderfully atmospheric."—Sarah GravesMore

  2. Book ImageThe Age of Shiva

    Manil Suri

    "A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." —Amy TanMore

  3. Book ImageThe Air We Breathe

    Andrea Barrett

    "An evocative panorama of America...on the cusp of enormous change" (Newsday) by the National Book Award-winning author of Ship Fever.More

  4. Book ImageAll Other Nights

    Dara Horn

    “Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageThe American Lover

    Rose Tremain

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

  6. Book ImageAmerican Salvage

    Bonnie Jo Campbell

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction; finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. “These short stories approach their subjects from an array of perspectives, but what they share is freshness, surprise, and a compulsion to plumb some absolute extremes of American existence.”—National Book Award citationMore

  7. Book ImageAnya

    Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

    Anya is a myth, an epic...[by] a writer of remarkable power.—Washington PostMore

  8. Book ImageArabian Jazz

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New YorkerMore

  9. Book ImageArchangel

    Andrea Barrett

    "[Andrea Barrett's] work stands out for its sheer intelligence…The overall effect is quietly dazzling."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageBad Girls

    Ellen Sussman

    “Makes for seriously sexy (and smart) summer reading.”—ElleMore

  11. Book ImageBeneath the Lion's Gaze

    Maaza Mengiste

    "An important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters."—The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageThe Birthdays

    Heidi Pitlor

    "Captivating, moving, painfully funny, and so very, very true."—Julia GlassMore

  14. Book ImageThe Bishop's Daughter

    Honor Moore

    “An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths.” —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageThe Blind Side

    Michael Lewis

    "Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York TimesMore

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