Mark Haddon

The Red House

After his mother’s death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged […]

Toni Morrison

Home

America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this […]

John Irving

In One Person

A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled […]

Paula Fox

Desperate Characters

“A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and […]

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Willy Vlautin

The Motel Life

This book tells the touching story of Frank and Jerry Lee, two lower class Americans who live […]

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Neil Gaiman

American Gods

“I wanted to write a book that was big, odd and meandering and I did. My editor […]

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Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Although at times hard to believe, this is the story of Jeannette Walls’s childhood. Together with her […]

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Hari Kunzru

Gods Without Men

Let yourself be drawn into this beautiful mosaic of various stories and times, reaching from the time […]

Jonathan Franzen

Farther Away

In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with […]

Updike, John

Higher Gossip

‘Gossip of a higher sort’ was how the incomparable John Updike described the art of the review. […]

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Benjamin Kunkel

Indecision

This very original story accompanies a man in his late twenties trying to overcome his problem of […]

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Miriam Toews

The Flying Troutmans

Having spent her childhood trying to save her depressive sister Min, Hattie Troutman moved to Paris for […]

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Paula Fox

The God of Nightmares

What fascinates me about Paula Fox ist the way she introduces people to me and how she […]

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Norman Mailer

An American Dream

You must have read Norman Mailer. Not only because he passed away recently and not because he […]

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Jonathan Safron Foer

Extremely loud and incredibly close

I dont remember the last time a book touched me as much as this one did. The […]