Forever Rumpole

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122142

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

"A volume sure to be treasured by both old fans and new." (starred review)

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Price: $18.00


This Is How You Lose Her

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Published: 2012-09-11

ISBN: 9781594487361

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

Synopsis

 Junot Díaz burst into the literary world with Drown, a collection of indelible stories that revealed a major new writer with the "eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His eagerly awaited first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, arrived like a thunderclap, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Now Díaz turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love.The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the

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Price: $26.95


Battleborn

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Published: 2012-08-02

ISBN: 9781594488252

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

Synopsis

 Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it. Her characters orbit around the region’s vast spaces, winning redemption despite – and often because of – the hardship and violence they endure. The arrival of a foreigner transforms the exchange of eroticism

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Price: $25.95


The Complete Father Brown Stories

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Published: 2012-07-31

ISBN: 9780141193854

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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All the Father Brown stories from five classic volumes—in one definitive editionWith his cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and huge umbrella, Father Brown is one of the most unforgettable characters in literature. The Complete Father Brown Stories brings together all the stories featuring G. K. Chesterton’s amateur sleuth—plus two additional cases, "The Donnington Affair" and "The Mask of Midas," that were discovered in Chesterton’s papers after his death. An introduction by Chesterton scholar Michael D. Hurley sheds new light on the beloved detective

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Price: $18.00


My Mother, Madame Edwarda, The Dead Man

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Published: 2012-06-07

ISBN: 9780141195551

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Georges Bataille, French essayist and novelist, was born in 1897. He converted to Catholicism, then to Marxism, and was interested in psychoanalysis and mysticism. As curator of the municipal library in Orleans, he led a relatively simple life, although he became involved, usually on the fringes, with the surrealist movement. He founded the literary review Critique in 1946, which he edited until his death in 1962, and was also a founder of the review Documents, which published many of the leading surrealist writers. His writing is a mixture of poetry and philosophy, fantasy and history, and his

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Price: £9.99


Bullfighting

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Published: 2012-05-29

ISBN: 9780143121060

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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"[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." —The New York Times Book ReviewRoddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his remarkable ability to fully capture the voices and hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to graveyards, from local pubs to bullrings, these tales of taking stock and reliving past glories feature men concerned

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Price: $15.00


Song of the Silent Snow

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Published: 2012-04-26

ISBN: 9780241951248

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Hubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: ‘I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.’ In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. In 2000, Requiem for

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Price: £9.99


The White People and Other Weird Stories

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Published: 2012-03-29

ISBN: 9780143105596

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Arthur Machen (Arthur Llewelyn Jones), a Welsh author of supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction, was born on March 3, 1863. He grew up in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, and attended boarding school at Hereford Cathedral School. He moved to London in 1881 and worked as a journalist, children’s tutor, and publisher’s clerk, finding time to write at night. By 1894, Machen had his first major success. The Great God Pan was published by John Lane, and despite widespread criticism for its sexual and horrific content, it sold well and went into a second edition. In the 1920s Machen’s work became immensely

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Price: £9.99


The Nobleman and Other Romances

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9780143106609

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

The only available English translation of writings by an Enlightenment-era Dutch aristocrat, writer, composer-and woman. Born Dutch, noble, and free-spirited, Isabelle de Charrière (also known as Belle de Zuylen) was an enlightened woman whose writings-not unlike Jane Austen’s-tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love. Published when she was only twenty- two, "The Nobleman" is a Persuasion-like tale whose heroine challenges her stodgy father in order to marry a man of unassuming ancestry. But Charrière did not confine herself to simple

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Price: $17.00


Other People We Married

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Published: 2012-02-07

ISBN: 9781594486067

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Riverhead Trade

Synopsis

In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward,

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Price: $15.00


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