As a hipster movie critic, Ann Whitehead pushed a Hollywood murder case to a bloody climax and almost died herself. Changed forever—less stupid and more fun—she has moved on to a place she knows well—the San Joaquin Valley, where h read more
About the Book: Life of Pi
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for fiction
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew o read more
"The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become 'modern classics'. . . taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience . . . read for pleasure, excitement and instruction." -- from the Introduction by Christopher read more
"Stuck in my throat."Raymond Chandler
"He'll rot in hell."Graham Greene
ELIZABETH LEV is a scholar of Renaissance art and culture. She lives with her family in Rome, where she teaches college art history, gives tours of the city and the Vatican, and is a columnist for an international news service.read more
First published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family—poor, landless peasants not unlike Saramago's own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southe read more
"Why are you so unhappy?" That's the question that Zeke Pappas, a thirty-three-year-old scholar, asks almost everybody he meets as part of an obsessive project, "The Inventory of American Unhappiness." The answers he receives—a mix of true sadne read more
Andrew O Hagan has contributed to Essays as an author.ANDREW O'HAGAN was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His previous novels have been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Priz read more
Hailed by The New Yorker as one of the best young novelists and recipient of Germany's most prestigious literary awards, Marcel Beyer returns with an elegantly wrought novel that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: the zoologist read more
In 1956, Floyd Patterson became at age twenty-one the youngest boxer to win the title of World Heavyweight Champion and then, later, the first ever to lose and regain it.
Here, acclaimed author W. K. Stratton chronicles the l read more
Rosamund Bartlett's previous books include Wagner and Russia and the acclaimed Chekhov: Scenes from a Life . An authority on Russian cultural history, she has also achieved renown as a translator of Chekhov.
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