HOW TO BE BOTH by Ali Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Comical, insightful and clever, Smith (There But for The, 2011, etc.) builds a thoughtful fun house with her many dualities and then risks being obvious in her structural mischief, but it adds perhaps the perfect frame to this marvelous diptych."
This adventurous, entertaining writer offers two distinctive takes on youth, art and death—and even two different editions of the book. Read full book review >
THE RHESUS CHART by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Stross at the top of his game—which is to say, few do it better. Pounce!"
Fifth in the Laundry Files series (The Apocalypse Codex, 2012, etc.), Stross' stunning incarnation of magic as a branch of applied mathematics. As always, of course, the devils are in the details. Read full book review >

MR. BONES by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A versatile, prolific author asserts his pre-eminence in short fiction with an unassuming brilliance that almost makes you think stories will become popular again."
After more than 40 years of publishing short stories, Theroux has become a master of the form, with a deep capacity to engage, enchant and unsettle. Read full book review >
ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Miriam Toews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2014

"'Sadness is what holds our bones in place,' Yoli thinks. Toews deepens our understanding of the pain found in Coleridge's poetry, which is the source of the book's title."
A Canadian writer visits her older sister, a concert pianist who's just attempted suicide, in this masterful, original investigation into love, loss and survival. Read full book review >
NORA WEBSTER by Colm Tóibín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A novel of mourning, healing and awakening; its plainspoken eloquence never succumbs to the sentimentality its heroine would reject."
A subtle, pitch-perfect sonata of a novel in which an Irish widow faces her empty life and, incrementally, fills the hole left by the recent death of her husband. Read full book review >

BARRACUDA by Christos Tsiolkas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A tough, unsparing, closely observed and decidedly R-rated look at the many challenges and disappointments that life brings, told against settings that American readers will find at once familiar and exotic."
Australian novelist Tsiolkas (The Slap, 2008, etc.) serves up a bracing poolside critique of Antipodean mores. Read full book review >
THE COLD SONG by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The author might be best known in this country as the daughter of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, but her accomplishment here merits more than recognition by association."
The fifth novel by an award-winning Norwegian author and critic deserves to win her a much larger stateside readership. Read full book review >
THE TAO OF HUMILIATION by Lee Upton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"These 17 tales explore personal and familial relationships with both pathos and humor—and all are well worth reading."
Masterful stories by a writer of great lyrical gifts. Read full book review >