THE LOVE OBJECT by Edna O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"With an introduction by John Banville and a dedication to Philip Roth, this collection positions O'Brien among the literary heavyweights, where it confirms she belongs."
A career's selection of stories to savor. Read full book review >
THE GIVEN WORLD by Marian Palaia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"An immensely rewarding read and a remarkable debut."
One woman's war. Read full book review >

A STRANGENESS IN MY MIND by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Rich, complex, and pulsing with urban life: one of this gifted writer's best."
Nobel laureate Pamuk (The Museum of Innocence, 2009, etc.) sets a good-natured Everyman wandering through Istanbul's changing social and political landscape.Read full book review >
THE SCAMP by Jennifer Pashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2015

"An intense, riveting saga of the multiplying casualties of one family's secrets and a girl's determination to take control after a childhood 'that rips you apart so your insides are one big scar.'"
A chance meeting at a bar draws a young woman into an investigation that unexpectedly brings her answers about her long-lost cousin. Read full book review >
HONEYDEW by Edith Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Without quite the moral gravity of Alice Munro but with all the skill: Pearlman serves up exemplary tales, lively and lovely."
Pearlman (Binocular Vision, 2011, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award) returns with another collection of closely observed, often devastating stories of more or less ordinary life.Read full book review >

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper—and often ugly—layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand."
In Inspector Gamache's 11th outing, the sheltering forest around his small village of Three Pines is revealed to be a hiding place for unexpected evil. Read full book review >
I REFUSE by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Without pyrotechnics, Petterson brings his characters and working-class Norway vividly, even passionately, to life; days after they finish the novel, readers may still have dreams of ice cracking."
Norwegian Petterson (It's Fine By Me, 2012, etc.) shows his considerable gift for exploring the darker crevices of boyhood in this elegiac story of two long-estranged friends whose lives have not turned out as they expected.Read full book review >
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Intense and enigmatic, tense and tender, this novel offers no easy answers—its deeper meanings may mystify—but it grabs you up, propels you along, and leaves you gasping, grasping, and ready to read it again."
In a novel that's part love story, part urban thriller, Phillips (And Yet They Were Happy, 2011, etc.) captures the way an isolating job and an indifferent city can stealthily steal our lives and erode our souls—and the protective, nourishing power of love.Read full book review >