Emma Donoghue is a truly versatile writer. Although utterly unlike Slammerkin and her other books, Room earns a place of honor while distinguishing itself with a gripping subject that never sinks into gloom, but always floats on a current of Donoghue's... (read more)
A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest... (read more)
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a ship bound for England, and at mealtimes is seated at the "cat's table" with a ragtag group of "Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, "bursting all over the... (read more)
From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade — and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in... (read more)
McCann chooses to describe one day in the life of New York City, the day in 1974 that the aerialist walked between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. The chasm between rich and poor, the joy of connection, and the inevitability of our mortality are told... (read more)
A remarkable first novel, ingeniously written in the form of a letter to the Chinese premier soon to visit India, Adiga's dark yet witty debut brings to Western readers the tense drama of a developing country and a character caught up in corruption and... (read more)
From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country.
Meet Misha Vainberg, aka "Snack Daddy," a 325-pound disaster of a human... (read more)
A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki and#147;A?time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.and#8221; In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old... (read more)