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by Kate Atkinson
The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's Life After Life. The dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's younger brother Teddy - would-be poet, pilot, husband and father, as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world.
by Elisa Albert
Last Hundred Years Trilogy 2. Moving from the 1950s to the 1980s, Early Warning is epic storytelling at its most wise and compelling from a writer at the height of her powers.
by Sarai Walker
Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.
by Stephen Walter
London's streets are a maze of history, cultures and stories. In his fantastically detailed maps of the city, Walter translates these elements into a tangle of insightful yet humorous words and symbols that make up a complex of hidden meanings and wider contradictions.
by Ryan Gattis
In April 1992 the city of L.A. exploded in violence. All Involved tells the interconnected stories of 17 characters over six life-changing days, and transforms the story of the L.A. riots into an electrifying and addictive work of fiction.
From Man Booker-winner Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. A tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness.
by Belinda McKeon
A novel about friendship and youth, about selfhood and sexuality. Brave, moving and powerfully told, Tender confirms Belinda McKeon's status as one of the most exciting contemporary voices in Irish fiction.
by Rebecca Wait
Judith has been visiting her mother in prison once a month for the last 8 years. Hundreds of failed conversations, hundreds of topics avoided. Neither of them can bring themselves to talk about what brought them here - or about Nathaniel.
by Michael Meyer
A scintillating combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China's legendary northeast territory.
by Steve Hilton
London, 1841. Returned from India, Jeremiah and William have both had their difficulties adapting to life in England. Time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders forces them back together.
Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was awarded the Man Book International Prize, with a prize of over $90,000 USD. Though not well known in the UK or US, Krasznahorkai has been compared to Franz Kafka and Samuel Becket.
Mathematician John Nash died on May 23rd in a car crash. Nash is the subject of Sylvia Nasar’s celebrated biography A Beautiful Mind, which was adapted into a film starring Russell Crowe.
It's a bookstore mystery. Owners of The Captain's Bookshelf in North Carolina opened up their bookstore last month to find the poetry section had been tampered with and that a signed first edition of a Billy Collins’ poetry book had been blasted with a shotgun.
On the hunt of a summer reading list? Look no further – Bill Gates has you covered with a list that ranges from comics to statistics.
The contents of Osama Bin Laden’s bookshelf have been revealed, including several English language books, The LA Time Jacket Copy reports.
"Reading the novel in 93-degree March weather while L.A. newscasts warned of water rationing and extended drought, I felt the hot panting breath of the desert on my nape and I shivered, hoping that Bacigalupi's vision of the future won't be ours," wrote Denise Hamilton in a recent review of The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.
The Paris Review has launched a new video series titled "My First Time". In it, writers discuss the trials of writing and publishing that first novel, that first play, that first book of poems.