Fiction

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    Masterpieces of the English Short Novel
    Nine Complete Short Novels
    Edited by Kenneth H. Brown
    (Arcade Publishing)
    These nine novels are "the best of the best"—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the 18th and 19th centuries.Samuel Johnson's biography of Richard Savage raises the life of a scoundrel to the level of great art; George Eliot profoundly influenced Henry James with her horror... [READ MORE]
    The Devil's Tub
    Collected Stories
    By Edward Hoagland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer as fiction, as readers of his stories “The Final Fate of Alligators” and “Kwan's Coney Island” can attest. First published in periodicals such as The Paris Review, Esquire, The New Yorker, The American Review, and Saul Bellow's... [READ MORE]
    The Dead Wife's Handbook
    A Novel
    By Hannah Beckerman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Rachel, Max, and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life—until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating. She was thirty-six.Just as her family can’t forget her, Rachel can’t quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives.This... [READ MORE]
    The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon
    A Novel of Contemporary China
    By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the super rich and the migrant workers who make them rich through deceit and corruption.The protagonist,... [READ MORE]
    Lovely Green Eyes
    A Novel
    By Arnost Lustig, Translated by Ewald Osers
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “A moving act of absolution . . . . This strong novel about a girl who is debased but never destroyed pushes the reader to a new level of understanding of the things people do—and the things that are done to them.”—Washington Post Book World She has hair of ginger and lovely green eyes, and she has just... [READ MORE]
    The Weeping Woman
    A Novel
    By Zoe Valdes, Translated by David Frye
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Winner of the prestigious Azorín Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso's mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdés—a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter—is preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising... [READ MORE]
    Painting Death
    A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family, he has become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough.Never satisfied with being anything short of the best, he comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition... [READ MORE]
    Paraíso
    A Novel
    By Gordon Chaplin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Like a Coen brothers noir south of the border, Paraíso is a genre-bending story about love, sibling relationships, and the dark side of paradise. Peter and Wendy—their mother chose the names—felt as close as twins, despite their difference in age. As teens, they fled their wealthy Philadelphia home in... [READ MORE]
    Cheatgrass
    A Novel
    By Bart Paul
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The follow-up to Under Tower Peak is another taut, fast-moving thriller that builds to an explosive, action-filled conclusion. Under Tower Peak was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Ten Best Mysteries of 2013. In this sequel, Tommy Smith, the Iraq War vet and former Eastern Sierra packer,... [READ MORE]
    Little Bighorn
    A Novel
    By John Hough Jr.
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As a favor to the beautiful actress Mary Deschenes, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer hires her eighteen-year-old son Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west against his will, Allen finds himself in the company of Addie Grace Lord, sixteen, sister... [READ MORE]
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