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The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction

The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction

This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers. This collection of astonishing breadth reveals...

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The Other

The Other

From the author of the best-selling Snow Falling on Cedars, a dazzling new novel about youth and idealism, adulthood and its compromises, and two powerfully different visions of what it means to live a good...

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Marseille

Marseille

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable...

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Bacchus and Me

Bacchus and Me

Jay McInerney on wine? Yes, Jay McInerney on wine! The best-selling novelist has turned his command of language and flair for metaphor on the world of wine, providing this sublime collection of untraditional musings on wine...

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Mrs. Sartoris

Mrs. Sartoris

An international sensation, Elke Schmitter’s explosive debut novel presents a modern-day twist on Madame Bovary.Margarethe can remember very clearly the...

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Father and Son

Father and Son

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Colonel Norwood is the despotic owner of Big House Plantation, where he lives alone but for the occasional company...

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo

As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries...

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Perla

Perla

From the author of the international bestseller, The Invisible Mountain, comes Perla, a coming-of-age story based on one of the darkest chapters in Argentinean...

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The Shadow-Line

The Shadow-Line

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the autobiographical short novel The Shadow-Line depicts a young man at a crossroads in his life, facing a desperate...

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Gandhi Before India

Gandhi Before India

A New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA revelatory work of biography, Gandhi Before India is...

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The Discoveries

The Discoveries

In this captivating and lucid book, novelist and science writer Alan Lightman chronicles twenty-four great discoveries of twentieth-century science--everything...

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Aloft

Aloft

More than a decade after the publication of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of this classic text, which is widely regarded...

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New American Stories

New American Stories

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this...

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The Memoirs of a Survivor

The Memoirs of a Survivor

In a beleaguered city where rats and roving gangs terrorize the streets, where government has broken down and meaningless violence holds sway, a woman -- middle-aged...

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Texaco

Texaco

"Chamoiseau is a writer who has the sophistication of the modern novelist, and it is from that position (as an heir of Joyce and Kafka) that he holds out his hand to the oral prehistory of literature."--Milan...

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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic,...

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Advice to Writers

Advice to Writers

In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a...

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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts

The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts

This rambunctious first novel by the author of the bestselling Corelli's Mandolin is set in an impoverished, violent, yet ravishingly beautiful country somewhere...

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India

India

A monumental biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul. Second...

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The Wine of Solitude

The Wine of Solitude

Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Française. Beginning...

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December

December

Centered on a young girl who inexplicably stops speaking, December is a riveting and insightful portrait of a family in crisis.Nine months after eleven-year-old...

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In the Land of Pain

In the Land of Pain

As Julian Barnes writes in the introduction to his superb translation of Alphonse Daudet’s La Doulou, the mostly forgotten writer nowadays “ate at the top literary table”...

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To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   Twenty years ago, the publication of Nathan McCall’s groundbreaking memoir Makes Me Wanna Holler chronicled a black man’s...

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The Dark Vineyard

The Dark Vineyard

In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker’s internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France’s great pleasures—wine, passion and intrigue—converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful...

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