BIG Books (That Are Worth the Time)

Stalingrad Cover Image
By Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler (Translated by), Elizabeth Chandler (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681373270
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 11th, 2019

The prequel to Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate, the War and Peace of the 20th Century, now in English for the first time.


Middlemarch Cover Image
By George Eliot, Rosemary Ashton (Editor), Rosemary Ashton (Introduction by), Rosemary Ashton (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141439549
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 25th, 2003

George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a magnificent portrait of a provincial town and its inhabitants


Don Quixote Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060934347
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Published: Ecco - April 26th, 2005

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition


The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780060931407
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 3rd, 1999

Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier year. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine reviles part of her own experience. And in the blue one she keeps a personal diary.


The Count of Monte Cristo Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas pere, Robin Buss (Translated by), Robin Buss (Introduction by), Robin Buss (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140449266
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003

"On what slender threads do life and fortune hang." Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Sacred Games: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061130366
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 18th, 2007

Now a Netflix original series

“SACRED GAMES [is] as hard to put down as it is to pick up.”
   — New York Times Book Review


Patrick Melrose: The Novels (The Patrick Melrose Novels) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250305664
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Published: Picador - May 8th, 2018

Collected into one volume for the first time, all five installments of Edward St. Aubyn's celebrated Patrick Melrose novels

Now an Emmy® award nominated 5-part limited event series on Showtime, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner


The Tale of Genji Cover Image
By Shikibu Murasaki, Dennis Washburn (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393353396
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 6th, 2016

“A fluid, elegant rendition.” —Washington Post


Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2019 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets.


East of Eden: (Penguin Orange Collection) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143129486
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 18th, 2016

Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

A Penguin Classic

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition


Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

The bestselling novel from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. The story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.


Almanac of the Dead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140173192
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 1992

“To read this book is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we came from, who we are, and where we must go.” —Maxine Hong Kingston


Barkskins: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743288798
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Published: Scribner - April 11th, 2017

Now a television mini-series airing on National Geographic May 2020!
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year & a New York Times Notable Book


From the Pulitzer Prize–­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests: “


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman


Dune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.


The Night Watch Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594482304
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2006

“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”—Chicago Tribune


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781582346038
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2005

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world.

In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity.


The Queen of the Night Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544925472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

 National Bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick

A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine

“It just sounds ter


Jane Eyre Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141441146
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 15th, 2006

Charlotte Brontë's moving masterpiece – the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian). Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Sherlock Holmes: The Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Dirda (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143107132
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 24th, 2015

All four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, collected in a unique Graphic Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Michael Dirda
 


The Once and Future King Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780441627400
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Published: Ace - July 15th, 1987

T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
 


Crime and Punishment: A New Translation Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781631495311
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Published: Liveright - January 15th, 2019

A celebrated new translation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece reveals the “social problems facing our own society” (Nation).


Doctor Zhivago (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Boris Pasternak, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307390950
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds.


The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250251466
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Published: Tor Fantasy - October 29th, 2019

The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.