A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith
“Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America.” —The New York Times Book Review
The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel th
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel—now a major motion picture!
“This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.” —Entertainment Weekly
One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts!
ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT!
“[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bes
"A slim, bountiful, beautifully written (and gorgeously translated) 'Portrait of the Chef as a Young Man.'" --Nancy Klinke, The New York Times Book Review
One of BBC Culture's Ten Books to Read this March and The Rumpus Book Club Pick for March
A larger-than-life old man with a fondness for vodka goes on an unexpected adventure in this whimsical novel -- perfect for fans of Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove.The international publishing sensation -- more than six million copies sold worldwide!$27.00ISBN: 9780316485340Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019One of Vanity Fair's Great Quarantine Reads: Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).
You ma$18.00ISBN: 9780399588198Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: One World - February 12th, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed$16.00ISBN: 9780316348461Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Hachette Books - February 28th, 2017
Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny.$16.99ISBN: 9780316776967Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.$5.95ISBN: 9780451532084Published: Signet - May 1st, 2012
Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood in this classic coming of age story about four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.
$18.00ISBN: 9781250094735Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016
A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.$18.00ISBN: 9780374530280Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2007
This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again.$9.99ISBN: 9780156035217Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2007
William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.
Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westle$5.95ISBN: 9780451419170Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Signet - November 5th, 2013
Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.
$16.00ISBN: 9780679728184Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990
From the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.$17.00ISBN: 9780143130086Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019
One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year!
The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver.
$10.00ISBN: 9780525562863Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018
This 100th Anniversary Edition of Willa Cather’s masterpiece a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jane Smiley.$13.95ISBN: 9781564784971Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Dalkey Archive Press - October 1st, 2008
First published in 1910, Rilke's "Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge" is one the first great modernist novels, the account of poet-aspirant Brigge in his exploration of poetic individuality and his reflections on the experience of time as death approaches.$15.95ISBN: 9780394758282Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 1988
The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times).$6.99ISBN: 9780312367541Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.$15.99ISBN: 9780061358302Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007
The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, and inspiration for the Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.
Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City$15.99ISBN: 9780316316132Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017$27.00ISBN: 9780374118044Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 23rd, 2007
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference.$16.95ISBN: 9780679744719Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions—sexual, racial, political, artistic—that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.