Literary

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By: Irmgard Keun

The stirring, never-before-translated story of a single, pregnant, and wickedly nervy young secretary making her way through a Germany succumbing to the Nazis.Irmgard Keun's first novel Gilgi was an overnight sensation upon its initial publication...

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By: John Rechy

“[Rechy’s] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys. . . . This is a most humbling and liberating achievement.”&...

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By: Anne Bartlett

In Anne Bartlett’s engaging novel, a chance meeting sparks a friendship between two very different women who share a fascination with knitting.

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By: Kristin Waterfield Duisberg

When cancer shatters Nina Baldwin’s perfect life, she renegotiates her marriage and her relationship with her awkward, extraordinary daughter.

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By: Susan Nussbaum

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum's powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers-alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy-except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, iso...

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By: Charlie Quimby

Leonard Self knows where he’s going to end his life. But the road there is winding, and he has company.

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By: Jeffrey Meyers

Scott Fitzgerald, a romantic and tragic figure who embodied the decades between the two world wars, was a writer who took his material almost entirely from his life. Despite his early success with The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald battled against failu...

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By: Albert Cossery

A portrait of a family of proud layabouts who avoid work and sleep all day by the Egyptian writer often referred to as "the Voltaire of the Nile" Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery’s biting social satire about a father, his thr...

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By: Javier Montes

Featured in Granta's The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists issue in 2010, Javier Montes blends literary narrative and compelling intrigue to great effect in this novel. A journalist employed to review hotels for a newspaper finds himself u...

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By: Adania Shibli

Touch centers on a girl, the youngest of nine sisters in a Palestinian family. In the singular world of this novella, this young woman’s everyday experiences—watching a funeral procession, fighting with her siblings, learning to read, p...