Fiction

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    Secrets
    A Novel
    By Nuruddin Farah
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “With Secrets, Nuruddin Farah solidifies his reputation as one of the world’s great writers.”—Ishmael Reed Set against the backdrop of the civil war in Somalia, this stunningly ambitious novel was a Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Fiction of the Year Selection. In Mogadiscio, the dictator is preparing... [READ MORE]
    Favorite Sons
    A Novel
    By Robin Yocum
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Narrator of Favorite Sons Hutch Van Buren is fifteen years old, playing sports and searching for arrowheads in a small industrial town in Ohio with his three closest friends when an altercation between the comrades and Petey Sanchez, a troubled seventeen- year-old, leads to Petey’s accidental death.... [READ MORE]
    Doing Time
    25 Years of Prison Writing
    Edited by Bell Gale Chevigny, Foreword by Helen Prejean
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “Doing time.” For prison writers, it means more than serving a sentence; it means staying alive and sane, preserving dignity, reinventing oneself, and somehow retaining one’s humanity. For the last quarter century the prestigious writers’ organization PEN has sponsored a contest for writers behind bars... [READ MORE]
    River of the Brokenhearted
    By David Adams Richards
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From David Adams Richards, winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, comes a magnificent and haunting novel about the entwinement of remembered love and unforgotten hate.Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted tells the life and legacy of Janie McCleary, a strong-willed Irish... [READ MORE]
    The Successor
    A Novel
    By Ismail Kadare
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another+s, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed... [READ MORE]
    Crossing the Lines
    A Novel
    By Melvyn Bragg
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Following The Soldier’s Return, heralded as “a novel written in fine steel sentences and granite paragraphs” by the Washington Post, and the equally brilliant A Son of War, Melvyn Bragg brings “one of the finest sagas of postwar Britain” (London Sunday Telegraph) to a stunning conclusion. Set in the... [READ MORE]
    The Five Dollar Smile
    And Other Stories
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging from family conflict to death. In the title story—written in a lonely hotel room in Geneva soon... [READ MORE]
    Human Love
    A Novel
    By Andreï Makine
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Love for another person. Love for humanity as a whole. Are the two compatible or mutually exclusive? In his most ambitious novel since Dreams of My Russian Summers, Andreï Makine takes us into the heart of Africa. His hero is Elias Almeida, a black revolutionary whose father was killed when Elias was... [READ MORE]
    The Journey of Adam Kadmon
    A Novel
    By Leslie Stein
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A powerful novel that explores the conflicts of the human soul, where the desire for understanding is at war with the need to run from trouble, and courage does not always win. Roaming India in 1939 and the early 1940s, two flawed but extraordinary men latch onto each other with shocking consequences... [READ MORE]
    The New York "Yanquis"
    A Novel
    By Bill Branger
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In a delightful baseball fable, the owner of the New York Yankees decides to fire his over-priced ballplayers who make a sorry showing year after year and hire a team of hard-playing, baseball-loving Cubans.... [READ MORE]
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