Fiction

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    Nice Try
    A Murray Whelan Mystery
    By Shane Maloney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Third Murray Whelan AdventureWhen Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get.Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club... [READ MORE]
    Still Time
    A Novel
    By Jean Hegland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the author of Into the Forest, a moving novel about memory, Shakespeare's green worlds, and the power of reconciliation. Until John Wilson met the warm, wise woman who became his fourth wife, the object of his most intense devotion had always been the work of William Shakespeare. From his feat of... [READ MORE]
    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
    20th Anniversary Edition
    By John Irving, Foreword by Susan Cheever
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is "The Imaginary Girlfriend," his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling,... [READ MORE]
    Show Business
    A Novel of India
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This triumphant novel about the razzle-dazzle Hindi film industry confirms Shashi Tharoor’s reputation as one of India’s most important voices and a writer of world stature. His hero—or antihero—is Ashok Banjara, one of Bollywood’s mega-movie stars, a man of great ambition and dubious morals. Even as... [READ MORE]
    Dream of Fair to Middling Women
    A Novel
    By Samuel Beckett
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This is Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times)—a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and... [READ MORE]
    The City and the House
    A Novel
    By Natalia Ginzburg
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The city is Rome, the hub of Italian life and culture. The house is Le Margherite, a home where the sprawling cast of The City and the House is welcome. At the center of this lush epistolary novel is Lucrezia, mother of five and lover of many. Among her lovers—and perhaps the father of one of her children—is... [READ MORE]
    Europa
    A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At the midpoint of his life, Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus taking him from Milan to Strasbourg. Sitting slightly off-center on the long back seat, he takes stock of the wreckage strewn behind him—a failed marriage, a daughter going astray, and an affair that has left him both numb and licking every... [READ MORE]
    Fields of Glory
    A Novel
    By Jean Rouaud
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Winner of the Prix Goncourt A New York Times Notable Book of the YearThe setting may be the rainy lower Loire Valley of the 1950s, but it is the WW I battlefields of Artois, Meuse, Lorraine, and Yser that form the emotional backdrop to this poignant testament to the vitality of life that death cannot... [READ MORE]
    The Manzoni Family
    A Novel
    By Natalia Ginzburg, Translated by Marie Evans
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, The Manzoni Family tells a rich story of passions, writing, rivalries, deaths, and war. It pivots on the figure of Alessandro Manzoni, celebrated Milanese nobleman, man of letters, and author of the masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian literature,... [READ MORE]
    Oedipus on the Road
    A Novel
    By Henry Bauchau
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Oedipus on the Road is a unique, stunningly beautiful rendering of the journey that leads Oedipus from Thebes to Colonus––and from a world of exile to one of legend. This is the chapter that Sophocles never wrote, the redemptive passage of the fallen, blinded king to his final––this time glorious––encounter... [READ MORE]
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