Fiction

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    The Canal Bridge
    A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War
    By Tom Phelan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In 1913, before there is a rumor of war in Europe, two lifelong friends from Ballyrannel in the Irish midlands, Matthias “Matt” Wrenn and Con Hatchel, decide to see the world at the expense of the king of England and join the British army. A year later, while en route to India, their troop ship is recalled... [READ MORE]
    The Chalon Heads
    A Brock and Kolla Mystery
    By Barry Maitland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When the Daily Mirror called The Chalon Heads “one of the best-crafted, best-plotted, and most convincing British thrillers for decades,” you knew it had to be good. David Brock and Kathy Kolla are summoned to Cabot’s, a venerable dealer in rare stamps on the Strand, and at first they expect a simple... [READ MORE]
    The Marx Sisters
    A Brock and Kolla Mystery
    By Barry Maitland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This first book in the Brock and Kolla Mystery series was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association’s John Creasey Award for best first mystery and met with wide acclaim. It introduced the team of Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla, with Kathy a neophyte to Scotland... [READ MORE]
    Jewish Mothers Never Die
    A Novel
    By Natalie David-Weill
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The mothers of some of the most illustrious Jewish men in recent history—Albert Einstein, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers—are chatting in heaven. The subject: their respective sons—and their undying love for their mothers. Each one, as before in life, engages in one-upmanship... [READ MORE]
    Children Are Diamonds
    An African Apocalypse
    By Edward Hoagland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This is not the Africa of Isak Dinsen or Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord’s Resistance Army drafts child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life here are a breed... [READ MORE]
    The Dead Secret
    A Novel
    By Wilkie Collins
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Wilkie Collins was the first great detective novelist. His dark and complex mysteries influenced the work of other writers, such as Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens, with whom he developed a close personal friendship. Swinburne found his work worthy of serious criticism, and T. S. Eliot credits him... [READ MORE]
    A Floating Life
    A Novel
    By Tad Crawford
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Following a harrowing job interview in a steam room, a nameless narrator leaves his youthful dreams behind. He finds himself at a party talking to a woman he doesn’t know, who proves to be his wife. Soon separated from her but still living in the same apartment, he is threatened by a litigious dachshund... [READ MORE]
    I Did Not Kill My Husband
    A Novel
    By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their second child. Happy news? Not in China, with its one-child policy. It is a crime. What is she to do? Her only option is divorcing before the second child is born.“Once the baby has entered into the household registry, we’ll marry again. The baby... [READ MORE]
    Our Lady of Infidelity
    A Novel of Miracles
    By Jackie Parker
    (Arcade Publishing)
    It begins when a vision appears in a carwash window in the tiny, dusty desert town of Infidelity, a blip on the map just outside of Joshua Tree, California. Seven-year-old Luz Reyes, whose family was killed by death squads in her native land and whose mother is gravely ill, is the first to see it. Then... [READ MORE]
    Texas Summer
    A Novel
    By Terry Southern, Preface by Rip Torn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Harold Stevens is twelve years old, heading hell-bent for thirteen, away from the comfort of his mother's care to the realities of the world beyond. Grandfather would gladly initiate him into the world's ways, but his lessons are more prattle than practical. Harold's older friends dare him into danger... [READ MORE]
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