Fiction

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    Little Bighorn
    A Novel
    By John Hough Jr.
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As a favor to the beautiful actress Mary Deschenes, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer hires her eighteen-year-old son Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west against his will, Allen finds himself in the company of Addie Grace Lord, sixteen, sister... [READ MORE]
    I Did Not Kill My Husband
    A Novel
    By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Howard Goldblatt, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin
    (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’s 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]
    Genesis Code
    A Thriller of the Near Future
    By Jamie Metzl
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Now in paperback: “A thrill ride through the dangerous intersection where the human genetics revolution and aggressive big power rivalries meet.” —Richard Clarke The latest designer drug, Blue Magic, might explain the needle mark on the arm of a young woman found dead in her Kansas City apartment. But... [READ MORE]
    The Canal Bridge
    A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War
    By Tom Phelan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “The best novel of love in the time of war since Cold Mountain.” —Howard Frank Mosher, author of Walking to Gatlinburg 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... [READ MORE]
    Oil and Marble
    A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
    By Stephanie Storey
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From 1501—1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.Michelangelo is a virtual unknown... [READ MORE]
    For All the Obvious Reasons
    And Other Stories
    By Lynn Stegner
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For All the Obvious Reasons is Lynn Stegner’s superb collection of nine, remarkably distinct tales of passion, clear-eyed wisdom, and honesty honed to a cutting edge. These are stories the reader can’t shake: A woman living a marital shadow-life realizes that her long compensating heart has begun to... [READ MORE]
    The Devil's Tub
    Collected Stories
    By Edward Hoagland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer of fiction, as readers of his stories “The Final Fate of the Alligators” and “Kwan’s Coney Island” can attest. First published in periodicals such as the Paris Review, Esquire, the New Yorker, New American Review, and Saul Bellow’s... [READ MORE]
    The Calypso Directive
    A Medical Thriller
    By Brian Andrews
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals... [READ MORE]
    Bibliophilia
    A Novella And Stories
    By Michael Griffith
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the title novella, 'Bibliophilia,' the unlikely protagonist is a postmenopausal university librarian pressed into reluctant duty as a 'sex cop,' whose job is to troll the stacks for students intent on illicit coupling among the classics. The stories are equally zany and wide-ranging, featuring, among... [READ MORE]
    Big Breasts and Wide Hips
    A Novel
    By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake,... [READ MORE]
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