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    The Calypso Directive
    A Novel
    By Brian Andrews
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An unprecedented genetic mutation, an underground think tank, and an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company collide in this dazzling debut thriller.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,... [READ MORE]
    And All Our Wounds Forgiven
    A Novel
    By Julius Lester
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When John Calvin Marshall graduated from Harvard in 1956, he was prepared for a life of teaching and relative tranquility. But history had another plan for him: here, a veteran author re-envisions the Martin Luther King Jr. story in fearful, exciting, and violent terms. Political and provocative, And... [READ MORE]
    The Boxer
    A Novel
    By Jurek Becker, Translated by Alessandra Bastagli, Introduction by Ruth Franklin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Released from a concentration camp after the war, Aron Blank looks for and eventually finds the only other surviving member of his family, his son Mark, whom he was forced to abandon when Mark was only two years old. Working first in the black market and later as a Russian interpreter, Aron tries to... [READ MORE]
    Agamemnon's Daughter
    A Novella & Stories
    By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Psychologically incisive and impeccably crafted, Agamemnon’s Daughter tells the crushing story of passion shattered by a heartless regime. Once again, Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of oppression, drawing us back to the ancient roots of Western civilization and tyranny.This collection... [READ MORE]
    Babel
    A Brock and Kolla Mystery
    By Barry Maitland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In Babel, Kathy Kolla and David Brock, Scotland Yard’s brilliant and unconventional crime-solving team, take on an unsettling new mystery that touches many sensitive issues: Arab fundamentalism, genetic engineering, and murder.Following her ordeal in the stakeout at the Silvermeadow supermall, Detective... [READ MORE]
    The Assembler of Parts
    A Novel
    By Raoul Wientzen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the start of this extraordinary first novel, eight-year-old Jess finds herself in heaven reviewing her short life. She is guided in this by a being she calls the Assembler of Parts, and her task, as she understands it, is to glean her life’s meaning. From birth, it was obvious that she was unlike... [READ MORE]
    The Bay of Love and Sorrows
    By David Adams Richards
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Written in taut, penetrating prose, Richards' new novel offers a wide array of unforgettable characters. All are wrestling with issues of integrity, self-preservation, and power in the close confines of their coastal community, and tragedy is waiting to happen. Home from college for the summer is Karrie... [READ MORE]
    An African Rebound
    A Novel
    By Dan Doyle
    (Arcade Publishing)
    It is 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He’s lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive career-ending decision. He has also just about lost his mind, having slipped into a bout... [READ MORE]
    The Brush-Off: A Murray Whelan Mystery
    By Shane Maloney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Murray Whelan, political adviser to the newly appointed minister of culture, is hanging on to his job by his toenails after the most recent ministerial shakeup. His learning curve is forced quickly upward when, on his first day, the disgruntled young artist Marcus Taylor is found dead, drowned in the... [READ MORE]
    The Big Ask
    A Murray Whelan Mystery
    By Shane Maloney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    With a disastrous election looming, the police on his heels, adultery in the air, a body on his conscience, and a gun buried in his backyard . . . Murray Whelan faces his biggest test yet.Murray Whelan should have been asleep in bed. That’s where the smart money was at 4:30 a.m. on a cold, wet, southern... [READ MORE]
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