Fiction

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    Cara Massimina
    A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The first Duckworth novel is "Better than Silence of the Lambs . . . Macabre fun orchestrated with immaculate precision. It's a killer" (Los Angeles Times) Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona, and Morris is not pleased. Living a meager existence in a squalid apartment, he... [READ MORE]
    The Woman Who Waited
    A Novel
    By Andreï Makine
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A moving, utterly captivating love story: Romeo and Juliet as if told by Chekhov or Dostoevsky. In a remote Russian village a woman waits, as she has waited for almost three decades, for the man she loves to return. Near the end of World War II, nineteen-year-old Boris Koptek left the village to join... [READ MORE]
    The World More or Less
    A Novel
    By Jean Rouaud
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A haunting story about growing up by acclaimed French author Jean Rouaud. As a young man, the writer is myopic, dreamy, lonely, grieving the deaths of his father and grandfather and seeking to bring the confusions of adolescence into focus. Sharing his more-or-less world are Theo and Gyf, lover and friend,... [READ MORE]
    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
    By John Irving
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving’s dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, “The Imaginary Girlfriend,” is the core of this collection.The middle section... [READ MORE]
    The Virgin Elizabeth
    A Novel
    By Robin Maxwell
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A book of passion, of sixteenth-century England, of greed and political ambition unto death. Historians and novelists have written extensively about the various aspects of Queen Elizabeth I’s long, rich, and tumultuous life. No one has ever given us a fully realized portrait of the greatest English monarch... [READ MORE]
    The Writing on the Wall
    A Novel
    By W. D. Wetherell
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Vera decides to travel to an old house in the New England countryside for a month-long escape from some devastating news about her daughter, Cassie, she has no idea her life is about to change forever. It begins innocently enough—peeling the old wallpaper from the walls as a favor to the house’s... [READ MORE]
    The Woman Before Me
    A Thriller
    By Ruth Dugdall
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Emma has everything Rose lacks: a faithful husband, beauty, and a healthy baby boy. Rose meets her in the hospital after her own baby dies from premature birth, and when Emma’s child dies in a suspicious house fire shortly after, the obsessive and unstable Rose is the primary suspect. Now, after almost... [READ MORE]
    The Verge Practice
    A Brock and Kolla Mystery
    By Barry Maitland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In The Verge Practice, Kathy Kolla and David Brock, Scotland Yard’s superlative detective duo, take on a puzzling case in the posh world of big-name international architecture, and it has them chasing red herrings and hopping fences from London to Barcelona.Charles Verge, a powerful, cutting-edge architect,... [READ MORE]
    Wyoming: A Novel
    By Barry Gifford
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A subtle, impeccably rendered new novel from one of America's most distinctive writers.A woman and her young son are traveling together by car through the southern and midwestern United States in the mid-to-late 1950s. As the mother drives, she and the boy, Roy, talk about their lives, their disappointments,... [READ MORE]
    William & Harry
    By Ingrid Seward
    (Arcade Publishing)
    So much has been written about Princes William and Harry, yet so little is really known about them. In this biography of the two brothers, Ingrid Seward examines the extraordinary lives of the two men who are second and third in line to the British throne. From the privileged childhood, through the trauma... [READ MORE]
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