Under the Frog Tibor Fischer

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the anti-Soviet upr...

Life Goes On Hans Keilson

Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany betw...

100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed Melissa Panarello

An instant blockbuster in Italy where it has sold over 700,000 copies, and now an international literary phenomenon, 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed is the fictionalized memoir of Melissa P., a...

Il lavoro culturale Luciano Bianciardi

Un'Italia giovane e appassionata che si sarebbe poi lasciata incasellare in ben più consuete e metodiche sistemazioni.

L'entusiasmo e la delusione che segnarono quella generazione, Bianciard...

Empire Falls Richard Russo

Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and ...

Incerta glòria (seguit d'El vent de la nit) Joan Sales

Premi Joanot Martorell de 1955, és una novella dividida en quatre parts, que té com a centre neuràlgic la guerra, presentada des de la perspectiva dels vençuts.

La quarta edició (1971) ...

The Rebels Sándor Márai

An early novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer Sándor Márai, The Rebels is a haunting story of a group of alienated boys on the cusp of adult lifeand possibly deathduring World War I...

Adam Haberberg Yasmina Reza

With the same élan and wit that inform her internationally acclaimed and award-winning plays, Yasmina Rezas second novel, Adam Haberberg, revels in the tragicomedy of one mans midlife crisis.

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The Last Summer of the World Emily Mitchell

In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army.

But as he takes up his first command, he learns that ...

Stanley and the Women Kingsley Amis

As if it werent terrible enough, Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women -- neurotic, half-baked, critical or just plain capricious -- and he begins to wonder whether insanity is not some...

The Ethical Assassin David Liss

Edgar award-winning author of the popular historical novels A Conspiracy of Paper and A Spectacle of Corruption, David Liss showcases his amazing versatility with this brilliant new tale of contemp...

A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore

A novel on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the reckness thrust on others in the name of love.In her best-selling ...

More Than it Hurts You Darin Strauss

Josh Goldin was savoring a Friday afternoon break in the coffee room, harmly flirting with coworkers while anticipating the weekend at home where his wife, Dori, waited with their eight-month-old s...

The Kindly Ones Jonathan Littell

Named one of the "100 Best Books of the Decade" by The Times of London "Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened." A former Nazi officer, Dr. Maximilien Aue has reinvented himsel...

Mumbo Jumbo Ishmael Reed

The Classic Freewheeling Look at Race Relations Through the Ages Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed's brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious commentary on our so...

A Máquina de Joseph Walser Gonçalo M. Tavares

Continuing Tavaress award-winning Kingdom series (begun in Jerusalem, winner of the Saramago Prize), Joseph Walsers Machine recounts a life of bizarre routines and patterns.

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Am Hang Markus Werner

Ein abendlicher Trunk, ein harmloses Gespräch, mehr hatte dem leutseligen Clarin nicht vorgeschwebt, als er sich dem Fremden auf der Terrasse des Bellavista-Hotels vorstellte.

Doch sollte si...

The Dean's Watch Elizabeth Goudge

The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners, but he is held captive by an irrational shyness and intimidating manner.

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From Aberystwyth with Love Malcolm Pryce

A man wearing a Soviet museum curator's uniform walks into Louie Knight's office and spins a wild and impossible tale of love, death, madness and betrayal.Sure, Louie Knight had heard about Hugheso...

Afterlife Paul Monette

National Book Award-winner Paul Monette presents a transcendent, powerful novel of three AIDS widowers who have seen each other through the worst of times -- and have found the courage to hope for ...