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A complex novel dealing with the nature of consciousness, the nature of the self, and other philosophical and psychological themes.
The stories of the families in the panhandle of Texas during the dust bowl.
In a stunning new collection of poems of transport and transcendence, African-American poet Nathaniel Mackey's "asthmatic song of aspiration" scuttles across cultures and histories from America to Andalucía, from Ethiopia to Vienna in a sexy, beautiful adaptive dance.
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
Europe Centralby Vollmann, William
Didion explores her husband's death and her daughter's death a few months later. This is her attempt to make sense of the months that followed, that cut loose any fixed idea she had about death.
The Penderwicks, a family consisting of a botanist father and four girls ranging in age from 4 to 12, are on vacation in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where the girls meet new friends and generally have a good time.
The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and a horse named Mathilde.
An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle in 1920s Detroit.
"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god -- the town's water tower.
National Book Award winner, an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of WWII, set in China, England and Japan
This is a memoir of a boy who lived in Cuba -his experiences of disturbed life and later the changes that came over after he went to the United States.
New work from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Repair. Reality has put itself so solidly before me there's little need for mystery. National Book Award for Poetry 2003.
Thirteen-year-old Ratchet spends a summer in Maine with her eccentric great-aunts Tilly and Penpen, hearing strange stories from the past and encountering a variety of unusual and colorful characters.
Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family.
Those who caught the first two volumes of Caro's massive work on Lyndon Johnson won't wait long before devouring the third; those who wish to begin with the third volume can do so.
Ruth Stone writes with crackling intelligence from the vantage point of an aging and impoverished woman. Wise, sardonic, crafty, and misleadingly simple, Stone loves heavy themes but loathes heavy poems.
Matt is the clone of El Patrón, drug lord ruler of Opium. As Matt struggles to come to terms with his existence, he must deal with El Patrón's power-hungry family and his "livestock" status as a clone. A Newbery Honor Book.
Novel about the old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition colliding with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, and globalized greed.
Examines depression in personal, cultural and scientific terms.
In this collection chronicling a 40-year career and its shifting concerns, Alan Dugan adds to his body of work with nearly three dozen new poems. Eloquent, blunt, funny, or bitter, the poet comments on every facet of life.
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it - an occasion to rise to.
National Book Award winner about a Polish actress who leaves the stage to journey to California and set up a commune with her friends in 1876.
The true story of a whaling ship that was sunk in 1820 by a sperm whale. Only 8 of the 20 sailors reached home after months adrift in the ocean.
This long-awaited collection from one of the most distinguished poets working today includes new poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from previous collections.
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