American Novel and Short Story
All Grown Up
Hardcover ISBN: 0544824245
Hiding the truth about her unhappiness and struggles with anxiety from everyone including her family, best friend, and therapist, Andrea Bern joins her loved ones in a reevaluation of family strength in the wake of her newborn niece's heartbreaking ailment.
Paperback ISBN: 0312428545
Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton, the daughter of John Ames's closest friend, is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values. By a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. A Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Book of the Year.
Paperback ISBN: 0802127681
A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country
Hardcover ISBN: 0802128076
Redirected to Copenhagen by a logistical mix-up, a college student studying abroad falls for her guide and embarks on an erotically charged transformative journey of self-discovery that is overshadowed by her lover's dark temperament. A first novel.
You Know You Want This
Cat Person and Other Stories
Hardcover ISBN: 1982101636
A collection of short stories that includes the popular tale "Cat Person," as well as others that explore the complex--and often darkly funny--connections between gender, sex, and power across genres.
Or, the Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1593763905
A handsome, charismatic con artist and his socially anxious friend scam their way into a poetry fellowship at one of America's most prestigious creative writing programs. By the author of Impossible Views of the World. Original.
The Silk Road
Hardcover ISBN: 1555978290
After a yoga participant ironically dies in the corpse pose, his classmates, eight allegorically named siblings, reflect on their shared childhood and the paths which have led them to this yoga retreat in an isolated settlement.