Translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus.
"Certain books by our most talented essayists... carry inside their covers the heat and struggle of a life's central choice being made and the price being paid, while the writer tells us about other matters, and leaves behind a path of sadness and sparkling loss. Reading Lolita in Tehran is such a book."- The Atlantic Monthly
A love story set in Mexico, interspersed with recipes, related in unadorned, uncomplicated language. Yet when the ingredients are combined and simmer, subtle and unusual flavors emerge.
Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.- The Washington Post
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Fiction Pick of the Year
An American Library Association Notable Book
First-novelist Chabon, with "distinctive vision" and "an elegiac, graceful style," spins a story about alienated youth that, while serving up some familiar details of sex, alcohol and drugs, "fully engages the reader in the lives of an appealing cast of characters,"- Publisher's Weekly
From the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
Hardbound. A novel by the author of the international best-seller Kitchen
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2001 by Michael Chabon (author of Wonder Boys).
The bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "[Since The Virgin Suicides] we’ve been wanting a big fat novel that would consume us…. We have it now. I just finished reading it. Middlesex is in every way that big novel." -- The Vancouver Sun
With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Garcia Marquez traces an exceptional half-century story of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises- joyful, melancholy, enriching, ever surprising.
A first novel that rather cloyingly describes the transformations that overtake the residents of a small French village when a mysterious stranger and her daughter arrive and open a chocolate shop.
MR. WROE'S VIRGINS casts a spell on readers from the outset, playing on our expectations and touching a chord of desire that could lead to disaster on nearly every page. With an intelligence and skill that recall the work of A. S. Byatt and Margaret Atwood, Jane Rogers has given us novel of ideas that is not so much to be read as to be devoured.
Booker Prize Winner. Bestselling author of Atonement.
Hardbound. From the bestselling author of The Kite Runner. Signed by the author on the title page- In English and his own native language (Farsi). Best offers welcome.
Hardbound. In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
First published in 1984 in an English translation and in a French translation as L'Insoutenable Legerete de l'etre.
Hardbound. Passionate, profound and deeply moving, The Hours is Michael Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date.