Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Penguin Helen Fielding

Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, everyone’s favorite Singleton Bridget Jones begins her search for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice. She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to Find the Love You […]

The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel Penguin William Trevor

The stunning new novel from highly acclaimed author William Trevor is a brilliant, subtle, and moving story of love, guilt, and forgiveness. The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother’s home. Lucy […]

Big Fish : A Novel of Mythic Proportions Penguin Daniel Wallace

When his attempts to get to know his dying father fail, William Bloom makes up stories that recreate his father’s life in heroic proportions. In Big Fish, Daniel Wallace angles in search of a father and hooks instead a fictional debut as winning as any this year. From his son’s standpoint, Edward Bloom leaves much […]

Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing Penguin Roger Lowenstein

With his singular gift for turning complex financial events into eminently readable stories, Roger Lowenstein lays bare the labyrinthine events of the manic and tumultuous 1990s. In an enthralling narrative, he ties together all of the characters of the dot-com bubble and offers a unique portrait of the culture of the era. Just as John […]

The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America Penguin John Micklethwait

How, in a relatively short time, did America veer so far to the right as to become incomprehensible to Europe, as it would no doubt be to Richard Nixon? And why is it likely to remain so no matter who occupies the Oval Office? Like latter-day de Tocquevilles, English journalists John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge […]

Ray in Reverse Penguin Daniel Wallace

“Daniel Wallace brings to his role as author wit, a subtle compassion, and an offbeat originality that begins, but certainly doesn’t end, with the backward unreeling of this refreshingly savvy novel.” (The Boston Globe) Regret looms large in Daniel Wallace’s latest novel, Ray in Reverse, the funny and poignant story of a life, told backward. […]

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Penguin Geraldine Brooks

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna’s eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches […]

Marcel Proust: A Life Penguin Jean-Yves Tadie

A bestseller in France when it was originally published to great critical acclaim, this monumental biography of Proust makes use of a wealth of primary material only recently made available. The book provides a scrupulously researched and engaging picture of the intellectual and social universe that fed Proust’s art, along with an indispensable critical reading […]

Eiffel’s Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris’s Beloved Monument and theExtraordinary World’s Fair That Introduced It Penguin Jill Jonnes

The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world’s most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that […]

Ceremony Penguin Leslie Marmon Silko

“Demanding but confident and beautifully written” (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual–a curative […]