The Crossing Vintage Cormac McCarthy

In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth. In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures […]

The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington’s Times Vintage Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster–winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes–comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America’s most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd’s scheme to develop 900 square miles of swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border and create fabulous wealth for himself and other shareholders, including George Washington. Royster scrupulously follows the […]

Thousand Cranes Vintage Yasunari Kawabata

With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters’ passions, one of Japan’s great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead father’s mistress. A tale of desire, regret, and sensual nostalgia, every gesture has a meaning, and even […]

The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War Vintage Lynn H. Nicholas

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall–not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich’s war on European culture and […]

The Loser: A Novel Vintage Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard’s most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn […]

Divided Kingdom Vintage Rupert Thomson

One night a boy who comes to be called Thomas Parry is taken from his family, caught up in a comprehensive unraveling of what had been a united kingdom. Reacting to their countrys inexorable decline into consumerism, turpitude, racism, and violence, the powers that be establish four independent republics based on the perceived nature of […]

Runaway Horses Vintage Yukio Mishima

The chronicle of a conspiracy and a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in the years that led to war–an era marked by depression, social change and political violence. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Japanese The chronicle of a conspiracy and a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in […]

De como las muchachas Garcia perdieron el acento Vintage Julia Alvarez

Cuando las hermanas Garca Carla, Sandra, Yolanda y Sofa y sus padres huyen de la Repblica Dominicana buscando refugio de la persecucin poltica, encuentran un nuevo hogar en los Estados Unidos. Pero el Nueva York de los aos sesenta es marcadamente diferente de la vida privilegiada, aunque conflictiva, que han dejado atrs. Bajo la presin […]

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Vintage Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This […]

Correction: A Novel Vintage Thomas Bernhard

The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to “the Cone,” an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his family’s estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces together—literally, from […]