From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine
Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, as he
leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. “A
beautifully wrought story about how war dashes ideals, unhinges
moral certainties and drives a wedge of bitter experience and unspeakable memories between husband and wife.”—Los Angeles Times
Book Review. “The pictures that Brooks paints of the war-ravaged
South...are haunting.”—The Denver Post. Reader’s Guide included.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-303666-1 • $14.00
Winner of the pulitzer prize
Also from Penguin: Year of Wonders 978-0-14-200143-1
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Award-winning short story writer Carlson delivers a stirring novel
about three men confronting their pasts and their purpose high in
the Rocky Mountains. “A beautiful novel, as unique and insular as
the quiet and powerful landscape it inhabits, and as braided with
hope and despair, and hope again, as are the lives of the three men
at its center.”—Rick Bass, author of The Watch.
Viking • 256 pp. • 978-0-670-03850-3 • $23.95
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In this gritty, sophisticated novel, brilliant Jamaican-American writer
Cliff takes on the themes of colonialism, race, myth, and political
awakening through the experiences of a light-skinned woman named
Clare Savage as she moves through Jamaica, England, and America.
“The beauty and authority of her writing is coupled in a rare way
with profound insight.”—Toni Morrison. “Mesmerizing...possesses
the incantatory power of poetry.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Plume • 224 pp. • 978-0-452-27569-0 • $14.00
J. M. Coetzee
AGe of iroN
A dying professor in Cape Town writes to her distant daughter of
the rage and violence surrounding her—the legacy of apartheid.
“Coetzee is one of the greatest writers of our time....Age of Iron is
taut, ironic, grieving and, finally, astonishing.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-027565-0 • $14.00
The Nobel prize-winning author explores the relationship between
father and daughter and the complicated racial complexities of the
new South Africa. “Despite the snarled moralities that keep this story
dark, light and air seem to push up between the sentences like tiny
miracles.”—Newsweek. “A subtly brilliant commentary on the nature
and balance of power in his homeland...by a writer at the top of his
form.”—Time. “Compulsively readable...an authentically spiritual
document, a lament for the soul of a century.”—The New Yorker.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-029640-2 • $14.00
Winner of the Booker prize, a New York Times Book of the Year
WAi TiNG for THe BArBAriANs
A startling allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed.
“I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in
the heart of a man....Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka.”
—Bernard Levin, The Sunday Times (London).
Penguin • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-006110-9 • $14.00
Also from Penguin: Inner Workings 978-0-670-03865-7, Elizabeth Costello
978-0-14-200481-4, Slow Man 978-0-14-303789-7, Youth 978-0-14-200200-1
For a complete list of available Coetzee titles, visit www.penguin.com