THE HOUSE OF BILQIS
Three intertwining stories offer a powerful and nuanced portrait
of Pakistan in the modern era—a place of conflicting loyalties, rich
with history and culture, and plagued by violence. “A tiny gem of
a novel… [Abidi] brings intimacy and insight to such abstract contemporary issues as multiculturalism and globalization.”—Vogue.
“Abidi evocatively depicts Pakistan’s descent into brutality with
protagonists who struggle to determine what is most sacred.”—
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-311657-8 • $14.00
Available March 2010
GIRLS OF RIYADH
A bold new voice from Saudi Arabia spins a fascinating tale of four
young women attempting to navigate the narrow straits between
love, desire, fulfillment, and Islamic tradition. “Provides readers a
glimpse into the world of four upper-class girls reaching womanhood in a land where women are considered chattel....Girls of Riyadh
candidly and sometimes movingly illustrates the shackled lives of
young, lovelorn women in Saudi Arabia.”—St. Petersburg Times.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-311347-8 • $14.00
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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box
with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette
tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who
committed suicide two weeks earlier. “The reader is thrust face-first into a world where everything is related, an intricate yet brutal
tapestry of events, people and places. Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone
who would make this unfortunate choice.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Razorbill • 320 pp. • 978-1-59514-171-2 • $16.99
This novel, set in modern Japan, brings together a recently fired English professor and an American psychologist who also happens to be
a best-selling author. The culture clashes experienced by each of them,
and the progression of their improbable romance makes for a quirky
and warmhearted story. “Japan itself is the comic hero of American
Fuji…sweet and funny, sad and inspiring.”—Detroit Free Press.
berkley • 416 pp. • 978-0-425-23009-1 • $15.00
THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG
Translated by Alison Anderson
This moving, witty, and redemptive novel centers around a cantankerous concierge and a precocious twelve year old girl in a Parisian
hotel, and exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.
“This dark but redemptive novel, an international bestseller...[is]
by turns very funny...and heartbreaking.”—Publishers Weekly.
Europa Editions • 336 pp. • 978-1-933372-60-0 • $15.00
Winner of the Brive-la-Gaillarde Reader’s Prize, French Booksellers
Association Prize, Rotary International Prize (France), and the French
Librarians’ Prize for Culture