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LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY
Penguin 448 pp. 978-0-14-311352-2 $16.00
Also available: The Forest Lover 978-0-14-303430-8,
Girl in Hyacinth Blue 978-0-14-029628-0, Life Studies:
Stories 978-0-14-303610-4, The Passion of Artemisia 978-
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u THE EMPTY CHAIR
Comprised of companion novellas, First Guru
and Second Guru, a profound, heart-wrenching piece of spiritual storytelling from the
critically acclaimed author with an “
up-to-the-nanosecond insider’s knowledge of the L.A.
scene” (The Washington Post).
Blue Rider 352 pp. 978-0-399-16588-7 $27.95
Available December 2013
u DEAD STARS
“Not just the best novel about Americans
and fame of the past dozen years but the best
since Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust...a
Rabelaisian masterpiece.”—The Wall Street
Plume 656 pp. 978-0-142-19687-8 $18.00
A Wall Street Journal best fiction of the year selection
Also available: I’m Losing You 978-0-452-29904-7
David Foster Wallace
THE BROOM OF THE SYSTEM
“Daring, hilarious...a zany picaresque adventure of contemporary America run amok.”
— The New York Times.
Penguin 480 pp. 978-0-14-200242-1 $16.00
A Penguin Ink Edition
Cover by Duke Riley
Penguin 480 pp. 978-0-14-311693-6 $16.00
Also available: Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life
of David Foster Wallace, see page 146
Claire Vaye Watkins
u BATTLEBORN: Stories
“The most captivating voice to come out of
the West since Annie Proulx...though it’s to
early Didion that [Watkins] bears comparison for her arid humor and cut-to-the-chase
knowingness.”—Vogue. “A real treat...Watkins
chronicles despair and loneliness, catalogs valiant fights for survival and desperate pleas to
be heard, and every time has us rooting for her
underdogs.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Riverhead 304pp. 978-1-59463-145-0 $16.00
Author named one of the National Book Foundation’s
“ 5 Under 35” fiction writers for 2012
THE PERSONAL HISTORY
OF RACHEL DUPREE
“Indelibly affecting.”—Alice Walker. “An
eye-opening look at the little explored area
of a black frontier woman in the American
Penguin 336pp. 978-0-14-311948-7 $15.00
Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters’ Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction; Longlisted
for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Orange
Award for New Writers
A BOY’S OWN STORY
“With [this book] American literature is larger
by one classic novel.”—The Washington Post Book
World. “Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger
with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary
novel.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 208pp. 978-0-14-311484-0 $15.00
Michael J. White
LOOKS A LOT LIKE LAUGHTER
“Smart, ironic prose...reminiscent of Dave
Eggers.”—Library Journal. “An affecting story
of first love and first loss...Michael J. White has
marked out a memorable path through this
often forbidding landscape.”—BookPage.
Berkley 384pp. 978-0-425-23875-2 $15.00
u THIS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT: Stories
From a truly distinctive voice brimming with
wicked humor, tales of the little disasters that
befall and befuddle us.
Viking 224pp. 978-0-670-02604-3 $26.95
Available February 2014
u THE BEGINNERS
“A meticulous and pitch-perfect fever dream
of adolescence, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson
remixed by Mary Gaitskill.”—Jonathan Lethem.
Riverhead 304pp. 978-1-59448-579-4 $16.00
u THE INTERESTINGS
Wolitzer follows the lives of six teenagers from
the height of youth through middle age, as
their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. “Remarkable....[Wolitzer] has
surpassed herself.”— The New York Times Book
Review. “Almost crushingly insightful; she
doesn’t just mine the contemporary mind, she
seems to invade it.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Riverhead 464pp. 978-1-59448-839-9 $27.95
Riverhead 544pp. 978-1-59463-234-1 $17.00
Paperback available April 2014
Also available: The Uncoupling 978-1-59448-565-7, The
Ten-Year Nap 978-1-59448-354-7
u LAST TRAIN TO PARIS
Just before World War II, a journalist moves
from Nevada to New York City to Europe
where she becomes caught in a web of personal conflicts and war.
Europa 320pp. 978-1-60945-179-0 $17.00
Available January 2014
THE LAST KABBALIST IN LISBON
“Drenched in atmosphere and period detail.
Zimler...succeed[s] in conveying the surrealistic nightmare of being a Jew in the age of the
Inquisition.”—The Wall Street Journal.
Overlook 318pp. 978-1-58567-022-2 $15.95
u THE SEVENTH GATE
“Equal parts riveting, heartbreaking, inspiring, and intelligent...Deserves a place among
the most important works of Holocaust literature.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Overlook 400pp. 978-1-59020-713-0 $26.95
Overlook 448pp. 978-1-4683-0823-5 $16.95
Paperback available February 2014
u THE WARSAW ANAGRAMS
“Part murder mystery and part historical fic-tion...thrilling.”— The Boston Globe.
Overlook 336pp. 978-1-59020-847-2 $15.95
“A smart and devastating first novel.”—The
New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice).
“Solidly captivating, and subtly twisted.”
Tonga/Europa 256pp. 978-1-60945-070-0 $15.00
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