f GET A LIFE
“Timely...provocative...a novel to enjoy and
ponder, as its characters all do, the dizzying
complications inherent in human choice.”—
The Washington Times.
Penguin 208 pp. 978-0-14-303792-7 $14.00
Also of interest: July’s People 978-0-14-006140-6, The Pickup
978-0-14-200142-4, The Conservationist 978-0-14-004716-5,
Burger’s Daughter 978-0-14-005593-1, Jump and Other Stories
978-0-14-016534-0, My Son’s Story 978-0-14-015975-2,
None to Accompany Me 978-0-14-025039-8, The House Gun
978-0-14-027820-0, Loot and Other Stories 978-0-14-200468-5
f THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB
“An absolutely beautiful, deeply moving portrait of female friendship. You’ll laugh and
cry along with these characters, and if you’re
like me, you’ll wish you knew how to knit.”—
Kristin Hannah, author of Magic Hour.
Putnam 352pp. 978-0-399-15409-6 $22.95
Aud Torvingen—contemporary fiction’s
toughest, most emotionally complicated noir
hero—returns to confront new adversaries: her
own vulnerability and desire. “[Aud] knows
how to fight, kill, survive and think.”—Salon.
Riverhead 480 pp. 978-1-59448-935-8 $26.95
f COME TOGETHER, FALL APART
A Novella and Stories
“Henríquez’s writing is vibrant, her affecting portraits of Panama’s young women
ultimately a celebration of humanity, with all
its flaws.”—Texas Monthly. “Only a master can
carry a complex sentence as she does...This is
powerful writing.”—The Seattle Times.
Riverhead 320pp. 978-1-59448-241-0 $14.00
f CONFESSIONS OF A GAMBLER
A Novel of Veils
A riveting portrait of contemporary Muslim
life in Cape Town, told through the eyes of a
single mother leading a double life—as a pious
woman coping with the death of one of her
sons to AIDS, and as a gambling addict.
Overlook 240pp. 978-1-58567-898-6 $26.95
Available July 2007
South Africa’s Sunday Times Fiction Award
f THE OBSERVATIONS
“A deliriously captivating tale of sex, ghosts,
lies, and mysteries.”—Elizabeth Gilbert.
“Harris’s research into the lives of servants
in 1862 is impressive, as is her knowledge of
the experimental and haphazard treatment of
mental illness at the time....[An] accomplished
novel.”—The Times Literary Supplement.
Penguin 416pp. 978-0-14-311201-3 $14.00
Available August 2007
“Like Jane Austen, Johnson delights in the
worldly rituals surrounding courtship and
marriage....She is a philosopher as much as a
novelist.”—The New Yorker.
Plume 352pp. 978-0-452-28563-7 $14.00
Also of interest: Le Mariage 978-0-452-28226-1, Le
Divorce 978-0-452-27733-5, Burning 978-0-452-27983-4,
Health and Happiness 978-0-452-28000-7, Lying Low
978-0-452-27945-2, Persian Nights 978-0-452-27958-2
f THE DREAM LIFE OF SUKHANOV
“Harks back to the great Russian masters
[and] breathes new life into American literary
fiction.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington
Post Book World. “Ironic, surreal, sometimes
stunning and always chaotic...Gogolesque in
its sardonic humor.”—The New York Times.
Penguin 368 pp. 978-0-14-303840-5 $14.00
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize; Nominated for the
2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Debut Fiction;
A New York Times Notable Book
S. E. Hinton
f THE OU TSIDERS
Introduction by Jodi Picoult
The landmark of American fiction, first published in 1967, now in Penguin Classics.
Penguin Classics 160pp. 978-0-14-303985-3 $13.00
f SNAKES AND EARRINGS
Translated by David Karashima
“Elegantly raw and remarkable in its potent simplicity.”—Book Forum. “Teenaged runaway Liu
encounters Japan’s youth underground—snakes
with earrings—and eventually faces a life-or-death decision.”—Library Journal.
Plume 128pp. 978-0-452-28731-0 $10.00
Winner of the Akutagawa Prize
Tess Uriza Holthe
WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE
“A powerful tale of the Philippine Islands and
a testament to the resilience and courage of
the Filipino people.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
“Mesmerizing...truly exciting to read.”— The
Penguin 384pp. 978-0-14-200288-9 $14.00
f THE SISTER: A Novel of Emily Dickinson
Drawn from journals, documents, and letters
from the Dickinson family, this novel shines
new light on the reclusive 19th century poet.
Overlook 280pp. 978-1-58567-951-5 $24.95
f DEATH BY CHICK LIT
A satire of the chick lit craze in which someone
is killing off It-Girl writers. “Hilarious.”—
Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report.
Berkley 256 pp. 978-0-425-21524-1 $14.00
“Scrupulously documents its chosen time and
place: the Marcos-controlled Philippines of
the 1970’s....Dogeaters and Dream Jungle stand
together like installments in a single panoramic Philippine historical epic....Masterly.”—The
New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 336 pp. 978-0-14-200109-7 $14.00
A New York Times Notable Book
A. M. Homes
f THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
“An absolute masterpiece.”—The Philadelphia
Inquirer. “Hilarious...Homes writes in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and has the talent to pull
it off.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin 384pp. 978-0-14-303874-0 $14.00
Also of interest: The Mistress’s Daughter, see page 7
Nora Okja Keller
“Disturbing, riveting and necessary...the tale
of throwaway children and prostitutes stranded in the aftermath of the Korean War.”—Los
Penguin 320pp. 978-0-14-200196-7 $15.00
Also of interest: Comfort Woman 978-0-14-026335-0
“Hagedorn transcends social strata, gender,
culture, and politics in this exuberant, witty,
and telling portrait.”— The San Diego Union.
Penguin 272 pp. 978-0-14-014904-3 $14.00
Also of interest:
Charlie Chan Is Dead 2 978-0-14-200390-9
NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH
“Will fill the void of female voices in the literature of the Civil War and Reconstruction.”
—Louise C. Maynor, North Carolina Central
Penguin 368pp. 978-0-14-100206-4 $15.00
Also of interest: Dreams of Sleep 978-0-14-007787-2,
Rich in Love 978-0-14-029610-5, The Fireman’s Fair 978-
Sue Monk Kidd
THE MERMAID CHAIR
“Kidd draws connections from the feminine
to the divine to the erotic that a lesser writer
wouldn’t see, and might not have the guts to follow.”—Time magazine.
Penguin 368pp. 978-0-14-303669-2 $14.00
Winner of the Quill Award for Fiction
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
“Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers.”—The
Baltimore Sun. “The tale of one motherless
daughter’s discovery of what family really
means.”— The Washington Post.
Penguin 336pp. 978-0-14-200174-5 $14.00
Also of interest: Firstlight, see page 17
f Denotes new or forthcoming title
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