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A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.
A striking debut novel about boarding school, hardcore Scrabble, and fracking—a new kind of environmental novel by an important voice in the debate about fracking in America.
Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet... So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Everything I Never Told You is at once a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait.
From New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl comes a novel for adults - a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.
Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees’ life in Alabama, and to hear the sisters reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.
The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield.
An urgent, electric novel about inheritance, belief, and a father and son divided by a dangerous prophecy.
Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of Flight 232. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others.
War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales onto beaches. Waged in secret military labs and the nation’s highest court, War of the Whales is a real-life thriller that combines the best of legal drama, natural history, and military intrigue.
The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them—by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork, The Oxford American, and The New York Times.
Author Nadine Gordimer died at the age of 90. The South African writer won the Nobel prize in 1991.
Bill Gates revealed his favorite business book as Business Adventures by John Brooks, and soon after AbeBooks sold every copy of the out-of-print book published in 1969. Fear not, a new run will be hitting shelves in September.
On Thursday, July 4th the Dow Jones index closed at an all-time high. On the same day, AbeBooks sold a copy of Das Kapital for $40,000.
Of The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai, the LA Times says, "The novel is tailored for book geeks, from its writers residency setting to its characters and more."
Ruth Graham sparked a big debate with her recent Slate article that argues adults should be embarrassed by reading books meant for young adults. We say, go ahead and read The Fault In Our Stars with pride.
Publishers Weekly staff share the funniest books they've read. Picks include Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn, Watt by Samuel Beckett, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh and The Gallery of Regrettable Food by James Lileks.