Literary
Shadow Man

by: Jeffrey Fleishman

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Foreign correspondent James Ryan was there whenever the world changed: in the Middle East, in the Balkans, in the former Soviet bloc. But now he can't remember these events; he can't recall anything l
Jack Maggs

by: Peter Carey

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. This thrilling and original story, part historical novel and part literary fantasy, is one of the most exciting, erudite, and compulsively readable works of fiction to come along in recent years. Lo
His Illegal Self

by: Peter Carey

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Seven-year-old Che Selkirk was raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. The son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties, Che has grown up with the hope that one da
The Other Me

by: Saskia Sarginson

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Sometimes it is the people we think we know the best who surprise us the most. 1986, London: Klaudia is about to start high school. She's embarrassed by her German father-he's the janitor at her schoo
Ashenden

by: Elizabeth Wilhide

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This is the story of a house. When British siblings Charlie and Ros learn they have inherited Ashenden, one of the finest late Palladian houses in the country, from their aunt, they are faced with a
The Road

by: Vasily Grossman

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"Grossman's unsparing, literary account of the horrific ways Nazi Germany implemented its ethnic-cleansing program at Treblinka was one of the first reports of a death camp anywhere in Europe and even
The Summer Before Dark

by: Doris Lessing

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As the summer begins, Kate Brown -- attractive, intelligent, forty five, happily enough married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children -- has no reason to expect anything will ch
The Memoirs of a Survivor

by: Doris Lessing

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In a beleaguered city where rats and roving gangs terrorize the streets, where government has broken down and meaningless violence holds sway, a woman -- middle-aged and middle-class -- is brought a t
The Good Terrorist

by: Doris Lessing

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The Good Terrorist follows Alice Mellings, a woman who transforms her home into a headquarters for a group of radicals who plan to join the IRA. As Alice struggles to bridge her ideology and her bourg
Briefing for a Descent Into Hell

by: Doris Lessing

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In this ambitious novel of madness and release, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Doris Lessing imagines the fantastical "inner-space" life of an amnesiac. Charles Watkins, a Professor of Classics at