Novels

Rails Under My Back

A Novel
Jeffery Renard Allen; With a new introduction by Charles Johnson

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2015
“Will put Allen in the company of writers such as James Joyce, August Wilson, and Ralph Ellison.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

Rainy Lake

Mary F. Rockcastle

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1996

"There is emotional heft in Ms. Rockcastle's careful portraits of the pensive narrator and her disappointed, hard-drinking parents, and of Billy, who goes 'down the tracks' with the local girls but falls in love with 15-year-old Danielle."—The New York Times Book Review

Record Palace

Susan Wheeler

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2005

Set in Chicago during the late 1970s, Record Palace is an eccentric debut novel about jazz, art, race, and identity.

Red Plenty

Francis Spufford

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2012

“Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own . . . Freewheeling and fabulous.”—The Times (London)

The Report

A Novel
Jessica Francis Kane

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2010

An evocative reimagining of a World War II civilian disaster

Sardines

A Novel
Nuruddin Farah

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2006

The masterful second book in the Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy

Scribe

A Novel
Alyson Hagy

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2018

A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling

The Search

A Novel
Geoff Dyer

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2014
“A short, brilliant novel, The Search offers more in 150 pages than most books twice that length.”—The Guardian

Seven Houses in France

A Novel
Bernardo Atxaga, Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

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2012

A brooding novel of colonial intrigue in the Congo, from the author of The Accordionist’s Son and Obabakoak

Shallows

Tim Winton

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1993

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