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The Beginner's Guide to Loneliness

by Laura Bambrey Simon & Schuster Uk (July 28, 2020)

The perfect feel-good read from an exciting new voice in women’s fiction, for fans of Heidi Swain, Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan.

 

Tori Williamson is alone. After a tragic event left her isolated from her...


How Lulu Lost Her Mind

by Rachel Gibson Gallery Books (July 21, 2020)

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson comes the story of a mother-daughter journey to rediscover the past before it disappears forever.

Lou Ann Hunter’s mother, Patricia, has always had a passionate...


A Star Is Bored

by Byron Lane Henry Holt and Co. (July 27, 2020)

"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender."

-- Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six

People Magazine Best Book of Summer 2020 -...


Make Russia Great Again

by Christopher Buckley Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

The award-winning and bestselling author of Thank You for Smoking delivers a hilarious and whipsmart fake memoir by Herb Nutterman--Donald Trump’s seventh chief of staff--who has written the ultimate tell-all...


One Year of Ugly

by Caroline Mackenzie 37 Ink (July 07, 2020)

A fun, fresh, timely debut novel about the uproarious adventures that befall the Palacio family during their disastrous illegal residence in Trinidad that poignantly captures the complexities of dysfunctional...


Courting Death

by Paul Heald Yucca (November 29, 2016)

From an internationally recognized law professor comes the third legal thriller in an exciting mystery series, the Clarkeston Chronicles.

Courting Death finds Melanie Wilkerson (from Cotton, book two of the Clarkeston...


Death in Eden

by Paul Heald Yucca (October 07, 2014)

He wanted to do research, but what he ended up with was a murder investigationmurder deep within the porn industry.

Desperate to complete the last chapter of his law thesis on workplace dynamics for women to...


You Can Lead a Horse to Water (But You Can't Make It Scuba Dive)

by Robert Bruce Cormack Yucca (November 18, 2014)

A struggling family-man’s tale with satirical wit “straight out of Catch-22 and an unsung genius who might have wandered in from A Confederacy of Dunces” (Ben East, author of Sea Never Dry).

On the day...


A California Closing

by Robert Wintner Yucca (July 26, 2016)

Big M OK Used Carmagnate Michael Mulroney never set out to be heroic. He lives at the top, naturally, thanks to instinct, wit, and the will to win. Insolvency is not the same as poverty; poverty is for poor...


The Haircutter

by Dana Thompson Skyhorse (January 23, 2018)

Born in the small town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, The Haircutter--or H.C.-- murders an enigmatic “Jenny” and flees to the glittering anonymity of New York City. Eight years later, after a series of odd jobs...


Match Made in Manhattan

by Amanda Stauffer Skyhorse (January 23, 2018)

After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular...


The Chief of Rally Tree

by Jennifer Boyden Skyhorse (November 06, 2018)

Dina’s gone. She left a note, she left her plants, and she left what her husband, Roal, thought was her entire world. Nothing remained but some frozen dinners and the mysterious last line of her final message:...


A Commodore of Errors

by John Jacobsen Arcade (September 28, 2011)

Commodore Thomas Dickey, the pompous second in command at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, desperately wants the top job, presently occupied by the skirt chasing Admiral Johnson. Dickey goes into cahoots...


Riot

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (December 03, 2011)

Who killed twenty-four-year-old Priscilla Hart? This highly motivated, idealistic American student had come to India to volunteer in women's health programs, but had her work made a killer out of an enraged...


Purgatory Gardens

by Peter Lefcourt Skyhorse (August 25, 2015)

Sammy Dee is a mid-level Long Island mafioso in witness protection. Didier Onyekachukwu was the corrupt minister of finance of the former Upper Volta. Both men find themselves in middle age, living in the Southern...


Talent

by Juliet Lapidos Little, Brown and Company (January 21, 2019)

In this "deliciously funny, sharp, and sincere" debut (Helen Oyeyemi), a young graduate student writing about -- and desperately searching for -- inspiration stumbles upon it in the unlikeliest of places.

Anna...


Been There, Married That

by Gigi Levangie St. Martin's Press (February 10, 2020)

In a world where therapists look like the Real Housewives of Equinox, where friends dispense Xanax like Pez, and where a woman's status is directly linked to the how few carbs she eats...can one Hollywood wife...


Late to the Party

by Kelly Quindlen Roaring Brook Press (April 20, 2020)

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, and what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers...


Memoirs of Hecate County

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2019)

Controversial upon publication in 1946, Memoirs of Hecate County remained banned for more than a decade before being reissued.

A favorite among his own books, Edmund Wilson's erotic and devestating portrait...


Kompromat

by Stanley Johnson Point Blank (July 13, 2017)

2016. The world is on the brink of crisis. Who could have predicted how events would play out? In this satirical thriller, Stanley Johnson, former MEP and father to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, just might have....


A Very Special Year

by Thomas Montasser & Jamie Bulloch Oneworld Publications (June 02, 2016)

‘It’s not particularly difficult to run a successful bookshop, thought Valerie: a grasp of the rudiments of business, a sensible plan, a little skill in negotiation, a couple of contacts and a large portion...


The Senility of Vladimir P.

by Michael Honig Pegasus Books (August 02, 2016)

Set twenty-odd years from now, it opens on Patient Number One--Vladimir Putin, largely forgotten in his presidential dacha, serviced by a small coterie of house staff, drifting in and out of his memories of...


The Art of Failing

by Anthony Mcgowan Oneworld Publications (September 07, 2017)

An Observer book of the year

HAUNTED! By endless tiny humiliations.

STRUGGLING! To resurrect the corpse of his literary career.

ENSNARED! In a loving yet bamboozling marriage.

A man at odds with the universe, Anthony...


The Temptation to Be Happy

by Lorenzo Marone & Shaun Whiteside Oneworld Publications (October 05, 2017)

‘Sad, funny, wise and unblinkingly honest, this is truly wonderful.’ Daily Mail

‘I like the smell of pines and the aroma of freshly washed laundry. I like the rattle of hail on windowpanes and the texture...


The Red Chameleon

by Erica Wright Pegasus Crime (June 15, 2014)

As a private investigator, Kathleen Stone relies on her ability to blend into the background. Aided by her street-smart drag queen friend and the best wigmaker in New York City, she feels confident that her...


Miserable Love Stories

by Alex Bernstein Racehorse (February 04, 2020)

Funny Short Stories for Heart-Breakers, the Broken-Hearted and the Completely Utterly Confused

Whether you’re headed to that exciting first date where you’ll inevitably spill Cabernet all over yourself or...


The Brass Bottle

by Thomas Anstey Guthrie Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's...


The Chronicles of Clovis

by Saki Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One of Saki's best-known works. A collection of satirical short stories featuring Clovis.


A Reversible Santa Claus

by Meredith Nicholson Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen, told in Mr. Nicholson's best vein.


Tono-Bungay

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (December 30, 2019)

Tono-Bungay, published in 1909, is a semi-autobiographical novel by H. G. Wells. Though it has some fantastical and absurdist elements, it is a realist novel rather than one of Well’s “scientific romances.”...


Antic Hay

by Aldous Huxley Standard Ebooks (December 11, 2019)

Theodore Gumbrill Junior is fed up with his job as a teacher, and tries a new tack as an inventor of pneumatic trousers. The development and marketing of these is set against his attempts to find love, and the...


Jeeves Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse Standard Ebooks (September 20, 2019)

Jeeves Stories is a collection of humorous short stories by P. G. Wodehouse that feature the adventures of his most famous characters, Jeeves and Wooster. Wooster is a wealthy and idle young English gentleman...


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

by Stephen Leacock Standard Ebooks (June 19, 2019)

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is Stephen Leacock’s humourous and affectionate account of small-town life in the fictional town of Mariposa. Written in 1912, it is drawn from his experiences living in...


The Young Visiters

by Daisy Ashford Standard Ebooks (April 09, 2019)

A nine-year-old girl’s humorous depiction of high society, exactly as written in her notebook.


Beta Male

by Iain Hollingshead The Overlook Press (December 27, 2010)

Sam Hunt is a confused modern male in his very late twenties. A work-shy, commitment-phobic would-be actor, he is beginning to worry that turning thirty might just be the last straw. Flatmate Alan, the sensible...


Plugged

by Eoin Colfer The Overlook Press (August 31, 2011)

Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his...


Screwed

by Eoin Colfer The Overlook Press (May 01, 2013)

In Screwed, Colfer adds and entirely new chapter to the adventures and misadventures of Daniel McEvoy, the down-on-his-luck Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar who, with the help of a motley crew of unlikely...


Funny Boys

by Warren Adler The Overlook Press (March 12, 2008)

Even when murderous gangsters are shoving his head into a toilet, Mickey Fine can't stop making jokes. He wants a career in comedy so badly that he takes a job as a Tummler, a comedian and host for a hotel in...


All the Tea in China

by Kyril Bonfiglioli The Overlook Press (July 30, 2008)

Inspired by a shotgun blast in the seat of his breeches, young Karli Van Cleef quits his native Holland to seek his fortune. He arrives in early Victorian London and soon he is turning a pretty profit. But Karli...


The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Blue Bear

by Walter Moers The Overlook Press (August 28, 2006)

"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers's epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What...


Still Life with Volkswagens

by Geoff Nicholson The Overlook Press (September 30, 1995)

Throughout the land VW Beetles are spontaneously combusting. Nazi skinheads are cruising the streets and a millionaire tycoon and a weather girl have been kidnapped. It falls to Barry Osgathorpe to discover...


The Once and Future Spy

by Robert Littell The Overlook Press (February 09, 2003)

By national best-selling author, Robert Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received rave reviews across the nation, The Once and Future Spy is finally back in print. This is Littell at the top of his...


The Visiting Professor

by Robert Littell The Overlook Press (May 17, 2006)

Lemuel Falk, a Russian theoretical chaoticist on the lam from terrestrial chaos, has been applying for permission to leave Russia every year for the past twenty-three years. Because he knows state secrets, he...


Rumo

by Walter Moers The Overlook Press (August 27, 2007)

Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different...


Heartbreak Hotel

by Deborah Moggach The Overlook Press (March 02, 2015)

In her effortlessly winning novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach charmed readers and critics alike with her generous prose and hilarious dialogue. With Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach...


Forgiveness 4 You

by Ann Bauer The Overlook Press (April 25, 2016)

Forgiveness 4 You is a startlingly contemporary novel about faith and religion in an America addicted to quick fixes and instant gratification. Gabriel McKenna is an ex-Catholic priest, and with his quiet job...


Brian and Wendy Froud's The Pressed Fairy Journal of Madeline Cottington

by Wendy Froud & Brian Froud Abrams (September 26, 2016)

Renowned artist/author duo Brian and Wendy Froud present, for the first time, the backstory of Cottington Hall and its intriguing inhabitants: the Cottington family and the faeries living among them. The rise...