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Forever: A Novel

by Pete Hamill Back Bay Books (May 01, 2011)

This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains... forever.

Through the eyes of Cormac O'Connor--granted immortality as long as...


Dale Loves Sophie to Death

by Robb Forman Dew Back Bay Books (December 14, 2008)

Robb Forman Dew's cult first novel explores themes of familial and romantic bonds as it tells the story of a woman whose husband stays behind in New England while she and their children spend the summer in her...


War and Remembrance

by Herman Wouk Back Bay Books (January 30, 2010)

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

The multimillion-copy bestsellers...


Swimming Sweet Arrow: A Novel

by Maureen Gibbon Back Bay Books (December 19, 2009)

Evangeline Starr Raybuck -- plain-spoken, lusty, and hardworking -- and June Keel are high school seniors, best friends going out with best friends, working together at Noecker's chicken farm after school. Vangie...


The Time of Her Life

by Robb Forman Dew Back Bay Books (October 31, 2009)

Now restored to print--the acclaimed second novel by the National Book Award--winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death and The Evidence Against Her. Claudia and Avery Parks, lovers since high school, are...


Fortunate Lives: A Novel

by Robb Forman Dew Back Bay Books (November 29, 2009)

The Howells family are revisited in the summer of 1991. David, 18, is preparing to go to Harvard and Sarah is now 13. A young woman, Netta Breckenridge, enters the family's lives and creates a fragile domesticity...


The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

The Fortune's Rocks Quartet #3

by Anita Shreve Back Bay Books (July 31, 2007)

Anita Shreve's hauntingly beautiful #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection about tragedy, grief, betrayal, and the 'impossibility of knowing another person.'

As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect...


Infinite Jest

by David Foster Wallace Back Bay Books (April 13, 2009)

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent...


The Diviners: A Novel

by Rick Moody, Gary A. Williams & Alden M. Hayashi Back Bay Books (September 03, 2007)

During one month in the autumn of election year 2000, scores of movie-business strivers are focused on one goal: getting a piece of an elusive, but surely huge, television saga, the one that opens with Huns...


Liberation: A Novel

by Joanna Scott Back Bay Books (September 03, 2007)

"Deeply moving. . . . Joanna Scott brilliantly captures war as seen through the innocence of a child." -Bookpage

Adriana Nardi is only 10 years old when Allied forces occupy her lush island home during World...


Thirty-three Swoons: A Novel

by Martha Cooley Back Bay Books (September 03, 2007)

- "The Archivist, Martha Cooley's first novel, was a national bestseller and a "New York Times Notable Book.- With the assurance, complexity, and depth of a work by Bulgakov, DeLillo, or Poe, Martha Cooley's...


She Is Me: A Novel

by Cathleen Schine Back Bay Books (September 03, 2007)

The Love Letter was a beloved and bestselling novel, and "She Is Me" is a return to that winning form--a novel about women's friendships, love, and family.


This Body: A Novel of Reincarnation

by Laurel Doud Back Bay Books (September 26, 2009)

An unforgettable story of reincarnation and redemption in which a middle-aged woman relives her life in the body of a 22-year-old drug addict, this book signals an astonishing debut from an original writer.


The Sheep Queen: A Novel

by Thomas Savage & Diana Rich Back Bay Books (August 01, 2009)

"The Sheep Queen" is a Western epic in miniature, the story of Emma Russell Sweringen, known as the Sheep Queen of Idaho ("surely one of the most fascinating characters in current fiction" -- Publishers Weekly);...


Where Dead Voices Gather

by Nick Tosches Back Bay Books (August 01, 2009)

A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this riveting book--a narrative that is part mystery, part biography, part meditation on the meaning and power of music.


Aurora Dawn

by Herman Wouk Back Bay Books (June 27, 2009)

The publication of 'Aurora Dawn' in 1947 immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance. Today, Aurora Dawn's themes have grown still more relevant and,...


City Boy

by Herman Wouk Back Bay Books (June 27, 2009)

'City Boy' spins a hilarious and often touching tale of an urban kid's adventures and misadventures on the street, in school, in the countryside, always in pursuit of Lucille, a heartless redhead personifying...


Tiare in Bloom: A Novel

by C?lestine Vaite Back Bay Books (May 30, 2009)

Now that Materena is a big star with her radio talk show, Pito can't help noticing some changes in his wife. She's spending more and more time at work and with her girlfriends instead of coming home to cook...


Seven Loves: A Novel

by Valerie Trueblood Back Bay Books (June 14, 2007)

Who most deeply affects our lives? Sometimes it is those who touch us briefly, even unexpectedly. For May Nilsson, these include the lover she takes in her forties; the handsome, troubled young rebel she is...


Nighthawk Blues: A Novel

by Peter Guralnick Back Bay Books (May 30, 2009)

- The Year of the Blues reaches fever pitch in fall 2003 with the theatrical release (and airing on PBS) of seven documentary films, each by a noted feature director (Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Charles Burnett,...


The Fall: A Novel

by Simon Mawer Back Bay Books (May 30, 2009)

Rob Ross is driving home when he hears that his childhood friend Jim Matthewson has fallen to his death in a climbing accident. Rob's decision to turn his car around and make the journey to comfort Jim's widow...


Winter's Bone: A Novel

by Daniel Woodrell Back Bay Books (July 11, 2007)

Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old...


Bank: A Novel

by David Bledin Back Bay Books (May 01, 2007)

Every July, a fresh crop of college graduates clad in spiffy new suits fills the offices of investment banking firms, each newly minted analyst longing for big money while sacrificing anything that resembles...


Rock Bottom: A Novel

by Michael Shilling Back Bay Books (January 09, 2009)

Once, the Blood Orphans had it all: a million-dollar recording contract from Warner Brothers, killer hooks, and cheekbones that could cut glass. Four pretty boys from Los Angeles, they were supposed to be the...


The Truth of the Matter

by Robb Forman Dew Back Bay Books (December 21, 2008)

From a National Book Award winner comes a masterful novel set in the 1940s about a woman finding a new life for herself and her grown children after her husband's death.


As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me: A Novel

by Nanci Kincaid Back Bay Books (December 14, 2008)

From a place where you don't have to run away to find yourself, this novel's young heroine, Berry, joins the ranks of other memorable and spirited girl narrators such as Bone in "Bastard Out of Carolina," Kaye...


Frangipani: A Novel

by C'lestine Vaite Back Bay Books (December 14, 2008)

In Tahiti, it's a well-known fact that women are wisest, mothers know best, and Materena Mahi knows best of all--or so everyone except for her own daughter thinks. Soon enough, mother and daughter are engaged...


All the Finest Girls: A Novel

by Alexandra Styron Back Bay Books (February 28, 2009)

Now in paperback, the acclaimed first novel that movingly charts the intersection of two lives, two worlds -- the story of a fierce and untameable young girl, growing up "privileged" in a New England household...


Dead Boys: Stories

by Richard Lange Back Bay Books (October 01, 2008)

These hard-hitting, deeply felt stories follow straight arrows and outlaws, have-it-alls and outcasts, as they take stock of their lives and missteps and struggle to rise above their turbulent pasts. A salesman...