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Paulina & Fran

by Rachel B. Glaser Harper Perennial (September 01, 2015)

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. 

At their New England art school, Paulina...

Ordinary Decent Criminals

by Lionel Shriver Harper Perennial (August 11, 2015)

A new edition of one of bestselling author Lionel Shriver’s early novels, reissued 25 years after first publication—an engrossing commentary on the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in...

Strange Animals

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (July 07, 2015)

A thought-provoking and darkly witty novel about freedom, motherhood, greed, and religion—a surprising new direction from the controversial author of Men, Women & Children and The Average American Male.


Some Other Town

by Elizabeth Collison Harper Perennial (February 24, 2015)

Channeling the emotional intensity of Susan Minot and Amy Bloom—and infused with a witty, dream-like surrealism reminiscent of Margaret Atwood—this mesmerizing debut takes us inside the unsettling world...

Republic Of Dirt

Woefield #2

by Susan Juby Harper Perennial (February 17, 2015)

Prudence Burns is an overly idealistic Brooklyn girl who has inherited a derelict plot of land named Woefield Farm. Her motley crew of farm hands consists of Earl, an elderly, reclusive bluegrass legend; Seth,...

The Brink

by Austin Bunn Harper Perennial (April 28, 2015)

A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn’s dazzling collection explore the existential...

Migratory Animals

by Mary Helen Specht Harper Perennial (January 20, 2015)

Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Award and the Writer's League of Texas Fiction Award • An Indie Next Selection • An Austin American-Statesman Selects Book

A powerful debut novel about a group of...

American Woman

by Susan Choi Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

“Susan Choi…proves herself a natural—a writer whose intelligence and historical awareness effortlessly serve a breathtaking narrative ability. I couldn’t put American Woman down, and wanted when I finished...

The Unspeakable

by Charles L. Calia Harper Perennial (July 08, 2014)

The Unspeakable tells the story of two men, both priests, whose strange and divergent paths collide. Peter Whitmore, an administrator for the Diocese of St. Paul, is asked to investigate and ultimately discredit...

The Way Inn

by Will Wiles Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

Up in the Air meets Inception in this smart, innovative, genre-synthesizing novel from the acclaimed author of Care of Wooden Floors—hailed as “Fawlty Towers crossed with Freud,” by the Daily Telegraph...

This is the Water

by Yannick Murphy Harper Perennial (July 29, 2014)

From Yannick Murphy, award-winning author of The Call, comes a fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and romance, involving a girls’ swim team, their morally flawed parents, and a killer who swims...


by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

Get to know the colorful cast of characters at the Granite State Trailerpark, where Flora in number 11 keeps more than a hundred guinea pigs andscreams at people to stay away from her babies, Claudel in number...

Relation of My Imprisonment

by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

The Relation of My Imprisonment is a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside...

Hamilton Stark

by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

Hamilton Stark is a New Hampshire pipe fitter and the sole inhabitant of the house from which he evicted his own mother. He is the villain of five marriages and the father of a daughter so obsessed that she...

Outer Banks

by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

An Omnibus Edition of Three Classic Early Novels from the Critically Acclaimed Author of Cloudsplitter and Affliction

Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an adult fairy tale of a royal family in a mythical...

Family Life

by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

In Family Life, Russell Banks's first novel, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom. Life inside this kingdom includes the king (dubbed "the...

Book of Jamaica

by Russell Banks Harper Perennial (November 26, 2013)

Russell Banks explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean.

The Eighth Day

National Book Award for Fiction 1968

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

Thornton Wilder’s renowned 1967 National Book Award–winning novel features a foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder’s unpublished letters,...

The Ides of March

by Thornton Wilder & Jeremy McCarter Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

“Mr. Wilder has brought to his character the warmth which was totally lacking in the Caesar of schoolbooks and Shakespeare, and in his hero’s destruction there is the true catharsis.”

—Edward Weeks, Atlantic...

Green Girl

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (June 24, 2014)

With the fierce emotional and intellectual power of such classics as Jean Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, and Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star, Kate Zambreno's novel Green...

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

by Darragh McKeon Harper Perennial (May 19, 2014)

All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping end-of-empire novel, charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster. Part historical epic, part love story, it recalls...

Crazy Heart

by Thomas Cobb Harper Perennial (October 22, 2013)

At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five...

Thank You for the Music

by Jane McCafferty Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

This collection of short stories, linked by the theme of music, is a gorgeous follow-up to One Heart, award-winning writer Jane McCafferty’s critcially acclaimed debut novel

In 14 original stories, Jane McCafferty...

The Final Solution

by Michael Chabon Harper Perennial (September 17, 2013)

In The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured the golden age of comic books, interwining history, legend and story-telling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed...


by Emma Donoghue Harper Perennial (August 13, 2013)

A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family

Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place—here, a Dublin convent school...

The Last Anniversary

by Liane Moriarty Harper Perennial (April 20, 2010)

From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable...

So Big

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1925

by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review

Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and...


by J. W. Ironmonger Harper Perennial (February 18, 2014)

Thirty years ago, on the date in June known as Midsummer’s Day, a young girl is mysteriously orphaned. Now, after a life of bizarre and troubling circumstances, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she...

What's Important Is Feeling

by Adam Wilson Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on...

The Orphans of Race Point

by Patry Francis Harper Perennial (May 06, 2014)

“Set against the coast of Provincetown, Patry Francis’s fierce, ravishing epic cuts deep to the bone about how love binds us together and breaks us apart, and how the past’s thumbprint rests on the present....

The Free

by Willy Vlautin Harper Perennial (February 04, 2014)

A Paperback Original

Award-winning author Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for confronting issues facing modern America, illuminated through the lives of three memorable characters who are...

Three Hundred Million

by Blake Butler Harper Perennial (October 14, 2014)

An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman—the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly).

Blake Butler’s...

Saratoga Trunk

by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

The basis for the classic film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, Saratoga Trunk is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's enthralling saga of love, greed, and power set in New Orleans and Saratoga...


by Edna Ferber Harper Perennial (July 30, 2013)

The basis for the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson, Giant is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's sweeping generational tale of power, love, cattle barons, and oil...

Alas, Babylon

by Pat Frank Harper Perennial (June 04, 2013)

"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed...

A Far Piece to Canaan

by Sam Halpern Harper Perennial (May 28, 2013)

A Far Piece to Canaan is a warm and nostalgic novel from an unexpected source: Sam Halpern, whose salty paternal wisdom made Justin Halpern’s Sh*t My Dad Says a phenomenal bestseller.


Inspired by Sam Halpern’s...

Joyner's Dream

by Sylvia Tyson Harper Perennial (March 15, 2011)

Joyner’s Dream is the sweeping story of a family and its dubious legacy: an abiding love of music coupled with a persistent knack for thieving. Beginning in England in the 1780s, continuing in Halifax at the...

Beggar's Garden

by Michael Christie Harper Perennial (January 25, 2011)

Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Critically lauded, The Beggar’s Garden is a brilliantly surefooted, strikingly original collection of nine linked short stories that will delight as well as...

Collected Stories

by Carol Shields Harper Perennial (April 16, 2013)

“Shields writes with an almost painfully attuned ear for the nuances of language and the way they attach to feelings and probe the most delicate layers of human consciousness. . . . She reminds us again why...

Men in Miami Hotels

by Charlie Smith Harper Perennial (July 02, 2013)

From Charlie Smith, critically acclaimed poet, author of Three Delays, and novelist of “appalling brilliance” (New York Times Book Review) comes the thrilling, moving, and violent story of Cotland Sims,...

Chocolates for Breakfast

by Pamela Moore Harper Perennial (June 25, 2013)

Precocious and shocking when first published in 1956, Chocolates for Breakfast is a candid coming-of-age story of a young girl’s sudden awakening to love and desire written by 18-year-old Pamela Moore.



Two Old Women

by Velma Wallis Harper Perennial (November 05, 2013)

"No one should miss this beautiful legend." -- Tony Hillerman

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is...

Point Doom

by Dan Fante Harper Perennial (May 28, 2013)

From Dan Fante, the son of novelist John Fante, comes a gritty detective novel featuring JD Fiorella, an ex-private investigator who's bent on avenging his friend's murder.

Failed private investigator JD Fiorella...

The Slippage

by Ben Greenman Harper Perennial (April 23, 2013)

The Slippage is a wry, wistful tale of marriage, lust, and disconnection from Ben Greenman, the critically acclaimed author of What He’s Poised to Do.

William Day must confront some uncomfortable truths about...

Like Trees, Walking

by Ravi Howard Harper Perennial (March 05, 2013)

Based on the true story of a modern-day lynching in America, Ravi Howard's widely acclaimed debut novel exposes one of the most tragic chapters in the history of the American South.

On the morning of March 21,...

Interviewing Matisse, or The Woman Who Died Standing Up

by Lily Tuck Harper Perennial (February 26, 2013)

Lily, Molly, and Inez are women of a certain age, of a certain bearing, of a certain class. Late one dire night, Molly telephones from Connecticut to catch Lily up with the news: Inez's corpse -- near-naked...

The Average American Marriage

by Chad Kultgen Harper Perennial (February 12, 2013)

The Average American Marriage, the long-awaited sequel to Chad Kultgen’s much debated, always controversial The Average American Male, is a matter-of-fact foray into the male mind and sexual fantasy.

Now married...

The Genius and the Goddess

by Aldous Huxley & Huxley trusts and heirs Harper Perennial (February 05, 2013)

Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor,...

The Dog Fighter

by Marc Bojanowski Harper Perennial (January 29, 2013)

The anonymous narrator of this remarkable debut novel is a young drifter in search of his future. The son of a passionate beauty and gentle doctor, he roams the border between the United States and Mexico, eventually...

The Tell

by Hester Kaplan Harper Perennial (January 08, 2013)

An elegant and haunting novel of love and family, The Tell demands that we reconsider our notions of marriage—duty, compromise, betrayal, and the choice to stand by or leave the ones we love

For Mira and Owen,...