Book List in Order:4 titles

  • Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find a...


  • The writers who are household names today all got their start when an editor encountered their work for the first time and took a chance. PEN AMERICA BEST DEBUT SHORT STORIES 2017 celebrates twelve such moments of discovery. This is the first volume ...


  • An enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the r...


  • Safe as Houses , the debut story collection of Marie-Helene Bertino, proves that not all homes are shelters. The titular story revolves around an aging English professor who, mourning the loss of his wife, robs other people's homes of their sentiment...