Book List in Order:46 titles

  • A richly detailed, darkly hilarious novel of a family held together and torn apart by its narcissistic matriarch To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is the...


  • A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the brilliantly evocative ("Time") Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned ...


  • Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return t...



  • Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. During the time of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, Herbie Gneiss is...


  • When Jerry Delfont, an aimless travel writer with writer’s block (his “dead hand”), receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs. Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son’s, he is intrigued. Who is...



  • A master of the travel narrative weaves three intertwined novellas of Westerners transformed by their sojourns in India This startling and satisfying book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today's India. Theroux's charac...


  • From the jungles of Ecuador to the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Paul Theroux’s new novel titillates with eroticism, intelligence, and wit.Slade Steadman is the ultimate one-book wonder. His lone opus, published twenty years ago, was a cult classi...






  • His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves. Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, Journey Without Maps is the spellbinding recor...


  • After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record o...



  • Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted entirely to travel writing, FRESH AIR FIEND touches down on five continents and floats through most seas in between to deliver a literary adventure of the first order, with the incomparab...


  • Newly married and having recently taken over the management of a hotel in Honolulu, a former writer is drawn into the chaotic lives of his guests and into the distinctive customs and rhythms of the distant island. As witness to the many contrasting, ...


  • This collection of Theroux's short novels span his fictional world: from a pair of post-adolescent malcontents hiding from their future to a vulnerable ageing stripper and single mother who finds God. Theroux's characters struggle with indeterminate,...


  • In an intriguing memoir of friendship, the best-selling novelist, travel writer, and author of The Great Railway Bazaar recounts his experiences and memories as he journeyed around the world with renowned writer V. S. Naipaul. 35,000 first printing. ...


  • More than sixty stories, written over a period of twenty-five years and including such genres as mystery, farce, and satire, are contained in this first major retrospective of the work of the best-selling author of The Mosquito Coast and The Great Ra...


  • In this moody thriller, a family business is targeted for takeover as control of Hong Kong shifts from the British to the Chinese ( The New York Times ). Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong ...


  • In the Washington Post Book World, Sven Birkerts called this exuberant novel "a complex and gripping work of invention and confession . . . I understood again how the prose of a true writer can bring us to a world beyond." The book spans almost thirt...


  • The Mundays have taken their failing marriage to the solace of a quaint old country house. Here, in peace and quiet, it might restore itself. Then a strange, beautiful apparition enters their life. A deliciously cruel reign of terror begins…a fatal...


  • Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room. His sometimes bedmate, Mayo, has stolen a Flemish painting and is negotiating for publicity with "The Times". Murf the bomb-maker leaves his mark in re...


  • The author relates an account of the landscapes, characters, mishaps, and adventures he encountered on his grand railroad excursion from London to Tokyo and back again on such classics as the Orient, Mandalay, and Trans-Siberian Expresses...



  • When Julie Farina walks into the tent at the Barnstable County Fair to see Millroy the Magician her life is transformed. Millroy performs miracles in front of her spellbound eyes. Through Julie, Millroy fins the strength to go out and preach his evan...


  • "Travel writing at its best."THE HOUSTON POSTAuthor and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an elegy to them that makes readers feel they are trave...


  • "Riveting...CHICAGO LOOP is an icy tale brilliantly imagined."THE BOSTON GLOBEHe knifes silently through the shadows of the steamy Chicago summer night, prowling for lonely souls who need his help. The desperate come to him, answering his ads with pr...









  • Brilliantly written, erotically charged, My Secret History is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveller, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead. It beg...




  • "Remarkable... Powerful... Mesmerizing... Lyrical."Susan CheeverWelcome to the America of the 21st century. The O-Zone is a forbidding land of nuclear waste, mutants, and aliens. Except for one place that is a beautiful oasis amidst the destruction. ...





  • In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materia...


  • A journey back to California and her father's bedside prompts the noted writer to recall her California childhood and her studies and career in the East and to examine the customs and mores of California...






  • Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he meets among the Malays, ...



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    A short novel about identical twins, George and Gerald, who hate each other from an early age. Unhappily chained together during childhood, adulthood brings release, until George dies and Gerald discovers his double life of fraud and drug abuse....


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