Book List in Order:12 titles

  • WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZEFrom the author of The Door, selected as one of the New York Times "10 Best Books of 2015," this is a heartwrenching tale about a group of friends and lovers torn apart by the German occupation of Budapest duri...


  • A tale of the battles between a father and son by an author whose novels are robustly intelligent, very funny, and beguilingly humane (Philip Roth). Cy Riemer is the patriarch of a successful and loving Chicago family. But not all is copacetic in Cy'...


  • A high-flying journalist comes to ground in this brilliant and bittersweet novel about coming to terms with the traumas of life Fred Wursup has an enviable existence. Paid to travel around the world harvesting the annual crop of stars and villains, h...


  • Originally published in 1961, this shrewd, smartly written novel follows two American men traveling in Europe. Though both have struck out for the same continent, each man’s methods of and motives for travel lead him to have a very different experi...


  • Honorable Mention, 2006 The Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction AwardFor decades, Richard Stern has been acclaimed as one of the American masters of the short story. Almonds to Zhoof: Collected Stories brings together for the first time forty-n...


  • Set against the splendor of Venice, Stitch is the moving story of the meeting between a group of Americans and a world-famous sculptor. Stitch, a character whom certain critics have recognized as one of the most remarkable portraits of Ezra Pound, is...


  • Keneret, the director, and Spear, the Anglo-American historian-critic, have committed the great Hollywood sin: they've gotten old. Spear, fading in the Malibu hills, is consoled and diverted by his wonderful granddaughter, Jennifer, a San Francisco l...



  • In midcentury America, the golden age of television, a man named Golk is wreaking havoc with the medium. Through a devastating series of exposures—"You're on Camera"—Golk manipulates the high and mighty, the lowdown and dirty, and the out...








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    A collection of stories includes a tale of a Gulf War soldier in love; an artist's attempt to escape the shadow of her father's work; and a Chicago burglar's troubled life; as well as a novella about a sexually insatiable American opera composer....