Book List in Order:25 titles

  • An American spy in Paris solves a legendary mystery as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “thrilling historical series” continues (The Wall Street Journal).   Former Chicago journalist turned globe-trotting spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has...



  • From one of America’s most important writers, PERFUME RIVER is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian, ...


  • In the first two books of his acclaimed Christopher Marlowe Cobb series, The Hot Country and The Star of Istanbul, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler captured the hearts of historical crime fiction fans with the artfulness of his World War I se...


  • World War I is in full swing. Germany has allied itself with the Ottoman empire, persuading the caliphs of Turkey to declare a jihad on the British empire, as President Woodrow Wilson hesitates to enter the fray. War correspondent and American spy Ch...


  • In The Hot Country, Christopher Marlowe Cobb ("Kit"), the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the ...


  • Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty-four years of marriage. The book begins on the day that the Hays are...


  • The Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories represents the best in contemporary short fiction. These eleven stories, including Annie Weatherwax's prize-winning story, "The Possibility of Things," selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, demonst...


  • The new novel from one of American literature's brightest stars, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler's uproarious new novel is set in the underworld. Its main character, Hatcher McCord, is an ...







  • Now available in an elegant paperback, Robert Olen Butler's acclaimed collection, Severance, depicts the final thoughts of people as they are losing their heads. Celebrated as "glorious" (Los Angeles Times), these fascinating stories reveal "the limi...


  • For many years Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has collected picture postcards from the early twentieth century-not so much for the pictures on the fronts but for the messages written on the backs, little bits of the captured souls o...


  • Fair Warning is acclaimed novelist Robert Olen Butler's enthralling glimpse into a Manhattan auction house that caters to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. At age forty, the company's charismatic star employee, Amy Dickerson, is capab...


  • "There are three things about this planet which are too wonderful for me. Make that four things. The way of dreams in the mind; the way of tears in the eye; the way of words in the mouth; and the way of my wife Edna Bradshaw when she acts like a cat ...


  • A haunting love story emerges from the pain of the Vietnam War as a relationship develops between Tien, a contemporary Vietnamese woman orphaned in 1975, and Ben, a veteran who returns to America seeking peace. Reprint. 25,000 first printing....



  • The harsh Arizona desert, at the time of the first atomic bomb test during the 1940s, becomes the backdrop for a love triangle between physicist Lloyd Coulter, archaeologist Darrell Reeves, and Anna, the woman they both love...







  • Ten miles apart in a New Mexico desert, unknown to each other, two scientists are involved in secret work. One is engaged in unearthing the past, the other in shattering the present. Through the contrasting mysteries of their projects and the woman t...


  • The winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An army intelligence captain is to be court-martialled for having kidnapped and set free a Viet Cong officer. This forces him to confront two sets of events - his own concern for the prisoner, and hi...


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    From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler, the World War I-era Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller series has garnered fantastic praise from the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Po...