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According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So th... Read more about Good Omens

You may be feeling run down and always in the same old daily round. Home and family matters are highlighted and are hanging fire. Avoid unnecessary risks. A friend is important to you. Shelve major de...


What do readers say about Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine?

her solitary lifefunny and strangedark, dry humorgrief, loss, and loneliness


A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

"Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and r... Read more about Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

It’s definitely a two-tier system in the office; the creatives are the film stars, the rest of us merely supporting artists. You can tell by looking at us which category we fall into. To be fair, part...


From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, a desert island classic.

Survival. Of the fittest.The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their st... Read more about Beauty Queens

The face above her shook from side to side, and then burst into tears. Adina relaxed, reasoning that she had to be alive, unless the afterlife was a lot more bipolar than she’d been led to believe. Sh...


It's New Year's Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you've been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you've lost your job...and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you've got tied up in the kitchen...

P.S. y... Read more about P. S. Your Cat is Dead


Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.... Read more about The Book of Ruth

WHAT it begins with, I know finally, is the kernel of meanness in people’s hearts. I don’t know exactly how or why it gets inside us; that’s one of the mysteries I haven’t solved yet. I always tried t...


Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest amon... Read more about Thud!

But some of the living spirit of Tak was trapped in the broken stone egg, and it became the first troll, wandering the world unbidden and unwanted, without soul or purpose, learning or understanding. ...


What do readers say about The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch?

gothic descent into madnesschaotic feela funny and strangely engagingpeculiar novel

Presents the story of Prince Sternenhoch, the German Empire's foremost aristocat's descent into maddness through a series of journal entries.... Read more about The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch

I first laid eyes on Helga at a certain ball; I was 33, she was 17 years old. My first impression was that this was a downright ugly girl. A spindly figure, so slender you were frightened of it; a fac...


-a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

-cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane

-French flaps and deckle-edged paper

James and the Giant Peach is a perennial b... Read more about James and the Giant Peach

‘I certainly will!’ Aunt Spiker snapped. She glared at James, and James looked back at her with large frightened eyes. ‘I shall beat you later on in the day when I don’t feel so hot,’ she said. ‘And n...


What do readers say about Salmon Fishing in the Yemen?

solid and uniquea gentle novela light-hearted, warm-hearted novelwit and satire


What does it take to make us believe in the impossible?

For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary-an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a stran... Read more about Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

We have been referred to you by Peter Sullivan at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Directorate for Middle East and North Africa). We act on behalf of a client with access to very substantial funds, ...


The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, TIME, Washington Post, Oprahmag.com, Thrillist, Shelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.

What does it take to come back to life? For... Read more about Mostly Dead Things

Carefully, that’s a given. Cutting with precision sounds like the same thing, but it’s not. Consider the following: you’ve pared the flesh from a mango for a bowl of fruit salad. Have you done it thou...

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