Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragi-comic novel follows four Londoners–Leah, Natalie, Felix & Nathan–as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, beautiful & brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys & taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial & vital, like the city…
"Te lo entrego no para que recuerdes el tiempo, sino para que de vez en cuando lo olvides durante un instante y no agotes tus fuerzas intentando someterlo. Porque nunca se gana una batalla dijo. Ni siquiera se libran. El campo de batalla solamente revela al hombre su propia estupidez y desesperación, y la victoria es una ilusión de filósofos e imbéciles." William Faulkner, El ruido y la furia.
Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don't — not until you've read The Amateur. In this stunning exposé, best-selling author Edward Klein — a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine — pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history.
Written as individual books throughout his career, the eleven surviving diaries collected here record Orwell's youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the fearsome rise of totalitarianism, the horrific drama of World War II, and the feverish composition of his great masterpieces Animal Farm and 1984.
The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas. Pinner writes: "The story of Ariel Manto, a PhD student who has been researching the 19th century writer Thomas Lumas. She finds an extremely rare copy of Lumas' novel, The End of Mr. Y, in a second-hand bookshop. The book is rumoured to be cursed - everyone who has read it has died not long afterwards. With Mr. Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself swept into a thrilling adventure of love, sex, death and time-travel."
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie The Memoir written like a novel from the author who was exiled from his home country, Iran for writing the Satanic Verses. He lived under an assumed identity, Joseph Anton and this is the memoir of that journey now that he can put that identity behind him and live as himself, Salman Rushdie.
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz. Published to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday, this biography of the iconic Julia Child captures another side of Julia's complex personality: her fierce diligence in mastering the science as well as the art of cooking through detailed experimentation and her concern to translate the preparation of complex French recipes for readers in America.