Fiction

Black Sun

Owen Matthews

It is the dawn of the 1960s.  Alexander Vasin, a KGB Major in the department of “Special Investigations”, travels across the Soviet Union to Arzamas-16, a city that does not appear on any map, to inve…


Misha

Stephen Glantz

Lida, 1943. Fifteen-year-old Misha yearns for a life of adventure. He lives for climbing the tallest trees, getting into trouble, and dancing with all the girls, especially his older sister’s best fri…


Trinity

Louisa Hall

J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist, a champion of liberal causes, and a complex and often contradictory character. He loyally protected his Communist friends, only to later betray them un…


Savages 2: The Spectre

Sabri Louatah

In an already tense crowd on election night, France’s first Arab presidential candidate Chaouch is shot at close range by the young and naïve Krim Nerrouche. As shock pulses through the nation, Paris…


Immigrant, Montana

Amitava Kumar

Immigrant, Montana is the story of a young new immigrant to the United States in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man an…


You Become an Adult the Day You Forgive Your Parents

Gérard Salem

In this highly original, captivating epistolary novel, Gérard Salem explores with humor and empathy the story of a family whose lives feel oddly familiar. Seven years ago, Boris broke all contact with…


A Woman Like Her

Marc Levy

During a business trip to New York, Sanji is talked into helping out his elderly uncle. He agrees to become an elevator operator in one of the city’s last mechanical elevators. The goal: to help his u…


The Geisha and the Banjo Player

Jérôme Hallier

The year is 1900. In Kyoto, a young geisha named O-miya longs to discover what lies beyond the confines of her strict world. She stands out not only for her beauty and poise, but for the delicate way…


Happiness

Aminatta Forna

London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide – Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist. From…


The Optikal Illusion

Rachel Halliburton

The Optikal Illusion is set in the dissolute, seditious world of the late eighteenth-century London. New ideas are everywhere. America is newly independent. An invasion of England by revolutionary Fra…