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book image A Month in the Country
Month in the Country
J. L. Carr
Carr
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In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church.
Contributors: Michael Holroyd

book image The Year of the French
Year of the French
Thomas Flanagan
Flanagan
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Flanagan's best-selling novel of the Irish rebellion of 1798. "Thomas Flanagan grants this historic period a new and panoramic life." ? Time
Contributors: Seamus Deane

book image Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy
Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy
Olivia Manning
Manning
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A multi-stranded and engrossing novel of civilian life during World War II. "One of those combinations of soap opera and literature that are so rare you'd think it would meet the conditions of two kinds of audiences: those after what the trade calls 'a good read,' and those who want something more." —Howard Moss, The New York Review of Books
Contributors: Rachel Cusk

book image Morte D'Urban
Morte D'Urban
J.F. Powers
Powers
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This beautifully observed, often hilarious tale of a most unlikely Knight of Faith is among the finest achievements of an author whose singular vision assures him a permanent place in American literature.
Contributors: Elizabeth Hardwick

book image The Stories of J.F. Powers
Stories of J.F. Powers
J.F. Powers
Powers
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Powers wrote about many things: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the Great Depression, and the flight to the suburbs. His greatest subject, however—and one that was uniquely his—was the life of priests in Chicago and the Midwest.
Contributors: Denis Donoghue

book image Wheat That Springeth Green
Wheat That Springeth Green
J.F. Powers
Powers
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Wheat That Springeth Green, J. F. Powers's beautifully realized final work, is a comic foray into the commercialized wilderness of modern American life.
Contributors: Katherine A. Powers

book image Inverted World
Inverted World
Christopher Priest
Priest
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The City is pulled along on tracks, forever at risk of slipping back in space and time, and threatened on all sides by hostile tribes. Christopher Priest's classic of hard science fiction is as mind-bending as it was when it was first published thirty years ago.
Contributors: John Clute

book image Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage
Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage
Tim Robinson
Robinson
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Mapmaker Tim Robinson moved to the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland in the 1970s and fell in love with their geography and history. In Pilgrimage, he walks the perimeter of Árainn, its largest island, and the result is "a loving anatomy...in which the point where nature and culture meet in the island is observed with great beauty and precision." (Colm Tóibín)
Contributors: Robert Macfarlane

book image The Complete Fiction
Complete Fiction of Francis Wyndham
Francis Wyndham
Wyndham
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Wyndham is one of Britain's greatest living story writers, and a legendary editor. "He brings to his work an eye for the absolutely essential and a haunting sense of what lives are made up of—not the peaks and troughs...but the more elusive continuities and absences, ephemeral obsessions, a sense of permanently deferred expectation and hilarious consequences."—Interview
Contributors: Alan Hollinghurst

book image We Think the World of You
We Think the World of You
J. R. Ackerley
Ackerley
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“Boy meets dog, boy loses dog, boy gets dog. The book is both breezy and sad...Ackerley’s appeal lies in his graceful, ironic style: His books are candid confessions of a good friend, full of small, hilarious surprises.” —Peter Terzian, Out
Contributors: P. N. Furbank

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