The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
As the '90s spiral towards the new century, a Manhattan nightlife ingenue and her gritty East Village dive-bar crowd fight long odds to win at love, friendship, and ambition.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.
Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
An exciting Revolutionary War tale of double agents and counterespionage in New York State in 1780.
A thrilling novel of seafaring adventure, romance, and Napoleonic history, from the author of The Leatherstocking Tales.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
A novel of political intrigue and coming of age, centered in a torture operative who is a fugitive and his unsuspecting daughter who must shelter him.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.
In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.
Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
A longtime member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
One man’s always humbling and sometimes humorous path to forgiveness and redemption.
A bright young man with cerebral palsy has his destiny intertwined with Princess Diana’s.
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
Eight intimate stories that speak to the spiritual question of what matters in life.
The Adirondack hamlet of Winslow Station is transformed by the unexpected return of its solitary prodigal child.
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.
Follows hapless private eye Easy Taylor as he investigates an eco-terrorist plot to stop development in the Catskill Mountains.
The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking on the world's first global vendetta.
Literature's classic race against the clock.
Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.
A scout’s iconoclastic views of basketball, love, and American culture.
A young man’s quest to keep his hometown’s paper mill from closing turns into an odyssey across a rural upstate New York county.
The first complete English translation of Jules Verne's epic fantasy novel.
Three generations of Northern Appalachian women confront poverty, violence, and isolation.
A tragedy in early June sets off a cascade of deception for the summer people from Manhattan and the local teens on Grand Isle.
A literary love story.
A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.
A new translation of a modern Yiddish masterpiece.
An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.
Depicts the Cultural Revolution through stories in a variety of voices.
--Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris
Food and its preparation play an integral role in this novel of a young Italian woman struggling to find her own identity in a family of strong personalities and colorful figures.
The remarkable and true story of the nineteenth-century novelist, journalist, and feminist Fanny Fern.
An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.
Collection of essays and art by scholars, artists and activists both in and out of prison that reveal the many dimensions of women’s incarcerated experiences.
A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.
A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.
New, superbly translated omnibus of five of Jules Verne's most renown stories.
A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.
A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.
The first English translation of work by Wang Xiaobo, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century China.
Fiction writers and critics engage the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction.
One of the great utopian novels of the early modern period.
An early British novel, attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, which explores the problems of first impressions and arranged marriages from the perspective of a woman who would suffer the long-term consequences of both.
A new translation of Sand's most popular novella, known for its brevity, liveliness, and exemplary storytelling, together with two of Sand's most admired short stories.
Genre-bending experiments that appropriate, impersonate, and speak through already-created literary characters in order to offer fresh interpretations of well-known literary works.
A Russian émigré living in New York travels to Paris to try to reconstruct the secret life of another Russian woman who was murdered there on the eve of World War II.
Combines the techniques of fiction and nonfiction in order to tell the story of the love between Susette Gontard ("Diotima") and the poet Friedrich Holderlin.
These "narralogues" combine story and argument, moving from Socratic dialogue to outright narrative, and ultimately making the case that fiction is a medium for telling the truth.
Lydia Martin begins her tenure year one book shy, and when a sensational project presents itself she finds herself romantically entangled and ethically challenged.
Set primarily in Paris and Oxford, this fast-paced mystery novel links a long-missing manuscript from a famous eighteenth-century philosopher with a dark secret to a late twentieth-century murder of a prominent Princeton professor.
Heidegger asserts that
Being is Time and Time is Being.
Plato notes that
Time is a Moving Image of Eternity.
Nasir Khosrow states that something is
If "now the temporal present" ...
Explores the connections between muteness and the complicated acts of survival, testimony, memory, and interpretation, through focused readings of Holocaust fiction by Kosinski, Wiesel, Tournier, Ida Fink, and others.
A historical novel, this is the beautifully told story of Louis Hegel, illegitimate son of the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Ultimately disowned by his father and forced to use his mother's name, Louis died in Indonesia, as Ludwig Fischer, at the age of 24--the bastard son of SPIRIT.
This historical-biographical novel fleshes out the facts of Nietzsche's life with fictional treatment. Using untraditional narrative techniques and interweaving medical reports, actual letters, and original new text, the novel takes the last years of Nietzsche's life, the years of insanity, as a frame for the entire life.
Here is spiritual sci-fi for teens--a witty, fast-paced novel that explores the inner realms as well as the outer ones.
Revisits fiction by the three major Yiddish authors who wrote between 1864 and 1916, exploring their literary and social worlds.
This is an American novel of formed chaos playfully enacting the centrality of language in late twentieth-century art and life through the voices of two women steeped in Western traditions, one telling ...
This book is O'Rourke's first volume of nonfiction since his 1972 The Harrisburg 7 and the New Catholic Left, which Garry Wills hailed as "a clinical x-ray of our society's condition. " That book prompted ...
This is a collection of the fiction and poetry of one of the twentieth century's most influential and significant thinkers. Barfield is known widely for his explorations of human consciousness, the history ...
Borrowed Lives is a novel. It is an enactment of issues of literary philosophy and criticism, including the question of whether there can be originality, coherence, and authenticity in life and art. It ...
Notions of the Americans in considered Cooper's first work of non-fiction despite a thin overlay of character and plot. Written in the form of a travel narrative, it addresses the widespread ignorance ...
Turning to his own extensive maritime experience, Cooper's novel, written in Paris in 1827, reflects his immersion in the romantic movement that was sweeping the Continent. European readers enjoyed his ...
Though Satanstoe has been too much neglected by readers of Cooper's time and ours, it is one of his most interesting books, combining nostalgic autobiographical recollections, pictures of manners, action ...
Author of the first scholarly history of the United States Navy, James Fenimore Cooper had long hoped to commemorate the American Navy by representing its fleet in action. Since no such fleet existed ...
Sometime in the future the head librarian at a great center of learning suddenly disappears, leaving behind a journal that describes his weariness with a world "where people teach but know nothing, where ...
Written during a nostalgic interval during Cooper's stormy battles with the Whig Press, The Deerslayer (1841) is the last of the world-famous Leatherstocking Tales in point of composition, though first ...
Having drawn on local knowledge and private information for The Spy and on his own boyhood experiences for The Pioneers, it was inevitable that Cooper would seek a way to convert yet another area of his ...
Written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the beginnings of the American Revolution, Lionel Lincoln was a radically new experiment in historical fiction. To recreate its events with the utmost ...
"I got a damn hip musician, a poet, and . . . well, a spoiled kid, I guess."
Jesse Landow, while recovering from a heart attack, describes his three sons in this quote. This sentence from this moving novel ...
In the spring of 1826, soon after the publication of The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper immersed himself in The Prairie. In taking Natty Bumppo from his beloved forests of New York state ...
Celebrated for almost 150 years as the prototype of the American adventure story, The Last of the Mohicans remains a perennial favorite, an astonishingly complex work to be read on many levels. Irradiated ...
"One of the misfortunes of a nation, is to hear little besides its own praises," wrote James Fenimore Cooper in his Preface to Wyandotté in 1843. The novel arrived at a time when a patriotic mythology ...
With the publication of The Pathfinder in 1840, James Fenimore Cooper engaged in what he called the "hazardous experiment" of reviving one of his most popular characters who had been allowed to die in ...
Written in 1821-22 at a crucial point in Cooper's life and based on some of his most cherished youthful memories, The Pioneers today evokes the American pioneering experience with astonishing vibrance ...