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Author: Sandra Brown
Maris Matherly-Reed is one of New York's most respected editors working for her father's firm Matherly Press. Matherly Press is very much a family concern: her father owns the company, her husband is President and publisher. Maris herself is an Executive Vice-President but she still enjoys the thril
Author: Len Deighton
The first novel of the trilogy introducing Bernard Samson and the rest of the bickering, in-fighting intelligence community in which he is a much put-upon member. After five years of desk work, Bernie finds himself ordered back into the field.
Author: John Grisham
This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham's first novel, and his favorite of his first six. He polished it for three years and every detail shines like pebbles at the bottom
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
The incredible bestselling first novel from Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri. 'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put off the decision of what to nam
A blend of scathing political satire and magic realism, De Bernieres's furiously sardonic, intensely lyrical first novel portrays an imaginary, impoverished Latin American country run by an oligarchy, terrorized by fascist army officers and propped up by U.S. support while Yanqui corporations suck i
Author: Ray Bradbury
World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. An unabashed romantic, his first novel in 1957 was basically a love letter to his childhood.
Dandelion Wine takes us into the summer of 1928, and to all the wondrous
Author: John Irving
It is 1967 and two Viennese university students want to liberate the Vienna Zoo, as was done after World War II. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences, in this first novel written by a twenty-five year old John Irving, already a master storyteller.
When she was only twenty-three, Carson McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. She was very special, one of America's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation
Author: Laurence Sterne
The first novel by Sterne, Tristram Shandy illuminates the incongruous behaviour of the individuals who live at Shandy Hall and their neighbours. A novel that has no beginning, middle or end, it is made up of a mass of inconsequential reminiscences, musings, and often hilarious digressions.
Author: Jules Verne
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just! - in circling the globe within eighty days. The dour Fogg's obsession with his timetable is complemented by the dynamism and versatility of h
Ralph Ellison's impassioned first novel, winner of the prestigious American National Book Award, tells the story of an invsible man "simply because people refuse to see me". Yet his powerfully depicted adventures go far beyond the story of one man.
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of one billion copies in thirty-six languages. Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, in 1923, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller. S
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni made an indelible impression on the literary world with her first novel, The Mistress of Spices, a magical tale of love and herbs. Sister of My Heart is less reliant on enchantment but no less enchanting as it tells the tale of two cousins born on the same day, their prema
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh's extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu fle
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