Fiction

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    A Masterpiece of Revenge
    A Mystery
    J. J. Fiechter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A wickedly ingenious thriller involving a lost masterpiece and a plot to use it for revenge.Charles Vermeille is the world’s expert on seventeenth-century French master Claude Lorrain, one of the most copied painters in history. Handsome, self-assured—arrogant, some might even say—and a model of probity,... [READ MORE]
    The Wall
    And Other Stories
    Jurek Becker, Christine Becker
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Jurek Becker was one of the giants of postwar German literature. The novel for which he is best-known, Jacob the Liar, won wide acclaim, was awarded the Heinrich-Mann and Charles Veillon Prizes, and was made into two movies. It has been called “a novel about the martyrdom of Europe’s Jews that has never... [READ MORE]
    Little Bighorn
    A Novel
    John Hough Jr.
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As a favor to the beautiful actress Mary Deschenes, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer hires her eighteen-year-old son Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west against his will, Allen finds himself in the company of Addie Grace Lord, sixteen, sister... [READ MORE]
    The Woman Before Me
    A Thriller
    Ruth Dugdall
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Emma has everything Rose lacks: a faithful husband, beauty, and a healthy baby boy. Rose meets her in the hospital after her own baby dies from premature birth, and when Emma’s child dies in a suspicious house fire shortly after, the obsessive and unstable Rose is the primary suspect.Now, after almost... [READ MORE]
    The Assembler of Parts
    A Novel
    Raoul Wientzen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A dual Kirkus Best Fiction and Best Debut Fiction selection, this stunning novel is an emotional fable about love, forgiveness, and what most makes us human.At the outset of this extraordinary first novel, eight-year-old Jess finds herself in heaven reviewing her short life. She is guided in this by... [READ MORE]
    Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told
    A Novel
    Tom Phelan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born, he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him.... [READ MORE]
    A Small Circus
    A Novel
    Hans Fallada
    (Arcade Publishing)
    It is the summer of 1929, and in a small German town, a storm is brewing.Tredup, a shabby reporter working for the Pomeranian Chronicle, leads a precarious existence . . . until he takes some photographs that offer him a chance to make a fortune.While Tredup contemplates his next move, the town is buzzing.... [READ MORE]
    Bosnian Chronicle
    A Novel
    Ivo Andric
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Set in the town of Travnik, Bosnian Chronicle presents the struggle for supremacy in a region that stubbornly refuses to submit to any outsider. The era is Napoleonic and the novel, both in its historical scope and psychological subtlety, Tolstoyan. In its portrayal of conflict and fierce ethnic loyalties,... [READ MORE]
    The Palace of Dreams
    A Novel
    Ismail Kadare, Barbara Bray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the empire’s citizens. The workers search out Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the empire and its Sultan.... [READ MORE]
    The Late Mr. Shakespeare
    A Novel
    Robert Nye
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the pen of the writer whom Peter Ackroyd called "one of our best living novelists" comes a work that is rich, strange, and wonderful. Welcomed in Shakespeare’s own land as the most original, exciting, and provocative novel about the playwright since Anthony Burgess’s classic Nothing Like the Sun,... [READ MORE]
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