Farrar Straus & Giroux

The Marchesa

By Simonetta Agnello Hornby (trans. Alastair McEwan) - Published 2007

Genres:

Romance

During the late 19th century, Amalia and her ailing niece live in an almost inaccessible cave on the rocky coast of Sicily. They ...Read Review

The Snake Stone

By Jason Goodwin - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second novel in the series featuring Yashim the Eunuch. Goodwin has written non-fiction about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul and ...Read Review

Dancing to “Almendra”

By Mayra Montero (trans. Edith Grossman) - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

To young journalist Joaquin Porrata, an assignment writing about a dead hippopotamus seems like another disappointment in a career full of them. Soon, ...Read Review

To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy

By William Golding - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Rites of Passage, the first novel of this trilogy, won the Booker Prize; Golding is also a Nobel laureate, a master of language, ...Read Review

Magic Time

By Doug Marlette - Published 2006

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When a terrorist group bombs a Manhattan museum, newspaper columnist Carter Ransom suffers an emotional breakdown and returns to his hometown in Troy, ...Read Review

Triangle

By Katherine Weber - Published 2006

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Almost 150 people died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in 1911. Triangle opens with a vivid account of the fire by the last living ...Read Review

Brookland

By Emily Barton - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

  The novel opens with a confessional letter from an unusual woman to her grown daughter, Recompense, living far from home and expecting ...Read Review

Vita

By Melania G. Mazzucco - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

“There’s no sense crying over misfortune. Who’s to say it’s not a fortune instead? And there’s no point in ...Read Review

The Meaning of Consuelo

By Judith Ortiz Cofer - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

The metaphor of an outsider, a fulano, begins the story. In the days before “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was a hit ...Read Review

The Great Fire

By Shirley Hazzard - Published 2003

Genres:

RomanceSaga

The Great Fire follows Aldred Leith, 32 years of age and a decorated British war hero, whose post-war mission is to document the aftermath ...Read Review