Nan A. Talese

Delayed Rays of a Star: A Novel

By Amanda Lee Koe - Published 2019



Delayed Rays of a Star features three women—the actresses Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong, and the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—who were ...Read Review

Haunting Paris

By Mamta Chaudhry - Published 2019


In the summer of 1989, all of Paris is celebrating the bicentennial. Sylvie, still mourning the recent death of her partner, Julian, feels set ...Read Review

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829

By Antonia Fraser - Published 2018



In her latest historical non-fiction work, Antonia Fraser brilliantly brings attention to the struggles for emancipation and full citizenship by English and Irish ...Read Review

Lilli de Jong

By Janet Benton - Published 2017



In her debut novel, Janet Benton believably imagines the speed with which a young woman’s life can change from safe, happy, and ...Read Review

No Man’s Land

By Simon Tolkien - Published 2016Published 2017



Simon Tolkien’s No Man’s Land is the story of Adam Raine, a poor London boy who moves first to Scarsdale, a ...Read Review

Enchanted Islands

By Allison Amend - Published 2016


Nominally a story about a female spy for US Naval Intelligence who monitored German activity on the Galapagos island of Floreana during World ...Read Review

Three Brothers

By Peter Ackroyd - Published 2013Published 2014


Separated by exactly one year from each other in birth date, Harry, Daniel and Sam are no ordinary brothers. As different in personality ...Read Review

The Quality of Mercy

By Barry Unsworth - Published 2011



Barry Unsworth’s new novel takes up the stories of two characters who originally appeared in his Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. It begins ...Read Review

The Year of the Flood

By Margaret Atwood - Published 2009



Described as an epic of biblical proportions, The Year of the Flood is a tale set in a purely imaginary span at the ...Read Review


By John Pipkin - Published 2009


Biographical FictionLiterary

In this novel based on a true story, Henry David Thoreau accidentally sets fire to three hundred acres of woods near Concord, Massachusetts, ...Read Review