The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

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On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighbourhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.  Our guide to … Continue reading The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Brown University, 1982. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English student and incurable romantic, is writing her thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot - authors of the great marriage plots. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different men, intervenes.. Another coming of age novel from … Continue reading The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When Ari and Dante meet they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz