Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are the rare translators who have earned almost as big a name as those of the writers whose work they have rendered into English. With critically-acclaimed versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and last-year’s War and Peace to their credit, they’ve now issued a new edition of Nikolai Gogol’s stories, The Collected Tales (Everyman, $24). Divided between Ukrainian Tales and Petersburg Tales, the book traces Gogol’s, and his era’s, development from the traditional rhythms of folklife to the more competitive and bureaucratic urban experience. Gogol (1809-1852) was prescient in many ways; in his undisputed masterpieces, “The Nose” and “The Overcoat,” readers will find the roots of modern absurdist literature and magical realism—as well as moving characters and sharp, sensitive evocations of daily life.

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By Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780307269690
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 7th, 2008

Even though I have sworn off murder mysteries (too scary) I still read each of P.D. James’s new books. Adam Dalgliesh is a man of such calm and compassion that he reassures us that all will be well in a chaotic world. James’s glorious writing and psychological insight make her the master that she is. In her latest book, The Private Patient (Knopf, $25.95), Dalgliesh and his associates are called down to Devon to investigate the death of an investigative reporter in a private nursing home, a once-great stately house. Who among the staff and visitors had reason to wish Rhoda Gradwyn dead? A number of people at Cheverell Manor are hiding out there; who is the one who killed Ms.Gradwyn?

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ISBN: 9780307455284
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Published: Vintage - November 3rd, 2009

Kate Atkinson’s newest novel When Will There Be Good News? (Little, Brown, $24.99) begins with six-year-old Joanna trotting home from town with her mother and her siblings. They encounter a creepy stranger who interrupts their walk and alters the course of their lives forever. Thirty years later, the man is released from prison, the adult Joanna and her baby disappear from their comfortable Edinburgh suburb, and only the nanny seems to care.  Enter Jackson Brodie and Louise Monroe, two flawed yet endearing characters readers will remember from previous Atkinson books, who reluctantly take on the case. As the search for Joanna and her infant escalates and the mysteries multiply, it’ll be hard to put the book down until its stunning conclusion leaves you breathless with surprise.

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ISBN: 9780316154857
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2008

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ISBN: 9780316012836
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 11th, 2010