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Beat the Reaper Beat the Reaper
By Bazell, Josh
2009-09 - Back Bay Books
9780316032216 Check our catalog

Making a hit-man-turned-medical-intern a sympathetic figure would be a tall order for most authors, but first-time novelist Bazell does just that in this breezy and darkly comic suspense novel. …More

The Good Nanny The Good Nanny
By Cheever, Benjamin
2004-07 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781582341224 Check our catalog

From the acclaimed author of "Selling Ben Cheever" comes a searing black comedy about nannies and parents, publishing and prejudice, and the not-so-gentle art of ambition. …More

The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living
By Clark, Martin
2001-03 - Vintage Books USA
9780375707094 Check our catalog

In this masterful debut, Martin Clark proves to be the heir apparent of great Southern raconteurs and the envy of more seasoned novelists as he takes us on a frantic tour of the modern south. Hung over, beaten by the unforgiving sun, bitter at his estranged wife, and dreading the day's docket of petty criminal cases, Judge Evers Wheeling is in need of "something on the morning he's accosted by Ruth Esther English. . …More

The Serialist The Serialist
By Gordon, David
2010-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781439158487 Check our catalog

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In this stylish literary page-turner, a writer is forced to play detective when a serial killer hires him to tell his story--and three women turn up dead. …More

Road Dogs Road Dogs
By Leonard, Elmore
2010-05 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061985706 Check our catalog

"Road Dogs" is Leonard at his best--with his trademark tight plotting and pitch-perfect dialogue--and readers are sure to love seeing Cundo Rey, Jack Foley, and Dawn Navarro back in action and working together . . . or are they? …More

Lying with the Dead Lying with the Dead
By Mewshaw, Michael
2009-10 - Other Press (NY)
9781590513187 Check our catalog

In "Lying with the Dead," the family matriarch calls home her three children for a final, bedside reunion. Once the family is assembled in the childhood home, the pieces of a somber puzzle come together. …More

Ghost Lights Ghost Lights
By Millet, Lydia
2011-10 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393081718 Check our catalog

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A funny and haunting new novel from "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" ("Los Angeles Times"). 256 pp. 5,000 print. …More

The Swap The Swap
By Moore, Antony
2008-08 - Delta
9780385342346 Check our catalog

Soon to be a major motion picture from producer John Calley and Universal Pictures, "The Swap" is a superbly plotted black comedy that will amuse anyone who has ever wondered what could have been. …More

A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents
By Palmer, Liza
2009-12 - 5 Spot Pub
9780446698382 Check our catalog

Grace Hawkes has not spoken to her previously tight-knit family since her mother's sudden death five years ago. After her estranged father suffers a stroke, she is forced to reunite with those she's abandoned--and remember what a family is, even after all these years. …More

Primitive People Primitive People
By Prose, Francine
2001-12 - Harper Perennial
9780060934699 Check our catalog

The author of the award-winning "Blue Angel" now offers the trenchant, bitingly funny adventures of a Haitian au pair in an eccentric upper-class Hudson Valley household. …More

Bed Bed
By Whitehouse, David
2011-08 - Scribner Book Company
9781451614220 Check our catalog

A darkly funny and surprisingly tender debut novel about two brothers, one of whom refuses to leave his bed on his 25th birthday. …More