“By some uncanny act of artistic appropriation, [Clinch] has, without imitating Dickens, entered into the phantasmagoric realm that is the great novelist’s quintessential territory…Startling and creative…Remarkable… Masterly.” —The New York Times Book Review
From the acclaimed author of Finn comes a masterful reima
WINNER OF THE 2019 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES
Named a Best Book by Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Goodreads, Southern Living, Outside Magazine, Oprah.com, HelloGiggles, Parade, Fodor’s Travel, Sioux City Journal, Read it Forward, Medium.com, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Ambitious and brilliantly written."--Jane Smiley, The Washington Post
"Outstanding...[the] literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler."--The Guardian
Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next Selection
A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
People Magazine Book of the Week
"Extraordinary."--Wall Street Journal
"Gripping."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room
"Dazzling."--Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek
"Fantastic."--Kevin Powers, author of Yellow Birds and A Shout in the Ruins
"Brilliant."--Ron Rash, author of Serena
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks
National Book Award Finalist—Fiction
The surprise hit of the summer and winner of Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Convenience Store Woman is the incomparable story of Keiko Furukura, a thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident who has been working at the Hiiromachi "Smile Mart" for the past eighteen years.
"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People