Annual Best

Goodbye, Columbus
Published in 1959, "Goodbye, Columbus" is a classic of postwar American literature. Through the love story of Neil Klugman and Brenda Patimkin, Roth explores themes of social class, assimilation, and the complexities of cultural identity.
Chilean Poet
Chilean Poet explores the themes of love, loss, and creativity through the life of a poet in Chile. This beautifully written novel offers a unique perspective on the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which our experiences shape our art.
The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party is a poignant novel that explores the complex dynamics of relationships and the meaning of family. The book is a powerful meditation on the human condition, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who reads it.
The Corrections
This modern classic published in 2001 tells the story of the dysfunctional Lambert family as they struggle to come to terms with their individual problems and the challenges of aging.
The 42nd Parallel
The first volume of Jon Dos Passos' U.S.A. trilogy, The 42nd Parallel follows several characters as they navigate the challenges of life in the United States during the early 20th century,
A New Name: Septology VI-VII
A New Name, the final book in Jon Fosse's Septology, is a captivating and elegantly written metaphysical novel exploring themes of love, art, God, friendship, and the passage of time. The novel is written in a mesmerizing and melodic "slow prose" style, and is considered a major work of Scandinavian fiction.
The Bridge on the Drina
The Bridge on the Drina is a novel that explores the intersection of history, culture, and identity in a powerful way. With its memorable characters, vivid descriptions, and timeless themes, it is a work of literature that is sure to endure for generations to come.
Omer Pasha Latas
Set in nineteenth-century, Omer Pasa Latas tells the story of a bright boy who escaped his father’s financial disgrace by running away and converting to Islam to eventually become the commander in chief of the Sultan’s armies.
The Story of the Stone: The Dreamer Wakes (Volume V)
In this fifth installment of Cao Xueqin's epic tale, the narrative shifts to the fate of the Jia dynasty and centers on Bao-yu who like a sleepwalker stumbling through life eventually awakens to the realization that life is just a dream, like the moonlight reflected in the water.
The Pyramid
The most drastic purges follow. By the time the first stone is laid, Cheops’s subjects are terrified enough to yield to his most murderous whims
The Story of the Stone: The Debt of Tears (Volume IV)
This fourth volume of the magnificent The Story of the Stone charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. Interwoven with humor, poetry, and realistic detail, the novel persists in reminding us of a higher realm of existence, a theme that supports Buddhist beliefs in the supernatural.
The Story of the Stone: The Warning Voice (Volume III)
Filled with classical allusions, multilayered wordplay, and delightful poetry, Cao’s novel is a testament to what Chinese literature capable of.
The Story of the Stone: The Crab-Flower Club (Volume II)
Dream of the Red Chamber frames the tale of a sentient Stone, left behind by the goddess Nüwa when she repaired the heavens. The Stone wants to experience the joys of the mortal world and convinces a Taoist priest and a Buddhist monk to take it along with them. The Stone, along with its companion,…
The Story of the Stone: The Golden Days (Volume I)
Cao Zhan's "Dream of the Red Chamber" is a novel from the 18th century that is widely recognized as the finest of all Chinese novels and one of the greatest works of world literature. The novel is a combination of realism, romance, psychology, fate, daily life, and the supernatural, presented as a series of events…
The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume I
The three-volume novel The Aesthetics of Resistance is the crowning achievement of Peter Weiss. This first volume was initially published in Germany in 1975.
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