Back Armchair Exploration (Fiction) | Book List

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Armchair Exploration (Fiction)  
Less

ANDREW SEAN GREER · Lee Boudreaux Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review) .WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZENational BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book of 2017A Washington...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Jetsetters: A Novel

Amanda Eyre Ward · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruise: What's not to love? This novel fell squarely in my wheelhouse and I was delighted anew in every port. The Jetsetters is fun, sexy, and engrossing." - Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

Justin Go · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 466
Format: Hardcover

A QUEST NOVEL and a historical tour de force, The Steady Running of the Hour unravels a tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century. In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho · HarperOne
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Note: Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer)

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder...

Read More check catalog
 
 
Kindred

Octavia E Butler · Beacon Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Floating Feldmans

Elyssa Friedland · Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

A family vacation dredges up a boatload of trouble in the next witty, insightful novel from the acclaimed author of The Intermission."An irresistible drama filled with humor and heart-tugging emotion about family and what it means to belong. I absolutely adore Friedland's warm,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

Jack Kerouac · Viking Adult; Anniversary edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty", the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Rules for Visiting: A Novel

Jessica Francis Kane · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year.

At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Glass Hotel: A novel

Emily St. John Mandel · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby's glass wall: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." High above Manhattan, a greater crime...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan · Anchor
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel - now a major motion picture!

"This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun." - Entertainment Weekly

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas...
Read More check catalog
 
 
How the Penguins Saved Veronica

Hazel Prior · Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Martian

Andy Weir · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Life of Pi

Yann Martel · Mariner Books
Pages: 326
Format: Paperback

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks....
Read More check catalog
 
 
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson · Hyperion
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide!A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . .After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

Barbara Kingsolver · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 18
Format: Book

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams · Crown
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

How shall we begin?

This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Red House: A Novel

Mark Haddon · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeThe set-up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Vacationers: A Novel

Emma Straub · Riverhead Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author." - People (four stars)

An irresistible,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 486
Format: Hardcover

Barcelona, 1945just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mothers face. To console his only child, Daniels widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini · Riverhead; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his fathers servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Maine

J. Courtney Sullivan · Vintage
Format: Print book

In her best-selling debut Commencement J Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship Now in her highly anticipated second novel Sullivan takes us into even richer territory introducing four unforgettable women who have nothing in common but the fact...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Agatha Christie · William Morrow Paperbacks; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Akin

Emma Donoghue · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets in the next masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue.
Noah Selvaggio is a retired...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Jenn McKinlay · Berkley
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A thirty-year-old woman retraces her gap year through Ireland, France, and Italy to find love--and herself--in this hilarious and heartfelt novel from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong post-college European...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Ancestor: A Novel

Danielle Trussoni · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Angelology series comes a bewitching gothic novel of suspense that plunges readers into a world of dark family secrets, the mysteries of human genetics, and the burden of family inheritance. It feels like...
Read More check catalog
 
 
This Road We Traveled: A Novel

Jane Kirkpatrick · Revell
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon Trail

When Tabitha Brown's son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son's concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The All-Night Sun: A Novel

Diane Zinna · Random House
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A lonely young woman gets too close to her charismatic female student in this propulsive debut, culminating in a dangerously debauched Midsommar's Eve. "Memorable and meaningful." - Claire Messud, New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Girl Lauren Cress teaches writing...
Read More check catalog
 
 
This Too Shall Pass: A Novel

Milena Busquets · Hogarth
Pages: 169
Format: Print book

An irrestible, vivid, and wise story of one woman's reckoning with loss and love

Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like.

To...
Read More check catalog
 
 
My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel

Alexander Mccall Smith · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From one of our most beloved and best-selling authors: a hilarious new stand-alone novel about one man's misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside.


When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel

Paula Brackston · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure.

New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed...

Read More check catalog
 
 
The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan · Ecco
Pages: 589
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan brings us her latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity--from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog- shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese villageShanghai,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Outlander: A Novel

Diana Gabaldon · Dell
Pages: 627
Format: Paperback

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Midnight's Children: A Novel

Salman Rushdie · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 536
Format: Paperback

The iconic masterpiece of India that introduced the world to "a glittering novelist - one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling" (The New Yorker)

WINNER OF THE BEST OF THE BOOKERS * SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL...
Read More check catalog
 
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway · Blakiston
Pages: 410
Format: Paperback

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The story of Robert Jordan, a young American...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

Laura Esquivel · Anchor
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau: A Novel

Michael Zapata
Format: Hardcover(Original)

The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans

In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel titled Lost City. It is a strange and beautiful...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Henna Artist

Joshi, Alka · MIRA

Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist--and confidante--most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Something in the Water: A Novel

CATHERINE STEADMAN · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut - for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena.

If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?...
Read More check catalog
 
 
To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Beatrice Colin · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.

In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon,...

Read More check catalog
 
 
The Vineyards of Champagne

Juliet Blackwell · Berkley
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

Beneath the cover of France's most exquisite vineyards, a city of women defy an army during World War I, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Carousel of Provence....

Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lies below the lush, rolling vineyards of the Champagne...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

LISA SEE · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa · Berkley
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy.

We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hippie

PAULO COELHO · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.

Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Luminaries: A Novel

Eleanor Catton · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 834
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review

It is 1866, and Walter...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

TÉA Obreht · Random House
Format: Print book

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST bullNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERIn a Balkan country mending from war Natalia a young doctor is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfatherrsquos recent death Searching for clues she turns to his worn copy ofThe Jungle Bookand...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Sea of Poppies: A Novel

Amitav Ghosh · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 528

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2008A Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2008A Washington Post Best Book of 2008An Economist Best Book of 2008A New York Best Book of 2008A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2008A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeAt...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Snow Child: A Novel

Eowyn Ivey · Reagan Arthur Books
Pages: 389
Format: eBook

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James · Oxford University Press; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Henry James is one of the giants of American literary history. From the novella "Daisy Miller" and classic short stories such as "The Turn of the Screw" to the popular short novel Washington Square and intricately woven and highly complex later novels such as The Golden...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Birds Without Wings

Louis de Bernieres · Vintage; Trade Paperback Edition edition
Pages: 576
Format: Paperback

In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard C. Morais · Scribner; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Oprah Winfrey Steven Spielberg Juliet Blake DreamWorks Studios and Participant MediaThat skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation...
Read More check catalog