By Frank Wynne
By Whitney Lyles
By Stuart Stevens
“[Stevens] brings a whole arsenal of presents to this firm: humor, tactile prose and an insider’s wisdom of the hardball strategies hired at the crusade trail…. via a long way the main fascinating components of this novel are the behind-the-scenes debts of the tactical and strategic maneuvering of political operatives …Stevens is an amazing raconteur — humorous, observant and hugely entertaining.” –Michiko Kakutani The long island Times
New Orleans in July: it really is scorching and sticky and squalid. J. D. Callahan is in the midst of the political race of his lifestyles and displeased to be again in his homeland. His candidate, the sitting vice chairman, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist because the Republicans head into their first brokered conference in many years at the heels of a remarkable international fiscal trouble. quickly after a chain of dye bombs trigger a mass panic and tilt the conference towards the vice president’s law-and-order opponent, J. D.’s estranged brother exhibits up and asks for an inconvenient desire at a such a lot inconvenient time, threatening to bare a relatives mystery that will spoil the legacy in their civil rights journalist father and smash J. D.’s personal acceptance if he doesn’t stick with via.
As J. D. scrambles to comprise the wear and tear on either side, he reveals himself contending with a pretty, gun-toting gossip columnist, an FBI agent confident that J. D. is dishonest adequate to set the bombs himself, and an previous corrupt political good friend of his past due father with a not-so-hidden schedule. For the 1st time ever, J. D. is compelled to reconcile the political profession he’s continually positioned first with the prior he’s attempted to depart at the back of as they careen towards one another on a disastrous collision path he is probably not capable of stop.
Hilarious and remarkably sharp, Stuart Stevens’s The blameless don't have anything to Fear is an without end unique whodunit and a super satire of our political culture.
By Alison Lurie
In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is one of these girl not anyone ever notices, regardless of her profession as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she may get a man’s recognition if she waved a brightly coloured item in entrance of him. And notwithstanding she loves her paintings, her specialty—children’s folks rhymes—earns little recognize from her fellow students. Then, by myself on a flight to London for a learn journey, she sits subsequent to a guy she may by no means have considered as a possible romantic accomplice. In a Western-cut swimsuit and a rawhide tie, he's a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a bunch journey. He’s the very contrary of her style, yet prior to Vinnie is familiar with it, she’s spending progressively more time with him.
additionally in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a tender, good-looking English professor whose marriage and conceit are either at the rocks. yet Fred Turner is usually approximately to discover consolation—in the palms of the main attractive actress in England. fashionable and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, but eccentric, London scene that he by no means anticipated to encounter.
The process those relationships makes up the tale of Foreign Affairs—a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award and nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award in addition to a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an pleasing, poignant story from the writer of The warfare among the Tates and The final Resort, “one of this country’s so much capable and witty novelists” (The long island Times).
By Neil Behrmann
---- “At final, a hugely strange diamond mystery with a good plot, robust dramatic scenes and unforeseen twists. Jack jogs my memory of Dick Francis’ likeable, susceptible lead characters who're effortless to spot with. I loved studying a lot approximately diamond mining and the gem stones market.” - Julian grey, writer, Interrogating Ellie
By Donald Antrim
With a brand new advent by way of Jonathan Franzen
There's Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, and Noah; Nick, Dennis, Bertram, Russell, and Virgil. The healthcare professional, the documentary filmmaker, and the sculptor in burning thieve; the eldest, the youngest, and the prestigious "perfect" brother, Benedict. In Donald Antrim's mordantly humorous novel The Hundred Brothers, our narrator and his big fraternity of ninety-eight brothers (one could not make it) have assembled within the crumbling library in their family's property for a bit sinister enjoyable. achieved with the discovery and intelligence of Barthelme and Pynchon, Antrim's taxonomy of male specimens is in equivalent proportions anxious and absurdly hilarious.
By William Kotzwinkle
Then he took the US through storm.
The endure Went Over the Mountain is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing global of nature for the glittering, moneyed global of guy. With a pitch-perfect comedian voice and a mind for social satire to rival speedy or Wolfe, bestselling writer William Kotzwinkle limns Hal’s hilarious trip to long island, l. a., and the good sprawling nation in among, the place a endure makes solid regardless of his natural instincts, and the place money-hungry executives see no longer a bushy beast with a purloined novel, yet a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature man who simply may be the following Hemingway.
by means of turns sidesplittingly humorous, stingingly ironic, and abruptly delicate, The undergo Went Over the Mountain captures the zeitgeist of the Nineteen Nineties dead-on, in a scrumptious bedtime tale for grown-ups.
By Rita Mae Brown
Tired of politics as traditional? melancholy no longer: Rita Mae Brown’s intrepid pussycat co-author, Sneaky Pie, is taking break day from her busy agenda writing bestselling mysteries to run for President of the us. It’s by no means too overdue to begin! With support from her friends—the irascible grey cat Pewter, the clever Corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell—Sneaky crisscrosses her domestic country of Virginia hoping to move the place no cat due to the fact that Socks Clinton has long past: 1600 Pennsylvania street. in spite of everything, who greater to get the economic climate purring back than a good tabby with genuine political stripes? Sneaky has an animal-friendly time table to unify all Americans—regardless of whether or not they stroll on or 4 ft or perhaps in the event that they fly.
Human applicants have had their probability in Washington, and nowhere does it say within the structure that the subsequent president can't be a cat. Vote Sneaky!
Includes a preview of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown’s subsequent Mrs. Murphy secret, The clutter of the Law .