Literary Works for the Spring Season

from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group



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See What Can Be Done

Essays, Criticism, and Commentary

by Lorrie Moore

Now in Paperback

“The kind of book, and the kind of human, you’d want to guide you through the past few decades in letters and culture. . . . Moore is one of our best documentarians of everyday amazement.” —The NewYorker




The Only Story

A Novel

by Julian Barnes

Now in Paperback

“Brilliant. . . . [Holds] a commitment not only to great storytelling but also to exploring how stories are told.” —San Francisco Chronicle





Same Same

A Novel

by Peter Mendelsund

New in Paperback

The fiction debut from the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of What We See When We Read

“A deeply inventive and wonderfully strange novel.”

—Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation




The Source of Self-Regard

Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

by Toni Morrison

New in Hardcover

A new nonfiction collection from Toni Morrison, one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time

“Prescient and highly relevant to the present political moment.” —Publishers Weekly

“Powerful, highly compelling pieces from one of our greatest writers.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



A Long Way from Home

by Peter Carey

Now in Paperback

“Delightful. . . . Thrilling. . . . One of Carey’s best, and boldest, efforts yet.” —The Boston Globe







The Rub of Time

Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017

by Martin Amis

Now in Paperback

“The product of a ferocious yet sensitive mind. . . . Amis’s book is like hurtling down a black-diamond ski run.” —The New York Times





The Sparsholt Affair

by Alan Hollinghurst

Now in Paperback

“Beautiful and complex. . . . Hollinghurst achieves [a] kind of symphonic effect.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Undeniably the work of a master.” —Chicago Tribune

A New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, and Slate Best Book of the Year




First Person

by Richard Flanagan

Now in Paperback

“A tour de force. . . . First Person is a kind of twenty-fiirst-century Picture of Dorian Gray. . . . Epiphanies and aphorisms abound: gem-like remarks [and] unexpected insights.” —Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books