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Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

Introduction Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put on trial and convicted of madness. It is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent away to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good, compliant woman. Iris knows, though, that [...]

Buddha’s Orphans by Samrat Upadhyay

Introduction Raja and Nilu are fated to fall in love. They’ve both been abandoned—he through his mother’s suicide in the public pond, she through her mother’s constant escape into drink. He has grown up on the streets, she in a crumbling mansion. And yet they find each other again and again. First, when they are [...]

A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism by Peter Mountford

Introduction On his first assignment for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia at the end of 2005 to ferret out insider information about the plans of the controversial president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he will get a bonus that would make him secure for life. Standing in his way are his headstrong mother, herself [...]

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom use • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award • The New Yorker’s Best Debut of the Year • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • American Academy of Arts and Letters • Addison M. Metcalf Award Winner “Storytelling [...]

Maynard and Jennica by Rudolph Delson

About the Author Rudy Delson, a “recovering lawyer,” quit his job on the eve of his 30th birthday to write this, his first novel. He was raised in San Jose, graduated from Stanford, and currently lives in Brooklyn. Film rights were acquired by Scott Rudin; translation rights have sold in 5 countries so far. For [...]