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Alexander the Great
By the author of The Spartans, the remarkable life of Alexander the Great, perhaps the greatest military genius of all time. Learn More

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Alexander's Path
Intrigued by the extraordinary journey of Alexander the Great 2200 years before, and drawing from the ancient accounts of Arrian, Plutarch, and Pliny, Freya Stark sets out like an historical detective to reconstruct Alexander’s legendary route. This remarkable book presents a vivid portrait of Turkey, and of Alexander, the brilliant explorer, ruler, and thinker, as well as a timeless record of a journey in the great tradition of traveling, redolent of an earlier era. Learn More

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The absorbing and very personal examinations of Egypt, past and present, and the enigmatic, eternal, fascinating figure of Cleopatra Learn More

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When Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, finds himself stranded in Alexandria in the winter of 2010 after his flight to South Africa has been canceled, he sets out to explore a nation on the brink of revolution. Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard traces his own life-long interest in the history of Cleopatra, and his repeated failure to write the book about her that he had always wanted to. In Alexandria, part memoir and part travel literature, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the formative experiences of his childhood education and his literary career. Melancholy and often humorous, Alexandria offers a first-hand glimpse into the fracturing police state of Honsi Mubarak, before the uprising in Tahrir Square changed everything.

Praise for Alexandria:

“Fresh and original, [and] frequently hilarious. Mr. Stothard writes with a fine grace that succeeds in unifying this quietly virtuosic genre-buster.” —Wall Street Journal

“Is Stothard's book an elegy for ancient Egypt? A preemptive fugue for modern Egypt? An intricate biography? A deeply personal memoir of obsession and inspiration? All of these, and for readers open to a genre-defying journey through history and Egypt led by a reflective, impassioned tour guide with a gift for precise and emotional prose, Alexandria is a rich experience.” —Denver Post

“Peter Stothard has brought back from his quixotic North African jaunt the materials of a very fine book indeed.” —New Statesman

“A thoroughly enjoyable combination of history, autobiography, travel and general musings about Alexandria . . . Don’t try to categorize this book; just read it and let it flow over you.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Peter Stothard is Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and author of Spartacus Road. From 1992 to 2002 he was the Editor of The Times. In 2012 he was the chairman of the judges for the Man Booker Prize. Learn More

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Ali and Nino
Remarkable novel of love challenged by war Learn More

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Ali and Nino
“A heartbreaking . . . shimmering classic.” —Entertainment Weekly. A classic and long-running paperback success soon to be a major movie. Learn More

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Ali and Nino: A Love Story
Now a major motion picture, the worldwide bestseller and epic novel of enduring romance in a time of war. Learn More

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All in the Mind
The eagerly anticipated debut novel by the highly visible author of The Blair Years Learn More

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All My Sins Remembered
By the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl, the evocative novel of hopeless love and careless betrayal Learn More

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All Saints' Day

From the acclaimed Sewanee Writers' Series, "a brilliantly original, dramatic, and moving tale of life in the Cajun country of Louisiana, with its dangerous oil rigs, decaying plantation houses, and intense loves and hatreds." Alison Lurie, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Foreign Affairs.

All Saints' Day is a bold and provocative debut novel that calls to mind Walker Percy's The Moviegoer. Brent Benoit movingly chronicles two generations of a fictional family of Cajun ancestry. The Bueche family of Maringouin, Louisiana, has been defined by a tragedy-the accidental death of their gifted, infant child at the hands of his feeble twin brother. It is an event that seems almost preordained, sending shock waves both into the past and into the future. The lives of both parents, Ulysse (a.k.a. Russell) and Doreen, are driven toward it, and in putting it behind them the child's brothers, Whitaker and Clayton, reach toward resolution while teetering on the verge of catastrophe.

In All Saints' Day, the lives of simple people attain the status of myth, as the dynamic elements of fate, guilt, and reconciliation are woven together to produce a story that both captivates the reader in its rendering of a vanishing culture and surprises at every turn. Tautly written, both harrowing and heart-filled, All Saints' Day marks Brent Benoit's emergence as a writer to watch.

"This vivid, original novel about Cajuns in Louisiana is often funny, always moving, even harrowing. All Saints' Day brings us a writer of great talent, and Brent Benoit gives us a fascinating glimpse of a community not often written about and perhaps vanishing." Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce

Brent Benoit was born in 1974 and raised in South Louisiana. He works as both a writing teacher at Louisiana State University and a homebuilder in Baton Rouge where he lives with his wife, Meredith and their son William Luc. He is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from L.S.U. He is currently at work on his second novel.

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