Longtime Companions

By Madison Books

By Madison Books

When the clock spins slowly and you have hours to spare, that's the time to set sail on the long literary voyage you've always meant to take. If you don't already have a book in mind as your companion, you'll find many good choices here that may be new to you.

A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

Anthony Powell

$24.00 $21.60

Almanac of the Dead

Leslie Marmon Silko

$23.00 $20.70

American Decameron

Mark Dunn


100 short stories set in different years of the 20th century in all 50 states.

Still Life (Reissue)

A. S. Byatt


The first volume in Byatt's masterly tetralogy.

Terra Nostra

Carlos Fuentes

$18.95 $17.43

Life and Fate

Vasily Grossman

$24.95 $22.46

Raintree County

Ross Lockridge


Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'the Book of the New Sun'

Gene Wolfe

$19.98 $18.38

The richest, most sophisticated work in the SF/Fantasy genre, by an author Le Guin referred to as "our Melville."

The Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann

$19.95 $18.35

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

$22.95 $20.66

Take Five

D. Keith Mano

$14.95 $13.75

The 42nd Parallel

John Dos Passos

$16.98 $15.62

Dos Passos's trilogy is the greatest single work by a member of the Lost Generation.


Roberto Bolaño

$27.00 $24.30

Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear

Javier Marías


An exploded diagram of an espionage thriller, a cross between Ian Fleming and Proust.


Donald Harington


Miss Macintosh, My Darling, Vol. 1

Marguerite Young

$15.00 $13.80


György Spiró

$19.99 $18.39

The Children's Hospital

Chris Adrian

$15.95 $14.67

The Hakawati

Rabih Alameddine

$16.95 $15.59