Escape to Another Time

Our favorite hand-held time machines, from the epic battles of
ancient history to the political intrigues of the not-so-distant past.


The House of the Spirits: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117015
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Published: Atria Books - December 15th, 2015

The Silence of the Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525564102
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

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The Luminaries Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316074292
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 7th, 2014

This book was written in the stars...or at least with the stars in mind. Each character in this New Zealand gold rush epic corresponds to an astrological sign, and the plot is directly informed by planetary movements on 12 days in 1865. While built on certain cliches - the Taurus is a banker and as a Taurus I say: *eye roll* - style and plot are not victims of the contrived structure. Expect seances, opium dens, murder, shipwrecks, star-crossed lovers, and plenty of secrets.

— Bekah


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312427290
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Published: Picador - August 21st, 2007

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

The Name of the Rose Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544176560
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Published: Mariner Books - April 22nd, 2014

Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

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The Siege of Krishnapur (Empire Trilogy) Cover Image
By J.G. Farrell, Pankaj Mishra (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590170922
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Published: NYRB Classics - July 31st, 2004

A comic novel about a group of British citizens in an outpost on the Gangetic plain of India in 1857, the year of the Great Mutiny. They are holed up in the local administrator's fortified residence, under siege by mutinous, British-trained Indian soldiers, quickly dying off from bullets, disease and starvation. Their philosophies, their justifications, their bigotries and their skewed colonist moralities are similarly under siege, and begin to fester as if in a warm, damp container, some disintegrating, others flaring up like eruptions of mold. Very funny, very engrossing, and very interesting.

— Sarah


One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120091
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

Sea of Poppies: A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312428594
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Published: Picador - September 29th, 2009

I, Claudius (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679724773
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Homegoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

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The Parisian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148803
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for sprawling historical novels (although this only spans about twenty years), but I'm not exaggerating in saying that it's one of the best I've ever read. Whether you're a sucker for historical fiction like me, or are a lover of decadent, thoughtful prose and characters, whatever the topic may be. But the topic is yet another point in favor of this wonderful book: it's about Palestine and its people during the British mandate era, and this Palestinian perspective on history is sorely underrepresented in English. Hammad is a ridiculously talented writer, and this is definitely a debut not to be missed.

- Jacob R. 


The Berlin Stories Cover Image
By Christopher Isherwood, Armistead Maupin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780811218047
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Published: New Directions - September 17th, 2008

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A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Epic and complete, A Brief History of Seven Killings feels like something new. It has relatives, like The Savage Detectives, but it’s an only child. If you’re wondering if contemporary fiction can still surprise you, here’s your book. (Rated R.) 

— Sarah


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Wolf Hall: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312429980
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Published: Picador - August 31st, 2010

Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250024176
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2013

The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679775430
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

Despite half of the book taking place at the bottoms of various wells it will grab you, kind of in a weird way that you're not really sure you like and then you adjust to it and are like, "You know this isn't bad and maybe I want 400 more pages of Murakami reaching inside his characters and tugging out the weirdest, most wriggly bits."

— Landon


The Tale of Genji: The Authentic First Translation of the World's Earliest Novel (Tuttle Classics) Cover Image
By Murasaki Shikibu, Kencho Suematsu (Translator), Michael Emmerich (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9784805314647
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

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The English Patient (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679745204
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 1993

The most beautiful love story I have ever read. Ondaatje weaves together maps, deserts, World War II, colonialism and the human body in language which just kills me.

— Madeleine


Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812976533
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2006

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A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Perennial Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060786526
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 4th, 2005

I swear it is worth every one of its five-hundred-something-thousand words. Seth draws his characters with such conviction, generosity and empathy that one sinks into the details of their lives with pleasure. Truly engrossing and delightful, an elegantly crafted soap-operatic presentation of personal and political complications in a newly post-independence, post-partition India. By Seth's own suggestion, you may physically rip the book into sections if it seems easier to ingest that way (only, please buy it first).

— Laurel


The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780679406419
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Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 1996

The Makioka Sisters (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679761648
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Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

The Big Green Tent: A Novel Cover Image
By Ludmila Ulitskaya, Polly Gannon (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781250097446
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2017

Augustus Cover Image
By John Williams, Daniel Mendelsohn (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590178218
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 19th, 2014

Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374529260
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 18th, 2005