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As I told the author of this fantastic read, for someone like me who reads 3-4 books a week to remember a book a few months after reading it, much less years later,  that book will be forever marked  as a staff pic.  In fact, that’s one of the basic criteria for our permanent staff pic wall – books that years from now we’ll be able to say “wow- that was a great read.”  And the House of Sand and Fog was among the first on that wall!

— Jill

— Jill


The National Book Award finalist, Oprah’s Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture

A recent immigrant from the Middle East—a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force—yearns to restore his family’s dignity in California. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold onto the one thing she has left?her home. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.

Andre Dubus III’s unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict. Their tragedy paints a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

About the Author

Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family north of Boston.

Praise For…

Elegant and powerful.… An unusual and volatile literary thriller.
— Washington Post

[A] fine and prophetic novel.
— Los Angeles Times

It is rare these days to encounter a novel that follows the rules of Greek tragedy.… Dubus is a taker of risk.… A craftsman of character and dialogue, Dubus has dared to push his limits.
— San Francisco Chronicle
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393356342
ISBN-10: 0393356345
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English