Booksmith Timeless Classics

The Golden House Salman Rushdie

THE GOLDEN HOUSE enthralls readers thrilled with Salman Rushdie's return to realism with this epic novel of an eccentric, foreign billionaire and his family. As this group, which also includes the wealthy man's young Russian girlfriend, becomes the talk of Greenwich Village, the mysteries that surround each character...

The Distance Home Paula Saunders

THE DISTANCE HOME takes place in the stark, rolling fields of the author's home state of South Dakota. Set during the Baby Boom years of post-war America, it examines the relationship between ever-achieving sister Rene, shy and sweet brother Leon, and their slowly distancing parents. Both sharp and tender in turn, this...

The Kept James Scott

THE KEPT is a dramatic, powerful and violent tale, told with a unique brilliance. Set in upstate New York in 1897, a teenager and his mother set out to avenge the murders of their family members. James Scott writes in a style reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless...

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Christopher Scotton

SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH gives the reader a warm and wonderful story of the bonding of a boy and his grandfather, side-by-side with a large coal company's disregard for the community's environment. Throw in a hate crime and you'll have one of our all-time favorite books and best sellers. This title has been...

Calypso David Sedaris

CALYPSO is another fantastic and funny collection of stories from one of the world's finest and twisted comedy minds. This time David sets his razor-sharp wit toward an examination of the foibles of middle age, triggered by the introspections brought on by buying his dream beach house.  This title has...

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 David Sedaris

THEFT BY FINDING: DIARIES 1977 - 2002 must be the funniest diary on record. This book needs to be read in a sound-proof room to avoid embarrassment! This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere...

The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War Jeff Shaara

THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR takes readers through the last eight months of the hellish war. Stories are told from the perspectives of the commanders as well as he ordinary foot soldiers. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best...

The Women in the Castle Jessica Shattuck

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE is one of the great World War Two novels that gives the reader a new perspective - from three German women of different political persuasions surviving unimaginable hardships.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

Dimestore: A Writer's Life Lee Smith

DIME STORE: A WRITER'S LIFE is a delisious look at America's recent past, and the delightful biography of one of the South's most beloved writers. Lee Smith tells all in a manner that is poignant and wise, and most of all enlightening and humorous. his title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic,...

Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story Shelly Stewart

MATTIE C.'S BOY: THE SHELLEY STEWART STORY is the most remarkable Rags-to-Riches biography in the store. Shelley Stewart created one of America's leading marketing firms with clients like Honda, Verizon, The NBA AMEX Card and on and on. However, as a young African-American boy in the South in the 1940s...