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What Girls Want

A review by Caitlin Flanagan

Children's books about divorce -- which are unanimously dedicated to bucking up those unfortunate little nippers whose families have gone belly-up -- ask a lot of their authors. Their very premise, however laudable, so defies the nature of modern children’s literature (which, since the Victorian age, has centered on a sentimental portrayal of the happy, intact family) that the enterprise seems doomed from the title. Since the 1950s, children have delighted in the Little Bear books (Mother Bear: “I never did forget your birthday, and I never will”) -- but who wants to find a copy of Cornelia Maude Spelman’s Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce wedged onto the shelf? Still, the volumes fill a need: helping children understand that life on the other side of the custody hearing can still be happy and hopeful, that a broken family is not a ruined one. But pick up a novel written for adolescents in which the main character is a child of divorce, and you’re in...



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Europe Between the Oceans: themes and variations: 9000 BC-AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe

Great archaeologists are often at war with themselves. They aim to explain seismic transformations -- social and cultural, economic, demographic, even genetic. But they do so by sifting (literally and figuratively) physical evidence that's scant and (literally and figuratively) fragmentary. These...


Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

The thumbnail social history of the United States, as Godfrey Hodgson (the author of America in Our Time) once phrased it to me, is as follows: agrarian population moves as soon as it can to the cities, and then consummates the process by evacuating the cities for the suburbs. More Americans now...


Little Women (89 Edition) by Louisa May Alcott

[Ed. note: This review which covers two books, Little Women and An Old-Fashioned Girl , was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, April 1903.] There is, in short, no separate standard of taste by which to determine the value of books written for children. To be of permanent use, they...


On the Origin of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition (Harvard Paperbacks) by Charles Darwin

[Ed. note: This review was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, July 1860]. Novelties are enticing to most people: to us they are simply annoying. We cling to a long-accepted theory, just as we cling to an old suit of clothes. A new theory, like a new pair of breeches, (The Atlantic ...


The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow

[Ed. note: This review originally ran in the May 2000 issue of the Atlantic Monthly]. My twenty-three years as the historian at the John F. Kennedy Library, in Boston, were punctuated by intensive work on sound recordings. I conducted scores of taped oral-history interviews and verified the...


The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French

While recently rereading The Enigma of Arrival, considered by many to be Sir Vidia Naipaul's masterpiece, I was struck all over again by the breathtakingly observant operations of his eye and brain. In a novel that is so plainly autobiographical as to be scarcely classified as fiction, he describes ...


The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of about Fifty by Wilfrid Sheed

Lyricists, not baseball players, were my heroes growing up, and as a young man I found a group of writers -- notably including my college mentor, William K. Zinsser, and Wilfrid Sheed -- who idolized both. They would fall easily into evenings around a piano, challenging each other to remember...


Have You Seen . . . ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films by David Thomson

Now we have the long-called-for companion to David Thomson's A Biographical Dictionary of Film, first published in 1975 and throughout its various editions the most seductive, infuriating, and influential reference book ever written on the movies. Thomson, an Englishman living in San Francisco, is...


Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers

[Ed. note: This review covers six books, Why Women Should Rule the World, All Too Human: A Political Education, The Architect: Karl Rove and the Dream of Absolute Power, The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women, and the Real Gender Gap, Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women Are Worth, Looking...


Underworld by Don DeLillo

[Ed. note: This review was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, October 1997]. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" read the engraved card that Don DeLillo handed me in Athens in 1979, after I'd crossed seven time zones to interview him. "It" was his youth, growing up with Italian immigrant...


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Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions by Keith Christiansen

Indignation by Philip Roth

Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions by Christian Lander

Albion: The History of the British Imagination by Peter Ackroyd

Ted Muehling: A Portrait by Don Freeman by Don Freeman

Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America by William Graebner

Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventionsof 1968 (New York Review Books Classics) by Norman Mailer

Oscar Niemeyer: Curves of Irreverence by Styliane Philippou

The Mill on the Floss (Modern Library Classics) by George Eliot

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Scenes of Clerical Life (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot

Mason and Dixon (97 Edition) by Thomas Pynchon

The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

Get to Work: And Get a Life, Before It's Too Late by Linda R. Hirshman

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

Enemies of Promise by Cyril Connolly

Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 by David Kynaston

The Unbearable Saki: The Work of H. H. Munro by Sandie Byrne

Dawn, Dusk or Night: A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy by Yasmina Reza

Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters

The Portrait of a Lady (Bantam Classics) by Henry, Jr. James

Life on the Mississippi (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain

John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds

Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein

Flann O'Brien: The Complete Novels (Everyman's Library) by Flann O'Brien

The First Day of the Blitz: September 7, 1940 by Peter Stansky

Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, a Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

Ezra Pound: Poet Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920 by A. David Moody

Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh

Birth of the Cool by Elizabeth Armstrong

Letters to a Young Teacher by Jonathan Kozol

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor Von Rezzori

American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day by Robert Coram

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by Charles Waddell Chesnutt

Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown/ The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott

Balenciaga and His Legacy by Myra Walker

Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein

Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark

American Notes for General Circulation (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens

Ulysses (Vintage International) by James Joyce

The Jungle Books (Signet Classics) by Rudyard Kipling

Adam Bede (World's Classics) by George Eliot

Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson

Journals 1952-2000 by Arthur M Jr Schlesinger

The Letters of Noel Coward by Noel Coward

Napoleon's Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand by David Lawday

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Sanctuary (Hesperus Classics) by Edith Wharton

Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor

Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis by Ed Sikov

A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Carl Bernstein

Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s (Library of America #176) by Edmund Wilson

Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570 by Eamon Duffy

Beyond a Boundary by C. L. R. James

Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P. L. Travers

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Poiret by Harold Koda

Just-So Stories: For Little Children (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Rudyard Kipling

Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Music, the Legend by Jeanne Fuchs

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Europe at War: 1939-1945: No Simple Victory by Norman Davies

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) by James Joyce

Women and the Making of the Modern House by Alice T. Friedman

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Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence by Candice M. Kelsey

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Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories of Primo Levi by Primo Levi

It's in the Bag: What Purses Reveal---And Conceal by Winifred Gallagher

The Life of Kingsley Amis by Zachary Leader

Acceptance: A Novel by Susan Coll

Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James

In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine by Norberto Angeletti

College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-Eds, Then and Now by Lynn Peril

The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov and Constance Garnett

Billy Graham: A Parable of American Righteousness by Marshall Frady

That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present by Robert Tombs

Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents by Robert Irwin

I'd Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to Love My Low Libido by Joan Sewell

Breakable You by Brian Morton

A Tramp Abroad (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa

Arlington Park: A Novel by Rachel Cusk

The Winter of Our Discontent (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by John Steinbeck

The Lay of the Land 1st Edition by Richard Ford

Walt Disney 1st Edition by Neal Gabler

Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw

The View from Castle Rock: Stories by Alice Munro

Carried Away: A Selection of Stories by Alice Munro

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic by Esther Perel

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford by Jessica Mitford

The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation by Richard Vinen

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Middlemarch (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics) by Alistair Horne

Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France by Carmen Callil

Talk Talk by T. C. Boyle

The Keep: A Novel by Jennifer Egan

After This: A Novel by Alice McDermott

Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 by Chris Wickham

Damnation Street: A Weiss and Bishop Mystery by Andrew Klavan

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel

Orson Welles, Volume 2: Hello Americans by Simon Callow

The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life by Erica Jong

Terrorist: A Novel by John Updike

Yellowstone Command: Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 by Jerome A. Greene

The Iliad of Homer by Homer

Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature by Nahid Mozaffari and Ahmad Karimi Hakkak

Digging to America: A Novel by Anne Tyler

You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny by Suzanne Hansen

A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and Her Life in Fashion, Art, and Letters by Penelope Rowlands

Money, a Memoir: Women, Emotions, and Cash by Liz Perle

The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel by Alan Furst

Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan by A. C. Grayling

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

The Man of My Dreams: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg

Everyman by Philip Roth

The House in Good Taste by Elsie De Wolfe

Glenn Murcutt: Buildings + Projects 1962 - 2003 by Francoise Fromonot

Mommy Wars: Stay-At-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families by Leslie Morgan Steiner

I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel by Tom Wolfe

Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee by Peter Richmond

Abide with Me: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy by Shlomo Ben Ami

Urban Tribes : Are Friends New Family? (04 Edition) by Ethan Watters

Spectrum: From Left to Right in the World of Ideas by Perry Anderson

Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City by Tristram Hunt

Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean

After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World by A N Wilson

Arthur and George: A Novel by Julian Barnes

The Accidental: A Novel by Ali Smith

Rainbow Party by Paul Ruditis

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance by Russell D. Roberts

Collected Poems by Robert Lowell

How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines!: Or Lose Trying by Frank Legato

Household Words: A Novel by Joan Silber

Directions to Servants by Jonathan Swift

New Art City by Jed Perl

Accidents by Yael Hedaya

The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated by Vladimir Nabokov

Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939 by Richard J. Evans

In Command of History : Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (05 Edition) by David Reynolds

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought by Jerry Weinberger

The Hot Kid: A Novel by Elmore Leonard

Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men by Peggy Drexler Ph. D.

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

Crazy Horse (New Edition): The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz

On Beauty: A Novel by Zadie Smith

Stripping of the Altars 2ND Edition by Eamon Duffy

Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature by Lewis M Dabney

Louis I Kahn by Robert Mccarter

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Unraveled by Maria Housden

Antwerp by Nicholas Royle

Chanel by Harold Koda

Fascination: Stories by William Boyd

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

The Annotated Waste Land, With Eliot's Contemporary Prose by Lawrence S. (edt) Rainey

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

Undressing Infidelity: Why More Women Are Cheating by Diane Shader Smith

Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Specimen Days: A Novel by Michael Cunningham

Because I Said So: Thirty-Three Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves by Kate Moses and Camille Peri

The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House by John F Harris

The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics) by J. G. Farrell

California Rising by Ethan Rarick

Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories by Joan Silber

Kafka on the Shore 1st Edition by Haruki Murakami

London 1945: Life in the Debris of War by Maureen Waller

The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 by N. A. M. Rodger

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

How We Are Hungry: Stories by Dave Eggers

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action) by George Lakoff

Against the Beast: An Anti-Imperialist Reader by John Nichols

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff

The Life of Graham Greene, Volume III: 1955-1991 by Norman Sherry

The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk by Christopher Breward

The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel

The Fourth Network: How Fox Broke the Rules and Reinvented Television by Daniel M. Kimmel

War in the Wild East: The German Army and Soviet Partisans by Ben Shepherd

V. S. Pritchett: A Working Life by Jeremy Treglown

Isherwood: A Life Revealed by Peter Parker

New Grub Street (Modern Library Classics) by George Gissing

Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture Consumption by Murray, Jr. Milner

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Anthony Powell: A Life by Michael Barber

The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage by Cathi Hanauer

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

Runaway: Stories by Alice Munro

Wodehouse: A Life by Robert McCrum

Defending Israel: A Controversial Plan Toward Peace by Martin Van Creveld

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan

The Finishing School by Muriel Spark

Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners by Gustave Flaubert

Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 by David E. Kyvig

The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom by Daniel Jones

Norman Parkinson Portraits in Fashion by Robin Muir

War Under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd

Vicious: Wolves and Men in America by Jon T Coleman

Borges: A Life by Edwin Williamson

My Life by Bill Clinton

Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror by Anonymous

The Prophet Armed: Trotsky: 1879-1921 by Isaac Deutscher

Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship by Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-powell, Baron Baden-powell Of Gilwell

Four Souls by Louise Erdrich

Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Rebellion and Revolution on a Virginia Plantation by Rhys Isaac

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hatchet Jobs: Cutting Through Contemporary Literature by Dale Peck

North American Prairie (Peterson Field Guide Series) by Stephen R Jones

Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me by Craig Seligman

Call of the Mall: The Author of Why We Buy on the Geography of Shopping by Paco Underhill

The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment by Geoffre Kabaservice

Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi

Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders

The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch

The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith

Somerset Maugham by Jeffrey Meyers

Faith Fox by Jane Gardam

Autumn of the Moguls My Misadventures by Michael Wolff

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Fidelity by Michael Redhill

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 (Comprehensive History of the Holocaust) by Christophe Browning

Don Quixote by Cervantes and Edith Grossman

Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Raintree County by Ross, Jr. Lockridge

The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans

W. B. Yeats: A Life Volume 2: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 by R. F. Foster

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands (04 Edition) by Laura C. Schlessinger

The Between Boyfriends Book: A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays by Cindy Chupack

The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Paul Elie

The Gay Talese Reader by Gay Talese

Trading Up: The New American Luxury by Michael J. Silverstein and Neil Fiske and John Butman

Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (New York Review Children's Collection) by Esther Averill

The Singular Mark Twain: A Biography by Fred Kaplan

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Chicago's Famous Buildings (5TH 04 Edition) by Franz Schulze

The Afterlife: Essays and Criticism by Penelope Fitzgerald

There Goes the Bride by Rachel Safier

My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey

Goethe the Poet & the Age Volume 2 by Nicholas Boyle

Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright

L'Affaire by Diane Johnson

Red-Color News Soldier by Zhensheng Li

Jamesland by Michelle Huneven

Modern Library Chronicles #14: The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945 by Paul Fussell

The Art of Burning Bridges: A Life of John O'Hara by Geoffrey Wolff

Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France during the German Occupation by Robert Gildea

Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy

Saul and Patsy by Charles Baxter

Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer

Germany's War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories by Omer Bartov

The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War by Daniel Aaron

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo

What Was She Thinking? Signed Edition by Zoe Heller

A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller's Tale from Mexico by Sybille Bedford

Photograph (03 Edition) by Penelope Lively

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

As of This Writing: The Essential Essays, 1968-2002 by Clive James

The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling

The Clinton Wars by Sidney Blumenthal

Long for This World by Michael Byers

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist

Bay of Souls by Robert Stone

Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals by Rod Preece

Raphael Soriano by Wolfgang Wagener

Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia

Library of America #139: Henry James: Novels 1896-1899 by Henry James

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Making Things Better by Anita Brookner

The Resurrectionists: A Novel by Michael Collins

The Book of Prefaces by Alasdair Gray

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O'Faolain

Dorian by Will Self

Alexander Hamilton: A Life by Willard Ste Randall

Aldous Huxley: A Biography by Sybille Bedford

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin

Gin by Patrick Dillon

Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood by Diana Athill

Why There Are No Good Men Left: The Romantic Plight of the New Single Woman by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx

Adventures of Pinocchio (02 Edition) by Carlo Collodi

Seek My Face by John Updike

The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout

Dominion by Matthew Scully

Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott

The Battle for Leningrad: 1941-1944 (Modern War Studies) by David M. Glantz

Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe by Norman M. Naimark

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson

Jungle (02 Edition) by Upton Sinclair

A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

Charles Dickens (Penguin Lives Biographies) by Jane Smiley

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

Middlesex 1st Edition by Jeffrey Eugenides

Who's Who in Hell by Robert Chalmers

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk

The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour

The Art of Seeing by Cammie Mcgovern

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro

Bad Boy Brawly Brown: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley

Napoleon (Penguin Lives Biographies) by Paul Johnson

The Boom and the Bubble: The US in the World Economy by Robert Brenner

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren

The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor

American Son: A Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr. by Richard Blow

The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley

The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville

The Haunting of L. by Howard Norman

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively

The Varieties of Romantic Experience: Stories by Robert Cohen

The Dickinsons of Amherst by Jerome Liebling

Death and Nightingales by Eugene Mccabe

Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker

The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe

Memoirs of Hector Berlioz (02 Edition) by David Cairns

Multitude of Sins (01 Edition) by Richard Ford

Servants of the Map by Andrea Barrett

Rapture by Susan Minot

The Aztec Treasure House: New and Selected Essays by Evan S Connell

All for Love (Continents of Exile) by Ved Mehta

Palladio by Jonathan Dee

The Siege by Helen Dunmore

Achilles by Elizabeth Cook

Zeno's Conscience (Everyman's Library) by Italo Svevo

Super-Cannes by J G Ballard

The Broken Hearth: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family by William J Bennett

For Rouenna: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez

Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years: Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum by Hamish Bowles

Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative by John Barth

The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin by Irving Berlin

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

Keepers of Truth (00 Edition) by Michael Collins

Hoop Roots by John Edgar Wideman

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere by Jan Morris

Half a Life by V. S. Naipaul

Fire by Sebastian Junger

The Devil's Larder by Jim Crace

Political Fictions by Joan Didion

According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge

Bargains in the Real World: Thirteen Stories by Elizabeth Cox

Fury by Salman Rushdie

Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order by Robert Gilpin

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Beauty & the Beasts: Woman, Ape, and Evolution by Carole Jahme

The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won by Stephen E. Ambrose

Leaves of Grass (Signet Classics Edition) (58 Edition) by Walt Whitman

How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science by Russ Parsons

Edith Wharton: Vol 1. Collected Stories:1891-1910 (Library of America) by Edith Wharton

Simone Weil (Penguin Lives Biographies) by Francine Du Plessix Gray

Fairness by Ferdinand Mount

Veeck--As in Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck by William Louis, Jr. Veeck

Thinks... by David Lodge

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain

Empire Falls: A Novel by Richard Russo

La Terra Fortunata: The Splendid Food and Wine of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy's Great Undiscoveredregion by Fred Plotkin

The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything by K C Cole

How to Raise a Family on Less Than Two Incomes: The Complete Guide to Managing Your Money Better So You Can Spend More Time with Your Kids by Denise M Topolnicki

Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux

The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble

Ibm and the Holocaust : the Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation (01 Edition) by Edwin Black


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