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Neverwhere: A Novel
Neverwhere: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
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Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are... (read more)

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The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury
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Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars &mdash... (read more)

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Empire Falls: A Novel
Empire Falls: A Novel
by Richard Russo
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With Empire Falls Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of Americas most compelling and compassionate storytellers. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his... (read more)

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Straight Man: A Novel
Straight Man: A Novel
by Richard Russo
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In this uproarious new novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak. Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college... (read more)

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The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson
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Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits... Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora... (read more)

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Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys
by Neil Gaiman
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Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider's on his doorstep — about to make Fat Charlie's... (read more)

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Lullaby
Lullaby
by Chuck Palahniuk
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Ever heard of a culling song? It's a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an... (read more)

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The October Country
The October Country
by Ray Bradbury
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THE OCTOBER COUNTRY is Ray Bradbury's own netherworld of the soul, inhabited by the horrors and demons that lurk within all of us. This classic collection of short stories includes: THE EMISSARY: The faithful dog was the sick boy's only connection with... (read more)

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Fight Club (96 Edition)
Fight Club (96 Edition)
by Chuck Palahniuk
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With more than 300,000 copies sold, Chuck Palahniuk's brilliant first novel and cult classic is being reissued with a new Introduction by the author. An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is widely recognized as one... (read more)

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Survivor
Survivor
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," according to the "been there, done that" wisdom of Tender Branson, last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult. At the opening of Chuck Palahniuk's hilariously unnerving second... (read more)

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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
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Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every... (read more)

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Stardust (P.S.)
Stardust (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their... (read more)

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Bag of Bones: A Novel
Bag of Bones: A Novel
by Stephen King
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NOW AN A&E TELEVISION EVENT— STEPHEN KINGS POWERFUL TALE OF LOST LOVES ENDURING BONDS AND HAUNTING SECRETS FROM THE PAST. . . . Four years after the sudden death of his wife, bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving, unable to... (read more)

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Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust: Being a Romance Within The Realms of Faerie
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust: Being a Romance Within The Realms of Faerie
by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
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In a Victorian-era tale of magic and romance, young Tristran Thorn falls in love with the town beauty and must go on an incredible coming-of-age journey in order to capture her heart. Living in the small countryside town of Wall, one night Tristran vows... (read more)

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High Fidelity
High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby
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Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures. Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have... (read more)

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The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree
by Ray Bradbury
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A stunning contemporary classic by American literary treasure Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. Meet the mysterious Mr. Moonshroud, who leads eight boys on a journey back through the centuries to discover the real... (read more)

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Suite Francaise: A Novel
Suite Francaise: A Novel
by Irene Nemirovsky
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Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable... (read more)

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
by Neil Gaiman
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If you've only read The Sandman, you're cheating yourself, but if you haven't read Gaiman at all, it's simply a crime. Smoke and Mirrors is his first — and, I think, best — short story collection, with not a bad story in the lot. The best are the... (read more)

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When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories
When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories
by David Benioff
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In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The 25th Hour, City of Thieves) uses humor and rich characterizations to explore the sometimes thrilling, sometimes pathetic emotional lives of a diverse set of characters.  Over the course of eight... (read more)

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Little Children
Little Children
by Tom Perrotta
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Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have... (read more)

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