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2000 July/August


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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
by Jim Fergus
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One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial... (read more)

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Tipping the Velvet
Tipping the Velvet
by Sarah Waters
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“Erotic and absorbing…Written with starling power.”—The New York Times Book Review   Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in... (read more)

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In the Forests of the Night
In the Forests of the Night
by Amelia Atwater-rhodes
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By day, Risika sleeps in a shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone. But someone is following Risika. He has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate 300... (read more)

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Niccolo Rising (House of Niccolo)
Niccolo Rising (House of Niccolo)
by Dorothy Dunnett
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With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when... (read more)

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The Vintner's Luck
The Vintner's Luck
by Elizabeth Knox
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One summer evening in 1808, Sobran Jodeau stumbles through his family's vineyard in Burgundy, filled with wine and love sorrows. As Sobran sways in a drunken swoon, an angel appears out of nowhere to catch him. Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides... (read more)

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The Intuitionist
The Intuitionist
by Colson Whitehead
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Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. This marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a... (read more)

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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.... (read more)

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How Green Was My Valley
How Green Was My Valley
by Richard Llewellyn
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How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when... (read more)

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The Quiet Game
The Quiet Game
by Greg Iles
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When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous... (read more)

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War of the Rats
War of the Rats
by David L Robbins
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For six months in 1942, Stalingrad is the center of a titanic struggle between the Russian and German armies—the bloodiest campaign in mankind's long history of warfare. The outcome is pivotal. If Hitler's forces are not stopped, Russia will... (read more)

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Blindness
Blindness
by Jose Saramago
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In Blindness, a city is overcome by an epidemic of blindness that spares only one woman. She becomes a guide for a group of seven strangers and serves as the eyes and ears for the reader in this profound parable of loss and disorientation. We return to... (read more)

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Down on Ponce
Down on Ponce
by Fred Willard
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This cracker-noir crime novel follows a crew of eccentric career criminals as they take down a powerful group of money launderers in Atlanta.... (read more)

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A Clearing In the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
A Clearing In the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
by Witold Rybczynski
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Rarely are biographer and subject so well-matched as in Witold Rybczynski's seminal biography of the great nineteenth century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. In such classic works as Home: The Short History of an Idea and City... (read more)

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The Mark of the Angel
The Mark of the Angel
by Nancy Huston
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This novel marks the stuning American debut of an internationally acclaimed writer.  Combining the narrative drive of Birdsong with the emotional resonance of The Reader, The Mark of the Angel is a haunting and unforgettable tale of three lives... (read more)

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Friendship Cake
Friendship Cake
by Lynne Hinton
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Here in the country, women grew up learning to cook before they were tall enough to reach the stove. It was the mother's and the grandmother's responsibility to make sure all the girls in the family could make a meal out of one strip of meat and a cup... (read more)

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Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
by Robert M Wilson
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In a city blasted by years of force and fury, but momentarily stilled by a cease-fire, two unlikely friends search for that most human of needs: love. But of course, a night of lust will do. Jake Jackson and Chuckie Lurgan--one Catholic, one Protestant... (read more)

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The Granny
The Granny
by Brendan Ocarroll
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The New York Times Book Review praised Brendan O'Carroll's first novel, The Mammy, as "Cheerful...as unpretentious and satisfying as a home-cooked meal...with a delicious dessert of an ending." With the forthcoming second book in the trilogy, The... (read more)

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A Parting Gift
A Parting Gift
by Ben Erickson
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Josh is 17 years old when he is enlisted to help an old man write his memoirs. Beautifully evoking ordinary life, A Parting Gift explores such fundamental puzzles as how to live one's life, the reason for existence and the nature of God.... (read more)

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The River King
The River King
by Alice Hoffman
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A suspenseful, lyrical account of one man's search for the truth--a novel as compelling as it is daring, an exploration of forgiveness and hope, of innocence and evil--written by the master storyteller whom "The Washington Post" has called "a writer of... (read more)

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