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2002 September/October


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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
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At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent... (read more)

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Embers
Embers
by Sandor Marai
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“A lustrous novel. . . . [with] its powerful undercurrent of suspense and its elegantly wrought armature of moral and metaphysical argument. . . . Triumphant.” --The New York Times Book... (read more)

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Salem Falls
Salem Falls
by Jodi Picoult
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Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him. A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's... (read more)

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Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
by Stefan Fatsis
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In 2001, Stefan Fatsis introduced readers to the underground world of competitive SCRABBLE, and the colorful characters for whom the game is life. Now, in a brand new preface and afterword, the author returns to this fascinating and diverse subculture... (read more)

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Lullaby
Lullaby
by Chuck Palahniuk
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Choke and the cult classic Fight Club, a cunningly plotted novel about the ultimate verbal weapon, one that reinvents the apocalyptic thriller for our times. Carl Streator is a solitary widower and a... (read more)

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Middlesex
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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In 1993, Jeffrey Eugenides published The Virgin Suicides, a spellbinding novel about five mysterious sisters in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the boys whose lives they would forever change. Middlesex, the author's long awaited follow-up, introduces... (read more)

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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
by Allan Weisbecker
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In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir... (read more)

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The Crimson Petal and the White
The Crimson Petal and the White
by Michel Faber
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This entertaining and morally persuasive portrait of 19th-century London society, from the lowliest of the low to the haughtiest of the high, has been widely hailed as "Dickensian." A better term would be "hyper-Dickensian." Faber's filthy guttersnipes... (read more)

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Fraud
Fraud
by David Rakoff
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A dishy, incisive exploration of gossip from celebrity rumors to literaryromans à clef, personal sniping to political slander by one our “great essayists” (David Brooks) To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces... (read more)

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The Distant Land of My Father (Harvest Book)
The Distant Land of My Father (Harvest Book)
by Bo Caldwell
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Anna grows up in a storybook world — exotic Shanghai in the 1930s, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father is the son of missionaries, a smuggler and a millionaire, who leads a charmed and secretive life. His greatest joy is... (read more)

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Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
by Nancy Milford
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A "New York Times" Notable Book, this landmark biography uncovers for the first time the dark side of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the most famous poet of the Jazz Age. Chosen by "Entertainment Weekly" as the #1 nonfiction book of the year.... (read more)

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Bread Alone
Bread Alone
by Judith Ry Hendricks
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The life of 31-year-old trophy wife Wynter Morrison suddenly changes course when her husband announces one evening that their marriage is over. Emotionally devastated and desperate for a change of scenery, Wyn moves to Seattle where she spends aimless... (read more)

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Austerlitz
Austerlitz
by W. G. Sebald
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A "Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine" and "Entertainment Weekly" Best Book of 2001, "Austerlitz"--now in paperback--is the last and greatest work of fiction from one of the masters of world literature. Photos throughout.... (read more)

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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
by Peter Jenkins
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter... (read more)

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When the Emperor Was Divine
When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
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A breathtaking debut. Also a painter, Otsuka creates complex scenes and well-rounded characters with astonishing efficiency. Line by line her minimalist strokes disguise the massive canvas on which she's working: the internment of more than 120,000... (read more)

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I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
by Paul Auster
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When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced the National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured... (read more)

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The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
by Chip Kidd
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After 15 years of designing more than 1,500 book jackets at Knopf for such authors as Anne Rice and Michael Chrichton, Kidd has crafted an affecting an entertaining novel set at a state university in the late 1950s that is both slap-happily funny and... (read more)

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Blue Shoe
Blue Shoe
by Anne Lamott
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In both her novels and nonfiction, Lamott has an uncanny knack for breaking down complicated issues with common (albeit quirky) sense. Problems don't disappear; they just become infinitely more manageable in the light. She's obsessively honest ? a woman... (read more)

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Across the Nightingale Floor
Across the Nightingale Floor
by Lian Hearn
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Every now and then a novel appears, completely unlike anything that has appeared before. Across the Nightingale Floor is such a work-a magical creation of a world beyond time. Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans... (read more)

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July, July
July, July
by Tim O'Brien
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Terrifically rich in story, full of unforgettable characters, "July, July" is the definitive novel of the baby boom generation, the men and women whose lives were molded and defined by the 1960s. Set at the 30th high school reunion of Minnesota's Darton... (read more)

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