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2004 August


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Bangkok 8
Bangkok 8
by John Burdett
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"Though we know it as Bangkok, the Thai refer to their capital as Krung Thep, which translates as City of Angels. It's an unhappy coincidence. Just like our own City of Angels (Los Angeles), Krung Thep is a once-idyllic city that in recent decades has... (read more)

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Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
by Lewis H Lapham
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Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, argues Lewis Lapham, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream political conversation: they are criminalized, marginalized, and muted by a government that recklessly... (read more)

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Almost French
Almost French
by Sarah Turnbull
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In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti. Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams... (read more)

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The Big Love
The Big Love
by Sarah Dunn
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Alison Hopkins isn't just looking for Mr. Right . . . or even Mr. Big. She's holding out for the Big Love. When 32-year-old Alison's first real boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her - he steps out to buy mustard for a dinner party and never returns - it's... (read more)

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After the Rain
After the Rain
by Chuck Logan
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Headlights off, a panel truck drives by moonlight across an open field, following tracks that have been there for decades ... Nina Pryce and her husband, Phil Broker, couldn't have more opposite views of the military. Broker's loyalty to the men he... (read more)

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Amp'd: A Father's Backstage Pass
Amp'd: A Father's Backstage Pass
by Gary Fincke
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Set against a backdrop of aggressive rock, frenzied fans, moshing, stage diving, crowd surfing, security brutality, and occasional outright violence, Amp’d: A Father’s Backstage Pass follows four years in the life of Gary Fincke’s son,... (read more)

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Wiley's Shuffle Signed Edition
Wiley's Shuffle Signed Edition
by Lono Waiwaiole
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Wiley has emerged as one of the darkest yet most human characters in modern noir fiction. A powerful second novel from a true talent.... (read more)

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Stranger than Fiction: True Stories
Stranger than Fiction: True Stories
by Chuck Palahniuk
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From the bestselling author of Fight Club and Diary, a collection of essays and journalistic pieces that prove that real life has imagination beaten cold in the strangeness and wonder departments Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been, well... (read more)

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The Last Run: A True Story of Rescue and Redemption on the Alaska Seas
The Last Run: A True Story of Rescue and Redemption on the Alaska Seas
by Todd Lewan
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It was the catch of a lifetime. In late January 1998, after a miserable stretch of fishing that hadn't paid for even their groceries, the five-man crew of a seventy-nine-year-old Alaska schooner called the La Conte risked one last run to the Fairweather... (read more)

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By a Spider's Thread: A Tess Monaghan Mystery (Tess Monaghan Mysteries)
By a Spider's Thread: A Tess Monaghan Mystery (Tess Monaghan Mysteries)
by Laura Lippman
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The winner of every major literary award in crime fiction, Laura Lippman brings back her complex and vulnerably human Baltimore P.I., Tess Monaghan, in a tense, expertly spun tale of a family torn asunder by forces it can barely comprehend. Mark Rubin's... (read more)

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Liars and Saints: A Novel
Liars and Saints: A Novel
by Maile Meloy
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With her first novel, Liars and Saints, award-winning author Maile Meloy more than delivers on the promise of her highly acclaimed debut story collection, Half in Love. This richly textured novel tells a story of sex and longing, love and loss, and of... (read more)

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Buddha Da (02 Edition)
Buddha Da (02 Edition)
by Anne Donovan
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Donovan's debut has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, as well as the Whitbread First Novel Award.... (read more)

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by Jennifer Finney Boylan
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The provocative bestseller Shes Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing... (read more)

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See Jane Die
See Jane Die
by Erica Spindler
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The low rumble of an outboard motor shatters the quiet of the lake. Treading water, fifteen-year-old Jane Killian waves her arms to alert the boater to her presence. But instead of veering off, he points his craft directly at her. The boat's hull fills... (read more)

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Meg: Primal Waters
Meg: Primal Waters
by Steve Alten
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It was the apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived -- a 70-foot, 70,000 pound Great White shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey miles away... (read more)

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Had a Good Time: Stories from American Postcards
Had a Good Time: Stories from American Postcards
by Robert Olen Butler
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In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler examined America through the unusual perspective of the eyes of Vietnamese postwar immigrants. Now, in his dazzling new book of stories, Had a Good Time, he again... (read more)

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The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart
The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart
by Marcia Millman
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She's like a sister to me" is the best thing a woman can say about a friend. Now, social psychologist and bestselling author Marcia Millman examines what makes sisters tick. Through extensive research, Millman gets behind the fagade and shows how sisters... (read more)

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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life
by Jacob Slichter
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After cutting his teeth as a drummer with the musical misfits of his high school, Jacob Slichter formed a bond with two other friends that would eventually grow into the band Semisonic. Who could forget the smash single "Closing Time," a... (read more)

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Cruisers
Cruisers
by Craig Nova
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Frank Kohler is ready to snap. He is capable of love, but he knows time is running out. His mother was brutally murdered, and he never knew his father. With each passing day he perceives his anger with an almost religious sense of beauty. In an attempt... (read more)

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A Son Called Gabriel
A Son Called Gabriel
by Damian Mcnicholl
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Set in the hills of Northern Ireland in the 1960s and 70s, A SON CALLED GABRIEL is a deeply felt and often funny coming-of-age novel that is ultimately unforgettable. Gabriel Harkin, the eldest of four children in a working-class family, struggles... (read more)

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