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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Large Print)
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (Large Print)
by Fannie Flagg
Staff Pick
Oh, it's a happy day when there is a brand-new Fannie Flagg novel! There is something so comforting and soothing about diving into her version of small-town Alabama. Here she follows two families; the Simmonses of Point Clear, Alabama, in 2005 and the... (read more)

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Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
by Matt Ruff
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Seattle author Matt Ruff presents one of the most inventive and addictive novels of recent memory. Protagonist Andrew Gage suffers from multiple personality disorder. When he meets a young woman suffering from the same affliction, the fragile coexistence... (read more)

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The Uncoupling
The Uncoupling
by Meg Wolitzer
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When the new drama teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School stages a production of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the town of Stellar Plains is never again the same. The town's women are overtaken by a creeping, cold curse; which leads them to completely... (read more)

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Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Edwidge Danticat
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From the other side of the island comes Edwidge Danticat (pronounced "Dan-ti-cah"), another young writer who has been dubbed (and who resents being dubbed) the voice of her country (Haiti) and generation (early 30's, like Diaz). In 1996 she was named one... (read more)

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paolo Giordano
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A meditation on isolation, loneliness, and alienation, this novel is astonishing in its crystal-clear depth. Two high-school friends — Alice, an anorexic, and Mattia, a cutter — conceal a sea of emotion beneath their stoic facades. As adults, after... (read more)

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Antwerp
Antwerp
by Roberto Bolano
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Considered to be Bolaño's first novel, Antwerp cannot properly be described as a "novel" in any real sense. But then, Bolaño's writing has always defied easy classification anyway. This slim work is comprised of 56 short passages, each no more than a... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Woman Doctor : a Novel (89 Edition)
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor : a Novel (89 Edition)
by Namal El Saadawi
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"Memoirs of a Woman Doctor is a feminist masterpiece. Set in Egypt, El Saadawi's slim novel is the story of a woman who rebels against all of the traditions of her culture. It's spare and elegant, and a marvelous read."... (read more)

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Half Life
Half Life
by Shelley Jackson
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Lots of books over the years have been compared to Katherine Dunn's classic Geek Love, but Half Life is the first I've read that even comes close to its mix of bleak, black humor and eerie, fable-like storytelling. Shelley Jackson's prose, though, is a... (read more)

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The Forever Girl
The Forever Girl
by Alexander Mccall Smith
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Alexander McCall-Smith delivers a sweet story here, but it is not without some angst. Clover has loved James all of her life, but she feels him drifting away from her as they both leave their home in the Cayman Islands for boarding school in England. At... (read more)

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A Good and Happy Child
A Good and Happy Child
by Justin Evans
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Part thriller and part horror novel, this is among the best of its genre: shelves populated with the likes of Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and books by Joe Hill. A Good and Happy Child is a masterpiece of suspense and subtlety, full of psychological... (read more)

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Saturday
Saturday
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving — and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and... (read more)

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Iodine
Iodine
by Haven Kimmel
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Haven Kimmel's gorgeous fourth novel is disturbing and brilliant in equal measure. Iodine is unlike any book I've ever read; woven through with psychoanalyses, dreams, hallucinations, and mythology, you are never sure which version of our narrator's... (read more)

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On Canaan's Side
On Canaan's Side
by Sebastian Barry
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Sebastian Barry's ability to explore the inner workings of human thought and emotion are paired with his innate ability to capture these things on paper. His novels often read like memoirs: he is somehow able to create characters that are so real, you... (read more)

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Trouble
Trouble
by Kate Christensen
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In Trouble, Kate Christensen explores a tangle of friendship, desire, and escape. Sharply funny, intelligent, and moving, this psychologically astute novel is the perfect smart summer read.... (read more)

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The Elephant's Journey
The Elephant's Journey
by Jose Saramago
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One doesn't ordinarily associate José Saramago (Blindness) with fun, engaging romps — but that's just what the great author delivers in this charming tale of an elephant named Solomon who was gifted to the Austrian Archduke Maximilian by Portugal's... (read more)

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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
by Daniyal Mueenuddin
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This debut collection of interlinked short stories chronicles the clash of classes within contemporary Pakistan. Mueenuddin writes with a deliberate Chekhov-like sense of pace and fills each story with complex, well-drawn characters. A National Book... (read more)

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
by Alice Munro
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The stories in this collection accomplish so much in such a short time that two of them have been adapted into films... to differing results. Alice Munro treats her characters with respect and creates lives for them that include tragedy — are... (read more)

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Shanghai Girls
Shanghai Girls
by Lisa See
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An epic journey from Shanghai to Los Angeles frames this amazing tale from Lisa See.  Sisters May and Pearl Chin survive and triumph over stark injustice and unspeakable horror. Complete with family secrets, tragedy, forbidden love, and a long history... (read more)

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Seeing
Seeing
by Jose Saramago
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Yet another brilliant work from Portuguese novelist José Saramago, Seeing is the allegorical tale of an election gone awry. Blank ballots and bureaucratic bungling form the basis of a novel which, despite being a fantastic work of fiction, seems eerily... (read more)

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The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
by Alice Sebold
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By the time The Lovely Bones landed on bookstore shelves it had become the most highly anticipated book of the season. Then came the astonishingly enthusiastic critical response. Within two months, a million copies were in print. Still, readers... (read more)

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