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The Round House (P.S.)
The Round House (P.S.)
by Louise Erdrich
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Exploring themes of crime, justice, and revenge, Erdrich spins a tale of the brutal rape of a Native American woman who lives on a reservation in North Dakota. When 13-year-old Joe's mother is raped and very nearly murdered, he watches as his family... (read more)

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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
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McCann chooses to describe one day in the life of New York City, the day in 1974 that the aerialist walked between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. The chasm between rich and poor, the joy of connection, and the inevitability of our mortality are told... (read more)

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All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
by Cormac McCarthy
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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
by Jesmyn Ward
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Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much... (read more)

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Charming Billy
Charming Billy
by Alice McDermott
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The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Tree of Smoke: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
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Ambition doesn't always translate into success, which is why some books that take authors nearly ten years to write become massive paperweights. Then there's Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson's first novel in nine years and an unconditional masterpiece. This... (read more)

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The Round House
The Round House
by Louise Erdrich
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Exploring themes of crime, justice, and revenge, Erdrich spins a tale of the brutal rape of a Native American woman who lives on a reservation in North Dakota. When 13-year-old Joe's mother is raped and very nearly murdered, he watches as his family... (read more)

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The Shipping News
The Shipping News
by E. Annie Proulx
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulxs The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck... (read more)

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Going After Cacciato
Going After Cacciato
by Tim O'Brien
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"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since... (read more)

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The Echo Maker
The Echo Maker
by Richard Powers
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Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction   The Echo Maker is "a remarkable novel, from one of our greatest novelists, and a book that will change all who read it" (Booklist, starred review).   On a winter night on a remote Nebraska... (read more)

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White Noise
White Noise
by Don DeLillo
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Jack Gladney teaches Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America where his colleagues include New york expatriates who want to immerse themselves in "American magic and dread." Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear... (read more)

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The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
by Eudora Welty
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This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as... (read more)

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The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since... (read more)

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Waiting
Waiting
by Ha Jin
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"In Waiting, Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Ha Jin profoundly... (read more)

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Mating
Mating
by Norman Rush
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From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
by James Jones
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“A work of genius.”—Saturday Review   “Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story.”—Los Angeles Times   “A blockbuster of a book . . . raw and brutal and angry... (read more)

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