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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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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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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
by Katherine Anne Porter
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Porters reputation as one of americancas most distinguished writers rests chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available... (read more)

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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
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Cold Mountain is an extraordinary novel about a soldiers perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War. At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one mans long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent... (read more)

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The Great Fire
The Great Fire
by Shirley Hazzard
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The Great Fire is one of the most sophisticated novels I’ve read in years. Beautiful writing and acute psychological insights.... (read more)

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Three Junes
Three Junes
by Julia Glass
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The Wapshot Chronicle
The Wapshot Chronicle
by John Cheever
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When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, established him as a major novelist. Based in part on Cheevers... (read more)

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Victory Over Japan
Victory Over Japan
by Ellen Gilchrist
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This collection of 14 short stories won the American Book Award for fiction when it was published and confirmed the author's reputation as one of the preeminent literary talents of her generation. Ellen Gilchrist creates an unforgettable group of... (read more)

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Ship Fever: Stories
Ship Fever: Stories
by Andrea Barrett
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The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they encompass both past and present as they... (read more)

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Mating
Mating
by Norman Rush
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Spartina
Spartina
by John Casey
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Winner of the 1989 National Book Award A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. A kind, sensitive, family man,... (read more)

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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished American in all its... (read more)

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A Frolic of His Own
A Frolic of His Own
by William Gaddis
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With dazzling wit, William Gaddis brings his unmatched powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to bear on the American legal system. "A Frolic of His Own is a tour de force. It is a profound entertainment. It is scalding and Swiftian... (read more)

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Dale Loves Sophie to Death
Dale Loves Sophie to Death
by Robb Forman Dew
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To mark the publication of Robb Forman Dew's major and long-awaited new novel, The Evidence against Her (see page 10), Back Bay Books is proud to issue a new paperback edition of her award-winning first work of fiction.... (read more)

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Lord of Misrule
Lord of Misrule
by Jaimy Gordon
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Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award came as no surprise to those of us who had already fallen in love with the mythic, bewitching voices of Lord of Misrule. The characters — and horses — of Indian Mound Downs dwell on a dangerous fringe, powerfully... (read more)

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Three Junes
Three Junes
by Julia Glass
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An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower... (read more)

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The Echo Maker: A Novel
The Echo Maker: A Novel
by Richard Powers
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The Echo Maker is the story of Mark Schluter, a 27-year-old man who has a mysterious accident in his hometown in Nebraska, the site of the magnificent Sandhill Crane migration along the river. When he comes to, he has developed Capgras syndrome, a... (read more)

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In America
In America
by Susan Sontag
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In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of America on the cusp of modernity. As she did in her enormously popular novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a story located in the past in a fresh, provocative light to create a fictional world full of... (read more)

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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
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This heartbreaking story of a Confederate soldier is absolutely riveting. Although Inman is gravely wounded, he deserts the army and heads back home on foot, keenly aware that he has the slimmest chance of making it alive. Trying to elude bounty... (read more)

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An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us
An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us
by James Carroll
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An American Requiem is the story of one man's coming of age. But more than that, it is a coming to terms with the conflicts that disrupted many families, inflicting personal wounds that were also social, political, and religious. Carroll grew up in a... (read more)

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