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Hotel World (01 Edition)
Hotel World (01 Edition)
by Ali Smith
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Five people: four are living; three are strangers; two are sisters; one, a teenage hotel chambermaid, has fallen to her death in a dumbwaiter. But her spirit lingers in the world, straining to recall things she never knew. And one night all five women... (read more)

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Little Big Man
Little Big Man
by Thomas Berger
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The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated. So speaks Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger's masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature... (read more)

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Atonement
Atonement
by Ian McEwan
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A young girl sees her older sister and a man in a situation she doesn't understand, and subsequently makes an accusation that changes the course of all three lives. This is a study of a life-long search for forgiveness and atonement. McEwan is at his... (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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Big If
Big If
by Mark Costello
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Vi Asplund, a Secret Service agent, returns to her childhood home to protect the vice president as he campaigns in the New Hampshire primary. Jens, her brother, still lives in Portsmouth, writing code for a wildly successful computer game. If Mark... (read more)

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The Soft Machine
The Soft Machine
by William S Burroughs
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In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious... (read more)

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Child of My Heart
Child of My Heart
by Alice McDermott
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In 1998, Alice McDermott's fourth novel, Charming Billy, surprised the literary world by capturing the National Book Award. Few doubted that McDermott deserved the prize and the readership it would deliver — she'd also been nominated for... (read more)

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The Book of Illusions
The Book of Illusions
by Paul Auster
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Paul Auster could be postmodernism's poster child. Structurally overt, intellectually complex, metaphorically self-conscious, Auster explores surfaces in order to dig deep and borrows classical forms in order to reveal contemporary dissonance... (read more)

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Prague
Prague
by Arthur Phillips
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“An intricate and wordly-wise novel, with sly and acute perceptions on every page, Prague sets itself the challenge of extending the tradition of brainy Central European fiction from an American perspective, and succeeds handily.” Phillip... (read more)

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Unless
Unless
by Carol Shields
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I'm not interested, the way some people are, in being sad. I've had a look, and there's nothing down that road. Well now! What about the ripping sound behind my eyes, the starchy tearing of fabric, end to end; what about the need I have to curl up my... (read more)

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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
by George Macdonald Fraser
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The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties.... (read more)

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Caramelo: En Espanol
Caramelo: En Espanol
by Sandra Cisneros
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The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy&#... (read more)

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Twelve
Twelve
by Nick McDonell
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From a gifted and assured 17-year-old author comes a stunning portrait of his generation, set among wealthy kids in Manhattan.... (read more)

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In the River Sweet
In the River Sweet
by Patricia Henley
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National Book Award finalist Patricia Henley captivates us with this engrossing novel of a woman whose long-held secret will transform her life and her marriage. From all appearances, Ruth Anne Bond is enviably lucky. Her husband, Johnny, still treats... (read more)

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
by Sloan Wilson
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Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that favours wealth and power over spiritual integrity.... (read more)

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The Impressionist
The Impressionist
by Hari Kunzru
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"...this audaciously playful novel as a mixed-breed chameleon looking for the great, unattainable essence at the heart of British rule." The New York Times... (read more)

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The Russian Debutante's Handbook
The Russian Debutante's Handbook
by Gary Shteyngart
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Martin Sloane
Martin Sloane
by Michael Redhill
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What does it really mean to love another person? The question hovers like a persistent wisp of fog over the story of Martin Sloane, an Irish-born artist who creates intricate, object-filled boxes, and Jolene Iolas, the young American woman who finds... (read more)

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