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One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women... (read more)

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (P.S.)
by Robert M. Pirsig
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One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and... (read more)

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Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
by Sena Jeter Naslund
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"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last." This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature — along with "Call me Ishmael." Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe with a... (read more)

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Little, Big (P.S.)
Little, Big (P.S.)
by John Crowley
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John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood — not found on any map — to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is... (read more)

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The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)
The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver
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In The Poisonwood Bible, a Baptist missionary takes his family to the Belgian Congo in the late '50s, endangering the lives of his wife and four daughters. Alternating between the voices of the mother and daughters, Kingsolver successfully paints the... (read more)

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Brave New World (P.S.)
Brave New World (P.S.)
by Aldous Huxley
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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is... (read more)

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon's first novel (written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine) was published when he was twenty-five, and quickly became a bestseller. Set in the steel ciy, this hilarious coming-of-age story tells the tale of Art Bechstein's... (read more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Modern Classics) (P.S.)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Modern Classics) (P.S.)
by Zora Neale Hurston
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“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who dont know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most... (read more)

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Love Medicine (P.S.)
Love Medicine (P.S.)
by Louise Erdrich
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The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families — the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multigenerational portrait of strong... (read more)

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Four Spirits (P.S.)
Four Spirits (P.S.)
by Sena Jeter Naslund
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Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic. In... (read more)

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The System of the World:  #03 Baroque Cycle
The System of the World: #03 Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
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The concluding volume of the Baroque Cycle mixes swashbuckling adventure, historical romance, mathematics, and Isaac Newton into a frothy brew that's truly irresistible.... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
by Neal Stephenson
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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of... (read more)

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The Giant's House: A Romance (P.S.)
The Giant's House: A Romance (P.S.)
by Elizabeth Mccracken
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The year is 1950 and, at 26, librarian Peggy Cort feels as though love and life have passed her by. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt, the "over-tall" 11-year-old who's the talk of the town, walks into the library and changes her life forever. A 1996... (read more)

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Stardust (P.S.)
Stardust (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their... (read more)

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Baker Towers (P.S.)
Baker Towers (P.S.)
by Jennifer Haigh
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Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens — and the five children of the Novak family... (read more)

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Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art (P.S.)
Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art (P.S.)
by Rene Steinke
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My coworker Adrienne recommended this book to me, and I just gobbled it up whole. It's based on the life of the Baroness Elsa, a mess of a woman who did everything unthinkable, including unabashedly eating the heart out of the American art world. She's... (read more)

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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness (P.S.)
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness (P.S.)
by Paulo Coelho
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By bestselling author and international sensation Paulo Coelho, a poetic and transcendent story that reflects the mysteries of love and life. Rarely does an adolescent love reach its full potential. What happens when, after eleven years, two lovers come... (read more)

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April Fool's Day (P.S.)
April Fool's Day (P.S.)
by Josip Novakovich
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Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948 -- the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young... (read more)

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The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.)
The Way the Crow Flies (P.S.)
by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Ann-Marie MacDonald writes beautifully; her words wrap around you and envelop you. The Way the Crow Flies is engaging and evocative. She captures the pure joy and pain of childhood better than anyone since Margaret Atwood. That would be enough but then... (read more)

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