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    The Centurions

    Jean Larteguy 9780143107446
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    The Knockoff

    Lucy Sykes 9780553550993
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    That Summer

    Lauren Willig 9781250027870
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    The Sound of Glass

    Karen White 9780451470898

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The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
"Barnes builds a powerful atmosphere of shame and silence....As ever, Barnes excels at colouring everyday reality with his narrator's unique subjectivity, without sacrificing any of its vivid precision....Novel, fertile and memorable." The Guardian... (read more)

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Staff Pick
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The Sunlit Night
The Sunlit Night
by Rebecca Dinerstein
Staff Pick
Delightfully quirky and charming, the tale of how Frances and Yasha come to meet on a tiny Norwegian island is both winsome and slightly melancholic. From the reaches of the far north to a Russian bakery in Brighton Beach, Dinerstein transports us to her slightly wacky world.
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Staff Pick
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Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
Staff Pick
What a blessing it is for Kent Haruf fans to have one last story to savor. In his resonantly lean style, he sheds light on a relationship between two elderly people living alone yet seeking the warmth of companionship in conversation during nights spent in bed together. Here is the essence: lives enhanced by the simple gesture of reaching out to each other.
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Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread
Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
Reading the new Chuck Palahniuk collection is like popping that giant zit on your forehead: it's completely gross and full of bodily fluids, but you just can't leave it alone. After finishing, you step back from the mirror — exhausted, ashamed, and totally satisfied.
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A to Z
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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
Staff Pick
In Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, set in France in 1944, a 16-year-old blind French girl and a 17-year-old German soldier are on different yet converging paths. This is an amazing, masterfully executed tale. Each perfect word, each perfect... (read more)

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Debut Fiction
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The Outside Boy
The Outside Boy
by Jeanine Cummins
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From the national bestselling and highly acclaimed author of The Outside Boy comes the deeply moving story of two mothers—witty, self-deprecating Majella, who is shocked by her entry into motherhood in modern-day New York, and her ancestor, tough... (read more)

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Recently Arrived Used
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    Angle of Repose

    Wallace Earle Stegner 9781101872765
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    The Archivist

    Martha Cooley 9780316158466
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    Beloved

    Toni Morrison 9780452280625
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Signed Editions
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An Untamed State
An Untamed State
by Roxane Gay
Staff Pick
An Untamed State is the kind of book that just slices into you — forcing you to feel all its emotions. Gay digs deep and tells a story so searing, so awful, and so beautiful, it's hard to even describe. Set in modern day Haiti and America, this... (read more)

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Read the World
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
Known for his beautiful, haunting, lyrical, and — at times — funny surrealistic stylings, Haruki Murakami is one of the most beloved Japanese authors in the Western world. Although infused with the pop culture of the West, his writing remains... (read more)

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Sale Books
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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
Staff Pick
Completely autobiographical and, as always, hilarious, Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite of all the David Sedaris collections. The first half of the book focuses on his childhood in North Carolina and his very unusual family; the second half details... (read more)

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Used Books
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Americanah
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Staff Pick
Epic in scope and astutely narrated, Adichie's unabashedly frank novel follows Ifemelu as she moves from Nigeria to the U.S. and then back again. This is a book about race, about loneliness, about a love that straddles continents. And it's an absolute... (read more)

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Featured Titles
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
by Colin Meloy
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A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit . . . A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends imprisoned in the belly of an... (read more)

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Bestsellers

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May 26, 2015
The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May
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    by Mark Z. Danielewski
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    by Anthony Doerr
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    by Kate Atkinson
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    by Toni Morrison
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    by Rebecca Stead
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Michael Perry: IMG Powell's Q&A: Michael Perry



Describe your latest book. On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a... Continue »
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    The Jesus Cow

    Michael Perry 9780062289919
Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | May 20, 2015

The Book of Aron



Ten-year-old Aron runs with a children's smuggling gang in a WWII Warsaw Jewish ghetto. Child rights activist Janusz Korczak strives to protect his... Continue »
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    The Book of Aron

    Jim Shepard 9781101874318
Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | May 20, 2015

A God in Ruins



Atkinson's A God in Ruins is a companion book to 2014's Life after Life, and it lives up to that fantastic novel (a tall order indeed). A God in... Continue »
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    A God in Ruins

    Kate Atkinson 9780316176538
Lists | May 19, 2015

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite: IMG Nine Funny Animal Videos That Will Help You Write Your Novel!



If you thought watching funny animal videos was a bad habit, a time-sink, a distraction from writing your novel, well, you're probably right. But if... Continue »
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    War of the Encyclopaedists

    Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite 9781476775425
Q&A | May 12, 2015

Aleksandar Hemon: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Aleksandar Hemon



Describe your latest book. The Making of Zombie Wars is a roller-coaster ride of violence and sex. The main character, Joshua Levin, is a modestly... Continue »
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    The Making of Zombie Wars

    Aleksandar Hemon 9780374203412
Q&A | May 11, 2015

Heidi Pitlor: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Heidi Pitlor



Describe your latest book. My novel, The Daylight Marriage, is about a wife and mother who goes missing one day. The narrative alternates between... Continue »
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    The Daylight Marriage

    Heidi Pitlor 9781616203689
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