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Home Land
Home Land
by Sam Lipsyte
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A caustic and hilarious story about Lewis Miner, a man afflicted by a terrible high school experience and blessed with an acid tongue that takes no prisoners. Lipsyte's sentences are creations of absolute wonder and terrific angst.... (read more)

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling... (read more)

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The Blue Flower
The Blue Flower
by Penelope Fitzgerald
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The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late-eighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the... (read more)

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Housekeeping
Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson
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A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote... (read more)

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The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Kate Chopin
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First published in 1899, this novel shocked readers with its open sensuality and uninhibited treatment of marital infidelity. The poignant, lyrical story of a New Orleans wife who attempts to find love outside a stifling marriage, critics have praised it... (read more)

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Unsaid
Unsaid
by Neil Abramson
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A ghost story, a love story, and a pet tale, Unsaid is raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. While I read it, I felt as if every pet I've ever loved and lost was sitting by my side. Uplifting and bittersweet, it left me in tears, as only the best books will... (read more)

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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works... (read more)

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Independence Day
Independence Day
by Richard Ford
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The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996. In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America. Frank... (read more)

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls
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Lily Casey Smith is a woman who won't take no for an answer if there's any way around it. She embarks on journeys and has experiences that only someone with iron-willed character could survive: As a child, she gets her young siblings up a cottonwood tree... (read more)

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A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
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When a true genius appears in the world, You may know him by this sign, that the dunces Are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting" "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy... (read more)

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Picking Bones from Ash
Picking Bones from Ash
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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Ghosts lurk in the bamboo forest outside the tiny northern Japanese town where Satomi lives with her elusive mother, Atsuko. A preternaturally gifted pianist, Satomi wrestles with inner demons. Her fall from grace is echoed in the life of her daughter... (read more)

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Bel Canto: A Novel
Bel Canto: A Novel
by Ann Patchett
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Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests... (read more)

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How Did You Get This Number
How Did You Get This Number
by Sloane Crosley
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The hilarious New York Times bestseller from the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake. Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly funny "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested wedding in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in... (read more)

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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
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Despite a long and varied literate life, I somehow made it to 2010 without having ever read Hemingway, even compulsory high-school Hemingway. Intimidated by his bravado and bullfighting, I steered clear of ol' Papa. It only hit me a few months ago, after... (read more)

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A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)
by J L Carr
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Oh my God — this is just amazingly beautiful: so perfect, so exquisite!  A wounded war vet accepts a commission to restore a long-forgotten mural on a church wall in a tiny English village. The nuance and small moments that make up this gorgeous... (read more)

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Out of This Furnace (Pitt Paperback; 120)
Out of This Furnace (Pitt Paperback; 120)
by Thomas Bell
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The novel begins in the mid-1880s with the naive blundering career of Djuro Kracha. It tracks his arrival from the old country as he walked from New York to White Haven, his later migration to the steel mills of Braddock, and his eventual downfall... (read more)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady
by Anita Loos
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If any American fictional character of the twentieth century seems likely to be immortal, it is Lorelei Lee of Little Rock, Arkansas, the not-so-dumb blonde who knew that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Outrageous, charming, and unforgettable, she's... (read more)

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The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
by Paula Mclain
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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Ladys very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as “one of the most remarkable women ever known to... (read more)

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Love Medicine
Love Medicine
by Louise Erdrich
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The first book in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, which also includes The Beet Queen, Tracks, and The Bingo Palace, Love Medicine tells the story of two families--the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Now resequenced by the author with the... (read more)

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Burger's Daughter
Burger's Daughter
by Nadine Gordimer
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This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it... (read more)

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