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The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
by Elena Ferrante
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The second book, following last years My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The... (read more)

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
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An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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Call Me Home
Call Me Home
by Megan Kruse
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Call Me Home has an epic scope in the tradition of Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves or Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and braids the stories of a family in three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with... (read more)

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman
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The national bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, NPR, Slate, The Economist, The New Republic, Bookforum, Baltimore City Paper, The Daily Beast, National Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Reader, Cosmopolitan, Elle... (read more)

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Dora: A Headcase
Dora: A Headcase
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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This book jumps off the cliff with the first chapter but never quite crashes at the bottom. The crazy ride stayed with me weeks after reading it, and I still occasionally ask myself what the hell just happened! The author calls it a farce; it's that and... (read more)

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Last Things (Vintage Contemporaries)
Last Things (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jenny Offill
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Jenny Offill is the author of two novels, Dept. of Speculation and Last Things, which was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. She... (read more)

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The Lost Boys Symphony
The Lost Boys Symphony
by Mark Ferguson
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A STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL, GENRE-BENDING LITERARY DEBUT IN WHICH A LOVESICK COLLEGE STUDENT IS ABDUCTED BY OTHER VERSIONS OF HIMSELF FROM THE FUTURE. After Henry's girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest... (read more)

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Black Swan Green
Black Swan Green
by David Mitchell
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David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the... (read more)

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The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Long before Jeffrey Eugenides gave us the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, he delivered this dark jewel of a novel. Set in small town America, this study of a broken family of suicidal sisters will shock you. It is so compelling, you will be absolutely... (read more)

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In the Shadow of the Banyan
In the Shadow of the Banyan
by Vaddey Ratner
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For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the... (read more)

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The Cake House (Vintage Originals)
The Cake House (Vintage Originals)
by Latifah Salom
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Latifah Salom was born in Hollywood, California to parents of Peruvian and Mexican descent. As a teenager she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and she holds degrees from Emerson College, Hunter College, and from the... (read more)

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My Sunshine Away
My Sunshine Away
by M. O. Walsh
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The debut novel everyone is talking about...   “The last page is as satisfying as the first.” —Kathryn Stockett   “I really loved this book... I can't praise it enough.”—Anne Rice   “It's a book to... (read more)

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Border Town
Border Town
by Shen Congwen
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New in the Harper Perennial Modern Chinese Classics series, Border Town is a classic Chinese novel—banned by Maos regime—that captures the ideals of rural China through the moving story of a young woman and her grandfather. Originally... (read more)

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If I Fall, If I Die
If I Fall, If I Die
by Michael Christie
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A heartfelt and wondrous debut lauded by Philipp Meyer (New York Times bestselling author of The Son) as "astonishing", introducing a supremely gifted and exciting new voice in fiction. Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can... (read more)

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Red Now and Laters
Red Now and Laters
by Marcus J. Guillory
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“Guillory’s complex and mesmerizing novel spans numerous eras of family history and southern folklore, offering a haunting yet soulful portrait of a neglected American culture” (Booklist). Meet Ti John, a young boy growing up in Texan... (read more)

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The Silver Star
The Silver Star
by Jeannette Walls
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In typical Jeannette Walls style, The Silver Star is hilarious, sweet, and sad at the same time. Walls' books are often populated with flaky, irresponsible adults and kids who have to fend for themselves, and this is no exception. The two Holladay... (read more)

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Andy Catlett: Early Travels (07 Edition)
Andy Catlett: Early Travels (07 Edition)
by Wendell Berry
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Andy Catlett is the latest installment in Wendell Berrys Port William series, a distinct set of stories that Berry has been telling now for 50 years. Set during the Christmas of 1943, nine-year-old Andy Catlett sets off to visit his grandparents in... (read more)

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
by Jeanette Winterson
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In Suki, Suniti Namjoshi weaves a witty and delightful tapestry from threads of longing, loss, memory, metaphor, and contemplation. Taken as a whole, the picture she draws is a stunning evocation of the love and friendship shared between... (read more)

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