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Way To Rainy Mountain (69 Edition)
Way To Rainy Mountain (69 Edition)
by N. Scott Momaday
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First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of The Way to Rainy Mountain was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has... (read more)

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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with... (read more)

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French Stories : a Dual-language Book (90 Edition)
French Stories : a Dual-language Book (90 Edition)
by Wallace Fowlie
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10 unusual stories by French literary masters from Voltaire to Camus: "Micromégas," by Voltaire; "The Atheist’s Mass" by Balzac; "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" by Flaubert; "Spleen of Paris" by Baudelaire; "Minuet" by de... (read more)

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Serena (P.S.)
Serena (P.S.)
by Ron Rash
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A New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Serena by award-winning author Ron Rash is “masterfully written…sprawling, engrossing and—from time to time—nightmarish,” (San Francisco Chronicle); a... (read more)

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Borderlands / La Frontera: the New Mestiza (4TH 12 Edition)
Borderlands / La Frontera: the New Mestiza (4TH 12 Edition)
by Gloria Anzaldua
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Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our... (read more)

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The River Why
The River Why
by David James Duncan
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character — a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live — as Gus Orviston, the irreverent young... (read more)

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River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition ((Rev)01 Edition)
River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Norman Maclean
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Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of "A River Runs through It" that he is "haunted by waters," so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now... (read more)

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Ubik
Ubik
by Philip K Dick
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“From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare youll never be sure youve woken up from.”—Lev Grossman, Time Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business—deploying his teams... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)
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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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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Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
by Julio Cortazar
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"Cortazar is an elixir; Hopscotch is precise and brilliant and disturbing as hell. A balance of absurdity and beauty, literally and in each ready sense, a tightrope walk between the window and the pavement ? this is what Hopscotch injects within the... (read more)

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Anthill
Anthill
by Edward Osborne Wilson
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Anthill is a Southern tale that somehow incorporates a political analysis on environmental preservation, species extinction, and corrupt land developers into a coming-of-age novel. Midway through the book, the reader gets an extensive look at the... (read more)

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Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Paperback Fiction)
by Jean Rhys
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Jean Rhys's reputation was made upon the publication of this passionate and heartbreaking novel, in which she brings into the light one of fiction's most mysterious characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. A sensual and... (read more)

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Runaway
Runaway
by Alice Munro
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In Alice Munro's superb new collection, we find stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives made palpable by the subtlety and empathy of this incomparable writer. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who, though she... (read more)

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Big Fish
Big Fish
by Daniel Wallace
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Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Tim Burton, and starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Buscemi and Danny DeVito. In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could... (read more)

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The Whistling Season
The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig
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A New York Times Editors Choice A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year   [quote side bar] "Flawless."—O, the Oprah Magazine "Courageous."—Washington Post Book World "Evocative."—The New Yorker "Life-affirming."—... (read more)

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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo
by Zlata Filipovic
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When Zlataandrsquo;s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It... (read more)

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Invisible Monsters
Invisible Monsters
by Chuck Palahniuk
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The fashion-model protagonist of InvisibleMonsters has just about everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But one day she's driving along the freeway when a suddenaccident leaves her with half herface, no ability to speak, and next to... (read more)

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Another Roadside Attraction
Another Roadside Attraction
by Tom Robbins
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What if the Second Coming didn't quite come off as advertised? What if “the Corpse” on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is — what does that portend for the future of western civilization? And what if a young... (read more)

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
by Dinaw Mengestu
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Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, hes sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr.... (read more)

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