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The Group
The Group
by Mary Mccarthy
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Written with a trenchant, sardonic edge, The Group is a dazzlingly outspoken novel and a captivating look at the social history of America between two world wars.   Mary McCarthys most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates... (read more)

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My Year of Meats
My Year of Meats
by Ruth L. Ozeki
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A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozekis... (read more)

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The Savage Detectives
The Savage Detectives
by Roberto Bolano
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Easily the year's most acclaimed literary sensation, Roberto Bolaño is enjoying a remarkably unprecedented ascendancy in fame. The Chilean novelist and poet, whose exaltation has long been celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, is... (read more)

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The Time of Our Singing
The Time of Our Singing
by Richard Powers
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On Easter day, 1939, at Marian Andersons epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish émigré scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them... (read more)

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Gathering (93 Edition)
Gathering (93 Edition)
by David Tod Roy
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"This is the first complete English translation of world literature and will immediately supersede all existing partial and abridged translations in that language. Even aside from the stunning achievement of the translation itself, the book represents a... (read more)

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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
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A companion novel to Atwood's magnificent Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood conveys a very different perspective of the coming dystopian catastrophe. Darkly funny, incredibly believable, and surprisingly hopeful, Atwood's new novel is one of her very... (read more)

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Taking Sides
Taking Sides
by Gary Soto
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Lincoln Mendoza has to face his homeboys when his posh new school goes up against his old school on the basketball court.... (read more)

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The Puttermesser Papers
The Puttermesser Papers
by Cynthia Ozick
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Almanac of the Dead
Almanac of the Dead
by Leslie Marmon Silko
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Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 to a family whose ancestry includes Mexican, Laguna Indian, and European forebears. She has said that her writing has at its core “the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person... (read more)

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Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
by C.S. Lewis
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“I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer... Why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” Haunted by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life,... (read more)

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Night Trilogy : Night, Dawn, Day (Rev 08 Edition)
Night Trilogy : Night, Dawn, Day (Rev 08 Edition)
by Elie Wiesel
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Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way... (read more)

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State of Wonder
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
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State of Wonder is Ann Patchett's best book yet (yes, even better than Bel Canto). Brimming with mystery, philosophy, intrigue, ethical questions, the flora and fauna of the Amazon jungle, and absolutely beautiful prose, Patchett's new novel should be at... (read more)

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Metamorphosis: a New Translation By Susan Bernofsky (14 Edition)
Metamorphosis: a New Translation By Susan Bernofsky (14 Edition)
by Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who... (read more)

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Diaries of Adam and Eve (08 Edition)
Diaries of Adam and Eve (08 Edition)
by Mark Twain
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"Good deal of fog this morning. I do not go out in the fog myself," notes Adam in his diary, adding, "The new creature does. It goes out in all weathers. And talks. It used to be so pleasant and quiet here." Adam has a lot to learn about Eve, and even... (read more)

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The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
by Jill Conner Browne
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This slipcased set contains one copy of each of the three Sweet Potato Queens' classics: the book that started it all, The Book of Love; its hilarious follow-up, God Save the Sweet Potato Queens; and last but not least, the #1 New York Times bestselling... (read more)

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The Sagas of Icelanders
The Sagas of Icelanders
by Jane (int) Smiley
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"One of the great marvels of World Literature.... This is a dream come true." --Ted Hughes "A testimony to the human spirit's ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience." --Seamus Heaney "The glory of the Sagas... (read more)

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Pillar of Salt (55 Edition)
Pillar of Salt (55 Edition)
by Albert Memmi
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Originally published in 1955, The Pillar of Salt the semi-autobiographical novel about a young boy growing up in French colonized Tunisia. To gain access to privileged French society, he must reject his many identities – Jew, Arab, and African.... (read more)

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A Virtuous Woman (Oprah's Book Club)
A Virtuous Woman (Oprah's Book Club)
by Kaye Gibbons
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"Kaye Gibbons shows us the secret core of a love that easily outlasts death. It's invisible mastery—but mastery all the same." —Reynolds Price "So true and so vital I would swear that there were moments when A Virtuous... (read more)

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The Painted Drum (P.S.)
The Painted Drum (P.S.)
by Louise Erdrich
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“Erdrich at her most accomplished. . . . Startling imagery and remarkable insights into love, foolishness, bravery and betrayal.” Philadelphia... (read more)

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Rainbow Boys
Rainbow Boys
by Alex Sanchez
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Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming about sex...with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone -- especially his parents. Nelson Glassman is "out" to the entire... (read more)

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