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The Round House
The Round House
by Louise Erdrich
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Exploring themes of crime, justice, and revenge, Erdrich spins a tale of the brutal rape of a Native American woman who lives on a reservation in North Dakota. When 13-year-old Joe's mother is raped and very nearly murdered, he watches as his family... (read more)

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When the Emperor Was Divine
When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
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The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's... (read more)

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Ceremony -30TH Anniversary Edition (06 Edition)
Ceremony -30TH Anniversary Edition (06 Edition)
by Leslie Marmon Silko
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Now back in printandmdash;a classic work of Native American literature by the bestselling author of Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko's groundbreaking book Storyteller, first published in 1981, blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the... (read more)

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The Woman in the Dunes
The Woman in the Dunes
by Kobo Abe
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The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the... (read more)

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The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
by Paula Mclain
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Frances and Bernard meet in the summer of 1957. Afterward, he writes her a letter. Soon they are immersed in the kind of fast, deep friendship that can change the course of our lives. They find their way to New York and, for a few whirling years, each... (read more)

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The Way to Rainy Mountain
The Way to Rainy Mountain
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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Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (3RD 07 Edition)
Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (3RD 07 Edition)
by Christopher Vogler
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The udated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a... (read more)

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After the Quake: Stories
After the Quake: Stories
by Haruki Murakami
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In 1995, the physical and social landscape of Japan was transformed by two events: the Kobe earthquake, in January, which destroyed thousands of lives, and the poison-gas attacks in the Tokyo subways in March, during the morning rush hour. Following... (read more)

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The Orchard Keeper
The Orchard Keeper
by Cormac McCarthy
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Set in rural Tennessee between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an apocolyptic tale of an orphan, a bootlegger, and various other roustabouts trying to make their way in an unseemly world. To readers of the Border Trilogy: this bleak, violent... (read more)

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The Monkey Wrench Gang
The Monkey Wrench Gang
by Edward Abbey
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He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his... (read more)

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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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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 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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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
by Khaled Hosseini
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Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are... (read more)

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To Live (03 Edition)
To Live (03 Edition)
by Yu Hua
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An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decades ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one mans transformation from the spoiled son of a rich... (read more)

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The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
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Winner of a 2015 Alex Award   “A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I’ve read in years.” — Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You   “Warm... (read more)

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Norton Anthology of American Literature, Volume a (8TH 12 Edition)
Norton Anthology of American Literature, Volume a (8TH 12 Edition)
by Nina Baym
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The Eighth Edition features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition also includes more complete works, much-requested new authors, 170 in-text images, new and re-thought... (read more)

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Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Set in a country on the Caribbean coast of South America, this is a story about a woman and two men and their entwined lives. From the author of the legendary One Hundred Years of Solitude.... (read more)

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The Woman at Otowi Crossing
The Woman at Otowi Crossing
by Frank Waters
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Based on the real life of Edith Warner, who ran a tearoom at Otowi Crossing, just below Los Alamos, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the story of Helen Chalmer, a person in tune with her adopted environment and her neighbors in the nearby Indian pueblo and... (read more)

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House on Mango Street (94 Edition)
House on Mango Street (94 Edition)
by Sandra Cisneros
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In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel... (read more)

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