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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
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“To me the most impressive aspect of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice of those of her own race... (read more)

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The Pale King
The Pale King
by David Foster Wallace
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The Pale King, David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, is an awe-inspiring tornado of a book. Even unfinished, it's worlds above what most writers can do: mesmerizing readers with a novel about IRS agents and boredom is a transcendent feat... (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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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea
by Adam Johnson
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An epic novel that elevates its acclaimed author to a whole new level, The Orphan Master’s Son is a stunning work of fiction that follows a young man’s undercover journey in the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Pak Jun... (read more)

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
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Pi Patel is sixteen when his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and Pi is left alone on a lifeboat, his only companions stranded zoo animals: a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a Bengal... (read more)

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Lonesome Dove (10 Edition)
Lonesome Dove (10 Edition)
by Larry Mcmurtry
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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of... (read more)

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The Prisoner of Heaven
The Prisoner of Heaven
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging, rather than reporting the news... (read more)

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The Bartender's Tale
The Bartender's Tale
by Ivan Doig
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From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of... (read more)

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Freedom
Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen
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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family. Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul — the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods... (read more)

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Silver Sparrow
Silver Sparrow
by Tayari Jones
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To get to happily ever after, sometimes you need to start from scratch....   Abbey Ross, who runs her own bakery in Oakland, California, is known for her visually stunning wedding cakes. But lately, Abbeys own love life has become stale. According... (read more)

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Bleak House (Crime Classics)
Bleak House (Crime Classics)
by Charles Dickens
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The first detective novel, with Inspector Bucket the prototype of the literary detective—Bleak House is both a literary classic and a classic of crime The case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce—a dispute over a vast fortune left by a miser who... (read more)

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson
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Absolutely delightful! Simonson's deftly drawn characters continue to surprise, even when you think you've got them pegged — and Major Pettigrew reminds us that thinking we've got someone pegged is only one of the failures of modern manners. Pettigrew... (read more)

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The Lacuna
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
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Waiting for a new Kingsolver novel has been like waiting for a favorite restaurant to reopen after renovations, only it's been nine years of anticipation. With the grand depth of The Poisonwood Bible, The Lacuna tells of historical and intercultural... (read more)

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The Monsters of Templeton
The Monsters of Templeton
by Lauren Groff
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Mystery, academic comedy, ghost story, literary romance... Monsters of Templeton is a rich, rewarding debut whose pieces stitch together seamlessly. A smart pleasure, it is one of my favorite (and most frequently recommended) books of the year.... (read more)

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Battleborn
Battleborn
by Claire Vaye Watkins
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Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these... (read more)

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Therese Anne Fowler
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From a New York Times best-selling author, a boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf that sheds new light on the events that preceded her fatal immersion in the River Ouse in 1941 On April 18, 1941, twenty-two days after Virginia Woolf went for a... (read more)

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Say You're One of Them (Oprah #63)
Say You're One of Them (Oprah #63)
by Uwem Akpan
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"Astonishing. Okparantas narrators render their stories with such strength and intimacy, such lucidity and composure, that in each and every case the truths of their lives detonate deep inside the readers heart, with the power and force of revelation... (read more)

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Great House
Great House
by Nicole Krauss
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For twenty-five years, a reclusive American novelist has been writing at the desk she inherited from a young Chilean poet who disappeared at the hands of Pinochet's secret police; one day a girl claiming to be the poet's daughter arrives to take it away,... (read more)

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
by Paul Torday
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Dr. Alfred Jones is a henpecked, slightly pompous middle-aged scientist at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London when he is approached by a mysterious sheikh about an outlandish plan to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the... (read more)

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Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
by Diana Abu Jaber
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At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done--leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of... (read more)

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