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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
by Michael Chabon
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The story of two young comic book artists in 1940s New York City, Jewish boys, one of whom fled the German steamroller heading toward his home in Czechoslovakia in a coffin, Chabon's third and best novel is utterly original, a generous fictional addition... (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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Then We Came to the End: A Novel
Then We Came to the End: A Novel
by Joshua Ferris
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Then We Came to the End tells the story of an ad agency in decline, circa 2001. "We had a toy client, a car client, a long-distance carrier and a pet store," readers are told. We. Ferris uses the first person plural to present the agency's collective... (read more)

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Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
by Herbert Mason
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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of... (read more)

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The Namesake: A Novel
The Namesake: A Novel
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version
by William Goldman
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A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts--The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant... (read more)

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Pedro Paramo
Pedro Paramo
by Juan Rulfo
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Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows — a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations... (read more)

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One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
by Jim Fergus
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One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial... (read more)

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Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase
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Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has... (read more)

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This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with "the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named... (read more)

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The Archivist
The Archivist
by Martha Cooley
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Matthias is a man of orderly ways, a librarian whose life rarely strays from its narrow channels. At the library where he works is an archive of letters from the poet T. S. Eliot to an American woman, written during the years Eliot was undertaking Four... (read more)

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Home
Home
by Marilynne Robinson
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Where Gilead was an introspective masterpiece of reflection and contemplation, Home is a refreshingly honest portrait of familial relationships over time. Robinson carefully breathes life into these characters with each passing sentence, until by the end... (read more)

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The Book of Salt
The Book of Salt
by Monique Truong
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I enjoyed this book for its quirky story line — a young Vietnamese cook, who is also gay, comes to live in Paris with his brother who is an aspiring chef. After a brief stint working alongside his sibling he loses the job and comes to inquire for a... (read more)

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Gift : Poems By Hafiz, Great Sufi Master (99 Edition)
Gift : Poems By Hafiz, Great Sufi Master (99 Edition)
by Hafiz
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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi&... (read more)

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Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone
by Daniel Woodrell
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When Ree Dollys father skips bail, the 16-year-old knows if he doesn't show up, her family will lose their home. Her goal had been to leave her life of poverty and join the Army, but first she must find her father, teach her little brothers to fend for... (read more)

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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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The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
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One of the best works of contemporary literature. This rare work of fiction by Roy is a gem. Her intensity and intellect are felt in both her nonfiction and in her fiction.... (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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The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Seventh Edition, Volume 2: 1865 to the Present
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Seventh Edition, Volume 2: 1865 to the Present
by Nina Baym
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Under Nina Baym's direction, the editors have considered afresh each selection and the entire apparatus to make the Shorter Edition an even better teaching tool for the one-semester and brief two-semester courses.... (read more)

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