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Away
Away
by Amy Bloom
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Lyrical and moving, terribly sad but funny, too, Away is a major accomplishment and a pleasure to read. Amy Bloom's language is precise and graceful, and her characters and their journeys make America in the 1920s shine with life.... (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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The Winds of War
The Winds of War
by Herman Wouk
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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.<P>The multimillion-copy bestsellers that capture all the drama, romance,... (read more)

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The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
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For every child whos ever dreamed of being in the Guinness Book of World Records comes the story of eleven-year-old Arthur Whipple and his fantastic family of world record breakers . . . - Most Cr&egrave;me Brul&eacute;e Eaten in One Minute... (read more)

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Wittgenstein's Mistress ((2ND)95 Edition)
Wittgenstein's Mistress ((2ND)95 Edition)
by David Markson
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Presumably she is mad. And yet so appealing is her character, and so witty and seductive her narrative voice, that we will follow her hypnotically as she unloads the intellectual baggage of a lifetime in a series of irreverent meditations on everything... (read more)

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The Time Keeper
The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom
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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The... (read more)

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Coming Through Slaughter
Coming Through Slaughter
by Michael Ondaatje
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At the turn of the century, the Storyville district of New Orleans had some 2,000 prostitutes, 70 professional gamblers, and 30 piano players. It had only one man who played the cornet like Buddy Bolden. By day he cut hair and purveyed gossip at N... (read more)

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Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance
Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance
by Heldris
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This bilingual edition, a parallel text in Old French and English, is based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, and makes Silence available to specialists and students in various fields of literature and women's studies.    &#... (read more)

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The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution (Penguin Classics)
The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution (Penguin Classics)
by Mariano Azuela
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The greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century. Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must... (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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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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White Teeth (Vintage International)
White Teeth (Vintage International)
by Zadie Smith
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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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Keeping You a Secret
Keeping You a Secret
by Julie Anne Peters
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With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece... (read more)

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Hello Cruel World
Hello Cruel World
by Kate Bornstein
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Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily... (read more)

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Written on the Body
Written on the Body
by Jeanette Winterson
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We the Animals
We the Animals
by Justin Torres
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If just hearing the phrase "lyrical coming-of-age novel" makes your shoulders sag and your attention lag, hold that thought. Justin Torres has breathed fresh life into a tired form. We the Animals is a deranged rollercoaster careening through the lives... (read more)

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The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
by Helen DeWitt
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Now in paperback, "The Last Samurai" is full of stories of remarkable exploits, tables of Japanese grammar, snatches of Greek poetry, passages of Icelandic legend, and ingenious math problems. It is also the tale of a six-year-old child prodigy's search... (read more)

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Choke: A Novel
Choke: A Novel
by Chuck Palahniuk
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A Summons to Memphis
A Summons to Memphis
by Peter Taylor
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One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon... (read more)

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