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Spartina
Spartina
by John Casey
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A Narragansett Bay fisherman is obsessed with an unfinished 50-foot boat called SPARTINA. Determined to find the funds to buy her an engine, he takes a foolish risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in order to keep his dream... (read more)

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The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur
The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur
by Bernard Cornwell
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It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the... (read more)

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is... (read more)

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
by Peter Matthiessen
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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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World Mythology: an Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics (3RD 99 Edition)
World Mythology: an Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics (3RD 99 Edition)
by Donna Rosenberg
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World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands... (read more)

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Eventide
Eventide
by Kent Haruf
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National Book Award nominee Kent Haruf returns with the successor to his acclaimed, bestselling, and, one must add, truly beloved novel Plainsong. Eventide brings back several characters from the earlier book — the McPheron brothers... (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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Norton Anthology of Literature By Women : the Traditions in English - Volume 2 (3RD 07 Edition)
Norton Anthology of Literature By Women : the Traditions in English - Volume 2 (3RD 07 Edition)
by Sandra Gilbert
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Now, the much-anticipated Third Edition responds to the wealth of writing by women across the globe with the inclusion of 61 new authors (219 in all) whose diverse works span six centuries.  A more flexible two-volume format and a versatile new... (read more)

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Butcher's Crossing (New York Review Books Classics)
Butcher's Crossing (New York Review Books Classics)
by John Williams
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In his National Book Award-winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher's Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and... (read more)

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon's first novel (written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine) was published when he was twenty-five, and quickly became a bestseller. Set in the steel ciy, this hilarious coming-of-age story tells the tale of Art Bechstein's... (read more)

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman
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You've probably seen the movie, but you should definitely read the book, for it's a hilarious gem. Worth it for Goldman's asides about Morgenstern's "original text" alone.... (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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Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
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Lewis yet again pens an investigative and insightful story of money and finance, proving once more his skill at capturing what defines our era.... (read more)

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Luna:
Luna:
by Julie Anne Peters
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Regan's brother, Liam, can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna reveals herself only at night. For years, Liam has transformed himself into the beautiful girl he longs... (read more)

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The Surrounded (Zia Book)
The Surrounded (Zia Book)
by Darcy Mcnickle
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A novel set on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana.... (read more)

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Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Paperback Fiction)
by Jean Rhys
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Jean Rhys's reputation was made upon the publication of this passionate and heartbreaking novel, in which she brings into the light one of fiction's most mysterious characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. A sensual and... (read more)

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Cities of Salt
Cities of Salt
by Abdelrahman Munif
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Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community.... (read more)

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The Dragon Can't Dance (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
The Dragon Can't Dance (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
by Earl Lovelace
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Carnival takes on social and political importance in this recognized classic. The people of the shantytown Calvary Hill, usually invisible to the rest of society, join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during Carnival... (read more)

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The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Long before Jeffrey Eugenides gave us the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, he delivered this dark jewel of a novel. Set in small town America, this study of a broken family of suicidal sisters will shock you. It is so compelling, you will be absolutely... (read more)

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