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Selected Stories
Selected Stories
by Alice Munro
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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career... (read more)

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My Abandonment
My Abandonment
by Peter Rock
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Based on a true story, My Abandonment is a riveting, unforgettable novel about what it's like to live just beyond the fringes of what we call civilization. Rock finds the tender truth of the 13-year-old protagonist, and the reader can't help but be... (read more)

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The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Heralded upon release for its elegance and restraint, The Remains of the Day has become a classic of British literature — and one of my favorite books! Ishiguro's simple, painstakingly precise language beautifully captures a man and an era that... (read more)

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz
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The most talked about — and praised — first novel of 2007, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who, from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister,... (read more)

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Trainspotting
Trainspotting
by Irvine Welsh
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In the past decade writers such as A. L. Kennedy, Iain Banks, Alan Warner, Michel Faber, and Ian Rankin have made Scotland one of the most talked about literary communities in the world. No writer, though, has been more central to this "... (read more)

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Prophet (23 Edition)
Prophet (23 Edition)
by Kahlil Gibran
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Lolita
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze... (read more)

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Trask
Trask
by Don Berry
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Set in 1848 on the wild edge of the continent, in the rain forests and rugged headlands of the Oregon coast "Trask follows a mountain man's quest for new opportunities and new land to settle. The OSU Press is proud to reissue Berry's celebrated first... (read more)

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Bel Canto: A Novel
Bel Canto: A Novel
by Ann Patchett
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Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests... (read more)

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Light Between Oceans
Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman
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After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island where the supply boat comes once a... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
by Ken Kesey
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Reading Sometimes a Great Notion (I finally made it past the first 100 labyrinthine pages after many failed attempts) had such a profound impact on me; it spoke so directly to my core and to what brought me to the land of big trees and ocean breeze (I'm... (read more)

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1984 (Signet Classics)
1984 (Signet Classics)
by George Orwell
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View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting... (read more)

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Last Exit to Brooklyn
Last Exit to Brooklyn
by Hubert Selby
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Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America?s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling... (read more)

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Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer... (read more)

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Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
by Larry Mcmurtry
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“A joyous epic”—Larry McMurtry’s bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about the Old West, now with a new preface by the author. • An enduring American classic: Already a beloved American novel and award-winning... (read more)

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Master and Margarita (67 Edition)
Master and Margarita (67 Edition)
by Mikhail Bulgakov
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"Manuscripts don't burn" — that's what the man said. It's impossible to destroy the last thing that one has loved, as memory trumps death. This holds true for Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita: he burned his own copy down to nothing,... (read more)

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The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Julie Orringer
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The Invisible Bridge is jaw-droppingly impressive. Orringer is a hugely talented writer, able to wrangle epic themes — love and war, tragedy and redemption — and tame them with her deft, evocative prose. Her debut novel is cinematic, heart-wrenching,... (read more)

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The Residue Years
The Residue Years
by Mitchell Jackson
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A searing novel about life in Northeast Portland during the 1990s, The Residue Years brilliantly captures what it was like to be a young, headstrong African American growing up enveloped in poverty and broken families, tempted by drugs, and overwhelmed... (read more)

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The Crossing (Vintage International)
The Crossing (Vintage International)
by Cormac McCarthy
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In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth.... (read more)

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A Circle of Wives
A Circle of Wives
by Alice LaPlante
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From Alice LaPlante, the author of the New York Times bestseller Turn of Mind, comes a suspenseful, scandalous, and startling psychological thriller about an investigation into the murder of a prominent doctor that leads to a shocking case of polygamy... (read more)

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