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Days of Abandonment (05 Edition)
Days of Abandonment (05 Edition)
by Ferrante
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"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera "Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that... (read more)

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Family Life
Family Life
by Akhil Sharma
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America to the newly immigrated Mishras is everything they could have imagined and more. When automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Then tragedy strikes. One of the family’... (read more)

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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
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McCann chooses to describe one day in the life of New York City, the day in 1974 that the aerialist walked between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. The chasm between rich and poor, the joy of connection, and the inevitability of our mortality are told... (read more)

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The Orchardist (P.S.)
The Orchardist (P.S.)
by Amanda Coplin
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A Best Book of the Year Washington Post • Seattle Times • The Oregonian National Public Radio • Amazon • Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly • The Daily Beast An Indie Next Pick A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick At the turn... (read more)

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Lolita
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Why should everyone read a book about a pedophile's obsessive and frankly gross relationship with a little girl? Because if you are a reader — a lover of words, puns, witticisms, metaphors, and allusions — Lolita is a literary masterpiece... (read more)

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Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Joseph Conrad
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Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story."—Encyclopaedia... (read more)

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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
by Maile Meloy
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Award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Meloy's first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both... (read more)

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
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One of these days I'll find the time to construct an actual review of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, but until I do let these words stand as my pledge: You will not regret purchasing this book. Further: You're unlikely to find more pure... (read more)

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Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
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Set on the coast of Maine, this fantastic Pulitzer Prize winner (2009) is a terrific character study.  Olive is an irascible, crabby old lady who is difficult to like.  Yet, as her life, marriage, and story play out, her character changes in ways that... (read more)

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Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
Beloved (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
by Toni Morrison
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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free... (read more)

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My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that... (read more)

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The Laughing Monsters
The Laughing Monsters
by Denis Johnson
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Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a U.S. passport. After... (read more)

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the... (read more)

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What We Talk about When We Talk about Love: Stories
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love: Stories
by Raymond Carver
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In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people — people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women.... (read more)

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The Infatuations
The Infatuations
by Javier Marias
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From the award-winning Spanish writer Javier Marías comes an extraordinary new book that has been a literary sensation around the world: an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand — or... (read more)

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The Good Lord Bird
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride
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From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade — and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in... (read more)

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Watership Down: A Novel
Watership Down: A Novel
by Richard Adams
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Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.... (read more)

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House of Leaves: A Novel
House of Leaves: A Novel
by Mark Z. Danielewski
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"Saints be praised, this is the best book of the new millennium. A veritable tour de force. Pynchon meets Stephen King meets Robert Hughes meets Borges meets Dante. Joycian. Jungian. Mythic. Any clich used by fawning literary critics applies. Yadda Yadda... (read more)

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
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National Bestseller • Longlisted For the Man Booker Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year By The Washington Post Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems... (read more)

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Train to Pakistan
Train to Pakistan
by Khushwant Singh
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“In the summer of 1947, when the creation of the state of Pakistan was formally announced, ten million people—Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs—were in flight. By the time the monsoon broke, almost a million of them were dead, and all of... (read more)

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