Hostage

Hostage

From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd, published in 1874, is the book that made Hardy famous. Bathsheba Everdene is a prosperous farmer in Hardy’s fictional Wessex...

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The Friendly Young Ladies

The Friendly Young Ladies

Set in 1937, The Friendly Young Ladies is a romantic comedy of off-Bloomsbury bohemia. Sheltered, naïve, and just eighteen, Elsie leaves the stifling environment of her parents’ home...

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Sliver of Truth

Sliver of Truth

Ridley Jones is on a mission to find a ghost from her past . . . a very deadly ghost.In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner...

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Testimony and Demeanor

Testimony and Demeanor

A young intellectual is called into active duty and receives a rude awakening to the realities of military service. An Ivy League graduate is pressed casually into...

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Honored Guest

Honored Guest

With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor, Joy Williams explores the various ways–comic, tragic, and unnerving—we seek to accommodate diminishment and loss....

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Last Orders

Last Orders

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment...

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Sick Puppy

Sick Puppy

When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility...

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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

 R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. The four novels collected here, all written during...

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Within Reason

Within Reason

It has long been a central conviction of western humanistic thought that reason is the most godlike of human traits, and that it makes us unique among animals. Yet if reason directs what...

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Status Anxiety

Status Anxiety

Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages,...

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Dexter by Design

Dexter by Design

The “Dexter” series—bestselling books, acclaimed TV show, worldwide phenomenon—continues with Dexter’s deadliest case yet. After...

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The Three Roads

The Three Roads

Silken skin pale against dark hair, red lips provocatively smiling at him—that’s how Lieutenant Bret Taylor remembered Lorraine.  He was drunk when...

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The Wave

The Wave

From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil’s Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal,  ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For...

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A Free Life

A Free Life

A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Slate In A Free Life,...

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Autobiography of a Wardrobe

Autobiography of a Wardrobe

Saddle shoes. Camp shorts. Girdles. Bell-bottoms. Each plays a significant role as we follow B., the wardrobe's owner, through her buttoned-up Midwestern childhood to the freedom of miniskirts, sundresses,...

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Spade & Archer

Spade & Archer

A wonderfully dark, pitch-perfect noir prequel to The Maltese Falcon, featuring Dashiell Hammett’s beloved detective, Sam Spade. It’s...

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The...

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Elementals

Elementals

From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and...

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The Alternative Hero

The Alternative Hero

In this comic, wildly energetic first novel, Clive Beresford is a failed music fanzine writer in his early thirties who fears that his best days are behind him.  The turning point...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

A New York Times Notable BookAn NPR Best Book of 2012These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated...

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The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

This taut yet lyrical memoir tells of the author’s experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives a deeply felt meditation on vulnerability and on what it means...

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Fearless Golf

Fearless Golf

A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other...

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A Brief History of the Flood

A Brief History of the Flood

Lillian Anderson is a strong-minded, backwoods-Minnesota girl, well-versed in the basics of survival. She can find air to breathe under a capsized boat, drive in...

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