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Kingdomtide Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316420105
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 14th, 2020

The lives of two women---the sole survivor of an airplane crash and the troubled park ranger leading the rescue mission---collide in this "gripping," (Vogue) "heart-pounding," (NPR) and "highly original" (LA Times) novel of tough-minded resilience.


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313782
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 9th, 2019

A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna December 2019 Book Club Pick
Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New Statesman, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Washington Independent Review of Books
Southern Book Prize Finalist
An O, the Oprah Magazine July 2019 Pick
A Publishers Weekly "Pick of the Week"


Cleanness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374124588
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 14th, 2020

In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire

Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song.


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


History of Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127389
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Finalist for the Man Booker Award. Finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction.


A House Among the Trees: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101873595
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Published: Anchor - May 1st, 2018

Julia Glass’s richly imagined novel begins just after the sudden death of world-renowned children’s book author Mort Lear, who leaves behind a wholly unexpected will, an idyllic country house, and difficult secrets about a childhood far darker than those of the beloved characters he created for young readers of all ages.


Eveningland: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127648
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Published: Grove Press - March 20th, 2018

A New York Times Editors' Choice

"The spirit of Eudora Welty broods over these adroitly crafted stories set in and around coastal Alabama, evoking a world coiled tight as a conch shell." --O Magazine


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434818
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Published: Vintage - May 1st, 2018

National Bestseller 

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 


One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * Minneapolis Star Tribune * NPR * Newsday * The Guardian * Financial Times * The Christian Science Monitor 


Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek 

The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez


The God of Small Things: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER


The Last Picture Show Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631493591
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Published: Liveright - March 20th, 2018

“McMurtry is an alchemist who converts the basest materials to gold.” — New York Times Book Review


The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060932138
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel.


The Maytrees: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061239540
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 10th, 2008

“Brilliant. . . . A shimmering meditation on the ebb and flow of love.”  —New York Times


Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393351651
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category
National Book Award Finalist
2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D.


Middlesex: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal."


Little, Big Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120053
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 17th, 2006

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld.


The Elegance of the Hedgehog Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
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Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. 


The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312428334
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Published: Picador - August 18th, 2009

What part of our selves do we hide away in order to have a stable, prosperous life?


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


Gratitude Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780451492937
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Published: Knopf - November 24th, 2015

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
—Oliver Sacks


Stones from the River Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684844770
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 1997

From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times).

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyo


Lighthousekeeping Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156032896
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Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2006

Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman.


Lila: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074843
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Published: Picador - October 6th, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER


A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping


Gilead: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A PBS Great American Read selection


Housekeeping: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312424091
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Published: Picador - November 1st, 2004

A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt.


No One is Here Except All of Us Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594486494
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2013

From the award-winning author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and the new story collection, Awayland.


A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune


Other Voices, Other Rooms (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679745648
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.


Homer & Langley: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812975635
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 7th, 2010

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, AND BOOKLIST


What Belongs to You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250117892
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Published: Picador - December 20th, 2016

Longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction • A Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction • A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Taite Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • A Finalist for the Green Carnation Prize A New York Time


Shadow Country Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812980622
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Published: Modern Library - November 26th, 2008

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER •  “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books


City of Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.


Selected Stories Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780143115960
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

“Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov."—Wall Street Journal


Spill Simmer Falter Wither Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544954618
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Published: Mariner Books - March 14th, 2017

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature * Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award * Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award * Long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize * Long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, Readers’ Choice * Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 * Long-listed for


The Door (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"

An NYRB Classics Original


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

This National Book Award finalist is a revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.


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Miss Jane: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354386
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 11th, 2017

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year

"Gorgeous…A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review


The Heaven of Mercury Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393324655
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2003

Brad Watson's first novel was eagerly awaited after his breathtaking, award-winning debut collection of short stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men. In The Heaven of Mercury, Watson fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye. Finus Bates has loved Birdie Wells since the day he saw her do a naked cartwheel in the woods in 1916.


Mothering Sunday: A Romance (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101971727
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

On an unseasonably warm spring day in 1924, twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, a maid at an English country house, meets with her secret lover, the young heir of a neighboring estate. He is about to be married to a woman more befitting his social status, and the time has come to end the affair—but events unfold in ways Jane could never have predicted.
 


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


 
 
 

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