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What Becomes

What Becomes

Twice selected for Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists, winner of the 2007 Costa Book Award for her acclaimed novel Day (“Day is a novel of extraordinary complexity”—The...

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Meet Me at the Morgue

Meet Me at the Morgue

Somebody in Pacific Point is guilty of a kidnapping, but what probation officer Howard Cross wants to find most is innocence: in an ex-war hero who has taken a tough...

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Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom!

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read!...

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The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

"The most important, the most influential, and the most luminous of all Hindu scriptures." --R.C. ZaehnerThe Bhagavad Gita (in Sanskrit, "Song of the...

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Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

Paula Fredriksen, renowned historian and author of From Christ to Jesus, begins this inquiry into the historic Jesus with a fact that may be the only undisputed thing...

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Marazan

Marazan

After pilot Philip Stenning is involved in a near-fatal plane crash, he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to the man who rescued him. However, his mysterious savior...

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An Ice-Cream War

An Ice-Cream War

"Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best." --The New York Times Book ReviewBooker Prize Finalist"Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise...

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Waiting for Orders

Waiting for Orders

Waiting for Orders collects nine short stories that span the sixty-year career of master spy novelist Eric Ambler. The stories include thrilling portrayals...

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History of a Pleasure Seeker

History of a Pleasure Seeker

Piet Barol has an instinctive appreciation for pleasure and a gift for finding it. When his mother dies, Piet applies for a job as tutor to the troubled son of Europe's leading...

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Running Dog

Running Dog

DeLillo's Running Dog, originally published in 1978, follows Moll Robbins, a New York city journalist trailing the activities of an influential senator. In the process...

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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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My Life

My Life

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable...

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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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Vermeer in Bosnia

Vermeer in Bosnia

There are writers who specialize in the strange and others whose genius is to find the strangeness in the familiar, the unexpected meanings in stories we thought we knew. Of that second category,...

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The Sisters of Sinai

The Sisters of Sinai

A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Agnes...

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Italy in Mind

Italy in Mind

Comprised of short stories, novel excerpts, essays, poetry journals and letters, this work will delight anyone who loves Italy or great travel writing. Pieces include...

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All I Could Get

All I Could Get

Barry Schwartz had everything: two healthy young children, a strong marriage, a house in the Colorado mountains, and a job that let him ski a hundred days in a good year. But at thirty,...

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Political Fictions

Political Fictions

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public...

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The Game of Kings

The Game of Kings

For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.The first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Game...

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Talking It Over

Talking It Over

In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay...

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

An irresistible mix of imagination, satire, and humor, these stories by acclaimed Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui imagine the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the...

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Variations on Night and Day

Variations on Night and Day

Full of Machiavellian intrigue and searing political satire, Variations on Night and Day, the final volume of Munif's landmark Cities of Salt trilogy, chronicles...

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

A Washington Post Notable Work of FictionOn an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton—once a Devon farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside...

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The Day We Found the Universe

The Day We Found the Universe

The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On...

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