|Gone So Long||Andre Dubus III||
GONE SO LONG features a father, estranged from his daughter after a violent outburst when she was a child, who is compelled to reconnect with her after decades, despite her continuing struggles to deal with his actions and his absence.
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|Manhattan Beach||Jennifer Egan||
MANHATTAN BEACH was one of the most anticipated books of the season. This dark story is set during World War Two when a woman's life was structured, and the protagonist becomes the only female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She also has her own ideas about sexual appetites, and becomes involved with a mob boss who...
|A Hologram for the King||Dave Eggers||
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING takes the reader to far-away Saudi Arabia to show how a man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's collapse.
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|Eating the Cheshire Cat||Helen Ellis||
EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT has become a low-key Southern classic since its publication twenty years ago. Featuring an ensemble of striving young women and their overbearing mothers driving them to success in life and on campus at the sororities of the University of Alabama, the hijinks and mishaps that result from their...
|American Housewife: Stories||Helen Ellis||
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE: STORIES has received high praise from critics nationwide. Most of the hilarious scenes take place in New York City, but one of the must-read-first pieces is The Southern Lady Code. It's difficult to pick and choose from these gems, but may we suggest you start with The Wainscoting War...
|Future Home of the Living God||Louise Erdrich||
FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD takes place in a dystopian version of the near future, where the process of evolution has irrevocably begun to work backwards across all species, with piling reports of women giving birth to primitive species of humans. An adopted woman who is four months pregnant seeks out her birth...
|The Night Watchman||Louise Erdrich||
THE NIGHT WATCHMAN is based on the author's grandfather who went from rural North Dakota all the way to our nation's capital to fight against Native dispossession. The story exudes the humor and elegant prose a reader expects from a literary master and Pulitzer Prize winner.
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|The Sentence||Louise Erdrich||
THE SENTENCE is a rich narrative (as you might expect from the winner of The National Book Award and The Pulitzer Prize) set around a small independent bookstore - that is haunted.
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|Fresh Complaint||Jeffrey Eugenides||
FRESH COMPLAINT is Jeffrey Eugenides at his best with a brilliant collection of stories containing subjects as varied as immigrants, reproductive antics and embezzlers. Each is a stand-alone and prove the author's ability to reach and entertain.
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|Smokin' Seventeen||Janet Evanovich||
SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN finds that Stephanie Plum needs to decide between her long time boyfriend and the bad boy in her life, while chasing a serial murderer.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Janet Evanovich on the title page at her office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only...