Literary Fiction

State of Wonder Ann Patchett

STATE OF WONDER is set in the wilds of the Amazon when a scientist with a large pharmaceutical company is sent to track down her mentor who has disappeared. The reader is led into the heart of darkness, and then through poison arrows, snakes and cannibals, and yet, the protagonist pushes on.

 

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The Dutch House Ann Patchett

THE DUTCH HOUSE is a story of two siblings born into a wealthy life created by their father, where...

Mrs. Fletcher Tom Perrotta

MRS. FLETCHER is a divorced mother who begins to dabble in erotic sex and pornography when her only child goes away to college. This new phase of her life is a far cry from her normal days as director of a senior center. The consequences of this departure soon come home to roost.

 

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A Free State Tom Piazza

A FREE STATE is set prior to the Civil War and follows the adventures of a fugitive slave who fools the white citizens of Philadelphia as he entertains, pretending to be a white musician in blackface. 

 

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 Francine Prose

LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932 captures the "City of Light" at its height - in the Roaring Twenties. Some of literature's most interesting characters congregate at the Chameleon Club - including a cross-dressing lesbian athlete, a young photographer and a socialite art patron. Each voice is spoken with...

Barkskins Annie Proulx

BARKSKINS traces the descendants of two families for three hundred years blending history and imagination. The unforgettable characters travel across the globe facing revenge, Indian attacks, and even cultural annihilation. Critics call this Annie Proulx's finest work.

 

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The Reason You're Alive Matthew Quick

THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE is a brilliant and dark story of a wounded veteran who attempts to put his life in order as the end nears. The former soldier, in both a heartfelt and sometimes humorous manner, hopes to prove he is a loving and honorable man.

 

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The Ventriloquists E.R. Ramzipoor

THE VENTRILOQUISTS finds a young girl, Helene, masquerading as a boy and selling newspapers to survive on the streets of 1943 Brussels. When the Nazis pressure her friend, a publisher of dissident underground newspapers, to betray his cause or die, they and their peers decide to pretend to cave to the German demands,...

Above The Waterfall Ron Rash

ABOVE THE WATERFALL finds an Appalachian sheriff about to retire when he is forced to investigate one more case, and face a serious decision with the important woman in his life. Like every novel Ron Rash has ever written, the reader is compelled to turn every page to find out what happens in the end.

 

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The Cove Ron Rash

THE COVE is set deep in the Appalachian Mountains where a lonely woman finds a man nearly stung to death by yellow jackets and nurses him back to health. It is the height of World War I, and we soon learn all about the stranger.

 

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