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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea...

Peter Cameron Peter Cameron

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Big Girl Small

A Novel

Judy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old, with a voice that can shake an auditorium. She should be the star of Darcy Arts Academy, so why is she...

Rachel DeWoskin Rachel DeWoskin

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Acceptance

A Novel

Acceptance is a satire of America's overachievers, a novel set over one year in the college application process, when students and parents surrender their...

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Susan Coll Susan Coll

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Breath

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Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall...

Tim Winton Tim Winton

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The Last of Her Kind

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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year Ann Drayton and Georgette George meet as freshmen...

Sigrid Nunez Sigrid Nunez

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Mississippi Sissy is destined to become an American classic In a book that echoes the time-honored fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs...

Kevin Sessums Kevin Sessums

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Rules for Saying Goodbye

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In the world of Kate Taylor, heroine of Rules for Saying Goodbye, pleasure and melancholy are close neighbors--like the summer hats and lobster boilers...

Katherine Taylor Katherine Taylor

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The Sky Fisherman

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The lives of young Culver, his twice-married mother, and his charismatic uncle Jake have been always overshadowed by the death of Culver's father in a fishing...

"...The lives of young Culver, his twice-married mother, and his charismatic uncle Jake have been always overshadowed by the death of Culver's father in a fishing.... The lives of young Culver, his twice-married mother, and his charismatic uncle Jake have been always overshadowed by the death of Culver's father in a fishing accident. When a suspicious fire destroys the town mill and three murders occur, Culver is engulfed by the dangers he finds lurking in the place he'd come to call home. Love, de..."

Craig Lesley

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You're Not You

A Novel

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by George C. Wolfe, produced by Denise Di Novi and starring Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel and Emmy Rossum Bec is...

Michelle Wildgen Michelle Wildgen

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This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a...

Michael Chabon Michael Chabon

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Middlesex

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"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...

Jeffrey Eugenides Jeffrey Eugenides

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Running with Scissors

A Memoir

The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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Beach Week

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Ah, Beach Week: a time-honored tradition in which the D.C. suburbs’ high school grads flock to Chelsea Beach for seven whole days of debauchery. In this dark...

"...Ah, Beach Week: a time-honored tradition in which the D.C. suburbs’ high school grads flock to Chelsea Beach for seven whole days of debauchery. In this dark.... Ah, Beach Week: a time-honored tradition in which the D.C. suburbs’ high school grads flock to Chelsea Beach for seven whole days of debauchery. In this dark comedy, ten teenage girls plan an unhinged blowout the likes of which their young lives have never seen. They smuggle vodka in water bottles and horde prescription drugs by the do..."

Susan Coll Susan Coll

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Mathilda Savitch

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A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BEST BOOK OF 2009 A BOOKLIST BEST BOOK OF 2009 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2009 Fear doesn’t come naturally to Mathilda...

Victor Lodato Victor Lodato

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The Hours

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A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely...

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Michael Cunningham Michael Cunningham

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"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other. Born with the...

Andrew Sean Greer Andrew Sean Greer

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The Story of a Marriage

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A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating...

"...A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating.... A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in th..."

Andrew Sean Greer Andrew Sean Greer

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By Nightfall

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A New York Times Bestseller Peter and Rebecca Harris, midforties, are prosperous denizens of Manhattan. He’s an art dealer, she’s an editor. They live well....

Michael Cunningham Michael Cunningham

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The Great Night

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Chris Adrian’s magical third novel is a mesmerizing reworking of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On Midsummer’s Eve 2008, three brokenhearted people...

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Chris Adrian Chris Adrian

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Finding Grace

A True Story About Losing Your Way In Life...And Finding It Again

Finding Grace is the powerful, often humorous, and deeply moving story of one woman’s journey of broken dreams. It is the story of how a painful legacy of the...

Donna VanLiere Donna VanLiere

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Real Boys

Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

Featuring a new preface by the author on how parents can make a difference. With author appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20 /20 and...

By William Pollack and Mary Pipher

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The Friendship Fix

The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends

Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We’ve...

"...Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We’ve.... Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We’ve heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it’s often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to diffe..."

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.

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Totally Wired

What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online

"A must read for parents (and future parents) of teenagers. Consider Anastasia Goodstein as the daughter you totally 'get' - explaining all the behaviors of...

Anastasia Goodstein

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Parenting Without Fear

Letting Go of Worry and Focusing on What Really Matters

"Dr. Donahue’s calm, reasoned approach will help moms and dads sort out their concerns so they can stop worrying about the future and enjoy their rapidly...

Paul J. Donahue

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