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And Then I Found You

By Patti Callahan Henry

Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She’s made them before. Now it's time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And...

Eyrie

By Tim Winton

An exhilarating new book from Australia’s most acclaimed writer Tim Winton is Australia’s most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Short-listed twice...

Eyrie

By Tim Winton

An exhilarating new book from Australia’s most acclaimed writer Tim Winton is Australia’s most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Short-listed twice...

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The Pianist By Wladyslaw Szpilman

Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody...

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The Corrections By Jonathan Franzen

Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and...

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You By Peter Cameron

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...

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The Hours By Michael Cunningham

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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The Intimates By Ralph Sassone

The Intimates is about Maize and Robbie, who meet in high school and hold fast to each other as they stumble through amorous adventures, first jobs, and...

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Behold the Many By Lois-Ann Yamanaka

In 1913, stricken by tuberculosis, young Anah, Aki, and Leah are sent away from their family for treatment at St. Joseph's, an orphanage in Hawai'i's Kalihi...

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Piper Reed, the Great Gypsy By Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrations by Christine Davenier

Piper’s dad - the Navy Chief - might be gone again, but Piper’s got plenty to keep her busy at home: new neighbors, a spaceship beach house, a trip to New...

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Bitter Grounds By Sandra Benítez

Winner of the 1998 American Book Award Spanning the years between 1932 and 1977, this beautifully told epic is set in the heart of El Salvador, where...

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Smut By Alan Bennett

One of England’s finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people’s public appearance and their private desires in...

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That Used to Be Us By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2011  In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze...

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The Emperor of Lies By Steve Sem-Sandberg; Translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death

"Fiction of true moral force, brilliantly sustained and achieved...I find it difficult to think of any book that has had such an immediate and powerful impact...

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The Hare with Amber Eyes By Edmund de Waal

An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund...

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"You don't put your life into your books, you find it there"
– Alan Bennett, "The Uncommon Reader"
"Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people."
– Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom"
"In the end, it is my belief, words are the only things that can construct a world that makes sense."
– Kate Atkinson, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"
"Everything was broken, meaning everything could somehow be fixed."
– Noelle Howey, "Dress Codes"
"It is possible to know the great truths without feeling the truth of them."
– Marilynne Robinson, "Home"
"The beginning is the word and the end is silence. And in between are all the stories."
– Kate Atkinson, "Human Croquet"
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions."
– Augusten Burroughs, "Magical Thinking"
"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind."
– Jeffrey Eugenides, "Middlesex"
"In the immemorial style of young men under pressure, they decided to lie down for a while and waste time."
– Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
"There is a beauty in the world, though it's harsher than we expect it to be."
– Michael Cunningham, "The Hours"
"She wanted a book to take her places she couldn't get to herself."
– Jeffrey Eugenides, "The Marriage Plot"

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