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May.20.2008
A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year  A New York Times Editor's Choice A Booksense Selection A Barnes & Noble Discover Greate New Writers Pick A Borders Original Voices PIck    Meet Sebby Lane, an unusual eight-year-old boy who experiences the world more vividly than most.  Cristina...
Girl Factory
May.20.2008
A yogurt parlor in a corner mall somewhere in the city of St. Nils contains a dark secret in its basement, and Jonathan, the mostly clueless clerk who works there, just wants to fix things once and for all. But beginning with an early encounter in an animal shelter that leaves three dead, things...
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May.16.2008
Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2001 by the Christian Science Monitor, THE DEADWOOD BEETLE is an emotionally charged story of love and redemption that carries readers from the dark days of World War II to modern-day New York City and traces the wrenching life of Dr. Tristan Martens, an entomologist...
Catharsis
Apr.19.2008
Live the Journey...Experience the Horror...Discover the Truth. CATHARSIS tells the story of a troubled young woman with special gifts and heavy burders... In an attempt to escape mysterious forces that may ultimately destroy her, Eve Shelby packs up her little sister, Dez, and embarks on a...
The Palace of Illusions
Apr.17.2008
Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to the time of the Indian epic The Mahabharat—a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical. Through her narrator Panchaali, the wife of the legendary five Pandavas brothers, Divakaruni gives us a rare feminist...
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Apr.10.2008
At Conrad’s wedding, everything appears perfect as he embarks on a life with the woman of his dreams and a legal career that holds every promise. By contrast, his best man and childhood friend, Marcus, works at a dead-end job parking cars after coming out at home and dropping out of college....
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Apr.02.2008
"The Chinese word for 'love' is made up of many brush strokes. In the center of the word 'love' is the word 'heart.' Love is made of heart…" Twenty-seven-year-old Ruby Lin has what many women envy: a beautiful apartment in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods, a busy social life,...
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Apr.02.2008
Ever since he can remember, Animal has gone on all fours, his back twisted beyond repair by the catastrophic events of "that night" when a burning fog of poison smoke from the local factory blazed out over the town of Khaufpur, and the Apocalypse visited his slums. Now just turned...
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Mar.25.2008
Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean...
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Mar.25.2008
Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of...