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Literary Fiction | Fiction

Skywriting at Night
Jan.13.2008
Twelve year-old Jet tells anyone who will listen that they've got to face life's frustrations. His older brother violently disagrees. His father firmly believes that chaos breeds chaos and order begets order, and is living disproof of the theorem. Meanwhile his mother is in the throes of the...
The Banquet Bug
Jan.13.2008
Laid-off factory worker Dan Dong goes to a fancy hotel in Beijing to interview for a job as a security guard. Mistaken for a journalist, he is ushered into a banquet where he hears a presentation, eats a sumptuous meal and then receives and envelope full of cash for favorable media coverage. Dan...
Luck
Jan.10.2008
It's June of 1990, all hell's breaking loose on Hunter Olive's tobacco farm, and his son Mike wants to keep it that way. The farmer's twenty-year-old son has come back for the summer with fourteen college friends and a mission to fight for Jackson Country's newest residents: the Mexican migrant...
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Jan.03.2008
With perfect pitch for the humor and heartbreak of everyday life, Julie Buxbaum has fashioned a heroine who will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has loved and lost and loved again. When successful twenty-nine year old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her...
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Jan.02.2008
Brown Glass Windows is the story of the Evermans, an African-American family in the Filmore District of San Francisco and the tragic history of their son, Ranger, who returns scarred from his experiences in Vietnam and struggles with drug addiction. Ironically, when he finally conquers his drug...
The Painting
Dec.22.2007
In 1869 Japan, a young woman escapes the confines of her arranged marriage by painting memories of the man she loves on mulberry paper. When her husband, a talented potter and government official, arranges for his next delivery of wares to Europe, she hides her painting in the shipment. In France,...
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Dec.13.2007
  In this sensual, intimate novel, prizewinning poet and bestselling author Elizabeth Rosner tells the engrossing and timely story of an artist and his model, and the moral and political implications of their relationship. Born in the shadow of postwar Germany, Danzig is a once-prominent...
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Dec.13.2007
Elizabeth Rosner, a daughter of Holocaust survivors now living in Berkeley, explores the legacy of survivor guilt in her debut novel. Two adult siblings, Julian and Paula Perel, react to the sadness of their childhood home in seemingly different ways. Julian is a recluse who seldom leaves his...