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The Edge of Maybe
"Lutz's delightful family drama skewers all that we enlightened Bay Area folk hold dear, from organic food and green tea to yoga and husbands who cook risotto...
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Mayan Calendar Girls
When it came to calendars, those ancient Mayans got a lot of things right. But they also missed a few bits. So TEAM 2012 fills in the whole picture: a batch of...
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In Seeking Center, Joan Gelfand joins the reader in a free-wheeling discussion, beyond the poems themselves, regarding what is poetry today, here at the beginning...
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Fantasy novelist Alma Alexander writes movingly about rivers, stars, dolphins, love, the writing life, and growing older in a remarkable collection of blog essays...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty
The sexually violent murder of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, on the night of November 1, 2007, became an international...
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In the grimy London of 1935, eleven-year-old Dominic Walker has lost his voice. His mother is sick and his father’s unemployed. Rescue comes in the form of his...
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Glen Phayre, a young English woman in her twenties, has left England to live with her aunt, who runs a tea plantation in Ceylon and fills her days with good works...
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Stone for my Father
Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very...
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The Listener
This  brief requiem for my mother and her passing is a meditation on the transformative healing power of listening. From my mother, I learned that...
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Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Short Stories, To Begin Again is a lively and unique collection that examines the impact of unexpected and...
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El Cazador De Tatuajes
Spanish-language Edition. El Cazador De Tatuajes established itself as a new classic of the city by the Bay. This neo-noir novel is a powerful account of the dark...
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Blue River
From one of todays most highly acclaimed authors comes Blue River, a tale of love, violence, betrayal and possible reconciliation. When two distant and disparate...
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The Anatomist
The classic medical text known as Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most famous books ever written. Now, on the 150th anniversary of its publication, acclaimed science...
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The Tiger's Daughter
Born in Calcutta and schooled in the United States, beautiful, luminous Tara leaves her American husband behind as she journeys back to India. But the Calcutta she...
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Wife
“Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her father was looking for engineers in the matrimonial ads.” So begins the wry story of an...
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Darkness
At once sly and tragic, these twelve extraordinary stories chart the complex and shifting lives of the new immigrants to America—some helpless, some hopeless,...
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Days and Nights in Calcutta
Days and Nights in Calcutta is a candid look at the dizzying complexities and contradictions of Indian life told from two very different points of view. In 1973,...
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The Sorrow and the Terror
Bharati Mukherjee and her husband Clark Blaise wrote this book about the 1985 terrorist bombing that downed an Air India jetliner over the Atlantic Ocean near...
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Natural Opium: Some Travelers' Tales
A collection of ten travel essays. Johnson's destinations include the Great Barrier Reef and Serengeti National Park. All the while, Johnson brings her trademark...
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