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Mama
Mildred Peacock is the touch, funny, feisty heroine of Mama, a survivor who’ll do anything to keep her family together. In Mildred’s world, men come and go as...
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Las Vegas, 1994. The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family’s matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem...
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Disappearing Acts
He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his...
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The author of Waiting to Exhale checks in again with a fresh, exuberant novel. Stella Payne is a Superwoman who has everything—except a man to rock her world,...
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Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
A striking collection of works from authors both established and emerging, this is the first original anthology of African-American writing in more than a decade....
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Terry McMillan’s sixth novel, The Interruption of Everything, is every bit as enthralling and empowering as her earlier hits Waiting to Exhale and A Day Late and a...
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Executioner Song
Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning work scrutinizes the life and death of Gary Gilmore, who murdered two innocent men in Provo, Utah, in 1976. Gilmore was the first...
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The Deer Park
Desert D’Or is the fashionable California resort where Hollywood’s glittering elite converge when they need a break from city of celluloid dreams. It is an...
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The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
Following his arrest during the October 1967 anti-Vietnam march at the Pentagon, Mailer wrote of the anger, hippies, bewildered MPs and draft-card burners.
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An American Dream
Few modern American novels have ignited more controversy and contention than this story of Stephen Richards Rojack, war hero and congressman turned professor and...
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Vegetable Literacy
In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising...
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         Boston had always served as a confusing symbol, like the quincunx pattern on a turtle’s back, or the moment in James Joyce’s...
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A collection of flash fiction which will challenge and delight readers. All over the place in the space of a mind. “The brilliant stories in Sylvia Petter’s...
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Salt In Our Blood recounts the moving story of a commercial fisherman's wife, who is both a mother and a successful attorney on the Oregon coast. Set against...
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Bullying Ben: How Benjamin Franklin Overcame Bullying
Many people remember Benjamin Franklin as the man who discovered electricity. But did you know that he was bullied as a child? Yes, Ben was bullied by his older...
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Heading Out to Wonderful
It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy...
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Cute Eats Cute
If Holden Caulfield had grown up in an age of environmental politics he might sound like Cute Eats Cute's 15-year-old narrator. Set in a Midwestern town at the turn...
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The War of the Roses—The Children
What ever happened to the children of the Roses? "More than 20 years after the publication of The War of the Roses, the divorce story that inspired the famous...
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Time of Useful Consciousness
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book since Poetry as Insurgent Art, a new call to action and a vivid picture of civilization moving towards its brink. New Directions...
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An old lady's decaying body is found lying at the bottom of the stairs. The police believe it was simply an accidental fall that killed great-aunt Jane. But was...
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