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The Impossible Knife of Memory
Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped...
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Wanderville
THE FIRST BOOK IN A HISTORICAL SERIES THAT'S PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE BOXCAR CHILDREN! Jack, Frances, and Frances’s younger brother Harold have been ripped from...
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The Dark Palace
April, 1914. Against his better judgement, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn is attending the premiere of the new motion picture by notorious Austrian film-maker...
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An Unnecessary Woman
One of the Middle East’s most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with an enchanting story of a book-loving,...
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The Mannequin House
In this intriguing historical mystery, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn investigates one of the strangest cases of his career . . .  London, 1914. Called...
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The Last Illusion
In a tiny village in rural Iran, Zal’s demented mother—horrified by his pale skin and hair, the opposite of her own—becomes convinced her baby is evil. She puts...
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Walk is the story of a journey taken on foot, a deadly perambulation down the wild coastline of Southern Africa. It started at Lambasi in northern Pondoland and it...
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Artist and New Yorker Pilar Russell has always been a sexual woman—as long as the commitment is light, the feelings aren’t overwhelming and certain memories are...
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Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts: The Long Blue Room A poetry collection by award-winning activist poet, Joan Gelfand. Several poems in “The Long Blue Room”...
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The Society
Horror Thriller - A secretive society of powerful women practices deadly occult mysticism against its enemies
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Boy, Snow, Bird
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind...
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  “Every journey to enlightenment is a comedy.”    There was no plan. Just an old car, an old map, an old book, and a new life. A Transcendental...
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by Amy Tan
After her mother Suyuan’s death, thirty-six year old Jing-mei (June) Woo joins The Joy Luck Club. The club, which Suyuan founded in China during the war, consists...
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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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Sex and the City
The Sex and the City columnist for the New York Observer documents the social scene of modern-day Manhattan. The reader gets an introduction to “Modelizers,” the...
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Adverbs
Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don’t make him happy? And what about Helena—she’s in love, but somehow this isn’t enough. Shouldn’t it be? And...
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 The Penultimate Peril
Dear Reader, If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next, then the first thing you should know is that the next-to-last book is...
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Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it...
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Coffee Will Make You Black
From newcomer Sinclair, the coming-of-age story of a black girl in 1960s Chicago. Jean “Stevie” Stevenson is a child of the working poor. Her father is a hospital...
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Desirable Daughters
Desirable Daughters, by the prolific writer Bharati Mukherjee, whose short story collection The Middleman won the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award, is a...
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