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Victoria Lake discovers that it’s not difficult for a person to vanish without a trace–even if that person is herself.  Tory and her son Jack are estranged,...
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Julian Bell explores the life of a younger member, and sole poet, of the Bloomsbury Group, the most important community of British writers and intellectuals in...
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Jean Kendrick, a champion billiard player taught by DeadSTRoke, a grandmaster at billiards, was unable to win on the Women's Professional Billiard Tour: something...
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Invisible Mink by Jessie Janeshek is a book of poetry. The poems deliver verses on seductive female stars from the films of the 1930s and beyond.
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1943: Twenty-one year old JUDY GARLAND is dropped behind enemy lines to bring back a photograph of German physicist FRANZ KINTNER -who poses a serious threat to...
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Heartbreaker is the memoir of John Meyer's thrilling, harrowing months working with Judy Garland in the late 1960s.
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There’s nothing quite like a hot, soothing bowl of soup. It’s a leisurely meal—a purposeful one that offers pause for reflection between every savory spoonful....
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As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee...
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The King of Good Times
Dr. Vijay Mallya is not your typical everyday CEO. He has made it to the Forbes billionaires’ list many number of times but he doesn’t care if he is on the list...
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Part memoir, part handbook, part survey of the contemporary literary scene: a walking tour of the writing life. "A knowledgeable and trustworthy guide: original,...
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Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story
Roy Blount, Jr., Georgia boy turned New York wit, lover of baseball and interesting women, bumbling adventurer, literary lion, salty-limerick virtuoso and...
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Feet on the Street: Rambles around New Orleans
“Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet...
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Crackers
To get at the heart of being Southern, one should turn to Crackers. Roy Blount, Jr., puts readers in touch with possums, heterosexist dancing, men named Junior, a...
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I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap: The Ages of Dog
When puppies yap, people listen—especially when the message is as entertaining and enlightening as I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap. Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr., have...
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Am I Pig Enough for You yet?: Voices of the Barnyard
We have all gazed at sheep and cows in fields by the side of the road. And we have seen them gazing back. What are they thinking? And what about those funny looks...
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If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portraits of Dogs
A delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to remember that the “inner dog” is probably much like the outer one, this winning collection...
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Health and Happiness
This “brilliant, engaging, cleverly manipulated piece of fiction” (San Francisco Chronicle), written by the author of Le Divorce, captures the moral dilemmas and...
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L'Affaire
Amy Hawkins, a young dot-com executive from California who has made her fortune at the top of NASDAQ, sets off for Europe to find culture, her roots, and maybe a...
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Le Mariage
Le Mariage is a sparkling new novel—a comedy of manners from the author of Le Divorce, an acclaimed national bestseller and 1997 National Book Award finalist. Many...
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Burning
Bel Air is a wealthy community nestled in the hills outside of Los Angeles. It is here, among the pastel stucco houses and palm trees, that Bingo Edwards, the New...
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