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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 Far Field
In her debut novel, Edie Meidav tells the tale of Henry Fyre Gould, a self-described anti-missionary who travels to Ceylon from the spiritualist salons of 1930s New...
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Middleman and Other Stories
These beautifully wrought stories reveal a new world that has been created imperceptibly in our midst: a United States transformed by many new faces from...
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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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Jasmine
Mukherjee has eloquently succeeded in creating a kind of impressionistic fable, a prose-poem, about being an exile, a refugee, a spiritual vagabond in the world...
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Leave It to Me
Debby DiMartino: saved from death in infancy by Gray Nuns at an Indian desert outpost; adopted as a toddler by Manfred and Serena DiMartino of Schenectady, New York...
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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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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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Waiting to Exhale
From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes the contemporary classic of women, triumph, revenge, and comradeship in a special new trade edition....
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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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Virgin Soul
“We called it City, a raggedy, in-the-flatlands, couldn’t-pass-the-earthquake code, stimulating, politically popping repository of blacks who couldn’t get to...
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story...
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Meet Christy. She’s all about Palouse. She was born in the town of Palouse, in the Palouse region of Washington State. Her family name is Palus, and her father is a...
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The Language of Fiction
This practical guide, created just for writers of fiction, will show you how to take your writing to the next level by exploring the finer points of language. The...
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Another Al Pennyback mystery. Al is asked by a young woman to find out why her fiance, supposedly dead for six months, answered his phone. As he investigates, a...
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The People's Apocalypse
Everything from Christian fundamentalist rapture predictions to environmentalist utopian visions is included in this unique collection of writings about the end...
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Superhero Origins
Superhero origin stories show us how the character becomes both super as well as a hero, and ultimately highlight the character’s humanity, even those superheroes...
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Going Clear
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study...
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Dreaming of a Father's Love
Sara Brubaker was two years old when a German Baptist couple adopted her. She has become a beautiful woman, and works as a secretary for Alexander's. Now she's torn...
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A true adventure in Spain enriched with flavors of contemporary culture and spiced with legends from ancient times. In September 2001, the author and her husband...
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