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Tooth and Claw
Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of...
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Boyle has a wonderful eye for the comedy of imposture when the self-deceived themselves practice deception. His ninth novel, which centers on the travails of a...
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In his eighteenth book of fiction, T. C. Boyle wildly impresses some critics (as he often does) but leaves a few critics wanting more. The slick, page-turning plot...
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Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor
There may be no funnier species in the literary universe than a Southern writer on a roll. The richest vein of American humor - the broadest, the earthiest, the...
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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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Hot Rod
With the grace and style of a souped-up Seville—and published to coincide with the annual race extravaganza at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah—Hot Rod captures...
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The Face of Poetry
From the explosion in creative writing programs and workshops to the poetry slams and open mikes in every city to the reading groups venturing beyond prose for the...
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I Am the Cat, Don't Forget That: Feline Expressions
What would cats say if they were of a mind to talk? Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount, Jr. have a good idea ... On the heels of their hugely successful I Am Puppy, Hear...
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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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About Three Bricks Shy... and the Load Filled Up
Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an...
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Too Cruel, Not Unusual Enough
A collection of essays about serving life without parole by prisoners (and some others), and about how life without parole really is the death penalty.
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The Haunted Mansion Project Year Two
In the fall of 2012, seventeen horror writers and artists met in Northen California to spend four days together in a haunted mansion. Ten of them were survivors of...
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Che Guevara's Marijuana & Baseball Savings & Loan
Sex, drugs, revolution, and the dawn of the Peace Corps. In 1963 volunteer Jack Harjo sits in the jungles of Costa Rica pondering three questions: is there a...
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Here Be Dragons
From space, the planet Mira looks safe and peaceful, but mysterious "dragons" slaughtered the fourteen members of the first expedition. Captain Jordan, leading...
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Theophilus Merlan, a shy geologist, courageously saves an alien boy's life on the planet Yellowsand and acquires some of his DNA. Since the boy is royalty and the...
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Alien Dreams
Captain Eric Latimore leads a four-person crew to Lagos to investigate a previous team's mysterious disappearance. Once there, he discovers that an ominous alien...
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Second Honeymoon
A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach...for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon's over. A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their...
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Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster, ruler, guide and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world. Traveling with a Crocodile named Malachi, a...
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The Valley of Enchantment
by Amy Tan
Moving between the dazzling world of courtesans in turn of the century Shanghai, a remote Chinese mountain village, and the rough-hewn streets of nineteenth-...
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The Pelman Murders
Who killed David Evnowith and his vice-president?  Who slowly made their way up the inner stairway of South Central Auto Insurance Company's office...
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