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When journalist Dennis Cass was nineteen years old his stepfather, Bill, suffered from a psychotic break. Cass tried to commit him to a mental institution only to watch Bill escape from a cab en route to a Harlem hospital and run raving down the streets of Manhattan. Some fifteen years later, a...
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John Gibson's alcoholic grandmother lived in the northern California, hole-in-the-wall town of Boonville where she was known as the "squirrel lady." In her will, she leaves John her decrepit cabin. Needing a change from his pastel and air-conditioned life in Miami, John ditches his...
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Although set largely in the black and Hispanic communities of Florida's Dade County, Due's first novel, a skillful blend of horror and the supernatural, poses questions about life and identity that transcend racial boundaries. Thirty years after he was saved from drowning by the beloved grandmother...
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'The Flight' is a captivating novel of authenticity and power, which opens up a chapter of World War II long overlooked.  
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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously...
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Nestled in the deep mountains of Appalachia is Leatherwood, Tennessee, home to the Flint family—Pentecostal Holiness preachers who spread the word of the gospels with poisonous snakes and lye. Charles, a preacher and the Flint’s patriarch, believes that his 10-year-old son Jacob is a prophet....
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A History of the Wife is a provocative and comprehensive study of how marriage has affected the lives of women from the earliest days of civilization to the 21st century. Using the modern marriage as a focal point, the distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of this...
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Canin’s outstanding debut, winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, gathers nine stories originally published in the Atlantic, Esquire and Ploughshares, among others; two were selected for the Best American Short Stories 1985 and 1986. At twenty-seven, the gifted author, a Harvard Medical...
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Among the characters you’ll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an...