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Jan.11.2008
A young photographer just winning recognition for her work, Harriet Rose is possessed by an eccentric sensibility, the product of a childhood in which privilege and haunting loss were intertwined. At twenty-six, it seems that things are going her way at last: she has found love with a painter,...
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Jan.11.2008
In Katharine Weber's third novel, The Little Women, three adolescent sisters -- Meg, Jo, and Amy -- are shocked when they discover their mother's affair, but are truly devastated by their father's apparently easy forgiveness of her. Shattered by their parents' failure to live up to the moral...
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Jan.08.2008
By the time she dies at age 106, Esther Gottesfeld, the last survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, has told the story of that day many times. But her own role remains mysterious: How did she survive? Are the gaps in her story just common mistakes, or has she concealed a secret over the years?...
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Jan.04.2008
A passionate personal journey through two cultures in conflict.
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Jan.02.2008
An extraordinary literary debut, this book is about the AIDS epidemic, the civil war in Beirut, death, sex, and the meaning of life. Daring in form as well as content, Koolaids turns the traditional novel inside out and hangs it on the clothesline to air.
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Jan.02.2008
Following the publication of his critically acclaimed first novel, Koolaids, Rabih Alameddine offers a collection of stories that explores the experience of a number of Lebanese characters - men and women, gay and straight--whose lives have been blown apart by a disastrous civil war and the...
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Dec.27.2007
Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of World War II, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially doe the occasion by...
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Dec.21.2007
In 1965, on a small island in the South China Sea, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional...
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Dec.21.2007
In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In “Cannibal Kings,” a disillusioned young man accompanies a troubled boy on a tour of prep schools through the Pacific Northwest, only to realize that he...
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Dec.21.2007
“We are each the love of someone’s life.” So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other. At his birth, Max’s father declares him a “nisse,” a creature of Danish myth, as his baby son has the external physical appearance of an old, dying creature....