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Dec.21.2007
This “brilliant, engaging, cleverly manipulated piece of fiction” (San Francisco Chronicle), written by the author of Le Divorce, captures the moral dilemmas and life-and-death decisions that are the foundation of hospital life, portraying the continuous clashes of motive and sensibility that...
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Dec.21.2007
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 cause to devote her considerable fortune to. Amy starts her quest at one of the finest small hotels in the French Alps—a hotel noted for...
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Dec.20.2007
The Rice Room is a brilliant and moving memoir of growing up in Oakland’s Chinatown, by one of America’s preeminent journalists. Ben Fong-Torres was the third child of first-generation Chinese parents. His father came to America via the Philippines, adding “Torres” to his name to convince...
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Dec.17.2007
Dorothy Allison exploded onto the literary scene in 1992 with Bastard Out of Carolina, her stunning semiautobiographical story of violence and incest in a rural Southern family. In Cavedweller, Allison returns with a powerful story of indomitable women in hardscrabble situations, proving herself an...
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Dec.17.2007
Trash, Allison’s landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “simply stunning ... a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent.” In addition to Allison’s classic...
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Dec.14.2007
Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other’s trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone...