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Mar.20.2012
SYNOPSIS On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of a stroke. But what if Sibyl's patient wasn't dead—and Sybil...
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Dec.14.2009
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Sep.08.2009
How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical, always intensely soulful group of stories. Though they range from a doomed Irish setter's tales of running and jumping ("After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned") to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship ("...
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Sep.08.2009
In Pulitzer Prize nominated author Dave Eggers' first novel, two friends, Will and Hand, travel the world attempting to give away $32,000 in one week. As the novel opens, the narrator, Will, nonchalantly tells the reader that he is dead. He treats this as an insignificant detail, not relevant to...
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Sep.08.2009
In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he...
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Sep.08.2009
From the Onion AV Club review by Joshua Klein "It's clear from the elaborate pre-preface bibliographical information that this is no ordinary memoir. Rather, the (mostly) non-fictional A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius is a postmodern memoir in the mold of Laurence Sterne's fictional The...
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Apr.21.2009
Poor Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of I.Q. but low in social graces. Into her workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo, fast-talking fudge salesman with upwardly mobile ambitions. Is he a con man or a sincere suitor? Good guy or bad? Her roommate, Leo Frawley, a...
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Apr.21.2009
When Margaret Batten and Miles Finn are found dead in Margaret's gray bungalow, all of King George, New Hampshire, is abuzz. Is it foul play? (No.) Were they engaged? (Yes, if you believe the cleaning lady.) And why do Margaret's daughter, Sunny, and Miles's son, Fletcher—perfect strangers until...
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Apr.21.2009
Thirty unmarried years have passed since the barely suitable Harvey Nash failed to show up at a grand Boston hotel for his own engagement party. Today, the near-bride, Adele Dobbin, and her two sisters, Lois and Kathleen, blame Harvey for what unkind relatives call their spinsterhood, and what...
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Apr.21.2009
It's 1962 and Natalie Marx is shocked when her mother receives this reply to her inquiry about summer accommodation in Vermont: "Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles." It was not complicated, as her mother pointed out. "They had a hotel...