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“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’” Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for...
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From the acclaimed author of the #1 Indie Next Pick LYDIA CASSATT READING THE MORNING PAPER and SOMEONE NOT REALLY HER MOTHER comes a powerful new story about our yearning for wholeness and the enduring weight of our briefest encounters. Back from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Benny Finn, eldest...
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The NEW Author's 21st-Century Reprint! Part coming-of-age story, part love story, part courtroom drama...and ALL TRUE! This is a moving account of what gay pride can really mean in a small New England town. First published in 1981, this new edition has been revised by the author and includes...
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A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers—an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an...
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Growing up in the 1970s has never before been portrayed with such delightful ludicrousness and heartrending tenderness as in Why Aren't You Smiling? When teenage Leonard decides to quit being a Dweeb and instead join the Burnouts, his “good kid” persona is abandoned as he embarks on a comically...
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Being blond and blue-eyed, having a Jewish mother and a Mexican father are more than enough to saddle David Rodríguez with a severe identity problem. Then there are his grandfathers. They didn't object to his parents' marriage on grounds of religion or race. For them it was a matter of...
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She loves him; she loves him not. He loves her, he always will...   One may need to pluck at a daisy chain to keep tabs on YC and Martin and their countless escapades growing up during the time of free love and rock and roll that permeated San Francisco in the 60's and 70's. Martin and YC's...
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You have an old friend who holds, in amber, all the possibilities of who you were supposed to become. Together, as teenagers, you shared a criminal joy. What happens when you have been looking for her and find her, finally, in later life? You're a lawyer and she has a father on death row. LOLA,...
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THE VAGABOND VIRGINS, Baja California, 1979A Holy Virgin, or a convincing fraud, appears in Mexico, dedicating herself to the overthrow of the corrupt and tyrannical Partido Revolucionario Institutional. And a woman who claims to be the Virgin’s sister brings San Diego law student and private...