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james-patterson's picture
Dec.27.2007
It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women’s Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths—and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while...
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Dec.21.2007
A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned—in the catastrophic Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire of 1991, a fire that...
andrew-sean-greer's picture
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.20.2007
While trying to make sense of this ever-churning, terror-filled world, poet Justin Chin found himself traveling repeatedly home to Southeast Asia-a region unnerved and raging with SARS and the Avian Flu-to help care for his father who had suddenly been declared terminally ill with cancer. In...
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Dec.20.2007
Gram Parons lived hard and died young, and left behind a musical legacy that has influenced generations of rock and country legends. Ben Fong-Torres’ moving account of his story—from his poor-little-rich-kid childhood; through his seminal time with the Byrds and his own bands, the Flying Burrito...
ethan-canin's picture
Dec.19.2007
August Kleinman, the protagonist of Canin’s latest novel, is seventy-eight years old, rich and wise from a life filled with accomplishments and heartache. Yet as this spare, beautifully realized story opens, he is marveling at the fierce force he discovered in himself one afternoon when he was...
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Dec.17.2007
Few authors in America write with the sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle. His talent and range are manifest in this selection of 68 tales that span his every theme, mood, and nuance, clothed in his hallmark virtuoso prose. Mythical and realistic, farcical and tragic,...
t-coraghessan-boyle's picture
Dec.17.2007
Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing...
clive-barker's picture
Dec.17.2007
Imajica is an epic beyond compare: vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution.
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Dec.17.2007
With the 1984 publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. He was hailed by Stephen King as “the future of horror,” and won the British and World Fantasy Awards. Now, with his numerous bestsellers, graphic novels, and hit movies such as the Hellraiser films,...