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Jan.09.2008
From Publishers Weekly Aspiring Cinderella Midori Saito does not heed her mother's warning-"Running off with a foreigner will bring you nothing but trouble"-in Tokunaga's delectably frothy debut. Trouble is exactly what Midori finds after following English teacher Kevin Newbury from her...
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Jan.08.2008
Mila Adams has always known she was different. For as long as she can remember, she has had the ability to shift time, and who would believe that? Certainly not the obnoxious blind dates her mother keeps foisting off on her. But Mila can't help feeling there's someone out there for her, a soul mate...
terry-mcmillan's picture
Dec.27.2007
Mildred Peacock is the touch, funny, feisty heroine of Mama, a survivor who’ll do anything to keep her family together. In Mildred’s world, men come and go as quickly as her paychecks, but her five children are her dream, her hope and her future. Not since Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has a...
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Dec.27.2007
He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Franklin Swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two. Zora Banks was a teacher,...
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Dec.27.2007
The author of Waiting to Exhale checks in again with a fresh, exuberant novel. Stella Payne is a Superwoman who has everything—except a man to rock her world, something she’s convinced she can well do without. On a spur-of-the-moment Jamaican vacation she meets Winston, a man half her age, and...
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Dec.21.2007
Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don’t make him happy? And what about Helena—she’s in love, but somehow this isn’t enough. Shouldn’t it be? And if it isn’t enough, does this mean she’s not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she’s in. And let’s say there’s...
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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...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.21.2007
It’s time to check in again with Barry Gifford’s gang of New Orleans weirdos. A few of our old favorites from Night People (1992) are back, including Marble Lesson, the lethal leader of the Mary Mother of God Rape Crisis Center, but there are also plenty of new, equally bizarre faces: We’ve got...
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Dec.21.2007
In the visual equivalent of sound bites, novelist and poet Gifford (Ghosts No Horse Can Carry, Port Tropique) cuts to the heart with sharply focused shots of young lovers on the lam. “You mark me the deepest,” says twenty-year-old Lula Pace to Sailor Ripley as they’re reunited after Sailor’s two-...
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Dec.20.2007
The stories in this collection range in period, style, and theme from the 1950s to the present, from absurdist to romantic, from childhood innocence to murder and revenge. In the title story, a Japanese American motel owner chooses not to betray a total stranger wanted for murder when the police...