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Teaching Stories
An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7169-9 (0-8129-7169-8)

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Happy All the Time

Written by Laurie Colwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47440-7 (0-307-47440-2)

Guido and Vincent are childhood best friends—third cousins, really—living in Cambridge and dreaming about their futures. Guido plans to write poetry while Vincent feels confident he will win a Nobel prize for physics. When Guido spots Holly while exiting a museum, he can immediately sense that she will difficult, quirky, and... Read more >

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Paris Was the Place

Written by Susan Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73987-2 (0-307-73987-2)

When Willie Pears arrives in Paris, she’s looking for adventure and to reconnect with her brother, Luke. Even so, when she takes a job teaching at a center for immigrant girls who are all hoping for French asylum, she does not expect to feel so connected to the ups and downs... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Paris Was the Place

Written by Susan Conley


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59407-5 (0-307-59407-6)

“Sensual and seductive, Paris Was the Place pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. Find your nearest chair and start reading. With her poet's eye, Conley has woven a vivid, masterful tale of love and its costs.” —Lily King, author of Father of the Rain

When Willie Pears begins teaching at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Crumbtown

Written by Joe Connelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71297-5 (0-375-71297-6)

From the acclaimed author of Bringing Out the Dead (“A knock-down spectacular first novel” —GQ), a darkly comic, wildly imaginative, unstoppable new novel.

Crumbtown is disaster zone as neighborhood, crisscrossed by streets called Lemmings, Felony, Sodden; rapidly losing its edges to the river; inhabited by people who know firsthand that “there’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Death of Santini
The Story of a Father and His Son
Written by Pat Conroy


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53090-3 (0-385-53090-0)

In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.

Pat Conroy’s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son’s life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often... Read more >

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The Great Santini
A Novel
Written by Pat Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38155-9 (0-553-38155-5)

Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine-fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble.

Ben is the oldest, a born athlete... Read more >

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The Lords of Discipline
A Novel
Written by Pat Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38156-6 (0-553-38156-3)

In this powerful, mesmerizing, and highly acclaimed bestseller, PAT CONROY sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men–friends, cadets, and blood brothers–and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity.

We go deeply into the heart of the novel’s hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his... Read more >

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South of Broad

Written by Pat Conroy


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41305-3 (0-385-41305-X)

The publishing event of the season: The one and only Pat Conroy returns, with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship.

Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom... Read more >

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Amor and Psycho

Written by Carolyn Cooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74147-9 (0-307-74147-8)

A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of 2013

Set against a vast American landscape that ranges from Manhattan to the lush rain forests and marijuana farms of Northern California, these eleven stories from the acclaimed author of The Bostons and Daughters of the Revolution dive into our darkest spaces, confronting the absurdity... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Amor and Psycho
Stories
Written by Carolyn Cooke


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59474-7 (0-307-59474-2)

From the author of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come eleven stories about sex and death, violence and desire, love and madness, set in a vast American landscape that ranges from the largest private residence in Manhattan to the lush... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Daughters of the Revolution

Written by Carolyn Cooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74146-2 (0-307-74146-X)

In 1968, a clerical mistake threatens the prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School in the small New England town of Cape Wilde. After a century of all-male, old-boy education, the school accidentally admits its first female student: Carole Faust, a brilliant, outspoken, fifteen-year-old black girl whose arrival will have both an immediate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Daughters of the Revolution

Written by Carolyn Cooke


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59473-0 (0-307-59473-4)

From the O. Henry Award–winning author of the story collection The Bostons—a New York Times Notable Book, Los Angeles Times Book of the Year and winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers—an exquisite first novel set at a disintegrating New England prep school.

It’s 1968. The prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Matter Is Life

Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-41174-5 (0-385-41174-X)

Also Available from Anchor: Read more >
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A Piece of Mine
Stories
Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1991
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42087-7 (0-385-42087-0)

Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.

"In its strong folk flavor, Cooper's work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston...It is a delight to read."
--Alice Walker

"The label 'short' story is a woefully inadequate description... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime
Stories
Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46788-9 (0-385-46788-5)

This fifth collection of stories from J. California Cooper revolves around themes of romance, heartbreak, struggle, and faith. Read more >
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Some People, Some Other Place

Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49683-4 (0-385-49683-4)

For generations Eula Too’s family has been making a journey North, year after year, step by painful step; and she’s determined to be the one to make it all the way to Chicago. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way... Read more >
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The Pesthouse

Written by Jim Crace


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27895-1 (0-307-27895-6)

Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States has become sparsely populated and chaotically unstable. Across the country, families have traveled toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe. As Franklin Lopez makes his way towards the ocean, he finds Margaret, a sick woman shunned... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mary and O'Neil
A Novel in Stories
Written by Justin Cronin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33359-7 (0-385-33359-5)

**2002 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction**

Justin Cronin’s poignant debut traces the lives of Mary Olson and O’Neil Burke, two vulnerable young teachers who rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. From the formative experiences of their early adulthood to marriage, parenthood, and beyond, this novel in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Passage
A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
Written by Justin Cronin


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50497-5 (0-345-50497-6)

This paperback edition includes:

* A sneak preview of The Twelve, coming in 2012
* A revealing interview with author Justin Cronin

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News &...
Read more >

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The Post-War Dream

Written by Mitch Cullin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7823-3 (1-4000-7823-7)

Sixty-eight-year-old Hollis and his wife Debra have settled into their golden years in a gated community outside of Tucson, Arizona. Although they are devoted to each other, events that took place decades earlier, when Hollis fought in the Korean War, have left him with a deep-seated trauma — and with a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Whores on the Hill
A Novel
Written by Colleen Curran


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7995-7 (1-4000-7995-0)

Everybody calls Astrid, Juli and Thisbe the Whores on the Hill. But they don't care. It is the mid-’80s and they are fifteen years old. They go to the last all-girls’ Catholic school in Milwuakee where they waste afternoons at the mall, check out parties on the lake, burn through candid... Read more >
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Fool's Republic
A Novel
Written by Gordon W. Dale


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-972-8 (1-55643-972-5)

Citizens’ stories of state abuse, from secret wiretapping to unjust imprisonment and worse, make headlines daily. In the hands of novelist Gordon W. Dale, they drive a masterful political thriller. As Fool’s Republic opens, Simon Wyley floats in a tiny all-white cell. A short-order cook with a genius-level IQ, Wyley has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fifty Year Sword

Written by Mark Z. Danielewski


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-90772-1 (0-307-90772-4)

In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made... Read more >

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House of Leaves
The Remastered Full-Color Edition
Written by Mark Z. Danielewski


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 7, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70376-8 (0-375-70376-4)

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
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