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Palm Latitudes
A Novel
Written by Kate Braverman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-572-1 (1-58322-572-2)

Written nearly a decade after Lithium for Medea, Palm Latitudes, Kate Braverman’s second novel and arguably her chef d’oeuvre, explores the intertwined lives of three women who await absolution and revelation in the bougainvillea- and violence-filled “barrio” of Los Angeles. Frances Ramos is a voluptuous prostitute who flaunts her wealth and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Brief History of the Dead

Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9595-7 (1-4000-9595-6)

From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation’s most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between.

The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. They will reside in this afterlife until they are... Read more >
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The Illumination

Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38777-6 (0-307-38777-1)

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, and Philadelphia City Paper

What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?

At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination begins. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Things that Fall from the Sky

Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72769-6 (0-375-72769-8)

Weaving together loss and anxiety with fantastic elements and literary sleight-of-hand, Kevin Brockmeier’s richly imagined Things That Fall from the Sky views the nagging realities of the world through a hopeful lens.

In the deftly told “These Hands,” a man named Lewis recounts his time babysitting a young girl and his inconsolable... Read more >
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The Truth About Celia

Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72770-2 (0-375-72770-1)

While playing alone in her backyard one afternoon, seven-year-old Celia suddenly disappears while her father Christopher is inside giving a tour of their historic house and her mother Janet is at an orchestra rehearsal.

Utterly shattered, Christopher, a writer of fantasy and science fiction, withdraws from everyone around him, especially his wife... Read more >
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The View From the Seventh Layer

Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38776-9 (0-307-38776-3)

Peering into the often unnoticed corners of life, Kevin Brockmeier has been consistently praised for the originality of his vision, the boundlessness of his imagination and the command of his craft. Once again, in this new collection of fiction, Brockmeier shows us a fantastical world that is intimately familiar but somehow... Read more >

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Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

Written by Harold Brodkey


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72431-5 (0-679-72431-1)

"For some years now, Harold Brodkey has been making one of the great brave journeys of American literature."--Don DeLillo

"[Brodkey is] unparalleled in American fiction since the death of William Faulkner."--Harold Bloom

"For years writers and critics not ordinarily given to breathless adoration [have] compared Brodkey to Freud, Wordsworth and Whitman."--William McPherson, The... Read more >
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The Red Squad

Written by Esther Broner


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45584-0 (0-307-45584-X)

A wonderfully comic novel about the interwoven lives of a group of 1960s grad students who, forty years later, learn that they were under FBI surveillance during their activist days.

There’s Anka, who enraged the right-thinking newspaper with her outspoken politics; Kevin, a priest in the process of formally leaving the... Read more >
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The Last First Day
A Novel
Written by Carrie Brown


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90803-2 (0-307-90803-8)

From the author of The Rope Walk, here is the story of a woman’s life in its twilight, as she looks back on a harrowing childhood and on the unaccountable love and happiness that emerged from it.

Ruth has always stood firmly beside her upstanding, brilliant husband, Peter, the legendary chief of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Rope Walk
A Novel
Written by Carrie Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27809-8 (0-307-27809-3)

In The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown crafts a luminous story of a young girl's coming of age during a crucial summer in New England.

On her tenth birthday Alice meets two visitors to her quiet town: Theo, the African American grandson of her father's best friend, and Kenneth, an artist who... Read more >
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The Da Vinci Code
A Novel
Written by Dan Brown


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50420-1 (0-385-50420-9)

Winner, 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction

The Da Vinci Code is not only ‘popular’, compelling, and contemporary story-telling at its very best—it is also a highly original and provocative work ideal for a wide variety of classroom discussions.

Deftly woven into this original story are highly controversial... Read more >

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The Lovebird

Written by Natalie Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80320-7 (0-345-80320-5)

A 2013 Montana Book Award Honor Book

Margie Fitzgerald has a soft spot for helpless creatures; her warm heart breaks, her left ovary twinges, and she is smitten with sympathy. Under the spell of her seductive but troubled Latin professor, she joins a ragtag group of animal rights activists called Operation H.E.A.R.T.... Read more >
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Nice Big American Baby

Written by Judy Budnitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72686-6 (0-375-72686-1)

A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world—and imagination—knows no boundaries. “I don’t know what planet Judy Budnitz comes from,” said Newsweek on the publication of her fiction debut, Flying Leap, “but I’m happy to have her. Tremendous . . . funny, dark, adventurous, slanted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dogfight, A Love Story

Written by Matt Burgess


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47643-2 (0-307-47643-X)

What Jonathan Lethem did for Brooklyn, Matt Burgess does for Queens in this exuberant and brilliant debut novel about a young drug dealer having a very bad weekend.

Alfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose—sorry, Tariq—is returning from a stretch in prison after an... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Team Seven

Written by Marcus Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80644-4 (0-345-80644-1)

Just south of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, Andre Battel is growing away from his Jamaican family, discovering genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falling into dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. But when Andre and his crew fall behind on payments, dire and violent consequences await... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Girls
A Novel
Written by Frederick Busch


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 24, 1998
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-449-91263-8 (0-449-91263-9)

In the unrelenting cold and bitter winter of upstate New York, Jack and his wife, Fanny, are trying to cope with the desperate sorrow they feel over the death of their young daughter. The loss forms a chasm in their relationship as Jack, a sardonic Vietnam vet, looks for a way... Read more >
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Kindred

Written by Octavia Butler


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8310-9 (0-8070-8310-0)

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Kindred

Written by Octavia Butler


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8369-7 (0-8070-8369-0)

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Bloodchild and Other Stories

Written by Octavia E. Butler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-698-8 (1-58322-698-2)

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and “Speech Sounds,” winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, “Amnesty” is a story of a woman... Read more >

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Fledgling
A Novel
Written by Octavia E. Butler


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-690-2 (1-58322-690-7)

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she... Read more >

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Three by Cain
Serenade, Love's Lovely Counterfeit, The Butterfly
Written by James M. Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 1989
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72323-3 (0-679-72323-4)

All three books are written with an enduring view of the dark corners of the American psyche. Cain hammered high art out of the crude matter of betrayal, bloodshed, and perversity. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Strong West Wind
A Memoir
Written by Gail Caldwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7256-6 (0-8129-7256-2)

In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A Strong West Wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ecotopia

Written by Ernest Callenbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34847-7 (0-553-34847-7)

By "the newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley and Orwell" (Los Angeles Times), Ecotopia is a utopian novel for the new century. The nation formed by seceding states Washington, Oregon and California has achieved the perfect balance between humans and the environment. Now, after 20 years, that nation, Ecotopia, welcomes its... Read more >
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72 Hour Hold

Written by Bebe Moore Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3361-4 (1-4000-3361-6)

In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. Acclaimed author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots to create her finest work to... Read more >

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A Triple Knot
A Novel
Written by Emma Campion


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58929-3 (0-307-58929-3)

The critically acclaimed author of The King's Mistress brings another fascinating woman from history to life in a story of political intrigue, personal tragedy, and illicit love. Joan, the “Fair Maid of Kent,” is destined for a politically strategic marriage. Haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her royal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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