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The Great Man

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27734-3 (0-307-27734-8)

Winner of 2007 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The Epicure’s Lament, a novel of literary rivalry in which two competing biographers collide in their quest for the truth about a great artist.

Oscar Feldman, the “Great Man,” was a New York city painter of the heroic generation of the... Read more >
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In the Drink
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72021-2 (0-385-72021-1)

In this compassionate, wise, and comical debut, Kate Christensen gives an engaging and authentic voice to a new generation of single urban women.

Claudia Steiner never intended for her life to become such a disaster. At the age of twenty-nine she finds herself serving as secretary to an insane, aging socialite who... Read more >
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Jeremy Thrane
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72034-2 (0-385-72034-3)

Jeremy Thrane seems to have everything. As the long-time boyfriend of the handsome (but deeply closeted) movie star Ted Masterson, he lives rent-free in a beautiful apartment on the top floor of Ted’s Manhattan brownstone and has an easy job that gives him plenty of time to read books and write... Read more >
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The Deaths of Tao

Written by Wesley Chu


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-85766-332-0 (0-85766-332-1)

The sequel to The Lives of Tao

The Prophus and the Genjix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity’s social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the... Read more >
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The Lives of Tao

Written by Wesley Chu


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-85766-329-0 (0-85766-329-1)

2014 ALEX Award Winner
 
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.

He wasn’t.

He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of... Read more >
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Heroic Measures

Written by Jill Ciment


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38678-6 (0-307-38678-3)

New York City is on high alert—a gasoline truck is “stuck” in the Midtown tunnel and the driver has fled. Through panic and gridlock, Alex and Ruth must transport their beloved old dachshund—whose back legs are suddenly paralyzed—to the animal hospital, using a cutting board as a stretcher. But this is... Read more >
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The Tattoo Artist
A Novel
Written by Jill Ciment


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7844-8 (1-4000-7844-X)

Winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for 2005


In 1970, Sara Ehrenreich boards a small plane and returns to New York City with much fanfare; she will be featured in Life magazine. She has not left Ta'un'uu—the South Seas island upon which she and her husband, Philip, were marooned during a... Read more >
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Caramelo

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74258-6 (0-679-74258-1)

The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life.

Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of... Read more >
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The House on Mango Street

Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 1991
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73477-2 (0-679-73477-5)

In her acclaimed debut work, Cisneros tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza's thoughts and emotions are expressed in her fable-like poems and stories, which portray the alternating beauty and desolation of her life and its realities. Esperanza doesn't want... Read more >

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Woman Hollering Creek
And Other Stories
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73856-5 (0-679-73856-8)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an... Read more >
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The Rathbones

Written by Janice Clark


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53693-6 (0-385-53693-3)

A gothic, literary adventure set in New England, Janice Clark's haunting debut chronicles one hundred years of a once prosperous and now crumbling whaling family, told by its last surviving member.

Mercy Rathbone, fifteen years old, is the diminutive scion of the Rathbone clan. Her father, the last in the beleaguered dynasty... Read more >

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The Legal Limit

Written by Martin Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38866-7 (0-307-38866-2)

Gates Hunt is a compulsive felon, serving a stiff penitentiary sentence for selling cocaine. His brother, Mason, however, has escaped their bitter, impoverished upbringing to become the commonwealth's attorney for their rural hometown in Virginia, where he enjoys a contented life with his wife and spitfire daughter. But Mason's idyll is... Read more >
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Plain Heathen Mischief

Written by Martin Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3411-6 (1-4000-3411-6)

Moments after finishing a six-month sentence in the Roanoke jail for a crime he might not have committed, Baptist minister Joel King is served some unwelcome papers. His wife wants a divorce, and the teenage vixen everyone believes he seduced is suing him for five million dollars.

Holding on to his faith... Read more >
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The Hills at Home
A Novel
Written by Nancy Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3096-5 (1-4000-3096-X)

In this rich and wonderfully comic family story we meet the Hills, an irrepressible New England clan. First and foremost is the maiden aunt and matriarch, Lily, whose great old manse is invaded, in the summer of 1989, as the members of her family descend upon her one by one. From... Read more >
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A Way From Home
A Novel
Written by Nancy Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7871-4 (1-4000-7871-7)

It is 1992, and the Lowe family is living in a centuries-old castle in Prague. Alden Lowe works at the Czech Ministry of Finance and his wife Becky advises women entrepreneurs. With their daugher Julie, they appear a fortunate American family, but after twenty years with Alden, Becky shocks the family... Read more >
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Love Among the Ruins
A Novel
Written by Robert Clark


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3030-9 (1-4000-3030-7)

When William Lowry writes to Emily Byrne–I don’t know if you know that you know me–the seventeen-year-old hardly suspects that his life, along with the rest of America, is about to change forever. But the day Emily receives the letter and composes a response–I know who you are. In fact, I... Read more >

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Girls in White Dresses

Written by Jennifer Close


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74369-5 (0-307-74369-1)

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these... Read more >

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Girls in White Dresses

Written by Jennifer Close


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59685-7 (0-307-59685-0)

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after... Read more >

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The Smart One

Written by Jennifer Close


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74370-1 (0-307-74370-5)

The Coffey siblings are having a rough year. Martha is thirty and working at J. Crew after a spectacular career flameout; Claire has broken up with her fiancé and locked herself in her New York apartment until her bank account looks as grim as her mood; and the baby of the... Read more >

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The Smart One

Written by Jennifer Close


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59686-4 (0-307-59686-9)

With her best-selling debut, Girls in White Dresses (An “irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel” —Marie Claire), Jennifer Close captured friendship in those what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. Now, with her sparkling new novel of parenthood and sibling rivalry, Close turns her gimlet eye to the only thing messier than friendship: family.

Weezy... Read more >

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America Noir
Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era
Written by David Cochran


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-218-8 (1-58834-218-2)

In America Noir David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers challenged the social pieties prevalent during the Cold War, such as the superiority of the American democracy, the benevolence of free enterprise, and the sanctity of the suburban family. Rod Sterling’s The Twilight Zone featured victims of vast, faceless, bureaucratic... Read more >

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Inspired Sleep
A Novel
Written by Robert Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71887-8 (0-375-71887-7)

Award-winning author of the acclaimed novels The Organ Builder and The Here and Now, Robert Cohen presents a wildly entertaining work of fiction that is also a provocative indictment of our over-medicated society.

Ian Ogelvie and Bonnie Saks are drawn together by an experimental drug–he as researcher, she as test subject... Read more >

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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 >
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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: 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 >
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