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The Whalestoe Letters
From House of Leaves
Written by Mark Z. Danielewski


Format: Trade Paperback, 86 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71441-2 (0-375-71441-3)

Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lièvre sent her son, Johnny Truant, a series of letters from The Three Attic Whalestoe Institute, a psychiatric facility in Ohio where she spent the final years of her life. Beautiful, heartfelt, and tragic, this correspondence reveals the powerful and deeply moving relationship between a... Read more >

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Breath, Eyes, Memory
A Novel
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 18, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70504-5 (0-375-70504-X)

Set in the villages of Haiti and in New York's community of Haitian exiles, Breath, Eyes, Memory is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then, at the age of 12, is summoned to join in her in the United... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dew Breaker

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3429-1 (1-4000-3429-9)

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction


We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Krik? Krak!

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76657-5 (0-679-76657-X)

When Haitians tell a story, they say, "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer, "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Darwin Conspiracy

Written by John Darnton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3483-3 (1-4000-3483-3)

From the author of the bestselling Neanderthal comes this novel of gripping suspense and scientific conquest–a page-turning historical mystery that brilliantly explores the intrigue behind Darwin and his theory of evolution.

It’s 1831, and aboard HMS Beagle the young Charles Darwin sets off down the English Channel for South America. More than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Calling Mr. King

Written by Ronald De Feo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-475-7 (1-59051-475-0)

Long considered cool, distant, and absolutely reliable, an American-born hit man, working throughout Europe, grows increasingly distracted and begins to develop an unexpected passion for architecture and art while engaged in his deadly profession. Although he welcomes this energizing break from his routine, he comes to realize that it is an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Palladio

Written by Jonathan Dee


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72641-5 (0-375-72641-1)

In her small upstate New York town, Molly Howe is admired for her beauty, poise, and character, until one day a secret is exposed and she is cruelly ostracized. She escapes to Berkeley, where she finds solace in a young art student named John Wheelwright. They embark on an intense, all-consuming... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dhalgren

Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70668-4 (0-375-70668-2)

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem).

Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there…. The... Read more >

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The Names

Written by Don Delillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72295-3 (0-679-72295-5)

Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Players

Written by Don Delillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72293-9 (0-679-72293-9)

In Players DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ratner's Star

Written by Don Delillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72292-2 (0-679-72292-0)

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star  follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Running Dog

Written by Don Delillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72294-6 (0-679-72294-7)

DeLillo's Running Dog, originally published in 1978, follows Moll Robbins, a New York city journalist trailing the activities of an influential senator. In the process, she is dragged into the black market world of erotica and shady, infatuated men, where a cat-and-mouse chase for an erotic film rumored to "star" Adolph... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Escape

Written by Barbara Delinsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47597-8 (0-307-47597-2)

Emily Aulenbach is an idealistic young lawyer who once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse. Instead, she now spends her days in a cubicle arguing victims of corporate greed out of their rightful claims. She no longer connects with much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her... Read more >

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Apocalypse Then
Stories
Written by Rick DeMarinis


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 7, 2004
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-637-7 (1-58322-637-0)

Despite the world’s insecurities, the most common drama of all is not of apocalypse now, but of apocalypse deferred; the pain of living is having to wait it out. In Apocalypse Then, DeMarinis’ characters try alcohol, they try travel, and (most of all) they try off-limits love. They find themselves in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Borrowed Hearts
New and Selected Stories
Written by Rick DeMarinis
Introduction by James Welch


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-040-5 (1-58322-040-2)

Borrowed Hearts traces the development of Rick DeMarinis’s incantatory voice, including newer work as well as stories selected from his three previous, highly acclaimed collections: Under Wheat (1986), the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction; The Coming of the Free World, a New York Times Notable Book... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Mama's Boy
A Novel
Written by Rick DeMarinis


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-911-8 (1-58322-911-6)

Gus Reppo’s parents have everything figured out for their son, right down to the county where they hope he’ll practice dentistry. And when they follow him to the air force base where he enlists–who else will make sure he’s served adequate meals?–he realizes it’s not going to be easy shaking off... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Year of the Zinc Penny
A Novel
Written by Rick DeMarinis


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-638-4 (1-58322-638-9)

Trygve Soren Napoli is a ten-year-old just beginning to realize that he is alone in the world. Certain inescapable quirks tip him off: He cannot stop himself from repeating aloud each of his sentences, even after his stepfather tapes his mouth shut. Strange black hairs grow from the back of his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Deadwood

Written by Pete Dexter


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7971-1 (1-4000-7971-3)

DEADWOOD, DAKOTA TERRITORIES, 1876: Legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Bill, aging and sick but still able to best any man in a fair gunfight, just wants to be left alone... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Paperboy

Written by Pete Dexter


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 1, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31572-2 (0-385-31572-4)

From the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Paris Trout comes a story of the exploitative world of newspapers. Ward James is a reclusive, obsessed young reporter, half of a famous investigative team in Miami, the son of a newspaper family. His younger brother, Jack, recently expelled from the University... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Train

Written by Pete Dexter


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71409-2 (0-375-71409-X)

Train is a 18-year-old black caddy at an exclusive L.A. country club. He is a golf prodigy, but the year is 1953 and there is no such thing as a black golf prodigy. Nevertheless, Train draws the interest of Miller Packard, a gambler whose smiling, distracted air earned him the nickname... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Deliverance

Written by James Dickey


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 10, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31387-2 (0-385-31387-X)

A masterpiece of descriptive writing, James Dickey's adventure pitting four contemporary urban men against Georgia's remotest white-water river-and a far more frightening human enemy-is a work of rare emotional power. Four suburban men take a canoe trip down a wild North Georgia river and are caught in a primitive, violent test... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Book of Common Prayer

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75486-2 (0-679-75486-5)

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.

A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Democracy

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75485-5 (0-679-75485-7)

Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency. Her husband’s handler would like the press to forget that Inez’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Last Thing He Wanted

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75285-1 (0-679-75285-4)

This intricate, fast-paced story, whose many scenes and details fit together like so many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, is Didion’s incisive and chilling look at a modern world where things are not working as they should and where the oblique and official language is as sinister as the events it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Miami

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78180-6 (0-679-78180-3)

It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro’s enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder... Read more >
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