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Miami

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $14.00
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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Run River

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75250-9 (0-679-75250-1)

Joan Didion’s electrifying first novel begins with a murder on the bank of the Sacramento River—a murder that is at once an act of vengeance and a blind attempt to shore up a disintegrating marriage. Out of that act, Didion constructs a tragic and beautifully nuanced work of fiction. Read more >
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Blood and Soap
Stories
Written by Linh Dinh


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 4, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-642-1 (1-58322-642-7)

Blood and Soap is a breakthrough collection of modern-day fables from a wildly inventive American writer whose fiction has been called “terse and edgy” (Booklist) and “vividly imagined” (Kirkus Reviews). Dinh’s gift is for constructing, in the manner of Italo Calvino, simple narratives that quickly frame larger questions; with a poet’s... Read more >
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Fake House
Stories
Written by Linh Dinh


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-039-9 (1-58322-039-9)

Fake House, the first collection of short stories by poet Linh Dinh, explores the weird, atrocious, fond, and ongoing intimacies between Vietnam and the United States.

Linked by a complicated past, the characters are driven by an intense and angry energy. The politics of race and sex anchor Dinh’s work as... Read more >
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Love Like Hate
A Novel
Written by Linh Dinh


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-909-5 (1-58322-909-4)

In Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century. Protagonists Kim Lan and Hoang Long marry in Saigon during the Vietnam War, uniting in a setting that allows Dinh’s dark, deadpan humor to flourish. Describing his mushrooming... Read more >
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The Palace of Illusions
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51599-3 (0-385-51599-5)

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat.

Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us a new... Read more >
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Queen of Dreams

Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3044-6 (1-4000-3044-7)

From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity.

Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who... Read more >
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All the Time in the World
New and Selected Stories
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8203-9 (0-8129-8203-7)

From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.” Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book... Read more >
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The March
A Novel
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7615-1 (0-8129-7615-0)

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“E. L. Doctorow [is] always astonishing. . . . In The March, he dreams himself backward from The Book of Daniel to Ragtime to The Waterworks to the Civil War, into the creation myth of the Republic... Read more >
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Ragtime

Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 25, 1997
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-60297-2 (0-679-60297-6)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Ragtime opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist, swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house, and almost magically, the line between fantasy... Read more >
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Sweet Land Stories

Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7177-4 (0-8129-7177-9)

Shortlisted for the 2005 Ambassador Book Award in Fiction

One of America’s premier writers, the bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and World’s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live.

Ranging... Read more >
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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

Written by Ian Doescher


Format: Hardcover, 168 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-713-7 (1-59474-713-X)

From the author of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next installment of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle... Read more >
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At the Bottom of Everything
A Novel
Written by Ben Dolnick


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90798-1 (0-307-90798-8)

A stunning novel of friendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived.

It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam has long since decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is... Read more >
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You Know Who You Are

Written by Ben Dolnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39087-5 (0-307-39087-X)

A gorgeous novel of family life, You Know Who You Are is the story of the Vine family, Arthur, Alice, and their three children. The eldest, Will, is well-mannered and academically driven. The youngest, Cara, is a sweet little charmer. Jacob, the middle child, is less sure of who he is... Read more >
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Zoology

Written by Ben Dolnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27915-6 (0-307-27915-4)

A brilliant coming-of-age novel and a wryly comic tale of animal care, Zoology introduces one of the most memorable, oddly charming, and completely authentic narrators in contempoary fiction.

Zoology is the story of Henry Elinsky, a college flunk-out who takes a job at the Central Park Zoo and discovers that becoming an... Read more >
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The Stolen Child

Written by Keith Donohue


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9653-4 (1-4000-9653-7)

“I am a changeling–a word that describes within its own name what we are bound and intended to do. We kidnap a human child and replace him or her with one of our own. . . .”

The double story of Henry Day begins in 1949, when he is kidnapped at age... Read more >
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The Vices

Written by Lawrence Douglas


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-415-3 (1-59051-415-7)

Oliver Vice, forty-one, prominent philosopher, scholar, and art collector, is missing and presumed dead, over the side of Queen Mary 2.Troubled by his friend’s possible suicide, the unnamed narrator of Lawrence Douglas’ new novel launches an all-consuming investigation into Vice’s life history. Douglas, moving backward through time, tells a mordantly humorous... Read more >
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Girl Like Che Guevara

Written by Teresa De La Caridad Doval


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: April 1, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-397-9 (1-56947-397-8)

Sixteen-year-old Lourdes is a dedicated and proud revolutionary who spends the summer of 1982, along with her peers, at the “School-in-the-Fields,” tilling tobacco fields to prove her dedication to Fidel and the revolution.

But she is also a study of contradictions. Lourdes outwardly scoffs at the old ways but wears an... Read more >

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Haymarket
A Novel
Written by Martin Duberman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-671-1 (1-58322-671-0)

On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration of labor activists in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others.

Albert... Read more >
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Dancing After Hours
Stories
Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75114-4 (0-679-75114-9)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From a genuine hero of the American short story, Dancing After Hours is a luminous collection that reveals the seams of hurt, courage, and tenderness that run through the bedrock of contemporary American life. In these fourteen stories, Dubus depicts ordinary men and... Read more >
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In the Bedroom
Seven Stories by Andre Dubus
Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3077-4 (1-4000-3077-3)

The seven stories collected here–including “Killings,” the basis for Todd Field’s award-winning film In the Bedroom–showcase legendary writer Andre Dubus’s sheer narrative mastery in a book of quietly staggering emotional power.

A father in mourning contemplates the unthinkable as the only way to allay his grief. A boy must learn to care... Read more >

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Selected Stories

Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76730-5 (0-679-76730-4)

These twenty-three stories represent the best work of one of the finest and most emotionally revealing writers in America. Andre Dubus treats his characters--a bereaved father stalking his son's killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality... Read more >

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Bluesman
A Novel
Written by Andre Dubus III


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72516-6 (0-375-72516-4)

With House of Sand and Fog, his National Book Award-nominated novel, Andre Dubus III demonstrated his mastery of the complexities of character and desire. In this earlier novel he captures a roiling time in American history and the coming-of-age of a boy who must decide between desire, ambition, and duty.

In the... Read more >

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The Cage Keeper
And Other Stories
Written by Andre Dubus III


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72774-0 (0-375-72774-4)

Passion and betrayal, violent desperation, ambivalent love that hinges on hatred, and the quest for acceptance by those who stand on the edge of society–these are the hard-hitting themes of a stunningly crafted first collection of stories by the bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog.

A vigilant young man working... Read more >
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Gazelle

Written by Rikki Ducornet


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72043-4 (0-385-72043-2)

As mesmerizing as a tale from the lips of Sheherazade, Gazelle traces the story of Elizabeth, a thirteen-year-old American girl whose adolescent passion is awakened in the exotic climate of 1950s Cairo. While her mother–whose beauty and sexual prowess both frighten and fascinate Elizabeth–moves into a hotel to pursue a string... Read more >
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