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Disaster Was My God
A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Bruce Duffy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74286-5 (0-307-74286-5)

Arthur Rimbaud burst onto the literary scene in 1871 with a startling new voice, transforming himself from an anonymous country boy into the sensation of Paris. His explosive life included a passionate affair with the older (and married) poet Paul Verlaine, and a prosperous career as a trader and arms dealer... Read more >
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Laughing Without an Accent
Adventures of a Global Citizen
Written by Firoozeh Dumas


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49957-8 (0-345-49957-3)

Selected for the 2010 Common Reading Program at the University of Minnesota, Duluth
Selected for The Big Read: New Hampshire–2010


In the bestselling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California. Now she again mines her rich Persian heritage in Laughing Without an Accent, sharing... Read more >
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The Brothers K

Written by David James Duncan


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37849-8 (0-553-37849-X)

"Another quintessentially American saga from Oregon writer Duncan, moving from the metaphysics of fishing in his first novel (The River Why) to an exploration here of bush-league baseball and the perils of Seventh-Day Adventism during the Vietnam era…This epic story is…marvelously detailed and poignant."--Kirkus Reviews Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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By Blood We Live

Written by Glen Duncan


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74219-3 (0-307-74219-9)

The final battle between werewolves and vampires has an unexpected twist: love.

With twenty thousand years under his belt, Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, who haunts his dreams as a memory from his ancient past. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla: She is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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By Blood We Live

Written by Glen Duncan


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59510-2 (0-307-59510-2)

First Glen Duncan gave us his monstrously thrilling, genre-reinventing The Last Werewolf: the tale of Jake, a werewolf with a profoundly human heart, considering bringing to an end the timeless legend of his kind . . . Then Talulla Rising: Jake’s werewolf lover, mother to newborn twins, on the run from... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dud Avocado

Written by Elaine Dundy
Introduction by Terry Teachout


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-232-2 (1-59017-232-9)

Elaine Dundy’s semi-autobiographical comic novel follows the misadventures of an American girl who impulsively quits college and heads off to conquer Paris in the 1950s.

Sally Jay Gorce sets out to become an actress, but what she really wants to do is experience the wide world, and to “make her wits... Read more >
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Geek Love
A Novel
Written by Katherine Dunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71334-7 (0-375-71334-4)

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . ... Read more >
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Ella Minnow Pea
A Novel in Letters
Written by Mark Dunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72243-8 (0-385-72243-5)

Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram,* “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and... Read more >
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Nothing Lost

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3501-4 (1-4000-3501-5)

A grisly racial murder in what news commentators insist on calling “the heartland.” A feeding frenzy of mass media and seamy politics. An illicit love affair with the potential to wreck lives. In his grandly inventive last novel, John Gregory Dunne orchestrated these elements into a symphony of American violence, chicanery... Read more >
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The Other Lands
The Acacia Trilogy, Book Two
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-38676-2 (0-307-38676-7)

David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn.

A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Pride of Carthage

Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72249-0 (0-385-72249-4)

An epic work of literary fiction about the superb military leader of Carthage, Hannibal Barca, and his struggle against the mighty Roman Republic.

With a vast cast of characters and nationalities, twists of fate, and tales of inspired leadership, David Anthony Durham perfectly captures the legendary Hannibal's world in Pride of Carthage... Read more >
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Sum
Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Written by David Eagleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38993-0 (0-307-38993-6)

At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your... Read more >
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Rat

Written by Fernanda Eberstadt


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47239-7 (0-307-47239-6)

Fifteen-year-old Celia Bonnet, nicknamed “Rat,” lives a peaceful life with her mother, Vanessa, a free-spirited local beauty, and Morgan, the nine-year-old orphan they have taken in. Their farmhouse compound, nestled just north of the Spanish Catalan border, is surrounded by artichoke fields and glittering ocean, cliffs where they can spy down... Read more >
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Emerald City

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38753-0 (0-307-38753-4)

These eleven masterful stories – the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan – deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan’s characters – models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls – are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as... Read more >
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The Invisible Circus

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38752-3 (0-307-38752-6)

In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in... Read more >
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The Keep

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7974-2 (1-4000-7974-8)

Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep –the tower, the last stand –is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive.

Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later... Read more >
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Look at Me
A Novel
Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72135-6 (0-385-72135-8)

At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a... Read more >
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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47747-7 (0-307-47747-9)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59283-5 (0-307-59283-9)

Jennifer Egan’s spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other’s pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Winemaker's Daughter

Written by Timothy Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3410-9 (1-4000-3410-8)

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist: a stunning first novel that takes us from the wine country of the Pacific Northwest to the vineyards of Italy.

Brunella Cartolano is passionate and high-spirited, an accomplished architect and a daughter of the American West who tends to fall in love with lost... Read more >
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The Circle

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80729-8 (0-345-80729-4)

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.
 
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run... Read more >

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The Circle

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35139-3 (0-385-35139-9)

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The... Read more >

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A Hologram for the King
A Novel
Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94751-2 (0-307-94751-3)

A National Book Award Finalist
One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year
One of the Best Books of the Year from The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a... Read more >
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How We Are Hungry

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9556-8 (1-4000-9556-5)

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical, and intensely soulful group of stories written over the past four years. Though they range from a doomed Irish setter's tales of running and jumping ("After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned") to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Is the What

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38590-1 (0-307-38590-6)

What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children—the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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