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The Drowning House
A Novel
Written by Elizabeth Black


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94906-6 (0-307-94906-0)

Mourning for her daughter and her crumbling marriage, photographer Clare Porterfield returns to her childhood home in Galveston, Texas, hoping to find distraction in mounting an exhibition featuring the island’s vivid history.

Things haven’t changed much during her decade away: her relationship with her mother and older sister is still fraught and... Read more >
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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You
Stories
Written by Amy Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 174 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 31, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70557-1 (0-375-70557-0)

Amy Bloom was nominated for a National Book Award for her first collection, Come to Me, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Antaeus, and other magazines, and in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In her new collection, she enhances her... Read more >
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Before You Know Kindness

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3165-8 (1-4000-3165-6)

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives, presents his most ambitious and multi-layered novel to date—examining wildly divisive issues in today’s America with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.

On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out in a garden, and a man falls to the ground... Read more >

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The Buffalo Soldier
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72546-3 (0-375-72546-6)

With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents this resonant novel about the formation of an unconventional family—the ties that bind it, and the strains that pull it apart. Two years after their twin daughters died in a flash flood, Terry and Laura Sheldon, a Vermont... Read more >
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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53483-3 (0-385-53483-3)

A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear... Read more >

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The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74392-3 (0-307-74392-6)

1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But when two soldiers—a German and an Italian—arrive at their doorstep asking to see an ancient... Read more >

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The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53481-9 (0-385-53481-7)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany.

1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will... Read more >

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The Sandcastle Girls

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74391-6 (0-307-74391-8)

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First... Read more >

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How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
A Novel
Written by Christopher Boucher


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-63-9 (1-935554-63-8)

If you think raising a kid in today’s world is hard, imagine how tough it would be if your child also happened to be a Volkswagen Beetle. And not a modern Beetle at that, but a 1960’s-era Bug who tended to forget himself racing joyously and heedlessly down the highway, only... Read more >
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The Revolution of Little Girls

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73812-1 (0-679-73812-6)

No matter how hard she tries, Ellen Burns will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen she spikes her Cokes with spirits of ammonia and baffles her elders with Freedom Riding sympathies. As a young... Read more >
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Terminal Velocity

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75032-1 (0-679-75032-0)

"In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon... Read more >
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Babylon Rolling

Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38824-7 (0-307-38824-7)

Ariel May and her husband, Ed, have just moved to New Orleans with their two small children. Their neighbor, Fearius, is a fifteen-year-old just out of juvenile detention. Across the street, an elderly couple, the Browns, are only trying to pass their days in peace, while Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges, a... Read more >
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Pretty Little Dirty

Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9682-4 (1-4000-9682-0)

Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise—her mother has shut... Read more >
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Rock Paper Tiger

Written by Lisa Brackmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-951-3 (1-56947-951-8)

American Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper is down and out in Beijing when a chance encounter with a Uighur–a member of a Chinese Muslim minority–at the home of her sort-of boyfriend Lao Zhang turns her life upside down. Lao Zhang disappears, and suddenly multiple security organizations are hounding her for information... Read more >
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Listen to the Echoes
The Ray Bradbury Interviews
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller
Foreword by Black Francis


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Stop Smiling Books
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-03-5 (1-935554-03-4)

A definitive collection of interviews with one of America's most famous writers, covering his life, faith, friends, politics, and visions of the future.

Ray Bradbury, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, is one of the most influential writers of the... Read more >
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The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Written by Ray Bradbury
Introduction by Christopher Buckley


Format: Hardcover, 1112 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26905-8 (0-307-26905-1)

One hundred of Ray Bradbury’s remarkable stories which have, together with his classic novels, earned him an immense international audience and his place among the most imaginative and enduring writers of our time.

Here are the Martian stories, tales that vividly animate the red planet, with its brittle cities and double-mooned sky... Read more >

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The Vintage Bradbury
The greatest stories by America's most distinguished practioner of speculative fiction
Written by Ray Bradbury


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72946-4 (0-679-72946-1)

Once upon a time people described Ray Bradbury as a particularly gifted writer of science fiction. Today he seems more like a magical realist, a small-town American cousin to Borges and Garcia Marquez. A writer whose vision of the world is so intense that the objects in it sometimes levitate or... Read more >

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Dogwalker
Stories
Written by Arthur Bradford


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72669-9 (0-375-72669-1)

Tender and satiric, hilarious and humane, Dogwalker plunks readers down in a land of misfits and the circumstantially strange–where one young man buys drugs from a dealer who locks his customers in a closet, while another lands a cat-faced circus freak for a roommate, and yet another must choose between his... Read more >
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Restoration

Written by John Ed Bradley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72116-5 (0-385-72116-1)

A missing painting by a legendary suicide provides the key to John Ed Bradley’s mesmerizing novel of New Orleansa city where art, sex, and race link the city’s decadent past with its decaying present.

The mysterious Levette Asmore was a legend in New Orleans even before he apparently threw himself off the... Read more >
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All Over but the Shoutin'

Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77402-0 (0-679-77402-5)

This moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's... Read more >
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The Prince of Frogtown

Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3268-6 (1-4000-3268-7)

The final volume of Rick Bragg's bestselling and beloved American saga documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill and to Rick's father, the troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow.

Inspired by Rick Bragg's love for his stepson... Read more >
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Fan-Tan

Written by Marlon Brando and Donald Cammell
Edited by David Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9626-8 (1-4000-9626-X)

A wholly unexpected, hugely entertaining work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate, on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai—a larger-than-life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself.

Anatole “Annie” Doultry is in his early fifties, with an imposing... Read more >
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Incantation of Frida K.

Written by Kate Braverman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-571-4 (1-58322-571-4)

“I was born in rain and I will die in rain,” begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations... Read more >
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Lithium for Medea
A Novel
Written by Kate Braverman
Foreword by Rick Moody


Format: Trade Paperback, 366 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-471-7 (1-58322-471-8)

Lithium for Medea is as much a tale of addiction–to sex, drugs, and dysfunctional family chains–as it is one of mothers and daughters, their mutual rebellion and unconscious mimicry. Here is the story according to Rose–the daughter of a narcissistic, emotionally crippled mother and a father who shadowboxes with death in... Read more >
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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 >
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