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Sapogonia

Written by Ana Castillo


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1994
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47080-3 (0-385-47080-0)

In "Sapogonia," the revised edition of Ana Castillo's second novel, the complexities of mixed race relations and heritage in Latin America are examined.  In her second novel, Castillo (the author of The Mixquiahuala Letters) examines the obsessive struggle between a man and a woman, two natives of the metaphorical country of Sapogonia... Read more >

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content)
A Novel
Written by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8358-6 (0-8129-8358-0)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon.

A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
A Novel
Written by Michael Chabon


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-45004-7 (0-679-45004-1)

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened... Read more >

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McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

Edited by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3339-3 (1-4000-3339-X)

A Vintage Contemporaries Original

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon and the editors of the award-winning iconoclastic magazine McSweeneys comes this wildly entertaining collection of never-before-published stories—gathered here for the first time.

McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales offers an originally modern take on an old tradition of storytelling. Here are America’s most popular... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Wonder Boys
A Novel
Written by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7921-3 (0-8129-7921-4)

A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, Wonder Boys firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady... Read more >

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Collected Stories

Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: Hardcover, 1336 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41500-5 (0-375-41500-9)

For the first time in one book—all of Raymond Chandler's short fiction, including stories long out of print. With an introduction by John Bayley.

Twenty-five stories in all, long and short, remind us again why Chandler's characters are among the most alluring and imitated in twentieth-century fiction.


“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt... Read more >

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The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback

Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: Hardcover, 1016 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41502-9 (0-375-41502-5)

Chandler's four later novels. The Lady in the Lake follows Marlowe out of his natural (city-streets) habitat, into the mountains above L.A. and deep into trouble. In The Little Sister, he uncovers a little blackmail, a lot of drugs, and more than enough murder. In The Long Goodbye, a war-scarred drunk... Read more >

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Chinatown Beat

Written by Henry Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-478-5 (1-56947-478-8)

NYPD Detective Jack Yu was raised in Chinatown. Some of his old friends are criminals now; some are dead.

Recently transferred to his old neighborhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white, Jack is confronted with a serial rapist who preys on young Chinese girls. Then Uncle Four, an elderly... Read more >
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Among the Missing

Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44161-4 (0-345-44161-3)

***2001 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE - FICTION***

***AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTABLE BOOK AWARD - FICTION***

In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon imagines... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Await Your Reply
A Novel
Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47603-6 (0-345-47603-4)

A 2009 New York Times Notable Book

The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways–and with unexpected consequences–in acclaimed author Dan Chaon’s gripping, brilliantly written new novel.

Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can’t stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten... Read more >
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Fitting Ends

Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44909-2 (0-345-44909-6)

Fitting Ends is the first collection of fiction by the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist Among the Missing and now appears in this newly revised edition with two never before collected stories.

Written before Among the Missing and originally published by Northwestern University Press, Fitting Ends features thirteen stories... Read more >
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Stay Awake
Stories
Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53038-7 (0-345-53038-1)

“Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.”—Boston Sunday Globe

“Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many.”—The Washington Pos
t

These haunting, suspenseful stories by acclaimed author Dan Chaon feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls—lost, fragile, searching characters who wander between ordinary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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You Remind Me of Me
A Novel
Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 26, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44140-9 (0-345-44140-0)

With his critically acclaimed Among the Missing and Fitting Ends, award-winning author Dan Chaon proved himself a master of the short story form. He is a writer, observes the Chicago Tribune, who can “convincingly squeeze whole lives into a mere twenty pages or so.” Now Chaon marshals his notable talents in... Read more >
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Hottentot Venus
A Novel
Written by Barbara Chase-Riboud


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3208-2 (1-4000-3208-3)

In this extraordinary novel based on a true story, Chase-Riboud recounts the tragic life of Sarah Baartman, a South African herdswoman exhibited as a “scientific curiosity” in the capitals of nineteenth-century Europe. She re-creates in vivid, shocking detail the racism and sexism at the heart of European imperialism. In an unforgettable... Read more >
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Bullet Park

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73787-2 (0-679-73787-1)

Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles, a nice fellow who loves his wife and son to blissful distraction... Read more >
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Falconer

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73786-5 (0-679-73786-3)

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into his childhood. Only Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and exhilarating humor that... Read more >
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The Journals of John Cheever

Written by John Cheever
Edited by Robert Gottlieb


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 9, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38725-7 (0-307-38725-9)

In these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.

John Cheever's journals provide peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world... Read more >
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Oh What a Paradise It Seems

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1992
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73785-8 (0-679-73785-5)

Cheever's last novel is a fable set in a village so idyllic it has no fast-food outlet and having as its protagonist an old man, Lemuel Sears, who still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears's paradise is threatened; the pond he... Read more >
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The Stories of John Cheever

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72442-8 (0-375-72442-7)

When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Red Chamber

Written by Pauline A. Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94656-0 (0-307-94656-8)

In eighteenth-century China, the beautiful orphan Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to seek shelter with her mother's family in Beijing. At Rongguo Mansion, she is drawn into a world of sumptuous feasts, silken robes, and sparkling jewels—as well as a complex web of secret rivalries and intrigues that threatens... Read more >
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The House Behind the Cedars

Written by Charles Chesnutt
Introduction by Judith Jackson Fossett


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 9, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6616-9 (0-8129-6616-3)

One of the most significant novels of racial boundaries in American literature, The House Behind the Cedars tells of John and Lena Walden, mulatto siblings who pass for white in the postbellum American South. The drama that unfolds as they travel between black and white worlds constitutes a riveting portrait of... Read more >
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Ohio Angels
A Novel
Written by Harriet Scott Chessman


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 1, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-519-6 (1-58322-519-6)

Harriet Scott Chessman’s Ohio Angels is an intimate and a lyrical story about friendship and family struggles. Hallie, a painter who now lives in Brooklyn, returns to her family home in Ohio, where she unearths a secret about her parents. Her discovery sheds light on her mother’s depression, which shadowed her... Read more >

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Like One of the Family
Conversations from a Domestic's Life
Written by Alice Childress
Introduction by Trudier Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 31, 1986
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0903-1 (0-8070-0903-2)

*Suggested Fiction Reading for Fans of The Help - Association of Black Women Historians

Like One of the Family
, which provides historical context for Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help, is comprised of a series of conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge. They create a vibrant picture of the... Read more >
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The Astral

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47335-6 (0-307-47335-X)

In the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, rests a huge rose-colored apartment building called The Astral. For decades it was the happy home of the poet Harry Quirk, his wife, Luz, and their two children: Karina, now a fervent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community... Read more >
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The Epicure's Lament

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72098-4 (0-385-72098-X)

Hugo Whittier—failed poet and former kept man—is a wily misanthrope with a taste for whiskey, women, and his own cooking. Afflicted with a rare disease that will be fatal unless he quits smoking, Hugo retreats to his once aristocratic family’s dilapidated mansion, determined to smoke himself to death without forfeiting any... Read more >
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