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james ellroy   James Ellroy is the undisputed heavyweight champion of L.A. noir. His new book, Crime Wave, explores that city's underbelly, evoking Hollywood's golden age of murder, scandals, and corruption.  
haruki murakami   South of the Border, West of the Sun is the follow-up to Haruki Murakami's best-seller, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Hajime is a married family man: how much is he willing to risk for his childhood soulmate?  
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