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Waiting Ha Jin

Chinese emigrant Ha Jin's extraordinary first novel, Waiting, recently won the National Book Award for Fiction. Jin tells the story of Lin Kong, a doctor in the Chinese army forced years ago into an arranged marriage to an illiterate peasant. His longing for the freedom to marry the woman he truly loves is a startling tale of the universality of love and its myriad complications.
 
The Tiny One Eliza Minot

In her debut novel The Tiny One, Eliza Minot beautifully captures the voice of her eight-year-old narrator. Read an interview with the author, and hear and read excerpts from her book.
 
Lost in the Funhouse Bill Zehme

In Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman, Bill Zehme, the New York Times best-selling author of The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and The Lost Art of Livin', takes us through the maze of Andy Kaufman's mind and lets us sit deep behind his mad, dazzling blue eyes to see, firsthand, the fanciful landscape that was his life. Controversial, chaotic, splendidly surreal, and tragically brief--what a life it was.
 
And the Sea is Never Full Elie Wiesel

The concluding volume of Nobel Prize-winner Elie Wiesel's memoirs not only revisits his friendships and quarrels with world leaders over the years; it addresses the most pressing issues of our time, and takes on as its main theme the importance and limitations of memory itself.
 
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