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Now a major motion picture! TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of the Year! -Millions of copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller #1 Indie Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
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A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.
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My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues—death, love, art, fear—and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.
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This coming-of-age novel broke the sound barrier for its generation, and for generations of readers since its first publication. Holden Caulfield's quest for identity resonates with a heartfelt and imaginative authenticity that remains peerless. 214p.
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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.
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After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches, and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. When he finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told throught the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbor and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's succient and potent prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits. 140p.
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself – with more than a million copies in print – as a modern classic. In addition to the Pulitzer, Díaz has won a host of major awards and prizes, including the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award. Now Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in the New York Times-Bestselling This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By Betty Smith

Our Price: $5.95 - $14.39
First published in 1943. The classic, poignant & deeply understanding coming-of-age story of the young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan. Through her eyes, readers are transported into the ghetto life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, circa 1902-1919. She is the fictional stand-in for the author, who grew up in the Williamsburg slums. The civilization of author Smith's Williamsburg exists in very few living memories, but is forever made indelible through the vivid portrayal presented in her novel. 'A book in which, no matter our backgrounds, we recognize ourselves.' - Anna Quindlen. 493p.
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Goodbye to All That is a collection of essays about loving and leaving the magical city of New York. Inspired by Joan Didion’s well-loved essay by the same name, this anthology features the experiences of 28 women for whom the magic of the city has worn off?whether because of loneliness after many friends marry, have kids, and head to the suburbs; jadedness about their careers; or difficulty finding true love in a place where everyone is always looking to trade up to a better mate, a better job, a better apartment.With contributions from authors such as Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, Dani Shapiro, and Emma Straub, this collection is relatable to anyone who arrived with stars in their eyes, hoping to make it. Each essay reveals the author’s own unique relationship with New York City, and together they encompass the complicated emotions all New Yorkers have about leaving.
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The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt

Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
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Delivering a suitcase of drug money ten years earlier catches up with the well-heeled Smith College alumna, convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. Now #11187-424, inmate Piper Kerman disappears 'down the rabbit hole' of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times engaging, Kerman's story provides a rare look into the lives of women in prison - why it is so many are locked away and what happens to them when they're there. List of Justice Reform Resources. 327p.
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Miles 'Pudge' Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big movement, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the 'Great Perhaps' even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. 221pages. Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellent Young Adult Literature (American Library Association).
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Paper Towns

By John Green

Our Price: $8.95
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign ofrevenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him. 305p. (Ages: YA).
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The Emmy-nominated writer and actress best known as Kelly Kapoor on The Office shares her observations on a wide range of topics from favorite male archetypes and her hatred of dieting to her loving relationship with her mother and the haphazard creative process in the Office writers' room. TV tie-in.
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