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  • A Pale View of Hills

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $13.45 - $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679722670
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: September 1990
    From the author of The Remains of the Day. Ishiguro's highly acclaimed first novel, is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her eldest daughter. In a story where past and present confuse in a haunting and sometimes macabre way, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of WWII, even as she recounts the weirdnesses and calamities of her own life. 183p.
  • A Shooting Star

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140252415
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: November 1996
    Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of the absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. From the author of The Spectator Bird (National Book Award, 1977). 433p.
  • Already Dead: A California Gothic

    By Denis Johnson

    Our Price: $19.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060929091
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: June 1998
    The tangled story of Nelson Fairchild Jr., disenfranchised scion to a northern California land fortune. A relentless failure, Nelson has botched nearly every scheme he's attempted to pull off. Now his future lies in a potentially profitable marijuana patch hidden in the lush old-growth redwoods on the family land. Nelson has some serious problems. His marriage has fallen apart, and he may lose his land, cash and crop in the divorce. What's more, in need of some quick cash, he had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worth of cocaine through customs for Harry Lally, a major player in a drug syndicate. Chickening out just before bringing the drugs through, he flushed the powder. Now Lally wants him dead, and two goons are hot on his trail. Desperate, terrified and alone, for Nelson, there may be only one way out. 448p.
  • As I Lay Dying

    By William Faulkner

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099479314
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 1996
    (Vintage Classics). The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, William Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary and enduring power. 248p.
  • Asylum

    By Patrick McGrath

    Our Price: $13.90 - $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679781387
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1998
    A nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness. In the summer of 1959 the beautiful and headstrong Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband Max at his new posting - a maximum-security mental hospital. Abrilliant and magnetic patient soon captivates Stella, and not even the knowledge of his ghastly crime deters her from the passion that threatens to destroy her sanity and happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount Classics (March 2005), starring Sir Ian McKellen, Natasha Richardson, and Marton Csokas, and directed by David Mackenzie ('Young Adam'). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 254p.
  • Barabbas

    By Par Lagerkvist

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679725442
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: November 1989
    Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. He is a man condemned to have no god. 'Christos Jesus' is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, 'I want to believe.' Par Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951.
  • Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

    By John Moe

    Our Price: $15.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385349109
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: June 2014
    Through hilarious fictitious emails, letters, memos and diary entries, the author of the "Pop Culture Correspondences" column discusses bizarre moments that have become part of our shared culture, revealing the farcical backstories of songs, TV shows and movies. Original. 40,000 first printing.
  • Enon

    By Paul Harding

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780434021727
    • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
    • Published: September 2013
    Second beautiful, poetic novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers.
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    By Tom Robbins

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781842430248
    • Publisher: No Exit Press
    • Published: November 2001
    Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and estatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.
  • Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

    By Antonia Fraser

    Our Price: $13.90 - $14.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385471909
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: October 1997
    This work untangles the web of religion, politics, and personalities surrounding the infamous act of terrorism, November 5, 1605. Planned by a group of English Catholics in response to a history of severe penal laws againstCatholicism, the Gunpowder Plot was a desperate, doomed conspiracy that led to torture, executions and a rise of anti-Catholic sentiment. A gripping and dramatic history. Illus., 3 8-page B&W photo inserts. Pap.
  • Gabriel's Gift

    By Hanif Kureishi

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571209293
    • Publisher: FABER & FABER LIMITED
    • Published: March 2002
    A fifteen-year-old North London schoolboy tries to come to terms with a new life after the equilibrium of his family home has been shattered by the outing of his father. 178p.
  • Girlchild: A Novel

    By Tupelo Hassman

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250024060
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2013
    Obsessively following the edicts of the Girl Scouts Handbook in spite of her lack of a troop, young Rory longs to escape the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother, an effort marked by her fastidious collection of diaries, social worker reports and other family records. A first novel.
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't

    By Jim Collins

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780066620992
    • Publisher: HarperBusiness
    • Published: 2001
    Business leadership advice by the coauthor of 'Built to Last.' Carefully researched and well-written, it disproves most of the current management hype - from the cult of the superhuman CEO to the cut of IT to the acquisitions and merger mania. Notes, index. 300p.
  • Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost it to the Revolution

    By T.J. English

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061712746
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: June 2009
    To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob - withthe corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket - owned Havanna's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore. But Mob dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead an uprising of the disfranchised - an epic battle known as the Cuban Revolution. Illus.
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life

    By Alain De Botton

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780330354912
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: April 1998
    A deep dip into the very madeleine Marcel Proust. Stylish, erudite, and frequently humrous, the bok suggests that Proust is as relevant today as he was in fin de siecle Paris. 215p.