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A Passage to India (Movie tie-in edition)

By E.M. Forster

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A 75th anniversary edition of the novel that hauntingly evokes India at the peak of the British colonial era, complete with the racial tension that underscored every aspect of daily life. Transformed into an AcademyAward-winning film. 362p. Pap.
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A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.
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Atonement: A Novel

By Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Kindle Price: $11.99
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The acclaimed and legendary Bob Marley was a musical prophet, famous for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. This book finally looks beyond the myths to reveal the private side of a man few people ever really knew.Drawing on original interviews with those closest to Marley, author Christopher John Farley paints a unique portrait of one of the most enduring and charismatic musical artists of the late 20th century. Bibliography. 216p.
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Death in the Andes

By Mario Vargas Llosa

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In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerillas they assume are responsibile. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomas entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. Both an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory. 276p.
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Over the phone, Katherine Greider heard the suddem, bad news. An architect hired to recommend a series of repairs to the Greiders' home, an old row house on Manhattan's East Side, had determined from analyzing digital photos taken in a crawlspace below the basment floor, that the house's foundation was so ruined he felt compelled to report the hazard to city officials first thing. He left no doubt as to what Katherine, her husband and kids - and all the rest of the building's residents - shoudl do over the weekend. Greider's abrupt exile from her family's place of refuge began a personl travail, harrowing and comical in roughly equal parts, that involved screaming matches with the neighbors, mounting financial distress, a lawsuit, and other strange and exasperating dealing in the world of New York City real estate. It also launched a fervent inquiry into the past of No. 239 E. 7th Street. Greider's search led her all the way back to the windswept salt grasses that once covered the site of No. 239, the first building ever to rise on its patch of ground. The trail of occupants that her research unearthered inscribes the dramatic story of New York City and of America itself. Notes. 334p.
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By Muriel Barbery

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Winner of the 2007 French Booksellers Prize. In this philosophical fairy tale, we meet Renee, a Paris hotel concierge, cantankerous and addicted to TV soaps whose only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In her secret life she is a ferocious autodidact who furtively devours art, philosophy, music and Japanese culture. Then there's Paloma, a super-smart 12-year-old, talented, precocious, and startingly lucid though hiding behind a mask of mediocrity, who lives on the hotel's 5th floor. The two discover their kindred souls with the arrival of a new tenant who befriends them both, in this moving, witty, and redemptive novel. 325p.
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A sort of Icelandic Great Gatsby, this beloved gem of a coming-of-age novel is one of Laxness's most accessible. The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood in the simple turt cottage of a generouselderly couple. He dreams only of being a fisherman like his adoptive grandfather, but his narrow horizons are challenged when he meets Iceland's biggest celebrity, the opera singer Gardar Holm. 256p.
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The Gathering

By Anne Enright

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Winner, The Man Booker Prize 2007. One of Ireland's most singular and contemporary voices delivers this moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family haunted by the past. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned at sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him - something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968. Tracing the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, Enright shows how memories warp and secrets fester, twisting the world a fraction, then giving it back in a new, unforgettable light.
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Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, the book tracks the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships and the treacheries of theworkplace. 'Puts a new spin on the mating dance.' 274p. Pap.
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The Lottery and Other Stories

By Shirley Jackson

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This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites 'The Lottery,' one of the most terrifying stories written in the 20th century, with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson's remarkable range - encompassing the hilarious and the horrible, the unsettling and the ominous - as well as her indelible power as a storyteller. 306p.
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The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

By Alan Bennett

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When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J.R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) andintelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsessions by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and very funny consequences for the country at large. 'Deliciously funnny fantasia.' 120p.
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Winter's Tale

By Mark Helprin

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Mark Helprin offers readers a magical mystery tour of New York in the Belle Epoque - a city besieged by unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake - master mechanic and master second-storey-man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is at home. Thus begins the affair of a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. 748p.
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A Maze of Death

By Philip K. Dick

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A: A Novel

By Andy Warhol

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In the late 1960s Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, set out to turn an ordinary book into a piece of pop art. This title was created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory between August 1965 and May 1967 and transcribed verbatim, complete with typos and missing words.
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