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  • American Pastoral

    By Philip Roth

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375701429
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: Feruary 1998
    Swede Levov grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Endless Love

    By Scott Spencer

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061926006
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: August 2010
    The classic novel that has been translated into over twenty languages and has sold more than two million copies worldwide One of the most celebrated novels of its time, Endless Love remains perhaps the most powerful book ever written about young love. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield. David and Jade are consumed with each other: their rapport, their desire, their sexuality, take them further than they understand. And when Jade's father banishes David from the home, he fantasizes the forgiveness his rescue of the family will bring, and he sets a "perfectly safe" fire to their house. What unfolds is a nightmare, a dark world in which David's love is a crime and a disease, a world of anonymous phone calls, crazy letters, and new fears?and the inevitable and punishing pursuit of the one thing that remains most real to him: his endless love for Jade and her family. Published in 1979 and hailed as "one of the best books of the year" by the New York Times, Endless Love is the novel that first established Scott Spencer as "the contemporary American master of the love story" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Ladder of Years

    By Anne Tyler

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780449910573
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: April 1996
    Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost grown children, she has vainished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, 'walking away from it all' is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. 326p.
  • So Much for That

    By Lionel Shriver

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061458590
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: March 2011
    After his wife is diagnosed with cancer, Shep Knacker sees his dream of retiring to a developing country slip away, along with all the money in his once-plentiful bank account, as he tries to navigate America's labyrinthine health-care system. By the best-selling author of The Post-Birthday World. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
  • Still Holding

    By Bruce Wagner

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743243384
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: August 2004
    In the wake of a fan attack and the events of September 11, a handsome movie star and practicing Buddhist spends a year recuperating in the care of his ruthlessly opportunistic father, an endeavor that is marked by a starlet's effort to make the most of her first big break. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
  • The End of Alice

    By A. M. Homes

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684827100
    • Publisher: Scribner Paperback Fiction
    • Published: 2006
    The story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a 19-year-old suburban co-ed. 'Unnerving, repellent, and seductive.' 270p.
  • The Kiss: A Memoir

    By Kathryn Harrison

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780380731473
    • Publisher: Avon Books
    • Published: June 1998
    In a controversial New York Times best-seller, a novelist unabashedly recounts her furtive, incestuous relationship with her father, which began after she was reunited with him at the age of twenty. Reprint.
  • Time Remaining

    By James McCourt

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679412663
    • Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF
    • Published: May 1993
    A collection of short stories by the author of Kaye Wayfaring in "Avenged" features the tale of fifty years of gay life in the flamboyant cultural wilds of New York City and a semi-retired transvestite ballerina.
  • We Disappear

    By Scott Heim

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061468971
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: February 2008
    In a Kansas field, a teenage boy is found murdered, an event that sparks a dark obsession in a hard-luck woman named Donna. Recently widowed and battling cancer, she begins remembering details of a long-suppressed secret from her childhood. She persuades her son, Scott, to help her discover more about 'disappeared' people, hoping to uncover clues about her troubled past. Fighting demons of his own - including addictions to methamphetamines and sleeping pills - Scott is barely holding on, but the chance to help his mother, as desperate and disturbing as her search may be, offers a taste of salvation. 304p.

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