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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

Ben Mezrich · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friendsoutsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads...
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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis · W.W. Norton
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"One of the best baseball -- and management -- books out.... Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame." -- ForbesMoneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange...
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Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer · Into the Wild
Format: Paperback

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash...
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Center Street
Pages: 473
Format: Hardcover

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate"...
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick · Penguin
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback

From the author of Mayflower and the forthcoming Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore...
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Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

Julie Powell · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul. Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking...
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

John Berendt · Vintage Books
Pages: 386
Format: Paperback

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's...
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A Beautiful Mind

Sylvia Nasar
Format: Print book

In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize."
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Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 315
Format: Paperback

The #1 New York Times BestsellerAn Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the YearNow a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking...
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Rocket Boys: A Memoir

Homer H Hickam
Format: Print book

"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives. I didn't know that if a girl broke your heart, anothe
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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Mark Bowden · Grove Press; Reissue edition
Format: Book

Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden's brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped...
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The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner · Amistad; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall StreetAt the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco...
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The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Raymond Chandler
Format: Print book

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in."Chandler [writes]...
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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Oscar Wilde
Format: Paperback

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of Wilde's most famous plays. A farcical comedy set in Victorian London, rich in satire and witty dialogue, the play marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. Wilde reveals the moral hypocrisy at the heart of the Vic
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Seymour Chwast · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 143
Format: Hardcover

Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and The Odyssey, but it is in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that he has found his match. Inspired by Twain's...
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The Time Machine

H G Wells · Signet Classic
Pages: 123
Format: Paperback

"I've had a most amazing time...." So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era - and the story that launched H.G. Wells's successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction....
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey · Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical...
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The Shining

Stephen King · Anchor
Pages: 659
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic...
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The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson · Penguin Classics
Format: Hardcover

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters...
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Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card · Tor
Pages: 324
Format: Book

Orson Scott Card is one of the most popular SF writers alive today. Ender's Game is the first book in the saga of Ender Wiggin, and is one of the most popular and highly-honored series in the history of SF. The alien Buggers threaten humanity with extinction -- and Earth's ultimate savior...
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Winter's Tale

Mark Helprin · Mariner Books
Format: Paperback

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, attempts...
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Jurassic Park: A Novel

Michael Crichton · Ballantine
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Wonderful . . . powerful." - The Washington Post Book World An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur...
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Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

Arthur Golden · Alexandria Library
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate,...
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The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The multimillion-copy-bestselling first novel by the author of The Invention of Wings, coming from Viking in January 2014The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, a Good Morning America "Read This" Book Club pick and was made into...
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Push: A Novel

Sapphire
Format: Paperback

"Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul GRAND JURY PRIZE and AUDIENCE AWARD winner at the 2009 Sundance Film FestivalRelentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this &q
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Sideways: A Novel

Rex Pickett
Format: Print book

What We're Reading Now:""We've gone on holiday by mistake. " Two friends set out for a week of wine tasting that tests their friendship. This book is a story about people. The characters are beautifully multidimensional, and the story is true to life. "Erin Beu
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The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

Matthew Quick · Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 289
Format: Paperback

A heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell--nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!"Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl said. "I know that's hardly a usual way to begin...
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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel

Jonathan Tropper · Plume; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Now a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey Jane Fonda, and Adam DriverOften sidesplitting, mostly heartbreaking...Tropper is a more sincere, insightful version of Nick Hornby, that other master of male psyche. --USA Today The death of Judd Foxmans father marks the first...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel

Richard C. Morais · Scribner
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, produced by Juliet Blake, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg: the culinary fairytale - hailed as "Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille" by The New York Times Book Review - about a young Indian boy who becomes a three-star...
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Shutter Island: A Novel

Dennis Lehane · William Morrow; 1ST edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing...
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Child 44

Tom Rob Smith
Format: Book

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security
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Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

S. J. Watson · HarperCollins Publishers; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . ." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your...
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First Blood

David Morrell · Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn't...
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Jaws: A Novel

Peter Benchley · Ballantine Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Here is Peter Benchleys classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today.  When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early...
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Absolute Power

David Baldacci · Vision; 1 edition
Format: Audiobook

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and Luther is running into the night. Because what he has just seen is a brutal murder involving...
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Brighton Rock

Graham Greene · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him..." Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Pinkie, a teenage gangster on the rise, is devoid of compassion or human...
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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

Michael Punke · Picador
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh GlassThe year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company...
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Serena

Ron Rash · Ecco
Pages: 14
Format: Paperback

The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains - but she soon...
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Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian · W.W. Norton
Pages: 411
Format: Paperback

The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read." -- Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence...
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Carol Wallace · Tyndale House Publishers
Pages: 409
Format: Print book

As one of the bestselling stories of all time, Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ has captivated and enthralled millions around the world -- both in print and on the big screen. Now Lew's great-great-granddaughter has taken the old-fashioned prose of this classic novel and breathed...
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The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel

Lauren Weisberger · Broadway Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

From the author of REVENGE WEARS PRADA, a delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant...
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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Sophie Kinsella · Delta Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is, she can't actually afford it - not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine...
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In Her Shoes: A Novel

Jennifer Weiner · Washington Square Press
Pages: 424
Format: Paperback

From Jennifer Weiner comes a story of two sisters with nothing in common but a love for shoes learn they are more alike than they thought possible.Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going...
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Where the Heart Is

Billie Letts · Hodder
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback

Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, with just $7.77 in change. But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures...
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The Martian

Andy Weir · Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 369
Format: Book

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even...
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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas
Format: Book

Complete and unabridged, here is the classic tale of 19-year-old Edmond Dantes who on his wedding day is framed for a crime he did not commit. While locked away Edmond learns from another prisoner of a secret treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond concocts a daring plan to
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The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje · Everyman's Library
Pages: 263
Format: Book

Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip - each is haunted...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury · Center Point Large Print
Pages: 312
Format: Large print book

What if someone discovers your secret dream, that one great wish you would do anything for? And what if that someone suddenly makes your dream come true--before you learn the price you have to pay? Something Wicked This Way Comes is the story of two boys who encounter the sinister wonders...
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

Fannie Flagg · Ballantine Books
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who's in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who's telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women - the irrepressibly...
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillan
Format: Book

Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy - and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the
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Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates · Vintage Contemporaries
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

"A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." - William StyronFrom the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs....
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The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe · Picador
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) --a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions...
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Laura Hillenbrand
Format: Print book

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single b
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Labor Day: A Novel

Joyce Maynard · William Morrow
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry - lonely, friendless, not too good at sports - spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding...
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