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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Gabriel García Márquez · Knopf
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

"EXQUISITELY HARROWING . . . . Very strange and brilliantly conceived. . . . A sort of metaphysical murder mystery. . . . The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered."A mysterious and haunting tale of romance...
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Like Water for Chocolate

Laura Esquivel · DOUBLEDAY.
Pages: 241
Format: Paperback

great first novel
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The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories

Franz Kafka · Schocken
Pages: 317
Format: Paperback

This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. To Max Brod, his literary executor, he wrote: "Of all my writings the only books that can stand are these."
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My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk · Knopf
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel - part murder mystery, part love story - set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive...
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn · Everyman's Library
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

One of the most chilling novels about the oppression of totalitarian regimes and the first to open Western eyes to the terrors of Stalin's prison camps; if Solzhenitsyn later became Russia's conscience in exile, this is the book with which he first challenged the brutal might of the Soviet...
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The Namesake: A Novel

Jhumpa Lahiri · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received...
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Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Algonquin Books
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced...
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I...
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The Metamorphosis, In The Penal Colony, and Other Stories

Franz Kafka · Touchstone
Pages: 316
Format: Paperback

Translated by PEN translation award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories has garnered critical acclaim and is widely recognized as the preeminent English-language anthology of Kafka's stories. These translations illuminate one of this century's...
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Interpreter of Maladies: The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 514
Format: Hardcover

Jhumpa Lahiri took the literary world by storm when her debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. The collection was followed by her best-selling and critically acclaimed novel The Namesake - a finely wrought, deeply moving family drama. Presenting these...
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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel

Mikhail Bulgakov · Penguin Classics
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society Best known for The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov is one of twentieth-century Russia's most prominent novelists. A Dead Man's Memoir is a semi- autobiographical story about a writer...
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