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Delicious Foods: A Novel
1. Delicious Foods: A Novel

James Hannaham · Little
Pages: 371
Format: Hardcover

"Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old...
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Preparation for the Next Life
2. Preparation for the Next Life

Atticus Lish · Tyrant Books
Format: Book

Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslim of the Uighur tribe, enters the U.S. via Mexico, and makes her way to New York City. Keeping a low profile and employed in a restaurant, she meets Skinner, a veteran of the Iraqi war, who's afflicted with PTSD.
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
3. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 310
Format: Book

Named a Best of 2013 pick by: The New York Times Book Review, Slate, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, The Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal, and BookPage"I thought this was a gripping, big-hearted book . . . through the tender voice of her protagonist, Fowler...
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Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
4. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

Benjamin Alire Saenz · Cinco Puntos Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction!Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida...
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The Buddha in the Attic
5. The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 129
Format: Print book

Finalist for the 2011 National Book AwardJulie Otsuka's long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine ("To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird"...
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The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
6. The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg · Picador; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

“One of America’s finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle    “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London)    “Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us.” —The New York...
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War Dances
7. War Dances

Sherman Alexie · Grove Press
Pages: 209
Format: Print book

Fresh off his National Book Award win, Alexie delivers a heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. With unparalleled insight into the minds of artists,...
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Netherland: A Novel
8. Netherland: A Novel

Joseph O'Neill · Pantheon; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 911, Hans--a banker originally from the Netherlands--finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London. Alone and untethered, feeling lost in the country he had come...
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The Great Man: A Novel
9. The Great Man: A Novel

Kate Christensen · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of The Epicure's Lament, a novel of literary rivalry in which two competing biographers collide in their quest for the truth about a great artist.Oscar Feldman, the "Great Man," was a New York city painter of the heroic generation of the forties and fifties....
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10. Everyman

Philip Roth · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Philip Roths new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The best-selling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from xone familys harrowing encounter with historyx New York Times to one mans lifelong skirmish with mortality.The...
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The March: A Novel
11. The March: A Novel

E.L. Doctorow · Random House; 1st edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops...
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War trash
12. War trash

Ha Jin · Pantheon Books
Format:  Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

War Trash, the extraordinary new novel by the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting, is Ha Jin's most ambitious work to date: a powerful, unflinching story that opens a window on an unknown aspect of a little-known war - the experiences of Chinese POWs held by Americans during...
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The Early Stories: 1953-1975
13. The Early Stories: 1953-1975

John Updike · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

“He is a religious writer; he is a comic realist; he knows what everything feels like, how everything works. He is putting together a body of work which in substantial intelligent creation will eventually be seen as second to none in our time.”—William H. Pritchard, The Hudson...
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The Caprices
14. The Caprices

Sabina Murray · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 210
Format: Paperback

From an acclaimed young author of Filipino background comes this history told through individual lives. The Caprices revolves around the Pacific Campaign of World War II. In the wreckage of bombed cities and overcrowded prison camps, there were no winners and no conquerors, and no nation...
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Bel Canto: A Novel
15. Bel Canto: A Novel

Ann Patchett · HarperCollins
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

"Blissfully Romantic ... .A strange, terrific, spellcasting story." - San Francisco Chronicle"Bel Canto ... should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel,...
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The Human Stain
16. The Human Stain

Philip Roth · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 352
Format: Audio CD

It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real...
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