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The Memory of Running: A Novel

Ron McLarty · Viking Adult
Pages: 357
Format: Hardcover

Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey that promises him a final chance to become the man he has always wanted...
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And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini · Riverhead Books
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make...
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Behind Closed Doors: The gripping debut psychological thriller everyone is talking about

B A Paris · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." -- Mary Kubica,...
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off,...
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery · Europa Editions
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback

The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. We are in an elegant hôtel particulier in the center of Paris. Renée, the building's...
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The Namesake: A Novel

Jhumpa Lahiri · Mariner Books
Pages: 291
Format: Paperback

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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The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri · Knopf
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award FinalistShortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker PrizeFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers...
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Lust & Wonder

Augusten Burroughs · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 297
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestsellerLust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish.Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration2. the emotion excited by what is strange...
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Magical Thinking: True Stories

Augusten Burroughs · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention.It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial:"Yes,...
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Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAYIn a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives...
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My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout · Random House
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel
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The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters · Riverhead Books
Pages: 576
Format: Audiobook

The New York Times bestselling novel that has been called "a tour de force" (Wall Street Journal) , "unputdownable" (The Washington Post) , "a delicious hothouse of a novel" (USA Today) , "effortless" (The Economist) , "seductive"...
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The Hours: A Novel

Michael Cunningham · HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Exiled in Richmond in the 1920s, Virginia Woolf struggles to tame her rebellious mind and make a start on her new novel. In 1990s New York, Clarissa Vaughan goes shopping for flowers for a party for her AIDS-suffering poet-friend. This novel meditates on artistic behaviour, love and madness.
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By Nightfall: A Novel

Michael Cunningham · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts -- he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every...
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Winter House

Charlotte Moss · Potter Style
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Lavishly illustrated and endlessly inspiring, Winter House is the ultimate guide to creating a place - and a frame of mind - that will bring you joy throughout the years. A winter house is a place to recharge your body and your spirit. Whether you spend the season on the slopes or in a cozy...
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Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations

Charlotte Moss · Rizzoli
Pages: 287
Format: Hardcover

Celebrated interior designer and renowned tastemaker Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. Charlotte Moss's greatest muse is the garden, and this book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day - indoors...
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Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera · ABRAMS
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

Interior designer Kishani Perera knows that good design is everywhere and at every price point. Mixing modern with vintage, and retail with custom, her eclectic interiors incorporate pieces from designer showrooms and Etsy alike to create spectacularly layered, vibrant homes. In Vintage...
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Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945

Marie Vassiltchikov · Vintage
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback

The secret diaries of a twenty-three-year-old White Russian princess who worked in the German Foreign Office from 1940 to 1944 and then as a nurse, these pages give us a unique picture of wartime life in that sector of German society from which the 20th of July Plot -- the conspiracy to kill...
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A Natural History of the Senses

Diane Ackerman · Vintage
Pages: 331
Format: Paperback

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful...
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Dirt: A Novel

David Vann · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The year is 1985, and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house surrounded by a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento. He doesn't know who his father is, his abusive grandfather is dead, and his grandmother, losing her memory, has been...
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Bel Canto: A Novel

Ann Patchett · Harper; 1st edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect...
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