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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)

By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams, T.H. Watkins

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By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780375759314
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Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.


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By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780375759314
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Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.


I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.
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Straight Man: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Richard Russo

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ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.


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ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.


I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.
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The Archivist: A Novel

By Martha Cooley

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ISBN: 9780316158466
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 8th, 1999

In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.


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ISBN: 9780316158466
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 8th, 1999

In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.


In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.
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The Border of Paradise

By Esmé Weijun Wang

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ISBN: 9781939419699
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

THE BORDER OF PARADISE by Esmé Weigum Wang is a gothic suspense that explores the ricocheting effects of mental illness and cultural dissonance. David is a man of privileged means who suffers from sporadic psychotic episodes. David’s wife Daisy, a newly arrived Taiwanese immigrant, is especially ill-equipped to deal with David’s paranoia and unpredictability. David keeps Daisy and their two children secreted in a comfortable home in the mountains, a setting that along with the novel’s haunting language creates an atmosphere of inevitable fatality, accomplishing that rare, literary feat—a thrilling story paired with terrific writing.


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ISBN: 9781939419699
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

THE BORDER OF PARADISE by Esmé Weigum Wang is a gothic suspense that explores the ricocheting effects of mental illness and cultural dissonance. David is a man of privileged means who suffers from sporadic psychotic episodes. David’s wife Daisy, a newly arrived Taiwanese immigrant, is especially ill-equipped to deal with David’s paranoia and unpredictability. David keeps Daisy and their two children secreted in a comfortable home in the mountains, a setting that along with the novel’s haunting language creates an atmosphere of inevitable fatality, accomplishing that rare, literary feat—a thrilling story paired with terrific writing.


THE BORDER OF PARADISE by Esmé Weigum Wang is a gothic suspense that explores the ricocheting effects of mental illness and cultural dissonance. David is a man of privileged means who suffers from sporadic psychotic episodes. David’s wife Daisy, a newly arrived Taiwanese immigrant, is especially ill-equipped to deal with David’s paranoia and unpredictability. David keeps Daisy and their two children secreted in a comfortable home in the mountains, a setting that along with the novel’s haunting language creates an atmosphere of inevitable fatality, accomplishing that rare, literary feat—a thrilling story paired with terrific writing.
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Chronicle of the Murdered House

By Lúcio Cardoso, Margaret Jull Costa, Robin Patterson

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By Lúcio Cardoso, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Robin Patterson (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781940953502
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Published: Open Letter - December 13th, 2016

Winner of the 2017 Best Translated Book Award, CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE is a fun, and sometime funny, family melodrama involving extramarital affairs, incest, unrequited passions and revenge. Here the murdered house is the Charcara dos Menezes, the Brazilian country home of the locally prominent Meneses family and its three grown sons. The family’s arrogance leads the household and those within it down a course of decay – both spiritual and literal. CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE earns pride of place as a classic of world literature because it is a complete novel: fully realized characters, expressive writing, an exciting, finely plotted story and enduring reflections on the human condition.


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By Lúcio Cardoso, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Robin Patterson (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781940953502
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Published: Open Letter - December 13th, 2016

Winner of the 2017 Best Translated Book Award, CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE is a fun, and sometime funny, family melodrama involving extramarital affairs, incest, unrequited passions and revenge. Here the murdered house is the Charcara dos Menezes, the Brazilian country home of the locally prominent Meneses family and its three grown sons. The family’s arrogance leads the household and those within it down a course of decay – both spiritual and literal. CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE earns pride of place as a classic of world literature because it is a complete novel: fully realized characters, expressive writing, an exciting, finely plotted story and enduring reflections on the human condition.


Winner of the 2017 Best Translated Book Award, CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE is a fun, and sometime funny, family melodrama involving extramarital affairs, incest, unrequited passions and revenge. Here the murdered house is the Charcara dos Menezes, the Brazilian country home of the locally prominent Meneses family and its three grown sons. The family’s arrogance leads the household and those within it down a course of decay – both spiritual and literal. CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE earns pride of place as a classic of world literature because it is a complete novel: fully realized characters, expressive writing, an exciting, finely plotted story and enduring reflections on the human condition.
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Reputations

By Juan Gabriel VÁSquez

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ISBN: 9781594633478
Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

A renowned Columbian political cartoonist who prides himself in exposing his country’s corruption and political scandals in his daily newspaper cartoon is the protagonist of Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s REPUTATIONS. Years after one of his caricatures destroys the life of a prominent politician, events cause the cartoonist to question the infallibility of his prior condemnation and the consequences of his influence. In an effort to rectify the situation, he decides to go public with his doubts about the politician’s guilt, an act that will cause the media to turn on him, humiliating him in much the same way that his cartoons humiliated countless others in the past. REPUTATIONS is a fascinating study of a man whose entire sense of self-worth is his reputation—the very thing that he must sacrifice in order to redeem himself.


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ISBN: 9781594633478
Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

A renowned Columbian political cartoonist who prides himself in exposing his country’s corruption and political scandals in his daily newspaper cartoon is the protagonist of Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s REPUTATIONS. Years after one of his caricatures destroys the life of a prominent politician, events cause the cartoonist to question the infallibility of his prior condemnation and the consequences of his influence. In an effort to rectify the situation, he decides to go public with his doubts about the politician’s guilt, an act that will cause the media to turn on him, humiliating him in much the same way that his cartoons humiliated countless others in the past. REPUTATIONS is a fascinating study of a man whose entire sense of self-worth is his reputation—the very thing that he must sacrifice in order to redeem himself.


A renowned Columbian political cartoonist who prides himself in exposing his country’s corruption and political scandals in his daily newspaper cartoon is the protagonist of Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s REPUTATIONS. Years after one of his caricatures destroys the life of a prominent politician, events cause the cartoonist to question the infallibility of his prior condemnation and the consequences of his influence. In an effort to rectify the situation, he decides to go public with his doubts about the politician’s guilt, an act that will cause the media to turn on him, humiliating him in much the same way that his cartoons humiliated countless others in the past. REPUTATIONS is a fascinating study of a man whose entire sense of self-worth is his reputation—the very thing that he must sacrifice in order to redeem himself.
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The Essex Serpent: A Novel

By Sarah Perry

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ISBN: 9780062666376
Published: Custom House - June 6th, 2017

THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry contains multitudes -- unrequited loves, interrogations on the compatibility of faith and reason, and storylines that illuminate the seismic shifts in Victorian attitudes toward evolution, medicine, workers’ rights, religion and feminism. Perry vividly draws a rural England where myth and superstition hold sway. Yet it is the personal passions and ambitions of the characters that immerse the reader in Perry’s imagined world; people whose loves and hatreds, strivings and failings are so relatable and fully evoked that they linger long after you finish the last page.


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ISBN: 9780062666376
Published: Custom House - June 6th, 2017

THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry contains multitudes -- unrequited loves, interrogations on the compatibility of faith and reason, and storylines that illuminate the seismic shifts in Victorian attitudes toward evolution, medicine, workers’ rights, religion and feminism. Perry vividly draws a rural England where myth and superstition hold sway. Yet it is the personal passions and ambitions of the characters that immerse the reader in Perry’s imagined world; people whose loves and hatreds, strivings and failings are so relatable and fully evoked that they linger long after you finish the last page.


THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry contains multitudes -- unrequited loves, interrogations on the compatibility of faith and reason, and storylines that illuminate the seismic shifts in Victorian attitudes toward evolution, medicine, workers’ rights, religion and feminism. Perry vividly draws a rural England where myth and superstition hold sway. Yet it is the personal passions and ambitions of the characters that immerse the reader in Perry’s imagined world; people whose loves and hatreds, strivings and failings are so relatable and fully evoked that they linger long after you finish the last page.
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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

By John Elder Robison

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ISBN: 9780307396181
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Published: Crown - September 9th, 2008

If you know anyone with Asperger’s or who is anywhere on the spectrum, please read John Elder Robinson’s engaging memoir detailing his life as an undiagnosed Aspergian. Robinson is the brother of author Augustin Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) and anyone familiar with Burroughs knows that their childhood was not a happy one. Having Asperberger’s when it wasn’t even recognized as a condition is hard to imagine, but navigating those waters with a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father -- well, you will wonder not only how he survived but thrived. He lends such insight into the way an Aspergian brain processes information and why his attempts to connect fail over and over. His early friendless and sometimes homeless years are heartbreaking, but thankfully he found his footing in unconventional jobs with a world renowned rock band and leading toy manufacturer.


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ISBN: 9780307396181
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Published: Crown - September 9th, 2008

If you know anyone with Asperger’s or who is anywhere on the spectrum, please read John Elder Robinson’s engaging memoir detailing his life as an undiagnosed Aspergian. Robinson is the brother of author Augustin Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) and anyone familiar with Burroughs knows that their childhood was not a happy one. Having Asperberger’s when it wasn’t even recognized as a condition is hard to imagine, but navigating those waters with a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father -- well, you will wonder not only how he survived but thrived. He lends such insight into the way an Aspergian brain processes information and why his attempts to connect fail over and over. His early friendless and sometimes homeless years are heartbreaking, but thankfully he found his footing in unconventional jobs with a world renowned rock band and leading toy manufacturer.


If you know anyone with Asperger’s or who is anywhere on the spectrum, please read John Elder Robinson’s engaging memoir detailing his life as an undiagnosed Aspergian. Robinson is the brother of author Augustin Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) and anyone familiar with Burroughs knows that their childhood was not a happy one. Having Asperberger’s when it wasn’t even recognized as a condition is hard to imagine, but navigating those waters with a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father -- well, you will wonder not only how he survived but thrived. He lends such insight into the way an Aspergian brain processes information and why his attempts to connect fail over and over. His early friendless and sometimes homeless years are heartbreaking, but thankfully he found his footing in unconventional jobs with a world renowned rock band and leading toy manufacturer.

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