Posted on: April 6, 2015

A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

A Girl Named Zippy

by Haven Kimmel Named "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around her home, Kimmel's witty memoir takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period, where people helped their neighbors, we...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

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edited and introduced by David Sedaris A collection of favorite contemporary and classical short fiction works, selected by the author of Barrel Fever and Me Talk Pretty One Day, includes pieces by such writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Caro...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Attack of the Theater People

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by Marc Acito In the zany sequel to How I Paid for College, aspiring actor Edward Zanni, kicked out of drama school, heads for 1980s New York, lands a job as a "party motivator," and becomes caught up in an insider trading scam with Chad, a hand...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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by David Sedaris In a collection of whimsical essays by the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, the Rooster gets married at an uproarious wedding, an estrangement occurs over a rubber vs. plastic debate, and the author gets the upper hand during a slumber p...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated

by Jonathan Safran Foer Jonathan is a Jewish college student searching Europe for the one person he believes can explain his roots. Alex, a lover of all things American and unsurpassed butcher of the English language, is his lovable Ukrainian guide. On th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Freddy and Fredericka

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by Mark Helprin Mark Helprin’s legions of devoted readers cherish his timeless novels and short stories, which are uplifting in their conviction of the goodness and resilience of the human spirit. Freddy and Fredericka -- a brilliantly refashioned fairy t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless

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by Susan Jane Gilman A collection of true stories by everyday women follows such remembrances as coming of age as an unfashionable white girl in an all-Puerto Rican neighborhood, experiencing embarrassment in front of a rock star, and receiving horrible m...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

The Liberated Bride

The Liberated Bride

by A. B. Yehoshua

As Yohanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, embarks on research into recent Algerian history with the help of a student, a young Arab bride from a Galilee village, he becomes obsessed with his son's failed marriage.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Bobcat, and Other Stories

Bobcat, and Other Stories

by Rebecca Lee Reviewed by Matt:

Sharply-observed short stories about heartbreak, dinner parties, plagiarism, and other topics. They pack a punch, they're funny, and they're full of incredible sentences.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

by Sloane Crosley A debut compilation of literary essays offers a revealing and humorous look at human fallibility and the vagaries of modern urban life as the author details the despoiling of an exhibit at the Natural History Museum, the provocation of h...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Us

Us

by David Nicholls
The highly anticipated new novel from David Nicholls, author of the mega-bestselling fiction sensation One Day, which follows one man's efforts to salvage his marriage — and repair his troubled relationship with his teenaged son — durin......read more...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Shadows on the Hudson

Shadows on the Hudson

by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Boris Makaver, a wealthy Jewish businessman living in New York City after the Holocaust, endures the tribulations of his daughter, Anna, as she makes many unfortunate decisions in her love life....read more...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Hotel du Lac

Hotel du Lac

by Anita Brookner

Recounts the holiday of Edith Hope, meek, unmarried, and thirty-nine, who, on the mend from a disastrous love affair, becomes intimately involved with her fellow guests at the Swiss Hotel du Lac.

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