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Saving Fish from Drowning

Amy Tan

A pious man explained to his followers: 'It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they ...

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Published: Oct 2005

The Metamorphosis: And Other Short St...

Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa, a seemingly typical man, wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. Frustrated and depressed about his physical alteration - and his family's rejection - Samsa's plight is filled wit...

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Published: Nov 2005

Fire in the East (Warrior of Rome)

Harry Sidebottom

A.D. 255: The Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbl...

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Published: Apr 2010

Confessions Of An English Opium-eater...

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish.

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Published: Aug 2004

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Suzanne Joinson

It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her gre...

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Published: May 2012

Them

Nathan McCall

Barlowe, a single, African American in his forties, shares a ramshackle house with his nephew in an Atlanta neighborhood, the old Fourth Ward, known both as the center of the civil rights movement and for its main street, Auburn Avenu...

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Published: Nov 2007

Black & White

Dani Shapiro

This spellbinding novel about art, fame, ambition, and family explores a provocative question: Is it possible for a mother to be true to herself and true to her children at the same time? This brilliant examination of motherhood---a n...

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Published: May 2007

The Greenlanders

Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe's most far-flung outpost, a land of glittering f...

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Published: Jan 2015

Europe Central

William T. Vollmann

A young German joins the SS to expose its crimes, two generals collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, and Soviet composer Shostakovich labors under Stalinist oppression in this daring novel of human actions in wartime.

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Published: Jan 2008

Drive Me Crazy

Dickeym eric jerome

"Driver" is an ex-con trying to make his life right but who shares an expensive secret and a past affair with his boss's wife - a woman who is nothing but trouble. Dickey's rich characters make listeners feel as if they are ...

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Published: Jul 2004

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky's crowning life work, The Brothers Karamazov, stands among the greatest novels in world literature. His exploration of faith, doubt, morality, and the place of suffering in life are equaled in no other work of litera...

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Published: Jul 2005

The Reckoning

Beverly Lewis

Shunned from the Amish life she once knew, Katherine Mayfield finds solace in the delights of the modern world. Unknown to her, a long-lost love is searching for her, and soon she will be compelled to face the heritage of her past and...

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Published: Dec 2003

The White Tiger

Aravind Adiga

* Mp3 CD Format *. Set in a raw and unromanticized India, The White Tiger---the first-person confession of a murderer---is as compelling for its subject matter as it is for the voice of its narrator: amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet ...

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Published: May 2008

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Audie Award, Fiction, 2013Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Romeo and Jul...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

Diane Chamberlain

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, becau...

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Published: Mar 2013

In Sunlight and in Shadow

Mark Helprin

b[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]/b Mark Helprin's enchanting and sweeping novel asks a simple question: can love and honor conquer all? New York in 1947 glows with postwar energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who foug...

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Published: Oct 2012

White Lies

Linda Howard

Nothing could have prepared Jay Granger for the arrival of two FBI agents at her door -- or for the news they brought. Her ex-husband, Steve, had been in a terrible accident that had left him gravely injured. The FBI needed Jay to con...

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Published: Dec 2015

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel...

Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Rise and Shine, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life, returns with a love story, and the deeply satisfying story of the changing dimensions of a ...

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Published: Jan 2014

Indignation

Philip Roth

It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. Marcus Messner of Newark, New Jersey is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative Winesburg College in Ohio. Why is he here? Because his father, a hard-working...

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Published: Sep 2008

Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale (Lowcou...

Dorothea Benton Frank

When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, ec...

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Published: Mar 2006

The Pacific (Home Repair Is Homicide ...

Mark Helprin

At long last, almost ten years since his previous book, Mark Helprin returns with The Pacific and Other Stories, a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to...

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Published: Nov 2004

The Seduction of Water

Carol Goodman

Iris Greenfelder is a perennial Ph.D. candidate, stuck in a rut in her career and her love life. When she decides to write a book based on a story her mother used to tell, however, her life expands in ways she had never dreamed, invol...

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Published: Jan 2003

The Art of Fiction

Ayn Rand

In The Art of Fiction, Ayn Rand, the legendary author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, discusses how a writer combines abstract ideas with concrete action and description to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization, and...

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Published: Jan 2004

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their T...

William S. Burroughs

Now, for the first time, this legendary collaboration between two of the twentieth century's most influential writers is being released. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, two novice writers at the dawn of their careers, sat down ...

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Published: Nov 2008

The Story of King Arthur and His Knig...

Howard Pyle

Here, in The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, is the true spirit of the England of that time, when Arthur, son of Uther-Pendragon, was overlord of Britain and Merlin was a powerful enchanter, when the sword Excalibur was forged a...

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Published: Jul 2002

Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

Elderly Lettie Colston receives an anonymous phone call reminding her that she must die. Soon ten of Lettie's friends also get the call. A bizarre investigation reveals a network of deception that binds together the group of aging ecc...

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Published: Aug 2003

In the Courts of the Sun

Brian D'Amato

A mind-bending, time-bending, zeitgeist-defining novel about the days leading up to December 21, 2012---the day the Maya predicted the world would end.

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Published: May 2009

Going to Bend

Diane Hammond

An evocative portrait of life in a small Oregon-coast town and of Petie and Rose, two women testing their own limits, Going to Bend combines the sexy sassiness of Thelma and Louise with the emotional warmth of Fried Green Tomatoes

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Published: Jan 2004

Sing Them Home

Stephanie Kallos

After the loss of their mother, the Jones children--Larken, Gaelan, and Bonnie--have grown into adulthood under the shadow of unresolved grief and become encased in town myth. Everyone in Emlyn Springs, Nebraska, knows the story of An...

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Published: Jan 2009

The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth

As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes." Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be—or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domest...

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Published: Dec 2009
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