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...And Ladies of the Club

By: Helen Hooven Santmyer

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley Books, June 1985

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By: Frederick W. Turner

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Counterpoint Press, May 2004

By 1929, the brief, brilliant career of Bix Beiderbecke--self-taught cornetist, pianist, and composer--had already become legend. From the summer of '26 at Hudson Lake, Indiana, when his genius blazed forth with a strange, doomed incandescence, Bix's carrer tragically reflected the chaotic impulses of a country suddenly awash in wealth, power, and a profound cynicism. Shy, elusive, inarticulate, Bix was beloved by both the raccoon-coated campus crowd and the men who nigh... View more info

A Blessed Event: A Novel

By: Jean Reynolds Page

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, March 2004

How much is too much to ask of friendship? How long will the bonds of family endure when confronted with swift, unexpected change? These are the intimate questions Jean Reynolds Page poses in "A Blessed Event," her assured and powerful literary debut. Joanne Timbro and Darla Stevens have grown up in a small Texas town, their childhood homes separated only by adjoining back yards. Although the families inside these houses have little in common, the two girls find in e... View more info

A Case of Curiosities

By: Allen Kurzweil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, January 1992

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A Catskill Eagle

By: Robert B Parker

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DELACORTE PRESS, January 1985

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A Certain Slant of Light

By: Cynthia Thayer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, August 2000

At the heart of Cynthia Thayer's debut novel, "Strong for Potatoes," was the tender relationship between a girl and her grandfather, constantly evolving as their lives grew and changed. Now, in Thayer's second novel, she tackles another kind of relationship, one between strangers. Peter lost his wife and children in a fire years ago, yet the wounds are still as fresh as if it happened yesterday. He's turned into something of a hermit in a cabin on the coast of Maine,... View more info

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A Change in Altitude: A Novel

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, September 2009

Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. Margaret quickly realizes there is a great deal she doesn't know about the complex mores of her new home, and about her own husband. A British couple invites the newlyweds to join on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. But during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of ... View more info

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A Confederacy of Dunces

By: John Kennedy Toole

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, February 2000

Edition: 20

Released by Louisiana State University Press in April 1980, A confederacy of Dunces is nothing short ora publishing phenomenon. Turned down by countless publishers and submitted by the author's mother years after his suicide, the book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Today there are over 1.5 million copies in print worldwide in eighteen different languages.Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ig... View more info

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A Cottage by the Sea

By: Ciji Ware

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark, June 2010

"Do not start unless you want to be up all night ...Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, you'll believe in the ability of love to transcend time and place and the wonder of Ciji Ware's writing. Superb " --Romantic Times (Gold Medal review) One woman, one man, one shared fate... A remote cottage on the wild coast of Cornwall sounded to Blythe Barton Stowe like the perfect escape from the pain and humiliation of recent events in her Hollywood life. But soo... View more info

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A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917

By: Amy Ephron

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial, July 2005

Rosemary Fell was born into privilege. She has wealth, well-connected friends, and a handsome fiance, Philip Alsop. Finally she has everything she wants.It is then, in a moment of beneficence, that Rosemary invites Eleanor Smith, a penniless young woman she sees under a streetlamp in the rain, into her home for a cup of tea. While there, Rosemary sees Eleanor exchange an unmistakable look with Philip, and she sends Eleanor on her way. But she cannot undo this chanc... View more info

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A Dog's Journey: A Novel

By: W. Bruce Cameron

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Forge Books, May 2013

The direct sequel to the "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is... View more info

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A Dry Spell

By: Susie Moloney

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Island Books, August 1998

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A Family Affair

By: Marcus Major

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NAL Trade, January 2005

Meet the Moores. Mom, dad, in-laws, all of them loving, fighting, staying together, and falling apart. As generations collide, as personal and professional lives intersect and combust, a stunning secret comes to light-and cuts deep into the heart of what really makes and breaks a family. View more info

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A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Rohinton Mistry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage, November 2001

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A Heartbeat Away: A Novel

By: Harry Kraus

Price: $4.00

Publisher: David C. Cook, September 2012

When a brilliant surgeon undergoes a heart transplant, her life transforms as she begins experiencing memories of a murder she never witnessed. The residents worship her. Nurses step out of her way. Her colleagues respect and sometimes even fear her. But surgeon Tori Taylor never expected to end up on this side of the operating table. Now she has a new heart. This life that was formerly controlled and predictable is now chaotic. Dr. Taylor had famously protected herself ... View more info