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1919
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
PS3507.O743 N53 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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42nd parallel
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
PS3507.O743 F6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Abe : a novel
Slotkin, Richard, 1942-
PS3569.L695 A64 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Draws deeply on historical scholarship, but it is not biography. Instead, it is a vivid, persuasive re-creation of the life as young Lincoln might have lived it, and of the people, scenes, and influences that helped produce the character and conscience of the man often called the greatest of all Americans." -- Jacket.
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Absalom, Absalom! : the corrected text
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 A676 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him."
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Accordion crimes
Proulx, Annie.
PS3566.R697 A63 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News.
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Accordionist's son
Atxaga, Bernardo.
PH5339.A8 S6513 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
David Imaz, the teenage son of an accordionist, begins to suspect his father participated in the execution of villagers accused of being Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. Twenty-five years after the war officially ended, political?even inadvertently political?choices remain deadly, but fear of Franco's civil guard neither darkens the innocence or exuberance of the young nor lightens the guilt of their parents. In Obaba, grudges and friendships are long-lasting and deep, and secrets are buried only shallowly.--From Publisher's Weekly.
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Accursed
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 A64 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Acts of King Arthur and his noble knights
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 A64 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: John Steinbeck's retelling of Malory's beloved Arthurian stories will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring the icons of Arthurian legend-including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur's purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake-these enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten.
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Adventures of Telemachus
Aragon, 1897-
PQ2601.R2 A9513 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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After the war : a novel
Adams, Alice, 1926-
PS3551.D324 A67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Transplanted Northerners Cynthia and Harry Baird face the changes brought by World War II and the growing anti-Semitism and racism in their adopted home of Pinehill, North Carolina.
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Agua del paraíso : novela
Pastoriza Iyodo, Benito.
PQ7440.P3863 A64 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
En un ambiente de agua y mito cuatro mujeres vienen a representar un matriarcado que se sostiene de la tradicion. La novela se construye en la Galicia milenaria a una Irlanda mitica pasando por las islas africanas para depositar el grosor de la trama en el caribe donde las cuatro generaciones femeninas habran de fraguar sus vidas.
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Air & fire
Thomson, Rupert.
PR6070.H685 A74 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At the close of the nineteenth century, Theophile Valence and his wife, Suzanne, sail into the harbor of Santa Sofia, a remote Mexican copper-mining town. In the ship's hold are 2,348 pieces of a cast-iron church that has been designed by the great French engineer Gustave Eiffel - a monument to colonialism, and to the European faith in modernity, that Valence will assemble here in "Lower California," on the fringes of empire. But neither Theo nor Suzanne is prepared for. The effect her beauty and clairvoyance will have on the town and its inhabitants - an effect far greater than the incongruous church itself. As her husband applies himself faithfully to his work, the insular French community weighs the charms and merits of her presence, which also (and innocently) excites the imagination of a flamboyant Mexican officer and an itinerant American prospector. Meanwhile these tensions are reflected by those inherent to such a hybrid place: part European, part American and wholly apart from any world familiar to any of its inhabitants except the Indians whose labors account for its very existence. Part love story, part adventure, part mystery and part hallucination, Air & Fire is a magnificent tale of conflicting passions and cultures, set in a harsh and magical landscape where Parisian boulevards have been constructed in the dust, and where desires of all sorts exceed the opportunities of fulfillment. After the widely acclaimed Dreams of Leaving and The Five Gates of Hell, Rupert Thomson demonstrates yet again his extraordinary ability to merge real and invented landscapes into a transfixing world of his own, and furthers his position as one of England's most original and visionary new writers. And according to the London Daily Telegraph, "If ever a book blazed with imagination and talent, it is his third novel, Air & Fire."
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Alaska
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 A79 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Moving from Alaskan prehistory, to Russian exploration, to acquisition by the United States, to statehood, this richly detailed historical novel chronicles the high points of Alaska's history through the lives of fictional and historical characters.
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Alias Grace
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 A79 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?
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All we know of heaven
Bridgers, Sue Ellen.
PS3552.R4543 A66x 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two children who are the product of unhappy homes, Bethany and Joel, find solace in each other's company. On reaching adulthood they marry, only to see their marriage plagued by the curse of their heritage, violence. The setting is rural North Carolina.
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Almanac of the dead : a novel
Silko, Leslie, 1948-
PS3569.I44 A79 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Leslie dramatizes the often desperate struggle of native peoples in the Americas to keep, at all costs, the core of their culture: their way of seeing, their way of believing, their way of being.
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American pastoral
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 A77 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tragic impact of the Vietnam War on a relationship between father and daughter. The father is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter. By the author of Sabbath's Theater.
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And the angels sing
Davis, J. Madison.
PS3554.A934636 A8 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At war's end, singer Carl Carlson has to count on gangsters to find a job and they want things in return. The novel recreates the 1940s world of music and "just" warfare, usually thought a more innocent age, but as difficult for the people living in it as our own.
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Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
PG3366 .A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come.
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Anna of the five towns
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
PR6003.E6 A84 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Anna of the Five Towns (1902) Arnold Bennett depicts the severe economic and moral pressures of life in the Potteries in the late nineteenth century, as they affect the emotional fortunes of his heroine. When Anna Tellwright comes of age, she learns from her miserly father that she is rich, and discovers for herself that she is loved by two men: popular, charismatic, and successful Henry Mynors, and awkward Willie Price. The novel presents her resistance to her father against the background of pottery manufacture and the repressive regime of Methodism.

This was the first of Bennett's novels to mark out the province of the Five Towns where much of his later fiction is set. Drawing on his boyhood experience of the Staffordshire Potteries area, he shows both the vitality and the harshness of life in the community. Yet although the events of the novel - including suicide and embezzlement - are sensational, the narrative is restrained and compelling in its delineation of Anna's attempts to gain freedom and independence.

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August 1914
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-
PG3488.O4 A7 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
General Samsonov and Colonel Vorotyntsev lead Russian soldiers into battle and subsequent defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914.
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Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
PS3557.A355 A85 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years.
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Baba : a return to China upon my father's shoulders
Yang, Belle.
PS3575.A53 B33 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Beautiful María of my soul : or the true story of María García y Cifuentes, the lady behind a famous song : a novel
Hijuelos, Oscar.
PS3558.I376 B43 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a part sequel and part retelling of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," the inspiration for the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, Maria, now 60 years old, reminisces about her days and nights in Havana, offering a completely different perspective on the Mambo Kings' story.
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Before the throne : dialogs with Egypt's great from Menes to Anwar Sadat
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
PJ7846.A46 A7713 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In this extraordinary drama-in-dialogue, Naguib Mahfouz reveals his love for all of Egypt's extensive history-and his deep knowledge of it. In Before the Throne, he summons nearly sixty of Egypt's rulers to the afterlife Court of Osiris, from a king who unified Egypt for the first time, around 3000 BC, to a president assassinated by religious extremists in 1981. He includes names as familiar as the pharaoh Ramesses II and as obscure as the medieval vizier Qaraqush. Defending their behavior before the divine tribunal, those who acted for the nation's good are honored with immortality, but those who failed to protect it leave the gilded hall of eternal justice with a very different verdict. Full of Mahfouz's unique insight into his country's timeless qualities, this controversial work skillfully traces five thousand years of Egypt's past as it flows into the present, through the mind of its most acclaimed author."--Publisher description.
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Behind the scenes at the museum : a novel
Atkinson, Kate.
PR6051.T56 B44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the moment Ruby Lennox announces her own conception with the shout, "I exist!"--An event she attributes to the five pints of bitter her father drank--it is clear she won't leave anything out of the account of her Yorkshire family. She describes her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, her mother's dashed dreams of Hollywood glamor and her sister's unsuccessful attempt to upstage the queen of England. A first novel.
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Belly of Paris = Le ventre de Paris
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902.
PQ2521.V3 E5 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'etat in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the city changed beyond recognition. The old Marche des Innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florent attempts an insurrection. -- Back cover.
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Beloved : a novel
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 B4 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future.
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
PS3134 .B4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a Jewish prince in the time of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Christianity who leads his people in a revolt against the Romans and suffers their punishment and a self-imposed exile before he learns to forgive.
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Benjamin's crossing : a novel
Parini, Jay.
PS3566.A65 B46 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of Walter Benjamin, a 1930s Jewish German philosopher. The novel describes his theories on literature and mass culture, and his hard life in France, where he fled when the Nazis came to power. He had to flee again when the Germans invaded France, finishing his days in Spain. By the author of John Steinbeck.
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Between earth and sky
Osborn, Karen.
PS3565.S385 B47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman's account of life on the frontier, told in letters to her sister. In 1867, Abigail Conklin, her husband and their children head west in a wagon train to New Mexico. The letters describe the primitive conditions, the back-breaking work, and the constant presence of death, whether from of nature or Indians. She also describes the raising of children, racial and religious tensions, and the stark beauty of the Southwest.
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Beyond the Aegean
Kazan, Elia.
PS3561.A93 B48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
New York rug merchant Stavros Topouzoglou returns to his homeland of Anatolia to take advantage of the Greek-Turkish war, buying rugs on the cheap for his business in America. Gradually, business interests give way to more patriotic endeavor. The third book in a trilogy that began with America, America.
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Big money
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
PS3507.O743 B5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929.
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Birds without wings
De Bernières, Louis.
PR6054.E132 B57 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the finals days of the Ottoman Empire, the young men of the village are instructed to battle the invading forces during the Great War and destroy the peace.
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Black dwarf
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5317 .B53 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
By 1816 Scott had written three successful novels and the public was clamoring for more. In a change of direction Scott set out to write four "tales" illustrating the manners and customs of Scotland, to be issued together as Tales of My Landlord. The first of these, The Black Dwarf is a novella set in Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders. It is 1708; in the aftermath of the Union of Scotland and England a group of Jacobites plots the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and Scottish independence. Against this turbulent backdrop of nationalist passions and cross-border feuding, a gothic tale of love and danger unfolds. At its center is the grotesque figure of the mysterious and solitary Black Dwarf who symbolically frees the heroine Isabella Vere from a violent, patriarchal past, and helps her choose a peace-loving Scottish laird as her husband.
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Black thunder
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973.
PS3503.O474 B5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a fellow slave is murdered, Gabriel Prosser decides to lead a revolt against the slaveowners of Richmond.
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Black tulip
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2229.T8 E5 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set at the height of the "tulipomania" that gripped Holland in the 17th century, this is the story of Cornelius van Baerle, a humble grower whose sole desire is to grow the perfect specimen of the  Read more...
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Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
PS3563.C337 B4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen.
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Blue flower
Fitzgerald, Penelope.
PR6056.I86 B58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of the 18th Century German poet, Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg, who wrote under the nom de plume, Novalis. The novel centers on his philosophy ("My conviction gains infinitely the moment another soul will believe in it.") and on his romance with Sophie von Kuhn, 12, who became his muse, but who died of tuberculosis before they could marry. By the author of The Gates of Angels.
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Book of secrets
Vassanji, M. G.
PR9199.3.V388 B66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of a British colonial administrator in East Africa in the 1910s. He is Sir Alfred Corbin who has an affair with his Indian housekeeper. She marries a shopkeeper and gives birth to a fair boy, Ali, later reunited with Corbin in Britain. The diary is recounted by an Indian teacher of our day who gives his own interpretation of Corbin's diary.
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Brazil-Maru : a novel
Yamashita, Karen Tei, 1951-
PS3575.A44 B7 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the United States closed its doors to Japanese immigrants, hundreds of thousands of them made their way to the coffee plantations and the then-open spaces of Brazil. In this engrossing multigenerational novel, award-winning author Karen Tei Yamashita tells the story of one idealistic band of these immigrants, who arrive in 1925 on a ship named the Brazil-Maru and set out to carve a utopia out of the jungle. Led by the charismatic Kantaro Uno, the pioneers create a civilization built around his passions for baseball, painting, chickens, and their own socialist sentiments. They endure struggles in clearing the land, maintaining their identity, adapting to a new world, and fighting the backlash caused by World War II. Inevitably, however, the turbulent course Kantaro has set leads the community called Esperanca in a direction no one could have predicted. Told through the eyes of five characters covering three generations of Esperanca's history, Brazil-Maru explores themes that resonate with the reality of all immigrant history: the dream of creating a new world, the cost of idealism, the symbiotic tie between a people and the land they settle, and the changes demanded by the appearance of a new generation.
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Bride of Lammermoor
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5317 .B7 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The plans of Edgar, Master of Ravenswood to regain his ancient family estate from the corrupt Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland are frustrated by the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union, and by his passion for his enemy's beautiful daughter Lucy. First published in 1819, this intricate and searching romantic tragedy offers challenging insights into emotional and sexual politics, and demonstrates the shrewd way in which Scott presented his work as historical document, entertainment, and work of art.
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Bridge of San Luis Rey
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
PS3454.I345 W55 1928 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Bring up the bodies : a novel
Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
PR6063.A438 B75 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--

"Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?"--

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Brother Jacob : a novel
Stangerup, Henrik.
PT8176.29.T3 B7613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Buffalo girls
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Cafe Berlin
Nebenzal, Harold.
PS3564.E224 C3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The feverish, decadent world of Berlin clubgoers in the months leading up to the Nazi rise to power laid bare in an extravagant and hypnotic literary thriller.
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California time
Finney, Ernest J.
PS3556.I499 C35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on immigrant farm workers in 1930s California. The protagonists are three families--Italian, Japanese and Portuguese--and the novel follows their fortunes during the Depression and in World War II. By the author of Flights in the Heavenlies.
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Campaign
Fuentes, Carlos.
PQ7297.F793 C2913 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Translation of: La campana. An inflamed revolutionary democrat and the son of a wealthy Argentine ranch owner, Baltasar Bustos, kidnaps the child of the Marquise de Cabra in 19th century South America.
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Canaima
Gallegos, Rómulo, 1884-1969.
PQ8549.G24 C2513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"This new English translation of Canaima should be welcomed by all readers of Gallegos. In addition to Kirkland's translation (based on Charles Minguet's 1991 critique of the novel in Spanish), work contains his engaging and provocative translator's essay; an informative introduction by Michael John Doudoroff; essays by five specialists and Venezuelan writers who provide varied perspectives on the novel; and a glossary of terms that readers will find invaluable"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Cancion del colibri
Lim , Graciela.
PS3562.I464 S6618 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On her death bed, Huitzitzilín, an old woman of royal Mexican heritage, tells young Father Benito of her life, what the Aztec culture was like before the arrival of the Spanish, and how an initial alliance between the two cultures resulted in the annihilation of a proud race.
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Castle Richmond
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .C3 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Cattle killing
Wideman, John Edgar.
PS3573.I26 C38 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A surrealistic novel on the black experience. The action is in the form of vignettes and ranges from cattle killing by the Xhosa in Africa, believing this will drive the whites away, to a black bishop in Philadelphia taking his flock out of the white man's church.
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Change
Mo, Yan, 1955-
PL2886.O1684 C53 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Chesapeake : a novel
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 C5 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present.
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China Court : the hours of a country house
Godden, Rumer, 1907-
PR6013.O2 C48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Claire of the sea light
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
PS3554.A5815 C57 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Clay walls : a novel
Kim, Ronyoung.
PS3561.I4153 C55 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Climate of the country : a novel
Mueller, Marnie.
PS3563.U354 C58 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans whose hero is a white pacifist. He is Denton Jordan, a conscientious objector employed as an administrator by the U.S. government. Through his eyes is seen the mounting violence between the military, who have banned Japanese speech, and the resentful young inmates. By the author of Green Fires.
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Cloudsplitter : a novel
Banks, Russell, 1940-
PS3552.A49 C57 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on John Brown, the slavery abolitionist, narrated by one of his 20 children. The narrator is his son Owen, who fought at his father's side and he tells the story in a series of letters to a biographer. Owen describes his father as a loving family man and provides insight into Brown's motives for becoming an abolitionist, including business failures.
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Cold Sassy tree
Burns, Olive Ann.
PS3552.U73248 C6 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Olive Ann Burns's enormously popular bestseller has warmed the hearts of readers since its original publication by Houghton Mifflin in 1984. Now Houghton celebrates its return to our house with a gorgeous new paperback edition. Set in the fictional town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, at the beginning of the twentieth century, Burns's novel centers on the charming fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee decides to marry the young Miss Love Simpson a mere three weeks after his wife -- Will's grandmother -- has died, he inspires a whirlwind of local gossip. Young Will suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal, which he gracefully humors and endures; meanwhile, he has his own growing to do and mischief to find" --Publisher description.
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Coldwater
McConnochie, Mardi, 1971-
PR9619.4.M38 C65 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Wolf live on Coldwater, a penal colony off the coast of Australia, where their father, Captain Wolf, rules the household with the same unyielding sterness he imposes on the inmates. The young women rarely venture beyond their corner of the island and meet no one but the prison guards. Their imaginations, however, know no boundaries, and together the three conjure up complex and magical lands. They vow to become novelists, dreaming of literary fame and of lives far from the harsh desolation of Coldwater." -- Jacket.
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Coming to birth
Macgoye, Marjorie Oludhe.
PR9381.9.M19 C6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Macgoye interweaves the story of one young woman's tumultuous coming of age with the history of a nation emerging from colonialism." "At the age of sixteen, Paulina leaves her small, traditional Luo village in western Kenya to join her new husband, Martin Were, in the bustling, multitribal city of Nairobi. It is 1956, and Kenya is in the final days of the Emergency as the British seek to suppress violent anti-colonial revolts." "Paulina knows little about politics and even less about city life. On her second day in Nairobi, she is naive enough to think she can easily find her way home across the vast city, as she always could in her village. Her traumatic journey, which in fact takes two days and two nights, earns her a beating from Martin. Marriage, too, is new to Paulina, and while she is anxious to learn the ways of a proper wife, Martin's clumsy attempts to control her soon lead to a relationship filled with silences, misunderstandings, and unfulfilled expectations." "Soon Paulina's inability to bear a child effectively banishes her from the confines of a traditional woman's life. As her country at last moves toward independence, Paulina manages to achieve a kind of independence as well. She accepts a job, teaching women at a community center, which will require her to live separately from her husband, and she has an affair that leads to the birth of her first child. But Paulina's hard-won contentment shatters when Kenya's turbulent history intrudes once again into her private life, bringing with it tragedy - and a new test of her quiet courage and determination." "Taking in real events and historical figures as well as the inner journey of one remarkable woman, this vision extends to embrace the whole of a nation and a people likewise struggling to find their way." "For course use in: African literature, family studies, postcolonial literature, women's literature, women's studies, world literature."--BOOK JACKET.
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Commissariat of enlightenment
Kalfus, Ken.
PS3561.A416524 C66 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joining the media circus that attends the deathbed of Tolstoy in 1910, ambitious cinematographer Nikolai Gribshin hopes to capture Tolstoy's death on film and encounters the scientist Vorobev and revolutionist Joseph Stalin.
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Commodore
O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-
PR6029.B55 C66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The 18th Century heroes, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin of the Royal Navy, are sent to the fever-ridden Gulf of Guinea to disrupt the slave trade. But their ultimate destination is Ireland where the French are mounting an invasion, a mission that will test Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's talents as a secret agent. By the author of The Wine-Dark Sea.
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Compass error : a novel
Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006.
PR6052.E3112 C66 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Confederates
Keneally, Thomas.
PR9619.3.K46 C66 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Confessions of a justified sinner
Hogg, James, 1770-1835.
PR4791 .P7 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents a novel about religious fanaticism, murder, and madness featuring Robert Wringham, a fanatic who believes he is free from the norms of morality, and together with his friend, set about to settle scores with old enemies.
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Confessions of Nat Turner
Styron, William, 1925-
PS3569.T9 C6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tells, in his own words, of a black man who awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. His name is Nat Turner and he is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that "peculiar institution." -- Jacket.
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Conquerors
Malraux, André, 1901-1976.
PQ2625.A716 C612 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Corn King and the Spring Queen
Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-
PR6025.I86 C6 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2226 .A33 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Here is an all-new adaptation of Dumas's classic, retaining the integrity of the original novel and using original dialogue and narration. Color illustrations.
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Cracking India : a novel
Sidhwa, Bapsi.
PR9540.9.S53 I34 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in the time of the violent 1947 partition of India, the story is stold in the first person by a young girl.
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Creation : a novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
PS3543.I26 C7 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Cross channel
Barnes, Julian.
PR6052.A6657 C76 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of short stories exploring the love-hate relationship of the British and the French. The story, Hermitage, features two Englishwomen operating a vineyard, Tunnel is a train ride on the new undersea railway, and Melon is an English cricket team's match with the Gentlemen of France in 1789. Ten stories in all, by the author of Flaubert's Parrot.
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Crossing
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
PS3563.C337 C7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1930s, two teenage brothers whose ranch in New Mexico was raided by bandits, cross into Mexico to search for stolen horses. The novel follows them through the revolution-torn countryside, meeting soldiers, peasants, priests and thieves, all proffering advice. By the author of All the pretty horses.
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Cry and the dedication
Bulosan, Carlos.
PR9550.9.B8 C79 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the Huks, revolutionaries who fought the U.S. occupation of the Philippines during the 1940s and 50s. It features seven guerrillas, six men and a woman, making the rounds of their home villages. Bulosan was a Filipino writer who died in 1956, having spent most of his life in the U.S.
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Curious tale of Mandogi's ghost
Kin, Sekihan, 1925-
PL855.I528 M313 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dakota : or what's a heaven for
Marshall, Brenda K.
PS3563.A7195 D35 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives and schemes of frontier politicians, Northern Pacific Railroad executives, bonanza farmers, and homesteaders converge in the story of Frances Houghton Bingham, who marries the son of a Red River Valley bonanza farmer in order to remain near her new husband sister. Emotionally complex, willful and resourceful, Frances is seduced by the myths of opportunity driving the settlement of Dakota Territory, and dares to dream of a new world in which to realize her unconventional desires. Providing a counterpoint to the dramatic risks taken by Frances is the generous voice of Kirsten Knudson, the daughter of Norwegian homesteaders. As Kirsten grows from a voluble girl to a formidable woman, her observations (equal parts absurdity and insight) reveal the heart of the novel.--from book jacket.
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Dark island
Conley, Robert J.
PS3553.O494 D36 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Day of the moon
Limón, Graciela.
PS3562.I464 D39 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Early this century a Mexican wins a lot of money at cards, buys a ranch and enters the world of the upper class. To ensure acceptance he hides his part-Indian origin and hates himself for it.
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Dead man in Deptford
Burgess, Anthony, 1917-
PR6052.U638 D42 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novelization of the life of the 16th Century playwright, Christopher Marlowe, portraying him as a spy for Elizabeth I's government in its war with Catholics. Lots of color on Elizabethan London, the court, the intrigues, the theater, the slums. The author's last book before his death, it comes 30 years after his Nothing Like the Sun, a novel on Shakespeare.
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Death comes for the archbishop
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
PS3505.A87 D4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe.
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Death of Artemio Cruz
Fuentes, Carlos.
PQ7297.F793 M813 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Seventy-one-year-old Mexican financier recalls the turbulent days of his life, as he lies dying.
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Death of Che Guevara : a novel
Cantor, Jay.
PS3553.A5475 D4 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this extraordinary first novel--large, powerful, many-faceted--Jay Cantor bring us into the life, the death, the world of Che Guevera.
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Deerslayer, or, The first war-path
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1406 .A1 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Natty Bumppo, a young white hunter brought up in the Delaware Indian tribe, has to defend settlers before returning to the Iroquois who have allowed him parole.
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Distant lands : a novel
Green, Julien, 1900-
PQ2613.R3 P3913 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Elizabeth Escridge finds love and tragedy in the Antebellium South.
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Doctor Faustus
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
PT2625.A44 D63 1992b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Drop City
Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
PS3552.O932 D76 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
T.C. Boyle has proven himself to be a master storyteller who can do just about anything. But even his most ardent admirers may be caught off guard by his ninth novel, for Boyle has delivered something completely unexpected: a serious and richly rewarding character study that is his most accomplished and deeply satisfying work to date. It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune has decided to relocate to the last frontier-the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska-in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. The novel opposes two groups of characters: Sess Harder, his wife Pamela, and other young Alaskans who are already homesteading in the wilderness and the brothers and sisters of Drop City, who, despite their devotion to peace, free love, and the simple life, find their commune riven by tensions. As these two communities collide, their alliances shift and unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over one's head. Drop City is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no book on that era has achieved. This is a surprising book, a rich, allusive, and nonsentimental look at the ideals of a generation and their impact on today's radically transformed world. Above all, it is a novel infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which T.C. Boyle is justly famous.
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Dusk : a novel
José, F. Sionil (Francisco Sionil), 1924-
PR9550.9.J67 P6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Opportunity knocks for a peasant boy in 19th century Philippines with the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. As an altar boy in his village, Istak is the only person able to read and write, and the Americans give him a job.
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Educating Waverley
Kalpakian, Laura.
PS3561.A4168 E38 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young woman arrives at the Temple School on Isadora Island to begin classes in 1939, and with Europe on the brink of war, she struggles to survive in a new environment while the whole world seems to be slipping into insanity.
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Education of Little Tree
Carter, Forrest.
PS3553.A777 Z464 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The autobiographical remembrances of the author's Indian boyhood with his eastern Cherokee hill country grandparents during the Great Depression.
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Education of Oscar Fairfax
Auchincloss, Louis.
PS3501.U25 E3 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of manners featuring an upper-class Wasp. He is Oscar Fairfax, a Wall Street attorney whose grandfather was an Episcopal bishop. He went to Yale, travelled a great deal, is well-read and has no complexes about his money or his values. By the author of Tales of Yesteryear.
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Emigrants
Sebald, Winfried Georg, 1944-
PT2681.E18 A9413 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The road to exile of four men. One is a teacher, fired by the Nazis from his job for having a Jewish ancestor, then inducted into the German army. Of the others, all Jews, one is a surgeon who commits suicide as he is unable to assimilate into British society, a second is an artist, a third becomes a butler in New York.
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Encounter : a novel of nineteenth-century Korea
Han, Mu-suk, 1918-
PL992.26.M8 M3613 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This historical novel, Encounter (Mannam), by Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Asia's most honored writers, is a story of the resilience in the Korean spirit. It is told through the experiences of Tasan, a high-ranking official and foremost Neo-Confucian scholar at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Because of Tasan's fascination with Western learning, then synonymous with Catholicism, he is exiled to a remote province for 18 years. In banishment he meets people from various social and religious backgrounds-Buddhist monks, peasants, shamans-whom he would not otherwise have met. The events of Tasan'
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End
Scibona, Salvatore.
PS3619.C53 E63 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It is August 15, 1953, the day of a street carnival in the Italian enclave of Elephant Park, Ohio, when Rocco LaGrassa receives an excruciating piece of news: his son has died in a POW camp in Korea. Against the background of immigration, broken loyalties, and racial hostility, the story presents everything Rocco sees through the eyes of various characters in the crowd.
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English passengers
Kneale, Matthew, 1960-
PR6061.N37 E54 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Manx crew and three English passengers arrive at Tasmania in the 1850s to discover that the aboriginal way of life is gone forever.
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English patient : a novel
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
PR9199.3.O5 E54 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After a badly burned pilot is pulled from the wreckage of his plane in the Sahara Desert, he's placed in the care of an army nurse and identified only as "the English patient". As his memory slowly returns, a passionate and consuming love affair with a married woman is unveiled, and lives from both the past and the present become inextricably altered.
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Englishman's boy
Vanderhaeghe, Guy, 1951-
PR9199.3.V384 E54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As a youth, Shorty McAdoo participated in a massacre of Indians. Fifty years later, still suffering from guilt, he is approached by a filmmaker to tell his story. A chance to make amends--or get exploited.
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Every man for himself
Bainbridge, Beryl, 1933-
PR6052.A3195 E94 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The sinking of the Titanic featuring Morgan, an American playboy who is the nephew of the ship's owner. After days of boozing and wenching, Morgan gets the opportunity to prove that he can also be a hero. By the author of The Birthday Boys.
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Fair maid of Perth
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5317 .F3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Fall of Troy
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
PR6051.C64 F35 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Working on a nineteenth-century excavation of the ancient ruins of Troy, Sophia, the young Greek wife of German archaeologist Heinrich Obermann, becomes suspicious about her husband's past when she finds a cache of artifacts that he had hidden away.
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Falling angels
Chevalier, Tracy.
PS3553.H4367 F35 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in early 20th century London, Chevalier follows two girl as the changes in the century emerge.
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Fanny : being the true history of the adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones : a novel
Jong, Erica.
PS3560.O56 F3 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Left as an infant on the doorstep of a grand English estate, Fanny is raised to young womanhood by Lord and Lady Bellars. A beautiful woman with a taste for literature, Fanny is ambitious to become the epic poet of her age - but her plans are dashed after she is ravished by her libertine adoptive father. Fleeing to London, Fanny meets up with idealistic witches and a band of highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. She embarks on a series of adventures that take her from a London brothel that caters to the literati, to a pirate ship on the high seas and beyond, teaching her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman."--BOOK JACKET.
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Farming of bones : a novel
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
PS3554.A5815 F37 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An emotion-charged historical novel about the people of Haiti & the Dominican Republic in which Amabelle, an aging Haitian woman, recalls the the terrible massacre of 1937 & what happened to her & the man she loved. From the acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!". 1937: On the Dominican side of the Haiti border, Amabelle, a maid to the young wife of an army colonel falls in love with sugarcane cutter Sebastien. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror unfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins.
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Fathers and sons
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883.
PG3420.O8 E5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set against the serene backdrop of the Russian countryside, Fathers and Sons is the story of Arcady Kirsanov, a young man who returns from college to his father's country manor with his radical friend Bazarov in tow. Behind Bazarov's chilling intellect hides a heart of compassion and kindness -- a heart that will unwittingly change the Kirsanovs' lives forever.
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Feast of the Goat
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
PQ8498.32.A65 F5413 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Returning to her native Dominican Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called "the Goat," still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail.
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Feeding the ghosts
D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
PR9320.9.D34 F44 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On a slave ship in 1781, more than one hundred African slaves are thrown overboard because they are sick. But one of them--a woman--is not sick and she manages to climb back on board to lead a revolt. By the author of The Longest Memory.
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Fiesta del Chivo
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
PQ8498.32.A65 F54 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
En Santo Domingo, Ciudad Trujillo en 1961, un hombre tiraniza al pueblo mientras Urania regresa a la tierra que juro no volver a pisar. La politica se mezcla con la sangre, en tanto que un ser inocente se convertira en un regalo truculento.
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Fifth horseman
Villarreal, José Antonio.
PS3572.I37 F5 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Fifth of November
West, Paul, 1930-
PS3573.E8247 F54 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story of the English Gunpowder Plot (1605) and of the noblewoman Anne Vaux, a Catholic sympathic to the plotters' cause, and of Father Henry Garnet "from when he first hears of the plot ... to his pilgrimage to Wales, his escape to Hindlip over the English plains, and ultimately his imprisonment in the Tower of London."--Jacket.
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Film explainer
Hofmann, Gert.
PT2668.O376 K5513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The arrival of talking films puts an end to the career of Karl Hofmann, a film explainer, the man who played the piano and interpreted silent films for the audience. The novel follows Hofmann as he places his services at the disposal of the emerging Nazi party.
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Fine balance : a novel
Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-
PR9199.3.M494 F56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrait of India featuring four characters. Two are tailors who are forcibly sterilized, one is a student who emigrates, and the fourth is a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey.
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Fingersmith
Waters, Sarah, 1966-
PR6073.A828 F56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up as a foster child among a family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder hopes to pay back that kindness by playing a key role in a swindle scheme devised by their leader, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lilly.
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Fire in Beulah
Askew, Rilla.
PS3551.S545 F57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife, and her enigmatic black maid, Graceful. Both are caught in the relentless currents of family and violence. Their contrapuntual stories and those of others close to them unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which whites burned the city's prosperous black section to the ground." -- Jacket.
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Fire in the streets
Magoon, Kekla.
PZ7.M2739 Fir 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the aftermath of Dr. King's assassination in 1968, Chicago fourteen-year-old Maxie longs to join the Black Panthers, whether or not her brother Raheem, ex-boyfriend Sam, or her friends like it, and is soon caught up in the violence of anti-war and civil rights demonstrations.
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Flower in the skull
Alcalá, Kathleen, 1954-
PS3551.L287 F56 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family saga on several generations of Indian women, beginning with a 19th century refugee from Mexico who finds work as a maid in Arizona. It ends in the present with Shelly, a publisher's assistant researching her family roots. By the author of Spirits of the Ordinary.
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Fountain overflows
West, Rebecca, Dame, 1892-
PR6045.E8 F68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The children of the unstable and eccentric Piers and Clare Aubrey must learn to make do, in a story taking place in the London suburbs in the years leading up to World War One.
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Free city : a novel
Darton, Eric.
PS3554.A785 F7 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 17th Century fable on the unholy alliance between technology and capitalism. The protagonist is a famous scientist who uses a slave trader to finance his inventions--robots, air ships--but refuses to share the technology as that would allow the trader to become dictator of the city. A first novel.
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Freedom road
Fast, Howard, 1914-
PS3511.A784 F72 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Howard Fast makes superb use of his material. ... Aside from its social and historical implications, Freedom Road is a high-geared story, told with that peculiar dramatic intensity of which Fast is a master.
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Freedom
Safire, William, 1929-
PS3569.A283 F7 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On cover: A novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. A historical novel exploring the first two years of the Civil War.
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Friendly fallout 1953
Ronald, Ann, 1939-
PS3568.O56583 F75 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Germinal
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902.
PQ2504 .A33 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. Etienne Lantier leads the mining community in a strike against pay-cuts - a losing battle against starvation and repression. By Zola's death in 1902, the novel had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression.
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Ghost woman
Thornton, Lawrence, 1937-
PS3570.H6678 G48 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Giants in the earth : a saga of the prairie
Rølvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931.
PT8950 .R65 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Girl with a pearl earring
Chevalier, Tracy.
PS3553.H4367 G57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. An Independent Bestseller Winner of the 2000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award! Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.
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Glass Palace : a novel
Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
PR9499.3.G536 G58 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." -- Jacket.
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Glory : a novel
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
PS3545.O98 G58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This sequel to The Hope continues the Jewish experience into the twentieth century including the Yom Kippur War, the Entebbe rescue, and the beginning of the peace process.
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God strolling in the cool of the evening : a novel
Carvalho, Mário de.
PQ9265.A7717 D4813 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In second-century Portugal, a Roman magistrate tries to maintain order as the empire crumbles, invaded by Moors, subverted by Christianity, while people amuse themselves with sadistic games. On top of which, he is in love with a Christian woman who is coming up for trial.
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Golden age : a novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
PS3543.I26 G65 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism - developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Wilkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell - and Gore Vidal himself."--Jacket.
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Golden lion of Granpère
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .G6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in a village in the Vosges mountains in north-eastern France, The Golden Lion of Granpere (1867) was written when Trollope was at the height of his popularity. The novel concerns the events in the lives of an innkeeper's family; the relationship between George Voss, the landlord's son, and his beloved Marie, the rivalry between Voss and another suitor for Marie's hand in marriage, and the results of a betrothal based on mutual misunderstandings. A small-scale work, precise and detailed, it demonstrated a skill and level of social analysis peculiarly Trollope's own. This is a romance devoid of political dimension, yet acutely attentive to what a contemporary critic called 'the characteristic dress in which the small diplomacies of all kinds of social life clothe themselves'.
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Golden ocean
O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-
PR6029.B55 G6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the England of 1740, an Irish parson's gentle son signs up as midshipman on Anson's famous expedition to circumnavigate the globe. In the adventures that follow he grows to become a leader of men, rich and famous.
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Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
PS3525.I972 G686 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her plantation home.
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Good Lord Bird
McBride, James, 1957-
PS3613.C28 G66 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
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Grapes of wrath
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 G8 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life.
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Grapes of wrath : text and criticism
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 G8 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents the complete text of the 1939 epic about the Great Depression and includes a collection of critical and contextual essays.
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Green fires : assault on Eden : a novel of the Ecuadorian rainforest
Mueller, Marnie.
PS3563.U354 G73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For her honeymoon, a former Peace Corps volunteer takes her husband to Ecuador to revisit old haunts. They get caught up in the violent politics of the rainforest where a multinational company is exterminating Indian tribes.
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Green River daydreams : a novel
Liu, Heng, 1954-
PL2879.H38 C3613 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A "slave called only "Ears," begins his story with the return of the Cao family's young prodigal son, Guanghan, from four years of study in France. Bringing with him a French engineer friend and a dream of converting used machinery into a functioning match factory, Guanghan takes little interest in the bride arranged for him in youth." -- Jacket.
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Grendel
Gardner, John, 1933-
PS3557.A712 G7 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story.
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Guardian
Lester, Julius.
PZ7.L5629 Gu 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a rural southern town in 1946, a white man and his son witness the lynching of an innocent black man. Includes historical note on lynching.
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Half of a yellow sun
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
PR9387.9.A34354 H35 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Re-creates the 1960s struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, following the intertwined lives of the characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war.
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Hard rain
Dorfman, Ariel.
PQ8098.14.O7 M613 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Hawaii
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 H335 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This epic novel traces the origins and history of the islands of Hawaii, from their volcanic birth, through the first arrivals of humans from Polynesia, followed by European sailors and missionaries, then Chinese and Japanese laborers, to the modern blending of cultures.
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Hiding place
Wideman, John Edgar.
PS3573.I26 H5 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Hope : a novel
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
PS3545.O98 H66 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Through the lives of three military families, Wouk shows the wars and conflicts that have defined Israel's existence. Chronicles their lives from the 1948 War of Independence to the Six-Day War of 1967.
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Hottentot Venus : a novel
Chase-Riboud, Barbara.
PS3553.H336 H68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Born in the colony of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1789, Sarah Baartman was taken to London at the age of twenty by an English surgeon, who promised her fame and fortune. Dubbed the ₃Hottentot Venus,₄ she was paraded naked in Piccadilly in a freak-show exhibition and subjected to the unabashed stares and crude comments of the British public, which resulted in a sensational trial for her custody by British abolitionists."--cover.
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House made of dawn
Momaday, N. Scott, 1934-
PS3563.O47 H6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
House Made of Dawn tells the story of a young American Indian named Abel, home from a foreign war and caught between two worlds: one his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons and the harsh beauty of the land; the other of industrial America, a goading him into a compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust.
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House of glass : a novel
Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, 1925-
PL5089.T8 R8613 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indonesian policeman, working for his Dutch colonial masters, plots to capture a nationalist revolutionary, all the time admiring him. Set early this century, the novel is the last of a quartet on Indonesia's struggle for independence from Holland. The author spent 14 years in jail as a prisoner of the Indonesian government and is currently under city arrest in Jakarta. All of his books are banned.
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House of glass : a novel
Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, 1925-
PL5089.T8 R8613 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Howards End
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
PR6011.O58 H6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wealthy family bound by the rules of tradition and property, two independent, cultured sisters, and a young man living on the edge of poverty.
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Hummingbird's daughter : a novel
Urrea, Luis Alberto.
PS3571.R74 H86 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.
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I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem
Condé, Maryse.
PQ3949.2.C65 M5613 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Offered here for the first time in English is I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem, by Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde. This wild and entertaining novel, winner of the 1986 Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme, expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Conde brings Tituba out of historical silence and.

creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls "a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary 'Nanny of the maroons,"' who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her. Rich with postmodern irony, the novel even includes an encounter with Hester Prawn of Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. Conde breaks new ground in both style and content,

transcending cultural and epochal boundaries, not only exposing the hypocrisy of Puritan New England but challenging us to look at racism and religious bigotry in contemporary America. This highly readable and ultimately joyful novel celebrates Tituba's unique voice, exploring issues of identity and the implications of Otherness in Western literary tradition. Its multiple layers will delight a wide variety of readers.

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Idiot
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
PG3326 .I3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Returning to St. Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin - known as 'the idiot' - pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General, his wife and his three daughters. But his life is thrown into turmoil when he chances on a photograph of the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna. Utterly infatuated with her, he soon finds himself caught up in a love triangle and drawn into a web of blackmail, betrayal and, finally, murder. In Prince Myshkin, Dostoyevsky set out to portray the purity of 'a truly beautiful soul' and to explore the perils that innocence and goodness face in a corrupt world." "David McDuff's new translation captures the novel's idiosyncratic and dream-like language and the nervous, elliptical flow of the narrative. This edition also includes a new introduction by William Mills Todd III, which is an examination of the pressures on Dostoyevsky as he wrote the story of his Christ-like hero."--BOOK JACKET.
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Imaginings of sand
Brink, André Philippus, 1935-
PR9369.3.B7 I48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of several generations of brave Afrikaner frontier women. It is in the form of reminiscences by a dying woman to her granddaughter, who is returning to South Africa from exile in England. The visit coincides with the end of Afrikaner rule.
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In America : a novel
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
PS3569.O6547 I5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel-once again based on a real story-Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California-as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification-constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the migrs go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book-about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater-that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement." -- Publisher's description.
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In search of Bernabé
Limón, Graciela.
PS3562.I464 I5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tells the story of Luz Delcano's search for her son Bernabe, a priest-turned-guerrilla in the setting of Archbishop Romero's assassination and funeral.
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In the shadow of the cypress
Steinbeck, Thomas.
PS3619.T47615 I52 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From Thomas Steinbeck, son of novelist John Steinbeck, comes a thrilling story of a group of Chinese immigrants in turn of the century California  Read more...
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In the time of the butterflies
Alvarez, Julia.
PS3551.L845 I5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life and death of three revolutionary sisters in the Dominican Republic, told by a surviving fourth. One by one the Mirabal Sisters, as they were known, join the opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1950s, suffering imprisonment and torture while their men watch powerless. They are released, then one night their jeep is ambushed. A story based on real events by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
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Indian chronicles
Barreiro, José.
PS3552.A73257 I5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jose Barreiro's masterfully written historical novel recounts the Indians' discovery of the ways of the Europeans, as seen by Christopher Columbus' young adopted Indian son both during their first encounters as well as in Spain. While vividly recreating the often violent clashes of cultures and expectations that eventually disaffected and decimated the indigenous populations, Barreiro has maintained total accuracy in his exploration of the Taino cultures. This forgotten chapter of history makes for fascinating reading by providing an alternative view of the so frequently mythologized encounter and the men who brought it about.
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Ingenious pain : a novel
Miller, Andrew, 1961-
PR6063.I3564 I5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An 18th Century English surgeon is born immune to pain, making him oblivious to the suffering of others. This accounts for his professional success which attracts the attention of the Empress of Russia. On the way to treat her, he runs into a witch who gives him the sensation of pain. That sends him mad but he recovers, emerging from the asylum with the knowledge that without pain one is not really human.
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Inside out & back again
Lai, Thanhha.
PZ7.5.L35 In 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
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Into the wilderness
Donati, Sara, 1956-
PS3554.O46923 I5 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A judge's daughter elopes with a white adventurer in Colonial America. Elizabeth arrived from England to marry a doctor, but is smitten by Nathaniel, a man raised by the Mohawks. The doctor, however, refuses to give her up and pursues them.
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Itsuka
Kogawa, Joy.
PR9199.3.K63 I87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Already a Canadian bestseller, Itsuka, the sequel to Joy Kogawa's award-winning novel Obasan, follows the character Naomi Nakane into adulthood, where she becomes involved in the movement for governmental redress. Much more overtly political than Kogawa's first novel, the story focuses on reaching that itsuka - someday - when the mistreatment of those of Japanese heritage during World War II would be recognized. Although during the war both the United States and Canada.

interned Japanese-Americans and confiscated their property, when the war ended the property of those in Canada was never returned to them. Itsuka is the story of the fight to get government compensation for the thousands of victims of the wartime internment, which was, unbelievably, only just accomplished in 1988. Both a moving novel of self-discovery and a fascinating historical account of the fight for redress, Itsuka's final message is one of inspiration and hope.

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Jack Maggs
Carey, Peter.
PR9619.3.C36 J33 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on hypnosis set in 19th century London. The protagonist is Jack Maggs, an English convict who returns from Australia. He suffers from painful spasms, attributed to his criminal nature, and an attempt is made to cure him, using the new science of mesmerism.
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Jacob the liar
Becker, Jurek, 1937-
PT2662.E294 J313 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a Jewish ghetto during World War II, a man manages to raise flagging spirits by circulating rumors of Allied victories and that the ghetto will soon be liberated by the Red Army. At this news, many people who are thinking of suicide decide to live.
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Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor : being the first Jane Austen mystery
Barron, Stephanie.
PS3563.A8357 J36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fleeing from a broken engagement, Jane Austen has scarcely arrived in Scargrave when the local earl is felled by a mysterious ailment that is far too agonizing and fatal to be credited to his fondness for claret and pudding. The earl's widow asks Jane to investigate.
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Jasmine nights
Somtow, S. P.
PS3569.U23 J37 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The setting is Thailand and the protagonists are two boys, one Thai, the other African-American. The novel traces their relationship, which is a meeting of East and West. By a Thai-born writer, author of Vampire Junction.
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Jazz
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 J38 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Harlem, 1926, Joe Trace, a door-to-door salemsan in his fifties, kills his teenage lover. At the funeral, his wife Violet slashes the dead girl's face and then desperately searches to find why Joe was unfaithful. The profound love story is immersed in the sights and sounds of Black urban life during the Jazz Age.
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Journal of the plague year
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
PR3404 .J6 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written. A novel recounting the individual tragedies of the great plague of 1665.
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Journey of the flame : being an account of one year in the life of Señor Don Juan Obrigón known during past years in the three Californias as Ju
Nordhoff, Walter, 1858-1937.
PS3527.O44 J68 1955 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Kalimantaan
Godshalk, C. S.
PS3557.O3145 K35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 19th century British officer carves out for himself a kingdom in Borneo. He is Gideon Barr of the East India Company who is ordered to the Far East to combat pirates. After defeating them, he makes a fortune in trade and proceeds to create a colonial society with all the trappings of home. A first novel.
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Kenilworth : a romance
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5319.A2 A44 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tragic story of the secret marriage of Amy Robsart to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite and potential consort of the Queen, is imbued with the drama of Tudor England, its exuberance of spirit, vigor of language, violence and treachery, ostentation and gaiety, shifts and stratagems, and above all, its pervading sense of transience. Steeped in and engrossed by historic England, Scott relished the opportunity to create a pageant of Elizabethan life. From the swashbuckling Lambourne to the Machiavellian Varney, from the vacillating Leicester to Amy and the Queen herself, Scott grasps something of the passions of Marlowe, the histrionics of Kyd and the cynicism of Marston. Kenilworth comes as close to the theatrical and the melodramatic as Rob Roy or The Bride of Lammermoor, and Scott's sheer zest in writing is there for any reader to enjoy.
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Kidnapped ; and, Catriona
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
PR5481 .L48 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sixteen-year-old orphan is kidnapped by his villainous uncle, but later escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.
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Killer angels : a novel
Shaara, Michael.
PS3569.H2 K55 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg.
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King of Babylon shall not come against you
Garrett, George P., 1929-
PS3557.A72 K5 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A writer researches a murderous week, 25 years ago in his hometown: two murders, a robbery and a suicide. As he talks to people, there emerges a society where morality has gone out the window. A social commentary on our times in the form of a crime novel.
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Lacuna : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 L33 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher.
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Lady and the unicorn
Chevalier, Tracy.
PS3553.H4367 L33 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Interweaves historical fact with fiction to explore the mystery behind the creation of the remarkable Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, woven at the end of the fifteenth century, which today hang in the Cluny Museum in Paris.
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Laish
Appelfeld, Aron.
PJ5054.A755 L3913 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no place else to go, they are all on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but the journey is filled with unexpected detours and unanticipated disaster.
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Langrishe, go down
Higgins, Aidan, 1927-
PR6058.I34 L36 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Langrishe, Go Down traces the fall of the Langrishes - a once wealthy, highly respected Irish family - through the lives of their four daughters, especially the youngest, Imogen, whose love affair with a self-centered German scholar resonates throughout the book. Their relationship, told in erotic and occasionally melancholic prose, comes to represent not only the invasion and decline of this insular family, but the decline of Ireland and Western Europe as a whole in the years preceding World War II."--BOOK JACKET.
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Last hotel for women : a novel
Covington, Vicki.
PS3553.O883 L37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the civil rights movement through the eyes of a white family. The setting is 1961 Birmingham, Alabama, where the Fraley family owns a hotel which used to be a brothel, run by Fraley's deceased mother. The family's liberal leanings come into conflict with their mother's old lover, Bill Connor, the commissioner of public safety, who in real life organized white resistance to the civil rights movement. By the author of Night Ride Home.
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Last of the Mohicans
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1408 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of the famous scout Bumppo-or Hawkeye-in the French and Indian War.
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Last Standing Woman
LaDuke, Winona.
PS3562.A268 L37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the Anishinaabe Indians, tracing their struggle to restore their culture and regain their land. From the Great Sioux Uprising of the 1860s, to the 1970s occupation by Indian militants of the Minnesota White Earth Reservation, to the present problems of alcoholism and sexual abuse. A first novel.
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Last time I saw mother
Chai, Arlene J.
PR9619.3.C417 L37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family drama in the Philippines in which a woman secretly adopts the daughter of her sister. It is played out during a turbulent period of the country's history--the Japanese invasion in World War II, war of independence against the U.S. and the People's Revolution. A first novel.
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Laughing Boy
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963.
PS3523.A2663 L38 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Capturing the essence of the Southwest in 1915, Oliver La Farge's Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel is an enduring American classic. At a ceremonial dance, the young, earnest silversmith Laughing Boy falls in love with Slim Girl, a beautiful but elusive "American"-educated Navajo. As they experience all of the joys and uncertainties of first love, the couple must face a changing way of life and its tragic consequences.-publisher's description.
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Lavinia
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
PS3562.E42 L38 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes the reader to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.--From amazon.com.
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Legend of fire horse woman
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
PS3608.O88 L44 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Traces the life of Sayo, born under the disastrous sign of the Fire Horse, who comes to America for an arranged marriage and years later is imprisoned with her family in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
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Legend of Olivia Cosmos Montevideo : a novel
Warloe, Constance.
PS3573.A7618 L4 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The inadequacy of Roberta Marson's home life escalates rapidly when her son is killed in Vietnam. Unable to communicate with her husband, she leaves him and heads aimlessly west. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, a mileage sign--Olivia 5, Cosmos 9, Montevideo 15--gives her the idea for a new name. She finds a man and with the help of Native American lore successfully starts a new life.
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Leopard
Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe, 1896-1957.
PQ4843.O53 G313 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in the 1860s, a story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.
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Letters from a Peruvian woman
Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758.
PQ1986.L4 E4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kidnapped by the Spaniards during their conquest of Peru, the Inca princess Zilia is torn from her homeland and her future husband, Aza. In these letters to Aza, she describes the torments she endures during her trip across the Atlantic, her capture by the French after a battle at sea, and her arrival on the European continent.
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Life stone of singing bird
Stevenson, Melody.
PS3569.T45644 L54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The boundaries between love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, and cooperation and competition among Native Americans and white settlers are explored in this stunning novel, set against the unforgiving wilderness of frontier Kansas in the mid-nineteenth century.

Iris, India, and Singing Bird. Theirs is an uneasy alliance - a makeshift trinity of mother, daughter, and ambiguously holy spirit - that together forges a family of necessity. The fates of these women and their loved ones are inextricably linked by the powerful magic of the talisman known as the Life Stone.

The adult eyes of India Baldoon Walker unfold the narrative: her mother's grinding journey west, including her murdered husband and stillborn baby, and the discovery of a Native American infant boy who becomes India's adopted brother, Boy Found. As the two children grow into adults, their individual heritages prove to be insurmountable and their harmonious co-existence is shattered.

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Life without water : a novel
Peacock, Nancy.
PS3566.E153 L54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Life among the hippies in the 1960, narrated by the daughter of one of them. Cedar was four when her mother left her father. They moved into a commune, the mother got pregnant, then her boyfriend took up with another woman and got her pregnant. She left him, he asked to be taken back by mother, but the house burned down. An affectionate portrayal.
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Little friend
Tartt, Donna.
PS3570.A657 L58 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Robin, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find Robin's murderer and exact her revenge.
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Long way home
Conley, Robert J.
PS3553.O494 L66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 16th Century Florida, an Indian holy man by the name of Deadwood Lighter is captured by the Spaniards, sold into slavery and taken to Cuba. Years later his master joins De Soto's expedition to Florida and Lighter accompanies him. He escapes and rejoins his people, but finds they are not his people any more, time having wrought its changes. By the author of The Way South.
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Longest memory : a novel
D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
PR9320.9.D34 L66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Virginia, a slave is taught to read by his master's daughter and falls in love with her. He runs away, but his father reveals his whereabouts, the man is captured and whipped to death. The novel looks at slavery from two viewpoints: that of rebels and that of survivalists.
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Lorna Doone : a romance of Exmoor
Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900.
PR4132 .L6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Louisa
Zelitch, Simone.
PS3576.E445 L68 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nora Gertz, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, and her daughter-in-law Louisa emigrate to Palestine in 1949.
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Love medicine : new and expanded version
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 L6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Luminaries : a novel
Catton, Eleanor, 1985-
PR9639.4.C39 L86 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Madonna of Excelsior
Mda, Zakes.
PR9369.3.M4 M33 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel takes readers deep into the heart of apartheid in the early 1970s, focusing on a mixed race family that is trying to survive on the closely regulated line between black and white.
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Maggot
Fowles, John, 1926-2005.
PR6056.O85 M28 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the eighteenth century in which mysterious events surround a journey undertaken by five unrelated but interconnected individuals.
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Magician's wife
Moore, Brian, 1921-
PR9199.3.M617 M25 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the 19th century French colonization of Algeria. In a bid to forestall a revolt, Napoleon III dispatches France's top magician, hoping an exhibition of his powers will impress rebellious sheiks with the superiority of European civilization. But the magician's wife--events are seen through her eyes--finds Arab civilization superior. By the author of The Statement.
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Man in the iron mask
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2227 .H6813 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Man's fate : (La condition humaine)
Malraux, André, 1901-1976.
PQ2625.A716 C513 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As explosive and immediate today as when it was originally published in 1933, Man's Fate (La Condition Humaine), an account of a crucial episode in the early days of the Chinese Revolution, foreshadows the contemporary world and brings to life the profound meaning of the revolutionary impulse for the individuals involved. As a study of conspiracy and conspirators, of men caught in the desperate clash of ideologies, betrayal, expediency, and free will, Andre Malraux's novel remains unequaled.
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Map of love
Soueif, Ahdaf.
PR6069.O78 M37 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Isabel Parkman, an American journalist, discovers that her romance with an Egyptian-American conductor is paralleled by her great-grandparents' romance.
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Mapmaker's dream : the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice
Cowan, James, 1942-
PR9619.3.C597 M36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A monk in 16th Century Venice creates a map of the world, based on the tales of travellers he receives in his monastery. Fra Mauro, official cartographer, interprets and speculates on the world, turning map making into a voyage of human imagination. By the author of Letters from the Wild Side.
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March : a novel
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
PS3554.O3 M37 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant.
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Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer
Millhauser, Steven.
PS3563.I422 M37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The rise and fall of a man of imagination. From a helper in his grandfather's cigar store in 19th Century New York, he rises to become an entrepreneur of fabulous creations, culminating in a hotel with moonlight, waterfalls and a Grecian temple where maidens recite poetry around the clock. Facing ruin, he comes to the conclusion he dreamed the wrong dream. By the author of Edwin Mullhouse.
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Martin Dressler : the tale of an American dreamer
Millhauser, Steven.
PS3563.I422 M37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The rise and fall of a man of imagination. From a helper in his grandfather's cigar store in 19th Century New York, he rises to become an entrepreneur of fabulous creations, culminating in a hotel with moonlight, waterfalls and a Grecian temple where maidens recite poetry around the clock. Facing ruin, he comes to the conclusion he dreamed the wrong dream. By the author of Edwin Mullhouse.
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Mask of Apollo
Renault, Mary.
PR6035.E55 M37 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nikeratos, an actor of ancient Greece, greatly admires and devotes himself to Dion, a student of Plato, who is determined to bring democracy to Syracuse.
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Mason & Dixon
Pynchon, Thomas.
PS3566.Y55 M37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland.
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Master Butchers Singing Club
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 M37 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his wife, leaves to start a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship.
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Master of Petersburg
Coetzee, J. M., 1940-
PR9369.3.C58 M37 1994b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The novel recreates the world of the Russian writer, Dostoevsky, with him as the protagonist. He returns from exile to St. Petersburg to investigate the death of his stepson, officially a suicide, but as he was a revolutionary Dostoevsky suspects murder. By the author of Waiting for the Barbarians.
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Master of the crossroads
Bell, Madison Smartt.
PS3552.E517 M37 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Brings to life the rise to power of the great Haitian military general Tussaint Louverture and the story of the only successful slave revolution in history." -- Jacket.
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Matters of chance : a novel
Haien, Jeannette.
PS3558.A3255 M37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the Shurtliffs of Ohio, an upper-crust family which practices noblesse oblige, including setting an example. He is a lawyer who does his duty in World War II in the navy, she is a faithful wife, they have two adopted daughters who are well brought up and there are no scandals.
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Mazurka for two dead men
Cela, Camilo José, 1916-
PQ6605.E44 M3313 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At the end of the Spanish Civil War, Tanis Gamuzo sets out to avenge the death of his brother, who was abducted and killed during the war, in a work set in a backward rural community,

Mazurka for Two Dead Men represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. The novel was originally published in Spain in 1983 and is now presented in a fine translation by Patricia Haugaard. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, "Lionheart" Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka. Set in a backward rural community in Galicia (the author's home territory), Cela's creation is in many ways like a contrapuntal musical composition built with varying themes and moods. In alternately melancholy, humorous, lyrical, or coarse tones he portrays a reign of fools.

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Memoirs of a geisha
Golden, Arthur, 1957-
PS3557.O35926 M45 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nitta Sayuri recalls her life as a geisha, including being sold as a nine-year-old to a geisha house in 1929; learning the geisha arts of dance, music, wearing kimono, makeup, and hair; competing with jealous rivals; and reinventing her life when the geisha houses were forced to close during World War II.
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Memories of the Ford administration : a novel
Updike, John.
PS3571.P4 M45 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Alfred Clayton recounts his memories and impressions of the Ford Administration, accidentally including pages from an unpublished book on President James Buchanan.
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Memory of elephants
Desai, Boman.
PR9499.3.D466 M46 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mercy
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 M47 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith.
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Mexico
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 M48 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of an American journalist who travels to Mexico to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, but who is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his Mexican ancestors. From the brutality and brilliance of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to the modern-day Mexicans battling through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution, James Michener weaves it all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved, bestselling novels.
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Middle passage
Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-
PS3560.O353 M5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1830, Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave leading a dissolute life in New Orleans, finds himself forced into marriage.
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Moon pearl
McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.
PS3563.C353 M66 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls' house, where young daughters are taught to become daughter-in-law. These girls, however, want neither to marry nor to become nuns (the only options open to them at the time). They choose instead to support themselves through their skills in embroidery and silk production. Though ostracized by their families, attacked, and barely able to find sustenance and shelter, these sze saw, or self-combers as they would come to be called, manage to create lives that they alone control." -- Jacket.
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Moonstone
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
PR4494 .M62 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The elements which make up The Moonstone--a purloined Indian jewel which carries with it a mysterious curse, a stolid British police sergeant, a drama of theft and murder in a spacious country home--have been repeated, in slightly varying guises, throughout much of the detective fiction to which Wilkie Collins' popular 1868 novel gave birth.
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Morning Girl
Dorris, Michael.
PZ7.D7287 Mo 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America. In Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.
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Mrs. Chippy's last expedition : the remarkable journal of Shackleton's polar-bound cat
Alexander, Caroline, 1956-
PS3551.L34855 M77 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The 1914 Shackleton Expedition to the South Pole as seen by a cat. He is Mrs. Chippy, whose owner is the ship's carpenter and they are so close it's like a man and wife. Mrs. Chippy describes how he helped the crew retain their sanity during the many months they were trapped by ice.
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My father's war : a novel
Dis, Adriaan van.
PT5881.14.I8 I513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bleak novel on the Eurasian community in Holland. The protagonist--who is half-Dutch and, half-Indonesian--recounts the drama of his family, from life in the Dutch East Indies before World War II, through the Japanese occupation, to their second-class citizen status in Holland.
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Nature of blood
Phillips, Caryl.
PR9275.S263 P47646 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lot of outsiders throughout history. The protagonists, whose stories are told in parallel chapters, are mainly Jews. One survives a World War II concentration camp, another lives through the persecution of Jews in 15th century Venice, a third is an Ethiopian Jew in modern Israel. By a West Indian writer, author of Crossing the River.
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Nelly's version
Figes, Eva.
PR6056.I46 N45 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Nelly's Version could be described as Eva Figes' inventive reshaping of the pop psychological thriller. The story opens as Nelly Dean, a middle-aged woman suffering from amnesia, checks into a small-town hotel with a suitcase full of cash and no idea where it - or she - came from. Distrustful of everyone from the waiter who serves her lunch to a store clerk who claims to know her from grade school, Nelly fears she is part of a conspiracy, although she is strangely indifferent to the clues that might explain her puzzling circumstances. Part dark comedy, part mystery novel, Nelly's Version offers an unsettling journey into the mind of a witty, intelligent woman stuck in a pastless present."--BOOK JACKET.
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Nightjohn
Paulsen, Gary.
PZ7.P2843 Nj 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters.
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Nowhere else on earth
Humphreys, Josephine.
PS3558.U4656 N69 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the midst of the Civil War and its effects on the citizens of Robeson County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Rhoda Strong has fallen in love with Henry Berry Lowrie who is hunted as an outlaw.
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O pioneers!
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
PS3505.A87 O2 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of life on the Nebraska frontier.
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Of love and other demons
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
PQ8180.17.A73 D4513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In colonial South America, the doomed love of a 12-year-old girl and a priest thrice her age sent to exorcise her. She is a nobleman's daughter who has been bitten by a rabid dog. The authorities decide she is possessed by the devil and lock her up in a convent. By the author of Love in the Time of Cholera.
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Of mice and men
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 O2 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tragic tale of a simpleminded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.
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Old mortality
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5320 .O4 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Orlando : a biography
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 O7 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Virginia Woolf's exuberant 'biography' tells the story of the cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando who begins life as a young noble in the sixteenth century and moves through numerous historical and geographical worlds to finish as a modern woman writer in the 1920s. The book is in part a happy tribute to the 'life' that her love for Vita Sackville-West had breathed into Virginia Woolf's own day-to-day existence; it is also Woolf's light-hearted and light-handed teasing out of the assumptions that lie behind the normal conventions for writing about a fictional or historical life. In this novel, Virginia Woolf plays loose and fast: Orlando uncovers a literary and sexual revolution overnight." --BOOK JACKET.
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Our lady of Babylon : a novel
Rechy, John.
PS3568.E28 O93 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Lady flees to her dead husband's château, accused of his murder, but once there she is haunted by sexy dreams that her neighbor assures her are actually memories involving Adam and Eve, Herod and Salome and John the Baptist, Paris and the Trojan War, John the Divine, and many others.
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Palace of the white skunks
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-
PQ7390.A72 P3413 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pandaemonium : a novel
Epstein, Leslie.
PS3555.P655 P36 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A film shoot by a world-famous director ends in disaster. It is a movie of Sophocles' Antigone and it is being shot in Pandaemonium, a town in Nevada, by Rudolf von Beckmann, a tyrant. The actor who narrates describes what happens when a director has too much power. By the author of Pinto and Sons.
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Paper wings
Swick, Marly A., 1949-
PS3569.W467 P36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Suzanne, 12, tells the story of her moody mother--alternating between vivacity and depression--and describes the effect this has on the family and the neighbors. Depressed by President Kennedy's assassination, the mother takes Suzanne on a car trip, a journey that draws them together.
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Parade's end
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.
PR6011.O53 P35 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) began his career writing fairy tales before collaborating with Joseph Conrad on several novels. After publishing successful solo works, he established the Transatlantic Review and divided his time between France and America.
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Paradise
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 P37 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
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Paris
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902.
PQ2512 .A38 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Paris enigma : a novel
Santis, Pablo de, 1963-
PQ7798.29.A616 E6513 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arriving in Paris for their inaugural meeting during the 1889 World's Fair, an exclusive society of the world's most renowned detectives wonders at the absence of its co-founding member, who has sent a secret message about a threat to the society.
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Pathfinder, or, The inland sea
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1410.A2 K4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the sequel to The Last of the Mohicans, Natty Bumppo tries to help a small outpost on Lake Ontario.
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Peculiar people : a novel
De Hartog, Jan, 1914-
PR6015.A674 P4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the 1830s, the Quakers living in the midwest worry about the slaves and the Native Americans in addition to their own difficulties.
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Pereira declares : a testimony
Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943-2012.
PQ4880.A24 S6613 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fence-sitting journalist under the Salazar dictatorship in 1930s Portugal is forced to commit himself and emerges a hero. The protagonist is a middle-aged editor keeping out of politics by editing a cultural journal. The turning point comes when he hires a young assistant who turns out to be a revolutionary. By an Italian writer, author of Requiem.
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Perfect execution
Binding, Tim.
PR6052.I77294 P37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a hangman in England whose calling came when as a boy he saw a wounded German pilot murdered by villagers during World War II. Jeremiah Bembo becomes England's most efficient, most benevolent executioner--until he executes an innocent man. By the author of In the Kingdom of Air.
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Pioneers
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1414.A2 W35 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pity is not enough
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969.
PS3515.E596 P58 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless, M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer
PR6057.R3264 P66 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Poor white
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.
PS3501.N4 P6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
'Poor White' captures the spirit of small-town America during the Machine Age.
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Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages
Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963.
PR6031.O867 P67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Porius stood upon the low square tower above the Southern Gate of Mynydd-y-Gaer, and looked down on the wide stretching valley below." So begins one of the most unique novels of twentieth-century literature, by one of its most "extraordinary, neglected geniuses," said Robertson Davies of John Cowper Powys.

Powys thought Porius his masterpiece, but because of the paper shortage after World War II and the novel's lengthiness, he could not find a publisher for it. Only after he cut one-third from it was it accepted. This new edition not only brings Porius back into print, but makes the original book at last available to readers.

Set in the geographic confines of Powys's own homeland of Northern Wales, Porius takes place in the course of a mere eight October days in 499 A.D., when King Arthur - a key character in the novel, along with Myrddin Wyllt, or Merlin - was attempting to persuade the people of Britian to repel the barbaric Saxon invaders. Porius, the only child of Prince Einion of Edeyrnion, is the main character who is sent on a journey that is both historical melodrama and satirical allegory.

A complex novel, Porius is a mixture of mystery and philosophy on a huge narrative scale, as if Nabokov or Pynchon tried to compress Dostoevsky into a Ulyssean mold. Writing in The New Yorker, George Steiner has said of the abridged Porius that it "combines [a] Shakespearean-epic sweep of historicity with a Jamesian finesse of psychological detail and acuity. Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, which I believe to be the American masterpiece after Melville, is a smaller thing by comparison.".

This new, and first complete, edition of the novel substantiates both Steiner's judgement and Powys's claim for Porius as his masterpiece.

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Prairie
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1416.A2 R56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals.
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Promised lands : a novel
Rogers, Jane, 1952-
PR6068.O346 P76 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1778, Royal Navy Lieutenant William Dawes sails to Australia with dreams of establishing a utopian society where the convict settlers on his ship and the Aborigines will learn from each other and live in harmony. Alas, it does not work. The story is recounted two centuries later by a history professor.
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Quality of mercy : a novel
Unsworth, Barry, 1930-
PR6071.N8 Q35 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Irish fiddler Sullivan escapes from prison after being implicated in the loss of Erasmus Kemp's slave ship, only to reencounter his nemesis in a struggle that pits Kemp's desire for wealth against Sullivan's advocacy for the disadvantaged.
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Queen Margot, or, Marguerite de Valois
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2227.R3 E55 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
La Reine Margot (1845) is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance.
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Ragtime
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
PS3554.O3 R34 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Railroad schemes
Holland, Cecelia, 1943-
PS3558.O348 R35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of a bank robber in 1850s California and the 15-year-old girl who keeps him company. He is King Callahan and he has declared war on greedy railroad barons, she is sweet Lily, who reads classics when not holding a gun. One of these days, he says, he will give up crime to look after her. By the author of Pacific Street.
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Raj quartet
Scott, Paul, 1920-
PR6069.C596 R34 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil War
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.
PS1449.C85 R3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world.
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Requiem for Harlem
Roth, Henry.
PS3535.O787 M47 1994 vol. 4 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young intellectual stoops to being a kept man in his effort to climb from the slums. Ira Stigman, 21, a college student leaves his family home in 1920s Harlem to move in with Edith Welles, a literature professor. In return, he cares for her when she has an abortion from another affair.
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Retrato en sepia : novela
Allende, Isabel.
PQ8098.1.L54 R48 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Narrada en la voz de una joven mujer, e;sta es una magni;fica novela histórica situada a finales del siglo XIX en Chile, y una portentosa saga familiar en la que reencontramos algunos personajes de Hija de la fortuna y de La casa de los espiritus, novelas cumbres en la obra de Isabel Allende. El tema principal es la memoria y los secretos de familia. La protagonista, Aurora del Valle, sufre un trauma brutal que determina su carácter y borra de su mente los primeros cinco años de su vida. Criada por su ambiciosa abuela, Paulina del Valle, crece en un ambiente privilegiado, libre de muchas de las limitaciones que oprimen a las mujeres de su epoca, pero atormentada por horribles pesadillas. Cuando debe afrontar la traición del hombre que ama y la soledad, decide explorar el misterio de su pasado. Una obra de extraordinaria dimensión humana que eleva la narrativa de la autora a cotas de perfección literaria.
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Right and left ; The legend of the holy drinker
Roth, Joseph, 1894-1939.
PT2635.O84 L413 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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River of smoke
Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
PR9499.3.G536 R58 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.
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River town
Keneally, Thomas.
PR9619.3.K46 R58 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1890s Tim Shea, an Irish worker, emigrates to Australia to escape poverty and the class system. He escapes poverty, becoming a shopkeeper, but not class, which is as entrenched in Australia as it was back home. The paradox is that all the while he is deploring it, Shea contributes to it with his racist attitude to people of color. By the author of Schindler's List.
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Rob Roy
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5322 .R6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Robber bridegroom
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
PS3545.E6 R6 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Legendary figures of Mississippi's colorful past--keel-boatman Mike Fink and the dread Harp brothers--along with characters from Eudora Welty's own delightful imagination people this rollicking fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. Berry-stained bandit Jamie Lockhart steals pioneer wilderness planter Clement Musgrove's beautiful daughter, Rosamond, away from a home dominated by his ugly, evil second wife, Salome. These and other characters are gathered together in a tale at once acid and gentle, wise and lighthearted, woven as much from the rough homespun of American history as the gossamer thread of fairy stories.
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Royalist volunteer = Un voluntario realista
Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920.
PQ6555 .V6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Samurai's garden
Tsukiyama, Gail.
PS3570.S84 S26 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.
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San Camilo, 1936 : the Eve, Feast, and Octave of St. Camillus of the year 1936 in Madrid
Cela, Camilo José, 1916-
PQ6605.E44 V5413 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Santa Evita
Martínez, Tomás Eloy.
PQ7798.23.A692 S3513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A macabre comedy on Eva Peron's corpse--hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected and repatriated. The protagonists include a military intelligence officer trying to identify the genuine article from the many copies in order to dispose of it. That way the Peronistas will not be able to exploit it for political ends.
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Saratoga trunk
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.
PS3511.E46 S3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sarny, a life remembered
Paulsen, Gary.
PZ7.P2843 Sar 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four.
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Scarlet letter : a romance
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
PS1868 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.
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Scarlet women
Christilian, J. D.
PS3553.H737 S33 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A historical murder mystery which begins when a prostitute is found dead in 1871 New York in clothes belonging to a missing high-society woman. As Detective Harp investigates, the reader is taken on a tour of the raffish depths beneath the prim facade of Victorian New York.
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Secret dreams
Korman, Keith.
PS3561.O66 S43 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Vienna, the famous psychiatrist, Carl Jung, is called to cure a mad woman. It is a difficult case, the woman having fantasies of rape and seduction. Eventually Jung finds a cure by making love to her--and the woman becomes a psychiatrist in her own right. By the author of Archangel.
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Secret father
Carroll, James, 1943-
PS3553.A764 S43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, three teenagers in West Germany head for Berlin to join a May Day rally on the Communist side of the divided city, only to find themselves arrested by the East German secret police.
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Serafina's stories
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 S44 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author tells a series of stories in the tradition of the Arabian nights, only these are tales with a Southwestern Pueblo Indian theme.
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Shoes of Maidanek
Goldstein, Arnold P.
PS3557.O387 S53 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) : a novel
Hijuelos, Oscar.
PS3558.I376 S56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It is 1947 and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love and sadness, is returning to Habana, Cuba, from Spain, where he has just recovered from the physical and spiritual malaise resulting from his experiences in Paris, then Buchenwald, during the Nazi occupation of France. (A devout Catholic, Levis had been mistakenly identified as a Jew because of his name.) When Levis arrives back in Habana, after an absence of many years, his mind is reeling with beautiful memories of his life in Cuba and in Paris before the war, a life of pleasure and excitement that he owes, in part, to an unrequited, nearly "chivalrous" romance with a certain Rita Valladares, a singer for whom Levis had written his most famous song, "Rosas Puras," or "Pretty Roses." This 1928 composition becomes the most famous rumba in the world and changes both American and European tastes in music and dance - forever; and it is the song, symbolic of the composer's love for Rita Valladares, that sets Levis's life in Europe in motion. This is at once a love story - for art, family and country - as well as a portrait of Habana at the turn of the last century, when "the world was good." A Simple Habana Melody is a virtuoso performance from one of our most important wr.
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Sixteen pleasures
Hellenga, Robert, 1941-
PS3558.E4753 S58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventure of Margot Harrington, an American book conservator saving treasures in the 1966 flood in Florence. She is asked by the mother superior of a convent to help secretly sell a banned book to raise money for the convent. It's the only copy of The Sixteen Pleasures, a volume of sonnets and erotic drawings, ordered destroyed by the Vatican when it was published in 1523.
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Skin
Malaparte, Curzio, 1898-1957.
PQ4829.A515 P413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Small worlds
Hoffman, Allen.
PS3558.O34474 S58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a Jewish community in Poland at the turn of the century, centered on the efforts of the rabbi's wife to marry their daughter to the richest man in the village. First in a series chronicling the fate of the community as it disperses throughout the world.
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Smithsonian Institution : a novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
PS3543.I26 S65 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1939 Washington, a 13-year-old math genius is summoned to the Smithsonian Institution to help scientists build a weapon to win the coming war. The institution's wax effigies come alive and he meets historical figures. A comic fantasy.
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Snow in August : a novel
Hamill, Pete, 1935-
PS3558.A423 S66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Brooklyn in the late 1940s, adolescent Michael Devlin is a dutiful son to his widowed mother and a conscientious altar boy at the parish church. One day, he meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a chance encounter that inaugurates a friendship with vast consequences, good and bad, for both of them. Michael lost his father in the war, and the rabbi, a recent immigrant to this country, lost his wife. The threads of their connection widen and strengthen as the rabbi endeavors to teach Michael about his native Prague and Jewish customs and lore, and the boy, in turn, instructs the rabbi about things American, including baseball. But Michael's awakening does not stop there; sadly, he learns hard lessons, to the point of bodily harm, about anti-Semitism. In fact, Michael must turn to extreme measures to effect a resolution to the problem of hatemongering; using his new storehouse of knowledge, he summons a golem! The friendship of a Jewish rabbi and a Catholic altar boy in 1940s Brooklyn. The rabbi, a Czech who fled the Nazis on the eve of World War II, teaches the boy Judaism while the boy, who is Irish, teaches the rabbi English and baseball. When anti-Semitic hoods attack the rabbi the boy goes to his defense. By the author of A Drinking Life.
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Sojourn
Krivak, Andrew.
PS3561.R569 S65 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Uprooted from a nineteenth century mining town in Colorado by a shocking family tragedy, young Jozef Vinich returns with his father to an impoverished shepherd's life in rural Austria-Hungary. When war comes, Jozef is sent as a sharpshooter to the southern front, where he must survive the killing trenches, a perilous trek across the frozen Italian Alps, and capture by a victorious enemy.
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Song of the hummingbird
Limón, Graciela.
PS3562.I464 S66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Aztec princess describes the Spanish conquest of Mexico. She is Huitzitzlin, 82, of the court of Montezuma and she tells her tale to a priest so history will know who the Aztecs really were. By the author of The Memories of Ana Calderon.
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Sor Juana's second dream : a novel
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, 1958-
PS3557.A8449 S67 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized portrait of Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th century lesbian nun who became Mexico's first feminist poet. It traces her life from her illegitimate birth to trial by the Inquisition.
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Source : a novel
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 S57 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An archaeological excavation of Tell Makor launches a journey into the history and culture of the Jews that includes the early Hebrews, the impact of Christianity, the Spanish Inquisition, and the modern Middle East conflict.
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Spir
Golding, William, 1911-
PR6013.O35 S65 1964 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Spring moon : a novel of China
Lord, Bette.
PS3562.O678 S65 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Stars screaming
Kaye, John.
PS3561.A8857 S73 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrait of Hollywood's losers through the eyes of an aspiring screenwriter. As he drives round town to get away from the pressure of job and family, he meets various characters who did not make it.
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Stone virgins
Vera, Yvonne.
PR9390.9.V47 S76 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In 1980, after decades of guerrilla warfare against colonial rule, Rhodesia earned its hard-won independence from Britain. Less than two years later, Robert Mugabe's rise to power in the new Zimbabwe brought an explosion of violence across the land that reverberates to this day." "In The Stone Virgins, author Yvonne Vera examines the dissident movement - a subject long taboo among her countrymen - from the perspective of two sisters living in a small township outside of Bulawayo. She explores their quest for dignity and a centered existence against a backdrop of appalling brutality; the rival tension between township and city life; and the twin instincts of survival and love that motivate them in the face of mankind's capacity for terror, beauty, and sacrifice." "Weaving historical fact into a story of grand passions and striking endurance, Vera has fashioned a portrait of life before and after the liberation that is both radiant and haunting. The result is a powerful and provocative testament to the resilience of the Zimbabwean people that will not soon be forgotten."--BOOK JACKET.
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Story of an African farm
Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920.
PR9369.2.S37 S7 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Story of Lucy Gault
Trevor, William, 1928-
PR6070.R4 S76 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel set in Ireland in the 1920s charts the progress of a young girl whose entire life seems to be falling apart when the threat of arson drives the family from their country home.
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Street sweeper
Perlman, Elliot.
PR9619.3.P3619 S77 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"From the author of Seven Types of Ambiguity, an epic that reaches across generations and spans continents, revealing the interconnectedness and interdependence of humanity and the profound impact of memory on our lives"--Provided by publisher.
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Summer of betrayal : a novel
Hong, Ying, 1962-
PL2861.O65 L613 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The impact of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on Chinese intellectuals through the eyes of Lin Ying, a poetess. She tries to make up for the lack of political freedom with a life of total sexual liberation, but there too the government is watching.
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Sun also rises
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
PS3515.E37 S8 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hemingway's first bestselling novel, the story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
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Take me home : a novel
Leung, Brian.
PS3612.E92 T35 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Adele 'Addie' Maine is returning to Dire, a Wyoming coal-mining town, forty years after the deadly events that nearly took her life and drove her away without a word to her husband. Years earlier: headed West to stay with her brother Tommy, a young and feisty Addie arrives in Wyoming having been convinced along the way that the Chinese who work alongside the white men in the small Wyoming town are half-man, half-beast-devious creatures to be wary of. When Tommy falters at homesteading, the siblings look to the coal mines and Addie comes into close contact with one Chinese man in particular, Wing Lee. The bond between the two is a mere spark at first, hampered by the reality for both that a friendship would be impossible, forbidden, even in a territory where almost everyone is an immigrant. Together, Addie and Wing harbor a secret. Ultimately Addie must protect Wing's life and fight for what she knows is right, but she still can't find the answers to life's most important questions. It's only as a much older woman, returning to Dire to bid farewell to a friend from decades ago, that Addie comes face-to-face with the man she's certain tried to kill her, and at last confronts the surprises and losses that await at the end of a difficult journey"--From publisher description.
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Tale of Murasaki : a novel
Dalby, Liza Crihfield.
PL788.4.Z5 D35 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories." -- Jacket.
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Tale of old mortality
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5320 .O4 1993b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It is 1679. Archbishop Sharpe, Primate of Scotland, has just been murdered. His death is a signal for rebellion in which the Covenanting army, strong in faith and willing to die for it, challenges the King's forces under the command of Claverhouse. Between the two extremes stands young Henry Morton of Milnewood; escaping the threat of execution by Claverhouse, he commits his loyalties to the Covenanters, whose bigotry and fanaticism he nevertheless deplores.

The story reaches dramatic heights in Scott's description of the Covenanters rebuff of the Royalist forces at Loudoun Hill, the preparations for the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, and the moving trial of the young Morton and his fellow prisoners before Claverhouse and the Privy Council.

Scott's grim tale of extremism and cruelty is redeemed by the courage and the loyalty of its characters and the humorous vignettes of the maid Jenny Dennison, the faithful Cuddie Headrigg, and his stubborn yet resolute mother Mause. In this, one of his best-known novels, Scott dramatically reaffirms his conviction that religious and civil liberty are essential for a civilized society.

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Tale of two cities
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4571.A2 M39 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Dr Manette has been confined for 18 years in the Bastille because he found out the Marquis de Evremonde and his brother had ill treated a girl and mortally wounded a young boy. He has just been  Read more...
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Telluride : a novel
Schofield, Susan Clark, 1958-
PS3569.C5253 T4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set against a background of aspen trees, snow-capped mountains, and the muddy streets of a Colorado mining boomtown, Schofield's story evokes the changing West--when mines are wired for electricity and European opera companies play at the opera house, but some men still walk the streets wearing six-shooters.
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Tent of orange mist : a novel
West, Paul, 1930-
PS3573.E8247 T46 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Nanking, after its capture by the Japanese, a scholar's villa is turned into a brothel and his daughter forced into prostitution. The novel follows her relationship with the local commander whose ambition, until he is killed by her father, is to turn her into a perfect Japanese geisha. The girl survives the occupation and at war's end sues the Japanese government.
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Testament of Mary
Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
PR6070.O455 T47 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger, and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause.
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Texaco
Chamoiseau, Patrick.
PQ3949.2.C45 T4913 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of Martinique through the eyes of its people. Narrated by a black woman activist, the story spans 150 years, describing the end of slavery, the collapse of the sugar plantations, the coming of the oil companies and the new relations with France, of which the island is a department. By the author of Creole Folktales.
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Theory of war
Brady, Joan.
PS3552.R2432 T47 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator of this searing novel is the granddaughter of a slave. Her grandfather, Jonathan Carrick, was a white man. He was sold just after the Civil War to a struggling Kansas tobacco farmer - a common enough practice in those days when black slaves were no longer legal and the children of destitute soldiers were being marketed. You could pick up a white kid cheap, and Jonathan, only four years old, went for fifteen dollars. Woven together from his coded diaries and.

from memories of the embittered family, the harrowing story that emerges is that of a child denied his past, "bound out" to a brutish man (whose justification is "You get you an animal, you got to break him"), trussed and staked to the floor of the sod hut to keep him from running away, worked endlessly at planting, harvesting, picking off tobacco worms by hand, wrapping tobacco plugs (while the other children go to school), and - the ultimate humiliation - bullied by.

the soft, resentful son of the family, George Stoke. Through it all the anger burns, yet the fire forges an uncanny strength in the child. He bides his time. And then the railroad roars through the prairie, stopping at Sweetbrier, Kansas, and provides escape - freedom in the rough boomtown of Denver and a ferociously dangerous career as brakeman, astride the cars on the TransContinental Mogul heading into the Rockies. In the railroad yards, College, a gabby fellow.

runaway of sorts, befriends the helpless young man; in a bar in Cheyenne a fire-and-brimstone preacher fights for his soul; in a windswept farmhouse in Maine he finally gets the education that had been withheld. Jonathan survives - survives his "idyll with God," his education, his uneasy marriage. But the rage keeps breaking through, and always it is George Stoke, now a fat "cobra of a politician," known as the "fearless liberal" senator from Kansas, who is the target.

The strategies of war - fueled by hatred - are what keep Jonathan Carrick in fighting trim. But as Joan Brady makes devastatingly clear in this brilliant and disturbing novel, the cost of slavery to flee human spirit is overwhelming, and her account of one man as victim leaves, in the mind of the reader, an enduring scar.

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They're cows, we're pigs
Boullosa, Carmen.
PQ7298.12.O76 S613 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A magic-realism novel on the age-old conflict between security and adventure. Set in the 17th century, the hero is a boy who rises to be a medical officer for a pirate fleet in the Caribbean. Through his eyes is described the conflict between the freely roaming and raiding "pigs" and the law-abiding and tradition-bound "cows." By a Mexican writer.
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Third sister : a continuation of Jane Austen's Sense and sensibility
Barrett, Julia.
PS3552.A73463 T48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, starring Margaret Dashwood, 17, the third sister of the heroine of that novel. She longs for a man, but when one finally shows up--a dashing army officer--she gets cold feet and flees, ending up with a scoundrel.
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Thirteen moons : a novel
Frazier, Charles, 1950-
PS3556.R3599 T48 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At the age of twelve, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins a mysterious girl named Claire. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians, including a Cherokee Chief named Bear, he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that only desire trumps time.
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This child's gonna live
Wright, Sarah E.
PS3573.R54 T47 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the early 1930s, This Child's Gonna Live tells the story of Mariah Upshur, the wife of a poor oysterman, and her struggles to keep her land and family together amidst the harsh realities of rural African American life. Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having a "sharp, idiomatic rhythm that is reminiscent of the work of Zora Neale Hurston," Wright's eloquent, heartbreaking novel is an unsurpassed testament to human endurance in the face of racism, poverty, and despair."--BOOK JACKET.
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This earth of mankind
Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, 1925-
PL5089.T8 B8413 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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This promised land : a novel
Easton, Robert Olney.
PS3509.A7575 T5 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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This side of brightness : a novel
McCann, Colum, 1965-
PR6063.C335 T48 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When an Irish immigrant is killed, building the 1910s New York subway, a black co-worker supports his family, marrying the widow. The story is contrasted with today's subway, a place not of hope, but despair.
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Three musketeers
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2228 .A31 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An adventure story of the young D'Artagnan and his fellow swordsmen who serve King Louis XIII of France. While in service to their king, they must oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. They are also required to save the honor of their Queen by retrieving her diamond necklace from her secret lover before the king finds out.
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Three novels of ancient Egypt : Khufu's wisdom ; Rhadopis of Nubia ; Thebes at war
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
PJ7846.A46 A2 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"From Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz: the three magnificent novels - published in an omnibus edition for the first time - that form an ancient-Egyptian counterpart to his famous Cairo Trilogy." "Mahfouz reaches back thousands of years to bring us tales from his homeland's majestic early history - tales of the Egyptian nobility and of war, star-crossed love, and the divine rule of the pharaohs. In Khufu's Wisdom, the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch faces the prospect of the end of his rule and the possibility that his daughter has fallen in love with the man prophesied to be his successor. Rhadopis of Nubia is the unforgettable story of the charismatic young Pharaoh Merenra II and the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis, whose love affair makes them the envy of all Egyptian society. And Thebes at War tells the epic story of Egypt's victory over the Asiatic foreigners who dominated the country for two centuries."--BOOK JACKET.
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Tin drum
Grass, Günter, 1927-
PT2613.R338 B5513 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contemporary German novel, the subject of much controversy when it was first published in 1959, focuses on the years of Nazi control in Germany as seen through the eyes of an intelligent dwarf, masquerading as a retarded lunatic.
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Too far afield
Grass, Günter, 1927-
PT2613.R338 W453413 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the story of two old men in Berlin -- one a former East German cultural functionary, the other a former mid-level spy -- observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Grass weaves a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure.
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Touched
Haines, Carolyn.
PS3558.A329 T68 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl arrives in a small Southern town in the 1920s to be the bride of the local barber. She is Mattie, 16, and she is immediately attracted to JoHanna, the local rebel. The novel describes the price the women pay for being different. Violence, bigotry and murder. By the author of Summer of the Redeemer.
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Train dreams
Johnson, Denis, 1949-
PS3560.O3745 T73 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes.
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Trans-Atlantyk
Gombrowicz, Witold.
PG7158.G669 T713 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Traveler's tree
Bontempelli, Bruno.
PQ2662.O6245 A7313 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Off a Caribbean island, an 18th Century French exploration ship lies at anchor. The island beckons with promises of water, food and perhaps treasure, but coral reefs make it unapproachable. In the meantime people are dying of thirst and disease.
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Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Taylor, Robert Lewis.
PS3539.A9654 T7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849. This million-copy Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California.
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Tree of pearls, queen of Egypt
Zaydān, Jirjī, 1861-1914.
PJ7876.A9 S3813 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Tree of red stars
Bridal, Tessa, 1947-
PS3552.R4542 T7 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The political awakening of young Magda, a member of Uruguay's golden youth. Set in the 1960s, the novel chronicles her evolution from a privileged girl concerned with boys, parties and having a good time, to a member of the Tupamaros, the country's main revolutionary movement, a transformation helped by a year of studies in the United States. By an Uruguayan-American author.
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Trozas
Traven, B.
PT3919.T7 T813 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A grim account of the exploitation of Indian indentured labor against the background of the Mexican Revolution. The central characters are the plantation's Spanish owners and a young Indian awakening to the injustices perpetrated on his people. By the author of The Treasure of Sierra Madre.
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Tun-huang
Inoue, Yasushi, 1907-1991.
PL830.N63 T6513 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and why? In "Tun-huang," the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Hsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure to take the all-important exam that will qualify him as a high government official leads to a chance encounter that draws him farther and farther into the wild and contested lands west of the Chinese Empire. Here he finds love, distinguishes himself in battle, and ultimately devotes himself to the strange task of depositing the scrolls in the caves where, many centuries later, they will be rediscovered.
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Twenty years after
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2229.V6 E5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Two admirals : a tale
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1418 .T5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Underground man
Jackson, Mick.
PR6060.A245 U53 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of a 19th century English eccentric. John Bentick-Scott was a duke, best known for the underground tunnels under his estate, big enough to accommodate his carriage so he could come and go in secret. The novel portrays him as being unusually curious about life, both its spiritual and scientific aspects.
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Unicorn's blood
Finney, Patricia, 1958-
PR6056.I519 U55 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of political intrigue in 16th century England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Opposing forces are searching for a secret diary in which the Virgin Queen recorded her abortion and named Mary Queen of Scots her heir. The revelations could destroy the kingdom. By the author of Firedrake's Eye.
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Unravelling
Graver, Elizabeth, 1964-
PS3557.R2864 H86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Against her parents' wishes, Aimee Slater, a headstrong 15-year-old farm girl in 19th century New England, abandons plans to become a teacher for the glamor of work in a textile mill in town. A look at mill life and the fate of a woman, pregnant out of wedlock. By the author of Have You Seen Me?
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Valley of Amazement
Tan, Amy,
PS3570.A48 V35 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Valperga, or, The life and adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
PR5397 .V3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Valperga (1823), the novel Mary Shelley wrote after Frankenstein, is based on the life of Castruccio Castracani, the fourteenth-century Prince of Lucca. A brilliant soldier and cruel tyrant, he successfully commanded Ghibelline forces in Tuscany against the Guelphs, threatening Florence, their stronghold. Woven into the story of this historical conflict are the tragic destinies of two heroines: Euthanasia, Countess of Valperga, and Beatrice. Described by the author's father, William Godwin, as 'the jewel of the book', Beatrice is a heretic with whom Castruccio falls in love, while Euthanasia finds herself increasingly torn between loyalty to her Guelph roots and her passion for Castruccio."--BOOK JACKET.
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Variations on night and day
Munīf, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān.
PJ7850.U514 T3613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Veracruz blues : a novel
Winegardner, Mark, 1961-
PS3573.I528 V47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Mexican millionaire's attempt to create a super baseball team by hiring the best players from the United States and from Latin America. The result is a volatile cocktail, leading to a series of comic situations, on and off the field. By the author of Prophet of the Sandlots.
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Voices from the river
Pimentel, Ricardo.
PS3566.I5145 V65 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Volcano lover : a romance
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
PS3569.O6547 V6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story set in Naples in 1772 and based on the romantic entanglements of Lord and Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson.
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Wabash : a novel
Butler, Robert Olen.
PS3552.U8278 W3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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War trail north
Conley, Robert J.
PS3553.O494 W28 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Waterworks
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
PS3554.O3 W3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One rainy morning in 1871 young Martin Pemberton, walking down Broadway in lower Manhattan, sees in a passing horse-drawn omnibus several old men in black, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead and buried father. So begins E. L. Doctorow's astounding new novel of post-Civil War New York, where maimed veterans beg in the streets, newsboys fight for their corners, the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit, and a conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect is all a glitter in a setting of mass misery. As Pemberton tries in vain to track the strange omnibus of old men, he leads us into a city we know and recognize and yet don't know, a ghost city that stands to contemporary New York like a panoramic negative print, reversed in its lights and shadows, its seasons turned round. The increasingly ominous tale is narrated by Pemberton's sometime employer, McIlvaine, the editor of the newspaper for which the young man writes occasional reviews. When Pemberton himself disappears, McIlvaine goes in pursuit of the truth of his freelance's bizarre fate. Layer by layer, he reveals to us a New York more deadly, more creative, more of a genius society than it is now. New technologies transport water to its reservoirs and gaslight to its streetlamps. Locomotives thunder down its streets. Telegraphy sings in its overhead wires, and its high-speed printing presses turn out tens of thousands of newspapers for a penny or two. It is a proudly, heedlessly modern city, and yet...the scene of ancient, primordial urges and transgressions, a companion city of our dreams...a moral hologram generated from this celebrated author's electrifying historical imagination. The Waterworks is a haunting tale of genius and madness in a metropolis that is itself a product of these qualities. Masterfully written and promising to be unforgettable, it is a triumphant addition to E. L. Doctorow's remarkable body of work.
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Weight of all things
Benítez, Sandra, 1941-
PS3552.E5443 W4 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The battleground is El Salvador. The hero is Nicolas Veras. His story begins at the funeral of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero. Along with thousands of others, Nicolas and his mother have crowded into the plaza of the capital's cathedral to pay homage. When gunfire erupts, pandemonium ensues. With bullets flying in all directions, his mother throws herself atop Nicolas to protect him, and is killed." -- Jacket.
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When I lived in modern times
Grant, Linda, 1951-
PR6057.R316 W47 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An unsentimental, iconoclastic coming of age story of both a country (Israel) and a young immigrant, Grant's first novel introduces an unusually appealing heroine, narrator Evelyn Sert, and provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed from an unsparing point of view. Na ve and idealistic, 20-year-old Evelyn, an incipient Zionist, leaves London for Palestine in April 1946 under false pretenses. Devoid of useful skills, she barely survives a stint on a kibbutz. Later, in Tel Aviv, she gets a job in a hairdressing salon, passing herself off as Priscilla Jones, the wife of a British soldier. To her neighbors she acknowledges that she's a Jew, but she's puzzled that she has more in common with the British colonials than with the motley collection of Jews from many lands and widely disparate religious, social and economic backgrounds, all of them busy reinventing themselves. After falling in love with a chameleon-like man she knows as Johnny, who impersonates a British army officer, she's not really surprised to find that he's a terrorist with the Irgun underground, working cold-bloodedly to end the British Mandate. Unwittingly, Evelyn gives Johnny information that results in violence. The quiet force of this astonishingly mature novel comes in watching Evelyn's simplistic worldview gradually give way to disillusionment as she becomes aware of the moral ambiguities and paradoxes on all sides. Readers will be struck by the timeliness of Grant's narrative, for she captures the excitement and danger of a volatile society and the desperate measures of a homeless people convinced that they must create a state. The implications of this cautionary tale keep unfolding even after the bittersweet denouement.
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When the emperor was divine : a novel
Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
PS3615.T88 W48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any previously written--a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.
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Where angels fear to tread
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
PR6011.O58 W55 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Forster's first novel, a marvelously assured tragicomedy of English men and women adrift in Italy--now the basis for a major motion picture. When a young English widow has the effrontery to marry a penniless Italian while on the grand tour, her proper relations take it upon themselves to set things right.
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Wide Sargasso Sea
Rhys, Jean.
PR6035.H96 W5 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life; accompanied by notes and criticism.
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Wild steps of heaven
Villaseñor, Victor.
PS3572.I384 W54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wind done gone
Randall, Alice.
PS3568.A486 W56 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a brilliant rejoinder and an inspired act of literary invention, Alice Randall explodes the world created in Margaret Mitchell's famous 1936 novel, the work that more than any other has defined our image of the antebellum South. Imagine simply that the black characters peopling that world were completely different, not egregious, one-dimensional stereotypes but fully alive, complex human beings. And then imagine, quite plausibly, that at the center of this world moves an illegitimate mulatto woman, and that this woman, Cynara, Cinnamon, or Cindy, beautiful and brown, gets to tell her story. Cindy is born into a world in which she is unacknowledged by her plantation-owning father and passed over by her mother in favor of her white charges. Sold off like so much used furniture, she eventually makes her way back to Atlanta to take up with a prominent white businessman, only to leave him for an aspiring politician of her own color. Moving from the Deep South to the exhilarating freedom of Reconstruction Washington, with its thriving black citizenry of statesmen, professionals, and strivers of every persuasion, Cindy experiences firsthand the promise of the new era at its dizzying peak, just before it begins to slip away. Alluding to events in Mitchell's novel but ingeniously and ironically transforming them, The Wind Done Gone is an exquisitely written, emotionally complex story of a strong, resourceful black woman breaking away from the damaging world of the Old South to emerge into her own, a person capable of not only receiving but giving love, as daughter, lover, and mother. A passionate love story, a wrenching portrait of a tangled mother-daughter relationship, and a book that gives a voice to those history has silenced, The Wind Done Gone is an elegant literary achievement of significant political force and a novel whose time has finally come.
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Wine-dark sea
O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-
PR6029.B55 W5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
1st American ed.
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Winter's tale
Helprin, Mark.
PS3558.E4775 W5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey.
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Witches' Rings
Ekman, Kerstin.
PT9876.15.K55 H271 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wolf Hall : a novel
Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
PR6063.A438 W65 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price.
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Wrecked, blessed body of Shelton Lafleur
Brown, John Gregory.
PS3552.R687 W74 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black New Orleans artist recounts the tale of his life. Sold to a white family as a pet for their daughter, he becomes useless to them after an injury and is placed in an orphanage. The orphanage puts him in touch with a "blind" portrait painter who teaches him the art of tricking people--the painter is not really blind--and, more importantly, teaches him to paint. By the author of Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery.
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Year of the French
Flanagan, Thomas, 1923-2002.
PS3556.L3445 Y43 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by other French troops with the leader of the rebellion, Wolfe Tone. Briefly they triumphed, raising hopes among the impoverished local peasantry and gathering a group of supporters. But before long the insurgency collapsed in the face of a brutal English counterattack." "The Year of the French brings to life peasants and landlords, Protestants and Catholics, along with old and abiding questions of secular and religious commitments, empire, occupation, and rebellion."--BOOK JACKET.
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Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague
Brooks, Geraldine.
PR9619.3.B7153 Y4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Yellow admiral
O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-
PR6029.B55 Y45 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The continuing saga of the Royal Navy's Captain Jack Aubrey, now being sued by slaveholders for the ships he confiscated off Africa. At the same his wife is after him for his affair with a mistress. Things improve when he goes to sea to fight the French and captures a ship with gold.