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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1305 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mischievous youth encounters a runaway slave and together they travel down the Mississippi in search of adventure, in the classic novel accompanied by essays by Van Wyck Brooks and Carl Van Doren.
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relates the experiences of Tom and his friends in a 19th century Mississippi town.
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Allegra Maud Goldman
Konecky, Edith.
PS3561.O457 A79 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Amnesia in a Republican county : a novel
Soto, Gary.
PS3569.O72 A83 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Angel strings : a novel
Eberle, Gary.
PS3555.B47 A8 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joe Findlay, a washed out rock-and-roll guitarist gives a ride to Violet Tansy, who is hitchhiking with her baby. Right away strange things happen. Joe composes a song and hears it played on the radio where it is a hit. Who is this Violet, an angel? A tale of music and miracles.
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Animal acts : a novel
Lerman, Rhoda.
PS3562.E68 A82 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Steven and Linda Morris have an ideal marriage: intimate, open, collegial, comfortable. They have known each other as lovers and friends long enough to raise three children, to settle boundaries, to accumulate things. Steven has fallen asleep with The New Yorker rising and falling on the shores of his chest. It is our marriage, that magazine, with all its richness of things, its collections of culture, fur coats, pearls, four-star hotels, and the stories, mostly the stories, in which, as in our marriage, nothing happens. . . . We've talked about the magazine, almost talking about our lives. "Why would you want anything to happen in a story? Why would you want change?" he'd ask. Change was the enemy. . . . But something disturbed. Something out there rattled in the cornstalks, something I feared so deeply I was afraid to sleep on my own balcony at night. . . . And I was well aware that that something was, somehow, my self.

Linda Morris is about to make a major change in her life. She is about to leave her best friend, who is her husband, and to leave her lover, who just may be a contract killer and who is, she suspects, out to kill her, contract or no. She is about to run away with a gorilla. Animal Acts is a quest novel unlike any we have seen before. On the surface, it is an antic tale for our times, the story of a woman of a certain age who runs away from her perfect husband and her dangerous lover only to find that she has unintentionally run away with a full-grown gorilla. On a deeper level, it is an exploration of the human-animal bond: Beginning as a search for self-consciousness, it ends in animal consciousness. En route, it puts a controversial spin on evolutionary theory, producing what can only be called the inevitable next stage in the gender wars. And through it all, Rhoda Lerman - magician, conjuror, word-juggler - persuades us along her manic path.

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Anita and me
Syal, Meera.
PR9499.3.S975 A65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Punjabi girl describes life in an English coal town in the 1970s. The mines have closed, the men are laid off and it is the women who boss, they still having jobs in the ball bearings factory. As for the narrator, Meena Kumar, 9, she runs with a gang, lying, stealing, and has a crush on a skinhead.
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Anything but love
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo, 1949-
PS3566.E69138 A84 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Aztec love god
Diaz, Tony, 1968-
PS3554.I2594 A9 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a Mexican-American standup comedian whose specialty is making fun of ethnic stereotypes. He is Tiofilo Duartes and the novel describes how--to survive--he is forced to stoop to this form of comedy.
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Barney's version : a novel
Richler, Mordecai, 1931-2001.
PR9199.3.R5 B37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Told in the first person, Barney's Version gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky - whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother - alas, now married to another man; who recalls with nostalgia and pain his young manhood in the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong passion for wine, women, and the Montreal Canadiens; who either did or didn't murder his best friend, Boogie, after discovering him in bed with The Second Mrs.

Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as well as for every other kind of political correctness) manages to offend his entire acquaintanceship (and will soon be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory - though not his bile - is, in his sixty-seventh year, definitely slipping...

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Beaming Sonny home
Pelletier, Cathie.
PS3566.E42 B43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tragicomedy on a lovesick man who kidnaps two women to get his ex-wife's attention. Sonny, 36, holds them in a trailer while giving interviews to CNN, the event having become something of a media circus. The novel looks at the impact on a town and on the kidnaper's family, glued to the TV and proud their son is on the news. By the author of A Marriage Made at Woodstock.
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Bean trees : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 B44 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.
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Bebe's by golly wow
Joe, Yolanda.
PS3560.O242 B4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Chicago, a black fireman who has been abandoned by his wife falls in love with a black banker. But the fireman's daughter, Dash, 13, is not interested in a second mother and sparks fly.
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Black no more : being an account of the strange and wonderful workings of science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940
Schuyler, George Samuel, 1895-
PS3537.C76 B56 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Breakfast at Tiffany's : a short novel and three stories
Capote, Truman, 1924-
PS3505.A59 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City is accompanied by "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory"
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Breast
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 B7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reminiscent of Kafka's Metamorphosis, The Breast features Professor David Kepesh who wakes up to find himself transformed, not into a large beetle, but into a 155-pound female breast.
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Bridget Jones : the edge of reason
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
PR6056.I4588 B76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bridget ensconced in an up and down relationship with Mark Darcy, whom she finally decided to give a chance at the end of the first book. Bridget's best Singleton pals Jude and Shaz are on hand to dispense advice about men and relationships culled from the pages of GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT and KEEPING THE LOVE YOU FIND, with unfortunate results.
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Bridget Jones's diary : a novel
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
PR6056.I4588 B75 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on an Englishwoman's quest for self-improvement. Single and thirty-something Bridget diets, keeps tabs on her tobacco and alcohol consumption, visits the gym regularly, yet she still has problems finding the right man. A debut in fiction.
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Bulgari connection : a novel
Weldon, Fay.
PR6073.E374 B85 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Millionaire Barley Salt has recently married Doris Dubois, the famous host of TV's Artsworld Extra, but he hasn't quite reckoned with the fury of his ex-wife, Grace McNab Salt." -- Jacket.
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Cat's cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt.
PS3543.O585 C3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
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Chromos
Alfau, Felipe, 1902-
PS3501.L45 C47 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Circle : a novel
Eggers, Dave.
PS3605.G48 C57 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"--
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City boy : the adventures of Herbie Bookbinder : a novel
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
PS3545.O98 C5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel.
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Clairvoyant
Thurm, Marian.
PS3570.H83 C57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Katha Randall meets the clairvoyant, Victor Mackenzie, during a fortune-telling seance in New York and they are immediately attracted to each other. But love between them is not easy, she unsettled by knowing he can tell her innermost thoughts, he not sure where his heart will take him, because a clairvoyant is unable to predict his own future.
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Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989.
PR6013.I24 C6 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed  Read more...
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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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Coming soon!!! : a narrative
Barth, John, 1930-
PS3552.A75 C6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In a novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth, the dean of postmodern fiction, spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing." "Barth's first novel in ten years, Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two writers: an older, retiring novelist setting out to write his last work and a young, aspiring writer of hypertext intent on toppling his master. Inspired by a gently sinking showboat replica called The Original Floating Opera II, grounded on a shoal somewhere in the Chesapeake Bay as a hurricane (and Y2K) approaches, they race each other to write a novel about a floating opera - a reprise of the fictional mentor's first novel, of Barth's own first novel, of Edna Ferber's literary monument Show Boat and its spawn of musicals and films. In the heat of their rivalry, the writers navigate, and sometimes stumble over, the cultural fault lines between print and electronic fiction, mentor and mentee, post-modernism and modernism."--Jacket.
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Cunning man : a novel
Davies, Robertson, 1913-
PR9199.3.D3 C86 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a doctor practicing holistic healing. It chronicles his youth, including an incident in the Canadian bush where his life was saved by an Indian shaman, and describes his World War II years in the course of which he decided to practice holistic medicine. A look at the connection between spirit and body. By the author of The Rebel Angels.
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Diary of a lost boy : a novel
Kondoleon, Harry.
PS3561.O456 D5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Part screwball comedy, part (screwball) tragedy - a brilliantly original novel about love and marriage, gay and straight, in the age of AIDS. At the center, Hector Diaz - seen everywhere around New York, glamorous, in the know, streetwise. He is also HIV-positive and in clinical trials. His two closest friends, Susan and Bill, have lived a seemingly idyllic marriage and have vowed to care for Hector until the end. But suddenly the marriage is breaking apart - and Hector,

while coping with his own insidious nightmare, has placed himself smack in the middle of theirs. We watch as Hector is pulled into the twister of his friends' trendy but collapsing life, and is tossed and whirled along its crazy itinerary - from Bill's support group (for straight philanderers) to an intime holiday in the Caribbean, just the three of them. As the novel, moving toward reconciliation, culminates in a pastoral extravaganza - a country wedding in which two.

grooms in sky blue promise to love, honor, and cherish - Hector moves from fear through revelation to acceptance of his approaching death.

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Diary of Adam and Eve : and other Adamic stories
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1309 .2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Written in diary form, this is an ingenious, witty and ultimately delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation with many a grain of truth for today's gender disputes.
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Double death of Quincas Water-Bray
Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001.
PQ9697.A647 M613 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Along with The Discovery of America by the Turks, two masterworks by the greatest Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century, published for the centennial of his birth. Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It tells the story of Joaquim Soares da Cunha, who drops dead after he abandons his life of upstanding citizenship to assume the identity of Quincas Water-Bray, a "champion drunk" and bum who is whisked along on a postmortem journey that climaxes in his loss at sea"--
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Dream of fair to middling women
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-
PR6003.E282 D74 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Belacqua's love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and the Alba.
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Emma
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .E5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her "duty"--To arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, "Emma" sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power.
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Error of our ways : a novel
Carkeet, David.
PS3553.A688 E77 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on the theme that misfortune never comes singly. The hero is Ben Hudnut of St. Louis, a happy man for whom everything is going well, until--all at once--his secretary absconds with a quarter million dollars, a decade-old extra-marital affair returns to haunt him and he learns his daughter is having an affair with a teacher.
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Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.
PR3316.A4 E8 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Everything is illuminated : a novel
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
PS3606.O38 E84 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a young writer as he travels to Eastern Europe on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.
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Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
PS3563.O594 F58 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me. Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else on his team saw a thing, not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (ne Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot, and his research facility is trashed, Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on. By turns witty, irreverent, fascinating, puzzling, and surprising, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous best.
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Four hands
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, 1949-
PQ7298.3.A58 C8313 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Good faith
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 G66 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Emerging from an ugly divorce in the early 1980s, real estate salesman Joe Stratford is reluctant to join his friend Marcus in a get-rich-quick scheme and wonders about the advances of a free-spirited married woman.
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Gunga Din highway : a novel
Chin, Frank, 1940-
PS3553.H4897 G86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Chinese-American family saga featuring the Kwans of Los Angeles. The protagonists are movie actor Longman Kwan, "The Chinaman Who Dies" in countless Hollywood epics, and his son, Ulysses, who despises his father's dream of one day playing Charlie Chan. The novel features an assortment of characters, family conflicts and Chinese mythology. By the author of Donald Duk.
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Hearing voices
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
PR6073.I439 H44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old man is pushed to his death from a skyscraper in 1960s New York. He is Virgil D. Everett, a pharmaceutical tycoon, supporter of the radical right, manuscript collector and father of sorts of the contraception pill. Who did it and why? Part mystery, part comedy of manners.
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Henderson, the rain king
Bellow, Saul.
PS3503.E4488 H4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Henderson has come to Africa on a spiritual safari, a quest for "the truth." His feats of strength, his passion for life, and, most importantly, his inadvertant "success" in bringing rain have made  Read more...
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History of Pendennis : his fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5616.A2 S87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Holding out : a novel
Faulk, Anne O.
PS3556.A916 H65 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A national sex boycott starts when a U.S. Supreme Court judge escapes punishment for wife abuse. Organizer Lauren Fontaine borrows the idea from Aristophanes' Lysistrata, who convinced the women of Athens to deny their men sex until they stopped a war.
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Holy book of the beard
Brenna, Duff.
PS3552.R377 H65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a young rebel. He is Jasper John, 23, of Colorado who gives up college to go to California on his motorcycle. In San Diego, he becomes involved with a group of literary eccentrics who hang out in a diner, which leads to a writing career of sorts.
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Horse heaven
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 H67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, and "track brats" on a two-year journey through the racing cycle.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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How to be a Chicana role model
Serros, Michele M.
PS3569.E733 H69 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
She's recited poetry by the outhouses at Lollapalooza...cleaned up after the Flygirls on the set of In Living Color...seduced a love-struck fan with a plagiarized poem...studied Spanish with a clique of catty coeds in Mexico...traveled to inner-city schools to introduce reluctant readers to the wonder of words...
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Huckabuck family and how they raised popcorn in Nebraska and quit and came back
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
PZ7.S1965 Hu 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the popcorn the Huckabucks had raised explodes in a fire and Pony Pony Huckabuck finds a silver buckle inside a squash, the family decides it is time for a change.
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Hullabaloo in the Guava orchard
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
PS3554.E82 H85 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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In memory of Junior : a novel
Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
PS3555.D47 I5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Go by the Baptist Cemetery in Summerlin any Sunday after church and you'll see all kinds of families out there weeding and sweeping the family plots. There's always lots to do - dumping out the potted poinsettias and dusting off the plastic peonies, making sure the kids know everybody dead and how they are kin to everybody living. To most folks, which cemetery, which family plot, which tombstone and what's carved on it are of consequence. And the older you are, the more.

so. In the Bales-McCord family, two old people are at the point of contemplating their final resting places - Glenn and Laura Bales. Everybody is wondering which one will go first. A third old person looking death in the eye is Uncle Grove McCord, hell-raising, bootlegging, bush pilot, black sheep brother of Glenn Bales's first wife. Grove left Summerlin years ago and has buried several wives. He's got a good healthy one now out in Arkansas. But he pines for Summerlin.

where he was raised and is making his own private arrangements to be buried there. "Hell," he says, "I can't be buried beside all my wives." Clyde Edgerton fans won't be surprised that the characters in his funny new novel end up with too many graves and too few tombstones. It all happens within the space of just a couple of weeks and it's told by everybody involved, from Buster Douglas, the Truck Freight Limited driver who delivers Uncle Grove's tombstone to Wilma and.

Harold Fuller, Visitors-to-the-Sick. Join them as they gather in Summerlin to attend to the business of passing on - and passing down. As Uncle Grove points out, "You're history longer than you are fact."

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Irish eye
Hawkes, John, 1925-
PS3558.A82 I75 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Ireland, on an outing by her orphanage to an old soldiers' home, Dervia O'Shannon, 13, one of the orphans, falls in love with Teddy Stark, one of the soldiers. The novel describes their zany adventures when they elope.
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Jackie by Josie
Preston, Caroline.
PS3566.R397 J33 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Josie, a literature student, is offered a well-paid job researching the life of Jackie Onassis for a writer working on an intimate biography. She takes the assignment and discovers that Jackie's stormy marriage to President Kennedy strangely resembled her own. A first novel.
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Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and related writings : authoritative texts, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
PR3452 .G65 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A poor but virtuous 18th century English country lad struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him.
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July, July
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
PS3565.B75 J85 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Old friends share memories of the past, current regrets, and future plans as they gather on a July weekend for the thirtieth reunion of Darton Hall College's class of 1969.
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Keeper of sheep
Carpenter, William.
PS3553.A7622 K44 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 20-year-old college girl stands up to a Cape Cod community to prevent the expulsion of an aids patient she is looking after. A debut in prose fiction for a poet, author of The Hours of Morning.
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Kwaku, or, The man who could not keep his mouth shut : a novel
Heath, Roy A. K.
PR9320.9.H4 K8 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on a Guyanese entrepreneur in London. He is Kwaku Cholmondeley whose many professions range from repairing shoes to photography. He is always trying something new, which leads to amusing situations. A man with eight children and some say several wives. By the author of The Ministry of Hope.
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Lady who liked clean rest rooms : the chronicle of one of the strangest stories ever to be rumored about around New York
Donleavy, J. P. (James Patrick), 1926-
PS3507.O686 L3 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The plight of women abandoned by their husbands in middle age and who become prey to crooks. The protagonist is Jocelyn Jones, an eccentric Southern lady who measures her decline by the number of establishments with clean toilets still open to her. By the author of The Ginger Man.
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Lady with a laptop : a novel
Thomas, D. M.
PR6070.H58 L33 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lake Wobegon summer 1956
Keillor, Garrison.
PS3561.E3755 L35 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Argues that what is described as the self, or the essence of who a person is, reflects the interactions between the neurons and the synapses in the brain, allowing us to think, act, feel, believe, and make choices.
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Lamb : the Gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
PS3563.O594 L36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years--except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tel the story in this divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work.
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Little nugget
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975.
PR6045.O53 L5 1959 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Loving Pedro Infante : a novel
Chávez, Denise.
PS3553.H346 L68 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Teresina "Tere" Avila escapes from her life in a small New Mexican town through being secretary of the local Pedro Infante Club.
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Macho Camacho's beat
Sánchez, Luis Rafael.
PQ7440.S235 G813 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One day in the life of "Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, artistocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot child, her cousins (Hughie, Louie, and Dewey) and her friend Doña Chon."--Cover.
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Mail
Medwed, Mameve.
PS3563.E275 M35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Love blooms between a struggling writer and the postman who delivers her rejection slips. Katinka and Louie meet by the mail box, an affair follows and he enrolls in her writing class, intending to become a writer as well. The setting is Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Microserfs
Coupland, Douglas.
PS3553.O855 M53 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Young people working for Microsoft decide to make a bid for freedom by founding their own software company. The novel--narrated as an online journal by danielu@microsoft.com--describes the ups and downs of raising money for a new business. By the author of Generation X.
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Ministry of hope : a novel
Heath, Roy A. K.
PR9320.9.H4 M56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kwaku has new hope of success in Georgetown until he finds himself "a lowly servant of the corrupt minister who steals his ideas and sends him on demeaning errands designed to further the minister's financial scams, sexual peccadillos and political intrigues."--Jacket.
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Missing links
Reilly, Rick.
PS3568.E4847 M57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A funny tale on four blue-collar golfers in Boston who manage to get one of their own to play in the snobbish Mayflower Country Club where one plays by invitation only.
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Mona in the promised land
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American.
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Moo
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 M66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual dishonesty that goes on. The setting is the U of Moo where research into the destruction of rain forests is tailored to suit the corporation funding the project. By the author of A Thousand Acres.
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More tales of the city
Maupin, Armistead.
PS3563.A878 M67 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Interlinking tales based around the lives of a San Francisco household.
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Mystic masseur : a novel
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 M9 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island's medical practitioners of choice." -- Back cover.
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No new jokes : a novel
Bloom, Steven, 1942-
PS3552.L6396 N6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Izzy, a New York street player in the aftermath of World War II. A former boxer and ex-GI with a head full of shrapnel he lives off a disability pension, augmenting it with his concertina. A philosopher and a ladies' man, Izzy dazzles them with his Jewish jokes and his songs. The novel recreates the ambiance of the 1940s.
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Noah's compass : a novel
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 N63 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.
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Nothing but blue skies
McGuane, Thomas.
PS3563.A3114 N65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Orderly life
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 O73 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Partnership
Unsworth, Barry, 1930-
PR6071.N8 P36 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .P424 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Originally published in 1916. Twelve-year-old Penrod Schofield and his friend Sam get into a mountain of mischief in pre-World War I America, including adventures involving an abandoned horse, a rough initiation into a club, a snake made of socks, and two neighbor African-American boys.
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Persuasion
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
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Place to fall
Director, Roger.
PS3554.I73 P58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A satirical novel on the world of TV. Writer Billy Ziff discovers a do-good priest who provides him with material for a new TV series, which makes Ziff famous. But fame brings problems, one being that his wife has an affair with the show's producer. Ziff decides to pay back the producer by scuttling the show.
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Pontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel
Keillor, Garrison.
PS3561.E3755 P66 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Astonished to learn that her impeccable mother led a secret life marked by her passionate love for a Las Vegas man and a private commitment to pleasure, Barbara elects to end destructive patterns in her own life while honoring her mother's final wishes.
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Popular hits of the Showa era
Murakami, Ryū, 1952-
PL856.U696 S4913 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the author of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly funny tale of an intergenerational battle of the sexes.  Read more...
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Portnoy's complaint
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 P67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Philip Roth's bestselling novel, which takes the form of a monologue featuring the confession of a comic character who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet at the same time held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.
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Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4569.A2 W67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four bumbling members of a nineteenth-century London social club, known as the legendary Pickwick Club, journey to places outside the city and become involved in romantic foibles, danger, and a few legal scrapes.
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Poundemonium
Ríos, Julián.
PQ6668.I576 P6413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Just as Ezra Pound wrote a "Homage to Sextus Propertius" to pay tribute to an important influence, Julian Rios offers in his new novel a "Homage to Ezra Pound" (as the original Spanish edition is subtitled). On November 1, 1972, news of Pound's death in Venice reaches three Spanish bohemians in London, passionate admirers of "il miglior fabbro" ("the better craftsman," as Eliot called him), who decide to honor Pound's memory by visiting various sites in London associated.

with him. Filled with allusions to Pound's life and works and written in a style similar to Finnegans Wake, Rios's word-mad novel features the same characters from his first novel, Larva: the poet Milalias, his girlfriend Babelle, and their mentor X. Reis, each of whom writes part of the novel: Milalias writes the Joycean main text, Reis (as Herr Narrator) adds commentary on facing pages, and Babelle furnishes maps and photos. Together, they compile the "Parting Shots"

at the end, dazzling short stories that expand upon incidents in the main text. Sound confusing? No more so than the Cantos, and Rios is much funnier.

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Reivers, a reminiscenc
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 R38 1962 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Republic of whores : a fragment from the time of the cults
Škvorecký, Josef.
PG5038.S527 T313 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1971, on a Czech army base, recruits refuse to attend communist indoctrination classes. Leading the revolt is Danny Smiricky, a tank commander with a PhD in philosophy. A tale full of black humor by the author of The Engineer of Human Souls.
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Reservation blues
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
PS3551.L35774 R74 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The rise to fame of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian rock-and-roll band, tracing its journey from a Spokane reservation all the way to New York. A humorous exploration of serious subjects: the effect of Christianity on Native Americans, cultural assimilation and its impact on relations between Indian men and Indian women. By the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
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Robber bride
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 R6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion.
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Sabbath's theater
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 S23 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of an old man who lives for sex. He is Morris Sabbath, 64, a New York puppeteer who made his name with lewd performances. Feeling death approaching, he relives his many amorous adventures in graphic detail. By the author of Portnoy's Complaint.
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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a dream
Derbyshire, John.
PS3554.E667 S44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wife's scheme to win her wayward husband. He is Chai, a New York banker, who discovers that the love of his youth from China is in Boston with her husband and their son. The son looks Chai's very image, and inflamed by the implications Chai becomes determined to revive the affair. At that Ding, his wife, hatches an unusual defensive strategy which involves a former U.S. president.
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Slow dancing on dinosaur bones : a novel
Witt, Lana.
PS3573.I9157 S57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Kentucky community is thrown into turmoil when a coal company comes to town. Some people agree to lease land for mining, others refuse. Tom Jett, a philosophy student and California expatriate is hired by a man to make sure no one is burrowing under his land. A pretty girl lives on the property and romance follows. A Southern gothic comedy.
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Smoke
Bradley, John Ed.
PS3552.R2275 H65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Louisiana, two childhood friends plot to kidnap the owner of a suburban mart whom they blame for the economic woes of their town. A nostalgic look at the decline of small town America.
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Social blunders
Sandlin, Tim.
PS3569.A517 S6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman tells her son he is the product of a gang rape by five men. But which one is the actual father? Armed with a list of names, Sam Callahan, 33, of North Carolina checks them out, one by one, with unforeseen--and comic--results. By the author of Sex & Sunsets.
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Still life with Woodpecker
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 S8 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sort of love story revealing the purpose of the moon, the difference between criminals and outlaws, and the problem with redheads. Also paints a humorous portrait of contemporary society.
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Summer house : a trilogy
Ellis, Alice Thomas.
PR6055.L4856 S86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sweetheart season : a novel
Fowler, Karen Joy.
PS3556.O844 S94 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Though most men had returned to their hometowns after World War II, few came back to the tiny village of Magrit, Minnesota. Irini, a nineteen year-old woman, works in the Scientific Kitchen at Margaret Mill, a cereal factory, with most of Magrit's other eligible bachelorettes. Hoping to promote his business and attract some suitors for his staff, the owner of the mill forms a women's baseball team called the Sweetwheat Sweethearts. Irini, who wields a fearsome throwing arm, strong from kneading bread dough, is the team's star center fielder and her successes, failures, and revelations on and off the ball field are endearingly recalled by her now grown daughter.
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Tepper isn't going out : a novel
Trillin, Calvin.
PS3570.R5 T4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An ordinary man, Murray Tepper unwittingly turns New York upside down when he engages in the normal activity of reading the newspaper in his car, which always seems to be parked in the same desirable parking spot in Manhattan.
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Time to dance : a novel
Sullivan, Walter, 1924-
PS3569.U3593 T56 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story of youth and age living in the same house. Age is represented by two octogenarians, a failed novelist and his wife who spend their time boozing and reminiscing. Youth is represented by a nephew attending college and his girlfriend, a nurse. The novel follows the couples' interwoven lives to a happy conclusion, a 60th wedding anniversary for age and marriage for youth. By the author of Sojourn of a Stranger.
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To a widow with children
Garcia, Lionel G.
PS3557.A71115 T6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story set in the Southwest during the last century. The heroine is Maria, a poor, beautiful young widow with four naughty children whom the local sheriff wants to send to an orphanage. The situation is saved by the arrival of Benjamin, a handsome pistolero from Mexico.
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Tom Jones : the authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
PR3454 .H5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An annotated reprint of the fourth edition text of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel in which the bawdy young Tom Jones, believed to be the illegitimate son of a servant girl, promises to tame his wild ways, competes for the affection of his upper-class neighbor Sophia Western, and eventually learns his true identity; also includes seven eighteenth-century reactions to the novel and fourteen pieces of criticism from 1826 through 1990.
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Tom Sawyer ; and, Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1991a Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A simplified retelling of the classic story of the mischievous 19th-century boy in a Mississippi River town and his friends, Huck Finn and Beckey Thatcher, as they run away from home, witness a murder, and find treasure in a cave.
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Tristan and the Hispanics
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 T75 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Yale Freshman Tristan Granados is sent by his bourgeois Boston family to Tampa, Florida, to resolve his grandfather's estate as quickly as possible. Like his grandfather before him, Tristan's plans are undermined at every turn by the bevy of Latino cousins who try to impress him even as they try to connive him out of his - and his WASP family's - inheritance. As he watches the antics of his fiery and hilarious family, Tristan is forced to confront his own identity and his heritage."--BOOK JACKET.
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Two guys from Verona : a novel of suburbia
Kaplan, James.
PS3561.A559 T87 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the fall of 1999, two men meet at a high school reunion in New Jersey, one a yuppie, the other a manual worker lacking in ambition. Both feel sorry for each other. The novel follows their fortunes as the worker becomes manager and the yuppie ends in the street, victim of a stock market crash. By the author of Pearl's Progress.
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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5618 .A1 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Walls of Jericho
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934.
PS3511.I7436 W35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Want not
Miles, Jonathan.
PS3613.I5322 W36 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On Thanksgiving Day a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a second chance at getting things right randomly and briefly collide as the weight of their desires ultimately undoes each of them, leaving them to pick up the pieces from what's left behind.
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Watch in the night
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
PR6073.I439 W34 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The protagonist of this novel of manners is an English stage actor. In the course of one night he journeys from London's high society to its dregs and falls in love with a famous black actress. In the process he reflects on class, homosexuality and creativity.
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Wedding pictures : a novel
Osborn, Kathy.
PN6727.O77 W43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of a romance between two yuppies. They are serious, they intend to marry, but Bonnie lives in Washington and Kip in New York. So who is going to sacrifice their job in order to be together? That leads to the first fight, one of many conducted with messages on their answering machines.
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What a piece of work I am : a confabulation
Kraft, Eric.
PS3561.R22 W43 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After high school, Ariane Lodkochnikov worked as a waitress in a clam bar. It was a job but not a life, so one day she took off her goofy clam hat and quit. She couldn't have guessed then that her life would take her so far from her home in Babbington, Long Island. What a Piece of Work I Am is the story of her extraordinary career and the process of self-creation that it both requires and inspires. Like a thread through a labyrinth, her story takes many a strange turn.

To tell it, she enlists the help of Peter Leroy, who loved her when he was a boy. Peter, a master of the art of wishful thinking, uses this book to give to Ariane the gift of a second chance at life, a chance to make herself into the person she might have become.

As she and Peter follow the thread of her bizarre tale, it becomes entangled with several others, including Peter's paternal grandparents' unsinkable devotion to each other, the treachery of a handsome guy named Guy, and the rise of the film director Greg Tschudin, who appropriates Ariane's stories, distorts them, and exploits them.

Told with Peter's compassion and Ariane's passion, her tale takes on the dimensions of a modern fable about artifice and deception, the ownership of our stories, the control of our lives, the making of our selves, what it means to create art, and what it means to be a work of art.

One person after another tries to take control of Ariane's life, to take from her the opportunity to make something of herself, but ultimately she finds a champion who defeats them all, in a magnificent and heartwarming triumph of devotion and imagination over treachery and despair.

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What's wrong with America
Bradfield, Scott.
PS3552.R214 W47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At 68, Emma O'Hallahan decides to free herself of Marvin, her abusive husband. So she shoots him and buries his body in the back garden, only to discover she is not free at all. Marvin's ghost keeps coming to see her, abusive as ever. Problems mount as neighbors become nosey and she has to bury more bodies. By the author of Dream of the Wolf.
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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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White noise : text and criticism
DeLillo, Don.
PS3554.E4425 W48 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, Don DeLillo's novel about an ultramodern family bound by love and remarriage, shopping and television, is a postmodern masterpiece. The Viking Critical Library edition of White Noise contains the complete text of the novel along with extensive critical and contextual material including a critical introduction by DeLillo scholar Mark Osteen; published interviews with DeLillo on White Noise, including a Paris Review interview by Adam Begley; relevant excerpts from other works by DeLillo; reportage of current events from the time of publication; selected reviews of White Noise by Diane Johnson, Pico lyer, and others; critical essays on White Noise by Frank Lentricchia, Arthur M. Saltzman, Tom LeClair, Paul Maltby, and other scholars; a chronology of DeLillo's life and work, a list of topics for discussion and papers, and a bibliography.
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White rabbit
Phillips, Kate.
PS3566.H4798 W48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A day in the life of an old woman. She is Ruth Caster Hubble, a cantankerous 88, who lives in a condo in Laguna Beach, California. For company she has her second husband, Henry, king of the boobs as she calls him. The novel describes her daily routine, handling her aches and pains, worrying over her granddaughter's bad boyfriend, bossing Henry and reminiscing on her first husband. The novel analyzes the paradox of the human need for illusion, at the expense of reality, in order to maintain sanity.
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Wishbones
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
PS3566.E6948 W5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wacky novel on a New Jersey band whose players are unusual characters. The hero is Dave, a courier during the week and a guitarist on weekends. After proposing marriage to his high school sweetheart of 15 years, Dave promptly falls for another woman. Another player is writing a musical on the JFK assassination. By the author of Bad Haircut.
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Yo!
Alvarez, Julia.
PS3551.L845 Y6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.