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Genre: Psychological Novels

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72 hour hold : a novel
Campbell, Bebe Moore, 1950-
PS3553.A4395 A613 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fed up with the mental health community and desperate to save her daughter, who is suffering from bipolar disorder, Keri enlists the assistance of the Program, an illegal group of radicals who have rejected the established psychiatric system.
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Absolution : a novel
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson.
PT7511.O439 F9613 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The guilt pangs of an aging New York businessman as he looks back on a life of dishonest dealings, cruelty to his family and betrayal of a friend in wartime. A study of the way conscience can catch up in one's old age by a popular Icelandic author who writes in English.
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Acts of revision
Bedford, Martyn.
PR6052.E31112 A28 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As he goes through his dead mother's papers Englishman Gregory Lynn, 35, discovers his unflattering school reports, which revive memories of humiliation at the hands of teachers. One called him a donkey, another said he had a girl's name. Lynn decides to even the score with cold-blooded acts of revision. A first novel.
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Against the day : [a novel]
Pynchon, Thomas.
PS3566.Y55 A73 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale spanning the years between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the end of World War I features characters who are caught up in such events as the labor troubles of Colorado, the Mexican revolution, and the heyday of silent-movie Hollywood.
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All my friends are going to be strangers
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 A79 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Almost moon : a novel
Sebold, Alice.
PS3619.E26 A79 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation.
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Alphabet man
Grossman, Richard, 1943-
PS3557.R673 A47 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Altered states
Brookner, Anita.
PR6052.R5816 A77 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An English lawyer's obsession with Sarah, a beautiful cousin. Unable to have her, he marries another, then when Sarah gives him the signal rushes to her side, only to be disappointed. He returns to his wife, but once again the cousin beckons.
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Always outnumbered, always outgunned
Mosley, Walter.
PS3563.O88456 A49 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black murderer in Los Angeles tries to adjust to normal life after 27 years in jail. Socrates Fortlow struggles with his conscience, tries to make amends and grades himself at the end of the day. But he realizes he is a loser--once a convict, always a convict.
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American
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Henry James brilliantly combines comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama in this tale of a wealthy American businessman in Paris. Determined to marry a beautiful aristocrat, he must overcome the machinations of her impoverished but proud family. A co-production with the BBC, starring Diana Rigg, Matthew Modine, and Brenda Fricker.
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American rust
Meyer, Philipp, 1974-
PS3613.E976 A84 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a lush landscape as deceptively promising as the edifices of the abandoned steel mills, "American Rust" is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence. Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever.
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American studies
Merlis, Mark.
PS3563.E7422 A47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An intellectual hospitalized after a beating by a man he picked up in a bar, reflects--with a critical eye--on his homosexuality while fighting off desire for the straight man in the next bed. Quentin Crisp, the author, has written that the novel "describes exactly the cold hostility in which homosexual encounters take place. I fear that most readers will deem it politically incorrect."
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American woman : a novel
Choi, Susan, 1969-
PS3553.H584 A64 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On the lam for an act of violence against the American government, twenty-five-year-old Jenny Shimada agrees to care for three younger fugitives whom a shadowy figure from her former radical life has spirited out of California. One of them, the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper magnate in San Francisco, has become a national celebrity for embracing her captors' ideology and joining their revolutionary cell. A meditation on themes of race, identity, and class, this fictionalization of the Patty Hearst kidnapping explores the psychology of young radicals, and intensity of their isolated existence, and the paranoia and fear that undermine their ideals.
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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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Among the dead
Tolkin, Michael.
PS3570.O4278 A48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Frank Gale is sick of cheating on his wife, Anna, and he wants to tell her the truth, but in the right way. Everything looks better when he decides to take her and their daughter on a sudden trip to Mexico, where he can give Anna the carefully crafted letter that details the nature of his affair. One mistake: He's late meeting them at the airport. He misses the plane; he'll have to take the next flight: and then everything changes. In his first novel, the highly acclaimed The Player, Michael Tolkin explored the emotional geography of Griffin Mill, the Hollywood executive who literally gets away with murder. Now, in Among the Dead, the stakes are raised: What if the executive had a conscience? For Frank, there will be no escaping the consequences. A novel that begins as a domestic drama opens into a nightmare picture of the modern age. Among the Dead is a penetrating, unsettling, and brilliantly written catalog of the truths that lie just beyond the reach of language; a diabolic, blackly comic illumination of the darker corners of the human mind.
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Anil's ghost
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
PR9199.3.O5 A84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Anna Édes
Kosztolányi, Dezső, 1885-1936.
PH3281.K85 E3413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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As we are now : a novel
Sarton, May, 1912-
PS3537.A832 A83 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Assistant
Malamud, Bernard.
PS3563.A4 A8 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Asylum
McGrath, Patrick, 1950-
PS3563.C3663 A89 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman whose husband is a doctor working in an asylum has an affair with a patient, a sculptor who killed his wife from jealousy. When he escapes she follows him, but his jealous fits send her back to her husband. The sculptor is caught, the doctor changes jobs, but that is not the end of the story. One day she will rejoin the sculptor, this time as a fellow-patient.
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At fault
Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904.
PS1294.C63 A63 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In rural Louisiana after Reconstruction, Therese Lafirme, a thirty-year-old widow, falls in love with David Hosmer, but rejects his marriage proposal because of her religious opposition to divorce.
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Atomic romance : a novel
Mason, Bobbie Ann.
PS3563.A7877 A88 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reed Futrell spends his time working in the town's uranium plant and chasing his girlfriend, a biologist named Julia, until rumors of plutonium contamination at the plant and Reed's refusal to see the danger threaten their relationship.
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Atonement : a novel
McEwan, Ian.
PR6063.C4 A88 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister, Cecilia, strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries and committed a crime that creates in her a sense of guilt that will color her entire life. Ian McEwan has in each of his novels drawn the reader brilliantly into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he written on a canvas so large: taking the reader from a manor house in England in 1935, to the retreat to Dunkirk in 1941, to a London hospital soon after where the maimed, broken, and dying soldiers are shipped from the evacuation, to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war. England and class, it is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution.
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Back when we were grownups : a novel
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 B33 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Beck Davitch looks back on her thirty-year marriage to Joe and her role as a mother and manager of the Open Arms, wondering if she is living the life she was meant to live and reconsidering her dedication to the family business.
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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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Beauty of men : a novel
Holleran, Andrew.
PS3558.O3496 B63 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The loneliness of an aging homosexual. All his friends have died of aids and at his age one does not make new friends easily. He feels out of the picture, especially as he is of the old school--discreet. Not even his mother knows he is gay.
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Bel canto : a novel
Patchett, Ann.
PS3566.A7756 B4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.
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Bell
Murdoch, Iris.
PR6063.U7 B45 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a lay community of mixed-up people encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns, including Dora Greenfield, an erring wife who returns to her husband, and Michael Meade, who is confronted by his homosexual former lover.
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Bell jar
Plath, Sylvia.
PS3566.L27 B4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the crackup of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful -- but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine, her increasingly strained relationships with her mother, and with the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself.
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Binding vine
Deshpande, Shashi.
PR9499.3.D474 B56 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Birthday
Sillitoe, Alan.
PR6037.I55 B57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arthur and Brian Seaton, on their way to the 70th birthday party for Brian's former lover, reflect on their lives.
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Black swan
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
PT2625.A44 B5313 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Blackwater
Ekman, Kerstin, 1933-
PT9876.15.K55 H3613 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman and her six-year-old daughter discover a double homicide in a camping ground. The mother sees a boy running away, but he is not found and the crime is never solved. Eighteen years later the mother recognizes the boy as the man dating her daughter. By a Swedish writer, author of 17 novels, of which this is her first English translation. The book won the Swedish Crime Academy's award for the best crime novel of the year.
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Blake's therapy : a novel
Dorfman, Ariel.
PR9309.9.D67 B5818 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
--can't sleep. Faced with difficult choices, Blake turns to bizarre therapy to restore his "clean conscience".
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Blind assassin
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 B55 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
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Blinding light
Theroux, Paul.
PS3570.H4 B55 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Explores creative genius and fame through the life of a writer whose search for a muse has led him into dangerous and destructive places.
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Blindness
Saramago, José.
PQ9281.A66 E6813 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
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Blue mother
Kihlman, Christer, 1930-
PT9876.21.I46 B5413 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Book of disquietude : by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the city of Lisbon
Pessoa, Fernando, 1888-1935.
PQ9261.P417 L5813 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Book of memories : a novel
Nádas, Péter, 1942-
PH3291.N297 E413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel exploring human relations. Its hero is a Hungarian writer who lives through the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and has a homosexual affair with a German poet in East Berlin.
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Book of mercy
Cambor, Kathleen.
PS3553.A4277 B66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mentally ill man is treated by his psychiatrist daughter. In the process emerges the story of the Mueller family of Pittsburgh, a fireman who marries a flamboyant dancer. The wife abandons the family, the son becomes a priest, the daughter a doctor, while the father loses himself in alchemy, searching for the elixir of life.
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Border crossing
Barker, Pat.
PR6052.A6488 B6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case."--BOOK JACKET.
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Borderliners
Høeg, Peter, 1957-
PT8176.18.O335 M3713 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of psychological suspense on three children, misfits in a boarding school which uses them as guinea pigs for a secret experiment by the Danish government. They turn the tables by conducting an experiment of their own. By the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow.
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Bostonians
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .B6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A failure when it first appeared in 1885, The Bostonians is one of James's most widely read novel today. Filled with cool irony and brilliant satire from its opening scene to its famous last sentence.
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Brain fever
Sayers, Valerie.
PS3569.A94 B73 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man suffering frequent nervous breakdowns decides to spare his nearest and dearest the experience. He is Tim Rooney of South Carolina, who on the eve of his wedding recognizes the oncoming symptoms. So he cashes his savings and hits the road. The novel describes his blackouts, the various hitchhikers he picks up on the way and his plunge into madness in New York where he starts giving away his money. Fortunately, his fiancee catches up in time.
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Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
PR6015.U9 B65 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains the text of Huxley's prophetic work and includes his discussion about social problems and the human condition since its publication.
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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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Brighton rock
Greene, Graham, 1904-
PR6013.R44 B7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in Brighton among the criminal rabble, the story depicts the tragic career of a 17 year-old boy named Pinkie whose primary ambition is to lead a gang to rival that of the wealthy and established Calleoni.
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Brothers and sisters
Campbell, Bebe Moore, 1950-
PS3553.A4395 B76 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black woman banker is torn between her ambition to succeed professionally and her loyalty to other blacks. The protagonist is Esther Jackson, operations manager for a downtown Los Angeles bank. The events take place in the aftermath of the Rodney King riots. By the author of Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.
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Changeling
Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-
PL858.E14 C4813 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Late in his life, writer Kogito Choko reconnects with his estranged friend, the filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro's subsequent suicide causes Kogito to examine and reexamine Goro's life for clues that will lead him to understand his friend's path.
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Coffin tree
Law-Yone, Wendy.
PS3562.A862 C6 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Coming of the night : a novel
Rechy, John.
PS3568.E28 C66 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the golden age of homosexuality, after it became an accepted state and before aids put a dampener. The action follows for one day a variety of gays in 1981 Los Angeles, including an old man envious of the freedom enjoyed by the younger generation. By the author of City of Night.
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Crazed
Jin, Ha, 1956-
PS3560.I6 C73 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Assigned to care for his fiancee's father, Professor Yang, after he suffers a stroke, Jian Wan is disturbed when the professor begins to rave against his family and colleagues, and takes great risks to uncover the truth.
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Criminals : a novel
Livesey, Margot.
PR6062.I893 C75 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In London, a man picks up an abandoned baby in a bus station and gives it to his childless sister. It's illegal, but she decides to keep it. What they don't realize is that the baby is bait in a scheme to extort money. By the author of Homework.
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Crossing
Martínez, Manuel Luis.
PS3563.A73339 C76 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young man's harrowing journey from Mexico to the United States. He is tricked by a smuggler and faces death with others in a locked boxcar. The story is based on real events.
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Crossing vines : a novel
González, Rigoberto.
PS3557.O4695 C7 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In the grim reality of Southern California's grape fields, even the sun is a dark spot. For the migrant grape pickers in Crossing Vines, Rigoberto Gonzalez's novel that spans a single workday, the sun is a constant, malevolent force. The characters endure back-breaking, monotonous work as they succumb to the whims of their corrupt bosses. Each minute the sun rises higher in the sky is an eternity.".

"The textures, smells, sights, and emotions of their daily existences engulf the lives of the Mexican laborers. Scarce drinking water, sweltering heat, splintered fingers, contempt for the job, and violence toward one another compose their unflinchingly dark world. In Gonzalez's brutally honest story, the characters are compelled forward mercilessly by the rising crisis that envelops their interconnected stories. This uncompromisingly thought-provoking tale gives names and faces to the anonymous agricultural laborers, whose lives are like the tangles vines of the fruits of their labor.".

"Not since Tomas Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him has a novel converged on the lives of migrant workers so profoundly. Like Rivera, Gonzalez employs nostalgia for Mexican tradition as he looks at the family feuds, economic injustices, and racism prevalent in the migrant worker experience."--BOOK JACKET.

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Curse on Dostoevsky
Rahimi, Atiq.
PQ3979.3.R34 M3813 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Rassoul remembers reading Crime and Punishment as a student of Russian literature in Leningrad, so when, with axe in hand, he kills the wealthy old lady who prostitutes his beloved Sophia, he thinks twice before taking her money or killing the woman whose voice he hears from another room. He wishes only to expiate his crime and be rightfully punished. Out of principle, he gives himself up to the police. But his country, after years of civil war, has fallen into chaos. In Kabul there is only violence, absurdity, and deafness, and Rassoul's desperate attempt to be heard turns into a farce. This is a novel that not only flirts with literature but also ponders the roles of sin, guilt, and redemption in the Muslim world. At once a nostalgic ode to the magic of Persian tales and a satire on the dire reality of now, A Curse on Dostoevsky also portrays the resilience and wit of Afghani women, an aspect of his culture that Rahimi never forgets" --
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Daisy Miller
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .D3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Daisy Miller, a naive young American woman traveling in Europe with her family, finds it difficult to understand European society.
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Dancer with bruised knees
McFall, Lynne, 1948-
PS3563.C3627 D36 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman sings her blues in this tale of ill luck. Sarah Blight has lost an eye in a bar brawl, she is without a man--having lost her lover as well--and she still pines for her husband, even though he has remarried.
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Dancing on glass
Chehak, Susan Taylor.
PS3553.H34875 D34 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bader Von Vechten's marriage to Katherine Craig healed the wounds between Cedar Hill, Iowa's leading families, only to be ripped apart by Bader's affair.
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Darling
Banks, Russell, 1940-
PS3552.A49 D37 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family.
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Death of a river guide
Flanagan, Richard, 1961-
PR9619.3.F525 D43 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Aljaz Cosini, river guide, is leading a group of tourists on a raft down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized, a tourist falls into the river and may drown. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism and offers his own life in trade." -- Jacket.
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Delirium : a novel
Cooper, Douglas, 1960-
PR9199.3.C6435 D45 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On learning a professor is writing a book critical of his work, a famous architect decides to kill him. The architect is Ariel Price who believes he beautified Toronto, while the critic thinks he ruined it. The novel explores the role of architecture and urban planning in our times. By the author of Amnesia.
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Destiny and desire : a novel
Fuentes, Carlos.
PQ7297.F793 V6413 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The severed head of Josuãe Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country.
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Dirt music : a novel
Winton, Tim.
PR9619.3.W585 D57 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Despite her marriage to Jim Buckridge, Georgie Jutland has never really become a part of his inbred fishing community, and her tentative link to conventional life is further jeopardized when she begins a love affair with Luther Fox, the local poacher andoutcast.
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Discovery of heaven : a novel
Mulisch, Harry, 1927-
PT5860.M85 O5713 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Annoyed by man's behavior, God decides to take back the Ten Commandments. He orders the angels to find someone intelligent enough to recognize the original tablets. The angels bring together man and woman, a son is born and he begins his training in skills needed to carry out his mission. A novel of ideas, ranging from the nature of time to the absurdity of existence. By a Dutch writer, author of The Assault.
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Double double
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 D68 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Driver's seat
Spark, Muriel.
PR6037.P29 D7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dues : a novel of war and after
Cooper, Michael H., 1951-
PS3553.O615 D8 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the Vietnam War. The protagonist is David Thorne, a homeless vet in Los Angeles who lives by wine, dope and French bread. The novel chronicles how he got there, starting with his dropping out of college and getting a job in a factory. Full of sardonic humor.
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Dying animal
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 D95 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"David Kepesh is white-haired and over sixty, an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college, when he meets Consuela Castillo, a decorous, well-mannered student of twenty-four, the daughter of wealthy Cuban exiles, who promptly puts his life into erotic disorder." "Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, when he left his wife and child, Kepesh has experimented with living what he calls an "emancipated manhood," beyond the reach of family or a mate. Over the years he has refined that exuberant decade of protest and license into an orderly life in which he is both unimpeded in the world of eros and studiously devoted to his aesthetic pursuits. But the youth and beauty of Consuela, "a masterpiece of volupte," undo him completely, and a maddening sexual possessiveness tranports him to the depths of deforming jealousy. The carefree erotic adventure evolves, over eight years, into a story of grim loss."--BOOK JACKET.
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East of the mountains
Guterson, David.
PS3557.U846 E22 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, which he will masquerade as an accident. But Dr. Ben Givens' resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living--he cheats death by fighting off wolves and helps a girl give birth.
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Echo maker
Powers, Richard, 1957-
PS3566.O92 E27 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On a winter night, Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near fatal accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But, when he  Read more...
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Emerald germs of Ireland
McCabe, Pat, 1955-
PR6063.C32 E46 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pat McNab reflects on why he killed his mother and who he should kill next.
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End of the point : a novel
Graver, Elizabeth, 1964-
PS3557.R2864 E53 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Returning to Ashaunt Point to escape from the chaos of rapidly changing times, Helen Porter and her son Charlie soon discover that the Point has not remained unscathed from events unfolding beyond its borders.
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Enduring love : a novel
McEwan, Ian.
PR6063.C4 E53 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A homosexual attempts to lure a man away from his woman. It happens in England after the two men meet in a balloon accident. When the straight man declines the advances, the homosexual begins stalking him, contemplating ways to get rid of the woman. By the author of The Innocent.
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Equation for evil : a novel
Caputo, Philip.
PS3553.A625 E68 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After a busload of Asian children is massacred and the killer commits suicide, two California investigators are assigned to perform a psychological autopsy. They are Dr. Leander Heartwood, a white forensic psychiatrist, and Gabriel Chin, an Asian agent of the state's justice department. They uncover evidence the killer was acting for another and proceed to look for him.
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Erasure : a novel
Everett, Percival L.
PS3555.V34 E73 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Novelist, college profesor, woodworker, and fly fisherman, Thelonious (Monk) Ellison has never allowed race to define his identity. But he is offended and angered by the success of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, the exploitive debut novel of a young, middle-class black woman who once visited "some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days." The book's success rankles all the more as Monk's own most recent novel has just notched its seventh rejection." -- Jacket.
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Esperanza's box of saints
Escandón, María Amparo.
PS3555.S264 E85 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Mexican village woman has a vision that her 12-year-old daughter did not die, as a hospital claims, but was sold into prostitution by a doctor. The search for the girl takes her to Los Angeles. A first novel.
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Exiles in America
Bram, Christopher.
PS3552.R2817 E95 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Zack Knowles and Daniel Wexler have been together for twenty-one years. Zack is a psychiatrist, Daniel an art teacher at a college in Virginia. In the fall of 2002, a few months before the Iraq War, a new artist in residence, Abbas Rohani, arrives with his Russian wife, Elena, and their two children. But Abbas is not quite what he seems, and soon he and Daniel begin an affair. After love throws the two families together, politics threatens the future of both in ways no one could have predicted.
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Exit ghost
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 E95 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After eleven years of solitude working on his New England mountain as a writer, Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York to confront a turbulent city in the wake of September 11, as well as the aging Amy Bellette, one-time muse to his first literary hero, E.I. Lonoff.
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Fairly honourable defeat
Murdoch, Iris.
PR6063.U7 F3 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A ten guinea wager between a woman and her former lover threatens to disrupt the lives of all those close to them.
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Falling man : a novel
DeLillo, Don.
PS3554.E4425 F36 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers how the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world.
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Father and son : a novel
Brown, Larry, 1951-
PS3552.R6927 F38 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two men square off in a Mississippi town over a woman. One is the sheriff who loves her, the other a returned convict who is father of her child, but refuses to acknowledge paternity. A five-day drama by the author of Dirty Work.
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Father's law
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
PS3545.R815 F38 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel left unfinished by Richard Wright at the time of his death in 1960, telling the story of Ruddy Turner, an African-American police chief in a Chicago suburb, who struggles to know what to do when he begins to suspect his college-age son Tommy is a murderer.
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Felicia's journey
Trevor, William, 1928-
PR6070.R4 F45 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A psychological horror story in which a man helps women in distress, only to murder them. The story is told through the eyes of an Irish girl who escapes the fate that befell the others. The setting is Britain. By the author of Two Lives.
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Fisher king : a novel
Powell, Anthony, 1905-
PR6031.O74 F57 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Flowers for Algernon
Keyes, Daniel.
PS3561.E769 F56 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.
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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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For Rouenna
Nunez, Sigrid.
PS3564.U475 F6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the death of Rouenna, a childhood friend, a novelist writes a book about Rouenna's experiences as a combat nurse in Vietnam.
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Foundation
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
PS3551.S5 F59 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future₇a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire₇both scientists and scholars₇and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind₂s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves₇or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.
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Fountainhead
Rand, Ayn.
PS3535.A547 F6 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.
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Four souls : [a novel]
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 F68 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Journeying to Minneapolis, where she plans to avenge the loss of her family's land to a deceptive, wealthy white man, a young Native American woman finds herself entangled within a complex relationship.
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Fourth hand : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 F68 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. A well-known Boston hand surgeon wants to perform the first hand transplant on the reporter, but the problem is there is no hand available. A married woman from Wisconsin wants to give the reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies.
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Fugitive pieces
Michaels, Anne, 1958-
PR9199.3.M453 F84 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of Holocaust survival whose protagonist is Jakob Beer, a Jewish boy in Poland. He is saved from death by a Greek scientist who takes him home to his island, where Beer develops an interest in archeology. He describes the way the Nazis manipulated archeology to prove the superiority of the Aryan race. A first novel.
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Fury : a novel
Rushdie, Salman.
PR6068.U757 F87 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Malik Solanka, a middle-aged ex-philosophy professor and millionaire creator of a hugely popular doll, seeks refuge from his unwanted fame and disintegrating marriage in New York City.
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Garden of earthly delights
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 G3 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on four men to fashion her destiny: her father, a hardened laborer simmering with resentment; Lowry, who rescues the teenage Clara from her family and offers her a first glimpse of love; Revere, the wealthy married man who promises Clara stability; and Swan, Clara's son, who bears the burden of his mother's mistaken identity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Get a life
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 G48 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Paul Bannerman, an ecologist living in South Africa, begins to re-examine his life after he is diagnosed with thyroid cancer and begins radiation treatments--an isolating experience that forces him to confront his relationships with family and friends.
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Girls : a novel
Lansens, Lori.
PR9199.4.L36 G57 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as "the girls." They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their dreams. But the Darlens are special. Now nearing their 30th birthday, they are history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps--Ruby s arm curled around Rose's neck, her foreshortened legs wrapped around Rose's hips-- to the friendships they gradually build for themselves in the small town of Leaford, this is the profoundly affecting chronicle of an incomparable life journey. As Rose and Ruby's story builds to an unforgettable conclusion, Lansens aims at the heart of human experience--the hardship of loss and struggles for independence, and the fundamental joy of simply living a life. This is a breath taking novel, one that no reader will soon forget, a heartrending story of love between sisters.
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God of small things
Roy, Arundhati.
PR9499.3.R59 G63 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of an Indian family during the 1969 Communist disturbances in Kerala province. It is told through the eyes of a boy and his sister who are the children of a rich rubber planter. Politics, family drama, illicit love. A debut in fiction.
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God sends Sunday : a novel
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973.
PS3503.O474 G63 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
God Sends Sunday was inspired by Arna Bontemps's great-uncle Buddy, whose down-home folk spirit animates this racy story of Little Augie, an irrepressible black jockey of the romantic 1890s. As a frail, undersized youngster, Little Augie leaves his grown sister's home and with luck and charm rises to fame and fortune on the Mississippi River racetrack circuit. But sudden wealth and hopeless rivalry for a beautiful woman change Little Augie's character and set him on a path of self-destruction.
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Going to the sun : a novel
McManus, James.
PS3563.C386 G65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Penny Culligan, a 29-year-old diabetic from Chicago who used her insulin to kill a boyfriend after he was mauled by a bear and begged to be put out his misery. As she cycles to Alaska several years later to revisit the scene, the novel describes the way Penny is coping with the memory of that mercy killing. By the author of Out of the Blue.
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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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Gould : a novel in two novels
Dixon, Stephen, 1936-
PS3554.I92 G68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man gets women pregnant--single or married--so he can have a hold over them. He is a self-absorbed writer who attracts women by his sexual prowess, described in detail. By the author of Frog.
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Great house
Krauss, Nicole.
PS3611.R38 G74 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss.
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Great Jones Street
DeLillo, Don.
PS3554.E4425 G7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Grimus : a novel
Rushdie, Salman.
PR6068.U757 G7 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing, and ultimately the burden, of living forever. Eventually, he grows weary of the sameness of life and journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis, and he sets out to scale the island's peak, from which the mysterious and corrosive Grimus Effect emits. Through a series of thrilling quests and encounters, Flapping Eagle comes face-to-face with the island's creator and unwinds the mysteries of his own humanity.
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Half a life
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H55 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Willie Chandran flees the heritage of his mixed class birth in India for the bohemian life of a writer in 1950s London. He falls in love with a woman and returns with her to Africa, living through the last days of colonialism.
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Heart is a lonely hunter
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
PS3525.A1772 H4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When she was only twenty-three, Carson McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. She was very special, one of America's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition. This novel is the work of a supreme artist, Carson McCullers's enduring masterpiece. The heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, the rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, Some with sex or drink, and some -- like Mick -- with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
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Heart of the matter
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
PR6013.R44 H4 1999b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor.
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Hero of our time
Lermontov, Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich, 1814-1841.
PG3337.L4 G4133 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Proud, wilful and charismatic, Pechorin is Byronic in his wasted gifts and bored by his stifling world. With a predatory energy for any activity that will relieve his ennui, he embarks on a series of exciting adventures, involving smugglers, brigands, soldiers, rivals and lovers, and leaves a trail of broken hearts behind him.
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Hologram for the king : a novel
Eggers, Dave,
PS3605.G48 H65 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In this novel the author takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our comtemporary moment and how we got here.
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Hour I first believed : a novel
Lamb, Wally.
PS3562.A433 H68 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relocating to a family farm in Connecticut after surviving the Columbine school shootings, Caelum and Maureen discover a cache of family memorabilia dating back five generations, which reveals to Caelum unexpected truths about painful past events.
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Hours
Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
PS3553.U484 H68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a novel of love, family inheritance, and desperation, the author offers a fictional account of Virginia Woolf's last days and her friendship with a poet living in his mother's shadow.
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House of splendid isolation
O'Brien, Edna.
PR6065.B7 H55 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An IRA terrorist, McGreevy, invades Josie's remote old house outside an Irish village, and their coexistence begins as a hostile standoff and evolves into something far more ambiguous.
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How like a god
Clough, B. W.
PS3553.L628 H68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A computer programmer discovers he has the power to impose his will on people, a power transmitted to him via computers. When he realizes that he in turn is transmitting the power to his children, he takes fright at the chaos this could create. To stop the process he abandons his family and becomes a street person.
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Human croquet
Atkinson, Kate.
PR6051.T56 H86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator, Isobel, 16, is a time traveller, while her brother is afraid of abduction by aliens. They are abandoned by their parents, then seven years later the father returns with a new wife. Where is mother? The grandmother who looks after them won't answer. An English tragicomedy by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
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Human stain
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 H8 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public.
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Humbling
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 H85 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
What happens when all the ways that we convince ourselves of our solidity, all our life's performances--talent, love, sex, hope, energy, reputation--are stripped off? Simon Axler, one of the leading American stage actors of his generation, is about to find out. Now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His wife has gone, his audience has left him, his agent can't persuade him to make a comeback. Consumed by an erotic desire, he plunges into a darker and more shocking end.
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Hungry tide
Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
PR9499.3.G536 H86 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Off the easternmost coast of India lies the immense archipelago of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. Life here is precarious, ruled by the unforgiving tides and the constant threat of attacks by Bengal tigers. Into this place of vengeful beauty come two seekers from different worlds, whose lives collide with tragic consequences. The settlers of the remote Sundarbans believe that anyone without a pure heart who ventures into the watery island labyrinth will never return. With the arrival of two outsiders from the modern world, the delicate balance of small community life uneasily shifts. Piya Roy is a marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, in search of a rare dolphin. Kanai Dutt is an urbane Delhi businessman, here to retrieve the journal of his uncle, who died mysteriously in a local political uprising. When Piya hires an illiterate but proud local fisherman to guide her through the crocodile-infested backwaters, Kanai becomes her translator. From this moment, the tide begins to turn. A contemporary story of adventure and romance, identity and history, The Hungry Tide travels deep into one of the most fascinating regions on earth, where the treacherous forces of nature and human folly threaten to destroy a way of life.
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In one person : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 I5 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
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In the forest
O'Brien, Edna.
PR6065.B7 I5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Michen O'Kane, who was born with a killer instinct, unleashes his murderous rage along the countryside of western Ireland, drawing innocent victims into the forest of his twisted fantasies.
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Information
Amis, Martin.
PR6051.M5 I5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A spoof on the world of bestsellerdom. The protagonists are a successful novelist and an unsuccessful one. The latter decides to destroy the former with dirty tricks, only to see them backfire. By the author of Time's Arrow.
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Inheritance of loss
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
PS3554.E82 I54 2006b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace lives in a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas , when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over Sai distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another.
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Interruption of everything
McMillan, Terry.
PS3563.C3868 I58 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself.
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Intimates
Sassone, Ralph.
PS3619.A813 I67 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Spanning years and continents, beginnings and endings, this is a novel about two gifted and striving people who discover themselves in the reflection they see in each other, and how their affinity anchors them at critical points in their lives.
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Invisible man : a grotesque romance
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .I5 2002b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young scientist's adventures with refractions of light bring terror to the residents of Burdock.
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Ivory tower
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .I9 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter with European "experience"--Receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, "the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions."" "James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a "treatment," in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound."--Jacket.
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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's room : authoritative text, Virginia Woolf and the novel, criticism
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 J3 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jacob Flanders, a sensitive young man raised in Edwardian England, discovers as an adult that his life is lacking, but his search for fulfillment is sidetracked by the outbreak of World War I. Includes extracts from Woolf's diaries and letters, comments on the novel, a selection of short stories by Woolf, critical essays, and other reference material.
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Jayber Crow : a novel
Berry, Wendell, 1934-
PS3552.E75 J39 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College." "Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership."--BOOK JACKET.
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John's wife : a novel
Coover, Robert.
PS3553.O633 J6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A small town in the Midwest is enthralled by its first lady. She is the wife of a wealthy builder and everyone has an opinion on her, though few have actually met her. A look at fame and fortune in a small pond by the author of Pinocchio in Venice.
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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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Junky
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 J86 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished field report from the American post-war underground." "Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially-despised under classes (a narcotics addict and a homosexual), Burroughs was writing as a trained anthropologist when he unapologetically described a way of life - in New York, New Orleans, and Mexico City - that by the 1940's was already demonized by the artificial anti-drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical, prostrate media.".

"For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly recreated the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts and places the book's contents against a lively historical background in a comprehensive introduction. Here as well, for the first time, are Burroughs' own unpublished introduction and an entire omitted chapter, along with many "lost" passages, as well as auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others."--BOOK JACKET.

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Knight has died : a novel
Nooteboom, Cees, 1933-
PT5881.24.O55 R513 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Ladder of years
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 L33 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A runaway wife leaves one domestic situation, only to fall into another. She is Delia Grinstead, 40, of Baltimore, the wife of a physician and mother of three. One day she decides she's had enough of being invisible, moves to another town and gets herself a job--caring for a boy whose mother has abandoned the family. By the author of Saint Maybe.
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Last report on the miracles at Little No Horse
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 L37 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the bestselling author of "Tracks" comes a dramatic sequel--a story of suspect miracles, tests of faith, and the corrosive and redemptive power of secrecy. Over the years, Father Damian has seen the reservation through its most severe crises, yet he is more than a heroic priest. He has lived with and served the Ojibwa people as a man of the cloth, and also as a woman. However, where does fact end and reality begin? NPR sponsorships. Deals with miracles, crises of faith, struggles with good & evil, temptation, & the corrosive & redemptive power of secrecy. For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwa, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and experienced the joys of commitment as well as deep suffering. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. He imagines the undoing of all that he has accomplished -- sees unions unsundered, baptisms nullified, those who confessed to him once again unforgiven. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. In relating his history and that of Leopolda, whose wonder working is documented but inspired, he believes, by a capacity for evil rather than the love of good, Father Damien is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In spinning out the tale of his life, Father Damien in fact does both. His story encompasses his life as a young woman, her passions, and the pestilence, tribal hatreds, and sorrows passed from generation to generation of Ojibwa. From the fantastic truth of Father Damien's origin as a woman to the hilarious account of the absurd demise of Nanapush, his best friend on the reservation, his story ranges over the span of the century. In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who felt compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.
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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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Late child : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 L38 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A roller coaster trip across the U.S. by three women, a boy and a dog. One of the women has lost a daughter and to help her overcome her grief the other two, who are her sisters, are taking her home to their farm in Oklahoma. But when they get there she decides home is really back in Las Vegas. Part-funny, part-sad, a sequel to The desert rose.
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Left-handed dreams
Duranti, Francesca, 1935-
PQ4864.U68 S6413 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Naturalezza" is an Italian word that means "'a way of being, of feeling without always being aware of one's being,'" and as Martina Satriano learns that she may have been born left-handed and that she has many choices in life, including the appearance of her first love and of "all the luscious food she prepares and enjoys with the men who come into her life," she works her way toward "naturalezza."--Jacket. Includes five recipes from Martina's tête-à-tête cookbook.
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Lenin's brain
Spengler, Tilman.
PT2681.P46 L4613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Dr. Oskar Vogt, a Prussian hypnotist and neurologist, will stop at little in his pursuit of worldly success, and in his quest for the biological secret of genius. He is fortunate to be able to cultivate the patronage of the hugely wealthy Krupp family, including Friedrich Alfred Krupp, director of Germany's largest arms company and a less than discreet homosexual, until scandals and suicide force Vogt to search for other sources of support. His career takes an upturn with the advent of World War I, which provides him with a large supply of brains to work on - but no geniuses. Vogt's great chance comes when the Russian authorities invite him to dissect the brain of their dead leader - an opportunity at last to identify genius in its raw state! But how will he cope with the grave responsibility, and what pitfalls will await him as hostilities mount between Germany and Russia?

The colorful cast of Lenin's Brain includes the delicious and witty Amanda von Alvensleben, whose wicked gossip peppers the plot; the would-be bohemian painter Max Landsberg; and a whole array of philistine industrialists, mad racial theorists, Russian conspirators, and bumbling storm troopers - not to mention the actresses, circus riders, and scientists with whom Dr. Vogt enjoys furtive affairs. A bestseller in Germany and acclaimed throughout Europe, Lenin's Brain offers a scathing portrait of German society from the turn of the century until the early years of the Third Reich. Most of the novel's characters are real people, but Tilman Spengler has reimagined their lives with a wit and irony that take the reader far beyond the historical facts.

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Life and death of Harriett Frean
Sinclair, May.
PR6037.I73 L5 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Light in August : the corrected text
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 L5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Several stories are woven together to show man's inner alienation from the society about him.
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Light of evening
O'Brien, Edna.
PR6065.B7 L54 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From her Dublin hospital bed, an ailing elderly woman recalls the important events and people of her life, from her emigration to America in the 1920s, to her Irish marriage, to motherhood, as she awaits a visit from her estranged daughter, Eleanora.
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Liliane : resurrection of the daughter
Shange, Ntozake.
PS3569.H3324 L55 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The ambitions, loves and complexes of a rich black girl. On a psychiatrist's couch she realizes her mother did not die, but left her family for a white man and rather than acknowledge the fact, the father pronounced her dead. By the author of Betsey Brown.
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Live girls
Nugent, Beth.
PS3564.U347 L58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of a girl who drops out of a religious school to work in a porn movie house. She lives in a hotel for transients and her only friend is a drag queen. By the author of City of Boys.
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Losing it
Cumyn, Alan, 1960-
PR9199.3.C775 L67 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Sometimes those who have the most seem bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfortable middle-aged professor, a specialist in the life of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former student with whom he has a young son. In the space of a week, his family, marriage, home, career, sanity, and life are brought to the brink of ruin in the aftermath of a trip he makes with a student, the intense young poet Sienna Chu, who brings to life Bob's long-harbored sexual fetish. Add to the mix the misadventures of his wife's mentally failing mother and Sienna's explosive techno-junkie roommate, and you have Alan Cumyn's strikingly accomplished novel Losing It."--BOOK JACKET.
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Lotte Perkins Gilman's "The yellow wall-paper" and the history of its publication and reception : a critical edition and documentary casebook
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.
PS1744.G57 Y45 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Since its publication in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" has always been recognized as a powerful statement about the victimization of a woman whose neurasthenic condition is completely misdiagnosed, mistreated, and misunderstood, leaving her to face insanity alone, as a prisoner in her own bedroom. Never before, however, has the story itself been portrayed as victimized. In this first critical edition of Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," accompanied by contemporary reviews and previously unpublished letters. Julie Bates Dock examines the various myth-frames that have been used to legitimize Gilman's story. The editor discusses how modern feminist critics' readings (and misreadings) of the available documents uphold a set of legends that originated with Gilman herself and that promulgate an almost saintly view of the pioneering feminist author. The documents made available in the collection enable scholars and students to evaluate firsthand Gilman's claims regarding the story's impact on its first audiences. Dock presents an authoritative text of "The Yellow Wall-paper" for the first time since its initial publication. Included are a textual commentary, full descriptions of all relevant texts, lists of editorial emendations and pre-copy-text substantive variants, a complete historical collation that documents all the variants found in important editions after 1892, and a listing of textual sources for more than one hundred reprintings of the story in anthologies and textbooks.
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Love, again : a novel
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
PR6023.E833 L47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old woman falls in love with a man who could be her grandson. She is Sarah Durham, 65, a widow working in the theater in England and she develops a passion for a young actor. A look at love in the golden age by the author of The Golden Notebook.
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Love
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 L68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The epitome of a group of women's ideals about love, fatherhood, and friendship, wealthy hotel owner Bill Cosey finds his life compromised by his troubled past and his feelings about a spellbinding woman named Celestial.
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Lovely bones : a novel
Sebold, Alice.
PS3619.E26 L68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
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Loving Che
Menéndez, Ana, 1970-
PS3563.E514 L68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An elderly woman looks back on the world of revolutionary Cuba as she recalls her secret affair with revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in the story of a young Cuban woman who searches for details about her birth mother.
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Mad desire to dance : a novel
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
PQ2683.I32 D4713 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixty year-old Doriel Waldman, a Polish Jew born in 1936, is on the verge of insanity until Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt draws him out with his story of surviving the Holocaust in hiding with his father while his mother made a reputation for herself in the Polish resistance--only to die in an accident shortly after the war.
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Madeleine is sleeping
Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien.
PS3602.Y58 M33 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a girl falls into a deep sleep, the borders of her real life in a French village and a mysterious fantasy world disappear.
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Magdalena the sinner : a novel
Faschinger, Lilian, 1950-
PT2666.A76 M3413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman in Austria abducts a priest at gunpoint to confess her sins. With the exception of one murder, they are mostly sexual and it becomes clear she is playing to arouse him.
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Magic seeds
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 M49 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Willie Chandran feels as though the life he lives is not his own. But his listlessness washes away in a flood of encouragement from his radically political sister. Inspired, he joins an underground liberation movement in India. But after years of revolution and incarceration, he grows disillusioned and returns to England, still hoping to find his true self.
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Magnificent spinster : a novel
Sarton, May, 1912-
PS3537.A832 M3 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story becomes a complex "double fiction" through which we experience both Cam's struggles and triumphs and the dominant story of Jane Reid. Jane was born a Boston Brahmin, granddaughter of a legendary man of letters. Tall, beautiful, wealthy, she was pursued by men but was the intimate of women. Just out of Vassar, she went to France to work in an orphange for World War 1 victims, and forty years later to Germany with the Unitarian Service Committee. In intervening years, she was a muchbeloved teacher.
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Main Street & Babbitt
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
PS3523.E94 M2 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. These remarkable novels combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, want "to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it's too late.".

Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, longs "to get [her] hands on one of these prairie towns and make it beautiful," but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. Carol first struggles against and then flees the social tyrannies and cultural emptiness of Gopher Prairie, only to submit at last to the conventions of village life. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community.

"I know of no American novel that more accurately presents the real America," wrote H. L. Mencken when Babbitt appeared in 1922. "As an old professor of Babbittry I welcome him as an almost perfect specimen. Every American city swarms with his brothers. He is America incarnate, exuberant and exquisite." In the character of George F. Babbitt, the boisterous, vulgar, worried, gadget-loving real estate man from Zenith, Lewis fashioned a new and enduring figure in American literature - the total conformist. Babbitt is a "joiner," who thinks and feels with the crowd. Lewis surrounds him with a gallery of familiar American types - small businessmen, Rotarians, Elks, boosters, supporters of evangelical Christianity. In bitingly satirical scenes of club lunches, after-dinner speeches, trade association conventions, fishing trips, and Sunday School committees, Lewis reproduces the noisy restlessness of American commercial culture.

In 1930 Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, largely for his achievement in Babbitt. These early novels not only define a crucial period in American history - from America's "coming of age" just before World War I to the dizzying boom of the twenties - they also continue to astonish us with essential truths about the country we live in today.

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Man in my basement : a novel
Mosley, Walter.
PS3563.O88456 M36 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
To save the home that has belonged to his family for generations, Charles Blakey, a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling around him, agress to rent out his basement for the summer to a mysterious stranger.
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Man in the gray flannel suit
Wilson, Sloan, 1920-
PS3573.I475 M3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities and take responsibility for his past he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself"--Publisher marketing.
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Martha Quest
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
PR6023.E833 M38 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood.
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Marvelous adventures of Pierre Baptiste : father and mother, first and last : [a novel]
Eakins, Patricia.
PS3555.A424 M37 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A magic-realism novel on an 18th century slave in the Caribbean who becomes a philosopher, writing an encyclopedia on his race. After escaping by sea he lands on an island, is made pregnant by a mermaid and gives birth through his mouth to a quartet of philosofish.
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Meaning of consuelo
Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-
PS3565.R7737 M43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A Puerto Rican girl coming of age in the 1950s struggles to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture."
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Memoir from Antproof Case : a novel
Helprin, Mark.
PS3558.E4775 M46 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The bittersweet memoir of an aging man-of-the-world. In a tone tinged with humor and regret he describes his many lives, from banker to fighter pilot, to inmate of a mental asylum, commenting on every subject under the sun, including his visceral hate of coffee.
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Memory keeper's daughter
Edwards, Kim, 1958-
PS3555.D942 M46 2005b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night. A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Memory Keeper's Daughter captures the way life takes unexpected turns and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love.
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Mirror : a novel
Freed, Lynn.
PR9369.3.F68 M57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of an Englishwoman who emigrates to 1920s South Africa and uses her power over men to achieve financial success. Agnes La Grange begins with an affair while a maid, the man of the house buying her a hotel. He is the first of her many investors.
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Miss Giardino
Bryant, Dorothy, 1930-
PS3552.R878 M5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Moon and sixpence
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
PR6025.A86 M6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Moviegoer
Percy, Walker, 1916-
PS3566.E6912 M68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kate's desperate struggle to maintain her sanity forces her cousin Binx to relinquish his dreamworld.
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Mr. Sammler's plane
Bellow, Saul.
PS3503.E4488 M4 1970 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Sammler, a New Yorker in his seventies, a refugee from Nazism, a thinker of complex thoughts, a touchstone around whom a heterogeneous group revolves, is not simply the protagonist but the prime mover of a many-sided novel held together by the centripetal force of his presence. The counterpoint of personalities, subplots, and incidents constitutes a tragi-comic commentary on twentieth-century urban life but it is Sammler's considered reflections on that life that dominate a novel which, most movingly, asks basic questions about how we live and what we live for at this chaotic point in history. Portions of the novel first appeared in the Atlantic." -- Booklist Review.
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Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 M7 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life.
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Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel
Sarton, May, 1912-
PS3537.A832 M5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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My drowning
Grimsley, Jim, 1955-
PS3557.R4949 M97 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old woman's reminiscences of a childhood spent in the tobacco and cotton fields of rural North Carolina. The father was illiterate, the mother drunk and life was lived in constant squalor.
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Nervous conditions : a novel
Dangarembga, Tsitsi.
PR9390.9.D36 N47 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The patriarchal society of modern Africa is unhappy with two daring women who are determined to be free Africans and free women.
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Never let me go
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
PR6059.S5 N48 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
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Night : a novel
Karasu, Bilge.
PL248.K33 G4313 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Both a political novel of deep sophistication and a dazzling meditation on the craft and meaning of fiction, Night explores the redemptive powers of the imagination as it shows us the mind of a world-class novelist at work.

Night begins as a writer's notebook. It appears the narrative of a decent man, a writer of liberal sensibility who lives in a truly hellish place, where "nightworkers" prowl the streets, savagely murdering victims at random and leaving cryptic inscriptions about the advent of some apocalyptic "big night." It is a world of ritual mass-murder, of unrelenting paranoia and terror for its own sake, a world rife with rumor and deception.

The writer tells of being blackmailed through a supremely cynical political maneuver into attending a foreign conference as a showpiece delegate. The journey he relates begins in deceit and ends in disaster.

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Set alongside the writer's story is the story of the creation of the book itself. In asides and footnotes, the writer decides on one narrative strategy, second-guesses it, then tries another, as he works his way toward an ending he cannot quite imagine.

The author presents the book-in-progress through the voices of four curiously complementary characters: the writer; his nemesis, a onetime school companion who has become an administrator in both the government and a paragovernmental organization; and two agents under the administrator's direction, a man named Sevinc and a woman named Sevim. Sevinc and the original narrator become lovers who keep being reunited, and Sevim, another former schoolmate and for a time the administrator's wife, finds herself in a struggle between strategy and conscience that ends in her murder.

Ultimately the identities of the voices in Night fracture and blend, the footnotes seem to take on a life of their own, and the parallel narratives fuse in a nightmarish climax that is utterly unforgettable.

Night is political in the most profound sense, in its exploration of the human condition and our own culpability in oppression, whenever and wherever it occurs. Spare and shocking, by turns lyrical and grotesque, this metafictional anatomy of the modern soul invites comparison with Orwell's 1984, Kafka's The Trial, and Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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Night train : a novel
Amis, Martin.
PR6051.M5 N5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An investigation into the suicide of Jennifer Rockwell, a woman with everything going for her--health, looks, man--plus a job as an astrophysicist. Question is, can a person shoot herself in the head three times? As she investigates the victim's background, policewoman Mike Hoolihan thinks she can. By the author of The Information.
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Ninety-two in the shade
McGuane, Thomas.
PS3563.A3114 N56 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Thomas Skelton seeks refuge from a world of drug addiction by becoming a skiff guide for tourists in Key West, but he runs afoul of a potentially deadly rival.
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No country for old men
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
PS3563.C337 N6 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival.
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Now is the time to open your heart : a novel
Walker, Alice, 1944-
PS3573.A425 N69 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A well-published, numerous-times-divorced woman leaves her lover to embark on a personal journey that begins on the Colorado River and traverses through her past and into her future, while her lover begins his own parallel voyage. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.
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Old maid : the fifties
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 O43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Originally serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922, The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried "aunt" Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina's wedding day, when Delia's and Charlotte's hidden jealousies rush to the surface."--BOOK JACKET.
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Old school : a novel
Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
PS3573.O558 O43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain.
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Open heart
Yehoshua, Abraham B.
PJ5054.Y42 S55 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Israeli surgeon is asked by his director to treat his daughter and in the process falls in love with the director's wife. After a one-night stand she dismisses him, but he can't forget her, so when he has to perform heart surgery on the director he wonders, save him or not save him?
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Operation wandering soul : a novel
Powers, Richard, 1957-
PS3566.O92 O64 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A group of sick children in a hospital in Los Angeles and the people who work to keep them alive, to combine fact and fantasy, revealing to adults the forgotten place they came from and preparing the children for the hidden destination they are off to.
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Orchard on fire : a novel
Mackay, Shena.
PR6063.A2425 O73 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The friendship of two abused village girls in England. One is April, whose parents run a tea room, the other is Ruby, daughter of publicans. Ruby is abused by her father, April by a friend of her parents who chide her for avoiding him.
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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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Painted drum
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 P35 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising an estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it.
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Palm latitudes
Braverman, Kate.
PS3552.R3555 P35 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Perfect agreement
Downing, Michael.
PS3554.O9346 P47 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the Shakers, a religious sect in New England whose members believed in Christ's second coming. It is presented in the form of stories which a father tells his son, the father having spent years photographing the surviving members.
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Petrolio
Pasolini, Pier Paolo, 1922-1975.
PQ4835.A48 P5813 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An unfinished novel which draws parallels between political and sexual power. The hero is Carlo, an oil company executive by day and a sexual pervert at night. Told against the background of political turmoil in Italy in the 1960s. The late author was a filmmaker.
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Picturing the wreck
Shapiro, Dani.
PS3569.H3387 P48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New York, a writer is kidnaped by blacks during a race riot. On being rescued by police Paul, who is white, is acclaimed a hero by lawyers, book publishers and TV producers. Wait, there is competition. Victor, one of the black kidnapers, is also being acclaimed a hero by another lot of lawyers, book publishers and TV producers. A spoof on our society's obsession with fame. By the author of The Liberty Campaign.
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Plain seeing : a novel
Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943-
PS3569.C584 P58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New Mexico, a woman's obsession with her mother ruins her life. The mother was an actress who died early and the grandmother refused to discuss her. One day, the husband has enough and walks out, taking their daughter.
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Playing with light : a novel
Rivera, Beatriz, 1957-
PS3568.I8287 P58 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A group of Cuban American women are sucked into the historical novel of nineteenth-century Havana that their reading group has chosen.
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Poetry lover
Soto, Gary.
PS3569.O72 P64 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Twenty years ago, when Silver Mendez was the youthful author of two published books of poetry, he bragged that he was the first Chicano to write in complete sentences. His career has been going steadily downhill ever since. But a letter from Spain may change his luck. Silver is invited to Madrid to participate in a conference on Chicano literature. Now all he needs is money - for a plane ticket, a new passport, and a place to stay. And oh, yes - he needs to be able to send e-mail to Spain. Silver, a poet without a job, a home, or even a typewriter to his name, has his work cut out for him. His old friend Al Sanchez, a body and fender man who used to play drums in a rock band, is tapped out and angry because Silver never repaid Al's last loan.

But even in the face of these imposing obstacles, Silver is determined not to miss this chance at the life a poet should live."--BOOK JACKET.

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Prisoners : a novel
Karlin, Wayne.
PS3561.A625 P75 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Vietnamese girl runs away from a halfway house in Maryland to search for the black father she never knew. The novel traces the impact on the town, many of whose inhabitants fought in the Vietnam War.
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Private view
Brookner, Anita.
PR6052.R5816 P73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An elderly man who has led a boring life meets a woman half his age and discovers real living. The novel chronicles the brief fling before his life returns to normal.
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Pure gold baby
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 P87 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs.
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Pursuit of a woman on the hinge of history : a novel
Koning, Hans.
PS3561.O46 P87 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man searches two continents for a beautiful woman he caught a glimpse of in Spain. As Lucas, a New York journalist pursues the object of his obsession, he runs into one misadventure after another, all the way to Death Row. A black comedy.
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Reality and dreams
Spark, Muriel.
PR6037.P29 R43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A British film director falls off a crane during the shooting of a film and while he is in hospital, others muscle in on his work and on his girlfriends. With the help of his understanding wife, who also has her lovers, he recovers and regains control of the film.
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Rearview mirror
Feldman, Ellen, 1941-
PS3572.I38 R4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New York, a reporter pays the price of becoming too involved in her subject. She is Hallie Fields whose interview with a rich man sparks an unfortunate affair and whose reportage on a woman writer involves her in a domestic drama. By the author of Looking for Love.
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Recovery
Berryman, John, 1914-1972.
PS3503.E744 R4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Rector of Justin
Auchincloss, Louis.
PS3501.U25 R44 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Reflections in a golden eye
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
PS3525.A1772 R4 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A reprint of the 1941 novel about the sad and tragic lives of the Pendertons and the Langdons, two military couples living on an army base in the American South in the 1930s.
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Rhode Island blues
Weldon, Fay.
PR6073.E374 R47 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Film editor Sophia Moore travels to Rhode Island to settle her grandmother into a retirement home and begins to unravel mysteries about her family's past.
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Riders in the chariot
White, Patrick, 1912-
PR9619.3.W5 R533 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Ripley under ground
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-
PS3558.I366 R56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Riven rock
Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
PS3552.O932 R58 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story early this century on a young millionaire who has gone mad and his loyal wife. For twenty years, suffragette Katherine McCormick awaits a cure while doctors treat Stanley in his palatial mansion in California. They won't allow her visits because he cannot look at a woman without attacking her, so the couple's only contact is by telephone.
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River king
Hoffman, Alice.
PS3558.O3447 R58 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the master storyteller, a suspenseful, lyrical account of one man's search for the truth behind an inexplicable death. For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night the two worlds are thrust together due to an inexplicable death, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity. The lives of everyone involved are unraveled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a boy who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions--both past and present--slide by without notice.
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River swimmer : novellas
Harrison, Jim, 1937-
PS3558.A67 R58 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape.
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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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Sanctuary
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 S26 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story, first published in 1903, of Kate Orme, who marries a man of weak moral character. When they have a child, she fears that the sins of the father will be the sins of their son.
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Santitos
Escandón, María Amparo.
PS3555.S264 E8518 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Por mandato de san Judas Tadeo, una joven viuda, Esperanza Díaz, viaja en busca de su hija desaparecida desde un pueblito tropical en México hasta los centros de sexo de Estados Unidos, pasando por los prostíbulos de Tijuana.
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Saturday : [a novel]
McEwan, Ian.
PR6063.C4 S27 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.
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Savage holiday : a novel
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
PS3545.R815 S28 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Erskine Fowler, an insurance executive forced by corporate intrigue into the long holiday of retirement, becomes enmeshed in a weekend of bizarre and bloody circumstances that reveal his troubled psyche and desperation. Naked and accidentally locked out of his apartment, he inadvertently causes a boy to fall to his death. Driven by guilt and by a compulsion to conceal his involvement, Fowler befriends the boy's mother. Yet his self-destructive rages to redeem himself lead to mayhem. This is Richard Wright's only published work with no black characters. He was unsure about how his readers would react to this bravely experimental novel. Shying away from the racial problem he depicted in his other works, he writes here a riveting study in psychological fiction. It deserves to be regarded anew as work from a master.
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Sea
Banville, John.
PR6052.A57 S43 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family.
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Sea, the sea
Murdoch, Iris.
PR6063.U7 S25 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor both professionally and personally, and to amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors - some real, some spectral - that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.
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Seaward : a novel
Leithauser, Brad.
PS3562.E4623 S44 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Washington lawyer struggles to find a balance after he sees the ghost of his dead wife.
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Second foundation
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
PS3551.S5 S37 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule's mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl seemed to have the answer, or did she?
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Seek my face
Updike, John.
PS3571.P4 S38 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During an interview with a New York writer, seventy-nine-year-old artist Hope Chafetz describes her eventful life and her integral place in the saga of postwar American art.
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Sense of an ending
Barnes, Julian.
PR6052.A6657 S46 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world.
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Seven moves
Anshaw, Carol.
PS3551.N7147 S4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A lesbian therapist in Chicago whose live-in lover disappears tracks her down in Morocco, only to find a different woman, a shock that puts her power of perception in question. If she could misread a lover for so long--a therapist's worst fear--perhaps she hardly knows her own mind.
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Seven sisters
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 S48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Divorced and estranged from her grown daughters, Candida Wilton moves to a rundown flat well below her means and finds exhilaration in her self-imposed poverty, during which she confides her thoughts to a computer and makes friends with new peers.
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Shadow
Paredes, Américo, 1915-1999.
PS3531.A525 S54 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Latin American revolutionary, famous in war, struggles to adapt to peace. The hero made his name destroying the old, but does he have what it takes to build the new? By a Mexican writer, author of Between Two Worlds.
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Shadow tag
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 S53 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel that explores the complex nature of love, the fluid boundaries of identity, and one family's struggle for survival and redemption.  Read more...
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Shalimar the Clown : a novel
Rushdie, Salman.
PR6068.U757 S47 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1991, Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls--ex-ambassador to India, and America's counterterrorism chief--is murdered on the Los Angeles doorstep of his illegitimate daughter's home by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, who calls himself Shalimar the Clown.
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Shine on, bright & dangerous object
Colwin, Laurie.
PS3553.O4783 S55 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Simple plan : a novel
Smith, Scott, 1965-
PS3569.M5379759 S57 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A Simple Plan marks the astonishing debut of a natural born storyteller. It is a novel about a young man, unaware of his own moral fragility, who finds an immense cache of money - and makes a seemingly plausible decision that sets his hitherto "ordinary and ordered" life on the road to chaos and horror." "He is Hank Mitchell - steady, solid, devoted husband, proud new father. He tells the story. It begins on a snowy winter afternoon. Hank is driving on a lonely country road with his brother, Jacob, and his brother's pal, when suddenly Jacob's dog leaps into the woods. Following him, the three men come upon the wreckage of a single-engine plane and the body of the pilot. Under the seat they find a duffel bag containing four million dollars in packets of hundred-dollar bills. Shocked, barely able to make sense of what they see, they try to puzzle out the right thing to do. They arrive at a seemingly simple plan, a plan that will enable them to hide, keep, and eventually share the fortune. They believe it will harm no one, put no one at risk." "From the moment the plan is set in motion, Hank's orderly universe begins to crumble. He is constantly on the watch, trying to prevent his partners - his brother, his brother's pal, and, ultimately, his wife - from making impulsive or careless moves, triggered by panic or even impatience, that could endanger them all. But soon, himself panicked by his brother's stupidity and confusion, Hank commits a murder. And his nightmare begins." "Riveting, highly charged at its core, told with extraordinary clarity, coolness, and restraint, Scott Smith's story of a man driven to acts previously unthinkable seizes the reader and never lets go. It will be compulsively read and everywhere talked about."--BOOK JACKET.
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Skin deep
Wagman, Diana.
PS3573.A359 S58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A doctor places an advertisement for a woman to talk with, and a topless dancer answers it. They proceed to meet regularly in a hotel, she covered head to toe at his request so her looks will not influence their conversations. The topic: beauty.
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Slammer
Greer, Ben.
PS3557.R399 S57 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Snake tree
Timm, Uwe, 1940-
PT2682.I39 S3513 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Snakebite sonnet
Phillips, Max.
PS3566.H487 S63 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The romance of Nicholas, 10, who falls in love with Julia, 19. As Julia already has a boyfriend, he has to wait until he goes to college, where she will be a graduate student. What follows is a tempestuous on-and-off affair, narrated by self-deprecating Nicholas, a victim of Julia's fickle love.
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Soldier
Binstock, R. C.
PS3552.I57 S65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A writer's solitary existence is brightened by the arrival of a pretty cousin, 20 years younger. She is Jennie who comes to Phillip's cabin in the woods of New Hampshire to learn to write. Sparks fly, but both have baggage, she a jealous ex, he a former girlfriend, and that complicates their affair.
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Solstice
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 S64 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The friendship between Monica Jensen, a recently divorced schoolteacher, and Sheila Trask, a charismatic artist, intensifies into a turbulent, reckless relationship as Monica loses sight of her conventional values.
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Sputnik sweetheart : a novel
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
PL856.U673 S8713 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A male college student falls in love with a woman who, over the years, guides him in her travels, and then disappears without trace. Assisting in the search, he goes home to Japan, where he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved.
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Starting out in the evening : a novel
Morton, Brian, 1955-
PS3563.O88186 S73 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A failed old writer is visited by a pretty young student who wants to make him the subject of her thesis. The woman's adulation--she tells him his books changed her life--goes to the writer's head and he falls in love. Observing this with a jaundiced eye is his daughter, herself a struggling writer.
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State of emergency
Salas, Floyd, 1931-
PS3569.A459 S73 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Radical professor Roger and his former student Penny escape to Europe and northern Africa when Roger is pursued by government agents who want to stop his writings exposing plans by the military to annihilate dissidents.
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Strength of the sun : a novel
Chidgey, Catherine, 1970-
PR9639.3.C535 G65 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As Colette receives mysterious letters about an unconscious man in an English hospital, Ruth and Malcolm, whose young son is Colette's charge, try to overcome the disappearance of their daughter, while medievalist Patrick Mercer tries to reconstruct his life after a car crash.
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Submission : [a novel]
Waldman, Amy, 1969-
PS3623.A35675 S83 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"When a Muslim architect wins a blind contest to design a Ground Zero Memorial, a city of eleven million people takes notice. Waldman, a former bureau chief for the New York Times, explores a diversity of viewpoints around this fictional event, bringing in politicians, businessmen, journalists, activists, and normal people whose lives--whether by happenstance, choice, or even due to their country of origin--get caught up in the controversy. Incredibly, she manages to keep all the balls in the air without ever fumbling. The story is moving and keeps the pages turning, but there are also bigger themes at work: of individuals versus groups; about the purpose of art, commerce, government, and journalism in society; of how people respond to grief and terror. The result is honest, compelling, and breathtaking."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.
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Suspicion
McCrum, Robert.
PR6063.A1658 S87 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of adultery and murder in England. It begins when a man who defected to East Germany in his youth returns to England with his German wife and moves in with his brother. The brother falls for the wife and an affair gets underway. Trouble begins when an East German arrives, the man the wife really loves.
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Swan boats at four : a novel
Higgins, George V., 1939-
PS3558.I356 S93 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A drawing room comedy which takes place on board a luxury liner. The protagonists are David Carroll, a Boston banker; Frances, his wife; Melissa Murray, Carroll's ex-mistress who works for the liner; and Burton Rutledge a charming con man with a mission. By the author of Bomber's Law.
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Tale for the time being
Ozeki, Ruth L.
PS3565.Z45 T35 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home"--
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Talented Mr. Ripley
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-
PS3558.I366 T33 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be like him, exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothingcertainly not only one murderto accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil. - Publisher.
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Talking in bed
Nelson, Antonya.
PS3564.E428 N45 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two men meet in hospital where their fathers have died, one is a manual worker, the other a psychologist. The psychologist invites the other home, they have dinner with their wives and adultery follows. A study in characters, class and domestic crisis.
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Talking to the dead : a novel
Dunmore, Helen, 1952-
PR6054.U528 T35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two women attempt to remember whether as little girls they killed their baby brother. The unspoken question hangs over Nina and Isabel as one woman helps the other with a birth. By a British writer.
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Tattooed soldier
Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
PS3570.O22 T38 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Guatemalan refugee whose family was killed by a death squad spots one of the killers playing chess in a park in Los Angeles and plots revenge. The denouement comes during one of the city's riots.
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Temple of the golden pavillion
Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
PL818.I7 K513 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Tender is the night
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
PS3511.I9 T4 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story of Americans on the French Riviera in the 1930s is a portrait of psychological disintegration as a wealthy couple supports friends and hangers-on financially and emotionally at the cost of their own stability.
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Tender is the night : the broken universe
Stern, Milton R.
PS3511.I9 T478 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night may or may not be the great American novel, but it is the great novel about American History. It is also a novel about Fitzgerald's life history. In the making for nearly 10 years and the subject of 18 revisions - the last undertaken after the book was first published in 1934 - Tender Is the Night is an expression of Fitzgerald's struggle to come to terms with his increasingly dark view of post-World War I American culture and with the disintegration of his personal life. Between the years 1925 and 1934, while working intermittently on Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald experienced the complete mental breakdown of his wife, Zelda, the death of his father, and a demoralizing encounter with the Hollywood movie industry that coupled professional diminishment with financial dependence. He also witnessed the collapse of the country's high-flown Jazz Age into the impoverishment of the Great Depression. All of these events, writes Milton Stern, contributed to the profound sense of loss and disillusionment that colors the novel. The novel's two primary characters - the protagonist, idealistic psychiatrist Dick Diver, and his emotionally troubled wife, Nicole - suggest Fitzgerald's two visions of America. One, embodied in Dick, is naively attached to a false view of the past as incorruptibly good and of the future as transcendent; it is the ideal America. The other, represented by Nicole, is confused, fractured, damaged; it is the America scarred by the harsh contest for money and power characterizing the post-World War I era, the real America. As Dick and Nicole move from young to middle adulthood, Fitzgerald examines the complexities of their inner and outer worlds: the effects of war, the problems of sexual identity and sexual warfare, the nature of wealth, the struggle for moral responsibility, the human capacity for exploitation. The ultimate failure of their marriage, and above all of Dick Diver to fulfill his youthful promise, leaves the reader with a deep sense of loss and a yearning nostalgia for the idea of what could have been - for Nicole, particularly for Dick, and perhaps for America. Given the current emphasis on historicist reconstructions of American literature, Stern's focus on the influence of history is timely. He rounds out his analysis with a critical examination of the novel's literary motifs, imagery, and symbols to give the reader a richly informed assessment of Fitzgerald's chronicle of a personal and national fall from grace.
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Their eyes were watching God
Hurston, Zora Neale.
PS3515.U789 T5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An African-American woman searches for a fulfilling relationship through two loveless marriages and finally finds it in the person of Tea Cake, an itinerant laborer and gambler.
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Three Junes
Glass, Julia, 1956-
PS3607.L37 T48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.
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Tinkers
Harding, Paul, 1967-
PS3608.A72535 T56 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An astonishing first novel of memory, consciousness, and man's place in the natural world.  Read more...
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Try to remember : a novel
Kotker, Zane.
PS3561.O845 T79 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman's accusation of sexual abuse by her father tears a family apart. It happens when a New York filmmaker leaves an abusive boyfriend and sees an ambitious psychiatrist. The parents are thunderstruck.
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Tunnel
Gass, William H., 1924-
PS3557.A845 T86 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After completing the manuscript of a book entitled The Guilt and Innocence of Hitler's Germany, a famous historian who teaches at a university sits down to write the introduction. But instead he finds himself writing on the guilt and innocence of his own life. A look at the craft of resurrecting the past by the author of In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.
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Ultimate intimacy
Klíma, Ivan.
PG5039.21.L5 P6413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As they engage in an adulterous affair in the Czech capital, Prague, a married Protestant minister finds himself losing his faith, while by contrast his atheistic mistress discovers God. By the author of Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light.
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Under the volcano
Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957.
PR6023.O96 U5 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Set in Mexico on the eve of WWII, the story tells of a man in extremis, an alcoholic consul bursting with regret, longing, resentment and remorse, whose climactic moment rapidly approaches..."---Editorial review from www.amazon.com
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Understand this
Tervalon, Jervey.
PS3570.E76 U5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Unfortunate woman : a journey
Brautigan, Richard.
PS3503.R2736 U54 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Assumes the form of a traveler's journal, chronicling the protagonists's journey and his oblique ruminations on the suicide of one woman and the death from cancer of another, close friend." -- Jacket.
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Universal donor
Nova, Craig.
PS3564.O86 U55 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A few days before his wedding Rick, a doctor, introduces his fiancee, Virginia, to Terry, another doctor, and it's love at first sight. Virginia decides to wed Rick, anyway, but a snake bite for which she requires treatment throws her in Terry's arms. By the author of The Book of Dreams.
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Unless
Shields, Carol.
PR9199.3.S514 U55 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reta Winters life as an author, mother and wife starts to crumble when her eldest daughter takes to sitting silently on a street corner wearing a sign that says "Goodness".
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Unnamed
Ferris, Joshua.
PS3606.E774 U56 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.
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Until I find you : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 U58 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches.
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Villages
Updike, John.
PS3571.P4 V55 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Hasskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can."--BOOK JACKET.
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Vine of desire : a novel
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-
PS3554.I86 V56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Continues the story of Anju and Sudha, the two young women at the center of Divakaruni's bestselling novel Sister of My Heart. Far from Calcutta, the city of their childhood, and after years of living separate lives, Anju and Sudha rekindle their friendship in America." -- Jacket.
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Visit from the Goon Squad
Egan, Jennifer.
PS3555.G292 V57 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.
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Voyage to Arcturus
Lindsay, David, 1876-1945.
PR6023.I58115 V68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Waiting
Jin, Ha, 1956-
PS3560.I6 W34 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart.
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We have always lived in the castle
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.
PS3519.A392 W4 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
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Weight of water
Shreve, Anita.
PS3569.H7385 W43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of marital intrigue. The protagonist is a woman photographer sent to investigate an old murder on an island. She takes along her husband, the husband's brother and the brother's girlfriend. Problems arise when the husband develops an interest in the other woman. By the author of Resistance.
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What I lived for
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 W42 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Philistine discovers a social conscience. He is Jerome Corcoran, a real estate millionaire and city councilman who lives for money, food and sex. On his way to work he comes across a suicide, a black woman who was a critic of city hall. Corcoran smells foul play and for once decides to do something about it. By the author of Foxfire.
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Willy Slater's lane : a novel
Wieland, Mitch, 1961-
PS3573.I345 W54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two recluse brothers in Ohio. When the father died, Harlan, the elder, sold off the land, sharing the proceeds with Erban, and Erban's wife. The house is about to collapse, but they don't know that yet. They read, analyze life and watch the hard-working Amish pass by.
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Wind-up bird chronicle
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
PL856.U673 N4513 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and shaman-like powers, and tell him stories from Japan's war in Manchuria, about espionage on the border with Mongolia, the battle of Nomonhan, the killing of the animals in Hsin-ching's zoo, and the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Soviet camps in Siberia.
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Woman in the dunes
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-
PL845.B4 S813 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this famous postwar Japanese novel, the first of Abe's to be translated into English, Niki Jumpei, an amateur entomologist in pursuit of a rare specimen of beetle, wanders into a strange seaside village, whose residents all live in sandpits. He is taken prisoner, and, along with a widow cast out by the community, he is forced to move into her sandpit and continually shovel away the sand that threatens to take over the village. In Niki's struggles to escape his prison and his developing relationship with the woman, he gradually comes to understand the existential nature of life.
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Women in love
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
PR6023.A93 W63 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Woodlanders
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
PR4750 .W7 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Giles Winterbowne suffers with the many tribulations of his selfless love for a woman above his station in this classic tale of the West country.
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World below : a novel
Miller, Sue, 1943-
PS3563.I421444 W67 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two women -- a country doctor's wife with a haunting past living in Maine at the turn of the century and her granddaughter, a twice-divorced San Francisco school-teacher living in the present. Linked by bitter disappointments, compromise, and powerful grace, the two lives seem remarkably similar, despite the distinctly different times in which they lived. Their stories expose the nerves that lie hidden in marriages and families and the hopes and regrets that lie buried in the hearts of women.
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Write letter to Billy : a novel
Olson, Toby.
PS3565.L84 W75 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A retired Navy underwater repair specialist investigates a mysterious list his father had written just before his death. Some of the items are crossed off, but one of the unfinished tasks haunts him: "Write letter to Billy." What had his father planned to tell him? What he learns changes his life forever."--BOOK JACKET.
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Wuthering Heights
Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848.
PR4172 .W7 2000b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Classic novel of consuming passions, played out against the lonely moors of northern England, recounts the turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff. A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the story remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.
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Zigzag way
Desai, Anita, 1937-
PR9499.3.D465 Z644 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young historian traveling to Mexico for the first time, Eric becomes involved in a curious quest to uncover the mysteries of his own family in an old mining town, where he becomes involved with the lives of characters past and present.