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Genre: Love and Romance

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208 titles found

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Actual
Bellow, Saul.
PS3503.E4488 A63 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A witty tale of love in what the novel's protagonist describes is the late phase of his maturity. He is Harry Trellman, an expatriate businessman who returns to Chicago dreaming of his high school sweetheart, the only woman he ever loved but who married another. Fate is kind, the woman is available and Trellman begins recovering his lost youth.
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Adam Bede
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
PR4656 .A1 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arthur's seduction of an innocent, young country girl results in remorse, suffering, and regret.
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Age of innocence
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 A7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Alburquerque
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 A79 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Abran Gonzalez is a homeboy from the barrio, a young boxer whose world is shattered the night he is summoned to the deathbed of his biological mother, a woman he has never known. He learns he is the son of a wealthy Anglo woman and an unknown Mexican man--a father whose identity Abran feels compelled to uncover.
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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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American tragedy
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
PS3507.R55 A7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On one level, An American Tragedy is the story of the corruption and destruction of one man, Clyde Griffiths, who forfeits his life in desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, the novel represents a massive portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's tawdry ambitions and seal his fate.
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Andorra
Cameron, Peter, 1959-
PS3553.A4344 A83 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man's unsuccessful attempt to flee his past. For his new life Alexander Fox, who is an American, chooses Andorra, a quiet spot sandwiched between France and Spain. But loneliness leads him into new relationships--he becomes a suspect in a murder--and has to flee once more.
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Animal dreams : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 A86 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hallie Nodine fights for justice in Nicaragua while her sister, Codi, returns to Arizona to confront her dying father, as myths, dreams, and flashbacks blend to examine life's commitments.
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Annotated Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
PS3527.A15 L6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents the degeneration which results from a middle-aged professor's desperate obsession with a precocious, callous teenager whose mother he marries just to be near the young girl.
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Antelope wife : a novel
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 A8 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In an attack on an Indian village, a U.S. cavalryman takes a baby girl, but later gives her back. So begins a multi-generation saga on the girl's descendants as they navigate between modern life and ancient tradition. By the author of The Bingo Palace.
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Antiquary
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5317.A68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Anything but love
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo, 1949-
PS3566.E69138 A84 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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As a man grows older
Svevo, Italo, 1861-1928.
PQ4841.C482 S8413 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Not so long ago Emilio Brentani was a promising young author. Now he is an insurance agent on the fast track to forty. He gains a new lease on life, though, when he falls for the young and gorgeous Angiolina-except that his angel just happens to be an unapologetic cheat. But what begins as a comedy of infatuated misunderstanding ends in tragedy, as Emilio's jealous persistence in his folly-against his friends' and devoted sister's advice, and even his own best knowledge-leads to the loss of the one person who, too late, he realizes he truly loves. Marked by deep humanity and earthy humor, by psychological insight and an elegant simplicity of style, As a Man Grows Older (Senilit̉, in Italian; the English title was the suggestion of Svevo's great friend and admirer, James Joyce) is a brilliant study of hopeless love and hapless indecision. It is a masterwork of Italian literature, here beautifully rendered into English in Beryl de Zoete's classic translation"--Publisher's description.
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Asphodel
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961.
PS3507.O726 A93 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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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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Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
PQ8498.32.A65 T513 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller. Sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia, now divorced, seeks a new mate who can support her in high style. She finds instead her libidinous nephew, and their affair shocks both famiy and community.
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Bebe's by golly wow
Joe, Yolanda.
PS3560.O242 B4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Chicago, a black fireman who has been abandoned by his wife falls in love with a black banker. But the fireman's daughter, Dash, 13, is not interested in a second mother and sparks fly.
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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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Belle du Seigneur
Cohen, Albert, 1895-
PQ2605.O24 B413 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1930s Geneva, an official who rose high in the League of Nations by concealing his Jewish roots sets out to seduce a colleague's wife who represents his ideal of absolute love. A look at the mores and manners of the day.
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Bengal nights
Eliade, Mircea, 1907-
PC839.E38 M313 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A semi-autobiographical romance between a French engineer and the daughter of a Hindu family with which he stayed in India. A case of East meets West with all the joys and woes that such encounters bring. For her version of the story see her novel, It Does Not Die.
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Bertrams
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .B4 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Beso de la mujer araña
Puig, Manuel.
PQ7798.26.U4 B4 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a Latin American jail cell, two radically different men develop a friendship as the one man entertains the other with narratives from old movies.
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Best intentions : a novel
Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-
PT9875.B533 G6413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this original, extraordinarily moving, and highly personal novel, world-renowned stage and film director Ingmar Bergman goes back to the time of his parents and grandparents, to the years shortly before, during, and just after World War I. Set in the decade beginning in 1908, The Best Intentions is, ultimately, a love story on many different levels: a man and woman in love; parents and children; and love as miracle, that love which is overriding and, so often, inexplicable. Bergman was inspired to write this loosely biographical novel when he began rummaging through the voluminous family picture albums. That, plus family letters and records, and his own memories and unique imagination, helped him recreate this lost world in evocative and graphic detail. Henrik is a poor divinity student. Anna is the much loved but slightly pampered daughter of bourgeois parents. They fall in love and, after a long and tortuous courtship, marry, despite the objections of Anna's parents - especially of Anna's mother, Karin. Karin uses everything in her power, including deceit, first to prevent the marriage, then to break it up. Yet, even her basest actions are never monstrous but filled with good intentions. In fact, all the characters act with the "best intentions", however wrongheaded their behavior. "That Bergman can extend sympathy to such behavior is a great and generous gesture, one that allows him to create characters of astonishing depth", wrote Caryn James in the New York Times. Incorporating some of the elements of stage and screen, including filmic dialogues and personal "asides", which he weaves artfully into the narrative flow, Bergman has written a novel of great beauty and uncompromisinghonesty, a work filled with joy and sadness, sacrifice and reconciliation - and above all, abiding love.
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Beulah
Evans, Augusta J. (Augusta Jane), 1835-1909.
PS3332 .B48 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Blue Calhoun
Price, Reynolds, 1933-
PS3566.R54 B55 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Since the publication of his famous first novel, A Long and Happy Life, Price has been accorded the praise and admiration reserved for America's most distinguished writers. Now he has written the most searching, most passionate novel of his rich and varied career. Blue Calhoun, the narrator, looks back over his past, from the mid-1950s to the present.
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Blue flower
Fitzgerald, Penelope.
PR6056.I86 B58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of the 18th Century German poet, Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg, who wrote under the nom de plume, Novalis. The novel centers on his philosophy ("My conviction gains infinitely the moment another soul will believe in it.") and on his romance with Sophie von Kuhn, 12, who became his muse, but who died of tuberculosis before they could marry. By the author of The Gates of Angels.
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Bob the gambler
Barthelme, Frederick, 1943-
PS3552.A763 B63 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An architect and his wife living near a casino in Mississippi become hooked on gambling and lose everything they own. They move into his mother's house and embark on a new life, discovering happiness in simplicity and insecurity.
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Book of Promethea = Le livre de Promethea
Cixous, Hélène, 1937-
PQ2663.I9 L5813 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Book of knowledge : a novel
Grumbach, Doris.
PS3557.R83 B66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The struggle of four people--two men and two women--to come to terms with their sexuality. The novel picks them up in childhood on the brink of puberty and follows them as they turn to homosexuality, lesbianism, incest and in one case celibacy. By the author of Fifty Days of Solitude.
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Brazil
Updike, John.
PS3571.P4 B48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
John Updike's sixteenth novel takes place in a stylized Brazil where almost anything is possible, if you are young and in love. Tristao Raposo, a nineteen-year-old black child of the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an eighteen-year-old upper-class white girl, meet on Copacabana Beach; their flight into marriage takes them to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west. Privation, violence, captivity, and reversals of fortune afflict them; his mother curses them, her father harries them with hirelings, and neither lover is absolutely faithful. Yet Tristao and Isabel hold to the faith that each is the other's fate for life, as they pass - in Shakespeare's phrase - "through nature to eternity." Spanning twenty-two years, from the mid-Sixties to the late Eighties, Brazil surprises and embraces the reader with its celebration of passion, loyalty, and New World innocence.
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Briar rose
Coover, Robert.
PS3553.O633 B75 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An allegorical retelling of Sleeping Beauty. It features a princess who dreams of a succession of kissing princes, and a fairy who inhabits her dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties. A look at the power of romantic desire.
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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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Briefcase
Kawakami, Hiromi, 1958-
PL855.A859 S4613 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei" in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship-traced by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons-develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters' loneliness"--
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Carson Valley : a novel
Barich, Bill.
PS3552.A6163 C37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of California featuring a romance between the manager of a vineyard and the boss' daughter. He is Arthur Atwater, she is Anna Torelli and they meet when she returns home from New York. Several social issues are treated, including the life of California's Italians and illegal immigration. A first novel by the author of Big Dreams.
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Castle Richmond
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .C3 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne
Radcliffe, Ann Ward, 1764-1823.
PR5202 .C3 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Catherine Carmier : a novel
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
PS3557.A355 C36 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area.
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Chance to see Egypt
Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943-
PS3569.C584 C48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Widowed pet store owner Tom Riley of Chicago goes to Mexico to drown his grief. His fellow tourists annoy him so he tries to meet the locals. A resident American painter introduces him to her model, Consolata Arispe, a widow who runs a cafe. Love follows.
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Charterhouse of Parma
Stendhal, 1783-1842.
PQ2435.C4 E5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage. Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, amidst the golden landscapes of northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo, and of his incomparable aunt Gina, her suitor Prime Minister Mosca, and Clelia, a heroine of ethereal beauty and earthly passion. The great achievement of The Charterhouse of Parma is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness, nor the humour and patient irony with which these must be viewed.
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City of light : a novel
Colter, Cyrus.
PS3553.O477 C58 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Clairvoyant
Thurm, Marian.
PS3570.H83 C57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Katha Randall meets the clairvoyant, Victor Mackenzie, during a fortune-telling seance in New York and they are immediately attracted to each other. But love between them is not easy, she unsettled by knowing he can tell her innermost thoughts, he not sure where his heart will take him, because a clairvoyant is unable to predict his own future.
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Cold mountain
Frazier, Charles, 1950-
PS3556.R3599 C6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The impact of the Civil War on lovers. Inman is not the man he used to be, as wounded in battle he slowly makes his way home to North Carolina. His sweetheart, Ada, too has changed, no longer a flighty belle but a hard-working farm woman. Will love be the same?
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Dark bride : a novel
Restrepo, Laura.
PQ8180.28.E7255 N6813 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Colombian forest prostitute Sayonara violates the boundaries of her profession by pursuing a relationship with an unavailable man, a choice that jeopardizes her clients, the oil company workers, as well as her own happiness.
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Dark princess : a romance
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
PS3507.U147 D37 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The problem of "the color line," W. E. B. Du Bois's ever-present polemical theme, is at the core of this novel of sensual love, radical politics, and the quest for racial justice. Originally published in 1928, Dark Princess has a fantastical storyline, heavy with propagandist overtones. Du Bois depicts 1920s America as a racist nation primed for radical protest and terrorism. Matthew Townes, the protagonist, is a medical student expelled because his race bars him from the required course in obstetrics in a white hospital. Self-exiled in Berlin after his political idealism is corrupted, Townes falls in love with Princess Kautilya, daughter of a maharajah, and joins her international team in which people of color unite against white imperialism.
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Daughter of fortune : a novel
Allende, Isabel.
PQ8098.1.L54 H5513 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel.
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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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Dirty love
Dubus, Andre, 1959-
PS3554.U2652 D57 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Disappearing acts
McMillan, Terry.
PS3563.C3868 D57 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Franklin, a young construction worker, meets Zora, a struggling singer from Ohio, neither is certain they can make the sacrifices and commitments needed to build love.
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Dry spell
Moloney, Susie.
PR9199.3.M592 D78 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In North Dakota, a rain maker is hired by a woman banker to combat an evil spirit, blamed for a drought which has almost destroyed the economy. The result is mayhem--and love.
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Elegy of Lady Fiammetta
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
PQ4272.E5 F38 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Emma
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .E5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her "duty"--To arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, "Emma" sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power.
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Erased faces : a novel
Limón, Graciela.
PS3562.I464 E7 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Adriana Mora, a Latina photojournalist born and raised in Los Angeles, haunted by childhood memories of her parents death, abuse and displacement, journeys south to Chiapas, Mexico, in search of images to record on film. Initially, Mora finds a place in a small village where her path also crosses that of Chan Kin, the aged Lacandon shaman and interpreter of his people's mysticism." -- Back cover.
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Eve's apple : a novel
Rosen, Jonathan, 1963-
PS3568.O767 E93 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on food disorders. The protagonists are a young woman starving herself and her boyfriend who tries to find a cure. The boyfriend researches fasting over the centuries, including that practiced by saints, and analyzes the philosophy of fasting. A novel of ideas and a debut in fiction.
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Evening class
Binchy, Maeve.
PR6052.I7728 E94 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Dublin, an evening class of Italian language and culture changes the lives of its students. A girl finds love, a boy abandons crime, a man regains a reason for living. It is the work of the teacher, an Irish woman who followed a married man to Italy and returned to Ireland on his death. A tale of one woman's gift for helping others. By the author of The Copper Beach.
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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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Far from the madding crowd
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
PR4745 .A1 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Bathsheba Everdene and the three men who love her move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the industrial revolution, and the encroachment of modern life"--Prelim.
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Farewell to my concubine : a novel
Li, Bihua.
PL2877.P48 P2713 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Farewell to My Concubine is a story of jealousy and passion set against the exhilarating spectacle of the Peking opera. One of the most unusual epic romances of all time, the novel moves swiftly from the decadent glamour of 1930s China through the horrors of the Japanese occupation right up to Hong Kong in the 1980s. This riveting and sensual story could only have come from the pen of Lilian Lee, one of the Chinese reading world's most beloved and best-selling authors. introduced to international acclaim with the 1992 publication of her novel The Last Princess of Manchuria. In 1930s China, Peking opera was a luxurious entertainment for the privileged class - but only children from the poorest families were sent to opera schools to train as actors. Farewell to My Concubine begins when Xiao Douzi is brought to an opera school - and abandoned there by his mother, a prostitute who can no longer care for him. With seeds of bitterness sown in his soul, the nine-year-old boy endures hardships and misery to learn and perfect his craft. He befriends and then falls in love with an older, stronger boy, who becomes his guardian, protector, and best friend. As the boys mature, they are assigned to learn the specific roles of the opera. Xiao Douzi is selected to learn the female part; his protector trains for the warrior's role. Farewell to My Concubine focuses on the all-consuming love Xiao Douzi holds for his friend, and the beautiful female courtesan who comes between them. As these three remarkable individuals are caught up in the great historical events devastating China, they are forced to betray each other in order to protect the one they love. Lee brilliantly interweaves the story of the protagonists with the stories of the classic operas the actors perform onstage. And throughout it all are breath-taking descriptions of life in China; the opium-laden bedroom that hosts bizarre feasts and private sexual performances; the stage turned into a site for Cultural Revolution savageries; the elegant brothel where human lives are brought and sold; the theaters and mansions of a world that is forever gone.
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Faults : a novel
Peña, Terri de la, 1947-
PS3566.E448 F3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Fiery pantheon
Lemann, Nancy.
PS3562.E4659 F53 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young woman proud of her Southern heritage is torn between two men. Grace Stewart of New Orleans must choose between a stuffy journalist, possessing the noble qualities of the South, and a slightly nutty Wall Street banker who is fun. While she debates her parents take her on a tour of the world, where she is joined first by one man then the other. By the author of Lives of the Saints.
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First love : a Gothic tale
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 F57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the course of a summer holiday in upstate New York, an innocent 11-year-old girl is initiated into sexual perversion by a 25-year-old cousin, a seminary student preparing for the Presbyterian ministry. The experience ruins her.
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Flower drum song
Lee, C. Y., 1917-
PS3523.E3158 F5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Four letters of love : a novel
Williams, Niall, 1958-
PR6073.I43273 F68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The hero is William, son of an Irish painter who committed suicide and burned his paintings. Only one survived, sold to a poet, and William travels to buy it back. In this way he meets the poet's daughter, Isabel, married for 24 hours and unhappy.
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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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Frequency of souls
Zuravleff, Mary Kay.
PS3576.U54 F74 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Game : a novel
Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936-
PR6052.Y2 G36 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two estranged sisters are brought by a friend back into an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance that they visited as little girls.
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Giant's house : a romance
McCracken, Elizabeth.
PS3563.C35248 G5 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A platonic romance between a librarian and a teenage boy. The boy is James, who suffers from giantism--never stops growing--while she is Peggy, a spinster 14 years his senior. During their 10-year relationship she redoes a house and a car to fit him. Only when he dies is there sex--with his father.
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Glass Palace : a novel
Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
PR9499.3.G536 G58 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." -- Jacket.
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Glimpses of the moon
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 G57 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Golden bowl
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .G6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Henry James' story of a pair of adulterous lovers who are married, respectively, to a rich American collector of European art and to his inexperienced daughter provides-beyond its expensive, burnished, beautifully appointed exteriors-an understanding of the rises and betrayals inherent in society that is unparalleled in literature.
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Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
PS3511.I9 G7 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. Bathtub gin, flappers and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale, a startling portrait of Gatsby's search for meaning in his opulent world.
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Ground beneath her feet : a novel
Rushdie, Salman.
PR6068.U757 G76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Gut symmetries
Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
PR6073.I558 G87 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Aboard the QE2 and under the stars, three lives converge. Two physicists - Jove, a married man, and Alice, a single woman - meet and commence an affair, only for Alice to fall in love with Jove's wife, Stella, a poet. Winterson captures all three sides of this triangle of desire - and the rich history that has brought them together - with her prodigious passion and intellect. Encompassing ideas that reach from the Greeks to the Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) of modern physics, Winterson incorporates the entire universe from Liverpool to New York, from quarks to cosmos - in a novel of sex and the spirit, the real and the fantastic, male and female, science and religion, and love in all its frailty and excess.
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Hallucinating Foucault
Duncker, Patricia, 1951-
PR6054.U477 H35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An English student is so impressed by a book of philosophy that he travels to France to meet its author, now in an insane asylum. In describing the relationship which grows up between the two men, the novel looks at the bonds that are created between reader and writer, even though they never meet. A first novel.
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He say, she say
Joe, Yolanda.
PS3560.O242 A4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four characters illuminate how African Americans relate to each other through romance, friendship, and family.
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Heart of Hyacinth
Watanna, Onoto, 1879-1954.
PR9199.3.W3689 H42 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Heartbreak tango; a seria
Puig, Manuel.
PQ7798.26.U4 B67 1973 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Heat wave : a novel
Lively, Penelope, 1933-
PR6062.I89 H43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An editor of romance novels goes to a cottage for the summer, taking her daughter and son-in-law. As she pencils scenes of romantic bliss she realizes the son-in-law is cheating on his wife, just as her ex-husband cheated on her. A story with a violent end.
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Heaven's edge
Gunesekera, Romesh.
PR9440.9.G86 H43 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Marc leaves London in search of a new life on an island off the coast of India where he falls in love with Uva, an eco-warrior who has been targeted by kidnappers.
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I'll take you there : a novel
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 I17 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In those days in the early Sixties we were not women yet but girls. This was, without irony, perceived as our advantage." So begins I'll Take You There, an astonishingly intimate and unsparing self-portrait of a nameless young student who, though, gifted with a penetrating intelligence, is drastically inclined to obsession. Funny, mordant, and compulsive, "Anellia" (as she sometimes calls herself) falls passionately in love with a brilliant yet elusive black philosophy student. But she is tested most severely by a figure out of her past she'd long believed dead. Pitiless in exposing the follies of the time (the bizarre "sisterhood" of sororities, the self-lacerating extremes of the intellectual life), I'll Take You There is a dramatic revelation of the risks -- and curious rewards -- of the obsessive personality as well as a testament to the stubborn strength of a certain type of contemporary female intellectual.
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If I die in Juárez
Duarte, Stella Pope.
PS3554.U236 I38 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Duarte's latest novel is based on a string of real-life murders in Ciudad Jurez in the 1990s. Forced out of the house by her alcoholic mother, 13-year-old Evita takes to the streets, glimpsing newspaper columns about the murders, while struggling to survive. Petra, Evita's comely 19-year-old cousin, exchanges the country life for gritty Jurez to raise money for her ailing father. An acquaintance of Petra, Mayela, a 12-year-old Tarahumara Indian, lives in an orphanage where her artistic talent is discovered.
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Image of Josephine
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .I48 1945 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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In another place, not here
Brand, Dionne, 1953-
PR9199.3.B683 I5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two lesbian women participate in an unsuccessful revolution in the Caribbean. They flee to Canada and begin thesad life of exiles, encountering racism.
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Inez
Fuentes, Carlos.
PQ7297.F793 I6713 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In "Inez, " readers find Carlos Fuentes at the height of his magical and realist powers in a tale of two couples. This profound and beautiful work confirms his standing as MexicoUs preeminent novelist.
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Instinto de Inez
Fuentes, Carlos.
PQ7297.F793 I5 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Offers the intertwining love stories of a man and a woman in the prehistoric world, and of conductor Gabriel Atlan-Ferrera and singer Inez Prada during a production of Berlioz' opera "The Damnation of Faust."
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Into the great wide open
Canty, Kevin.
PS3553.A56 I58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two teens from the opposite side of the tracks fall in love. She is June, wealthy, with permissive parents. He is Kenny, socially inferior and his father beats him. They attend the same school and he is proud he saved her from a lesbian relationship. Unfortunately, he gets her pregnant. A first novel.
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Irrawaddy tango
Law-Yone, Wendy.
PS3562.A862 I77 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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It does not die : a romance
Maitraye Devi, 1914-
PK1718.M24244 A26 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indian writer gives her version of the romance which Mircea Eliade, the Romanian writer, described in his novel, Bengal Nights. "Why did you not tell the truth, Mircea?" she asks, not at all pleased that he portrayed her as an Oriental vamp.
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Itch : a novel
Little, Benilde.
PS3562.I78276 I83 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The amours of two black women in the film world of Los Angeles. One of them leaves her unfaithful husband and finds herself falling for a white man, only to conclude the cultural gap is too wide for marriage.
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Jane Eyre
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
PR4167 .J3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret.
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Jazz
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 J38 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Harlem, 1926, Joe Trace, a door-to-door salemsan in his fifties, kills his teenage lover. At the funeral, his wife Violet slashes the dead girl's face and then desperately searches to find why Joe was unfaithful. The profound love story is immersed in the sights and sounds of Black urban life during the Jazz Age.
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Jennie Gerhardt
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
PS3507.R55 J4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser's second novel and his first true commercial success. Today it is generally regarded as one of his three best novels, along with Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. But the text of Jennie Gerhardt heretofore known to readers is quite different from the text as Dreiser originally wrote it. In the tradition of the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition, James L. W. West III has recaptured the text as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form. As submitted to Harper and Brothers in 1911, Jennie Gerhardt was a powerful study of a woman tragically compromised by birth and fate. Harpers agreed to publish the book but was nervous about its subject matter and moral stance. Jennie has an illegitimate child by one man and lives out of wedlock with another - but Dreiser does not condemn her for her behavior. As a requirement for publication, Harpers insisted on cutting and revising the text. Although Dreiser fought against many of the cuts and succeeded in restoring some material, Harpers shortened the text by 16,000 words and completely revised its style and tone. These changes ultimately transformed Jennie Gerhardt from a blunt, carefully documented work of social realism to a touching love story merely set against a social background. Passages critical of organized religion and of the institution of marriage were reduced and altered. Perhaps most important, Jennie's point of view - her innate romantic mysticism - was largely edited out of the text. As a consequence, the central dialectic of the novel was skewed and the narrative thrown out of balance.
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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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Jude the obscure
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
PR4746 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Jude Fawley, an impoverished stonemason, aspires to the ministry and fails to fulfill the opposite expectations of the two women he loves in Victorian society." *** "Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." *** "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." *** "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
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Kalimantaan
Godshalk, C. S.
PS3557.O3145 K35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 19th century British officer carves out for himself a kingdom in Borneo. He is Gideon Barr of the East India Company who is ordered to the Far East to combat pirates. After defeating them, he makes a fortune in trade and proceeds to create a colonial society with all the trappings of home. A first novel.
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Kiss of the spider woman
Puig, Manuel.
PQ7798.26.U4 B413 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sometimes they talk all night long. In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re-weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens. Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable; Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable. Each has always been alone, and always - especially now - in danger of betrayal. But in cell, each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before.
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Le divorce
Johnson, Diane.
PS3560.O3746 D58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A witty look at French and American cultures. It begins when an American woman arrives in Paris to help her sister divorce an aristocratic husband who has taken off with another woman. The couple have a child and the two families, French and American, clash over its future. By the author of Persian Nights.
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Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
PS3527.A15 L6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
With an Introduction by Martin Amis. When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
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Long fatal love chase
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
PS1017 .L66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Englishwoman falls for an older man who takes her to France where she discovers he is already married. When she leaves him, he pursues her and confines her to a lunatic asylum in Germany. But she will escape. The novel was written in 1866 and was rejected by the publisher as too sensational.
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Lost dog : a novel
De Kretser, Michelle.
PR9619.4.D4 L67 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend. Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.
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Lotte in Weimar : the beloved returns
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
PT2625.A44 L62 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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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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Love in the time of cholera
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
PQ8180.17.A73 A813 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
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Love of the last tycoon : a western
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
PS3511.I9 L68 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Even in its incomplete form, The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western has achieved a reputation as the best Hollywood novel. When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 he had written seventeen of thirty projected episodes. In 1941 the "unfinished novel" was published in a text for general readers by Edmund Wilson under the title The Last Tycoon. For more than fifty years that edition, which disguises the state of Fitzgerald's work in progress, has been the only one available. This critical edition of The Love of The Last Tycoon utilizes Fitzgerald's manuscript drafts, revised typescripts, and working notes to establish the first authoritative text of the brilliant work in progress. The volume includes a detailed history of the gestation, composition, and publication of the novel; an explanation of editorial principles; full textual apparatus with editorial notes; facsimiles of the drafts; and explanatory notes on topical allusions and historical references for contemporary readers. The reconstruction of Fitzgerald's intentions for the thirteen unwritten episodes is particularly useful. F. Scott Fitzgerald's incomplete masterpiece is accurately restored to its 1940 state (with editorial emendation of non-functional errors) and thus made fully accessible to a cross-section of readers.
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Love warps the mind a little
Dufresne, John.
PS3554.U325 L69 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 40-year-old man who always wanted to be a writer finally takes the plunge. He leaves his wife and home, and moves in with his mistress, taking only his typewriter. Unfortunately, she is not much of a muse, the rejection letters pile up, on top of which she develops cancer. A tragicomedy. By the author of Louisiana Power & Light.
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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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Lover
Duras, Marguerite.
PQ2607.U8245 A62613 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lover's alman
Howard, Maureen, 1930-
PS3558.O8823 L68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Braving the mysteries of the heart's desire, Maureen Howard renders the heady madness of a first kiss while plumbing history, art, genetics, and astronomy to explore the inevitable morning-after question: Why do two people fall in love? The exhilarating flights and emotional depth of Howard's storytelling balance the fates of two young lovers in New York: Artie, a bastard, perhaps "begot in the mud of Woodstock", now a boyish computer wizard; and Louise, a hot new painter out of the Midwest, seriously committed to her art. Their romance, seemingly shattered on the eve of the millennium, is played out against the tale of two old lovers lost to each other for a half century. These intertwined lives gather history and time itself into a narrative of intelligence and wit, where truth surfaces - as it will - both to wound and to heal. Woven into the stories of these young and old lovers are glimpses of the New York art scene and the uneasy cohabitation of art and technology. In seamless entries on the exploits of formative geniuses, from Ben Franklin to Robert Oppenheimer, the novel also brings the desire for progress into perspective with the limited dreams of private life.
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Lovesick
Mastretta, Angeles, 1949-
PQ7298.23.A795 M3813 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, this romance knits the passion of a strong, independent woman into the history of a country, much in the manner of the 19th-century costumbrista tradition. Which of two men and their opposing paths will she choose? Peden's seamless translation of the richly detailed prose make for a page-turner. In its first publication under the title Mal de amores (1996), work was awarded the 1997 Rómulo Gallegos international prize for fiction"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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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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Macaria, or, Altars of sacrifice
Evans, Augusta J. (Augusta Jane), 1835-1909.
PS3332 .M33 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
First published in 1864, Marcia is the story of Irene and Electra, two Confederate women who struggle to find their place in a society where so many men have left to fight the war.
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Mail
Medwed, Mameve.
PS3563.E275 M35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Love blooms between a struggling writer and the postman who delivers her rejection slips. Katinka and Louie meet by the mail box, an affair follows and he enrolls in her writing class, intending to become a writer as well. The setting is Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Mama, do you love me?
Joosse, Barbara M.
PZ7.J7435 Mam 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.
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Man in the iron mask
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870.
PQ2227 .H6813 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel
Saramago, José.
PQ9281.A66 M313 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the last years of Salazar's dictatorship, a struggling young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of a wealthy client and struggles to capture his likeness while acknowleging his artistic limitations.
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Margins
Peña, Terri de la, 1947-
PS3566.E448 M3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Master Butchers Singing Club
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 M37 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his wife, leaves to start a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship.
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Matters of chance : a novel
Haien, Jeannette.
PS3558.A3255 M37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the Shurtliffs of Ohio, an upper-crust family which practices noblesse oblige, including setting an example. He is a lawyer who does his duty in World War II in the navy, she is a faithful wife, they have two adopted daughters who are well brought up and there are no scandals.
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Medicine men : a novel
Adams, Alice, 1926-
PS3551.D324 M44 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The trials of a woman with cancer. The doctors she sees attribute her fatigue and headaches to everything but cancer until, finally, one of them discovers a tumor. Which is how she falls into the clutches of Dr. Mark Jacobs whose treatment is accompanied by bullying and proposals of marriage. Now in addition to cancer, she has him giving her headaches.
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Meshugah
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
PJ5129.S49 M4713 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A romantic triangle involving survivors of the Holocaust, set in New York City in the 50s. It was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper, Forward, under the title Lost Souls.
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Middle age : a romance
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 M45 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The heroic death of sculpture Adam Berendt causes everyone who knew him in the affluent suburb of Salthill-on-Hudson to reevaluate their lives.
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Milk in my coffee
Dickey, Eric Jerome.
PS3554.I319 M55 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A romance between a black man and a white woman. The hero is Jordan Greene, an engineer, the heroine is Kimberly Chavers, an artist. They meet in a taxi and fall quickly in love, but both have a past and are not sure if the other will accept it.
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Miss Numè of Japan : a Japanese-American romance
Watanna, Onoto, 1879-1954.
PR9199.3.W3689 M57 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The first known novel by an Asian-American, Miss Nume of Japan charts the romantic history of two couples, one Japanese and one American. The Japanese couple, though not really in love, has been betrothed since childhood. The relationship of the second couple, a beautiful American and her fiance, is troubled and unhappy. Through a series of coincidental encounters, the couples find opportunities to escape these loveless relationships. Although tragic events unfold, her spirit enables the title character to triumph in her search for liberation and true happiness." "Now available in paperback, Miss Nume of Japan is a work of critical importance to the Asian-American canon and a milestone in the complex history of ethnic formation and literary production."--BOOK JACKET.
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Montenegro : a novel
Lawrence, Starling.
PS3562.A9155 M66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the Serbian struggle for independence. The protagonist is Auberon Harwell, a British botanist spying on the Turks on the eve of World War I. Harwell falls in love with the wife of a Serbian resistance leader. By the author of Legacies.
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Mother tongue
Martínez, Demetria, 1960-
PS3563.A7333337 M6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nineteen-year-old Mary, longing for something meaningful in her life, agrees to help José Luis, a refugee from El Salvador who has been smuggled into the United States as part of a sanctuary movement, and immediately falls in love with both the movement and the man.
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Mother tongue
Martínez, Demetria, 1960-
PS3563.A7333337 M6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque. Adrift in the wake of her mother's death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then José Luis enters her life. A refugee from El Salvador and its bloody civil war, José has been smuggled to the United States as part of the sanctuary movement. Mary cannot help but fall in love with the movement and the man. And little by little, she begins to reveal to José Luis the part of herself she has never known. . . .
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Narrows
Petry, Ann Lane, 1911-
PS3531.E933 N3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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News from Paraguay : a novel
Tuck, Lily, 1938-
PS3570.U236 N49 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pursued by the future dictator of Paraguay, Irish courtesan Ella Lynch struggles with isolation in spite of her power as his mistress, and witnesses the nation's victimization due to her lover's arrogant ambitions.
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Nocturnal butterflies of the Russian Empire : a novel
Prieto González, José Manuel, 1962-
PQ7390.P76 L5813 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A brilliant novel of love, international smuggling, and the art of letter writing is offered by one of Latin America's promising young literary talents. J. lives on the fringes of Eastern Europe, a smuggler fencing the flotsam of communism's collapse. Offered a commission to illegally trap a rare Russian butterfly, he decides to use it as an opportunity to smuggle V., his Russian lover, back into her homeland.
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None to accompany me
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 N6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The novel is set in South Africa during the last days of the white regime. The heroine is Vera Stark, a white lawyer who works to restore land taken from blacks by the government. Her political work is played out against a background of family problems, among them an overbearing husband, a lesbian daughter and a son who has emigrated to England and is divorcing his wife. By the author of My Son's Story.
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Northanger Abbey : backgrounds, criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .N7 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Norwegian wood
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
PL856.U673 N6713 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Toru and Naoko struggle to deal with the death of their best friend, but as Naoko finds life unbearable and "retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman."--Cover.
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Notebook
Sparks, Nicholas.
PS3569.P363 N68 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a testimony to the lasting power of love, a man tells an elderly woman a story from a faded old notebook, his voice relating the heartbreaking tale of two lovers and their fifty-year journey to happiness.
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Notre-Dame de Paris
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
PQ2288.E5 K7 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This translation of Notre-Dame de Paris offers Victor Hugo's epic view of mankind's history, which assumes even more importance than the novel's compelling story.
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Novellas of Hortense Calishe
Calisher, Hortense.
PS3553.A4 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The novellas are characterized by their unfailing intelligence and by the technical surehandedness and acuity of the writing. Each has a strong sense of place - New York City, the Hudson Valley, Saratoga Springs - and an eclectic cast of characters who inhabit regions where our most acute hopes, fears, and anxieties coexist. The respectable lawyer of "Tale for the Mirror" attempts to oust an unconventional Hindu healer from his community, only to wonder whether the doctor's trickery is any different from his own. In "The Railway Police," a journey by train occasions a social worker's sudden break with past pretenses and her kafkaesque rebirth as a vagabond. And in "Saratoga, Hot," a sharply observed tale set amid the fabled world of horse racing, a man and woman discover new strength in a love touched by tragedy. Included as well are "Extreme Magic," "The Man Who Spat Silver," and "The Last Trolley Ride."
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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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Nowhere else on earth
Humphreys, Josephine.
PS3558.U4656 N69 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the midst of the Civil War and its effects on the citizens of Robeson County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Rhoda Strong has fallen in love with Henry Berry Lowrie who is hunted as an outlaw.
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Of love and other demons
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
PQ8180.17.A73 D4513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In colonial South America, the doomed love of a 12-year-old girl and a priest thrice her age sent to exorcise her. She is a nobleman's daughter who has been bitten by a rabid dog. The authorities decide she is possessed by the devil and lock her up in a convent. By the author of Love in the Time of Cholera.
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Old man's love
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .O4 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Old scores
Delbanco, Nicholas.
PS3554.E442 O43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A teacher-student romance at a Vermont college ends when Elizabeth, the student, leaves Paul without telling him she is pregnant. Subsequently, she gives up their baby for adoption and leaves the country. Years later, now a divorced mother with children, Elizabeth finds Paul and they go to face their daughter.
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Only the good times
Bruce-Novoa, 1944-
PS3552.R793 O55 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man's obsession with his first love. He is a Mexican-American filmmaker who cannot forget the romance, which was platonic, even after a string of love affairs and marriage to a famous actress. Wherever he points his camera or mind's eye, he thinks of her. The obsession and the possibility of reunion are the driving force of his life, and art.
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Oryx and Crake : a novel
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 O79 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated gy ecological and scientific disasters.
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Page turner : a novel
Leavitt, David, 1961-
PS3562.E2618 P34 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A homosexual love affair between a concert pianist and his young page turner. The affair becomes complicated when the youth's mother misconstrues the pianist's attention in her son as an interest in her. The settings are Rome and New York. By the author of While England Sleeps.
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Part of his story
Corn, Alfred, 1943-
PS3553.O655 P37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"After his life partner dies from AIDS-related illness, New york playwright Avery Walsh travels to London [and meets] Maeve Findlater, a young woman active in political causes, and her brother Derek."--Jacket.
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Part of the furniture
Wesley, Mary.
PR6073.E753 P37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After seeing two childhood friends off to war--having slept with both the night before--Juno Marlowe, 17, is caught by an air raid. The setting is London during World War II. While taking refuge in an air raid shelter Juno meets a man who gives her a letter for his father and soon after he dies. The father, a widower who lives in the country, offers Juno a job on his farm and love blooms despite Juno's pregnancy from the night of goodbyes. By the author of An Imaginative Experience.
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Peel my love like an onion : a novel
Castillo, Ana.
PS3553.A8135 P44 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on a plucky flamenco dancer in Chicago. It follows her from her rise to fame despite a crippled leg from polio, to her descent as the polio returns, her two lovers abandon her and she is reduced to working in a sweatshop. But Carmen will recoup. By the author of So Far from God.
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Persuasion
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
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Plan for women
Naumoff, Lawrence.
PS3564.A8745 P57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a woman refuses the advances of an ex- boyfriend, he threatens to send a video of them making love to her husband. On learning this the husband is unperturbed, that was before the marriage. But his cool does not stand the test of reality, on seeing the video the marriage disintegrates.
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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless, M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer
PR6057.R3264 P66 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Portrait of a lady
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .P6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A romantic New England girl inherits an English fortune and marries an American living in Italy. Her subsequent disillusionment is described through her tragic marriage.
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Price of salt
Morgan, Claire, 1921-
PS3558.I366 P7 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, was first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. The Price of Salt tells the riveting story of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose salvation arrives one day in the form of Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce. They fall in love and set out across the United States, pursued by a private investigator who eventually blackmails Carol into a choice between her daughter and her lover.
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Pride and prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
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Pride and prejudice : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P7 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Editions series, Pride and Prejudice is based on the 1813 first edition text, which has been thoroughly annotated for undergraduate readers." ""Backgrounds and Sources" includes biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and by biographers Park Honan, Claire Tomalin, and David Nokes. Seventeen of Austen's letters - eight of them new to the Third Edition - allow readers to glimpse the close-knit society that was Austen's world, both in life and in literature. Samples of Austen's early writing - from the epistolary Love and Friendship and A Collection of Letters - allow readers to trace Austen's growth as a writer." ""Criticism" includes eighteen assessments of the novel by nineteenth- and twentieth-century commentators, six of them new to the Third Edition, among them remarks on the recent BBC television adaptation of the novel and on the tensions and accommodations of class in Austen's work." "Also included are A Note on Money, a Chronology of Austen's life and work, and an updated Selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.
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Properties of light : a novel of love, betrayal and quantum physics
Goldstein, Rebecca, 1950-
PS3557.O398 P76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three physicists, a father, daughter, and her lover, struggle with problems of quantum mechanics and the nature of light as well as feelings of love end envy.
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Purple hibiscus : a novel
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
PR9387.9.A34354 P87 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup.
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Quiet days in Clichy
Miller, Henry, 1891-
PS3525.I5454 Q5 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Ramona
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885.
PS2107 .R4 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Red thread : a love story
Jose, Nicholas, 1952-
PR9619.3.J73 R44 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This book is an unforgettable story of love and destiny, art and beauty, and passion that ties one person to another forever.
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Resistance : a novel
Shreve, Anita.
PS3569.H7385 R47 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In World War II, an American flier is shot down over Belgium. He is rescued by a farmer and his wife who are in the resistance. The wife cares for the airman's wounds and while the husband is away they have a doomed affair which ends in betrayal.
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Return of the native
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
PR4747 .A1 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An enduring tale of love, desire, and the universal longing both to leave one's home and to return to it, this novel is one of Hardy's greatest and most affecting works. Hardy's passionately drawn characters and his vivid rendering of their valiant but ultimately ineffective struggle in destiny's web result in a masterpiece of melancholy brilliance.
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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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Samurai's garden
Tsukiyama, Gail.
PS3570.S84 S26 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.
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Saratoga trunk
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.
PS3511.E46 S3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sense and sensibility
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .S4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jane Austen's first published novel, sparkling with wit and artistry, captures the inequities of birth, class, and marriage faced by the sisters Dashwood. Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs, and various guileless and artful women impinge on their chances for love and happiness. The novelist Elizabeth Bowen wrote, "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise....Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete." This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates, in addition to new explanatory notes.
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Seven wives : a romance : a novel
Baumbach, Jonathan.
PS3552.A844 S48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sharp teeth of love : a novel
Betts, Doris.
PS3552.E84 S53 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Medical illustrator Luna Stone dumps her fiance and takes off for the mountains to camp and meditate. While there, she meets a boy who escaped from a porno ring and she also meets a man who planned to be a minister until he went deaf. When the boy is kidnaped by the pornographers, Luna and the man join forces to save the boy and find love. By the author of Souls Raised from the Dead.
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Silent angel
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-
PT2603.O394 E5413 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A German soldier returns home at the end of World War II. The novel follows him through the ruins of Cologne, searching for the widow of a man who died in his place. This was the Nobel Prize winner's first novel, only now translated into English.
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Simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) : a novel
Hijuelos, Oscar.
PS3558.I376 S56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It is 1947 and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love and sadness, is returning to Habana, Cuba, from Spain, where he has just recovered from the physical and spiritual malaise resulting from his experiences in Paris, then Buchenwald, during the Nazi occupation of France. (A devout Catholic, Levis had been mistakenly identified as a Jew because of his name.) When Levis arrives back in Habana, after an absence of many years, his mind is reeling with beautiful memories of his life in Cuba and in Paris before the war, a life of pleasure and excitement that he owes, in part, to an unrequited, nearly "chivalrous" romance with a certain Rita Valladares, a singer for whom Levis had written his most famous song, "Rosas Puras," or "Pretty Roses." This 1928 composition becomes the most famous rumba in the world and changes both American and European tastes in music and dance - forever; and it is the song, symbolic of the composer's love for Rita Valladares, that sets Levis's life in Europe in motion. This is at once a love story - for art, family and country - as well as a portrait of Habana at the turn of the last century, when "the world was good." A Simple Habana Melody is a virtuoso performance from one of our most important wr.
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Simple passion
Ernaux, Annie, 1940-
PQ2665.R67 P3713 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Without compromises or concessions, Annie Ernaux plots the course of the human heart through her "simple passion" for a young married man from another country living in France for a short time. This is the true story of a physical and emotional journey, not a sentimental one. The passion of this short-lived affair is joined by the courage and the exactitude of the narrator wanting to know the truth of her emotions. With extraordinary simplicity, Ernaux exposes her passion without explaining it, and in the end hers is the pleasure of having lived and loved with her eyes open.
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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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South of the border, west of the sun
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
PL856.U673 S68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Japanese novel on a married businessman who has an affair with the girl of his youth. Hajime's relationship with Shimamoto had always been chaste, now they both make up for it--25 years later. By the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
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Spanish lover
Trollope, Joanna.
PR6070.R57 S7 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For years Lizzie has given her twin sister Frances an inferiority complex. Both are English career women, but Lizzie is married with four children. One day Frances falls in love with a Spaniard. He refuses to leave his wife, but Frances decides to have a baby anyway, moving to Spain to be a single mother. At which point Lizzie's life begins crumbling from envy. By the author of The Rector's Wife.
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Squatter and the don
Ruiz de Burton, María Amparo, 1832-1895.
PS2736.R53 S658 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Starcarbon : a meditation on love : a novel
Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
PS3557.I34258 S73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A romantic comedy which continues the saga of the Hand family. Olivia returns to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to explore the Indian half of her family history and resume a romance with her old boyfriend, Bobby, while her half-sister, Jessie, is stuck in New Orleans with a new baby and a rocky marriage.
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Summer crossing : a novel
Capote, Truman, 1924-
PS3505.A59 S86 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Seventeen-year-old Manhattan socialite Grady McNeil is free to pursue her illicit romance with Clyde Manzer, a parking lot attendant from Brooklyn, when her parents decide to leave her alone for the summer.
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Sunrise shows late : a novel
Mekler, Eva.
PS3563.E423 S86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Jewish woman in a post-World War II camp for displaced persons in Germany is torn between two men. She is Manya Gerson, a widow after a Communist resistance fighter in Poland who was shot by an anti-Jewish party member. She must choose between two suitors, a microbiologist with a job awaiting him in Paris and a Zionist adventurer smuggling guns to Palestine.
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Swimming in the volcano : a novel
Shacochis, Bob.
PS3569.H284 S94 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Winner of the American Book Award for his collection of stories Easy in the Islands and the Prix de Rome for The Next New World, Bob Shacochis returns to the islands with a first novel possessed of the same beauty as the places and people of the Caribbean." "The volcano at the heart of the island of St. Catherine has smoldered as ominously and impotently as its politics for years, but lately things seem to be heating up. Mitchell Wilson, an American expatriate and economist for the Ministry of Agriculture, becomes unwittingly embroiled in an internecine war between rival factions of the government. Into this potentially eruptive scene enters a woman, Johanna, whom Mitchell once loved and lost but who remains an enchanting and powerful temptation - one he will not resist." "At once a beguiling love story and a superbly sophisticated political novel about the fruits of imperialism in the twentieth century, Swimming in the Volcano is as brutally seductive a novel as the world it evokes. Triumphantly compassionate, and imbued with Shacochis's insight into human affairs that "ranks with the best of Conrad and Hemingway," here is a commanding performance by "one of the most talented young writers working in America today.""--BOOK JACKET.
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Take me home : a novel
Leung, Brian.
PS3612.E92 T35 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Adele 'Addie' Maine is returning to Dire, a Wyoming coal-mining town, forty years after the deadly events that nearly took her life and drove her away without a word to her husband. Years earlier: headed West to stay with her brother Tommy, a young and feisty Addie arrives in Wyoming having been convinced along the way that the Chinese who work alongside the white men in the small Wyoming town are half-man, half-beast-devious creatures to be wary of. When Tommy falters at homesteading, the siblings look to the coal mines and Addie comes into close contact with one Chinese man in particular, Wing Lee. The bond between the two is a mere spark at first, hampered by the reality for both that a friendship would be impossible, forbidden, even in a territory where almost everyone is an immigrant. Together, Addie and Wing harbor a secret. Ultimately Addie must protect Wing's life and fight for what she knows is right, but she still can't find the answers to life's most important questions. It's only as a much older woman, returning to Dire to bid farewell to a friend from decades ago, that Addie comes face-to-face with the man she's certain tried to kill her, and at last confronts the surprises and losses that await at the end of a difficult journey"--From publisher description.
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Tale of Genji : the Arthur Waley translation of Lady Murasaki's masterpiece
Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?
PL788.4.G4 E5 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic.
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Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler : Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third
Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917.
PJ5129.A2 F513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two novellas from the founder of modern Yiddish fiction, depicting smalltown Jewish life in 19th Century Russia. One novella, The Brief Travels of Benjamin the Third, describes the comical misadventures of a Quixote-Panza pair who set off to see the world outside their town.
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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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Tar baby
Morrison, Toni.
PS3563.O8749 T37 1981 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Winner of the 1978 National Book Critic's Circle Award for fiction. "Beautiful and satisfying . . . an unusually wise and large-spirited book . . . consistently picturesque, charged with startling images".--Baltimore Sun.
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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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There once lived a girl who seduced her sister's husband, and he hanged himself : love stories
Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila.
PG3485.E724 A2 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents a collection of short stories about one-night stands, office trysts, elopements, and serial infidelity.
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Thing around your neck
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
PR9387.9.A34354 T55 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.
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Thirteen moons : a novel
Frazier, Charles, 1950-
PS3556.R3599 T48 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At the age of twelve, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins a mysterious girl named Claire. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians, including a Cherokee Chief named Bear, he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that only desire trumps time.
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This is how you lose her
Díaz, Junot, 1968-
PS3554.I259 T48 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is a collection of stories that explores the power of love in all its forms, obssessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.
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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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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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Up at the villa
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
PR6025.A86 U6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wealthy young Englishwoman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the repercussions of whimsy.
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Vaporetto 13 : a novel
Girardi, Robert.
PS3557.I694 V3 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fantasy on an American banker working in Venice who meets a mysterious woman from another age. Under her influence he loses interest in material pursuit, abandons banking and acquires supernatural powers. But one day she has to leave.
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Villa incognito
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 V55 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
American MIAs choose to remain missing after the end of the Vietnam War, while four generations of women share a unique link to a mysterious figure from Japanese folklore.
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Villette
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
PR4167 .V5 2000 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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Waiting to exhale
McMillan, Terry.
PS3563.C3868 W35 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four African-American women console and support one another in a complex friendship that helps each of them face the middle of her life as a single woman.
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Washington Square
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .W3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the Washington Square area of New York City in the late nineteenth century, devastating betrayals by both her father and her lover leave shy and fragile Catherine Sloper permanently scarred.
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West of Venus
Troy, Judy, 1951-
PS3570.R68 W47 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story in Kansas between a waitress and a state trooper. She is Holly Parker, a divorcee involved in a miserable affair with a married man and worried by her son's brushes with delinquency. He is Gene Rollison who eats in her restaurant and he is available, but other women have an eye on him.
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When the sons of heaven meet the daughters of the earth : a novel
Eberstadt, Fernanda, 1960-
PS3555.B484 W48 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young painter's Faustian road to fame, thanks to the generosity of one of America's art patrons. The artist is Isaac Hooker and his benefactor is Dolly Geblers, heiress to a pharmaceutical fortune who believes art can right the world. Matters start deteriorating when her generosity leads to sex and Hooker begins to wonder if he hasn't sold his soul. A look at the New York art world. By the author of Isaac and His Devils.
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Where or when : a novel
Shreve, Anita.
PS3569.H7385 W47 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After three decades of being apart, Charles Callahan finds his first love Sian and they meet again and again knowning their meetings must end.
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Wide Sargasso Sea
Rhys, Jean.
PR6035.H96 W5 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life; accompanied by notes and criticism.
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Winter's tale
Helprin, Mark.
PS3558.E4775 W5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey.
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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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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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You can't go home agai
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 Y6 1940 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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You can't go home again
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 Y6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Novelist George Webber is driven from his hometown when his successful autobiographical novel infuriates the family and friends he has depicted in it.
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You don't love me yet
Lethem, Jonathan.
PS3562.E8544 Y68 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An employee at The Complaint Line who listens to anonymous callers air their random grievances, Lucinda Hoekke falls in love with one of her frequent callers, but her romance has unexpected complications for Lucinda and her fellow members of an alternative rock band.