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Genre: Coming of Age Novels

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177 titles found

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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 fee...
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Alice Adams
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .A42 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. It is against this dingy backdrop that Alice Adams seeks to distinguish herself. She goes to a dance in a used dress, which her mother attempts to renew by changing t...
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Allegra Maud Goldman
Konecky, Edith.
PS3561.O457 A79 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Anabasis : a journey to the interior : a novel
Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
PS3557.I34258 A78 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 5th Century BC Greece, a slave girl is apprenticed to a healer who has taught her to read and write. When the healer dies the girl, Auria, flees to the mountains where she meets up with other runaway slaves who are plotting rebellion. One of them is Meion whom she marries. By the autho...
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Anita and me
Syal, Meera.
PR9499.3.S975 A65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Punjabi girl describes life in an English coal town in the 1970s. The mines have closed, the men are laid off and it is the women who boss, they still having jobs in the ball bearings factory. As for the narrator, Meena Kumar, 9, she runs with a gang, lying, stealing, and has a crush on...
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Annie John
Kincaid, Jamaica.
PR9275.A583 K5634 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, il...
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Art fair
Lipsky, David, 1965-
PS3562.I627 A89 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A son-and-mother relationship in the art world. Richard Freeley leaves his divorced father and new wife in California to move in with his mother, a struggling painter in New York, to become her manager and escort. When forced to choose between a rich pretty girl and the mother, he chooses...
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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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Autobiography of a family photo : a novel
Woodson, Jacqueline.
PS3573.O64524 A94 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black girl's difficult growing up in New York. The family comprises an alcoholic father, a promiscuous mother, a brother who is a homosexual, a second brother who abuses women and a third who is illegitimate and has blue eyes. The saving grace is an idealistic sister. By the author of I...
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Bad vibes
Fuguet, Alberto.
PQ8098.16.U48 M313 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Translation of Mala onda (see HLAS 54:4049), Fuguet's first, controversial novel that follows 10 days in the life of an upper-class Chilean teenager at the time of the 1980 referendum on Pinochet's power. Excellent translation captures a youth culture of privilege, drugs, sex, and angst ...
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Bean trees : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 B44 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson,...
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Before women had wings
Fowler, Connie May.
PS3556.O8265 B44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A nine-year-old girl's harrowing account of abuse at the hands of her parents. Her name is Avocet Jackson, but her mother called her Bird, naming both her children after birds, "her logic being that if we were named for something with wings then maybe we'd be able to fly above the shit in...
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Ben, in the world : the sequel to The fifth child
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
PR6023.E833 B4 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris.
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Black girl in Paris : a novel
Youngblood, Shay.
PS3575.O8685 B58 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Eden, a young African American woman, has come to Paris to write and takes a number of jobs to make ends meet.
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Black swan green : a novel
Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
PR6063.I785 B58 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A meditative novel of a young boy on the cusp of adulthood follows a single year in the life of thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he grows up in what is for him the sleepiest village in Worcestershire, England, in 1982.
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Bless me, Ultima
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 B58 1972 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ultima is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, and she joins Antonio Marez's family when he is six years old, teaching him the magical secrets of the pagan past.
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Blood of my blood
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.
PS3535.A845 B48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pulitzer-Prize winner Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's "lost" autobiographical first novel is a portrait of an emerging young artist nearly ruined both by egotism and being alternately pushed and spoiled by her mother.
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Bluestown
Becker, Geoffrey, 1959-
PS3552.E2553 B58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on a father-and-son relationship in the world of rock and roll, narrated by the son. They were supposed to do things together, instead the father, a guitarist, abandoned him, though he did leave some money. Seven years later he shows up to do things again. The son is willing, but ...
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Bodega dreams
Quiñonez, Ernesto.
PS3567.U3618 L3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The word is out in Spanish Harlem: Willy Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty--and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Bodega turns to Chino, a smart, pr...
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Body & soul
Conroy, Frank, 1936-2005.
PS3553.O5196 B63 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As A Boy, Claude Rawlings looks up through the grated window of his basement apartment to watch the world go by. Poor, lonely, supported by a taxi-driver mother whose eccentricities spin more and more out of control, he faces the terrible task of growing up on the margins of life, destine...
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Boy who went away
Gottlieb, Eli, 1956-
PS3557.O8313 B68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1960s New Jersey, a family battles to prevent the state from taking away their retarded son. The story is told through the eyes of Denny, the retarded boy's brother. He describes how the father retreats into alcoholism and the mother into an affair.
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Boys on the rock
Fox, John, 1952-
PS3556.O934 B6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Boy's own story
White, Edmund, 1940-
PS3573.H463 B6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Buddha of suburbia
Kureishi, Hanif.
PR6061.U68 B8 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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By sorrow's river : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B9 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Raising her young son, Monty, Tasmin Berrybender hopes to turn him into an English gentleman despite his life on the trail toward Santa Fe, an endeavor that is compromised by painful occurrences in the lives of Tasmin's husband and father.
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Casa en Mango Street
Cisneros, Sandra.
PS3553.I78 H618 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Frustrated by a life in the slums of Chicago, Esperanza tries to escape her neighborhood and invent her own future.
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Child of my heart
McDermott, Alice.
PS3563.C355 C49 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A teenage girl, raised on the east end of Long Island among the country estates of the rich, reflects on her understanding of human nature during a seemingly idyllic summer spent with her eight-year-old cousin Daisy.
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City below
Carroll, James, 1943-
PS3553.A764 C58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two Irish brothers in Boston, chronicling their separate paths as they grow older. Terry Doyle is drawn to the glow of Kennedy's Camelot, Nick to organized crime. Each struggles to bend the city to his will and break free of family ties. Told against a background of ethnic an...
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City boy : the adventures of Herbie Bookbinder : a novel
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
PS3545.O98 C5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel.
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Coin locker babies
Murakami, Ryū, 1952-
PL856.U696 K613 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two babies abandoned in a locker at a railroad station. They grow up to represent the darker side of Japanese youth, lacking tradition and religion. One brother becomes a male prostitute, then a rock star, the other goes to jail and becomes involved in a plot to poison Tokyo....
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Cold Sassy tree
Burns, Olive Ann.
PS3552.U73248 C6 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Olive Ann Burns's enormously popular bestseller has warmed the hearts of readers since its original publication by Houghton Mifflin in 1984. Now Houghton celebrates its return to our house with a gorgeous new paperback edition. Set in the fictional town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, at the beg...
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Comforters
Spark, Muriel.
PR6037.P29 C6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Coming of the night : a novel
Rechy, John.
PS3568.E28 C66 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the golden age of homosexuality, after it became an accepted state and before aids put a dampener. The action follows for one day a variety of gays in 1981 Los Angeles, including an old man envious of the freedom enjoyed by the younger generation. By the author of City of Night...
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Coming to birth
Macgoye, Marjorie Oludhe.
PR9381.9.M19 C6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Macgoye interweaves the story of one young woman's tumultuous coming of age with the history of a nation emerging from colonialism." "At the age of sixteen, Paulina leaves her small, traditional Luo village in western Kenya to join her new husband, Martin Were, in the bustling, multitrib...
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Commissariat of enlightenment
Kalfus, Ken.
PS3561.A416524 C66 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joining the media circus that attends the deathbed of Tolstoy in 1910, ambitious cinematographer Nikolai Gribshin hopes to capture Tolstoy's death on film and encounters the scientist Vorobev and revolutionist Joseph Stalin.
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Compass error : a novel
Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006.
PR6052.E3112 C66 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Confessions of a mask / by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Meredith Weatherb
Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
PL833.I7 K313 1958 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A classic of modern Japanese fiction. It is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima's protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in a polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of pr...
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Crossing
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
PS3563.C337 C7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1930s, two teenage brothers whose ranch in New Mexico was raided by bandits, cross into Mexico to search for stolen horses. The novel follows them through the revolution-torn countryside, meeting soldiers, peasants, priests and thieves, all proffering advice. By the author of All t...
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Crossing
Martínez, Manuel Luis.
PS3563.A73339 C76 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young man's harrowing journey from Mexico to the United States. He is tricked by a smuggler and faces death with others in a locked boxcar. The story is based on real events.
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David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4558 .A1 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Charles Dickens's classic story of orphan David Copperfield growing up in nineteenth-century England.
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Dear future
D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
PR9320.9.D34 D43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family's life in a socialist republic in the Caribbean. The father absconds, the mother and three children emigrate to England, two sons stay behind. One of the latter is hit on the head and becomes a visionary, and might win the draughts championship. The story is told against the back...
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Dearly beloved
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.
BD435 .L52 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Death in the family
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
PS3501.G35 D43 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tragedy of Jay Follet's sudden death destroys his family's secure and loving world.
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Dragon can't dance : a novel
Lovelace, Earl, 1935-
PR9272.9.L6 D72 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Trinidad the martial arts dancer, Aldrick Prospect, fights the commercialization of the Mardi Gras carnival. Sick to see the country's traditions destroyed-- warrior contests have been replaced by games for tourists-- he joins a coup d'etat, serves a stint in jail and never dances agai...
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Dreams of my Russian summers
Makine, Andreï, 1957-
PQ2673.A38416 T4713 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Frenchwoman's account of Russia before and after the 1917 revolution. She is Charlotte who came as a nurse in World War I and married a Russian lawyer. The story is told by her grandson who listened to her tales, fascinated by her power of observation.
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Educating Waverley
Kalpakian, Laura.
PS3561.A4168 E38 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young woman arrives at the Temple School on Isadora Island to begin classes in 1939, and with Europe on the brink of war, she struggles to survive in a new environment while the whole world seems to be slipping into insanity.
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Eldorado in East Harlem
Rodriguez, Victor, 1944-
PS3568.O34885 E34 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Rene, all of seventeen and street-wise, is about to give up on the American Dream. Petty crimes, running drugs and ghetto adventures bring him and his gang closer to an illusory Eldorado. But soon, his daydreams of limousines, fine clothes and finer women turn into a living nightmare that...
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Election : a novel
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
PS3566.E6948 E43 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A high-school presidential election, contested by a hunky football hero and a sex bomb. The novel describes the intrigues of the students and the teachers on behalf of the candidates. By the author of The Wishbones.
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Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.
PR3316.A4 E8 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Everything is illuminated : a novel
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
PS3606.O38 E84 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a young writer as he travels to Eastern Europe on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.
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Famished road
Okri, Ben.
PR9387.9.O394 F3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit child, who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death. The life he foresees for himself and the tale he tells is full of sadness and tragedy, but inexplicably he is born with a smile on his face. Nearly called back to the la...
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Fanny : being the true history of the adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones : a novel
Jong, Erica.
PS3560.O56 F3 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Left as an infant on the doorstep of a grand English estate, Fanny is raised to young womanhood by Lord and Lady Bellars. A beautiful woman with a taste for literature, Fanny is ambitious to become the epic poet of her age - but her plans are dashed after she is ravished by her libertine...
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Flamethrowers : a novel
Kushner, Rachel.
PS3611.U7386 F57 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The year is 1975 and Reno--so-called because of the place of her birth--has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world--artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, ...
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Flight of the maidens
Gardam, Jane.
PR6057.A623 F57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The Flight of the Maidens" is an award-winning novelist's captivating look at postwar England and a summer that changes the lives of three schoolgirls on the brink of womanhood and a new world. An award-winning novelist's captivating look at postwar England & a summer that changes the li...
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Flutie : a novel
Glancy, Diane.
PS3557.L294 F58 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indian girl overcomes poverty and despair to make something of herself. Suffering from a speech impediment, lacking parental guidance, Flutie nevertheless makes it to college, and hope. By the author of The West Pole.
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Funny boy : a novel
Selvadurai, Shyam, 1965-
PR9440.9.S42 F86 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The comic tale of growing up gay in Sri Lanka. The protagonist is Arjie, a member of a wealthy family who is considered funny because he likes to wear saris, play with girls, and hates sports. A look at homosexuality in the Orient and life in an extended family. The author is a Sri Lankan...
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Goldfinch
Tartt, Donna.
PS3570.A657 G65 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Great expectations
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4560 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching ...
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Green
Sherwood, Frances, 1940-
PS3569.H454 G74 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl's unsuccessful attempt to be different. She is Zoe who shuns the morality of her Mormon religion to have an affair with a married man, after which she becomes a beatnik. She meets an Indian and marries him, but life close to nature is not what she expected and she returns to her mo...
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Happy days, Uncle Sergio
García Ramis, Magali, 1946-
PQ7440.G28 F4513 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The effect on a Puerto Rican family, which is without a man in the house, of a visit by an uncle from New York. For the first time the conversation rises above the mundane. The novel is narrated by a girl who describes the joy of having her horizons widened.
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Heart is a lonely hunter
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
PS3525.A1772 H4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When she was only twenty-three, Carson McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. She was very special, one of America's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isol...
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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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Hey, Joe : a novel
Neihart, Ben, 1965-
PS3564.E296 H49 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New Orleans, a night on the town for Joe, 16, for whom making out has always gone pretty easily. "It was something he loved to do. Girls or boys, just lie down and kiss." On this night matters go beyond kissing and Joe becomes a full-fledged homosexual.
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Hide
Unsworth, Barry, 1930-
PR6071.N8 H53 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of intrigue in an English country estate. The protagonist is Simon who lives there with his sister and whose pastime is spying on a woman neighbor as she is undressing. Simon's problems begin with the arrival of a new gardener who also has a penchant for spying. By the author of M...
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History of Pendennis : his fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5616.A2 S87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Holy book of the beard
Brenna, Duff.
PS3552.R377 H65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a young rebel. He is Jasper John, 23, of Colorado who gives up college to go to California on his motorcycle. In San Diego, he becomes involved with a group of literary eccentrics who hang out in a diner, which leads to a writing career of sorts.
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Holy spirit of my uncle's cojones : a novel
Villatoro, Marcos McPeek.
PS3572.I386 H65 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Tony of Appalachia attempts suicide, rather than hire an expensive psychiatrist, his mother sends him to San Francisco to stay with his macho, drug-dealing Uncle Jack. Many adventures and a woman later, Tony gains a zest for living.
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Hope Mills : a novel
Pierce, Constance.
PS3566.I3817 H67 1997x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For Tollie Ramsey of Hope Mills, a stifling mill town in 1950s North Carolina, life is coming apart. Her mother is contemplating suicide, her stepfather is drinking, and Tollie, 15, has just learned she is pregnant by a soldier. How Tollie gets out of her predicament is the subject of the...
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Horseman, pass by
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 H6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Lonnie grows up caught in the middle of his beloved grandfather Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman dedicated to the values of honesty and decency, and Hud, Homer's unscrupulous stepson.
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House on Alexandrine
Dobyns, Stephen, 1941-
PS3554.O2 H68 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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How the García girls lost their accents
Alvarez, Julia.
PS3551.L845 H66 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they ha...
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Hummingbird's daughter : a novel
Urrea, Luis Alberto.
PS3571.R74 H86 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.
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I am Charlotte Simmons
Wolfe, Tom.
PS3573.O526 I13 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At Dupont University, an innocent college freshman named Charlotte Simmons learns that her intellect alone will not help her survive.
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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, ...
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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...
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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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Jasmine nights
Somtow, S. P.
PS3569.U23 J37 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The setting is Thailand and the protagonists are two boys, one Thai, the other African-American. The novel traces their relationship, which is a meeting of East and West. By a Thai-born writer, author of Vampire Junction.
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Keeper of sheep
Carpenter, William.
PS3553.A7622 K44 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 20-year-old college girl stands up to a Cape Cod community to prevent the expulsion of an aids patient she is looking after. A debut in prose fiction for a poet, author of The Hours of Morning.
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Larry's party
Shields, Carol.
PR9199.3.S514 L37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on the rise of a nobody. It happens to Larry Weller, a Winnipeg floral designer who goes for his honeymoon to England. The couple visit Hampton Court with its shrubs and Weller discovers his vocation, becoming a famous maize builder.
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Last comes the egg : a novel
Duffy, Bruce.
PS3554.U31917 L37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 1960s road trip across the South in a stolen car by three teenage boys, two whites and one black. The hero is Frank Dougherty, derailed by the death of his mother and a father who takes up with another woman. A coming-of-age tale.
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Last samurai
Dewitt, Helen, 1957-
PS3554.E92945 S48 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sibylla and her prodigy son Ludo love Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, and this film prompts Ludo to try to find his father.
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Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4563.A2 I54 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Life without water : a novel
Peacock, Nancy.
PS3566.E153 L54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Life among the hippies in the 1960, narrated by the daughter of one of them. Cedar was four when her mother left her father. They moved into a commune, the mother got pregnant, then her boyfriend took up with another woman and got her pregnant. She left him, he asked to be taken back by m...
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Lightning song
Nordan, Lewis.
PS3564.O55 L54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on an oddball Southern family living on a llama farm. The hero is Leroy Dearman, 12, whose life changes with the arrival of an uncle, a city slicker who reads porno magazines and seduces Leroy's mother. That gives Leroy ideas regarding a comely majorette. By the author of Sharpsho...
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Little friend
Tartt, Donna.
PS3570.A657 L58 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Robin, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find Robin's murderer and exact her revenge.
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Lives of girls and women
Munro, Alice.
PR9199.3.M8 L58 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life.
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Locas
Murray, Yxta Maya.
PS3563.U832 L63 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The divergent paths of two girls in the Chicano gang world of Los Angeles. Cecilia is the sister of a gang leader and Lucia is his girlfriend. The girlfriend uses the connection to form a gang of her own, while the sister decides she has not the stomach for robbing old women, and gives up...
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Lord of the flies : a novel
Golding, William, 1911-
PR6013.O35 L6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
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Luna's California poppies
Villanueva, Alma, 1944-
PS3572.I354 L86 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In Luna's California Poppies a young girl tries to come to terms with an unstable family situation and a harsh environment. Taking the form of a diary, the novel is exceptional in the way it vividly captures a street-wise twelve-year-old's voice. Luna is angry, despairing, joyful, aggres...
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M.C. Higgins, the great
Hamilton, Virginia.
PZ7.H1828 Mac 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
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Madeleine is sleeping
Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien.
PS3602.Y58 M33 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a girl falls into a deep sleep, the borders of her real life in a French village and a mysterious fantasy world disappear.
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Magic mountain
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
PT2625.A44 Z32 1992b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mansfield Park
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .M3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mansfield Park is a study of three families-the Bertrams, the Crawfords, and the Prices-with the isolated figure of the heroine, Fanny Price, at its center. Fanny's quiet passivity, her steadfast loyalty and love for the son of the family who regard her as the poor relation, and who have ...
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Martin Eden
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
PS3523.O46 M3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Meaning of consuelo
Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-
PS3565.R7737 M43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A Puerto Rican girl coming of age in the 1950s struggles to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture."
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Metroland
Barnes, Julian.
PR6052.A6657 M47 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up in the sixties, Chris and Toni, face the sexual longings of adolescence, find adulthood in Paris, and return home to join adult society.
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Microserfs
Coupland, Douglas.
PS3553.O855 M53 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Young people working for Microsoft decide to make a bid for freedom by founding their own software company. The novel--narrated as an online journal by danielu@microsoft.com--describes the ups and downs of raising money for a new business. By the author of Generation X.
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Middlemarch
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
PR4662 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrait of 19th century English provincial life focusing on Dorothea Brooks and her two marriages, Dr. Lydgate, and the Vincy family.
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Miguel Street
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 M5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bogart the bigamist, B. Wordsworth the poet, and Morgan the pyrotechnist are among the poor inhabitants of Miguel Street seen through the eyes of a fatherless boy growing up in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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Mona in the promised land
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American.
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Monkey secret
Glancy, Diane.
PS3557.L294 M66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Moviegoer
Percy, Walker, 1916-
PS3566.E6912 M68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kate's desperate struggle to maintain her sanity forces her cousin Binx to relinquish his dreamworld.
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My name is Asher Lev
Potok, Chaim.
PS3566.O69 M9 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else.
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Namako : sea cucumber : a novel
Watanabe McFerrin, Linda, 1953-
PS3573.A7987 N3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An American couple move to Japan, ostensibly to be near the wife's mother, in fact to save their marriage after his infidelity. He is Scottish, she is half-Japanese and they have four children. The story is narrated by the eldest, Ellen, 10.
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Namesake
Lahiri, Jhumpa.
PS3562.A316 N36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When his Indian immigrant parents give him an odd name, a boy must struggle towards manhood suffering the burdens of this name as well as the conflicting loyalties of his heritage.
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Native son
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
PS3545.R815 N25 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of pani...
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Nicholas Nickleby
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4565 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When his father suddenly dies, Nicholas Nickleby is sent by his uncle to Dotheboys Hall to work as a teacher, but when Nicholas discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, maliciously bullies the students, he must decide whether to stay, or leave and allow his uncle to cut off suppor...
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No laughter here
Williams-Garcia, Rita.
PZ7.W6713 No 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Queens, New York, ten-year-old Akilah is determined to find out why her closest friend, Victoria, is silent and withdrawn after returning from a trip to her homeland, Nigeria.
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Not without laughter
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
PS3515.U274 N6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Depicts a Black family's attempts to deal with life in a small Kansas town.
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NW
Smith, Zadie.
PR6069.M59 N84 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Four Londoners--Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan--try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide ...
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O lost : a story of the buried life
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 O18 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The editing of Thomas Wolfe's first novel, originally titled "O Lost," has been the subject of literary argument since its 1929 publication in abridged form as Look Homeward, Angel. This powerful coming-of-age novel tells the rich story of Eugene Gant, a young North Carolina man who long...
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October suite : a novel
Clair, Maxine, 1939-
PS3553.L2225 O29 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After October Brown has given birth to the child conceived with a married lover who deserted her, she gives the baby away to her older sister and only later, back in Kansas City, realizes what she has done.
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Of human bondage
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
PR6025.O86 O4 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young man struggling for self-realization, Philip Carey becomes caught in a destructive love affair with a waitress, in a novel about sexual obsession, self-discovery, and the complexities of human relationships.
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Old Goriot
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
PQ2168 .A31 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a father blindly devoted to an undeserving daughter.
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Paper wings
Swick, Marly A., 1949-
PS3569.W467 P36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Suzanne, 12, tells the story of her moody mother--alternating between vivacity and depression--and describes the effect this has on the family and the neighbors. Depressed by President Kennedy's assassination, the mother takes Suzanne on a car trip, a journey that draws them together.
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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 h...
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Path to the nest of spiders
Calvino, Italo.
PQ4809.A45 S413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .P424 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Originally published in 1916. Twelve-year-old Penrod Schofield and his friend Sam get into a mountain of mischief in pre-World War I America, including adventures involving an abandoned horse, a rough initiation into a club, a snake made of socks, and two neighbor African-American boys.
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Peppered moth
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 P4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Faro Gaulden visits Breaseborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, she wonders what her life would have been like had her grandmother not left there as a young girl. As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself, not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to ...
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Pocho
Villarreal, José Antonio.
PS3572.I37 P6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"During the Depression-era in California, Richard, a young Mexican American, experiences a conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new ideas."
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Polite society
Sumner, Melanie.
PS3569.U46 P6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The follies of a Peace Corps woman in Africa. She is Louise Daren Parkman, an unemployed lady from Tennessee who gets herself a job teaching English in Senegal, knowing little of either. A tragicomic tale of incompetence, cultural conflicts and interracial romancing.
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Portnoy's complaint
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 P67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Philip Roth's bestselling novel, which takes the form of a monologue featuring the confession of a comic character who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet at the same time held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.
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Portrait of the artist as a young man
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
PR6019.O9 P63 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce published in book form in 1916, depicting the early years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce.
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Postcards from no man's land
Chambers, Aidan.
PZ7.C3557 Po 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Alternates between two stories--contemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers's attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation...
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Process : a novel
Boyle, Kay, 1902-
PS3503.O9357 P75 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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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, th...
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Quicksand
Larsen, Nella.
PS3523.A7225 Q55 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Born to an indifferent white mother and an absent black father, and scorned for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark,...
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Reading in the dark
Deane, Seamus, 1940-
PR6054.E22 R43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy's coming of age in 1950s Northern Ireland amid the fear of the present and the ghosts of the past. It turns out his paternal uncle did not just die, but was executed as an informer. Not only that, the man who ordered the execution was his maternal grandfather. There's more, the uncl...
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923.
PS3302 .R5 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Rebel powers
Bausch, Richard, 1945-
PS3552.A846 R43 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sarah leaves her family to search for her biological mother, only to have her kidnap "her" grandchild.
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Reivers, a reminiscenc
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 R38 1962 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Requiem for Harlem
Roth, Henry.
PS3535.O787 M47 1994 vol. 4 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young intellectual stoops to being a kept man in his effort to climb from the slums. Ira Stigman, 21, a college student leaves his family home in 1920s Harlem to move in with Edith Welles, a literature professor. In return, he cares for her when she has an abortion from another affair.
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Rule of the bone : a novel
Banks, Russell, 1940-
PS3552.A49 R85 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The education of Chappie Dorset, 14, thrown out of the house by his mother for stealing from her to buy pot. He drifts from gang to gang and ends up in Jamaica where he meets his drug-dealing father. A voyage of discovery at the end of which he decides to "get my shit together for the fut...
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Saskiad
Hall, Brian, 1959-
PS3558.A363 S27 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a girl with a highly developed sense of fantasy. She is Saskia, 12, who lives on a farm in New York State. She has built around her a world in which such historic figures as Odysseus and Marco Polo actually exist. Yet she is still capable of performing the day-to-day chores o...
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Saving Grace
Smith, Lee, 1944-
PS3569.M5376 S28 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The confession of a preacher's daughter. Turned off religion early in life, Florida Grace Shepherd marries at the first opportunity, only to "backslide" into adultery. By the time she is 33, she feels an old bag. But one day Grace discovers she has her father's gift for giving meaning to ...
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Scarlet and black
Stendhal, 1783-1842.
PQ2435.R7 E5 1991b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Secrets
Farah, Nuruddin, 1945-
PR9396.9.F3 S4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On her return to Somalia from America, Sholoongo informs her childhood friend, Kalaman, she wants a child by him. As he considers her proposal, Kalaman receives chilling news, Sholoongo was in America to perfect her skills as a witch.
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Seven league boots : a novel
Murray, Albert.
PS3563.U764 S48 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black musician's portrait of 1920s America. He is Schoolboy, a bass player so named because he has a college degree, and as he plucks and bows his way across the country with a famous jazz band, he gives the reader a picture of an era. Subsequently he goes to Europe, the experience prov...
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Shadow catcher
Szczypiorski, Andrzej.
PG7178.Z3 Z3813 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy's coming of age in Poland on the eve of World War II. He is Krzys, the son of a wealthy family and as he vacations in a country manor of friends he attempts a romance with their niece. An atmosphere of doom hangs over the place, the war about to destroy the class to which the protag...
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Shelter
Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-
PS3566.H479 S48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While camping in the Appalachians in West Virginia, four girl guides meet a group of hillbillies and what follows is a tale heavy with sex and menace, ending in violent drama. On the surface, a confrontation between evil and innocence, except that as the story progresses the girls turn ou...
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Sin killer : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 S56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up." "Accompanied by a large and varied collection of retainers, Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned thei...
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Sky so close
Khuḍayrī, Batūl.
PJ7842 .H68513 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Evocative and exquisite, A Sky So Close was first published to controversy in the Middle East. Now in English, it has received wide acclaim as a haunting coming-of-age tale that plunges into the heart of the cultural clash between East and West.

It is a story narrated by an unnamed girl...

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Sleeping beauties
Moore, Susanna.
PS3563.O667 S57 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Clio, a thirteen-year-old runaway shows up at her aunt Emma's house in Honolulu, her aunt helps her to understand the secrets and entanglements of island life and of her family.
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So big
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.
PS3511.E46 S6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Soldier of the great war
Helprin, Mark.
PS3558.E4775 S65 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Roman student is torn from his carefree life when World War I breaks out, and fifty years later, recounts the triumphs and tragedies of his existence to an illiterate factory worker.
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Someone
McDermott, Alice.
PS3563.C355 S66 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sons and lovers
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
PR6023.A93 S6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sons and Lovers is one of the landmark novels of the twentieth century. It was immediately recognized as the first great modern restatement of the oedipal drama when it appeared in 1913 and is widely considered the major work of D.H. Lawrence's early period. This intensely autobiographica...
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Sophie's choice
Styron, William, 1925-
PS3569.T9 S67 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three friends, Stingo, a twenty-two-year-old writer; Sophie, a survivor of the Nazi camps; and Nathan, her mercurial lover, share magical, heart-warming times until doom overtakes them as Sophie's and Nathan's darkest secrets are revealed.
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Spies : a novel
Frayn, Michael.
PR6056.R3 S65 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a long-forgotten scent forces Stephen Wheatley to confront his past, he starts to remember a troubling childhood summer in wartime London where an imaginative child's game of playing spies wreaked havoc upon innocent lives.
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Student of weather
Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-
PR9199.3.H3676 S78 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Maurice Dove is a visitor to the Saskatchewan farm of widower Ernest Hardy. The relationship he forms with Hardy's daughters gives rise to an act of betrayal that throws into relief the deep-rooted enmity between them. Norma Joyce's life, from the time she is eight, is fuelled by her obs...
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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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Swann's way
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 D83 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator interrupts reminiscences about his childhood spent in the late-nineteenth-century France to recall the affair which a friend of the family carries on with young Odette de Crecy.
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Taps : a novel
Morris, Willie.
PS3563.O8745 T36 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixteen-year-old Swayze Barksdale comes of age in the southern town of Fisk's Landing in the summer of 1951, his life defined by the Korean War raging overseas, and his job of playing "Taps" at the funerals of the town's fallen soldiers.
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Tent of orange mist : a novel
West, Paul, 1930-
PS3573.E8247 T46 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Nanking, after its capture by the Japanese, a scholar's villa is turned into a brothel and his daughter forced into prostitution. The novel follows her relationship with the local commander whose ambition, until he is killed by her father, is to turn her into a perfect Japanese geisha....
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Them
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 T48 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums.
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Theophilus North
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
PS3545.I345 T5 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The last of Wilder's works published during his lifetime, this novel is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of his twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his car b...
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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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Toby's lie : a novel
Vilmure, Daniel.
PS3572.I39 T63 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The protagonist is Toby Sligh, a senior at a Jesuit high school in Tampa who wants only to dance with his boyfriend at the prom. He is sidetracked by having to look after a priest dying from aids. By the author of Life in the Land of the Living.
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Tortuga : a novel
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 T6 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Tortuga : a novel
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 T67 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sixteen-year-old boy, nicknamed after the mountain Tortuga because he is encased in a full-body cast, embarks on a journey of spiritual and physical recovery in a hospital for crippled children after being paralyzed in a swimming accident.
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Turmoil
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .T75 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A novel in the tradition of those of Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis, The Turmoil is set in what was once a small, quiet city - never named but closely resembling the author's hometown of Indianapolis - that has been rapidly transformed into a bustling, money-making nest of competit...
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Villages
Updike, John.
PS3571.P4 V55 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Hasskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls,...
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Visitation of spirits : a novel
Kenan, Randall.
PS3561.E4228 V5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Voyage out
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 V68 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Published in 1915, The Voyage Out, Woolf's first novel, clearly lays bare the poetic style that is the signature of her later fiction. Here she tells the story of Rachel Vinrace, a motherless young woman who embarks on a sea voyage to South America and falls in love with an aspiring writ...
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Walk two moons
Creech, Sharon.
PZ7.C8615 Wal 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
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Wandering hill : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 W36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Continuing up the Missouri River with her wealthy English clan, Tasmin Berrybender, on the verge of motherhood and living with elusive Native American Jim Snow, witnesses her father's deterioration in the wake of her family's rise in power.
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War trail north
Conley, Robert J.
PS3553.O494 W28 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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What girls learn : a novel
Cook, Karin, 1969-
PS3553.O55385 W48 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
What Girls Learn takes readers on an intimate and haunting journey into the landscape of girlhood and the complex terrain of the family. Wise, bittersweet, and above all intensely human, this astonishingly powerful novel enchants readers with its humor and insight even as it breaks their ...
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What Maisie knew
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .W4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel
Moore, Lorrie.
PS3563.O6225 W58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Berie Carr, an American woman visiting Paris with her husband, summons up for us a summer in 1972 when she was fifteen, living in upstate New York and working as a ticket taker at Storyland, an amusement park where her beautiful best friend, Sils, was Cinderella in a papier-mache pumpkin...
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Wild ginger
Min, Anchee, 1957-
PS3563.I4614 W35 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The beautiful, iron-willed Wild Ginger is only in elementary school when we first meet her, but already she has been singled out by the Red Guards for her "foreign-colored eyes." Her classmate Maple is also a target of persecution. It is through the quieter, more skeptical Maple, a less t...
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Windy McPherson's son
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.
PS3501.N4 W49 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Winging it : a tale of turning thirty
Tippens, Elizabeth.
PS3570.I59 W56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nine stories on the amorous adventures of Faith, a New York woman in her twenties as she goes through her men, starting or ending romances.
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Within a budding grove
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 A97313 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann's Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become in...
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Witness
Saer, Juan José, 1937-
PQ7797.S22435 E5813 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability