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116 titles found

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1305 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mischievous youth encounters a runaway slave and together they travel down the Mississippi in search of adventure, in the classic novel accompanied by essays by Van Wyck Brooks and Carl Van Doren.
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relates the experiences of Tom and his friends in a 19th century Mississippi town.
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Allegra Maud Goldman
Konecky, Edith.
PS3561.O457 A79 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Amnesia in a Republican county : a novel
Soto, Gary.
PS3569.O72 A83 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Angel strings : a novel
Eberle, Gary.
PS3555.B47 A8 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joe Findlay, a washed out rock-and-roll guitarist gives a ride to Violet Tansy, who is hitchhiking with her baby. Right away strange things happen. Joe composes a song and hears it played on the radio where it is a hit. Who is this Violet, an angel? A tale of music and miracles.
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Animal acts : a novel
Lerman, Rhoda.
PS3562.E68 A82 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Steven and Linda Morris have an ideal marriage: intimate, open, collegial, comfortable. They have known each other as lovers and friends long enough to raise three children, to settle boundaries, to accumulate things. Steven has fallen asleep with The New Yorker rising and falling on the ...
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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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Anything but love
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo, 1949-
PS3566.E69138 A84 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Aztec love god
Diaz, Tony, 1968-
PS3554.I2594 A9 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a Mexican-American standup comedian whose specialty is making fun of ethnic stereotypes. He is Tiofilo Duartes and the novel describes how--to survive--he is forced to stoop to this form of comedy.
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Barney's version : a novel
Richler, Mordecai, 1931-2001.
PR9199.3.R5 B37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Told in the first person, Barney's Version gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky - whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and...
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Beaming Sonny home
Pelletier, Cathie.
PS3566.E42 B43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tragicomedy on a lovesick man who kidnaps two women to get his ex-wife's attention. Sonny, 36, holds them in a trailer while giving interviews to CNN, the event having become something of a media circus. The novel looks at the impact on a town and on the kidnaper's family, glued to the ...
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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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Bebe's by golly wow
Joe, Yolanda.
PS3560.O242 B4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Chicago, a black fireman who has been abandoned by his wife falls in love with a black banker. But the fireman's daughter, Dash, 13, is not interested in a second mother and sparks fly.
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Black no more : being an account of the strange and wonderful workings of science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940
Schuyler, George Samuel, 1895-
PS3537.C76 B56 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Breakfast at Tiffany's : a short novel and three stories
Capote, Truman, 1924-
PS3505.A59 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City is accompanied by "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory"
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Breast
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 B7 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reminiscent of Kafka's Metamorphosis, The Breast features Professor David Kepesh who wakes up to find himself transformed, not into a large beetle, but into a 155-pound female breast.
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Bridget Jones : the edge of reason
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
PR6056.I4588 B76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bridget ensconced in an up and down relationship with Mark Darcy, whom she finally decided to give a chance at the end of the first book. Bridget's best Singleton pals Jude and Shaz are on hand to dispense advice about men and relationships culled from the pages of GETTING THE LOVE YOU WA...
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Bridget Jones's diary : a novel
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
PR6056.I4588 B75 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on an Englishwoman's quest for self-improvement. Single and thirty-something Bridget diets, keeps tabs on her tobacco and alcohol consumption, visits the gym regularly, yet she still has problems finding the right man. A debut in fiction.
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Bulgari connection : a novel
Weldon, Fay.
PR6073.E374 B85 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Millionaire Barley Salt has recently married Doris Dubois, the famous host of TV's Artsworld Extra, but he hasn't quite reckoned with the fury of his ex-wife, Grace McNab Salt." -- Jacket.
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Cat's cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt.
PS3543.O585 C3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at...
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Chromos
Alfau, Felipe, 1902-
PS3501.L45 C47 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Circle : a novel
Eggers, Dave.
PS3605.G48 C57 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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City boy : the adventures of Herbie Bookbinder : a novel
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
PS3545.O98 C5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel.
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Clairvoyant
Thurm, Marian.
PS3570.H83 C57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Katha Randall meets the clairvoyant, Victor Mackenzie, during a fortune-telling seance in New York and they are immediately attracted to each other. But love between them is not easy, she unsettled by knowing he can tell her innermost thoughts, he not sure where his heart will take him, b...
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Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989.
PR6013.I24 C6 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed
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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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Coming soon!!! : a narrative
Barth, John, 1930-
PS3552.A75 C6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In a novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth, the dean of postmodern fiction, spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing." "Barth's first novel in ten years, Coming So...
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Cunning man : a novel
Davies, Robertson, 1913-
PR9199.3.D3 C86 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a doctor practicing holistic healing. It chronicles his youth, including an incident in the Canadian bush where his life was saved by an Indian shaman, and describes his World War II years in the course of which he decided to practice holistic medicine. A...
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Diary of a lost boy : a novel
Kondoleon, Harry.
PS3561.O456 D5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Part screwball comedy, part (screwball) tragedy - a brilliantly original novel about love and marriage, gay and straight, in the age of AIDS. At the center, Hector Diaz - seen everywhere around New York, glamorous, in the know, streetwise. He is also HIV-positive and in clinical trials. H...
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Diary of Adam and Eve : and other Adamic stories
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1309 .2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Written in diary form, this is an ingenious, witty and ultimately delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation with many a grain of truth for today's gender disputes.
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Double death of Quincas Water-Bray
Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001.
PQ9697.A647 M613 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Along with The Discovery of America by the Turks, two masterworks by the greatest Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century, published for the centennial of his birth. Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Qui...
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Dream of fair to middling women
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-
PR6003.E282 D74 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Belacqua's love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and the Alba.
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Emma
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .E5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her "duty"--To arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, "...
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Error of our ways : a novel
Carkeet, David.
PS3553.A688 E77 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on the theme that misfortune never comes singly. The hero is Ben Hudnut of St. Louis, a happy man for whom everything is going well, until--all at once--his secretary absconds with a quarter million dollars, a decade-old extra-marital affair returns to haunt him and he learns his...
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Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.
PR3316.A4 E8 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Everything is illuminated : a novel
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
PS3606.O38 E84 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a young writer as he travels to Eastern Europe on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.
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Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
PS3563.O594 F58 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic m...
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Four hands
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, 1949-
PQ7298.3.A58 C8313 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Good faith
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 G66 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Emerging from an ugly divorce in the early 1980s, real estate salesman Joe Stratford is reluctant to join his friend Marcus in a get-rich-quick scheme and wonders about the advances of a free-spirited married woman.
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Gunga Din highway : a novel
Chin, Frank, 1940-
PS3553.H4897 G86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Chinese-American family saga featuring the Kwans of Los Angeles. The protagonists are movie actor Longman Kwan, "The Chinaman Who Dies" in countless Hollywood epics, and his son, Ulysses, who despises his father's dream of one day playing Charlie Chan. The novel features an assortment o...
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Hearing voices
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
PR6073.I439 H44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old man is pushed to his death from a skyscraper in 1960s New York. He is Virgil D. Everett, a pharmaceutical tycoon, supporter of the radical right, manuscript collector and father of sorts of the contraception pill. Who did it and why? Part mystery, part comedy of manners.
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Henderson, the rain king
Bellow, Saul.
PS3503.E4488 H4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Henderson has come to Africa on a spiritual safari, a quest for "the truth." His feats of strength, his passion for life, and, most importantly, his inadvertant "success" in bringing rain have made
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History of Pendennis : his fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5616.A2 S87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Holding out : a novel
Faulk, Anne O.
PS3556.A916 H65 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A national sex boycott starts when a U.S. Supreme Court judge escapes punishment for wife abuse. Organizer Lauren Fontaine borrows the idea from Aristophanes' Lysistrata, who convinced the women of Athens to deny their men sex until they stopped a war.
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Holy book of the beard
Brenna, Duff.
PS3552.R377 H65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a young rebel. He is Jasper John, 23, of Colorado who gives up college to go to California on his motorcycle. In San Diego, he becomes involved with a group of literary eccentrics who hang out in a diner, which leads to a writing career of sorts.
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Horse heaven
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 H67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, and "track brats" on a two-year journey through the racing cycle.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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How to be a Chicana role model
Serros, Michele M.
PS3569.E733 H69 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
She's recited poetry by the outhouses at Lollapalooza...cleaned up after the Flygirls on the set of In Living Color...seduced a love-struck fan with a plagiarized poem...studied Spanish with a clique of catty coeds in Mexico...traveled to inner-city schools to introduce reluctant readers ...
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Huckabuck family and how they raised popcorn in Nebraska and quit and came back
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
PZ7.S1965 Hu 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the popcorn the Huckabucks had raised explodes in a fire and Pony Pony Huckabuck finds a silver buckle inside a squash, the family decides it is time for a change.
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Hullabaloo in the Guava orchard
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
PS3554.E82 H85 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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In memory of Junior : a novel
Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
PS3555.D47 I5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Go by the Baptist Cemetery in Summerlin any Sunday after church and you'll see all kinds of families out there weeding and sweeping the family plots. There's always lots to do - dumping out the potted poinsettias and dusting off the plastic peonies, making sure the kids know everybody dea...
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Irish eye
Hawkes, John, 1925-
PS3558.A82 I75 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Ireland, on an outing by her orphanage to an old soldiers' home, Dervia O'Shannon, 13, one of the orphans, falls in love with Teddy Stark, one of the soldiers. The novel describes their zany adventures when they elope.
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Jackie by Josie
Preston, Caroline.
PS3566.R397 J33 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Josie, a literature student, is offered a well-paid job researching the life of Jackie Onassis for a writer working on an intimate biography. She takes the assignment and discovers that Jackie's stormy marriage to President Kennedy strangely resembled her own. A first novel.
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Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and related writings : authoritative texts, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
PR3452 .G65 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A poor but virtuous 18th century English country lad struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him.
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July, July
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
PS3565.B75 J85 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Old friends share memories of the past, current regrets, and future plans as they gather on a July weekend for the thirtieth reunion of Darton Hall College's class of 1969.
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Keeper of sheep
Carpenter, William.
PS3553.A7622 K44 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 20-year-old college girl stands up to a Cape Cod community to prevent the expulsion of an aids patient she is looking after. A debut in prose fiction for a poet, author of The Hours of Morning.
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Kwaku, or, The man who could not keep his mouth shut : a novel
Heath, Roy A. K.
PR9320.9.H4 K8 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on a Guyanese entrepreneur in London. He is Kwaku Cholmondeley whose many professions range from repairing shoes to photography. He is always trying something new, which leads to amusing situations. A man with eight children and some say several wives. By the author of The Minist...
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Lady who liked clean rest rooms : the chronicle of one of the strangest stories ever to be rumored about around New York
Donleavy, J. P. (James Patrick), 1926-
PS3507.O686 L3 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The plight of women abandoned by their husbands in middle age and who become prey to crooks. The protagonist is Jocelyn Jones, an eccentric Southern lady who measures her decline by the number of establishments with clean toilets still open to her. By the author of The Ginger Man.
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Lady with a laptop : a novel
Thomas, D. M.
PR6070.H58 L33 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lake Wobegon summer 1956
Keillor, Garrison.
PS3561.E3755 L35 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Argues that what is described as the self, or the essence of who a person is, reflects the interactions between the neurons and the synapses in the brain, allowing us to think, act, feel, believe, and make choices.
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Lamb : the Gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal
Moore, Christopher, 1957-
PS3563.O594 L36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years--except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tel the story ...
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Little nugget
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975.
PR6045.O53 L5 1959 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Loving Pedro Infante : a novel
Chávez, Denise.
PS3553.H346 L68 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Teresina "Tere" Avila escapes from her life in a small New Mexican town through being secretary of the local Pedro Infante Club.
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Macho Camacho's beat
Sánchez, Luis Rafael.
PQ7440.S235 G813 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One day in the life of "Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, artistocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot chi...
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Mail
Medwed, Mameve.
PS3563.E275 M35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Love blooms between a struggling writer and the postman who delivers her rejection slips. Katinka and Louie meet by the mail box, an affair follows and he enrolls in her writing class, intending to become a writer as well. The setting is Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Microserfs
Coupland, Douglas.
PS3553.O855 M53 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Young people working for Microsoft decide to make a bid for freedom by founding their own software company. The novel--narrated as an online journal by danielu@microsoft.com--describes the ups and downs of raising money for a new business. By the author of Generation X.
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Ministry of hope : a novel
Heath, Roy A. K.
PR9320.9.H4 M56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kwaku has new hope of success in Georgetown until he finds himself "a lowly servant of the corrupt minister who steals his ideas and sends him on demeaning errands designed to further the minister's financial scams, sexual peccadillos and political intrigues."--Jacket.
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Missing links
Reilly, Rick.
PS3568.E4847 M57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A funny tale on four blue-collar golfers in Boston who manage to get one of their own to play in the snobbish Mayflower Country Club where one plays by invitation only.
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Mona in the promised land
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American.
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Moo
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 M66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual dishonesty that goes on. The setting is the U of Moo where research into the destruction of rain forests is tailored to suit the corporation funding the project. By the author of A Thousand Acres.
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More tales of the city
Maupin, Armistead.
PS3563.A878 M67 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Interlinking tales based around the lives of a San Francisco household.
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Mystic masseur : a novel
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 M9 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island's medical practitioners of choice." -- Ba...
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No new jokes : a novel
Bloom, Steven, 1942-
PS3552.L6396 N6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Izzy, a New York street player in the aftermath of World War II. A former boxer and ex-GI with a head full of shrapnel he lives off a disability pension, augmenting it with his concertina. A philosopher and a ladies' man, Izzy dazzles them with his Jewish jokes and his songs....
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Noah's compass : a novel
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 N63 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.
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Nothing but blue skies
McGuane, Thomas.
PS3563.A3114 N65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Orderly life
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 O73 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Partnership
Unsworth, Barry, 1930-
PR6071.N8 P36 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Penrod and Sam
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .P424 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Originally published in 1916. Twelve-year-old Penrod Schofield and his friend Sam get into a mountain of mischief in pre-World War I America, including adventures involving an abandoned horse, a rough initiation into a club, a snake made of socks, and two neighbor African-American boys.
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Persuasion
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed ...
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Place to fall
Director, Roger.
PS3554.I73 P58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A satirical novel on the world of TV. Writer Billy Ziff discovers a do-good priest who provides him with material for a new TV series, which makes Ziff famous. But fame brings problems, one being that his wife has an affair with the show's producer. Ziff decides to pay back the producer b...
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Pontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel
Keillor, Garrison.
PS3561.E3755 P66 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Astonished to learn that her impeccable mother led a secret life marked by her passionate love for a Las Vegas man and a private commitment to pleasure, Barbara elects to end destructive patterns in her own life while honoring her mother's final wishes.
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Popular hits of the Showa era
Murakami, Ryū, 1952-
PL856.U696 S4913 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the author of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly funny tale of an intergenerational battle of the sexes.
Portnoy's complaint
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 P67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Philip Roth's bestselling novel, which takes the form of a monologue featuring the confession of a comic character who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet at the same time held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.
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Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4569.A2 W67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four bumbling members of a nineteenth-century London social club, known as the legendary Pickwick Club, journey to places outside the city and become involved in romantic foibles, danger, and a few legal scrapes.
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Poundemonium
Ríos, Julián.
PQ6668.I576 P6413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Just as Ezra Pound wrote a "Homage to Sextus Propertius" to pay tribute to an important influence, Julian Rios offers in his new novel a "Homage to Ezra Pound" (as the original Spanish edition is subtitled). On November 1, 1972, news of Pound's death in Venice reaches three Spanish bohemi...
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Reivers, a reminiscenc
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 R38 1962 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Republic of whores : a fragment from the time of the cults
Škvorecký, Josef.
PG5038.S527 T313 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1971, on a Czech army base, recruits refuse to attend communist indoctrination classes. Leading the revolt is Danny Smiricky, a tank commander with a PhD in philosophy. A tale full of black humor by the author of The Engineer of Human Souls.
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Reservation blues
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
PS3551.L35774 R74 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The rise to fame of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian rock-and-roll band, tracing its journey from a Spokane reservation all the way to New York. A humorous exploration of serious subjects: the effect of Christianity on Native Americans, cultural assimilation and its impact on relations betwe...
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Robber bride
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 R6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by...
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Sabbath's theater
Roth, Philip.
PS3568.O855 S23 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of an old man who lives for sex. He is Morris Sabbath, 64, a New York puppeteer who made his name with lewd performances. Feeling death approaching, he relives his many amorous adventures in graphic detail. By the author of Portnoy's Complaint.
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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a dream
Derbyshire, John.
PS3554.E667 S44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wife's scheme to win her wayward husband. He is Chai, a New York banker, who discovers that the love of his youth from China is in Boston with her husband and their son. The son looks Chai's very image, and inflamed by the implications Chai becomes determined to revive the affair. At th...
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Slow dancing on dinosaur bones : a novel
Witt, Lana.
PS3573.I9157 S57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Kentucky community is thrown into turmoil when a coal company comes to town. Some people agree to lease land for mining, others refuse. Tom Jett, a philosophy student and California expatriate is hired by a man to make sure no one is burrowing under his land. A pretty girl lives on the ...
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Smoke
Bradley, John Ed.
PS3552.R2275 H65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Louisiana, two childhood friends plot to kidnap the owner of a suburban mart whom they blame for the economic woes of their town. A nostalgic look at the decline of small town America.
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Social blunders
Sandlin, Tim.
PS3569.A517 S6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman tells her son he is the product of a gang rape by five men. But which one is the actual father? Armed with a list of names, Sam Callahan, 33, of North Carolina checks them out, one by one, with unforeseen--and comic--results. By the author of Sex & Sunsets.
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Still life with Woodpecker
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 S8 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sort of love story revealing the purpose of the moon, the difference between criminals and outlaws, and the problem with redheads. Also paints a humorous portrait of contemporary society.
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Summer house : a trilogy
Ellis, Alice Thomas.
PR6055.L4856 S86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sweetheart season : a novel
Fowler, Karen Joy.
PS3556.O844 S94 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Though most men had returned to their hometowns after World War II, few came back to the tiny village of Magrit, Minnesota. Irini, a nineteen year-old woman, works in the Scientific Kitchen at Margaret Mill, a cereal factory, with most of Magrit's other eligible bachelorettes. Hoping to p...
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Tepper isn't going out : a novel
Trillin, Calvin.
PS3570.R5 T4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An ordinary man, Murray Tepper unwittingly turns New York upside down when he engages in the normal activity of reading the newspaper in his car, which always seems to be parked in the same desirable parking spot in Manhattan.
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Time to dance : a novel
Sullivan, Walter, 1924-
PS3569.U3593 T56 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story of youth and age living in the same house. Age is represented by two octogenarians, a failed novelist and his wife who spend their time boozing and reminiscing. Youth is represented by a nephew attending college and his girlfriend, a nurse. The novel follows the couples' interwove...
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To a widow with children
Garcia, Lionel G.
PS3557.A71115 T6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story set in the Southwest during the last century. The heroine is Maria, a poor, beautiful young widow with four naughty children whom the local sheriff wants to send to an orphanage. The situation is saved by the arrival of Benjamin, a handsome pistolero from Mexico.
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Tom Jones : the authoritative text, contemporary reactions, criticism
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
PR3454 .H5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An annotated reprint of the fourth edition text of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel in which the bawdy young Tom Jones, believed to be the illegitimate son of a servant girl, promises to tame his wild ways, competes for the affection of his upper-class neighbor Sophia Western, and eventually l...
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Tom Sawyer ; and, Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1991a Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A simplified retelling of the classic story of the mischievous 19th-century boy in a Mississippi River town and his friends, Huck Finn and Beckey Thatcher, as they run away from home, witness a murder, and find treasure in a cave.
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Tristan and the Hispanics
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 T75 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Yale Freshman Tristan Granados is sent by his bourgeois Boston family to Tampa, Florida, to resolve his grandfather's estate as quickly as possible. Like his grandfather before him, Tristan's plans are undermined at every turn by the bevy of Latino cousins who try to impress him even as ...
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Two guys from Verona : a novel of suburbia
Kaplan, James.
PS3561.A559 T87 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the fall of 1999, two men meet at a high school reunion in New Jersey, one a yuppie, the other a manual worker lacking in ambition. Both feel sorry for each other. The novel follows their fortunes as the worker becomes manager and the yuppie ends in the street, victim of a stock market...
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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5618 .A1 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Walls of Jericho
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934.
PS3511.I7436 W35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Watch in the night
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
PR6073.I439 W34 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The protagonist of this novel of manners is an English stage actor. In the course of one night he journeys from London's high society to its dregs and falls in love with a famous black actress. In the process he reflects on class, homosexuality and creativity.
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Wedding pictures : a novel
Osborn, Kathy.
PN6727.O77 W43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of a romance between two yuppies. They are serious, they intend to marry, but Bonnie lives in Washington and Kip in New York. So who is going to sacrifice their job in order to be together? That leads to the first fight, one of many conducted with messages on their answering mac...
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What a piece of work I am : a confabulation
Kraft, Eric.
PS3561.R22 W43 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After high school, Ariane Lodkochnikov worked as a waitress in a clam bar. It was a job but not a life, so one day she took off her goofy clam hat and quit. She couldn't have guessed then that her life would take her so far from her home in Babbington, Long Island. What a Piece of Work I ...
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What's wrong with America
Bradfield, Scott.
PS3552.R214 W47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At 68, Emma O'Hallahan decides to free herself of Marvin, her abusive husband. So she shoots him and buries his body in the back garden, only to discover she is not free at all. Marvin's ghost keeps coming to see her, abusive as ever. Problems mount as neighbors become nosey and she has t...
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Where angels fear to tread
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
PR6011.O58 W55 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Forster's first novel, a marvelously assured tragicomedy of English men and women adrift in Italy--now the basis for a major motion picture. When a young English widow has the effrontery to marry a penniless Italian while on the grand tour, her proper relations take it upon themselves to ...
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White noise : text and criticism
DeLillo, Don.
PS3554.E4425 W48 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, Don DeLillo's novel about an ultramodern family bound by love and remarriage, shopping and television, is a postmodern masterpiece. The Viking Critical Library edition of White Noise contains the complete text of the novel along with extensive cr...
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White rabbit
Phillips, Kate.
PS3566.H4798 W48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A day in the life of an old woman. She is Ruth Caster Hubble, a cantankerous 88, who lives in a condo in Laguna Beach, California. For company she has her second husband, Henry, king of the boobs as she calls him. The novel describes her daily routine, handling her aches and pains, worryi...
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Wishbones
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
PS3566.E6948 W5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wacky novel on a New Jersey band whose players are unusual characters. The hero is Dave, a courier during the week and a guitarist on weekends. After proposing marriage to his high school sweetheart of 15 years, Dave promptly falls for another woman. Another player is writing a musical ...
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Yo!
Alvarez, Julia.
PS3551.L845 Y6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.