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Literature & Fiction Paperback Bestsellers, 1-50

Our top 50 Literature & Fiction softcover bestsellers--updated each Wednesday. And don't forget about numbers 51-100.


1.
The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 566 pages
(October 1999)

$8.40
$5.60 (40%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, June 2000: As any reader of The Mosquito Coast knows, men who drag their families to far-off climes in pursuit of an Idea seldom come to any good, while those familiar with At Play in the Fields of the Lord or Kalimantaan understand that the minute a missionary sets... Read more

2.
The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant


Picador USA
Paperback - 321 pages
(November 1998)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

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The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers and wives and... Read more

3.
Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Kent Haruf


Vintage Books
Paperback - 320 pages
1 Vintage edition (August 22, 2000)

$7.80
$5.20 (40%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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Plainsong, according to Kent Haruf's epigraph, is "any simple and unadorned melody or air." It's a perfect description of this lovely, rough-edged book, set on the very edge of the Colorado plains. Tom Guthrie is a high school teacher whose wife can't--or won't--get out of bed; the McPherons are two... Read more

4.
Lord of the Flies : A Novel
by William Gerald Golding


Perigee
Paperback - 208 pages
(July 1959)

$6.25
$0.70 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires.... Read more

5.
While I Was Gone
by Sue Miller


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 304 pages
(February 1999)

$7.77
$5.18 (40%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 2000: In her still startling debut, The Good Mother, Sue Miller explored the premium we put on passion--and the terrible burden it places on a mother and child. Her fourth novel, While I Was Gone, is another study in familial crime and punishment. But this time,... Read more

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The Hours
by Michael Cunningham


Picador USA
Paperback - 230 pages
(January 2000)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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The Hours is both an hommage to Virginia Woolf and very much its own creature. Even as Michael Cunningham brings his literary idol back to life, he intertwines her story with those of two more contemporary women. One gray suburban London morning in 1923, Woolf awakens from a dream that will soon... Read more

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The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger


Lb Books
Mass Market Paperback - 214 pages
Reissue edition (May 1991)

$5.39
$0.60 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

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Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps... Read more

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Waiting (Vintage International)
by Ha Jin


Vintage Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(September 19, 2000)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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"Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu." Like a fairy tale, Ha Jin's masterful novel of love and politics begins with a formula--and like a fairy tale, Waiting uses its slight, deceptively simple framework to encompass a wide range of truths about the human... Read more

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The Saving Graces
by Patricia Gaffney


Harper Mass Market Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback - 506 pages
(May 2, 2000)

$6.29
$0.70 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

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Unlike the Graces of Greek mythology, the ones in Patricia Gaffney's feel-good novel, The Saving Graces, are not in the business of dispensing charm and beauty. Though they possess some measure of good looks, Gaffney's Graces are more focused on the less ethereal problems of life: men, careers,... Read more

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Interpreter of Maladies : Stories
by Jhumpa Lahiri


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Paperback - 198 pages
(June 1, 1999)

$10.80
$1.20 (10%)

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4 out of 5 stars

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Mr. Kapasi, the protagonist of Jhumpa Lahiri's title story, would certainly have his work cut out for him if he were forced to interpret the maladies of all the characters in this eloquent debut collection. Take, for example, Shoba and Shukumar, the young couple in "A Temporary Matter" whose... Read more

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Pay It Forward
by Catherine Ryan Hyde


Pocket Books
Paperback
(October 3, 2000)

$7.19
$0.80 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Catherine Ryan Hyde's Pay It Forward takes as its premise the bumper-sticker phrase "Think Globally, Act Locally" and builds a novel around it. The hero of her story is young Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old whose imagination is sparked by an extra-credit assignment in Social Studies: "Think of an... Read more

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The Map of Love
by Ahdaf Soueif


Anchor Books
Paperback - 529 pages
(September 12, 2000)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Ahdaf Soueif's The Map of Love is a massive family saga, a story that draws its readers into two moments in the complex, troubled history of modern Egypt. The story begins in 1977 in New York. There Isabel Parkman discovers an old trunk full of documents--some in English, some in Arabic--in her... Read more

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Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 400 pages
1st perenn edition (September 2000)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 2000: Until Isabel Allende burst onto the scene with her 1985 debut, The House of the Spirits, Latin American fiction was, for the most part, a boys' club comprising such heavy hitters as Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Mario... Read more

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To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee


Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback - 281 pages
Reissue edition (October 1988)

$6.29
$0.70 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

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"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.... When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident. I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it... Read more

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Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel
by Helen Fielding


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 267 pages
Reprint edition (May 24, 1999)

$11.65
$1.30 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and "Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way)." In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the... Read more

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The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair, Morris Dickstein(Introduction)


Bantam Classics
Paperback - 349 pages
(October 1, 1981)

$5.35
$0.60 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform. Read more

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Norwegian Wood (Vintage International Original)
by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin(Translator)


Vintage Books
Paperback - 296 pages
(September 12, 2000)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

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In 1987, when Norwegian Wood was first published in Japan, it promptly sold more than 4 million copies and transformed Haruki Murakami into a pop-culture icon. The horrified author fled his native land for Europe and the United States, returning only in 1995, by which time the celebrity spotlight... Read more

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Einstein's Dreams
by Alan P. Lightman


Warner Books
Paperback - 179 pages
Reprint edition (February 1994)

$7.20
$0.80 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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If you liked the eerie whimsy of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Steven Millhauser's Little Kingdoms, or Jorge Luis Borges's Labyrinths, you will love Alan Lightman's ethereal yet down-to-earth book Einstein's Dreams. Lightman teaches physics and writing at the Massachusetts Institute of... Read more

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Hearts in Atlantis
by Stephen King


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback - 624 pages
(August 2000)

$4.79
$3.20 (40%)

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4 out of 5 stars

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Stephen King's collection of five stories about '60s kids reads like a novel. The best is "Low Men in Yellow Coats," about Bobby Garfield of Harwich, Connecticut, who craves a Schwinn for his 11th birthday. But his widowed mom is impoverished, and so bitter that she barely loves him. King is as good... Read more

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Corelli's Mandolin
by Louis De Bernieres, et al


Vintage Books
Paperback - 437 pages
(September 1995)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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In the early days of World War II, before Benito Mussolini invaded Greece, Dr. Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his healing art. Even when the Italians do invade, life isn't so bad, at first. The officer in... Read more

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Animal Farm
by George Orwell, et al


New Amer Library Classics
Mass Market Paperback - 140 pages
50th anniv edition (April 1996)

$5.35
$0.60 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It's OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell's intense... Read more

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Tara Road
by Maeve Binchy


Dell Pub Co
Mass Market Paperback - 656 pages
(July 18, 2000)

$7.19
$0.80 (10%)

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4 out of 5 stars

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, September 1999: Against all odds, two newlyweds manage to buy the house of their dreams. In 1982, property speculation is beginning to be a big, big thing in Dublin--and their street is very much in an up-and-coming part of town. "They laughed and hugged each other.... Read more

23.   American Psycho : A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Bret Easton Ellis


Vintage Books
Paperback - 399 pages
(March 1, 2000)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol).

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis... Read more

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Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur S. Golden


Vintage Books
Paperback - 434 pages
(January 19, 1999)

$12.60
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4.5 out of 5 stars

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According to Arthur Golden's absorbing first novel, the word "geisha" does not mean "prostitute," as Westerners ignorantly assume--it means "artisan" or "artist." To capture the geisha experience in the art of fiction, Golden trained as long and hard as any... Read more

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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, et al


Scribner
Paperback - 216 pages
Reprint edition (June 1995)

$9.90
$1.10 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest... Read more

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White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)
by Janet Fitch


Back Bay Books
Paperback - 446 pages
(May 2000)

$12.55
$1.40 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 1999: Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel, White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling her daughter that they are descendants of... Read more

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Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Joseph Conrad


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 72 pages
(January 1991)

$0.90
$0.10 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Book Description
At the age of twenty, Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski arrived in England unable to speak English. In sixteen years with the British Merchant Marine he not only mastered English but he rose form a deckhand to a captain. As Joseph Conrad, he went to become a successfull novelist in his... Read more

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High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby


Riverhead Books
Paperback
(August 1996)

$11.65
$1.30 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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It has been said often enough that baby boomers are a television generation, but the very funny novel High Fidelity reminds that in a way they are the record-album generation as well. This funny novel is obsessed with music; Hornby's narrator is an early-thirtysomething English guy who runs a London... Read more

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Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 107 pages
Reissue edition (September 1993)

$6.25
$0.70 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

From AudioFile
Gary Sinise's reading of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is nothing short of magnificent. Moving effortlessly from an eloquent, understated narrative voice to each character's quite particular presence, Sinise demonstrates a true command of the medium. At times, Sinise is so convincing that one is... Read more

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
by Rebecca Wells


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 356 pages
(May 1997)


$2.80

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4 out of 5 stars

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Wells is a Louisiana-born Seattle actress, playwright, and network TV writer; her loopy saga of a 40-year-old player in Seattle's hot theater scene who must come to terms with her mama's past in steamy Thornton City, Louisiana, reads like a lengthy episode of Designing Women written under the... Read more

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1984
by George Orwell, Erich Fromm(Afterword)


New Amer Library Classics
Mass Market Paperback - 268 pages
Reissue edition (May 1990)

$6.25
$0.70 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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"Outside, even through the shut window pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered... Read more

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Blue at the Mizzen
by Patrick O'Brian


W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback - 272 pages
(September 2000)

$12.55
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4 out of 5 stars

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Almost three decades after commencing his maritime epic with Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian is still at it. The 20th episode, Blue at the Mizzen, is another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, complete with romantic escapades from smoggy London to Sierra Leone, diplomacy, espionage, the... Read more

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Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage
by Robert Morgan


Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 336 pages
(October 2000)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 2000: Robert Morgan's Gap Creek opens with one wrenching death and ends with another. In between, this novel of turn-of-the-century Appalachian life works in fire, flood, swindlers, sickness, and starvation--a truly biblical assortment of plagues, all visited... Read more

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Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk


Henry Holt (Paper)
Paperback - 208 pages
(September 1999)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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The only person who gets called Ballardesque more often than Chuck Palahniuk is, well... J.G. Ballard. So, does Portland, Oregon's "torchbearer for the nihilistic generation" deserve that kind of treatment? Yes and no. There is a resemblance between Fight Club and works such as Crash and Cocaine... Read more

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
by Melissa Bank


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 274 pages
Reissue edition (May 1, 2000)

$11.65
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3.5 out of 5 stars

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Jane Rosenal, the narrator of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, is wise beyond her years. Not that that's saying much--since none of her elders, with the exception of her father, is particularly wise. At the age of 14, Jane watches her brother and his new girlfriend, searching for clues for... Read more

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Ishmael
by Daniel Quinn


Bantam Books
Paperback - 263 pages
Reissue edition (July 1, 1995)

$13.45
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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

From Kirkus Reviews , October 15, 1991
Here's the novel that, out of 2500 submissions, won the ecological-minded Turner Tomorrow Award--and caused a mutiny among the judges when it was awarded the $500,000 first prize. Is it that good--or bad? No, but it's certainly unusual, even eccentric, enough to place Quinn (the paperback Dreamer,... Read more

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Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) [UNABRIDGED]
by Edwin A. Abbott(Illustrator), Banesh Hoffmann(Introduction)


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 83 pages
unabrid edition (October 1992)

$0.90
$0.10 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Flatland is one of the very few novels about math and philosophy that can appeal to almost any layperson. Published in 1880, this short fantasy takes us to a completely flat world of two physical dimensions where all the inhabitants are geometric shapes, and who think the planar world of length and... Read more

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The Ladies Auxiliary (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Tova Mirvis


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 336 pages
(September 5, 2000)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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Barbecued brisket, noodle kugel with peaches, matzo donuts: in her portrait of a Memphis shtetl, Tova Mirvis outdoes herself with descriptions of food. And rightly so, for in this "Jerusalem of the South," food is more than just sustenance--it is edible tradition, binding the community together. So... Read more

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The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara


Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback - 355 pages
Reprint edition (November 1993)

$7.19
$0.80 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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This novel reveals more about the Battle of Gettysburg than any piece of learned nonfiction on the same subject. Michael Shaara's account of the three most important days of the Civil War features deft characterizations of all of the main actors, including Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Buford, and... Read more

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Aqua Erotica: 18 Stories for a Steamy Bath
by Mary Anne Mohanraj(Editor)


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 208 pages
(August 22, 2000)

$13.45
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3 out of 5 stars

Kirkus Reviews - July 1, 2000
"Hot and wet -- also extremely well crafted." Read more

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 256 pages
(October 3, 2000)

$10.80
$1.20 (10%)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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There are only 35 known Vermeers extant in the world today. In Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland posits the existence of a 36th. The story begins at a private boys' academy in Pennsylvania where, in the wake of a faculty member's unexpected death, math teacher Cornelius Engelbrecht makes a... Read more

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Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe


Anchor
Paperback - 209 pages
(October 1994)

$8.05
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4 out of 5 stars

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One of Chinua Achebe's many achievements in his acclaimed first novel, Things Fall Apart, is his relentlessly unsentimental rendering of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. First published in 1958, just two years before Nigeria declared independence from Great Britain,... Read more

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House of Sand and Fog
by Andre Dubus III, Andre, III Dubus


Vintage Books
Paperback - 365 pages
(February 2000)

$12.60
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4 out of 5 stars

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Andre Dubus III wastes no time in capturing the dark side of the immigrant experience in America at the end of the 20th century. House of Sand and Fog opens with a highway crew comprised of several nationalities picking up litter on a hot California summer day. Massoud Amir Behrani, a former colonel... Read more

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Ahab's Wife
by Sena Jeter Naslund


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 688 pages
(October 2000)


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4 out of 5 stars

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It has been said that one can see farther only by standing on the shoulders of giants. Ahab's Wife, Sena Naslund's epic work of historical fiction, honors that aphorism, using Herman Melville's Moby-Dick as looking glass into early-19th-century America. Through the eye of an outsider, a woman, she... Read more

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Barrel Fever : Stories and Essays
by David Sedaris


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 196 pages
Reprint edition (June 1995)

$8.10
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4 out of 5 stars

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"Poor, chubby Annette Kelper, who desperately tries to pretend that nobody notices the fact that she's balding--balding just like a man. It's [her] fault I'm dead. The Bible says it's all right to cast the first stone if someone dead is telling you to do it and I'm telling you now..."

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Native Son
by Richard Wright(Introduction), John Reilly(Afterword)


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 398 pages
(June 1989)

$5.85
$0.65 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

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Bigger Thomas is doomed, trapped in a downward spiral that will lead to arrest, prison, or death, driven by despair, frustration, poverty, and incomprehension. As a young black man in the Chicago of the '30s, he has no way out of the walls of poverty and racism that surround him, and after he... Read more

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A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens


Bantam Classics
Paperback - 102 pages
Reissue edition (December 1999)

$3.55
$0.40 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com Audiobook Review
Patrick Stewart's one-man production of Dickens's A Christmas Carol played to sold-out audiences in New York and Los Angeles. In this studio recording based on those performances, Stewart is in rare form, using his considerable range of voices to play all roles, from the Ghost of Christmas past to... Read more

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The Legend of Bagger Vance : A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
by Steven Pressfield


Avon Books (Pap Trd)
Paperback - 252 pages
Reissue edition (June 1996)

$11.70
$1.30 (10%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

The New York Times Book Review
"Good stuff. . .a philosophical fantasy imagined on a golf course, heavy with fog, storm, fireworks, and howling winds of supernatural forces." Read more

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The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 321 pages
Reprint edition (May 1, 1998)

$12.60
$1.40 (10%)

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In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a... Read more

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Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
by Steven Pressfield


Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback - 442 pages
(August 31, 1999)

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Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.

Thus reads an ancient stone at Thermopylae in northern Greece, the site of one of the world's greatest battles for freedom. Here, in 480 B.C., on a narrow mountain pass above the crystalline Aegean, 300 Spartan... Read more





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