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Her Fearful Symmetry

By: Niffenegger, Audrey

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Scribner: September 2010

Seller ID: 100744


Julia and Valentina Poole are twenty-year-old sisters with an intense attachment to each other. One morning the mailman delivers a thick envelope to their house in the suburbs of Chicago. Their English aunt Elspeth Noblin has died of cancer and left them her London apartment. There are two conditions for this inheritance: that they live in the flat for a year before they sell it and that their parents not enter it. Julia and Valentina are twins. So were the girls' aunt E... View more info

Friday Nights

By: N/A

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Bloomsbury: January 0001

Seller ID: 70833


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Music for Torching

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial: April 2000

Seller ID: 13762


As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the Kodacolor hues of the good life become nearly hallucinogenic.Laying bare th foundations of a marriage, flash frozen in the anxious entropy of a suburban subdivision, Paul and Elaine spin the quit terors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens out of control. From a strange and hilarious encounter with a Stepford Wife neighbor to an ill-conceived plan for a tattoo, to a sexy cop who shows up at all the wrong m... View more info

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Safety of Objects

By: A. M. Homes

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HarperCollins: January 2003

Seller ID: 113839


Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic "A Real Doll," the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; "Adults Alone," which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack-smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torchin... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: A. Manette Ansay

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial: March 1998

Seller ID: 7347


In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill--a loveless house suffused with th... View more info

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Blue Water

By: A. Manette Ansay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: April 2006

Seller ID: 23819


From New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible.On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered when a drunk driver -- Meg's onetime best friend, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' car, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers fr... View more info

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River Angel

By: A. MANETTE ANSAY

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harpercollins: April 1998

Seller ID: 27026


In April, 1991, in a little Wisconsin town about 100 miles southwest of the town where I grew up, a misfit boy was kidnapped by a group of high school kids who, later would testify they only meant to frighten him, to drive him around for a while. Somehow they ended up in the river whooping and hollering on a two lane bridge. Somehow, the boy was shoved, he jumped, he slipped -- accounts vary -- into the icy water. The kids told police they never heard a splash; one repor... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: A. MANETTE ANSAY

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harpercollins: May 2006

Seller ID: 29156


In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill -- a loveless house suffused wi... View more info

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Midnight Champagne

By: A. Manette Ansay

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial: August 2000

Seller ID: 25554


April Liesgang and Caleb Shannon have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel near the shores of Lake Michigan has both families in an uproar. As the festivities unfold (and the cash bar opens), everyone has an opinion and a lively prediction about April and Caleb's union, each the reflection of a different marital experience.Meanwhile, at the nearby Hideaway Lodge, a domestic quarrel ends in tragedy. As April and ... View more info

Babel Tower

By: A.S. Byatt

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: April 1996

Seller ID: 84638


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Angels & Insects: Two Novellas

By: A.S. Byatt

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: April 1993

Seller ID: 25668


In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in "Possession": the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy with extraordinary sensuality" ("San Francisco Examiner"). "From the Trade Paperback edition." View more info

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Angels & Insects: Two Novellas

By: A.S. Byatt

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vintage: April 1994

Seller ID: 82979


In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in "Possession" the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy with] extraordinary sensuality" ("San Francisco Examiner"). View more info

Passions of the Mind

By: A.S. Byatt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: January 1992

Seller ID: 113757


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The Game: A Novel (Vintage International)

By: A.S. Byatt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage: November 1992

Seller ID: 11647


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Big Stone Gap

By: Adriana Trigiani

Price: $3.75

Publisher: Fawcett: January 2003

Seller ID: 72656


"FUNNY, CHARMING, AND ORIGINAL."-FANNIE FLAGG Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not ... View more info