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The Tenth Circle
Jodi Picoult explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and questions whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime -- or if your mistakes are carried forever.
Robbie Feaver is a charismatic personal injury lawyer with a high profile practice. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases.
Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death.
Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye.
Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.
"Steamy . . . fast-paced and hugely engrossing . . . . Rice's title character -- a seductive, evil highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature -- is fascinating." -- The Miami Herald
In addition to all the sex, FTAs, and donuts Stephanie can handle, Grandma Mazur has a fight with Stephanie's father and moves in with Stephanie and Rex, her hamster. Anything can happen-and everything does-in Janet Evanovich's wildest Plum adventure yet.
Four Blind Mice
In this thriller, Washington cop Alex Cross gets involved in his partner's effort to save the life of an old Army buddy who's facing execution for a horrendous and inexplicablemurder spree in North Carolina.
Death du Jour
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs exploded onto bestseller lists worldwide with her phenomenal debut novel Déjà Dead. Dr. Temperance Brennan, Quebec's director of forensic anthropology, now returns in a thrilling new investigation into the secrets of the dead.
Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life.
The Enchantress of Florence
The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers.
A Long Way Down
The exhilarating New York Times bestseller from the author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and How to Be Good. A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel.
Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do...
Dress Your Family in Corduroy And Denim
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother’s wedding. He mops his sister’s floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn’t it?
From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
In this latest, widely praised addition to the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the charming and ever-resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself faced with new challenges—and intriguing surprises.
True History of the Kelly Gang
Ned Kelly speaks for himself. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives.
On Chesil Beach
In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson’s laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood in heartland America. Full of insights, wit, and wicked adolescent fantasies.
Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider's on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting - and a lot more dangerous.
Have you ever wondered why love at first sight, so seemingly ill-advised, sometimes works out for the long-term? Malcolm Gladwell may have the answer. In BLINK, Gladwell asserts that snap judgments can quite often be as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.
The Body Artist
This bestselling novella is strange--obscure, poetic, lean, earthy, more than slightly warped. The artist of the title meets up with a kind of autistic savant who resonates with her past, exploring him literally and figuratively.
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
The gulf that separates expatriate Bengali parents from their American-raised children—and that separates the children from India—remains Lahiri's subject for this follow-up to Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake.
Monica Ali's gorgeous first novel is the deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage.
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.
Birds Without Wings
In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history.
Life of Pi
A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction and its human creators, Pi Patel, a young man from India, tells how he was shipwrecked and stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days.
Arthur and George
In Arthur & George, Julian Barnes explores the grand tapestry of late-Victorian Britain to create his most intriguing and engrossing novel yet.
Our 39th president not only keeps the faith but tells us how. He draws on this experience, exploring the values closest to his heart and the personal beliefs that have nurtured and sustained him.
The Naming of the Dead
Scottish brogue and intensity of emotion combine for a strong portrayal of Detective Inspector John Rebus, who is trying to solve the serial murders of recently released sex offenders and resolve his brother’s death, all against the backdrop of the G8 summit being held outside Edinburgh.
The Book Thief
The Book Thief is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic. Its grimness and tragedy run through the reader's mind like a black-and-white movie, bereft of the colors of life.
The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and a young murdered girl narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case.
Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. So begins the luminous memoirs of Frank McCourt.
A dense, intelligent novel... O'Neill offers an outsider's view of New York bursting with wisdom, authenticity, and a sobering jolt of realism.
Find unique gifts like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister— dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love.
Hardcover 1984 First Edition, first printing. One of 1200 copies (this being No. 983) SIGNED by authors Stephen King and Peter Straub.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Signed copies of the iconic book by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
1928 first edition, first printing. Signed by author and without any first edition slugs on the copyright page.
Breakfast of Champions
1973 First Edition. Signed by Vonnegut on the half-title page. Fine in a fine bright jacket without any of the fading normally associated with this title. A Beautiful Signed Copy.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1999 First American edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by JK Rowling.
Typhoon and other stories
1903 first edition in original black cloth with gilt lettering. Beautiful signed copy with only minor foxing.
The Books in My Life
1952 first edition first printing with Miller’s signed presentation inscription of the title page “For Bill Targ, and editor with a heart”
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Inscribed by Dr Seuss “For Mark! Dr. Seuss.” 1965 Hardcover.
Intimate, powerful and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice
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David Foster Wallace
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David Foster Wallace
- Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
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John Le Carre
- The Given Day
Collectible Children's Books
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More Signed Books
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