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The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending
By Barnes, Julian
2012-05 - Vintage Books
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By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, "The Sense of an Ending" extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with "Arthur & George" and continued with "Nothing to Be Frightened Of" and, most recently, "Pulse." …More

The Postmistress The Postmistress
By Blake, Sarah
2011-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425238691 Check our catalog

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, "The Postmistress"--a "New York Times"-bestseller--is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women and of two countries torn apart by war. "A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel."--Kathryn Stockett, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Help." …More

Little Bee Little Bee
By Cleave, Chris
2010-02 - Simon & Schuster
9781416589648 Check our catalog

The publishers of Cleave's new novel don't want to spoil the story by revealing too much about it. They will say that the beach scene is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple. …More

The Language of Flowers The Language of Flowers
By Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
2012-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345525550 Check our catalog

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegant debut novel, "The Language of Flowers" beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. …More

Room Room
By Donoghue, Emma
2011-05 - Back Bay Books
9780316098328 Check our catalog

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, "Room" is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. …More

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
By Ford, Jamie
2009-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345505347 Check our catalog

Grand Canyon Reader Award (2014)

Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, the times and places are brought [stirringly] to life (Jim Tomlinson, author of "Things Kept, Things Left Behind"). …More

The Kitchen House The Kitchen House
By Grissom, Kathleen
2010-02 - Touchstone Books
9781439153666 Check our catalog

"Gone with the Wind" is turned inside out in this tragic, page-turning novel in which a white indentured servant girl lives and works with black slaves. …More

Water for Elephants Water for Elephants
By Gruen, Sara
2007-05 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565125605 Check our catalog

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of "Riding Lessons. Gritty, sensual and charged with dark secrets involving love, murder and a majestic, mute heroine. …More

The Art of Fielding The Art of Fielding
By Harbach, Chad
2012-05 - Back Bay Books
9780316126670 Check our catalog

Guardian First Book Award (2012)

An expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others in a baseball story that goes beyond the sport and into hearts and minds. …More

A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Hosseini, Khaled
2008-11 - Riverhead Books
9781594483851 Check our catalog

With heart-wrenching power and suspense, the bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. …More

Loving Frank Loving Frank
By Horan, Nancy
2008-04 - Ballantine Books
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"This graceful, assured first novel tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and impossible figure, and Mamah Cheney, a married woman whom Wright beguiled and led beyond the restraint of convention"--Scott Turow. …More

Sarah's Key Sarah's Key
By De Rosnay, Tatiana
2008-09 - Griffin
9780312370848 Check our catalog

Haunting and suspenseful, life-affirming and beautiful, "Sarah's Key" offers a compelling portrait of occupied Paris and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this little-known episode in French history. …More

Shanghai Girls Shanghai Girls
By See, Lisa
2010-02 - Random House Trade
9780812980530 Check our catalog

From the author of the bestsellers "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Peony in Love" comes a stunning novel about two sisters who leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles. …More

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Shaffer, Mary Ann
Author Barrows, Annie
2009-05 - Dial Press
9780385341004 Check our catalog

In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. …More

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Simonson, Helen
2010-11 - Random House Trade
9780812981223 Check our catalog

Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside, is filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and contains a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of readers' own families. Their interactions are both hilarious and heartbreaking. …More

The Help The Help
By Stockett, Kathryn
2011-04 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425232200 Check our catalog

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another. …More

Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone
By Verghese, Abraham
Author Verghese, A.
2010-01 - Vintage Books
9780375714368 Check our catalog

A stunning debut novel from the author of "My Own Country, Cutting for Stone" offers an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, fathers and sons, doctors and patients, exile and home. …More

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
By Walls, Jeannette
2010-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781416586296 Check our catalog

Walls reimagines the life of her grandmother, Lily Casey, who by age six was helping her father break horses. At 15, she left home to teach in a frontier town--riding 500 miles on her pony to get to her post. She learned to drive a car, fly a plane, and with her husband, managed a vast ranch in Arizona, surviving tornadoes, droughts, floods, and the Great Depression. …More