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Angels & Demons Angels & Demons
By Brown, Dan
2003-07 - Atria Books
9780743486224 Check our catalog

World-renowned Harvard symboligist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization - the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. . …More

The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code
By Brown, Dan
2003-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385504201 Check our catalog

In an exhilarating blend of scholarly intelligence, relentless adventure, and cutting wit, Robert Langdon (first introduced in "Angels Demons") and his new adventure combines the punch of Robert Ludlum, the intriguing historical touch of Umberto Eco, and the nonstop suspense of Michael Crichton. …More

The Memory Keeper's Daughter The Memory Keeper's Daughter
By Edwards, Kim
2006-05 - Penguin Books
9780143037149 Check our catalog

Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son is perfectly healthy, but his daughter has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect his wife, he asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, the nurse disappears into another city to raise the child herself. …More

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
By Gilbert, Elizabeth
2007-02 - Penguin Books
9780143038412 Check our catalog

A celebrated writer pens an irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life. …More

Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha
By Golden, Arthur
1999-01 - Vintage Books USA
9780679781585 Check our catalog

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha.  …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

Seabiscuit: An American Legend Seabiscuit: An American Legend
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2002-03 - Ballantine Books
9780449005613 Check our catalog

In this "New York Times" bestseller now in paperback, Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of the racehorse Seabiscuit in a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck, and an underdog's stubborn determination. Photos throughout. …More

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
2003-06 - Riverhead Books
9781573222457 Check our catalog

An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, takes readers from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, "The Kite Runner" is an unusual and powerful debut. …More

The Secret Life of Bees The Secret Life of Bees
By Kidd, Sue Monk
2003-01 - McDougal Littel
9780142001745 Check our catalog

Now in paperback comes the intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discover of . . . the strange and wondrous places we find love" (The Washington Post). A bestseller in hardcover, Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964. A movie version is forthcoming from Fox Searchlight. …More

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
By Lewis, Michael
2007-09 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393330472 Check our catalog

Its not a jock book. Its not a sociology book. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good. …More

Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
By Mayes, Frances
1997-08 - Broadway Books
9780767900386 Check our catalog

Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began restoring an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. There were unexpected treasures at every turn: faded frescos beneath the whitewash in her dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles in the garden, and, in the nearby hill towns, vibrant markets and delightful people. …More

The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife
By Niffenegger, Audrey
2004-07 - Harvest Books
9780156029438 Check our catalog

Alex Award Winner - 2004
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A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of a passionate love affair that endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap. …More

My Sister's Keeper My Sister's Keeper
By Picoult, Jodi
2005-02 - Washington Square Press
9780743454537 Check our catalog

Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this novel is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is. …More

Sarah's Key Sarah's Key
By De Rosnay, Tatiana
2008-09 - St. Martin's 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

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
By Ryan, Terry
2002-04 - Simon & Schuster
9780743211239 Check our catalog

This bestselling memoir starring a Midwestern wife and mother whose prize-winning poetry and prose kept her family afloat through the most difficult of times is now basis for a feature film from DreamWorks, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson, scheduled for release in September. …More

The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones
By Sebold, Alice
2004-04 - Back Bay Books
9780316168816 Check our catalog

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Now in paperback comes Alice Sebold's luminous first novel--one of the most celebrated literary debuts of recent seasons--that builds out of a family's grief the most hopeful and joyful of stories. …More

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
By See, Lisa
2006-02 - Random House Trade
9780812968064 Check our catalog

Lily is haunted by memories-of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing").  …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

The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club
By Tan, Amy
2006-09 - Penguin Books
9780143038092 Check our catalog

A New York Times Bestseller In 1949 four Chinese women - drawn together by the shadow of their past - begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died. When her daughter comes to take her place, she learns of her mother's lifelong wish, and the tragic way in which it has come true. …More