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  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Field of Death - Paperback USED
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    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Field of Death - Paperback USED

    Serving as a front-line courier during World War I, seventeen-year-old Indiana Jones is shocked to find French generals sending their men out on hopeless missions and decides to try to stop the waste of human life.

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  • Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney - Paperback USED Young Adult Fiction
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    Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney - Paperback USED Young Adult Fiction

    This bestselling author explores the destructive nature of hatred, the crime of indifference, and the power of accepting love and responsibility.

    "A powerful message, effortlessly woven into the ordinary trappings of a teenager's life." -- Kirkus Reviews

    Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare has always loved her quiet, beautiful Connecticut hometown. It's the place where her grandparents live, the place where her mother grew up. Macey is looking forward to the summer to come. She's hoping for fun and romance with her neighbor's perfect grandson Austin. But when Macey wants to research the facts behind who set fire to a barn across the street from her grandparent's home, she is shocked no one wants to answer questions about the place that burned down 38 years ago. And when a tragedy strikes a new friend who lives in the inner city, something clicks in Macey. She must discover her own true colors and face whatever it is she is going to find. Can she stand alone and take responsibility for the present while uncovering the past?

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  • Crime of Passion by Roy Glenn - Paperback USED Urban Romance
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    Crime of Passion by Roy Glenn - Paperback USED Urban Romance

    Carmen Taylor demands justice for the murder of her sister. The police will not help her forcing her to rely on the man who aided the prime suspect escape conviction. That investigation leads the pair into a world of drugs, prostitution, money laundering, and murder that the police and the District Attorney seem unwilling to pursue. Was Carmen's sister's death a Crime of Passion?

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  • The Hundred-Year House : A Novel by Rebecca Makkai - Paperback Fiction
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    The Hundred-Year House : A Novel by Rebecca Makkai - Paperback Fiction

    The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. 

    “[A] gleeful tale of ghosts, vengeance and family secrets…The darkly funny Makkai seeds the narrative with so many mysteries and surprises...that those 100 years race by.”—People“The Best New Books”

    Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents’ wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there’s Violet Devohr, Zee’s great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room.

    “A big-hearted gothic novel, an intergenerational mystery, a story of heartbreak and a romance, all crammed into one grand Midwestern estate….A juicy and moving story of art and love and the luck it takes for either to last.”—Los Angeles Times

    Violet’s portrait was known to terrify the artists who resided at the house from the 1920s to the 1950s, when it served as the Laurelfield Arts Colony—and this is exactly the period Zee’s husband, Doug, is interested in. An out-of-work academic whose only hope of a future position is securing a book deal, Doug is stalled on his biography of the poet Edwin Parfitt, once in residence at the colony. All he needs to get the book back on track—besides some motivation and self-esteem—is access to the colony records, rotting away in the attic for decades. But when Doug begins to poke around where he shouldn’t, he finds Gracie guards the files with a strange ferocity, raising questions about what she might be hiding. The secrets of the hundred-year house would turn everything Doug and Zee think they know about her family on its head—that is, if they were to ever uncover them.

    In this brilliantly conceived, ambitious, and deeply rewarding novel, Rebecca Makkai unfolds a generational saga in reverse, leading the reader back in time on a literary scavenger hunt as we seek to uncover the truth about these strange people and this mysterious house. With intelligence and humor, a daring narrative approach, and a lovingly satirical voice, Rebecca Makkai has crafted an unforgettable novel about family, fate and the incredible surprises life can offer.

    “An entertaining, ambitious saga ….Makkai’s lyrical prose quietly lifts off the page while her carefully crafted plot charges forward.”—The Boston Gobe
     
    “Ingenious…sharp and ambitious….[brimming] with humor and a fondness for hijinks…..Both clever and heartfelt, this is a book with something for pretty much everyone….You will smile, guaranteed.”—Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Paperback USED Classics LIKE NEW
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Paperback USED Classics LIKE NEW

    A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

    “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

    One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

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  • Nana by Emile Zola - Paperback USED Classics TURKISH

    Nana by Emile Zola - Paperback USED Classics TURKISH

    "Nana, - Canim, olacagi belliydi zaten! Onlari ayaklarina getirdin!... Ne yapayim, dayanamiyorum. Zorla degil ya, dayanamiyorum, dedi ve onun ozrunu anliyormus gibi ayagini uzatti. Bunun uzerine uyumak istedigi icin son derece sinirlenmis olan Fontan ona var kuvvetiyle bir tokat patlatti. Tokat o kadar kuvvetle indi ki Nana kendini ayakta buldu, sersemlemisti. Bir cogununkini andiran derin bir inilti ile sadece, - Ah! Diyebildi. Fontan, kimildayacak olursa bir ikinci tokat daha patlayacagini soyleyerek onu tehdit etti. Sonra mumu sondurdu, sirt ustu yatti ve derhal horlamaya basladi. Nana ise yuzunu yastiklara gomerek kesik hickiriklarla agliyordu. Kuvvetine guvenmek alcaklikti. Fontan'in korkutucu bir hal almis olan cehresi onu gercekten korkutuyordu. Yedigi tokat onu yatistirmis gibi yavas yavas sakinlesiyordu. Simdi Fontan'a saygi duyuyor. Ve yatakta ona genis bir yer ayirmak icin kendisi sokak tarafindaki duvara sokuluyordu. Yanagi ates gibi yanarak, gozleri yasla dolu, dermansizlik icinde pasta ve corek kirintilarinin kokusunu bile almadan uyumaya basladi.

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  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons : A Novel by Lorna Landvik - Paperback USED
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    Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons : A Novel by Lorna Landvik - Paperback USED

    “A lively story as delectable as a five-pound box of chocolates . . . a thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women’s lives.”—Anne D. LeClaire,  author of Leaving Eden

    The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delicious desserts, and a strong shoulder can’t fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together—the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons), an unofficial “club” that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline. Holding on through forty eventful years, there’s Faith, a lonely mother of twins who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that with good posture and an attitude you can get away with anything; Merit, the doctor’s shy wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows that the greatest gifts appear after life’s fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn’t afraid to look trouble straight in the eye.  

    This stalwart group of friends depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, of children and grandchildren, of bold beginnings and second chances, in which the power of forgiveness, understanding, and the perfectly timed giggle fit is the CPR that mends broken hearts and shattered dreams.

    “It is impossible not to get caught up in the lives of the book group members. . . . Landvik’s gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor.”—The Denver Post

    “A guilty pleasure . . . This light, snappy read may be [Landvik’s] best yet.”—Midwest Living

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  • Sill Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen - Paperback USED
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    Sill Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen - Paperback USED

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

    Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

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    “There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Taken as a whole, Quindlen’s writings represent a generous and moving interrogation of women’s experience across the lines of class and race. [Still Life with Bread Crumbs] proves all the more moving because of its light, sophisticated humor. Quindlen’s least overtly political novel, it packs perhaps the most serious punch. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own.”The New York Times Book Review

    “[A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

    “Quindlen’s astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for.”—Chicago Tribune

    “[Anna] Quindlen’s seventh novel offers the literary equivalent of comfort food. . . . She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.”—NPR

    “Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photographs are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does the same here with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”People

    “Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure.”USA Today

    “With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”Library Journal

    “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”Publishers Weekly

    “Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”Booklist

    “Profound . . . engaging.”Kirkus Reviews

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  • The Hope Within by Tracie Peterson - Paperback USED Fiction
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    The Hope Within by Tracie Peterson - Paperback USED Fiction

    1886 Montana stands on the brink of statehood, and Dianne Selby finds her world turned upside down. Cole takes her and the children to Kansas to care for his dying father, but after the funeral, Cole's mother insists he stay and take over his inheritance. Unable to deal with her mother-in-law's cruel treatment, Dianne takes the children back to Montana alone. There, blizzards devastate the area, trapping a now pregnant Dianne at the ranch. Through the twists and turns of life and nature, Dianne comes to realize that the hope within Jesus Christ is the only hope that lasts.

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  • Eden Close by Anita Shreve - Paperback USED Fiction

    Eden Close by Anita Shreve - Paperback USED Fiction

    A “measured and haunting” modern gothic tale (New York Times Book Review) from the author of The Pilot’s Wife and The Weight of Water--the story of one man’s attempt to uncover the obsessions that killed a neighbor and blinded a beautiful girl seventeen years earlier.

    From Publishers Weekly

    In her notable fiction debut (her most recent nonfiction book is Women Together, Women Alone) Shreve sensitively explores the coming-of-age and later redemption of her hero, events separated by nearly 20 years. A recently divorced New York advertising executive in his mid-30s, Andrew returns to the home of his youth in upstate New York to bury his widowed mother. In the dilapidated house next door live Eden Close and her mother Edith. The novel opens with Andrew dreaming of the night he was awakened by screams from the Closes' house, an incident well remembered: "The man next door was murdered when I was seventeen. His daughter was raped." Blinded by the same gun that killed her father, Eden endures an hermetic existence, zealously guarded by her mother. She and Andrew had been best friends before puberty complicated their relationship, and now Andrew, looking to the past for clues to his future, reconnects with Eden. Readers will have guessed the secret of Eden and her mother long before the story's putative climax, when it is revealed to Andrew and others. Shreve's evocative prose and elegiac voice, and her faithful attention to her likable hero's emotions render him believable and give this romance a weight superior to most in the genre. Film rights to Disney/Hollywood Pictures.
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  • A Million Little Pieces by James Frey - Paperback USED

    A Million Little Pieces by James Frey - Paperback USED

    “The most lacerating tale of drug addiction since William S. Burroughs’ Junky.” —The Boston Globe

    “Again and again, the book delivers recollections that leave the reader winded and unsteady. James Frey’s staggering recovery memoir could well be seen as the final word on the topic.”—San Francisco Chronicle

    “A brutal, beautifully written memoir.”—The Denver Post

    “Gripping . . . A great story . . . You can’t help but cheer his victory.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

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  • Dreams of the Centaur by Montserrat Fontes - Paperback USED Literature
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    Dreams of the Centaur by Montserrat Fontes - Paperback USED Literature

    Dreams of the Centaur brings to light for the first time in fiction the tragic enslavement of the Yaqui Indians by Porfirio Diaz's regime at the turn of the last century. Through the lives of the Durcalsa Mexican family who has created a ranch out of the desert Montserrat Fontes vividly brings to the page a time when a horse is worth more than a man's life. When his father is killed in a gambling incident, Alejo Durcal avenges his murder and is put in the notorious prison pits for his crime. His strong-willed mother, Felipa, who shares a special bond with this, her oldest son, perseveres for his release, only to have him "freed" to march the Yaquis to slavery on henequen plantations. In order to save their own souls, Alejo and Felipa will bring all their spirit and courage to saving others' lives.

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  • Big Trouble : An Actual Novel by Dave Barry - Paperback USED Fiction
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    Big Trouble : An Actual Novel by Dave Barry - Paperback USED Fiction

    In his career, Dave Barry has done just about everything—written bestselling nonfiction, won a Pulitzer Prize, seen his life turned into a television series. And now, at last, he has joined the long list of literary figures from Jane Austen to Tolstoy who have made the transition from humor columnist to novelist—and done it with a style and inventiveness that establishes that, yes, he is very good at that, too.

    In the city of Coconut Grove, Florida, these things happen: A struggling adman named Eliot Arnold drives home from a meeting with the Client From Hell. His teenage son, Matt, fills his Squirtmaster 9000 for his turn at a high school game called Killer. Matt's intended victim, Jenny Herk, sits down in front of the TV with her mom for what she hopes will be a peaceful evening—for once. Jenny's alcoholic and secretly embezzling stepfather, Arthur, emerges from the maid's room, angry at being rebuffed—again. Henry and Leonard, two hit men from New Jersey, pull up to the Herks' house for a real game of Killer—Arthur's embezzlement apparently not having been quite so secret to his employers after all. And a homeless man named Puggy settles down for the night in a treehouse just inside the Herks' yard.

    In a few minutes, a chain of events that will change the lives of each and every one of them will begin, and will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.

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  • Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard - Paperback USED Fiction
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    Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard - Paperback USED Fiction

    The world is in the throes of economic decay and at the mercy of terrorists. Across this post-apocalyptic landscape marches one extraordinary soldier and his band of brothers. In a novel as disturbingly plausible as it is powerfully gripping, they are headed into a battle in which they will have to come to grips with the power of technology and the true price of freedom. "Compelling . . . riveting . . . Hubbard's best." —Publishers Weekly

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  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - Paperback USED Literature
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    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - Paperback USED Literature

    The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. 

    We are in an elegant hôtel particulier in the center of Paris. Renée, the building's concierge, is short, ugly, and plump. She has bunions on her feet. She is cantankerous and addicted to television soaps. Her only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In short, she is everything society expects from a concierge at a bourgeois building in a posh Parisian neighborhood. But Renée has a secret: she is a ferocious autodidact who furtively devours art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With biting humor she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants—her inferiors in every way except that of material wealth.  

    Then there's Paloma, a super-smart twelve-year-old and the youngest daughter of the Josses, who live on the fifth floor. Talented, precocious, and startingly lucid, she has come to terms with life's seeming futility and has decided to end her own on the day of her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue hiding her extraordinary intelligence behind a mask of mediocrity, acting the part of an average pre-teen high on pop subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

    Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renée's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her.

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  • Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes - Paperback USED
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    Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes - Paperback USED

    A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.

    "Barnes manages to be erudite but extremely funny too... You never know what Barnes is going to do next and I admire that.'" -- Caroline Rees, Daily Express

    "Delightful and enriching... A book to revel in" -- Joseph Heller 

    "A gem: an unashamed literary novel that is also unashamed to be readable, and broadly entertaining. Bravo!" -- John Irving 

    "Endless food for thought, beautifully written... A tour de force" -- Germaine Greer 

    "Unputdownable... A mesmeric original" -- Philip Larkin

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  • Keeping Faith : A Novel by Jodi Picoult - Paperback USED Like New
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    Keeping Faith : A Novel by Jodi Picoult - Paperback USED Like New

    “A triumph. This novel’s haunting strength will hold the reader until the very end and make Faith and her story impossible to forget.”
    Richmond Times Dispatch

    “Extraordinary.”
    Orlando Sentinel

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult (Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care) comes Keeping Faith: an “addictively readable” (Entertainment Weekly) novel that “makes you wonder about God. And that is a rare moment, indeed, in modern fiction” (USA Today).

    One of America's most powerful and thought-provoking novelists, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult brilliantly examines belief, miracles, and the complex core of family.

    When the marriage of Mariah White and her cheating husband, Colin, turns ugly and disintegrates, their seven-year-old daughter, Faith, is there to witness it all. In the aftermath of a rapid divorce, Mariah falls into a deep depression—and suddenly Faith, a child with no religious background whatsoever, hears divine voices, starts reciting biblical passages, and develops stigmata. And when the miraculous healings begin, mother and daughter are thrust into the volatile center of controversy and into the heat of a custody battle—trapped in a mad media circus that threatens what little stability the family has left.

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  • Wind River : A Novel by Tom Morrisey - Paperback USED
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    Wind River : A Novel by Tom Morrisey - Paperback USED

    Desperate to forget what happened to him in Iraq, Tyler Perkins flees to the emptiness of Wyoming. He's here to escape and also to fulfill a long-ago promise by accompanying his 86-year-old friend Soren Andeman on a fly-fishing trip--once more for old time's sake. But their trek to an idyllic trout lake soon becomes something more deeply harrowing--a journey that uncovers long-held lies, deadly crimes, and the buried secrets of the past.

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  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson - Two (2) Paperback Volumes USED

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson - Two (2) Paperback Volumes USED

    An International Bestselling Sensation A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

    Wildly suspenseful . . . an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller.”The Washington Post

    “I doubt you will read a better book this year.”—Val McDermid

    “Mesmerizing. . . . Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris's novel The Silence of the Lambs.”USA Today

    “A blazing literary sensation [this] dark-hearted thriller . . . is now poised to burn up bestseller lists in America.”Vanity Fair

    A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold

    A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

    It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

    It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

    It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.


    After you read the first book, read the sequel...

    The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th. 
     
    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

    About the Author

    Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

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  • Death of the Fifth Sun by Robert Somerlott - Paperback USED
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    Death of the Fifth Sun by Robert Somerlott - Paperback USED

    A God and thirteen horses took possession of teh small kingdom of Veracruz on the twenty-third day of March in the year of our Lord 1519...

    ...Hernan Cortez, with less than 500 men, marched from the sea to bring the Aztec empire to its knees.  Beside him walked the woman who made it possible; the Spaniards called her Dona Marina, but her name was Malinche which means destruction.

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  • Atonement by Ian McEwan - Paperback USED Fiction
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    Atonement by Ian McEwan - Paperback USED Fiction

    On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.

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  • The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher - Paperback USED

    The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher - Paperback USED

    “Every good love story has another love hiding within it.”

    Brokenhearted and still mourning the loss of her husband, Heidi travels with Abbott, her obsessive-compulsive seven-year-old son, and Charlotte, her jaded sixteen-year-old niece, to the small village of Puyloubier in the south of France, where a crumbling stone house may be responsible for mending hearts since before World War II.

    There, Charlotte confesses a shocking secret, and Heidi learns the truth about her mother’s “lost summer” when Heidi was a child. As three generations collide with one another, with the neighbor who seems to know all of their family skeletons, and with an enigmatic Frenchman, Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss, and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence. Can the magic of the house heal Heidi’s heart, too?

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  • So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba - Paperback USED

    So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba - Paperback USED

    “This is a beautiful new edition of a timeless classic of African literature. Ba brings the issue of polygamy into sharp, almost familiar focus for readers who might think it bizarre and safely foreign. I am pleased to see this treasure back in print.” Catherine E. Bolten, University of Notre Dame

    “I used this novel in my African literature course and it was great. The students researched Senegal and the discussions were lively, enthusiastic, and compelled the quiet students to join in. It was a rewarding experience.” Immaculate Kizza, University of Tennessee

    So Long a Letter is a landmark book - a sensation in its own country and an education for outsiders. Mariama Ba, a longtime women's activist, set out to write a book that exposed the double standard between men and women in Africa. The result, So Long a Letter, eventually won the first Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. The book itself takes the form of a long letter written by a widow, Ramatoulaye, to her friend, over the mandatory forty-day mourning period following the death of a husband. Both women had married for love and had happy, productive marriages; both were educated, had work they loved and were intellectually alive. During their lives, both of these women's husbands chose to take a second wife - and each woman then made a different choice. Ramatoulaye decided to stay married, although it meant rarely seeing her husband and knowing that he was squandering money on a young girl, a friend of her own daughter. Ramatoulaye's friend divorced her husband and eventually left the country, settling in the United States. In her letter, Ramatoulaye examines her life and that of other women of Senegal - their upbringing and training and the cultural restrictions placed upon them. It is a devastating attack, made all the more powerful because of the intelligence and maturity of the narrator and the ability of Mariama Ba to honor two very different choices within one framework. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister

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  • Aloft : A Novel by Chang-Rae Lee - Paperback USED Fiction

    Aloft : A Novel by Chang-Rae Lee - Paperback USED Fiction

    The New York Times–bestselling novel by the critically acclaimed author of Native Speaker and A Gesture Life.

    At 59, Jerry Battle is coasting through life. His favorite pastime is flying his small plane high above Long Island. Aloft, he can escape from the troubles that plague his family, neighbors, and loved ones on the ground. But he can't stay in the air forever. Only months before his 60th birthday, a culmination of family crises finally pull Jerry down from his emotionally distant course.

    Jerry learns that his family's stability is in jeopardy. His father, Hank, is growing increasingly unhappy in his assisted living facility. His son, Jack, has taken over the family landscaping business but is running it into bankruptcy. His daughter, Theresa, has become pregnant and has been diagnosed with cancer. His longtime girlfriend, Rita, who helped raise his children, has now moved in with another man. And Jerry still has unanswered questions that he must face regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of his late wife.

    Since the day his wife died, Jerry has turned avoiding conflict into an art form-the perfect expression being his solitary flights from which he can look down on a world that appears serene and unscathed. From his comfortable distance, he can't see the messy details, let alone begin to confront them. But Jerry is learning that in avoiding conflict, he is also avoiding contact with the people he loves most.

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  • Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo - Trade Paperback USED Fiction

    Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo - Trade Paperback USED Fiction

    Philip Caputo’s tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There’s the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can’t help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander. 

    As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that Acts of Faith is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry.   

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  • The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah - Paperback USED

    The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah - Paperback USED

    This is a used, mass market paperback book in good or better condition. More information to come soon.

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  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris >>> Mass Market Paperback

    Hannibal by Thomas Harris >>> Mass Market Paperback

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  • The Counterlife by Philip Roth - Paperback USED Fiction

    The Counterlife by Philip Roth - Paperback USED Fiction

    The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate.Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the mind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. His is the skeptical, enveloping intelligence that calculates the price that's paid in the struggle to change personal fortune and reshape history, whether in a dentist's office in suburban New Jersey, a tradition-bound English Village in Gloucestershire, a church in London's West End, or a tiny desert settlement in Israel's occupied West Bank.

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  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Mass Market Paperback USED

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Mass Market Paperback USED

    Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

    "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

    So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

    The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

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  • The Winds of War by Herman Wouk - Mass Market Paperback USED

    The Winds of War by Herman Wouk - Mass Market Paperback USED

    Herman Wouk’s sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America’s most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk’s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events — and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II — as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war’s maelstrom. 

    The Winds of War gives more vivid pictures of the principal leaders of the war than military and political history could. Fiction is better than history at showing ‘how it really was’ where matters of human character are concerned.” — Political Science Quarterly

    “First-rate storytelling.” — New York Times

    “With the whole world as its setting, The Winds of War tells the intimate story of an American family — a Navy family — caught up in the vortex of world conflict. . . . World history comes to life at a personal, eyewitness level.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

    "Wouk is a matchless storyteller with a gift for characterization, an ear for convincing dialogue, and a masterful grasp of what was at stake in World War II.” — San Francisco Chronicle

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  • Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi - USED Paperback Advance Uncorrected Proof

    Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi - USED Paperback Advance Uncorrected Proof

    Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.  

    Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais’ circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kweku’s death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother’s new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered—until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge.

    Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.

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  • Easy for You : Stories by Shannan Rouss in Trade Paperback USED
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    Easy for You : Stories by Shannan Rouss in Trade Paperback USED

    In this debut collection, Shannan Rouss delivers ten sharply etched stories set against the endless freeways and twinkling lights of Los Angeles. Each one provides a momentary glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of this sprawling space where lines and lives intersect. 

    We are introduced to the world of a millionaire who plays host to his ex-lover's wedding, a young bulimic woman whose relationship with a chef crumbles over a truffle, a Laurel Canyon housewife whose only confidante is the daughter of her Russian maid, and other stories from the City of Angels. 

    Filled with heartbreak and humor, Easy for You depicts the universal desire to find something true, and the lengths people will go to connect.

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