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The Paris Wife: A Novel

Paula McLain - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
“A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people ...
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Once Upon a Time, There Was You

Elizabeth Berg - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
BONUS: This edition contains a Once Upon a Time, There Was You discussion guide. Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of ...
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The Kitchen House: A Novel

Kathleen Grissom - 2010 - Fiction - Limited preview
In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate. Orphaned ...
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel

Paolo Giordano - 2010 - Fiction - Limited preview
A stunning debut novel about the intertwined destinies of two friends brought together by childhood tragedy. A three-million-copy Italian bestseller and winner of that country’s prestigious Premio Strega award. A prime number is inherently a ...
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The Lake Shore Limited

Sue Miller - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
An insightful story examines how Wilhelmina "Billy" Gertz comes to write a play about the terrorist bombing of a train, how the work is then created anew by the actors and the director and how the performance itself touches and changes the other ...
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Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices

Noah Feldman - 2010 - History - Limited preview
A tiny, ebullient Jew who started as America's leading liberal and ended as its most famous judicial conservative. A Klansman who became an absolutist advocate of free speech and civil rights. A backcountry lawyer who started off trying cases ...
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French Lessons: A Novel

Ellen Sussman - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways. Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to ...
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The Memory Palace

Mira Bartok - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
In the tradition of The Glass Castle, two sisters confront schizophrenia in this poignant literary memoir about family and mental illness. Through stunning prose and original art, The Memory Palace captures the love between mother and daughter ...
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The Soldier's Wife

Margaret Leroy - 2011 - Fiction - No preview available
A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier’s Wife asks “What would you do for your family” “What should you do for a stranger” and “What would you do for love” As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare ...
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No Exit: A Play in One Act

Jean-Paul Sartre - 1958 - Drama - Limited preview
Fantasy / Characters: 2 male, 2 female Scenery: Interior No Exit was first presented in New York at the Biltmore Theatre with Claude Dauphin, Annabella, and Ruth Ford. Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room ...
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