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number9dream

David Mitchell - 2008 - Fiction - No preview available
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2001 The second novel from the critically-acclaimed author of GHOSTWRITTEN and CLOUD ATLAS. As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So ...
529 Reviews - Write review

Let The Great World Spin

Colum McCann - 2010 - Fiction - Limited preview
One August morning in 1974, a tightrope walker makes his way, through the dawn light, between the World Trade Center towers. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this stunningly intricate portrait of a city and ...
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Red Plenty

Francis Spufford - 2011 - History - No preview available
The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. It was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the penny-pinching lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a ...
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Luminarium

Alex Shakar - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of a burgeoning New York City software company devoted to the creation of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in the summer of 2006, as two wars rage and the fifth anniversary of 9/11 ...
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Reamde: A Novel

Neal Stephenson - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in ...
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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Emil Frankl, Ilse Lasch, Harold S. Kushner - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of ...
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Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Temple Grandin - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
The author describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it.
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Redemption Falls

Joseph O'Connor - 2007 - Fiction - Snippet view
1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney ...
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Zero History

William Gibson - 2010 - Fiction - Limited preview
Hollis Henry is broke. Milgrim is owned. Garreth can’t be bought. And they all have something that global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend needs/wants, as he finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift, after a Department of Defense contract for ...
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Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann - 2009 - Grief - No preview available
New York, August 1974. A man is walking the sky. The city stands still in awe. Between the newly built Twin Towers the man is striding, twirling and showboating his way through the air. One hundred and ten stories below him, the lives of eight ...
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