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The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Prix des libraires du Quebec and the Stephen Leacock Medal. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Walter Scott ...
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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 ...
37 Reviews - Write review

Ghost Light

Joseph O'Connor - 2010 - Fiction - No preview available
Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America ...
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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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Ready Player One

Ernest Cline - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts ...
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell - 2010 - Fiction - No preview available
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years ...
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The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive

Brian Christian - 2012 - Computers - Limited preview
Explores how computers are reshaping ideas about what it means to be human profiling the annual Turing Test to assess a computer's capacity for thought while analyzing related philosophical, biological, and moral issues.
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The Cat's Table

Michael Ondaatje - 2011 - Fiction - No preview available
From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England ...
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Red Plenty

Francis Spufford - 2011 - History - No preview available
What if the Soviet 'miracle' had worked, and the communists had discovered the secret to prosperity, progress and happiness.?
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Luminarium

Alex Shakar - 2011 - Fiction - No preview available
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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