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The Secret History of Moscow

Ekaterina Sedia - 2007 - Fiction - No preview available
Just released from a mental hospital, Galina, a young translator and recovering schizophrenic, doesn't quite believe her eyes when her pregnant sister abruptly gives birth and changes into a fleeing jackdaw. Yet others across the city witness ...
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The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

Josh Swiller - 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
Describes one young man's efforts to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving, hearing world by undertaking a two-year sojourn in a remote village in Zambia as a Peace Corps volunteer where he found a remarkable world marked by both beauty and ...
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Spaceman Blues: A Love Song

Brian Francis Slattery - 2007 - Fiction - Limited preview
When Manuel Rodrigo de Guzmán González disappears, Wendell Apogee decides to find out where he has gone and why. But in order to figure out what happened to Manuel, Wendell must contend with parties, cockfights, and chases; an underground city ...
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Red Bird: Poems

Mary Oliver - 2008 - Poetry - No preview available
A collection of poems celebrates the many forms that love can take and bemoans the fate of the natural world.
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The Duppy

Anthony C. Winkler - 2008 - Fiction - Limited preview
Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Janet Malcolm - 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of course, is Gertrude Stein, the modernist master ...
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Submarine: A Novel

Joe Dunthorne - 2008 - Fiction - Limited preview
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Joe Dunthorne's Wild Abandon. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver Tate is stealthily nosing his way ...
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