Haruki Murakami - Fiction - 2010 - 223 pages
A Novel Haruki Murakami. for the meager food available. Everywhere flies and
mosquitoes swarmed. "You all really want to live here?" asked the Ainu youth. "
You bet," replied the farmers. It is not obvious why the Ainu youth, instead of ...
Haruki Murakami - Fiction - 2014 - 96 pages
Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.
Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Fiction - 2006 - 320 pages
Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour.
Bradford Morrow - Fiction - 2011 - 400 pages
Ariel Rankin seeks to locate and save her unknown father—a man deeply scarred by his secret and brutal role in the history of his country In the sequel to Bradford Morrow’s heralded Trinity Fields,young New Yorker Ariel Rankin learns ...
Jo Baker - Fiction - 2014 - 304 pages
Unflinching in its depictions of the uncertainties of youth, Offcomer (“An arresting debut” —The Independent (London)) is a novel of real and quiet power, from literary star Jo Baker. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lewis Nordan - Fiction - 1997 - 250 pages
"A comedy at least half as divine--and dark--as Dante's own . . . a flat-out tour de force."--Lee K. Abbott, Miami Herald; "This is not just a good book, this is a marvelous book."-The Village Voice.
Alice Hoffman - Fiction - 2002 - 304 pages
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new novel.
Philip K. Dick - Fiction - 2011 - 224 pages
In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing ...
Umberto Eco - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 464 pages
At once philosophical and amusing, Kant and the Platypus is a tour of the world of our senses, told by a master of knowing what is real and what is not.
Tom Robbins - Fiction - 2005 - 288 pages
On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about “the false mustache of the world”--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither ...
Italo Calvino - Fiction - 2013 - 192 pages
The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Italy’s most imaginative writer. “Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino dreams perfect dreams for us” (John Updike, New Yorker) ...
R.A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore - Juvenile Fiction - 2010 - 304 pages
In this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy, R.A. Salvatore and his son Geno continue their gripping tale of coming-of-age in a world filled with magic, featuring a cameo of R.A. Salvatore's signature character Drizzt Do'Urden.
Frans P. Nijkamp, Michael J. Parnham - Medical - 2011 - 728 pages
The book concludes with a chapter on immunotoxicology. This third edition continues the unique format dealing with four related topics in a single volume, obviating the need to refer to several different textbooks.
Haruki Murakami - Fiction - 2010 - 336 pages
With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a ...
Kevin Brockmeier - Fiction - 2011 - 272 pages
As we follow the journey of the book from stranger to stranger, we come to understand how intricately and brilliantly they are connected, in all their human injury and experience. From the Hardcover edition.
Louise Erdrich - Fiction - 2009 - 320 pages
The Antelope Wife extends the branches of the families who populate Louise Erdrich's earlier novels, and once again, her unsentimental, unsparing writing captures the Native American sense of despair, magic, and humor.
Karen Lord - Fiction - 2010 - 200 pages
In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.
Haruki Murakami - Fiction - 2007 - 160 pages
As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Eileen Favorite - Fiction - 2007 - 256 pages
These novels, devoted to the lives of the Heroines that make them so irresistible, have a way of hitting too close to home -- well, to the Homestead actually, where Anne-Marie runs the quaint family-owned bed and breakfast.
Steve Earle - Fiction - 2011 - 256 pages
A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves ...
Jess Walter - Fiction - 2009 - 368 pages
The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller.
Peter Westwood - Education - 2015 - 224 pages
Peter Westwood also provides additional information and advice on transition from school to employment for students with disabilities, lesson study, e-learning, and computer-aided instruction, and reflects on the important changes made ...
Tiffany Baker - Fiction - 2009 - 352 pages
When Truly Plaice's mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how recordbreakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be.
Tomoyuki Hoshino - Fiction - 2009 - 288 pages
These and other provocative questions provide the backdrop for this powerful novel about young adults caught up in the fast-paced life of modern Japan.
Tad Crawford - Fiction - 2012 - 296 pages
Equal parts science fiction, magic realism, and hard-boiled detective story, A Floating Life is a dizzying journey through a fragmented landscape of ideas deftly rendered into a seamless, spellbinding narrative in the lineage of Borges...
Meg Cabot, Mia Thermopolis - Fiction - 2009 - 432 pages
Princess Mia Thermopolis, Meg Cabot's most beloved character, has always been an outspoken animal-rights activist and committed environmentalist. In keeping with Mia's true spirit, Meg will be donating her advance to Greenpeace.
Natsume Soseki - Fiction - 2009 - 288 pages
In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary.