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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

Robert A. Caro - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 736 pages
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE ...
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The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I

Robert A. Caro - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 1005 pages
This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country.
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New England White

Stephen L. Carter - Fiction - 2007 - 555 pages
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Emperor of Ocean Park

Stephen L. Carter - Fiction - 2002 - 657 pages
Superbly written and filled with memorable characters, The Emperor of Ocean Park is both a stunning literary achievement and a grand literary entertainment. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Among Others

Jo Walton - Fiction - 2011 - 304 pages
Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like ...
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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan - Fiction - 2010 - 288 pages
With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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George F. Kennan: An American Life

John Lewis Gaddis - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 800 pages
This is a landmark work of history and biography that reveals the vast influence and rich inner landscape of a life that both mirrored and shaped the century it spanned.
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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte ...

Tom Reiss - History - 2012 - 432 pages
Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.
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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a ...

Gilbert King - History - 2012 - 464 pages
Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel

Margaret Atwood - Fiction - 2007 - 544 pages
Brilliantly weaving together such seemingly disparate elements, Atwood creates a world of astonishing vision and unforgettable impact. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Line of Beauty: A Novel

Alan Hollinghurst - Fiction - 2008 - 448 pages
A New York Times Bestseller (Extended) A LA Times Bestseller List A Book Sense National Bestseller A Northern California Bestseller A Sunday Times Bestseller List A New York Times Notable Book of the Year And chosen as one of the best books ...
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Going Bovine

Libba Bray - Juvenile Fiction - 2009 - 400 pages
With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Finkler Question: A Novel

Howard Jacobson - Fiction - 2010 - 320 pages
The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.
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Ship Breaker

Paolo Bacigalupi - Juvenile Fiction - 2010 - 336 pages
. . . In this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
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American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang - Juvenile Fiction - 2006 - 240 pages
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese ...
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The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai - Fiction - 2007 - 384 pages
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.
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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Sheri Fink - Social Science - 2013 - 576 pages
A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis. From the Hardcover edition.
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Seeker

Jack McDevitt - Fiction - 2005 - 384 pages
With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War.
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel

William Kent Krueger - Fiction - 2013 - 320 pages
Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him ...
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In the Shadow of Gotham

Stefanie Pintoff - Fiction - 2009 - 400 pages
Is Fromley really a murderer, or is someone mimicking him? This is what Simon Ziele must find out, with the help of the brilliant but self-interested Alistair Sinclair--before the killer strikes again.
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In the Woods

Tana French - Fiction - 2007 - 464 pages
Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones. From the Hardcover edition.
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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories

Wells Tower - Fiction - 2009 - 256 pages
Teenage cousins, drugged by summer, meet with a reckoning in the woods. A boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. In the stories of Wells Tower, families fall apart and messily try to reassemble themselves.
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Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Jesmyn Ward - Fiction - 2011 - 288 pages
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned.
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The Round House

Louise Erdrich - Fiction - 2012 - 368 pages
Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.
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Last Orders

Graham Swift - Fiction - 2012 - 304 pages
Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea.
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

George Packer - Political Science - 2013 - 448 pages
In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for ...
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