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Harrison, Jim

Summary: Cliff, a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, takes a road trip across America, armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds to overcome the banal names men have given them. Cliff's adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2008

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Lamprell, Mark.

Summary: "Michaelo O'Dell is hit by a car, and when he doesn't die, he is surprised and pleased. But he can't seem to move, frozen in the crash position. He can't concentrate, or control his anger and grief, or work out what to do about much of anything. His professional life begins to crumble, and although his wife Wendy is heroically supportive, his teenage children only exacerbate his post-accident...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2014

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Knopf, Chris.

Summary: Moving effortlessly across the social divide with wry pal Jackie Swaitkowski and rich guy Burton Lewis, the ex-boxer, ex-corporate infighter seems doomed to straddle the thin red line between envy and love, hate and forgiveness, goodness and greed ... and sometimes, life and death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Permanent Press 2008

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McEwan, Ian.

Summary: Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man--a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. On this particular Saturday morning,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2005

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Modiano, Patrick

Summary: Modiano, winner of the Prix Goncourt, constructs "a haunting tale of quiet intensity" (Review of Contemporary Fiction). It parallels the story of Jean B., a filmmaker who abandons his wife and career to hole up in a Paris hotel, with that of Ingrid and Rigaud, a refugee couple he'd met twenty years before, and whose mystery continues to haunt him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvill 1992

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McEwan, Ian.

Summary: From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2005

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Ford, Richard

Summary: Author Richard Ford illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe. Here, in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, and again ensconced in the well defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived -- seemingly if not...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Ogawa, Yōko

Summary: In a crumbling seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother tends to the off-season customers. When one night they are forced to expel a middle-aged man and a prostitute from their room, Mari finds herself drawn to the man's voice, in what will become the first gesture of a single long seduction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2010

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Banville, John.

Summary: Max Morden visits the seaside town where he spent his summers as a child after the death of his wife. There he remembers the Graces, the family that introduced him to a world of feeling he'd never experienced before. Interwoven with this story are Morden's memories of his wife, Anna--of their life together, of her death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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Orwell, George

Summary: From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt, Brace 1950

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McLarty, Ron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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Hannah, James

Summary: He has all kinds of everyday joy in his life - he's young, he's in love, he has friends who promise to stand by him if life ever goes wrong. Then one day, life does go wrong. He makes a mistake, and it's big and unforgiveable. Now time is running out, and his life is falling apart. But he's going to put it back together again. His own way. This is a story about how far love must stretch to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Inc 2016

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McLarty, Ron.

Summary: Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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Bellow, Saul.

Summary: A suffering and persecuted intellectual, Moses E. Herzog passively accepts the disasters of his private and public affairs in an effort to survive modern civilization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2003

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Ford, Richard

Summary: Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America people live in at this moment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

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Ford, Richard

Summary: In the fall of 2000, with the results of the presidential election still hanging in the balance, Frank Bascombe confronts the perils of Thanksgiving as he contends with health, marital, and family issues and works as a realtor at the Jersey shore.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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Dibdin, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2001

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Roth, Philip.

Contents: Operation Shylock: a confession -- Sabbath's theater -- Chronology -- Note on the texts -- notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

Summary: Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1995

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Delbanco, Francesca.

Summary: A young woman who pens an advice column by day and struggles to become an actor by night illuminates the complex manners and social customs of Manhattan in this novel of fame, sex, love, ambition, and friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

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Banville, John.

Summary: Irishman Max Morden, grieving the death of his wife Anna, returns to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child, and finds himself engulfed in thoughts and memories of a momentous summer spent with the vacationing Grace family, his life with Anna, and his relationship with his grown daughter.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

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Larsen, Taylor

Summary: "Debut novel about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him--and his family--into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2016

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Sparks, Nicholas

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Summary: After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich

Summary: Humbert Humbert attempts to justify his love for and obsession with the barely adolescent Dolores Haze, known as Lolita. Humbert's cross-country flight with his adored nymphet ends with her betrayal of him with his rival, the evil Quilty, who pursues Lolita not out of love but out of lust and selfishness, and who functions as a kind of double for the more pure-hearted (if perverse) Humbert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2009

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