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THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by Steven Galloway

In Sarajevo in 1992 during the siege led by Serbs in the hills above the city, a bomb kills 22 people waiting in line for food.
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483653
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2009

A spare and haunting, wise and beautiful novel about war and the endurance of the human spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity.


SWEEPING UP GLASS by Carolyn Wall

Destined to be another classic with a southern setting, SWEEPING UP GLASS Carolyn Wall is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family. Olivia, the narrator, echoes the strength of a Flannery O’Connor female character. (Softcover, $14.00). Recommended by Lisa.
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$15.00
ISBN: 9780385343039
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Published: Delta - August 4th, 2009

Destined to be a classic, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.


NIGHT WORK by Thomas Glavinic

NIGHT WORK by Thomas Glavinic is not an easy book--it shifts between scary and tedious pretty often, and you’re never told what exactly happened to cause the main character to be alone. But it’s a haunting book, one that will stay with you long after you read it, even if you read it all the way through and decide that you don’t really like it.
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By Thomas Glavinic, John Brownjohn (Translator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781847671844
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Published: Canongate Us - November 1st, 2008

The routine of daily life is such that one goes to sleep with the security that tomorrow will arrive, just as it did today.


DEAFENING by Frances Itani

DEAFENING by Frances Itani, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, is an engrossing novel centered on the world of the deaf as well as the horrors and sacrifices of World War I. Relationships among various generations ring true; the characters’ inner and outer worlds come alive in the hands of an experienced and talented writer.
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ISBN: 9780802141651
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Published: Grove Press - November 5th, 2004

Set during 1915-19 in Canada, United States, England, Belgium and France, this is the story of a young woman in her 20's, Grania O' Neill (pronounced GRAW-NEE-YA, an Irish name meaning "Love"), profoundly deaf from the age of 5 as a result of scarlet fever.


THE FAMILY MAN by Elinor Lipman

It’s difficult to think of another author of fiction who writes with more wit and intelligence than Elinor Lipman.  THE FAMILY MAN, due in May in hardcover, is a delightful comedy of manners set in Manhattan.  Henry’s well-ordered life is turned upside-down when his stepdaughter from a brief (and disastrous) marriage re-enters his life.  The dialogue is quotably funny and Lipman’s love for her cha
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ISBN: 9780547336084
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2010

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely.


THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS (Volumes 1 & 2)

THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS (Volumes 1 & 2) are extremely entertaining.  They’re a blend of Victorian suspense, adventure, science fiction, with a little eroticism and humor thrown in.  Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr.
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ISBN: 9780553385854
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Published: Bantam - December 30th, 2008


Here begins an extraordinary alliance--and a brutal and tender, shocking, and electrifying adventure to end all adventures.


The GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a delightful novel set in 1946 England.  A young woman who is a columnist for a London newspaper receives a letter from a resident of the isle of Guernsey, one of England’s Channel Islands, which had been occupied by the Nazis.  The entire novel is composed of letters between island residents and the writer,
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ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press - May 5th, 2009

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