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Reputations

By: 9780735216860

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780735216860R

ISBN: 9780735216860R

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Graceland

By: Abani, Chris

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 12/19/2013

Seller ID: 9780312425289

ISBN: 0312425287

Condition: USED


"A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin in its power and revelation of the new."--T. Coraghessan Boyle The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, this is a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria, where the trappings of American culture reign supreme. View more info

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Monkey Wrench Gang

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780380713394

ISBN: 038071339X

Condition: USED


Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang a "comic extravaganza," which it is, although one with a clear, serious message: to protect the American wilderness from the forces of commercial enterprise. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to the Southwestern desert after the war to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with three others who share his indignation and want to do something about it: feminist saboteur and Bronx exile Bonnie... View more info

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Monkey Wrench Gang

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 6/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780061129766

ISBN: 0061129763

Condition: USED


Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power--taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move--and peaceful coexistence be damned View more info

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Upright Piano Player

By: Abbott, David

Price: $5.50

Publisher: ANCHOR: 1/14/2015

Seller ID: 9780307743329

ISBN: 0307743322

Condition: USED


Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son is strained to the point of estrangement, and on the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random violent act which soon escalates into a prolonged and mysterious harassment. Who is doing this? And why? Full of exceptional grace and emotional power, "The Upright Piano Player" is... View more info

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Upright Piano Player

By: Abbott, David

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780385534420

ISBN: 0385534426

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An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive. "David Abbott's "The Upright Piano Player" is a wise and moving debut, an accomplished novel of quiet depths and resonant shadows." --John Burnham Schwartz, author of "The Commoner "and" Reservation Road " Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relation... View more info

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Flatland

By: Abbott, Edwin A.

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781519664501

ISBN: 1519664508

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Minaret

By: Aboulela, Leila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ATLANTIC MONTHLY PR: 8/11/2010

Seller ID: 9780802170149

ISBN: 0802170145

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Fobbit

By: Abrams, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC:

Seller ID: 9780802120328

ISBN: 0802120326

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Unsaid

By: Abramson, Neil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: CTR STREET: 5/30/2013

Seller ID: 9781599954097

ISBN: 1599954095

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In this explosive debut novel, Neil Abramson explores the beauty and redemptive power of human-animal relationships and the true meaning of communication in all of its diverse forms.As a veterinarian, Helena was required to choose when to end the lives of the terminally ill animals in her care. Now that she has died, she is afraid to face them and finally admit to herself that her thirty-seven years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena lingers, a silent observer haunted by the life she left behind-her shattered attorney husband, David; her houseful of damaged ... View more info

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Crescent

By: Abu-Jaber, Crescent

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 2/18/2012

Seller ID: 9780393325546

ISBN: 0393325547

Condition: USED


Thirty-nine-year-old Sirine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food until an unbearably handsome Arabic literature professor starts dropping by for a little home cooking. Falling in love brings Sirene's whole heart to a boil stirring up memories of her parents and questions about her identity as an Arab American. Praised by critics from "The New Yorker" to "USA Today" for her first novel, "Arabian Jazz" ("an oracular tale that unfurls like g... View more info

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Arabian Jazz: A Novel

By: Abu-Jaber, Diana

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393324228

ISBN: 0393324222

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In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy lawn ornaments, and, of course, his daughters. Fatima is obsessed with seeing her nieces married Jemorah is nearly thirty Supernurse Melvina is firmly committed to her work, but Jemorah is ambivalent about her identity and role. Is she Arab? Is she American? Should... View more info

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Wonder Garden

By: Acampora, Lauren

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Seller ID: 9780802124814

ISBN: 080212481X

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Arch and the Butterfly

By: Achaari, Mohammed

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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY:

Seller ID: 9789992179055

ISBN: 9992179058

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Preparing to leave for work one morning, Youssef al-Firsiwi finds a mysterious letter has been slipped under his door. In a single line, he learns that his only son, Yacine, whom he believed to be studying engineering in Paris, has been killed in Afghanistan fighting with the Islamist resistance. His comfortable life as a leftist journalist shattered, Youssef loses both his sense of smell and his sense of self. He and his wife divorce and he becomes involved with a new woman. He turns for support to his friends Ahmad and Ibrahim, themselves enmeshed in ever-more complex real estate deals and h... View more info

Things Fall Apart and Related Readings

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780395775592

ISBN: 0395775590

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Man of the People, A

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $4.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 10/5/2012

Seller ID: 0385086164

ISBN: 0385086164

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Anthills of the Savannah

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 1/30/2015

Seller ID: 9780385260459

ISBN: 0385260458

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In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper--another childhood friend--Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic. View more info

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Things Fall Apart

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780385474542

ISBN: 0385474547

Condition: USED


"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious comp... View more info

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No Longer at Ease

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 8/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780385474559

ISBN: 0385474555

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater

By: Acito, Marc

Price: $6.50

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 8/11/2012

Seller ID: 9780767918541

ISBN: 0767918541

Condition: USED


A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused New Jersey teenager's larcenous quest for his acting school tuition. It's 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller-type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward's father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard. Edward's truly in a bind. He's ineligible for scholarships because his father earns to... View more info