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House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City
In 1572, the Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba in Peru, searching for great golden treasure, only to find the city deserted, burned, and already stripped of its wealth. A…
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The Tortilla Curtain (Penguin Books with Reading Guides)
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sen…
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3.87 avg. rating
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All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa...
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From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change.

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4.21 avg. rating
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Describes in chilling, yet affectionate, detail the disintegration of a wealthy Ottoman family, both financially and emotionally. It is rich with the scent of fin de siecle Istanbul in the last days o…
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Cannery Row is a book without much of a plot. Rather, it is an attempt to capture the feeling and people of a place, the cannery district of Monterey, California, which is populated by a mix of those …
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The Pull of the River: Tales of Escape and Adventure on Britain's Waterways
Tales of escape and adventure on Britain’s waterways

In The Pull of the River two foolhardy explorers do what we would all love to do: they turn their world upside down and seek adventure on their very…
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3.94 avg. rating
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Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany

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4.16 avg. rating
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This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The star attraction is the novella The Haunted Hotel, a clever co…
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A woman able to communicate with spirits must assemble a ragtag crew to pull off a daring heist to save her community in this timely and dazzling historical fantasy that weaves together African Americ…
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The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even …
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4.25 avg. rating
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