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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
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Damage is the gripping story of a man’s desperate obsession and scandalous love affair. He is a man who appears to have everything: wealth, a beautiful wife and children, and a prestigious political c…
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Shortchanged: How Advanced Placement Cheats Students
How the College Board's emphasis on standardized testing has led the AP program astray.

Every year, millions of students take Advanced Placement (AP) exams hoping to score enough points to earn college…
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Porterhouse Blue (Porterhouse Blue, #1)
3.84 avg. rating
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Porterhouse College is world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, its academic mediocrity and the social cache it confers on the athletic sons of country families. Si…
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A love story between two Vietnam War refugees who meet in an Arkansas relocation camp, the show features a dramatization of the fall of Saigon.
Play: 2 acts; 6 scenes; Epilogue
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The English Novel
4.17 avg. rating
· 106 Ratings
Overview of the history of the English novel, covering both general trends and specific authors, including Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Radcliffe, Scott, Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, Brontes, …
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Wilt In Nowhere
3.60 avg. rating
· 1310 Ratings
When his endlessly capricious wife Eva receives plane tickets for the family to visit Auntie Joan and Uncle Wally in Atlanta, Wilt knows only one thing - that nothing could entice him to fly three tho…
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The Best Man
3.98 avg. rating
· 257 Ratings
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4.20 avg. rating
· 11254 Ratings
Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars: same year at Yale, same debut year in publishing. But Athena's a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn't even get a pap…
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Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an infe…
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But You Seemed So Happy: A Marriage, in Pieces and Bits
In this tender, funny, and sharp companion to her acclaimed memoir-in-essays Amateur Hour , Kimberly Harrington explores and confronts marriage, divorce, and the ways love, loss, and longing shape a l…
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The Easter Parade
4.04 avg. rating
· 6465 Ratings
In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow…
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How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage
A hilarious memoir about the ending of a marriage that should have lasted forever—or at least for five years.

It's an age-old story. Girl meets boy. Girl marries boy. Girl decides she is way too young …
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The Angel of Rome and Other Stories
4.05 avg. rating
· 1694 Ratings
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions comes a stunning collection about those moments when everything changes--for the better, for the worse, for the o…
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Based on the screenplay by Dan O'Bannon. The crew of the spaceship Nostromo wake from cryogenic sleep to distress signals from an unknown planet. One is attacked when they investigate a derelict alien…
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
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In his second collection, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated and beloved short-story writers in American literature—a haunting me…
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The Narrow Corner
3.82 avg. rating
· 981 Ratings
Filled with adventure, passion, and intrigue, The Narrow Corner is a classic tale of the sea by one of the twentieth-century's finest writers.
Island hoping across the South Pacific, the esteemed Dr. …
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American Born Chinese
3.89 avg. rating
· 84416 Ratings
All Jin Wang wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at his school. Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and…
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Shakespeare's Sonnets
4.25 avg. rating
· 89317 Ratings
The Arden Shakespeare has long been acclaimed as the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. Now being totally reedited for the third time, Arden editions offer the very best in contempor…
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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
4.25 avg. rating
· 1144 Ratings
A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Ey…
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The Sheltering Sky
3.93 avg. rating
· 21284 Ratings
In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture--and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three…
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In Love with George Eliot
3.52 avg. rating
· 292 Ratings
Who was the real George Eliot? In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England’s greatest woman novelist as you’ve never read it before.

Marian Evans is …
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3.68 avg. rating
· 30235 Ratings

Condemned and banned for five years in Molière’s day, Tartuffe is a satire on religious hypocrisy. Tartuffe worms his way into Orgon’s household, blinding the master of the house with his religious…

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The One You Want to Marry [And Other Identities I've Had]
A hilarious and heartfelt memoir about finding your true voice by Sophie Santos, the fearless comic and host of The Lesbian Agenda.

From the self-proclaimed Queen of the Stunted Late Bloomers and one o…
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The Big Jump (Vintage Ace SF, G-683)
3.38 avg. rating
· 136 Ratings
Second Ace printing (first as a single volume). All signs pointed to the fact that no human could come back alive from Barnard's Star. Something elusive, beyond comprehension, existed out there; somet…
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Silas Marner
3.66 avg. rating
· 71340 Ratings
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatm…
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Goodbye to Berlin
3.96 avg. rating
· 9041 Ratings
Here, meine Damen und Herren, is Christopher Isherwood's brilliant farewell to a city which was not only buildings, streets, and people, but was also a state of mind which will never come around again…
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
3.87 avg. rating
· 184456 Ratings
The narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn…
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A Doll's House
3.75 avg. rating
· 110242 Ratings

A Doll's House (1879), is a masterpiece of theatrical craft which, for the first time portrayed the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle class marriage on the stage. The play ushered in a new socia…

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Make and Break
3.31 avg. rating
· 13 Ratings
John Garrard is a successful manufacturer who is driven by a compulsion to use and consume the world and the people around him. He is briefly intensely curious about everything he comes across, partic…
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The Prince of Tides
4.24 avg. rating
· 194009 Ratings
Pat Conroy has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. '
Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled …
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