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Laughter in the Dark

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By Vladimir Nabokov, John Banville (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811216746
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Published: New Directions - September 17th, 2006

Deliciously dark and comedic. I laughed out loud! If you enjoy dark humor and delight in the misfortune of others then read this book. Seriously though, you should at least read the first paragraph to get a taste of Nabokov's humor. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780679775430
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

What begins as a search for a missing cat quickly turns into a sprawling search for understanding-- understanding of what? Self, love, loss, reality, fear, war and so much more. This is a tome that deserves to be read. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Boat

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By Nam Le
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307388193
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

This collection of short stories is fearless in scope and subject. Nam Le examines the most basic desires and fears of the human condition. These pieces are a concise in-depth examination of life, love, loss, and war. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Golden Notebook

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ISBN: 9780060931407
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 3rd, 1999

Lessing has created a psychologically engaging novel about Anna Wulf, a woman slowly coming undone. Alternating between four notebooks that represent different facets of Anna's life, Lessing brings Anna's fragmented thoughts together into one final identity. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


Thousand Cranes

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780679762652
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Published: Vintage - November 26th, 1996

A beautifully understated novel that comes with my highest recommendation. Written in subtly sensuous prose, Kawabata captures human desire and passion with a precision that is rarely seen today. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


The Girl With All the Gifts

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316278157
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Published: Orbit - June 10th, 2014

You will not be able to put this book down, nor should you! Melanie, the young protagonist, introduces the reader to a world of savagery and inhumanity. From within this moral and spiritual abyss, she also brings forth hope for humankind on the brink of destruction. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl Cornwell


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