Infinite Jest

Infinite JestA gargantuan, mind altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it

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The Book Thief

The Book ThiefIt is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier, and will be busier still By her brother s graveside, Liesel s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook, left behind there by accident,

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Here is the first volume in George R R Martin s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and

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The Goldfinch

The GoldfinchIt begins with a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to

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Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander (Outlander, #1)The year is 1945 Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles Suddenly she is a Sassenach an outlander in a Scotland torn by

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1Q84

1Q84The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 Q is for question mark A world that

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Don Quixote

Don QuixoteDon Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight errant himself In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways While Quixote s fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills,

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The Night Circus

The Night CircusThe circus arrives without warning No announcements precede it It is simply there, when yesterday it was not Within the black and white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements It is called Le Cirque des R ves, and it is only open at night But behind

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American Gods (American Gods, #1)

American Gods (American Gods, #1)Days before his release from prison, Shadow s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash Numbly, he makes his way back home On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America Together they embark on a

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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death But Daenerys

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A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United StatesLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winning

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Les Misérables

Les MisérablesIntroducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread Les Mis rables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good

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The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)

The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)A thrilling and original coming of age novel for adults about a young man practicing magic in the real world Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable A senior in high school, he s still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called

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