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$16.00
ISBN: 9780989760751
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2015

This debut collection of short fictions and narratives is so witty, raw and insightful that you'll read it again and again!


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Lila: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074843
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Published: Picador - October 6th, 2015

In an incredible feat of imagination and stylistic skill, Robinson inhabits the life and thoughts of an unschooled drifter who marries an aging pastor in the third novel set in the town of Gilead, Iowa.


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Something Happened Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684841212
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 1997

Did you love Mad Men? Of course you did. So do yourself a favour and read this dark and funny exploration of the sordid and tempestuous inner life of an outwardly banal executive in the Sixties.


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780312428549
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Published: Picador - September 1st, 2009

The beautifully written, heartbreaking story of a disillusioned young spinster and her self-destructive brother. This is my favourite of Robinson's novels set in Gilead, but they're all fantastic.


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The Wake: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977177
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

This linguistically ambitious novel uses an invented dialouge that borrows from the vocab, spelling, and syntax of Old English to recreate the world of Saxon Britain in the bloody period after the Norman invasion. Learning to read it is an experience in itself!


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The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment Cover Image
By Graham Greene, Alan Furst (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039112
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 26th, 2005

Guessing the weight of a cake plunges Arthur Rowe into a deadly game of cat and mouse in this WWII-era thriller that combines the excitement of Hitchcock with the absurdity of a Kafkaesque nightmare.


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Life: A User's Manual (Verba Mundi #18) Cover Image
By Georges Perec, David Bellos (Translator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781567923735
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - July 1st, 2009

Not much useful life advice here, but this delightful book about a Parisian apartment building and all the people and objects that have inhabited it, is one of the most unusual and fascinating novels I've ever read.


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