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Das Kaptital

by Viken Berberian
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On Kingdom Mountain

by Howard Frank Mosher
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Smonk

by Tom Franklin
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The Almost Moon

by Alice Sebold
(September 2007)

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The Savior

by Eugene Drucker
(July 2007)
 
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Talk Talk

by T. C. Boyle
(June 2007)
 
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The City of a Rising Tide

by Rebecca Lee
(July 2007)

 
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The Tenderness of Wolves

by Stef Penney
(July 2007)

 
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Everyman

by Philip Roth
(April 2007)
 
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Red River

by Lalita Tademy
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The God of Animals

by Aryn Kyle
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The Perfect Man

by Naeem Murr
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Zoli by Colum McCann (January 2007)

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (January 2007)

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult April 2004

Little Children by Tom Perotta March 2004

Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich February 2004

The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley January 2004

Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck January 2004

Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood April 2004

The Amatuer Marriage by Anne Tyler January 2004

Bandbox by Thomas Mallon (January 2004)

Lab 257 by Michael C. Carroll (February 2004)

The Hound in the Left-hand Corner by Giles Waterfield (February 2004)

The Cutting Room by Laurence Klavan (February 2004)

Shipwreck by Louis Begley (September 2003)

The Lady, the Chef and the Courtesan by Marisol (August 2003)

Call Me the Breeze by Patrick McCabe (November 2003)

A Blade of Grass by Lewis DeSoto (October 2003)

The Genomics Age: How DNA Technology is Transforming the Way We Live and Who We Are by Gina Smith

Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky (November 2003)

Old School by Tobias Wolff (November 2003)

The Movies of My Life by Alberto Fuguet (October 2003)

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche (October 2003)

Walking into the Night by Olaf Olafsson (October 2003)

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard (October 2003)

The Great Husband Hunt by Laurie Graham (October 2003)

Harvard Yard by William Martin (October 2003)

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald (September 2003)

Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund (September 2003)

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (September 2003)

Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet Ravel (September 2003)

Versailles by Kathryn Davis (September 2003)

American Woman by Susan Choi (August 2003)

Truth by Jacqueline Sheehan (August 2003)

The Known World by Edward P. Jones (August 2003)

She is Me by Cathleen Schine (August 2003)

Orchard by Larry Watson (August 2003)

Stella Descending by Linn Ullmann (August 2003)

Postcards from Berlin by Margaret Leroy (August 2003)

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch (July 2003)

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore (June 2003)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (June 2003)

Isabel's Daughter by Judith R. Hendricks (June 2003)

The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst (June 2003)

The Genius of the Sea by Naeem Murr (May 2003)

Hunger by Elise Blackwell (May 2003)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (May 2003)

The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker (May 2003)

Babyville by Jane Green (May 2003)

Amanda Bright@Home by Daniel Crittendon (May 2003)

The Light of Day by Graham Swift (May 2003)

Monsoon Diary by Narayan Shoba (April 2003)

The Gentlemen of Space by Ira Sher (April 2003)

Good Faith by Jane Smiley (April 2003)

A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer (March 2003)

Brownsville by Oscar Casares (March 2003)

All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve (May 2003)

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult (April 2003)

Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia (April 2003)

The Book of Salt by Monique Troung (April 2003)

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Foer Safran (April 2003 in PB)

The Point of Return by Siddhartha Deb (March 2003)

A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray (March 2003)

And All the Saints by Michael Walsh (March 2003)

Solomon Time by Will Randall (March 2003)

Shroud by John Banville (March 2003)

Fanny and Sue by Karen Stolz (March 2003)

Heart Seizure by Bill Fitzhugh (March 2003)

Atonement by Ian McEwan (March 2003 in pb)

Set This House In Order by Matt Ruff (February 2003)

Drop City by T.C. Boyle (February 2003)

Clara by Janice Galloway (February 2003)

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Under the Skin by James Carlos Blake (February 2003)

Flash House by Aimee Liu (Feb 2003)

The Watermelon King by Daniel Wallace (Feb 2003 in PB)

The Commissariat of Enlightenment by Ken Kalfus (January 2003)

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (January 2003 in PB)

Beginner's Luck by Laura Pedersen (January 2003)

The Jennifer Government by Max Barry (January 2003)

Miss Corpus by Clay McLeod Chapman (February 2003)

Any Human Heart by William Boyd (February 2003)

The Wolf Pit by Marly Youmans (February 2003 in PB)

The Miracles of Santo Fico by D. L. Smith (January 2003)

Seraglio by Janet Wallach (January 2003)

Parts Unknown by Kevin Brennan (January 2003)

Marriage: A Duet by Anne Taylor Fleming (January 2003)

Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard (January 2003 in PB)

Sapphire's Grave by Hilda Gurley-Highgate (December 2002)

Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones (August 2002)

The Justification of Johann Gutenberg by Blake Morrison (October 2002)

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles (January 2003 in PB)

The Disapparation of James by Anne Ursu (January 2003)

The Fall by Simon Mawer (December 2002)

Forever by Pete Hamill (December 2002)

That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx (December 2002)

A Winter Marriage by Kerry Hardie (December 2002) 

The Indian Lover by Garth Murphy (December 2002)

Bow's Boy by Richard Babcock (November 2002)

Seek My Face by John Updike (November 2002)

Tapestries by Kien Nguyen (November 2002)

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci (November 2002)

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (October 2002-reprint)

Swan by Frances Mayes (October 2002)

The River Road by Karen Osborn (October 2002)

No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckly (October 2002)

I Don't Know How She Does It by Alison Pearson (October 2002)

Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon (September 2002)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (September 2002)

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry (September 2002)

Three June by Julia Glass (September 2002)

Ignorance by Milan Kundera (October 2002)

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Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker (October 2002)

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The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith (October 2002)

Dear First Love by Zoé Valdés (September 2002)

Coastliners by Joanne Harris (September 2002)

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Tourmaline by Joanna Scott (October 2002)

Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (October 2002)

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Heart of the Beast by Joyce Weatherford (September 2002 - PB)

The Book of Fred by Abby Bardi (September 2002 - PB)

Casa Rossa by Francesca Marciano (August 2002)

Standing in the Rainbow by Fanny Flagg (August 2002

The Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (August 2002)

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (August 2002)

The Judges by Elie Wiesel (August 2002)

Kleopatra by Karen Essex (August 2002- in PB)

Pharaoh by Karen Essex (August 2002)

You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett (August 2002)

Half in Love by Maile Meloy (July 2002)

Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill (July 2002 in PB)

The Whore's Child by Richard Russo (July 2002)

The Portable Promised Land by Touré (July 2002)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (July 2002)

An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky (July 2002)

Juniper Tree Burning by Goldberry Long (July 2002 in paperback)

The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel (June 2002)

My Conversation with the Mann by John Ridley (June 2002)

Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien (June 2002)

Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings (June 2002)

The Sisters Mallone by Louisa Ermelino (June 2002)

The Rainbow Singer by Simon Kerr (June 2002)

The Puzzle Bark Tree by Stephanie Gertler (June 2002)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (May 2002)

Throwing April by Wendy Wing (November 2001- at amazon in May 2002)

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Dirt Music by Tim Winton (May 2002)

Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens (May 2002)

All That Lives: A Novel of the Bell Witch by Melissa Sanders-Self (May 2002)

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The Miss America Family by Julianna Baggott (April 2002)

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Last Years' Jesus by Ellen Slezak (April 2002)

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve (April 2002)

Empire Falls by Richard Russo (April 2002 in PB)

Loving Pedro Infante by Denise Chavez (April 2002 in paperback)

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The Way to Somewhere by Angie Day (March 2002)

The Cyclist by Viken Berberian (March 2002)

South of Reason by Cindy Eppes (March 2002)

The Wooden Nickel by William Carpenter (March 2002)

Henderson's Spear by Ronald Wright (March 2002)

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Jimmy's Girl by Stephanie Gertler (February 2002) (in paperback)

The Body Artist by Don Delillo (February 2002) (in paperback)

The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan (February 2002)

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland (January 2002)

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Beyond Illusions by Duong Thu Huong (January 2002)

Captain Saturday by Robert Inman (January 2002)

Never Fade Away by William Hart (January 2002)

Girl Talk by Julianna Baggott (January 2002)

Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan (January 2002)

River Woman by Donna Hemans (January 2002)

Butterfly Confessions by Ellen K. McMahill (December 2001)

Generation Oz by Kirk Eggleston (December 2001)

Threads by Nell Gavin (December 2001)

Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry (December 2001)

Bear v. Shark by Chris Bachelder (November 2001)

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargus Llosa (November 2001)

Hotel of the Saints by Ursula Hegi (October 2001)

City of Dreams: a Novel of Early Manhattan by Beverly Swerling (October 2001)

Rowing to Latitude by Jill Fredston October 2001)

Clear Creek by Don Ballew (October 2001)

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (September 2001)

It's My Body and I'll Cry If I Want To by Sharleen Jonasson (September 2001)

Swming Home from Las Vegas by Wendy Wing (August 2001)

The Empty Cafe by Michael Hoffman (June 2001)

This is the Place by Carolyn Howard-Johnson (May 2001)

Fixer Chao by Han Ong (April 2001)

Voices on the Stair by Elizabeth Routen (April 2001)

The Lost Daughter of Happiness by Geling Yan (April 2001)

Channeling Biker Bob by Nik C. Colyer (April 2001)

Born of War: Based on a True Story of American-Chinese Friendship by David E. Feldman (January 2001)

The Weight of All Things by Sandra Benitez (December 2000)

Planet New York by Tudor Alexander (November 2000)

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The Years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes (October 2000)

Hooking Up by Tom Wolfe (October 2000)

The Giuliana Legacy by Alexis Masters (September 2000)

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In America by Susan Sontag (March 2000)

Foreign Brides by Elana Lappin (November 1999)

 
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The Wolf Pit
The Master Butcher's Singing Club
The Jennifer Government
Miss Corpus
The Miracles of Santo Fico
Parts Unknown
Seraglip
Marriage
Sapphire's Grave
Tishmingo Blues
Middlesex
Leaving Atl;anta
Bows Boy
Swan
The River Road
That Old Ace in the Hole
Family Matters
Tapestries
Ignorance
I Don't Know How She Does It
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The Puzzlebark Tree by Stephanie Gertler
The Rainbow Singer by Simon Kerr
Juniper Tree Burning by  Goldberrry Long
Throwing April by Wendy Wing
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
The End of Marriage by Nina Vida
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
Boulevard by Jim Grimsley
The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Craft
Whitegirl by Kate Manning

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

The Miss America Family by Julianna Baggott

The Cyclist by Viken Berberian
Last Years Jesus by Ellen Slezak
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
South of Reason by Cindy Eppes
The Wooden Nickel by William Carptenter
Henderson's Spear by Ronald Wright
Girls' Poker Night by Jill A. Davis
Captain Saturday by Robert Inman
 

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