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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez One of the 20th century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement of a Nobel Prize winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, …

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout by Paul Beatty Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, it challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant. Born in the “agrarian ghetto” of Dickens—on …

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ by Jodi Picoult (Ruth Jefferson #1) ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ Real Reader Review When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is …

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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See Me by Nicholas Sparks See me just as I see you . . . Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily …

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The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and …

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Almost Transparent Blue by Ryū Murakami

Almost Transparent Blue by Ryū Murakami

Almost Transparent Blue by Ryū Murakami Almost Transparent Blue is a brutal tale of lost youth in a Japanese port town close to an American military base. Murakami’s image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a group of friends locked in a destructive cycle of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. The novel is all but plotless, but the raw and often violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster ride through reality and hallucination, highs and lows, in …

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Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa

Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa

Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa A Haunting tale of power, corruption, and the complex search for identity, Conversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel Apolinario Odría Amoretti. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town. …

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On the Seventh Day Trilogy by Paulo Coelho

On the Seventh Day Trilogy by Paulo Coelho

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (On the Seventh Day #1) From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into …

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Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary cafe in Paris called Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. But when Diane suddenly loses her beloved husband and daughter in a car accident her perfect world is shattered. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane withdraws from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. One year on, …

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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN … When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, …

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