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South Beach

South Beach

by Brian Antoni

Paperback, 289 pages, Pgw, $14, published January 21 2008 | purchase
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  • Brian Antoni

Left suddenly penniless and alone, twenty-nine-year-old trust fund child Gabriel Tucker discovers his only asset is an old Miami Beach apartment building named the Venus De Milo Arms and heads for Florida to rebuild his life, only to become caught up in the outrageous and decadent world of South Beach, surrounded by a colorful assortment of offbeat characters. Original.

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Sweet Savage Love

Sweet Savage Love

by Rosemary Rogers

Paperback, , Harlequin Books, $6.99, published August 1 2001 | purchase
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  • Rosemary Rogers

When Ginny Brandon is kidnapped by mercenary Steve Morgan during a period of political upheaval, she finds herself unwittingly falling in love with her handsome captor, but war and betrayal threatens to shatter their newfound happiness. Reprint.

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Bel Canto

Bel Canto

A Novel

by Ann Patchett

Paperback, 318 pages, Harpercollins, $13.95, published April 1 2002 | purchase
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  • A Novel
  • Ann Patchett

When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan.Literary Award Winner

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South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man

South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man

by Caridad Pineiro

Paperback, 285 pages, Pocket Books, $13, published September 11 2007 | purchase
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  • Caridad Pineiro

Unsure about the zany life she shares with her three best friends, reporter Sylvia Amenabar fights off her growing attraction to handsome police officer Carlos Ramirez but finds herself questioning her agenda when her latest assignment threatens to smear his reputation. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Manya Harari and Max Hayward

Hardcover, 510 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published November 1 1991 | purchase
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  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Manya Harari, et al

Epic novel of post-revolutionary Russia focuses on the torments and dreams of a doctor-poet who attempts to avoid the struggles of his turbulent era

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The Host

The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

Hardcover, 619 pages, Little Brown & Co, $25.99, published May 6 2008 | purchase
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  • Stephenie Meyer

A member of a species that takes over the minds of human bodies, Wanderer is unable to disregard his host's love for a man in hiding, a situation that forces both possessor and host to become unwilling allies. A first adult novel by the author of Eclipse.

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Pleasure

Pleasure

by Eric Jerome Dickey

Hardcover, 449 pages, Penguin Group USA, $24.95, published April 1 2008 | purchase
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  • Eric Jerome Dickey

Having left a man who has failed to meet her intimate needs, a woman considers the morally challenging notion of pursuing relationships with more than one person and gives into fantasies in her subsequent affairs with a married man and an unmarried stranger. 200,000 first printing.

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Stardust

Stardust

by Neil Gaiman

Paperback, 336 pages, Harpercollins, $6.99, published January 1 2000 | purchase
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  • Neil Gaiman

In the quiet English hamlet of Wall, Tristran Thorn embarks on a remarkable journey through the world of Faerie to recover a fallen star for his lover, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester.

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The Catastrophist

The Catastrophist

by Ronan Bennett

Paperback, 332 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16.95, published September 1 2000 | purchase
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  • Ronan Bennett

Living in Leopoldville in the Congo only to be near his lover, Gillespie becomes caught up in the terror and corruption that marks that country's slide into civil war in the early 1960s.

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Shanks Maude and Aylmer Maude

Paperback, 740 pages, Dover Pubns, $5, published November 23 2004 | purchase
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  • Leo Tolstoy, Louise Shanks Maude, et al

Presents the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

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On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

by Ian McEwan

Hardcover, 203 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published June 5 2007 | purchase
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  • Ian McEwan

Recently married, a young couple--Florence, a talented musician and shy daughter of an aloof Oxford academic and a successful businessman, and Edward an earnest history student with little experience of women--looks forward to the future, but cannot help but worry about their upcoming wedding night. By the author of Atonement. 200,000 first printing.

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Ten Days in the Hills

Ten Days in the Hills

by Jane Smiley

Hardcover, 449 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published February 13 2007 | purchase
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  • Jane Smiley

In the wake of the 2003 Academy Awards, a group of friends and family gathers in the Hollywood hills for ten transformative days of love, memories, gossip, movies, and more, including Max, an Oscar-winning writer/director whose career is waning; his lover Elena; his ex-wife, film star Zoe Cunningham; their daughter Isabel; and others. 150,000 first printing.

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The Whale Caller

The Whale Caller

by Zakes Mda

Paperback, 230 pages, St Martins Pr, $14, published October 17 2006 | purchase
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  • Zakes Mda

The author's fifth novel charts a tender, funny romance between the "Whale Caller" in the small South African coastal town of Hermanus and the town drunk, Saluni. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Lost Hearts in Italy

Lost Hearts in Italy

by Andrea Lee

Hardcover, 243 pages, Random House Inc, $23.95, published June 20 2006 | purchase
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  • Andrea Lee

Traveling to Rome to join her husband, Mira Ward has a fateful encounter with Zenin, an intriguing Italian billionaire whom she meets on the plane, and becomes caught up in an affair that exposes the cracks in her marriage and her own sense of self.

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