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Fifty Shades Of Grey

by E.L. James

Paperback, 528 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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Growing out of a piece of fan fiction that recast Twilight's Bella and Edward in sexier scenarios, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the steamy affair of a student journalist and an intriguing young entrepreneur.NPR Bestseller

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Little, Big

Little, Big

by John Crowley

Paperback, 538 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published October 11 2006 | purchase
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  • John Crowley

Little, Big is the story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld.

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The Wolf Gift

The Wolf Gift

by Anne Rice

Paperback, 18 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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The best-selling author of The Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches imagines the origins and history of the werewolf while portraying a romantic, sensualist being who experiences tragedy and transcendence when bestowed with transformational powers.NPR Bestseller

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Possession

Possession

A Romance

by A. S. Byatt

Paperback, 555 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published October 1 1991 | purchase
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  • A Romance
  • A. S. Byatt

A young academic couple's attempt to trace the relationship between two turbulent, romantic, and superstitious Victorian poets reveals uncanny parallels with their own lives and culminates in the exhumation of a poet's corpse. Reissue. 300,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros. film, directed by Neil LaBute, releasing Fall 2001, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Ehle, & Jeremy Northam) (General Fiction)

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Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

by Sarah Wendell

Paperback, 256 pages, Sourcebooks Inc, $14.99, published October 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Sarah Wendell

The co-founder of SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com and an influential romance blogger presents a unique gift book that provides the best wisdom about love that the romance genre has to offer. Original.

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Endless Love

Endless Love

by Scott Spencer

Paperback, 417 pages, Harpercollins, $14.95, published January 1 1999 | purchase
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  • Scott Spencer

David and Jade are wildly in love, but when Jade's father forbids the teens to continue their romance, David retaliates. What follows is a story of teenage love and obsession.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

by William Goldman

Paperback, 456 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.95, published October 8 2007 | purchase
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  • S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
  • William Goldman

This tale of a handsome farm boy who, aided by a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant, rescues a beautiful princess named Buttercup comes with a slyly humorous, metafictional edge: Goldman claims to have merely abridged an earlier text by one "S. Morgenstern" (actually a pseudonym) and peppers his text with clever commentary.

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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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Outlander

Outlander

by Diana Gabaldon

Hardcover, 662 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published July 5 2011 | purchase
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  • Diana Gabaldon

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself in the midst of a world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution, and haunted by her feelings for a young soldier. The first book in the Outlander Series.

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A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement

by Sebastien Japrisot and Linda Coverdale

Paperback, 327 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published November 1 2004 | purchase
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  • Sebastien Japrisot and Linda Coverdale

In 1919, Mathilde Donnay, a young wheelchair-bound woman in France, begins a quest to find out if her fiancé, supposedly killed in the line of duty two years earlier, might still be alive. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros. Independent Pictures film, releasing Fall 2004, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Audrey Tautou & Jodie Foster) (Historical Fiction)

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