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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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The Chocolate Thief

The Chocolate Thief

by Laura Florand

Paperback, 0 pages, Kensington, $14, published July 31 2012 | purchase
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  • Laura Florand

The Parisian sorcerer of artisan chocolate, handsome Frenchman Sylvain Marquis, and the American empress of chocolate bars, Cade Corey, play a decadent game of seduction and subterfuge that causes them both to melt with desire.

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fifty shades of grey

Fifty Shades Of Grey

by E.L. James

Paperback, 528 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • E.L. James

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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Overseas

Overseas

by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover, 456 pages, Putnam Adult, $25.95, published May 10 2012 | purchase
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A cynical Wall Street analyst falls uncharacteristically in love with a billionaire with a mysterious past, in a romance with mystical ties to a relationship between a World War I British officer and a beautiful young American who held vital information about a fateful reconnaissance mission.

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The Garden Intrigue

The Garden Intrigue

by Lauren Willig

Hardcover, 388 pages, Dutton Adult, $25.95, published February 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Lauren Willig

Hiding intelligence clues in deliberately bad poetry that he writes from his vantage point in France, undercover agent Augustus Whittlesby is scathingly mocked by an American envoy's niece, Emma, whose favor he is forced to gain in order to collect information about a top-secret device being shown at a local house party.

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A Night Like This

A Night Like This

by Julia Quinn

Paperback, 373 pages, Avon, $7.99, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Julia Quinn

Anne Wynter, a governess with some dark secrets in her past, is tempted by the dangerously handsome Daniel Smith-Smythe, Earl of Winstead, who relentlessly pursues her despite her social station.

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Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love

by Kristan Higgins

Paperback, 425 pages, HQN Books, $7.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • Kristan Higgins

Parker Welles, a single mother whose family has just lost everything, finds love in an unexpected place when she travels to Maine to sell her lone possession, a decrepit house in need of repair.

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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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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
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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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