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Burt Lancaster by Kate Buford
Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard D. Smith
The Crazed by Ha Jin
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin
Loverboy by Victoria Redel
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
More than You Know by Beth Gutcheon
Peel My Love Like an Onion by Ana Castillo
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Władysław Szpilman
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly1999
Marcel Proust: A Life by William C. Carter2000
Toy Medium: Materialism and Modern Lyric by Daniel TiffanyNonfiction, 2000
Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellermancrime novel, 2001
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand2001
What You Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell2001
Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Kraussnot in English Common Knowledge2002
The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd2008
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set by Peter StraubScience Fiction, 2009
Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot by Michael McLeodMyths & Legends, 2009
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz ZafónFiction, 2009
The Anthologist by Nicholson BakerFiction, 2009
Asterios Polyp by David MazzucchelliFiction, 2009
The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan BaltzNonfiction, 2009
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy EganNonfiction, 2009
Big Machine: A Novel by Victor LaValleScience Fiction, 2009
Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend by Joshua Blu BuhsMyths & Legends, 2009
Black Water Rising by Attica LockeMystery, 2009
Bone by Bone by Carol O'ConnellMystery, 2009
The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb by R. CrumbFiction, 2009
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile MeloyFiction, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age by Richard RaynerNonfiction, 2009
Britten and Brülightly by Hannah BerryMystery, 2009
Bury Me Deep by Megan AbbottMystery, 2009
The Castle by Franz KafkaFlashbacks, 2009
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie SmithNonfiction, 2009
Cheever: A Life by Blake BaileyNonfiction, 2009
Chronic: Poems by D.A. PowellFiction, 2009
The City & The City by China MiévilleFiction, 2009
The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President by Taylor BranchNonfiction, 2009
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia DavisFiction, 2009
Columbine by Dave CullenNonfiction, 2009
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard by J. G. BallardScience Fiction, 2009
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner HerzogNonfiction, 2009
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn HauptNonfiction, 2009
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression by Morris DicksteinNonfiction, 2009
Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day by Diane AckermanNonfiction, 2009
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran FoerNonfiction, 2009
Everything Matters! by Jr. Ron CurrieFiction, 2009
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess WalterFiction, 2009
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj ŽižekFlashbacks, 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonMystery, 2009
Imperial by William T. VollmannNonfiction, 2009
In Defense of Lost Causes by Slavoj ŽižekFlashbacks, 2009
Inherent Vice by Thomas PynchonFiction, 2009
It's Beginning to Hurt: Stories by James LasdunFiction, 2009
L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John BuntinNonfiction, 2009
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne PhillipsFiction, 2009
The Lost Origins of the Essay by John D'AgataNonfiction, 2009
Love and Summer by William TrevorFiction, 2009
Love in Infant Monkeys: Stories by Lydia MilletFiction, 2009
The Magicians by Lev Grossman 2009
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz KafkaFlashbacks, 2009
Methland by Nick RedingNonfiction, 2009
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuknot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2009
Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir by Lynne Sharon SchwartzNonfiction, 2009
Once the Shore by Paul YoonFiction, 2009
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca SolnitNonfiction, 2009
A Quiet Flame by Philip KerrMystery, 2009
Ravens by George Dawes GreenMystery, 2009
The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt BaglioMyths & Legends, 2009
Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen by David SaxNonfiction, 2009
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan AikenScience Fiction, 2009
The Signal by Ron CarlsonFiction, 2009
The Sky Below by Stacey D'ErasmoFiction, 2009
Stitches: A Memoir by David SmallNonfiction, 2009
Strength in What Remains by Tracy KidderNonfiction, 2009
Sunnyside by Glen David GoldFiction, 2009
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2009
The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible by John GeigerMyths & Legends, 2009
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan TropperFiction, 2009
Tiepolo Pink by Roberto CalassoNonfiction, 2009
Too Much Happiness by Alice MunroFiction, 2009
The Trial by Franz Kafka 2009
The True Deceiver by Tove JanssonFlashbacks, 2009
The Twelve by Stuart NevilleMystery, 2009
The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement by Miriam PawelNonfiction, 2009
Usher: Poems by B. H. FairchildFiction, 2009
A Village Life by Louise GlückFiction, 2009
West Of The West by Mark AraxNonfiction, 2009
Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector by Benjamin MoserNonfiction, 2009