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The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq by Balāsim, Ḥasan, author.

The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq

"An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by "perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive" (The Guardian) The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists, but also of madmen and prophets, angels and djinni, sorcerers and spirits. Blending shocking realism wi

Jan 26, 2015
A confederacy of dunces by Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.

A confederacy of dunces

Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, t

Jan 26, 2015
Black dawn by Caine, Rachel.

Black dawn

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire's deadliest enemy, Morganville isn't just in danger--it's dying. Ever since the draug--mysterious creatures that prey on vampires--took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town's residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight

Jan 26, 2015
Bitter blood by Caine, Rachel.

Bitter blood

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within? Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town?s human population is determined to hold on to their

Jan 26, 2015
Abundance - the future is better than you think by Diamandis, Peter H., author.

Abundance - the future is better than you think

The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Jan 26, 2015
Those who leave and those who stay by Ferrante, Elena.

Those who leave and those who stay

Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with

Jan 26, 2015
Enchanted the Donovan legacy by Roberts, Nora.

Enchanted the Donovan legacy

"Lovely, guileless Rowan Murray felt drawn to brooding Liam Donovan with a power she'd never imagined possible. And his breathtaking kisses convinced her he felt the same. But she soon realized her darkly enigmatic neighbor was as elusive as the mysterious wolf she'd seen lurking about her cabin. Liam was tormented by indecision. He understood he had no right to love Rowan, knowing what lay ahead."

Jan 26, 2015
The empathy exams - essays by Jamison, Leslie, 1983- author.

The empathy exams - essays

A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others.

Jan 26, 2015
The dog a novel by O'Neill, Joseph.

The dog a novel

The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, the hero of this novel leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In a Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La, our protagonist struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich

Jan 26, 2015
T is for Trespass by Grafton, Sue.

T is for Trespass

Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone embarks on a terrifying but all-too-real ride that will reveal not everyone is who they say they are.

Jan 27, 2015
S is for Silence by Grafton, Sue.

S is for Silence

Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. Tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover; some said she was murdered by her husband. For the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter she left behind, though, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.

Jan 27, 2015
U is for Undertow by Grafton, Sue.

U is for Undertow

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more so when Kinsey Millhone's only lead is a grown man dredging up a repressed childhood memory-of something that may never have happened...

Jan 29, 2015
The Sacrifice by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.

The Sacrifice

New York TimesThe SacrificeThe Sacrifice is a major work of fiction from one of our most revered literary masters.

Jan 30, 2015
Tell - a novel by Itani, Frances, 1942-

Tell - a novel

The international debut sensation Deafening launched the story of Grania, deaf from the age of five, and her sister Tress, who helped to create their secret language. Tell picks up from the return of the sisters' husbands from the war, and follows Tress's partner Kenan, a young shell-shocked soldier who confines himself indoors, venturing outside only at night to visit the frozen bay where he skated as a boy. Saddened by her altered marriage, Tress seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie. But Maggie a

Jan 30, 2015
I'm Glad I Did by Weil, Cynthia.

I'm Glad I Did

-- From the Hardcover edition.

Jan 30, 2015
The price a novel by Johnston, Joan.

The price a novel

New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated millions of readers with her sprawling, sensuous novels about the two opposing dynasties of Bitter Creek, Texas -- the Blackthornes and the Creeds. Now in her highly anticipated hardcover debut, Johnston tells an impassioned story of love and danger, ambition and family, that features the popular character Luke Creed, a young man who has turned his back on his family's ranch to pursue his fortune as an attorney at Houston's most powe

Jan 31, 2015
The promise of morning by Shorey, Ann Kirk, 1941-

The promise of morning

Ellie Craig grieves the loss of three infant children, and when long-hidden secrets are brought to light, she must find a way to contact the family of her long-lost father. Meanwhile her husband, Matthew, faces controversy in his church and competition from a new arrival in Beldon Grove, who claims to be both a minister and the son of the town's founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? And will his unexpected travel companion help Ellie's heart mend? Book two in the At home

Jan 31, 2015
A promise to believe in by Peterson, Tracie.

A promise to believe in

After years spent following their father and his wanderlust, the three Gallatin sisters begin to fashion a life for themselves in the Montana wilds, operating a roadhouse at the crossroads of two stage lines. When their father is accidently killed, however, the oldest sister, Gwen, reasons that she's cursed. Death seems to haunt her every step. As the sisters work to maintain the roadhouse, an unexpected visitor arrives, sending Gwen into turmoil. Is he whom he claims to be? And can she dare to

Jan 31, 2015
Rain reign by Martin, Ann M., 1955-

Rain reign

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different--not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father

Jan 31, 2015
Raina's choice by Morris, Gilbert, author.

Raina's choice

Raina Vernay is a slave to her brother-in-law's brutal bidding in a seedy Louisiana saloon. She's at the end of her rope. . . . Then a mysterious stranger, Ty Kincaid, arrives in town from Mexico, headed for Arkansas by way of the riverboats, and Raina's mind starts churning a plan. She longs to find the father she's never known, and Ty just might be her ticket to Indian Territory. But when Ty lands himself in jail, Raina has to wonder if this wanted man could be of any use to her. And yet, what

Jan 31, 2015