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So Brave, Young, and Handsome

by Leif Enger
ISBN: 9780871139856

 The story of an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him .

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Primal threat

by Earl W Emerson
ISBN: 0345492994

Heading for the mountains for a cycling trip, Zak Polanski and his friends are terrorized by a jealous former boyfriend, but when one of the stalker's friends falls to his death, Zak and his companions struggle to get off the mountain alive .

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A chant to Soothe Wild Elephants: a Memoir

by Jaed Coffin
ISBN: 9780306815263

Coffin left America for Thailand to follow his family's wishes to be ordained as a Buddhist monk. The process involved leaving one privileged, bicultural life for another that was exceedingly simple but enriched by gentle strangers. Coffin vividly recalls his sense of displacement and struggles with his ethnic identity as he describes serene temples, seasons of rain, saffron robes, baths in canals and those who reverently give him alms in the streets. By the time he falls in love with a beautiful Thai woman, readers fully understand that she represents the life he can have if he stays

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The Used World : a Novel

by Haven Kimmel
ISBN: 0743247787

 Spending their days at a sprawling Indiana antique mart surrounded by dusty furniture and cast-off clothing, Hazel, Claudia, and Rebekah find their circumstances revitalized by three romances and the unexpected arrival of two babies .

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Matrimony

by Joshua Henkin
ISBN: 9780375424359

Matrimony is a beautifully detailed portrait of what it means to share a life with someone–to do it when you’re young, and to try to do it afresh on the brink of middle age.

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The Tenderness of Wolves

by Stef Penney
ISBN: 1416540741

When her teenage son disappears in the aftermath of a brutal murder, a determined mother sets out from her snow-covered nineteenth-century settlement to find him, an effort that is hampered by vigilante groups and the harrowing forces of nature .

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The Element : How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

by Ken Robinson
ISBN: 0670020478

From one of the world's leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment comes a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement.

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Beat the Reaper

by Josh Bazell
ISBN: 0316032220

The carefully orchestrated life of Manhattan emergency room doctor and witness-protection program participant Peter Brown unravels in the course of a day that begins with a mugging and a new patient who knows him from his previous existence .

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