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  • Luminous Airplanes : A Novel
    Paul LaFarge
    Paperback: 10/02/2012
     
    A decade after the publication of Haussmann, or the Distinction, his acclaimed novel about nineteenth-century ...
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of The Hunt Sisters
    Elisabeth Robinson
    Paperback: 01/03/2005
     
    This debut novel is heartbreaking and hilarious, somber and delightful, and imbued with all the love one ...
  • The Russian Debutante's Handbook : A Novel
    Gary Shteyngart
    Paperback: 05/01/2003
     
    The hilarious adventures of Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, takes a serious look at what it ...
  • The Nanny Diaries : A Novel
    Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin
    Paperback: 03/01/2003
     
    Deftly skewers the manner in which America's over-privileged raise les petites over-privileged--as if grooming...
  • Full Court Press
    Mike Lupica
    Paperback: 11/01/2002
     
    Dee Gerard becomes the first woman to play in the NBA. How she gets there and the hilarious and sobering ...
  • Spectacular Happiness
    Peter D. Kramer
    Paperback: 06/01/2002
     
    Darkly intelligent, provocative, compelling and stunning in its execution. This is the masterful first novel ...
  • Pagan Babies
    Elmore Leonard
    Paperback: 01/08/2002
     
    Even with this tragic background of Rwanda Pagan Babies comes off as Leonard's funniest straight-faced ...

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