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  • The Valley of Amazement
    Amy Tan
    Paperback: 07/15/2014
     
    A sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the...
  • Amy Falls Down
    Jincy Willett
    Paperback: 07/01/2014
     
    A scathingly funny and wickedly humorous roman-a-clef by one of our most acclaimed literary humorists - about ...
  • The Language of Flowers : A Novel
    Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Paperback: 04/03/2012
     
    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and ...
  • Private Life
    Jane Smiley
    Paperback: 06/14/2011
     
    A riveting new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winner that traverses the intimate landscape of one woman&#...
  • Shanghai Girls : A Novel
    Lisa See
    Paperback: 02/02/2010
     
    Pearl and May are sisters, living carefree lives in Shanghai, the Paris of Asia. But when Japanese bombs fall...
  • The Story of a Marriage : A Novel
    Andrew Sean Greer
    Paperback: 03/31/2009
     
    From the bestselling author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a love story full of secrets and astonishments ...
  • Crescent
    Diana Abu-Jaber
    Paperback: 05/01/2004
     
    Written in a lush, lyrical style, infused with the flavors and scents of Middle Eastern food, and spiced with ...

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