Results for General Fiction + Controversial Subjects + 20th Century (multiple decades)

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  • Vanessa and Her Sister
    Priya Parmar
    Paperback: 10/13/2015
    The work of exciting young newcomer Priya Parmar, Vanessa and Her Sister exquisitely captures the champagne-...
  • Ruby: A Novel
    Cynthia Bond
    Paperback: 02/10/2015
    The epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to ...
  • 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...
  • Dissident Gardens: A Novel
    Jonathan Lethem
    Paperback: 06/03/2014
    A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers—an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations ...
  • What the River Washed Away
    Muriel Mharie Macleod
    Paperback: 07/23/2013
    A missing child, a buried tin of coins, and a terrible secret - these lie at the heart of Muriel Macleod's ...
  • All Woman and Springtime: A Novel
    Brandon W. Jones
    Paperback: 03/12/2013
    This spellbinding debut, reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, depicts, with chilling accuracy, life behind ...
  • Drifting House
    Krys Lee
    Paperback: 12/24/2012
    An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction.

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