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    Craig Jones
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "It's easy to forget that Amazon even has competitors these days, but Barnes & Noble is still my go-to. I read a lot of novels, and love having bookshelves filled with books. B&N seems to send me coupons all the time, and if you're lucky enough to still have a physical B&N in your area, you can buy online and often go pick up the book to skip the wait on shipping. Great selection as well."
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      Broken Verses
      Broken Verses is a novel written by Kamilla Shamsie about a woman in search of her activist mother who disappeared many, many years ago. The novel was published on June 1st, 2005 by Mariner Books.
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      Sean Hansen
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "Broken Verses represents a good book that details life in modern Pakistan. This book also explores mother-daughter relationships after a mother leaves. This book,..."
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      Sean Hansen
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "Broken Verses represents a good book that details life in modern Pakistan. This book also explores mother-daughter relationships after a mother leaves. This book, unfortunately, does not represent more than one or two genres."
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      The Brooklyn Follies
      The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster is a fiction novel originally published in 2005. This book is preceded by Oracle Night. It tells the story of a 60-year old man who transferred to Brooklyn to wait for the day he'll die.
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      $14

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      Philip Palmer
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "This book is good, but I am not sure if I put it on my must-read list. It is a solid story with a compelling character, but I found it kind of lingers on for longer than it..."
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      Philip Palmer
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "This book is good, but I am not sure if I put it on my must-read list. It is a solid story with a compelling character, but I found it kind of lingers on for longer than it needs to. It really only sticks to one genre so I am not sure if this is really what some people are looking for."
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      Mr. Vertigo

      Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster is an absurdist fiction novel first published in 1994. This book tells the story of Walter Claireborne Rawley - an orphan living in the streets of St. Louis - until a man adopted him and taught him how to fly.

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      $15.36

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      Jacob Allen
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "Mr. Vertigo is a unique book and a must read. The story of Walter Claireborne Rawley is so interesting and I found myself thinking about it weeks after I finished the novel."
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      Jacob Allen
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "Mr. Vertigo is a unique book and a must read. The story of Walter Claireborne Rawley is so interesting and I found myself thinking about it weeks after I finished the novel."
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      The Music of Chance

      The Music of Chance by Paul Auster is a mystery novel originally published in 1990. This booktells the story of a fireman named Jim Nashe and his wife who left him along with their children.

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      $17.11

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      Christian Munoz
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "One of the best books I have read in a long time. There are so many surprises that just kept me guessing the whole time I was reading the book. The book easily kept my..."
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      Christian Munoz
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "One of the best books I have read in a long time. There are so many surprises that just kept me guessing the whole time I was reading the book. The book easily kept my attention as there wasn't a boring moment to be had. It is also a thrilling story and one that I would call a must read. This author is something else in this genre!"
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      Pinjar

      Pinjar is a book written by a poet and novelist Amrita Pritam. It is about a runaway Hindu girl after an abduction of a Muslim man Rashid and first published in 1950.

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      $7.77

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      Aaron Graham
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "This book is too difficult for me to judge, as it has no user reviews, and is in Hindi, not English. I can't say if this is good or fitting for my search, but it is definitely..."
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      Aaron Graham
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "This book is too difficult for me to judge, as it has no user reviews, and is in Hindi, not English. I can't say if this is good or fitting for my search, but it is definitely not for me."
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      Elective Affinities

      Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is fiction novel that was originally published in 1809. Since its publication, it was adapted into films such as The Elective Affinities released in 1996 and Sometime in August in 2009.

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      $58.38

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      Judith Garrett
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "This book was okay. It doesn't leave any surprise for the reader, it tells you in the beginning what is going to happen. I think it is a good approach to reading about society..."
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      Judith Garrett
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "This book was okay. It doesn't leave any surprise for the reader, it tells you in the beginning what is going to happen. I think it is a good approach to reading about society then and the way things were structured. I didn't mind it because I love learning about life in another time. It's an okay read."
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      Hymns to the Night

      Hymns to the Night by Novalis is a poetry novel originally published in 1800. This book is the third edition in Dick Higgins' collection of translated and bilingual classic books of romantic poems.

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      $5.95

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      Michelle Burke
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "This book is okay. The poems have been translated and I can imagine they have lost a little of their original magic in translation. Still, the idea behind the novel is there...."
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      Michelle Burke
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "This book is okay. The poems have been translated and I can imagine they have lost a little of their original magic in translation. Still, the idea behind the novel is there. Good read if you are into the classics and poetry."
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      The Crimes of Love

      The Crimes of Love by Marquis de Sade is an erotic fiction literature originally published in 1800. This book explores selfless love along with the cruelties it comes with. This edition of the book belongs to the Oxford's World Classics.

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      $26.47

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      Joyce Ramos
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "I think these classic tales of love are timeless, stories written before the world went crazy. This is a wonderful piece of literature great for the enthusiast"
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      Joyce Ramos
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "I think these classic tales of love are timeless, stories written before the world went crazy. This is a wonderful piece of literature great for the enthusiast"
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      Night in the Lonesome October

      Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon is a speculative horror fiction novel originally published in 2001. This book tells the story of a man who was recently dumped and decided to walk on the cold streets one October night.

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      Kyle Mendoza
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "A wonderful read, and what I consider to be a classic! A dark and unusual plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat while making you year to turn the page to see how..."
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      Kyle Mendoza
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "A wonderful read, and what I consider to be a classic! A dark and unusual plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat while making you year to turn the page to see how events unfold. One of Richard Laymon best works!"
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      The Palace of Illusions
      The Palace of Illusions is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It is a retelling of the classic Indian epic, Mahabharata, and tells the story of Princess Panchaali, who wedded the five Pandava brothers and helped them regain their kingdom.
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      $16.95

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      Juan Stanley
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "If you are interested in mythology and ancient stories, this is a great read. Writing from a woman's perspective makes it even more interesting than the usual fare of male..."
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      Juan Stanley
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "If you are interested in mythology and ancient stories, this is a great read. Writing from a woman's perspective makes it even more interesting than the usual fare of male protagonists that dominate the genre, which is a refreshing change."
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      Adam Tucker
      Written on April 14, 2018
      "Great book to read to my young daughter, she loved it."
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      The Woman in Cabin 10

      The Woman in Cabin 10 is an adventure and mystery book for young adults and adults written by Ruth Ware. It was a Summer Must-Read for both the Entertainment Weekly and the New York Post last 2016.

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      $26

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      María Luisa Rivas
      Written on April 23, 2018
      "Has great editor and author reviews. Good pricing options, and lots of customer reviews. once again, the amazon blurb is on the wrong book. They need to fix that. lots of..."
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      María Luisa Rivas
      Written on April 23, 2018
      "Has great editor and author reviews. Good pricing options, and lots of customer reviews. once again, the amazon blurb is on the wrong book. They need to fix that. lots of decriptions, and it does make me want to read the book!"
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      The Insulted and Humiliated

      Originally published in 1861, The Insulted and Humiliated is a novel by acclaimed Russian author, Fyodor Dostoevsky. It tells the story of a prince who fell in love with a girl from a poor family and the troubles that came with it.

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      $34.95 - Varies by seller

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      Carl Dixon
      Written on April 9, 2018
      "I really enjoyed reading this classic novel. The story was better than I anticipated."
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      Carl Dixon
      Written on April 9, 2018
      "I really enjoyed reading this classic novel. The story was better than I anticipated."
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      River Of Earth
      River Of Earth is a novel by James Still. Set in the 20th century and written from the perspective of a seven-year-old boy, it tells the story of his family and their struggles in living in eastern Kentucky.
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      $19.95

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      Christine Valdez
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "This novel is fun to read.."
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      Christine Valdez
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "This novel is fun to read.."
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      Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul

      Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirit of Educators is a collection of short stories by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. These stories are proof of how teachers influence lives.

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      $13.98

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      Jerry Ward
      Written on April 9, 2018
      "This book makes a great gift for any student teacher or any teacher suffering from some questions about the decision to become a teacher. It has a way of soothing the soul and..."
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      Jerry Ward
      Written on April 9, 2018
      "This book makes a great gift for any student teacher or any teacher suffering from some questions about the decision to become a teacher. It has a way of soothing the soul and bring back hope to the hearts of educators"
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      In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

      In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, is Daniyal Mueenuddin's novel that explores class and power relations in Pakistan.



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      Timothy Ellis
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders may be in a different genre than what the casual reader has been exposed to, especially if that reader is from a western country. It's a unique..."
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      Timothy Ellis
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders may be in a different genre than what the casual reader has been exposed to, especially if that reader is from a western country. It's a unique book that explores the class system in Pakistan and may be interesting to those looking for something outside of their normal reading range."
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      City of Glass (New York Trilogy)
      City of Glass by Paul Auster is a postmodern, mystery fiction novel originally published in 1985. This book is the first in The New York Trilogy followed by Ghosts and The Locked Room.
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      $16

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      Peter Guzman
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "Although this is an interesting book, I would not consider it as a must read book in any category. It is a detective book with a semi-normal plot but still will make you feel..."
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      Peter Guzman
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "Although this is an interesting book, I would not consider it as a must read book in any category. It is a detective book with a semi-normal plot but still will make you feel thrilled. If you like the book, you should also read the rest of the series."
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      A Town Like Alice

      A Town Like Alice is a novel by Nevil Shute. Set during World War II, it follows the story of Jean Paget, who travels to the outbacks of Australia to look for the Australian soldier who saved her life. 

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      $13.13

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      Alfredo Téllez
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I guess war romance can be a different genre out there"
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      Alfredo Téllez
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I guess war romance can be a different genre out there"
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      Last Evenings on Earth

      Robert Bolaño's Last Evening on Earth, winner of the 2005 PEN Translation Fund Award, is the first collection of short stories in English. The book was published on April 30th, 2007 by New Directions.

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      $15.95

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      Ruth Tucker
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "This book looks very interesting. The topics of the book are pretty depressing, and many too heavy for my taste, but I would certainly be willing to give the book a try."
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      Ruth Tucker
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "This book looks very interesting. The topics of the book are pretty depressing, and many too heavy for my taste, but I would certainly be willing to give the book a try."
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      A Heart So White
       Javier Marías' A Heart So White, winner of the 1997 Dublin IMPAC Prize for the best novel published worldwide in English, is a novel about how a person's past can affect the rest of his life. 

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      $14.95

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      Paul Riley
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "I was looking for a Christmas gift for my dad. He loves reading new and different things, so I figured I would search for the best must read books in different genres and see..."
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      Paul Riley
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "I was looking for a Christmas gift for my dad. He loves reading new and different things, so I figured I would search for the best must read books in different genres and see what I could find. Luckily, I wound up finding the book " A Heart So White" and was instantly impressed. "A Heart So White" has tons of accolades (including the 1997 Dublin IMPAC Prize for best worldwide novel published in English) and touches on how a person's past can affect the rest of his life. My dad ending up loving "A Heart So White" and I would definitely recommend the book to others."
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      The Rings of Saturn
      W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn, a novel that has been shortlisted for the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Award in Fiction, is a story about the east coast of England, told in photographs. The book was published on April 17th 1999 by New Directions.

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      $16.95

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      Lawrence Duncan
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "Not many books necessarily quality as absolute must-reads, considering how many books that there truly are and how many are forgettable or unremarkable. It can be somewhat..."
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      Lawrence Duncan
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "Not many books necessarily quality as absolute must-reads, considering how many books that there truly are and how many are forgettable or unremarkable. It can be somewhat difficult to classify or summarize this book, but it would seemingly mostly appeal to those interested in English history or geography, though it does not necessarily only explore these things in a detached, scholarly tone. There are many diversions into the author's memories and mental state as well. I think it is a good, even very good, but not truly great work, overall."
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      The Hour of the Star
      Clarice Lispector's final novel, The Hour of the New Star is a haunting story about Macabea, a person who has been intensely tried by life. The book was published on February 17th, 1992 by New Directions.

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      $33.97

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      Evelyn Romero
      Written on April 11, 2018
      "Not sure what the topic means. "In different genres"? Anyways, this is a good book, worth reading."
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      Evelyn Romero
      Written on April 11, 2018
      "Not sure what the topic means. "In different genres"? Anyways, this is a good book, worth reading."
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      Q & A

      First published in 2005, Q & A is a novel by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. It is the basis of the award-winning 2008 film, Slumdog Millionaire. It tells the story of Ram Mohammad Thomas, a waiter who won a quiz show.

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      $35.3

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      Joyce Carter
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "I love books of all genres, so when I stumbled upon this book, I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't overly impressed by this book, but it also wasn't the worst book I ever..."
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      Joyce Carter
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "I love books of all genres, so when I stumbled upon this book, I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't overly impressed by this book, but it also wasn't the worst book I ever read."
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      The Concept of Mind
      The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle is a philosophical novel originally published in 1949. This book tackles the illusion of the "mind" supported by logical errors. Its first edition was released by the University of Chicago Press.
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      $27.5 - Varies by Seller

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      Roger Turner
      Written on April 16, 2018
      "Was a little iffy because of time period and reviews on amazon weren't the best! will have to think this book is a pass"
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      Roger Turner
      Written on April 16, 2018
      "Was a little iffy because of time period and reviews on amazon weren't the best! will have to think this book is a pass"
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      The Late Great Human Road Show

      The Late Great Human Road Show is a mature and dystopic novel for young adults and adults written by Paulette Jiles. It was first released in 1986. It is set in a post-nuclear-explosion Toronto.

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      $104.93 - Varies by seller

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      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "This is a story that I am interested in and I would love to have the time to read it more thoroughly. It's a startling look at a post apocalyptic setting."
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      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "This is a story that I am interested in and I would love to have the time to read it more thoroughly. It's a startling look at a post apocalyptic setting."
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      Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

      Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris is an essay book originally published in April 2013. This novel was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Humor and PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

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      $27 - Varies by Seller

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      Héctor Espinoza
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "This is such an interesting topic and is very "out there". Each story has a different genre persay, so this is an ideal book for someone who wants something fun."
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      Héctor Espinoza
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "This is such an interesting topic and is very "out there". Each story has a different genre persay, so this is an ideal book for someone who wants something fun."
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      The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

      The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake is a collection of twelve short stories by Breece D'J Pancake, published after his death at age twenty-six. The stories are varied in plot but are all set in his birthplace of rural West Virginia.

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      $15

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      Catherine Schmidt
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "This book has twelve stories in it. The stories aren't too long and actually have a variety in the plots. If you are looking for a book that is focused on a variety of genres,..."
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      Catherine Schmidt
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "This book has twelve stories in it. The stories aren't too long and actually have a variety in the plots. If you are looking for a book that is focused on a variety of genres, this a pretty good choice. While it is set in specific area, that isn't the focus of the stories. Give this book a try if you are looking for something to read that's has a mixture of literature genres!"
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      The Atheist's Messiah: Yanif

      The Atheist's Messiah: Yanif is a humorous novel for young adults written by Saul Dobney. It was released in April 2015. It is about a boy with a talent for healing and has become world-famous for his power.

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      $3.39

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      Amalia Escobedo
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "Saul Dobney has written an interesting and compelling book about religion. The characters are beautifully developed and you will fall in love with the young Yanif and follow..."
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      Amalia Escobedo
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "Saul Dobney has written an interesting and compelling book about religion. The characters are beautifully developed and you will fall in love with the young Yanif and follow along as he becomes a prophet. This book will challenge your religious beliefs and make you ponder on them long after you've finished reading the book."
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      Rosa María Villalobos
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "Great book. If you are looking for a different read. I am going to have to check this one out."
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      The North Water

      The North Water by Ian McGuire is a fiction novel originally published in February 2016. This book focuses on the bloody and ruthless killing of whales in the waters of the North. It won the Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year 2017.

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      $27 - Varies by Seller

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      Charvi Subramanium
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "While this book made me a bit queasy, I'm glad that I read it. It isn't afraid to share the gory details about how we treat animals. I really felt for the whales, but also..."
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      Charvi Subramanium
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "While this book made me a bit queasy, I'm glad that I read it. It isn't afraid to share the gory details about how we treat animals. I really felt for the whales, but also liked that the characters weren't one-dimensional. Not for the faint of heart, but an important book on having empathy for all creatures--not just humans."
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      The Mapmaker's Wife

      The Mapmaker's Wife is written by Robert Whitaker, and it is about the expedition of French scientists. It is also a romance story. It was originally published in 2004.

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      $16.99

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      Liu Jiang
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "Staged in the beginning of the 18th century, this book dives into the topic of the Earth's shape, a somewhat still ongoing argument. It sets the adventure very well, over..."
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      Liu Jiang
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "Staged in the beginning of the 18th century, this book dives into the topic of the Earth's shape, a somewhat still ongoing argument. It sets the adventure very well, over mountains, facing jungle cats, insects and other challenges, this book is definitely worth reading"
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      Martha Hunter
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "A book that is a real page-turner. This book is filled with intrigue, suspense and romance - making it a fine blend for the reader. I really enjoyed the book and hard a hard time putting it down."
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      The Storyteller

      The Storyteller is an inspirational, philosophical, and investigative fiction written by Hispanic literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa. It was first published in 1989 as El Hablador. It was translated by Helen Lane for the English release.

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      $17

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      Wang Ren
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "The Storyteller is an amazing book. So much so that it was awarded a Nobel prize. It fits the mold of top tier in many genres."
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      Wang Ren
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "The Storyteller is an amazing book. So much so that it was awarded a Nobel prize. It fits the mold of top tier in many genres."
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      Brida
      Brida by Paulo Coelho is a fiction novel originally published in 1990. This inspiring and brilliant book follows the journey of Brida on her pursuit of wisdom and her tales of love and spirituality. 
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      $12

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      Israel Valle
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "I needed a new book to read. I found out about Brida. This is a book by Paulo Coelho. It's a fiction novel and was written in the 1990s. I love this book so much. It tells the..."
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      Israel Valle
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "I needed a new book to read. I found out about Brida. This is a book by Paulo Coelho. It's a fiction novel and was written in the 1990s. I love this book so much. It tells the tale of Brida and follows her on her journey while she finds wisdom, love, and spirituality. It's an amazing story. It's definitely a must-read book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves books."
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      Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
      Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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      $8.99

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      Willie Young
      Written on February 7, 2018
      "I tried reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I didn't get it. I thought the story was kind of ridiculous, and the change in plot from the earlier books was..."
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      Willie Young
      Written on February 7, 2018
      "I tried reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I didn't get it. I thought the story was kind of ridiculous, and the change in plot from the earlier books was kind of jarring."
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      Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
      Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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      $8.99

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      Rebecca Dixon
      Written on April 27, 2018
      "Harry Potter and the goblet of fire is the fourth of the series. This one is very much good verse evil. These books are adventurous and made for all ages."
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      Rebecca Dixon
      Written on April 27, 2018
      "Harry Potter and the goblet of fire is the fourth of the series. This one is very much good verse evil. These books are adventurous and made for all ages."
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      City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
      City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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      $13.99

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      Mary Foster
      Written on May 4, 2018
      "I was not sure that I would like this book, but I wound up enjoying it even though it's not the typical style of book that I like. I'm not too much into fantasy, but the..."
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      Mary Foster
      Written on May 4, 2018
      "I was not sure that I would like this book, but I wound up enjoying it even though it's not the typical style of book that I like. I'm not too much into fantasy, but the story was interesting enough to keep me curious and interested. I would recommend it for those who are wanting to try out the fantasy genre and see what it's all about. There's also a tv show that goes along with this book series, so that's something else to check out."
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      Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

      Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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      $8.99

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      Ronald Fernandez
      Written on May 11, 2018
      "What more can be said about the Harry Potter series that hasn't already? This entry, the second in the series, I picked up on the day of its release in US bookstores. A..."
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      Ronald Fernandez
      Written on May 11, 2018
      "What more can be said about the Harry Potter series that hasn't already? This entry, the second in the series, I picked up on the day of its release in US bookstores. A phenomenal read, but not the absolute best of the series."
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      The Book Thief
      The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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      $14.99

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      Hannah Pearson
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "I think this book deserves to be on the list of best must read books in different genres since it is a highly ranked classic and has been read by thousands of people around..."
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      Hannah Pearson
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "I think this book deserves to be on the list of best must read books in different genres since it is a highly ranked classic and has been read by thousands of people around the world even made a film in hollywood based on the book."
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      Janet Gomez
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "The Book Thief is one of the best books that I have ever read! Much of World War II is told in the perspective of logistics and battles, but rarely from a child. 10/10 would read."
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      Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

      Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 

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      $8.99

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      Tyler Wilson
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "As for the literature itself, we all know this series is a timeless classic. If you're an adult and have not read this series before (even if you've seen the movies), I..."
      TW
      Tyler Wilson
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "As for the literature itself, we all know this series is a timeless classic. If you're an adult and have not read this series before (even if you've seen the movies), I encourage you to read the books. Whether it's the originals or these, the series is sure to be one of the best you've read and much better than the movies, of course. Though with the illustrated novels, you will have to wait a year between each book like I had to as a kid, but it'll be even more worth it to have the amazing pictures to accompany it."
      MW
      Maria Williamson
      Written on April 16, 2018
      "Obviously for any Harry Potter fan this book is a must, but it is for the regular folks out there as well. I've been able to read this new book with my daughter and she has enjoyed it as much as I have always enjoyed Harry Potter. The illustrations are amazing and overall the book is just such high quality and exactly what one would expect from Harry Potter. This book is the size of a textbook with all of the illustrations and it would make a wonderful gift for any Harry Potter fan."
    35. 0
      Divergent

      Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

      Books

      $12.99

      SP
      Santiago Peralta
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "Divergent is a great series that is hard to put down once you pick it up. The author did a great job bringing this fictional place to life."
      SP
      Santiago Peralta
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "Divergent is a great series that is hard to put down once you pick it up. The author did a great job bringing this fictional place to life."
      EC
      Eduardo Caballero
      Written on April 23, 2018
      "It the full trilogy. Also a New York Times best seller!"
    36. 0
      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
      Books

      $8.99

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      Samuel Montgomery
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "One of the classic Harry Potter books. Very dark and diffferent than the others but it shows a more grown up Harry"
      SM
      Samuel Montgomery
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "One of the classic Harry Potter books. Very dark and diffferent than the others but it shows a more grown up Harry"
    37. 0
      The Hobbit

      The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

      Books

      $14.99

      DS
      Denise Simmons
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "The Hobbit is a great read and story for anyone that has a good imagination. The Hobbit will keep you reading."
      DS
      Denise Simmons
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "The Hobbit is a great read and story for anyone that has a good imagination. The Hobbit will keep you reading."
    38. 0
      Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
      Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Series. The story revolves around the new challenges Bella and Edward faces as vampire to human couple. In this book, Bella will struggle to choose between Edward and his best friend Jacob.
      Books

      $16.99

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      Helen Hernandez
      Written on March 6, 2018
      "I like Eclipse from The Twilight Saga. I think as the third novel it does not disappoint. I agree that Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) is the best must read book in different..."
      HH
      Helen Hernandez
      Written on March 6, 2018
      "I like Eclipse from The Twilight Saga. I think as the third novel it does not disappoint. I agree that Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) is the best must read book in different genres."
    39. 0
      To Kill a Mockingbird
      To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred.
      Books

      $11.99

      AC
      Antonio Camacho
      Written on February 26, 2018
      "To Kill a Mockingbird is a must have read for people of ages. It is a timeless classic of honor based in the South. This is a quick read and will be hard to put down once..."
      AC
      Antonio Camacho
      Written on February 26, 2018
      "To Kill a Mockingbird is a must have read for people of ages. It is a timeless classic of honor based in the South. This is a quick read and will be hard to put down once you get engrossed in the gripping and evolving story line."
    40. 0
      Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
      There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
      Books

      $12.99

      CL
      Carl Long
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "Catching Fire is the 2nd book in the Hunger Games series. This is a must read even for those that don't usually go for this genre, because of basic cultural literacy if..."
      CL
      Carl Long
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "Catching Fire is the 2nd book in the Hunger Games series. This is a must read even for those that don't usually go for this genre, because of basic cultural literacy if nothing else."
    41. 0
      My Love Lies Bleeding (The Drake Chronicles)
      My Love Lies Bleeding is the first book in the series Dark Chronicles. The novel revolves around the only daughter of the Blake family. She is the only female born vampire known to their kind and she possess a threat that scares the vampire queen. 
      Books

      $4.22

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      Helen Reed
      Written on February 9, 2018
      "This book is a good example of a very different genre. It is geared toward teens and is a science fictions book. I only read it because my niece had a copy and wanted me to..."
      HR
      Helen Reed
      Written on February 9, 2018
      "This book is a good example of a very different genre. It is geared toward teens and is a science fictions book. I only read it because my niece had a copy and wanted me to try it out. I found the story engaging and interesting. It was a good light read and the vampires made it something very different from my usual books."
      PW
      Phillip Webb
      Written on February 12, 2018
      "My Love Lies Bleeding (The Drake Chronicles) is a great entry story for the vampire and Dark story. She incorporates a lot of elements of classic literature, updated that appeal to a broad base of reader. If you are looking to widen reading, this is a great book to get familiar and comfortable."
      BL
      Bobby Lawrence
      Written on February 18, 2018
      "My Love Lies Bleeding (The Drake Chronicles) it is a good genre is enjoyable because of the female born vampire"
    42. 0
      The Amen Corner: A Play

      The Amen Corner is the first play James Baldwin wrote for the theater. Considered a classic, it's about Sister Margaret and her struggles to keep her godly path despite the troubles she is facing.

      Books

      $13.47

      CM
      Celia Medina
      Written on February 8, 2018
      "Intense, multi-dimensional, and powerful are a few words to describe this book. Moral decisions along with faith appear to be the main undertone in this book. Certain to be a..."
      CM
      Celia Medina
      Written on February 8, 2018
      "Intense, multi-dimensional, and powerful are a few words to describe this book. Moral decisions along with faith appear to be the main undertone in this book. Certain to be a non forgettable, original experience to all readers."
    43. 0
      The Hunger Games

      The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

      Books

      $10.99

      RC
      Randy Chavez
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "I know this is a popular book series, but it isn't anything close to a must read for anyone, especially me. I was hoping for something that really blew my socks off and stayed..."
      RC
      Randy Chavez
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "I know this is a popular book series, but it isn't anything close to a must read for anyone, especially me. I was hoping for something that really blew my socks off and stayed with me. This book was entertaining but forgettable."
    44. 0
      Narcissus and Goldmund

      Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse is a historical and philosophical fiction novel published in 1930. This book tells the story of Goldmund's search for the 'meaning of life' and his friendship with a brilliant teacher - Narcissus.

      Books

      $17

      SS
      Sergio Segura
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "Any story that involves seduction by a young Gypsy girl should be riveting. This is not. It fails to capture one's attention, and reads more like an old time slash fiction..."
      SS
      Sergio Segura
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "Any story that involves seduction by a young Gypsy girl should be riveting. This is not. It fails to capture one's attention, and reads more like an old time slash fiction than a classic novel. Still, it works in a pinch when there's not something with pictures handy."
    45. 0
      The Best American Essays of the Century
      The Best American Essays of the Century is a compilation of the notable essays written by famous American writers and icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, and more.
      Books

      $19.95

      GM
      Gloria Mendez
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "This collection is, of course, propaganda with an agenda. To call some of these the "best" essays is ludicrous. Absolute brainlet-tier book."
      GM
      Gloria Mendez
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "This collection is, of course, propaganda with an agenda. To call some of these the "best" essays is ludicrous. Absolute brainlet-tier book."
    46. 0
      Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

      Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon is a book written by noted author Chuck Palahniuk. It is considered as an autobiography because it contains some of the author's wonderments and his view of his hometown, Portland.

      Books

      $16.95

      GG
      Gregorio Gaytán
      Written on March 10, 2018
      "This book is embedded with some of the author's real world experience so some may consider it an autobiography. It is a fun book worth reading but not might be one of the best..."
      GG
      Gregorio Gaytán
      Written on March 10, 2018
      "This book is embedded with some of the author's real world experience so some may consider it an autobiography. It is a fun book worth reading but not might be one of the best in it's genre. It has generally garnered favorable reviews so it could very well be worth your time."
    47. 0
      Damned

      Damned is a young adult novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. The story is regarded as the modern-day Dante's Inferno since it is focused on Madison, an 11-year-old girl who went to hell after dying of marijuana overdose.

      Books

      $16

      JY
      Jenny Yu
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "I was a bit hesitant about this book when I read the details about it but I thought it was pretty decent. There are some strange parts to it but all in all I thought it was..."
      JY
      Jenny Yu
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "I was a bit hesitant about this book when I read the details about it but I thought it was pretty decent. There are some strange parts to it but all in all I thought it was good."
      RM
      Randy Matthews
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "Great book for a teenager. Can't say I agree with the message it gives but still not a horrible book."
    48. 0
      Boxing Stories
      Boxing Stories is a book written by Robert E. Howard, author of the famous Conan The Barbarian series. This version was published by Bison Books on 2005. It contains 10 stories about Steve Costigan, a hero, and a pugilist.
      Books

      $95.08

      TW
      Tiffany Wan
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "Great book depicting stories of boxing. This is an amazing book that keeps you reading until the end."
      TW
      Tiffany Wan
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "Great book depicting stories of boxing. This is an amazing book that keeps you reading until the end."
    49. 0
      Seizure
      Seizure by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel first published in 2003. This book follows the issue of advanced therapeutic cloning. Seizure is at Number 6 for The New York Times Best Seller List in 2003.
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      $7.9

      SH
      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Seizure is trash. It's clearly Robin Cook's worst book. The book is nonsensical and poorly developed with weak characters."
      SH
      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Seizure is trash. It's clearly Robin Cook's worst book. The book is nonsensical and poorly developed with weak characters."
    50. 0
      Young Men and Fire
      Young Men and Fire is a nonfiction written by Norman Maclean about the 15-men of the US Forest Service who stopped a fire in the Montana wilderness in August 1949. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
      Books

      $26

      EO
      Edward Obrien
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "It is an account of Norman Maclean's research of the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 and the 13 men who died there. The fire occurred in Mann Gulch in the Gates of the Mountains..."
      EO
      Edward Obrien
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "It is an account of Norman Maclean's research of the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 and the 13 men who died there. The fire occurred in Mann Gulch in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness on August 5. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award 1992. It is a fantastic book to enjoy."
    51. 0
      Five Point Someone

      Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in 2004. This book has a movie adaptation popularly known as 3 Idiots which was released in 2009. Five Point Someone won The Publisher's Recognition Award in 2005.

      Books

      $10.99

      SM
      Samuel Montgomery
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Quite a phenomenal book if you're looking for something out of the norm. The writing was great and it really opens you up to different cultures around the world, in this case..."
      SM
      Samuel Montgomery
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Quite a phenomenal book if you're looking for something out of the norm. The writing was great and it really opens you up to different cultures around the world, in this case it's about India. I heard there was a movie based on this book so I plan to check that out too. This was well worth the read."
    52. 0
      Making India Awesome

      Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns by Chetan Bhagat is a novel originally published in 2015. This book explores some of India's current issues in poverty, unemployment, violence, and many more.

      Books

      $7.95

      GW
      Gloria Ward
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "This is the book for you if you are interested in how other countries deal with poverty and violence. I enjoyed reading it even though it is sad what India is dealing with"
      GW
      Gloria Ward
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "This is the book for you if you are interested in how other countries deal with poverty and violence. I enjoyed reading it even though it is sad what India is dealing with"
    53. 0
      One Night at the Call Center

      One Night at the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in 2005. This book follows the story of a group of six call center agents working in a giant call center company.

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      $16

      AC
      Andrew Chapman
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "In this 2005 novel, Six friends work nights at a call center in India. They provide technical support for a U.S. appliance corporation. While they take calls and help the..."
      AC
      Andrew Chapman
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "In this 2005 novel, Six friends work nights at a call center in India. They provide technical support for a U.S. appliance corporation. While they take calls and help the callers, the book goes over their own life issues. However the book is rated okay by many readers and not a "must read" top book given its generally tone and plots."
    54. 0
      The Book of Illusions

      The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster is a psychological fiction novel published in 2002. This book tells the story of David Zimmer who recently lost his family in a plane crash. It was nominated for International Dublin Literary Award.

      Books

      $29.95

      RB
      Rishika Bose
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "This was a different genre for me, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was a moving story, filled with lots of dramatic moments, and I could relate to the main characters and his..."
      RB
      Rishika Bose
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "This was a different genre for me, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was a moving story, filled with lots of dramatic moments, and I could relate to the main characters and his struggles after the loss of his family."
    55. 0
      Moon Palace
      Moon Palace by Paul Auster is a picaresque fiction book originally published in 1989. This novel follows the story of Macro Stanley Fogg and his two previous generations of family. Moon Palace is preceded by In The Country of Last Things.
      Books

      $17

      RB
      Rose Burke
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "Moon Palace is one of the best must read books in a mixed genre. This book somehow made it on my summer reading list. I didn't know what to expect while reading this book..."
      RB
      Rose Burke
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "Moon Palace is one of the best must read books in a mixed genre. This book somehow made it on my summer reading list. I didn't know what to expect while reading this book which made having to read it mildly more exciting."
    56. 0
      The Invention of Solitude

      The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster is a memoir novel originally published in 1982. This book is composed of two parts which deal with the sudden death of Auster's father and the author's view about coincidence, life, and death. 

      Books

      $16

      JC
      Joseph Carr
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "This books is very well written and gave me prospective of life somewhat similar to mine. I recently lost my father as well as becoming a father soon. Its a very good..."
      JC
      Joseph Carr
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "This books is very well written and gave me prospective of life somewhat similar to mine. I recently lost my father as well as becoming a father soon. Its a very good prospective of what life means."

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