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- Algonquin Books 2015; US$ 15.95
The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin disappears during an early morning run with her brother, Sean, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic. more...
- Algonquin Books 2016; US$ 19.95
In her sweeping debut novel, Elizabeth J. Church takes us from the World War II years in Chicago to the vast sun-parched canyons of Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the 1970s as we follow the journey of a driven, spirited young woman whose scientific ambitions are subverted by the expectations of her era. more...
- Algonquin Books 1992; US$ 8.95
A New York Times Notable Book. When Sally Maulden is sent to her grandparents in Coldwater, Arkansas, she believes that she's too boring to be loved. But in this small town she finds love from unexpected sources. "Bursting with warmth. I didn't want it to end."--Chicago Tribune. more...
- Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 14.00
It is 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America; her mercurial husband, Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream; their new friend, Guilio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents. In... more...
- Algonquin Books 1997; US$ 11.95
ALA Notable Book; Mississippi Arts and Letters Fiction Award. Lewis Nordan's remarkable third novel, THE SHARPSHOOTER BLUES, is in part a meditation on America's love affair with blue-steel barrels and soft-tip bullets, and in part a look at the violence and loss that ensue when the guns come out to play one day in a small town. Just as his award-winning... more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 14.95
Even before his birth, Johnny Baker's life is in danger. His mother breaks the law when she has her fertilized egg endowed with genes that will give her son the potential to become a visual artist. Born in 2038, John Firth Baker is the first genetically engineered artist. At the age of nineteen, at the threshold of his career, he is murdered. Now,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 14.95
The average human brain weighs three pounds?80 percent of which is water?and yet it's capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer. But how the mind works remains one of humankind's greatest mysteries. With boundless curiosity and enthusiasm, Shannon Moffett, a Stanford medical student, takes us down... more...
- Algonquin Books 1998; US$ 13.95
Ginny, who marries Tom at the turn of the century after her family has given up on her ever marrying, narrates THE TRUEST PLEASURE--the story of their life together on her father's farm in the western North Carolina mountains. They have a lot in common--love of the land and fathers who fought in the Civil War. Tom's father died in the war, but Ginny's... more...
- Algonquin Books 1999; US$ 10.95
The Tall Poppies--a few days ago, they were just another Aussie band watching their fame ebb faster than a nitrous high. Then Stuart, the drummer, is gunned down by Australian drug lords, and the band is suddenly news in Australia, America, and even on CNN. Rachel, a chatty twenty-seven-year-old New Yorker, is the band's housemate. She digs Colin,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 13.95
It's 1977. Jacob Green, a Jewish kid from suburban New Jersey, sits on the stairs during his family's housewarming party, waiting for his father, Abram--charming host, everyone's best friend, and amateur emcee--to introduce him to the crowd. Housewarming parties, Annie Hall parties, and bar mitzvah parties punctuate Jacob's childhood and require... more...