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Varamo

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By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811217415
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: New Directions - February 22nd, 2012

Varamo is honestly one of the funnest and most charming books I've ever read. Aira tells the story of a government clerk in Panama and his dark, hilarious night of the soul. The book recounts the story of the night just before he composed the poem that made him famous. It all starts when he's paid in counterfeit money and goes on a long ramble about the shady economics of his country. From here, anarchists, embalmed fish, gamblers, smugglers and more play a part in the poem's creation and the poem itself. It’s a sparkling, irresistible comedy of errors.

Marie


Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781609451219
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2013

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored is the perfect mystery beach read with what might be the best title ever.  A white-knuckle thriller with a delicious sense of place, it’s set in the Mediterranean resort town of Perpignan, around a series of murders and kidnappings. A retiree finds a dead woman on the beach; then, two detectives are brought in to investigate a disappearance which quickly becomes tied to another, and then we're off to the races. Kick back and stay up late with this winner.

Marie


A Very Long Engagement

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By Sébastien Japrisot, Linda Coverdale (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312424589
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Picador - November 15th, 2004

I can't say enough good things about A Very Long Engagement, a love story and thriller about a young Frenchwoman who simply will not accept news of her fiance’s ignominious death in the trenches of World War 1. Full of twists and turns, combining history, mystery and romance, and told from the point of view of one very scrappy and determined woman, it's a page-turner with characters you'll remember for a long time.

Marie


At the End of a Dull Day

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By Massimo Carlotto, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609451141
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Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2013

Bad boy of the Veneto Giorgio Pellegrini has been living the quiet life running a restaurant with his beautiful wife after killing and robbing his way to respectability 11 years ago. But now his crooked lawyer is cheating him and serving him up cold to the Mob, and Giorgio doesn’t like it one bit. To get revenge, he’s back to his old tricks- killing, robbing and more killing. This book is the definition of Mediterranean noir, with a character who gives “mad, bad and dangerous to know” a whole new set of wheels.

Marie


Second Person Singular

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By Sayed Kashua, Mitch Ginsburg (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121202
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Published: Grove Press - March 19th, 2013

I *loved* this page-turning, addictive story about the disguises two men wear for others and for themselves. An Arab-Israeli lawyer finds a love letter in a book and all of a sudden his perfect life falls apart. Turn the page for the story of a nameless Arab social worker who becomes the caretaker of a vegetative Jewish man. How, where and why they come together will surprise you and defy your expectations at every turn, make you smile and cry and break your heart. It's a winner!

Marie


Jacob's Folly

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374178543
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 5th, 2013

I
adored this creative, page-turning and moving story of a dead French
Jewish peddler come back to life as a fly in modern day Long Island and
the influence he has on inveterate goody-two-shoes Les and struggling
Orthodox Jew Masha. This book deserves to be a big hit with lots of
readers.Marie


Agent Zigzag

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307353412
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Published: Broadway Books - August 12th, 2008

Agent Zigzag is about a singular character who rose to the occasion for crown and country at a crucial time in history. Recruited by the Germans to spy on the British, career criminal Eddie Chapman turned on them to  become one of Britain’s most valuable assets. A combination of character study and action adventure combining espionage, adventure, true crime, love, World War 2 and more in a gripping, page-turning package, Chapman’s story has never been told with more verve.


Marie


Rebecca

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

When it’s cold outside, cuddle up with this classic tale of psychological suspense about a naive young girl married to a mysterious older man and living with him in his elegant mansion, which seems to be haunted by the spirit of his dead wife. Is it haunted, or is it that the housekeeper is out to get her? Moody, atmospheric and guaranteed to keep you turning the pages, Rebecca is a gripping tale not to be missed.
Marie


The Hare With Amber Eyes, Illustrated Edition

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780374168285
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2012

Artist Edmund de Waal recounts the history of his illustrious family through good times and bad, from the late 19th century, the Holocaust and World War 2 to the present day through the carved eyes of a collection of Japanese miniatures- a fascinating, engrossing and readable best-selling sensation.  This gorgeous, lavishly illustrated edition is the best bet of the season and a perfect gift for the history or art buff in your life- or a beautiful treat for yourself.


Marie


Fast Food Nation

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780547750330
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Published: Mariner Books - March 13th, 2012

A fascinating, highly readable evisceration of the fast food industry. The book covers a lot of ground-  nutrition, politics, economics, marketing, chemistry, industry, and the human cost as well- with cutting humor and vitriol. I learned so much and couldn’t put it down. A terrific read and eye-opener.
Marie


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