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Cover Art: The diving bell and the butterfly /
The diving bell and the butterfly
Bauby, Jean-Dominique, 1952-1997
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B323
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Cover Art: About Schmidt /
About Schmidt
Begley, Louis
Adult Fiction BEGLEY
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Cover Art: Sex and the city /
Sex and the city
Bushnell, Candace
Adult Nonfiction Book 301.41 B
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Cover Art: Alice in Wonderland ; & Through the looking-glass /
Alice in Wonderland ; & Through the looking-glass
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Children's Fiction MASON
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Cover Art: Girl with a pearl earring /
Girl with a pearl earring
Chevalier, Tracy
Adult Fiction CHEVALI
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Cover Art: The prince of tides /
The prince of tides
Conroy, Pat.
Adult Fiction CONROY
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Cover Art: Charlie Wilson's war : the extraordinary story of the largest covert operation i
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Cover Art: The hours /
The hours
Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
Adult Fiction CUNNING
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Cover Art: House of sand and fog /
House of sand and fog
Dubus, Andre, 1959-
Adult Fiction DUBUS
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Cover Art: Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romanc
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Cover Art: Bridget Jones's diary : a novel /
Bridget Jones's diary : a novel
Fielding, Helen, 1958-
Adult Fiction FIELDING
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Cover Art: The last king of Scotland /
The last king of Scotland
Foden, Giles, 1967-
Adult Fiction FODEN
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Cover Art: Cold mountain /
Cold mountain
Frazier, Charles, 1950-
Adult Fiction FRAZIER
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Cover Art: Stardust /
Stardust
Gaiman, Neil
Adult Fiction GAIMAN
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Cover Art: Love in the time of cholera /
Love in the time of cholera
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Adult Fiction GARCIA
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Cover Art: Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indo
Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indo
Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book 910.4 G
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Cover Art: Memoirs of a geisha : a novel /
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel
Golden, Arthur, 1957-
Adult Fiction GOLDEN
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Cover Art: The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventu
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Cover Art: The other Boleyn girl : a novel /
The other Boleyn girl : a novel
Gregory, Philippa.
Adult Fiction GREGORY
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Cover Art: Ordinary people /
Ordinary people
Guest, Judith.
Adult Fiction GUEST
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Cover Art: Chocolat : a novel /
Chocolat : a novel
Harris, Joanne, 1964-
Adult Fiction HARRIS
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Cover Art: The talented Mr. Ripley /
The talented Mr. Ripley
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Adult Fiction HIGHSMITH
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Cover Art: Seabiscuit : an American legend /
Seabiscuit : an American legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
Adult Nonfiction Book 798.4 H
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Cover Art: About a boy /
About a boy
Hornby, Nick
Adult Fiction HORNBY
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Cover Art: The kite runner /
The kite runner
Hosseini, Khaled
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN
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Cover Art: Carrie /
Carrie
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: The green mile : the complete serial novel /
The green mile : the complete serial novel
King, Stephen, 1947-
Adult Fiction KING
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Cover Art: The water horse /
The water horse
King-Smith, Dick
Children's Fiction KING-SM
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Cover Art: Up in the air /
Up in the air
Kirn, Walter, 1962-
Adult Fiction KIRN
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Cover Art: Into the wild /
Into the wild
Krakauer, Jon
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M1218
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Cover Art: The namesake /
The namesake
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Adult Fiction LAHIRI
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Cover Art: To kill a mockingbird /
To kill a mockingbird
Lee, Harper
Adult Fiction LEE
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Cover Art: Mystic river /
Mystic river
Lehane, Dennis
Adult Fiction LEHANE
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Cover Art: Shutter Island /
Shutter Island
Lehane, Dennis.
Adult Fiction LEHANE
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Cover Art: The blind side : evolution of a game /
The blind side : evolution of a game
Lewis, Michael
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.33209 L
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Cover Art: A river runs through it /
A river runs through it
Maclean, Norman, 1902-1990
Adult Fiction MACLEAN
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Cover Art: I am legend /
I am legend
Matheson, Richard, 1926-
Adult Fiction MATHESO
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Cover Art: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency /
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Adult Fiction MCCALL
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Cover Art: No country for old men /
No country for old men
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Adult Fiction MCCARTH
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Cover Art: Angela's ashes : a memoir /
Angela's ashes : a memoir
McCourt, Frank
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 M131
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Cover Art: Atonement : a novel /
Atonement : a novel
McEwan, Ian
Adult Fiction MCEWAN
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Cover Art: Lonesome Dove : a novel /
Lonesome Dove : a novel
McMurtry, Larry
Adult Fiction MCMURTR
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Cover Art: Terms of endearment : a novel /
Terms of endearment : a novel
McMurtry, Larry
Adult Fiction MCMURTRY
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Cover Art: Evening /
Evening
Minot, Susan.
Adult Fiction MINOT
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Cover Art: Gone with the wind /
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Adult Fiction MITCHEL
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Cover Art: Anne of Green Gables /
Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, L. M. 1874-1942
Children's Fiction MONTGOM
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Cover Art: Starting out in the evening : a novel /
Starting out in the evening : a novel
Morton, Brian, 1955-
Adult Fiction MORTON
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Cover Art: The time traveler's wife : a novel /
The time traveler's wife : a novel
Niffenegger, Audrey.
Adult Fiction NIFFENE
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Cover Art: The last station : a novel of Tolstoy's final year /
The last station : a novel of Tolstoy's final year
Parini, Jay.
Adult Fiction PARINI
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Cover Art: A mighty heart : the brave life and death of my husband Danny Pearl /
A mighty heart : the brave life and death of my husband Danny Pearl
Pearl, Mariane
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 P3102
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Cover Art: Election : a novel /
Election : a novel
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Adult Fiction PERROTTA
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Cover Art: Little children /
Little children
Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Adult Fiction PERROTT
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Cover Art: Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen : how one girl
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Cover Art: Brokeback mountain /
Brokeback mountain
Proulx, Annie
Adult Fiction PROULX
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Cover Art: The golden compass /
The golden compass
Pullman, Philip, 1946-
Teen Fiction PULLMAN
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Cover Art: The human stain /
The human stain
Roth, Philip
Adult Fiction ROTH
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Cover Art: Persepolis /
Persepolis
Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
Adult Nonfiction Book 741.5944 S
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Cover Art: Reservation Road /
Reservation Road
Schwartz, John Burnham
Adult Fiction SCHWARTZ
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Cover Art: The lovely bones : a novel /
The lovely bones : a novel
Sebold, Alice.
Adult Fiction SEBOLD
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Cover Art: Where the wild things are.
Where the wild things are.
Sendak, Maurice.
Children's Nonfiction BookPZ8.S3294Wh
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Cover Art: A thousand acres /
A thousand acres
Smiley, Jane.
Adult Fiction SMILEY
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Cover Art: I capture the castle /
I capture the castle
Smith, Dodie, 1896-1990
Adult Fiction SMITH
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Cover Art: The last song /
The last song
Sparks, Nicholas.
Adult Fiction SPARKS
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Cover Art: Slumdog millionaire : a novel /
Slumdog millionaire : a novel
Swarup, Vikas.
Adult Fiction SWARUP
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Cover Art: Vanity fair : a novel without a hero /
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
Adult Fiction THACKERAY
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Cover Art: The lord of the rings /
The lord of the rings
Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973
Adult Fiction TOLKIEN
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Cover Art: The accidental tourist /
The accidental tourist
Tyler, Anne.
Adult Fiction TYLER
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Cover Art: Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions /
Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions
Wallace, Daniel, 1959-
Adult Fiction WALLACE
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Cover Art: The bridges of Madison County /
The bridges of Madison County
Waller, Robert James, 1939-
Adult Fiction WALLER
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Cover Art: In her shoes : a novel /
In her shoes : a novel
Weiner, Jennifer
Adult Fiction WEINER
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Cover Art: The Devil wears Prada /
The Devil wears Prada
Weisberger, Lauren, 1977-
Adult Fiction WEISBERGE
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Cover Art: Revolutionary road /
Revolutionary road
Yates, Richard, 1926-1992
Adult Fiction YATES
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