The Idiot

A portrait of the artist as a young woman A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself n nThe year is 1995, and email is new Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her ch

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Lucky Jim

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954 This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university w

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Stoner

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt poor Missouri farming family Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known And yet as

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Small World

Philip Swallow, Morris Zapp, Persse McGarrigle and the lovely Angelica are the jet propelled academics who are on the move, in the air and on the make in David Lodge s satirical Small World It is a world of glamorous travel and high excitement, where stuffy lecture rooms are swapped for lush corner

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Normal People

Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found here n nAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her house

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Prep

Curtis Sittenfeld s debut novel, Prep, is an insightful, achingly funny coming of age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen year old when her father drops her off in front of h

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Bunny

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn t be of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England s Warren University A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort a cl

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Loner

An Indie Next Selection of Independent Booksellers One of the most anticipated novels of the fall from New York magazine, Glamour, Lit Hub, Boston magazine, The Millions, and BookPageDavid Federman has never felt appreciated An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jerse

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