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The hearing trumpet —Carrington, Leonora, 1917-2011, author.

An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic admired by Björk and Luis Buñuel. One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is give...

The summer book —Jansson, Tove.

"This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia's grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland."--Pu...

One fat Englishman —Amis, Kingsley.

Satirically depicts the antics of a snobbish English publisher living in the United States.

Young once —Modiano, Patrick, 1945- author.

"Odile and Louis are leading a happy, bucolic life with their two children in the French countryside near the Swiss mountains. It is Odile's thirty-fifth birthday, and Louis's thirty-fifth birthday is a few weeks away. T...

Storm —Stewart, George R., 1895-1980, author.

With Storm, first published in 1941, George R. Stewart invented a new genre of fiction: the eco-novel. California has been plunged into drought throughout the summer and fall when a ship reports an unusual barometric rea...

Life with Picasso —Gilot, Françoise, 1921- author.

Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that sh...

Speedboat —Adler, Renata, author.

It has been more than thirty-five years since Renata Adler's Speedboat, Winner of the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel, charged through the literary establishment, blasting genre walls and pointing the way for...

Notes of a crocodile —Qiu, Miaojin, 1969-1995, author.

"Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most pres...

Like death —Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893, author.

"Olivier Bertin is at the height of his career as a painter. After making his name with his Cleopatra, he went on to establish himself as "the chosen painter of the Parisiennes, the most adroit and ingenious artist to re...

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