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The alchemist

by:Coelho, Paulo

An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

Editions:909  Date:1980 - 2018  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Fables, Novels, Novels

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Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale (1891-1960)

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.

Editions:274  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Epic fiction

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The goldfinch

by:Tartt, Donna

"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:163  Date:2013 - 2019  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Bildungsromans, Fictional autobiographies, Novels, Thrillers (Fiction)

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Matched

by:Condie, Allyson Braithwaite

All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?

Editions:54  Date:2010 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Young adult works, Fantasy fiction, Dystopias, Fantasy fiction, Juvenile works

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Big girl : a novel

by:Steel, Danielle

Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister, Gracie, and when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point in Victoria's life.

Editions:77  Date:2010 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life

by:Mass, Wendy

Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life.

Editions:31  Date:1753 - 2015  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Novels, Novels, Young adult works

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Maya's notebook : a novel

by:Allende, Isabel

After the death of her beloved grandfather, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life.

Editions:103  Date:2010 - 2014  Genre(s):Diary fiction, Diary fiction

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Power play : a novel

by:Steel, Danielle

A high-powered CEO and mother of two, a mom who gave up a promising law career, and a struggling artist and mother with an absent husband are forced to reevaluate their sacrifices and beliefs when they confront the realities of power and family.

Editions:61  Date:2008 - 2015  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Love stories, Novels, Domestic fiction

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Fear of flying : a novel

by:Jong, Erica

A 29-year-old woman writer, still chasing the rainbows of her dreams, is finally forced to face up to the realities of life.

Editions:166  Date:1971 - 2016  Genre(s):Erotic fiction, Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Romance fiction

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We are all completely beside ourselves

by:Fowler, Karen Joy

In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket.

Editions:97  Date:2013 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction

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