Popular American Fiction
Get Shorty
Get Shorty
Paperback      ISBN: 0062120255
Mob-connected loan shark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind—plus his “friends” have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay. This town, with its dream-makers, glitter, hucksters, and liars—plus gorgeous, partially clad would-be starlets everywhere you look—seems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a taste for the cinematic. Besides, Chili’s got an idea for a killer movie, though it could very possibly kill him to get it made.
Ordinary Wolves
Ordinary Wolves
Paperback      ISBN: 1571310479
A white boy transplanted from Chicago to the Arctic tundra of Alaska finds himself struggling to adapt to his new home, where he must learn to hunt, fish, and live off the land, separated from the constant call of consumer culture. Reprint.
Look at Me
Look at Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0385721358
Stripped of her image and identity after a devastating car accident and the resulting massive reconstructive surgery, Charlotte Swenson, a jaded model, is faced with a difficult struggle to rebuild her life in a culture obsessed with surface appearance. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
A Lady's Guide to Selling Out
A Lady's Guide to Selling Out
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399592032
An ambitious young woman navigates the slippery world of advertising and the just-as-perilous question of who she wants to be in the face of a hard-to-please boss, a top-secret marketing campaign, and the real characters of her literary idols.
Mostly Dead Things
Mostly Dead Things
Hardcover      ISBN: 1947793306
Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
The Shipping News
The Shipping News
Paperback      ISBN: 0671510053
Surprising transformations take place when a newspaperman's elderly aunt and two daughters decide to move back to their family home on the coast of Newfoundland
American Psycho
American Psycho
Paperback      ISBN: 0679735771
In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything--including murder. Reprint. (A Lion's Gate Films production, releasing Spring 2000, directed by Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, & Reese Witherspoon) (General Fiction)
Bel Canto
Bel Canto
Paperback      ISBN: 0060838728
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots.Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set inmotion and cannot be stopped.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Paperback      ISBN: 0451491874
Nina Hill enjoys living quietly with a job at a bookstore and her small circle of friends, until a brand-new family, as well as a persistent suitor, enter her life and change everything.
Middlesex
Middlesex
Paperback      ISBN: 0312422156
Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.