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'Dazzling. Devastating' Kamila Shamsie 'Stunning... deserves to win prizes' Marian Keyes A stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, HAMNET is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, ...
Hamnet
'Dazzling. Devastating' Kamila Shamsie 'Stunning... deserves to win prizes' Marian Keyes A stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, HAMNET is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week. Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; a kestrel and its mistress; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.
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23.46 USD

Hamnet

by Maggie O'Farrell
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[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights. -NPR In the seventh stand-alone book of The American Novels series, Ellen Finch, former stenographer to Henry James, recalls her time as an assistant to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, heroes of America's woman suffrage movement, ...
American Follies
[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights. -NPR In the seventh stand-alone book of The American Novels series, Ellen Finch, former stenographer to Henry James, recalls her time as an assistant to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, heroes of America's woman suffrage movement, and her friendship with the diminutive Margaret, one of P. T. Barnum's circus eccentrics. When her infant son is kidnapped by the Klan, Ellen, Margaret, and the two formidable suffragists travel aboard Barnum's train from New York to Memphis to rescue the baby from certain death at the fiery cross. A savage yet farcical tale, American Follies explores the roots of the women's rights movement, its relationship to the fight for racial justice, and its reverberations in the politics of today. Norman Lock lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he is at work on the next books of The American Novels series.
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17.840000 USD

American Follies

by Norman Lock
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A Clean Heart is a novel in the hands of a writer who knows his territory. The author went through treatment at age 17 and has been clean and sober since for the past 37 years. He also worked in adolescent treatment centers when he was younger. There has been ...
A Clean Heart: A Novel
A Clean Heart is a novel in the hands of a writer who knows his territory. The author went through treatment at age 17 and has been clean and sober since for the past 37 years. He also worked in adolescent treatment centers when he was younger. There has been a resurgence of interest in addiction stories with Ben Is Back and Beautiful Boy both coming out in 2018. The author has worked as a full-time freelance writer for the past 30 years He was recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has won more than a dozen writing awards. His articles have appeared in more than 100 publications, such as The Atlantic, New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated and Utne Reader.
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19.900000 USD

A Clean Heart: A Novel

by John Rosengren
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If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper's novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. 1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth- the queen mother -shows a warm, smiling face to ...
The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen
If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper's novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. 1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth- the queen mother -shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it's no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe. For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel. Two years earlier, George was thrust onto the throne when his brother Edward abdicated, determined to marry his divorced, American mistress Mrs. Simpson. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband's reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people, and prevents the former king and his brazen bride from ever again setting foot in Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth holds many powerful cards, she's also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing. In this riveting novel of royal secrets and intrigue, Karen Harper lifts the veil on one of the world's most fascinating families, and how its secret weapon of a matriarch maneuvered her way through one of the most dangerous chapters of the century.
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17.840000 USD

The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen

by Karen Harper
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'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' So begins the exquisitely written new novel from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, ...
The Book of Longings
'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' So begins the exquisitely written new novel from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating. Taking Ana on a journey she could never have imagined, The Book of Longings is a glorious evocation of a time and a place where astounding events unfolded, and of one woman's fate when she fights to make her voice heard.
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23.46 USD

The Book of Longings

by Sue Monk Kidd
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The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his gifted, sensitive but weak son. Ultimately, his refusal to ...
The House with the Green Shutters
The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his gifted, sensitive but weak son. Ultimately, his refusal to acknowledge the arrival of the railway and to adapt to the increasing industrialisation of Ayrshire precipitates murder, suicide and his family's tragic downfall.
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16.72 USD

The House with the Green Shutters

by Gordon Douglas Brown
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Events in New York and Los Angeles Launch event at The Oracle Club with The Natural Selection playing Excerpted in Playboy Interviews with music magazines and online music outlets Articles by Julian placed in various outlets, discussing The Natural Selection and the book and how Julian's time in the band ...
Between The Records
Events in New York and Los Angeles Launch event at The Oracle Club with The Natural Selection playing Excerpted in Playboy Interviews with music magazines and online music outlets Articles by Julian placed in various outlets, discussing The Natural Selection and the book and how Julian's time in the band influenced the book Publication of the liner notes from The Natural Selection's second album by Britt Daniel of Spoon
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35.31 USD

Between The Records

by Julian Tepper
Hardback
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Rising from humble beginnings as a foundling, Castruccio Castracani came to prominence as one of the most powerful and shrewd warlords in Italy. Indeed, Machiavelli argues, so great was his vigour and charisma that - had he not been prevented by his untimely death - he might have surpassed in ...
The Life of Castruccio Castracani
Rising from humble beginnings as a foundling, Castruccio Castracani came to prominence as one of the most powerful and shrewd warlords in Italy. Indeed, Machiavelli argues, so great was his vigour and charisma that - had he not been prevented by his untimely death - he might have surpassed in fame the great generals of antiquity and brought all the territories of Italy under his sole dominion. Written in Machiavelli's characteristically lucid and terse style, Life of Castruccio Castracani is not only a key text in understanding the development of the author's ideas on leadership and good statesmanship that would find fuller expression in The Prince, but also a revealing account of the political ferment and fractious factionalism of fourteenth-century Italy.
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11.14 USD

The Life of Castruccio Castracani

by Niccolo Machiavelli
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Mommy is single and ready to mingle. Shocked and shaken from her divorce from Simon, but determined to make the best of it, Ellen moves to pursue her rural dream of a quirky cottage with roses around the door and chickens in the garden. However, Paxo, Oxo and Bisto turn ...
Why Mommy Doesn't Give a ****
Mommy is single and ready to mingle. Shocked and shaken from her divorce from Simon, but determined to make the best of it, Ellen moves to pursue her rural dream of a quirky cottage with roses around the door and chickens in the garden. However, Paxo, Oxo and Bisto turn out to be highly obstreperous and the roses have jaggy thorns. The world of internet dating beckons, with mixed results, and Ellen clashes with Jane's difficult teenage years at every turn, but the one thing they can both agree on is that rescued Barry the Wolfdog is indeed The Ugliest Dog in the World, but is also the loveliest.
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15.740000 USD

Why Mommy Doesn't Give a ****

by Gill Sims
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Published on a wave of critical acclaim – and breathless enthusiasm from our booksellers – Candice Carty-Williams’ luminous debut is a joy-filled, painfully funny coming-of-age story set in modern Britain. Fabulous but flawed, defiant but vulnerable, Queenie Jenkins is one of the great fictional creations of the twenty-first century, and ...
Queenie

Published on a wave of critical acclaim – and breathless enthusiasm from our booksellers – Candice Carty-Williams’ luminous debut is a joy-filled, painfully funny coming-of-age story set in modern Britain. Fabulous but flawed, defiant but vulnerable, Queenie Jenkins is one of the great fictional creations of the twenty-first century, and her story is, by turns, hilariously funny, dramatic and movingly tender.

 

Caught between the Jamaican British family who don’t seem to understand her, a job that’s not all it promised and a man she just can’t get over, Queenie’s life seems to be steadily spiralling out of control. Desperately trying to navigate her way through a hot mess of shifting cultures and toxic relationships and emerge with a shred of dignity, her missteps and misadventures will provoke howls of laughter and tears of pity – frequently on the same page.

 

Tackling issues as diverse as mental health, race, class and consent with a light yet sure touch, Queenie is refreshingly candid, delightfully compassionate and bracingly real. The perfect fable for a frenetic and confusing time, Carty-Williams’ stellar novel is undoubtedly one of the year’s most exciting debuts and announces its author as a fresh and vibrant new voice in British literature.

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14.02 USD

Queenie

by Candice Carty-Williams
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Worshipped by Rome. Betrayed by love. Stalked by death. Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity. The Empire's borders are growing, and there are two sons in the imperial succession for the first time in Rome's history. But all is not as it appears. Cracks are beginning to ...
Commodus: The Damned Emperors Book 2
Worshipped by Rome. Betrayed by love. Stalked by death. Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity. The Empire's borders are growing, and there are two sons in the imperial succession for the first time in Rome's history. But all is not as it appears. Cracks are beginning to show. Two decades of war have taken their toll, and there are whispers of a sickness in the East. The Empire stands on the brink of true disaster, an age of gold giving way to one of iron and rust, a time of reason and strength sliding into hunger and pain. The decline may yet be halted, though. One man tries to hold the fracturing empire together. To Rome, he is their emperor, their Hercules, their Commodus. But Commodus is breaking up himself, and when the darkness grips, only one woman can hold him together. To Rome she was nothing. The plaything of the emperor. To Commodus, she was everything. She was Marcia.
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18.57 USD

Commodus: The Damned Emperors Book 2

by Simon Turney
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Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen
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30.440000 USD

Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen

by Alison Weir
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London, 1970s. An East End boy stumbles into the world of casinos as a trainee croupier at the Playboy Club London. A time of glamour, excitement and sexual freedom, this new world allows the working class urchin with dreams of adventure to discover a life and horizons he never knew ...
Bahama Boyz
London, 1970s. An East End boy stumbles into the world of casinos as a trainee croupier at the Playboy Club London. A time of glamour, excitement and sexual freedom, this new world allows the working class urchin with dreams of adventure to discover a life and horizons he never knew existed. When his new life takes him to Nassau, Bahamas, to work in the all-male bastion of Paradise Island Casino, the lunacy reaches a whole new level... This rollicking good tale, packed with laugh-out-loud moments, will have readers remembering when times were innocent enough that mischievous pleasures were forgiven. Take a nostalgic romp through this hilarious and heartfelt debut novel.
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24.16 USD

Bahama Boyz

by Nick Hughes
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Paris Journal
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18.850000 USD

Paris Journal

by Curzio Malaparte
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Kopp Sisters on the March
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16.790000 USD

Kopp Sisters on the March

by Amy Stewart
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An engrossing debut novel that cannily reimagines the extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer- secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules. She was a longtime lover of JFK. She was ...
The Lost Diary of M: A Novel
An engrossing debut novel that cannily reimagines the extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer- secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules. She was a longtime lover of JFK. She was the ex-wife of a CIA chief. She was the sister-in-law of the Washington Post's Ben Bradlee. She believed in mind expansion and took LSD with Timothy Leary. She was a painter, a socialite and a Bohemian in Georgetown during the Cold War. And she ended up dead in an unsolved murder a year after JFK's assassination. The diary she kept was never found. Until now. . . .
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28.340000 USD

The Lost Diary of M: A Novel

by Paul Wolfe
Hardback
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Optic Nerve
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17.800000 USD

Optic Nerve

by Maria Gainza
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A Life Without End
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17.840000 USD

A Life Without End

by Frederic Beigbeder
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The Pelton Papers
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17.800000 USD

The Pelton Papers

by Mari Coates
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Code Name H l ne
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42.000000 USD

Code Name H l ne

by Ariel Lawhon
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Code Name Helene
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29.350000 USD

Code Name Helene

by Ariel Lawhon
Hardback
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A brilliant portrait... With a beguiling grace and a deceptive simplicity, Christine Dwyer Hickey reminds us that the past is never far away - rather, it constantly surrounds us, suspends us, haunts us. Colum McCann 1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer ...
The Narrow Land
A brilliant portrait... With a beguiling grace and a deceptive simplicity, Christine Dwyer Hickey reminds us that the past is never far away - rather, it constantly surrounds us, suspends us, haunts us. Colum McCann 1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple living nearby - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged. She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael. A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.
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16.72 USD

The Narrow Land

by Christine Dwyer Hickey
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I, John Kennedy Toole: A Novel
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27.250000 USD

I, John Kennedy Toole: A Novel

by Kent Carroll, Jodee Blanco
Hardback
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'Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery' Tracy Borman Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, paints a spellbinding portrait of ...
Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets: Six Tudor Queens 4
'Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery' Tracy Borman Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII's fourth queen. 'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with a portrait, but the real Anna does not enchant him. She must win him over. Everyone knows that Henry won't stand for a problem queen. But rumours of Anna's past are rife at court - dangerous talk that could mark her downfall. Can this clever, spirited young woman reach out in friendship to the King, and gain his love forever? ANNA OF KLEVE THE FOURTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS HER STORY Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her - and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. History tells us she was never crowned. But her story does not end there. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
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12.59 USD

Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets: Six Tudor Queens 4

by Alison Weir
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And They Called It Camelot
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27.88 USD

And They Called It Camelot

by Stephanie Marie Thornton
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A heartbreaking and darkly funny portrait of the intricacies of family life, Unquiet is a stunning, genre- bending meditation on time, memory, and language, on growing up and growing old. Ullmann has formed a book out of the explicit landmarks of her lived life. . . . The form of ...
Unquiet: A Novel
A heartbreaking and darkly funny portrait of the intricacies of family life, Unquiet is a stunning, genre- bending meditation on time, memory, and language, on growing up and growing old. Ullmann has formed a book out of the explicit landmarks of her lived life. . . . The form of the book, however, isn't documentary, but, rather, fragmentary, the way memory is. . . . The clarity and lack of fetter is characteristic of Ullmann's way of seeing the world in prose. -Wyatt Mason, New York Times Magazine [An] exquisite and warm novel. . . . Among Norway's contemporary writers, Ullmann might be the finest sentence by sentence. - John Freeman, LitHub In its very form replicating the fitful progress of memory, it is written and translated . . . with care, insight, a keen sensitivity to the value of every word, and a generous embrace of human strength and weaknesses. - Lydia Davis, Times Literary Supplement
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16.750000 USD

Unquiet: A Novel

by Linn Ullmann
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The Land Beyond the Sea
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33.600000 USD

The Land Beyond the Sea

by Sharon Kay Penman
Hardback
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The Last Taxi Driver
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27.250000 USD

The Last Taxi Driver

by Lee Durkee
Hardback
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Red Letter Days
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24.16 USD

Red Letter Days

by Sarah Jane Stratford
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Apeirogon: A Novel
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29.400000 USD

Apeirogon: A Novel

by Colum McCann
Hardback
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