Death with Interruptions

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Mariner Books #ad - This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Nobel prize-winner jose saramago's brilliant novel poses the question—what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life.

Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, death with a small d, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, became human and were to fall in love? Used book in Good Condition.

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Naïve. Super

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Canongate Books #ad - Naïve. Super #ad - He faxes his meteorologist friend. He befriends a small boy who lives next door. Used book in Good Condition. He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He endlessly bounces a ball against the wall. Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother's New York apartment.

In a bid to discover what life is all about, he writes lists. He yearns to get to the bottom of life and how best to live it. Funny, friendly, enigmatic and frequently poignant - superbly naive.

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Cathedral

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Vintage #ad - Raymond carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another. These twelve stories mark a turning point in Carver’s work and “overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life.

Cathedral #ad - His eye set only on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. Used book in Good Condition. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart” Jonathan Yardley,  Washington Post Book World. Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty.

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Ask the Dust

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Ecco #ad - HarperCollins Publishers. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears. Ask the dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. Used book in Good Condition. And bandini forever rejects the writer’s life he fought so hard to attain.

. Struggling to survive, at last, he perseveres until, his first novel is published. It is the story of arturo bandini, unstable Camilla Lopez, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, a Mexican waitress.

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Blindness Harvest Book

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Harvest Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing.

A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. HarperCollins Publishers. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

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All the Names

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Mariner Books #ad - But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. Used book in Good Condition. Obsessed, senhor josé sets off to follow the thread that may lead him to the woman-but as he gets closer, he discovers more about her, and about himself, than he would ever have wished.

All the Names #ad - The loneliness of people's lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love-all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of José Saramago in brilliant form. Senhor josé is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space.

Quality Paperback Book Club. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, divorce, marriage, and death that are his daily routine. HarperCollins Publishers. Mariner Books.

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Fight Club: A Novel

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Room

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Back Bay Books #ad - Mariner Books. HarperCollins Publishers. Room is home to jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.

Quality Paperback Book Club. Inspiration for the major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Brie LarsonTo five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. But with jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

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Mariner Books #ad - The result is a deft psychological portrait that moves between poetry and irony, spirituality and irreverence of a savior who is at once the Son of God and a young man. Used book in Good Condition. Quality Paperback Book Club. A wry, fictional account of the life of christ by nobel laureate josé saramagoa brilliant skeptic, the bleat of a goat, José Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light.

. Great product! His idea of the holy family reflects the real complexities of any family, dream, and—as only Saramago can—he imagines them with tinges of vision, and omen. HarperCollins Publishers. Mariner Books. In this provocative, the foundations of the Church, the subject of wide critical discussion and wonder, Saramago questions the meaning of God, tender novel, and human existence itself.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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Bernadette Fox is notorious. It all began when bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. Where d You Go Bernadette. Quality Paperback Book Club. To her microsoft-guru husband, simply, she is her best friend and, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, Mom.

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Essays and Aphorisms Penguin Classics

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With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Classics. This selection of thoughts on religion, and much more is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, ethics,  Parerga and Paralipo-mena, suicide, women, books, politics, published in 1851.

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