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Kent Haruf


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Where You Once Belonged by Kent HarufWhere You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf
The red Cadillac pulled down Main Street and sat by the tavern for hours, unnoticed. Then Ralph Bird of the Men's Store recognized the driver as Jack Burdette and bolted to the sheriff's office. The prodigal Read More...
Pages: 176

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Plainsong by Kent HarufPlainsong by Kent Haruf
Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers.
Pages: 301

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Of Dreams
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Of Dreams
by Aditi Talwar Sodhi
"Of Dreams" is the story of Amrita, Aarti and Payal.

Rich and arrogant Amrita has lost her first love; pessimistic Aarti has lost her only chance to higher education and licentious go-getter Payal has lost her dignity. Of Dreams is the story of these three girls who stand disadvantaged at the threshold of adulthood.

As they journey ahead:

Amrita repeatedly allows herself to be manipulated but consequentially will she become the biggest manipulator.

Aarti keeps looking behind when she should be forging ahead, and

Payal tries desperately to erase her past but her future seems to be fading faster.

And who is Shaheen. Why does she bring these three estranged friends together after 17 years and what secrets is she going to reveal.

Of Dreams is a story of inner journeys set in an outer world of constraints and constrictions; deceit and manipulation....and love.

Of Dreams explores who and what people become as the life choices they make sweeps them onwards.

Shutter Island
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Shutter Island
by Dennis Lehane
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.And neither is Teddy Daniels.

Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal counter-moves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing... Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there?

As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount:

How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked room?Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes?Why is there no record of a patient committed there just one year before?What really goes on in Ward C? Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified fence and armed guards?

The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane...
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
by Fannie Flagg
In Fannie Flagg's high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she's "not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade." When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing "I won't come back until I'm somebody." But in our hearts she already is.

Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as "sincerity is as valuable as radium"), and Daisy Fay's Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.