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|The Brothers Karamazov||The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of “Crime and Punishment” and “The Idiot.”..
This extraordinary novel, Dostoyevsky s last and greatest work, tells the dramatic story of four brothers Dmitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly, Ivan, brilliant and morose, Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest, and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent and cruel. Driven by intense passion, they become involved in the brutal murder of their own father, one of the most loathsome characters in all literature. Featuring the famous chapter, The Grand Inquisitor, Dostoyevsky’s final masterpiece is at once a complex character study, a riveting murder mystery, and a fascinating examination of man’s morality and the question of God’s existence.
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|One Hundred Years of Solitude||One of the twentieth century’s most beloved and acclaimed novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.||Burnaby, Call Number:|
|Lady Bird||In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.||Burnaby, Call Number:|
|Fight Club||Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight “as long as they have to.” This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
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|Slaughterhouse Five||Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.||Burnaby, Call Number:|
|The Elegance of the Hedgehog
|In an elegant hotel particulier in Paris two unlike friends –the cantankerous and brilliant building caretaker and a precocious 12-year old named Paloma— bond over the arrival of a new tenant in the building.||Vancouver, Call Number:|
|Emma||Plucky and overconfident Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her shy friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma blunders her way through the mysteries of her social circle, Austen creates an unforgettable cast of characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transitions.||Vancouver, Call Number:|
|The Bookshop Book||From the oldest bookshops in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book explores the history of books, talks, to authors about their favourite places, and looks at more than three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents.||Vancouver, Call Number:
|Minding Frankie||Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn’t have much time. Noel doesn’t seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie’s best hope. And the social worker Moira is having none of it. She has the power to change the course of Frankie’s life…but Moira is hiding secrets of her own.||Vancouver, Call Number:|
|Little Women||While their father is away at war, the four March sisters must take on greater responsibilities and become little women. Jo retreats to the attic to write and faces her impending adulthood with scorn. Meg, the eldest, resents the sacrifices the family must make. Amy, the youngest stirs up the entire family while Beth, the quiet and frail sister; nearly goes unnoticed until their neighbour’s grandson Laurie befriends the family.||Vancouver, Call Number:|
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