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    The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Hills Like White Elephants, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasure.

    The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both L.A. cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy underside of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl’s twisted life.

Year: 1987
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Summer of '49 by David Halberstam

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.The year was 1949, and a war-weary nation turned from the battlefields to the ball fields in search of new heroes. It was a summer that marked the beginning of a sports rivalry unequaled in the annals of athletic competition.

Year: 1989
Genre: Baseball

    Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

Year: 1999
Genre: ConspiracyHardboiled Detective

    The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power - France is occupied, Britian is enduring the Blitz and is under the threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former love in a delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honors.

Year: 2003
Genre: EspionageWWII: European Theater

 

 

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Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- -- The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway   by Ernest Hemingway
-- -- --1987 The Black Dahlia   by James Ellroy
-- -- --1989 Summer of '49   by David Halberstam
-- -- --1999 Motherless Brooklyn   by Jonathan Lethem
-- -- --2003 The Tristan Betrayal   by Robert Ludlum
-- -- --2004 1942   by Winston Groom
-- -- --2007 Up in Honey's Room   by Elmore Leonard
-- -- --2015 The Einstein Prophecy   by Robert Masello
-- -- --2015 World Gone by   by Dennis Lehane
-- -- --2018 The Reckoning   by John Grisham