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A LESSON BEFORE DYING by ERNEST J. GAINES (1997 edition)

First Published in 1994

Literary Award: National Book Critics Circle Award (1993)

A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.  Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach.  As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson’s godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death.  In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting—and defying—the expected.

Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have unformed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5197.A_Lesson_Before_Dying

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THE ARROWING OF THE CANE by JOHN CONYNGHAM

Published in 1989

THE ARROWING OF THE CANE. By John Conyngham. ”Things are so volatile in Africa,” muses the main character of the South African journalist John Conyngham’s first novel, not so much stating the obvious as venting the fears and uncertainties of a man in a precarious position. James Colville, a white sugar-cane grower in South Africa, confronts a host of personal demons - unknown arsonists, problems with alcohol and bad relationships - and the divisions in his life after a series of mysterious fires on his plantation and the discovery of a diary written by one of his ancestors during the Boer War. Throughout ”The Arrowing of the Cane,” Mr. Conyngham reveals not only an understanding of South Africa’s fragile contemporary racial equilibrium but also a love of the natural wonders of his country. This book is as much an elegy for the beauty of South Africa as it is an indictment of the policies that remain that nation’s enduring legacy. But the book, the first volume in a projected trilogy, is no fictional travelogue. In it, Mr. Conyngham explores - methodically and at a pace that imparts its own tensions - the pressures on modern South Africans, black and white. He conveys the terrors of apartheid without reporting its every vicious particular. By limning these days in the life of one man, Mr. Conyngham has deftly fashioned a metaphor for a country facing its own 3 o’clock in the morning of the soul.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/11/books/in-short-fiction-824090.html

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THE GATHERING by ANNE ENRIGHT 

Published in 2007

Literary Awards: Man Booker Prize (2007), Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award for Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year (2008)

Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. The Gathering is a daring, witty, and insightful family epic, clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. It is a novel about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/998133.The_Gathering

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THE POWER AND THE GLORY by GRAHAM GREENE (1977 edition)

First Published in 1940

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the “whisky priest,” is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1703614.The_Power_and_the_Glory

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THE DEAN’S DECEMBER by SAUL BELLOW (1983 edition)

First Published in 1982

Albert Corde, dean of a Chicago college, is unprepared for the violent response to his expose of city corruption. Accused of betraying his city, as well as being a racist, he journeys to Bucharest, where his mother-in-law lies dying, only to find corruption rife in the Communist capital. Switching back and forth between the two cities, The Dean’s December represents Bellow’s “most spirited resistance to the forces of our time” (Malcolm Bradbury).

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1227725.The_Dean_s_December

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PRELOVED 3RD GEN IPOD TOUCH

Model: A1318/MC008LL IOS 5.1.1 with non-glossy screen protector

- Original Plastic Case
- Original Unused Ipod earphones (no microphone)
- Pouch
- Choice between yellow or red cover

It is currently jailbroken untethered (meaning you can install cracked games and tweak it), you can choose to leave it as it is or I can restore it to its original IOS (ver 5.1.1)

For more info, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipod_touch 

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THE EARTHQUAKE BIRD by SUSANNA JONES (2003 edition)

First Published in 2001

Literary Awards: John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (2001), The Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger (2001)

Susanna Jones’s exceptional debut is a thriller set in Tokyo, where 34-year-old Lucy Fly — an English expat who translates “tedious” technical manuals — has agreed to help a new arrival, Lily Bridges, navigate her first confusing weeks in Japan. Like Lucy, Lily has also fled an unhappy life in Yorkshire, but as Lily insinuates herself into Lucy’s life, Lucy finds that she has gained a friend but lost her sometime lover, Teiji. “I had been in possession of a lover and a friend. Now 
I had neither. They had stolen themselves from each other and me.”


When Lily disappears and her body is found dismembered in Tokyo Bay, Lucy becomes the chief suspect and the focus of an intense police interrogation, through which she narrates her life story. From her unwelcome birth through her painful Yorkshire childhood, Lucy illuminates her growing fascination with music and language, both of which helped provide her means of escape.


But Lucy now must struggle to prove her innocence in the murder of Lily. Alas, the first person she must convince is herself. “The defendant must decide how to plead. And here is my plea. Not guilty, but not not guilty…. I, of all people, should not be too hasty to judge.” As she probes ever deeper into the enigmatic mind of Lucy Fly, Susanna Jones creates a brilliantly rendered drama of psychological suspense in which the ghostly vestiges of guilt, the thin line between love and obsession, and the seeming clarity of language combine to cloud the judgment of both character and reader alike. 

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1095547.The_Earthquake_Bird

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THE SONG OF NAMES by NORMAN LEBRECHT (2004 edition)

First Published in 2002

Literary Award: Whitbread Award for First Novel (2002)

Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care before they perished in the Holocaust. For a time the two boys are closer than brothers. But on the day he is to make his official debut, Dovidl disappears. Only 40 years later does Martin get his first clue about what happened to him. 

In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Bristling with ideas, lambent with feeling,The Song of Names is a masterful work of the imagination.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/733768.The_Song_of_Names

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POBBY AND DINGAN by BEN RICE (2003 edition)

First Published in 2000

Literary Awards: John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Nominee (2000), Somerset Maugham Award (2001)

This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/811360.Pobby_and_Dingan

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