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Valli's Wishlisted ARC's... ARC's are one credit each. This list is also located in the Book Bazaar.
List created by Valli on Aug 18, 2010
List Votes: 3 Books: 9 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 5 List Type: Closed

Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
After a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, the United States has grown increasingly anarchic. Orphaned Cole Vining is lucky to have found refuge with an evangelical pastor and his family in sheltered Salvation City, which has been spared much of the devastation. But...  more


The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
Winner of the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book, THE SLAP has a brilliantly simple premise that allows it to explore a host of contemporary issues. At a crowded barbecue in the Melbourne suburbs hosted by a Greek-Australian man and his Indian wife, the host's cousin slaps a boy for...  more


Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel by Howard Frank Mosher
A stunning and lyrical Civil War thriller, Walking to Gatlinburg is a spellbinding story of survival, wilderness adventure, mystery, and love in the time of war.Morgan Kinneson is both hunter and hunted.  The sharp-shooting 17-year-old from Kingdom County, Vermont, is determined to track down...  more


Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
“I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling, even to me. Nevertheless, I am sure of this much: My little story has become your history. You won’t really understand your times until you understand mine.” So begins the account of...  more


Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner
In the City of Lights, at the dawn of a new age, begins an unforgettable story of great love, great art -- and the most painful choices of the heart.   With this fresh and vibrantly imagined portrait of the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, readers are transported through the eyes of a...  more


Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
Delia Chandler, an eighteen-year-old southern girl, marries Viscount Ivor Conisborough just before WWII, and becomes part of the Windsor court. It's every girl's dream come true. But Delia is jolted from her pleasant life when she realizes, after the birth of her two daughters, that Ivor...  more


The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and...  more


Amandine: A Novel by Marlena de Blasi
Marlena de Blasi, the acclaimed author of such delectable memoirs as A Thousand Days in Venice and That Summer in Sicily, now brings her luminous prose to the world of fiction with this remarkable debut novel. Set against the backdrop of Europe as it moves inexorably toward World War II,...  more


The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
A stunning follow-up to her Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning book, The Secret River, Grenville’s The Lieutenant is a gripping story about friendship, self-discovery, and the power of language set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales. As a boy, Daniel Rooke was an...  more

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Comment added 3/5/11 by Valli:
"The Lieuntenant" is a HC book with minor damage; just ask if interested. It is not an ARC.

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