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Sierra Hahn, Cameron Stewart
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Jonathan Carroll
Tarzan of the Apes
Michael Meyer, Gore Vidal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
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Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
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Javier MarĂ­as, Kristina Cordero
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J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata

The House on the Strand

The House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier this is a time-travel tale, daphne du maurier style. the first chapter could also be viewed as a perfect little short story, and shows all the power of the author at the top of her game. the thing about her books is in addition to her mastery of language, and pacing, and dialogue, she also tells stories that i can never anticipate. i didn't know what was going to happen -- i had no idea how the story would unfold from moment to moment. this is a very weird book and there's a lot going on underneath the surface: more like the works of iris murdoch i've read than any other of the du mauriers. it still isn't my cousin rachel, or rebecca though.