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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Format: Hardcover, 279pp
Pub. Date: August 2001
Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature.Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life.

Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
Publisher: Knopf Alfred A
Format: Hardcover, 384pp
Pub. Date: April 2002
A riveting novel about loyalty and self-knowledge, and the conflict between who we want to be to others and who we must be for ourselves. Carrie Bell has lived in Wisconsin all her life. She’s had the same best friend, the same good relationship with her mother, the same boyfriend, Mike, now her fiancé, for as long as anyone can remember. It’s with real surprise she finds that, at age twenty-three, her life has begun to feel suffocating. She longs for a change, an upheaval, for a chance to begin again.That chance is granted to her, terribly, when Mike is injured in an accident. Now Carrie has to question everything she thought she knew about herself and the meaning of home. She must ask: How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or of weakness to walk away from someone in need?The Dive from Clausen’s Pier reminds us how precarious our lives are and how quickly they can be divided into before and after, whether by random accident or by the force of our own desires. It begins with a disaster that could happen, out of the blue, in anybody’s life, and it forces us to ask how we would bear up in the face of tragedy and what we know, or think we know, about our deepest allegiances. Elegantly written and ferociously paced, emotionally nuanced and morally complex, The Dive from Clausen’s Pier marks the emergence of a prodigiously gifted new novelist.

In this beautifully written, intelligent, and completely absorbing first novel, Ann Packer provides a refreshingly insightful meditation on the classic quest for identity and fulfillment. As Packer sends her main character packing -- from Wisconsin to New York City, fleeing a fiance and long-time boyfriend who was recently paralyzed in a terrible diving accident -- she shows us a woman suddenly awakening to her potential, realizing a vibrant new identity, and asking herself difficult questions about how to balance what we owe to friends and family with our responsibility to be true to ourselves.
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Format: Paperback, 256pp
Pub. Date: July 2002
“I’ve changed a bit since high school. Back then I said no to using and selling drugs. I washed on a normal basis and still had good credit.”Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and creepy boyfriends—and that’s before she even puts on a bra.For the past ten years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her wildly amusing autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, a mother who hands down judgments more forcefully than anyone seated on the Supreme Court, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised that she woke up in the first place.The misadventures of Laurie and her fellow Idiot Girls (“too cool to be in the Smart Group”) unfold in a world that everyone will recognize but no one has ever described so hilariously. She delivers the goods: life as we all know it.

Laurie Notaro, who writes a popular humor column for the Arizona Republic, takes the reader on a voyage through her zany world in this riotously funny collection of biographical essays. From dealing with her mother to maneuvering through romantic entanglements, there's a little bit of Laurie in all of us!