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Books 1 to 8 of 8 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter E
East of Eden
John Steinbeck

This novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain and Abel.

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Educated
Westover, Tara

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Honeyman, Gail

Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking...and that, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, a tendency to wear the same clothes year after year), means that Eleanor has become a bit of a loner. But she thinks that nothing really important is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding perplexing social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, Glenn's Vodka, and phone chats with "Mummy." But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and sweet IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.

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Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery

The book follows events in the life of a concierge, Renee Michel, whose deliberately concealed intelligence is uncovered by an unstable but intellectually precocious girl named Paloma Josse.

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Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Dunn, Mark

Ella lives on the Isle of Nollop, home to Nevin Nollop - originator of that fine sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" - you know, the sentence with all the letters of the alphabet in it. All is right on the Isle of Nollop until the letters begin to fall from Nevin Nollop's memorial statue. The governing council of the Isle decides that the loosening letters should not be reattached to the monument - rather, citizens of Nollop should no longer use the letters that have released their hold. Told in increasingly cryptic and phonetically written notes and letters, Ella Minnow Pea is a delightful romp through the political landscape of totalitarianism.

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Eternal Life
Horn, Dara

What would it really mean to live forever? Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she's tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever. But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren--consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering--develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out. Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving. Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.

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Every Lost Country
Steven Heighton

Dr. Lewis Book and his daughter Sophie are on a climbing expedition when they see a group of Tibetan refugees fleeing Chinese soldiers. When the surviving Tibetans are captured, Book and the film-maker recording the ascent are taken away with them. The expedition leader continues his climb and the fugitives are caught in a deadly pursuit.

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Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng

Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; the middle child of a Chinese American family in 1970s small-town Ohio. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.

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