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  1. The Sweetness of Water: A Novel (Hardcover) The Sweetness of Water: A Novel (Hardcover)
    The Sweetness of Water: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Nathan Harris

    ₱1,399.00

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK

    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST 

    In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a miraculous debut” (Washington Post) and “a towering achievement of imagination” (CBS This Morning)about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever—from “a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance” (Kirkus)

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  2. Land of Big Numbers: Stories (Paperback) Land of Big Numbers: Stories (Paperback)
    Land of Big Numbers: Stories (Paperback)

    Te-Ping Chen

    ₱799.00

    One of Barack Obama's Summer Reading Picks

    "Dazzling...Riveting." —New York Times Book Review
     
    With acute social insight, Te-Ping Chen layers years of experience reporting on the ground in China with incantatory prose in this taut, surprising debut, proving herself both a remarkable cultural critic and an astonishingly accomplished new literary voice.

    Get Land of Big Numbers: Stories (Paperback) by Te-Ping Chen and other short stories fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  3. At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback) At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback)
    At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback)

    David Diop

    ₱880.00
    WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE
    A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING LIST SELECTION

    One of The Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall | One of The A.V. Club's fifteen best books of 2020 |A Sunday Times best book of the year

    Peppered with bullets and black magic, this remarkable novel fills in a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. Blending oral storytelling traditions with the gritty, day-to-day, journalistic horror of life in the trenches, David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black is a dazzling tale of a man’s descent into madness.

    Get At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback) by David Diop and other historical fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  4. Intimacies: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) Intimacies: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Intimacies: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Katie Kitamura

    ₱899.00

    A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths.

    A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

    Get Intimacies: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) by Katie Kitamura and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  5. Things We Lost to the Water: A Novel (Hardcover) Things We Lost to the Water: A Novel (Hardcover)
    Things We Lost to the Water: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Eric Nguyen

    ₱1,348.00

    Named one of the “Fifteen Books to Watch for in May” by The New York Times

    A stunning debut novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped.

    When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle in to life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father.

    Get Things We Lost to the Water: A Novel (Hardcover) by Eric Nguyen and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  6. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, Export Edition (Paperback) Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Patrick Radden Keefe

    ₱999.00

    A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing

    Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling. It is a portrait of the excesses of America’s second Gilded Age, a study of impunity among the super-elite, and a relentless investigation of the naked greed and indifference to human suffering that built one of the world’s great fortunes.

    Get Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, Export Edition (Paperback) by Patrick Radden Keefe and other biography books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  7. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Export Edition (Paperback) Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Elizabeth Kolbert

    Special Price ₱777.60 was ₱864.00
    In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. 
     
    Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.
     
    Get Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Export Edition (Paperback) by Elizabeth Kolbert and other science books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.
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  8. Project Hail Mary: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) Project Hail Mary: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Project Hail Mary: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Andy Weir

    ₱850.00

    A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.


    Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

    An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

    Get Project Hail Mary: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) by Andy Weir and other science fiction and fantasy books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  9. Klara and the Sun, Export Edition (Paperback) Klara and the Sun, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Klara and the Sun, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    ₱875.00

    Klara and the Sun is a magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.

    Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.

    Get Klara and the Sun (Export Paperback) by Kazuo Ishiguro and other contemporary fiction books online at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.


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  10. Leave the World Behind: A Novel (Hardcover) Leave the World Behind: A Novel (Hardcover)
    Leave the World Behind: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Rumaan Alam

    ₱975.00

    A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

    From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.

    Get Leave the World Behind: A Novel (Hardcover) by Rumaan Alam and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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