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  1. Project Hail Mary: A Novel (Paperback) Project Hail Mary: A Novel (Paperback)
    Project Hail Mary: A Novel (Paperback)

    Andy Weir

    ₱699.00

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

    Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

    All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

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

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  2. These Precious Days: Essays, Export Edition (Paperback) These Precious Days: Essays, Export Edition (Paperback)
    These Precious Days: Essays, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Ann Patchett

    ₱950.00

    A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be.

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  3. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel - Deckle Edge (Hardcover) The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel - Deckle Edge (Hardcover)
    The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel - Deckle Edge (Hardcover)

    Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

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    80%
    ₱1,169.00

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and white—in the deep South. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

    Get The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel - Deckle Edge (Hardcover) by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers and other fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

     

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  4. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Paperback) Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Paperback)
    Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Paperback)

    Stephanie Land

    ₱899.00
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES, HAILED BY ROLLING STONE AS "A GREAT ONE."
     
    "A single mother's personal, unflinching look at America's class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work."

    -PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obama's Summer Reading List

    Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not hers alone. It is an inspiring testament to the courage, determination, and ultimate strength of the human spirit.
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  5. Harlem Shuffle: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) Harlem Shuffle: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Harlem Shuffle: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Colson Whitehead

    ₱950.00

    From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.

    "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home. 

    Get Harlem Shuffle: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) by Colson Whitehead and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

     

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  6. 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 

    With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

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  7. Crossroads: A Novel (Hardcover) Crossroads: A Novel (Hardcover)
    Crossroads: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Jonathan Franzen

    ₱1,650.00

    Crossroads is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen's magnum opus, A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s.

    Jonathan Franzen has been universally recognized as the great novelist of his generation, a peer and inheritor of Steinbeck, Mailer, Updike, and Roth. Now in his sixties, he has been telling us the truth about the American family through novel after novel, from The Twenty-Seventh City to The Corrections to Freedom and beyond.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback) At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback)
    At Night All Blood Is Black (Paperback)

    David Diop

    ₱960.00
    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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  11. Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Anthony Doerr

    ₱950.00

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK | A BARACK OBAMA FAVORITE | TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR BY FRESH AIR, TIME, AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

    The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are trying to figure out the world around them: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for an exoplanet, decades from now. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of peril.

    Get Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) by Anthony Doerr and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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

    Katie Kitamura

    ₱936.00

    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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  13. Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel (Hardcover) Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel (Hardcover)
    Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Anthony Doerr

    ₱1,699.00

    A New York Times Notable Book | A Barack Obama favorite | Top 10 Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, and Entertainment Weekly

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story.

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  14. The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Hardcover) The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Hardcover)
    The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Amor Towles

    ₱1,499.00

    The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America

    Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

    Get The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Hardcover) by Amor Towles and other historical fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  15. Beautiful Country: A Memoir, International Edition (Paperback) Beautiful Country: A Memoir, International Edition (Paperback)
    Beautiful Country: A Memoir, International Edition (Paperback)

    Qian Julie Wang

    ₱950.00

    The moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent 

    In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive.

    Get Beautiful Country: A Memoir, International Edition (Paperback) by Qian Julie Wang and other non-fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  16. 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

    Read the first few pages here.

    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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