Clock Winder

Clock Winder

Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover...

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The Magical Chorus

The Magical Chorus

From the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to the brutal cult of Stalin to the ebullient, uncertain days of perestroika, nowhere has the inextricable relationship between politics and culture been...

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The Right to Privacy

The Right to Privacy

Can the police strip-search a woman who has been arrested for a minor traffic violation? Can a magazine publish an embarrassing photo of you without your permission? Does your boss have the right to...

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The Flame Alphabet

The Flame Alphabet

In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones. The...

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Long Time Leaving

Long Time Leaving

“I left the South in search of the Enlightenment. I’m pro-choice, in favor of gay marriage, and against creationism and the war in Iraq. But both my parents’ people are deep Southern from many generations, and I spent a little over a third of my life,...

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four...

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Cruising Paradise

Cruising Paradise

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry. Bleak and wildly funny,...

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Undressed Art

Undressed Art

To draw is to understand what we see. In The Undressed Art, writer-naturalist Peter Steinhart investigates the rituals, struggles, and joys of drawing. Reflecting...

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Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints

Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints

Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of...

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The Houdini Girl

The Houdini Girl

"Unusually deft and witty dialogue--. With great aplomb, [Bedford] has brought off an erotic thriller."--The New York Times Book ReviewIn The Houdini Girl,...

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WHORES FOR GLORIA

WHORES FOR GLORIA

With his first three works of fiction—the novels You Bright and Risen Angels and The Ice-Shirt, and the collection The Rainbow Stories—William T....

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The Mysterious Montague

The Mysterious Montague

John Montague was a boisterous enigma. In the 1930s, he was called “the world's greatest golfer” by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice. He could drive the ball 300 yards and more, or he could chip...

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Afterwards

Afterwards

When Alice and Joseph meet, they fall quickly into a tentative but sincere relationship. She is a nurse, he a house painter, and while both are still young and hopeful about this new...

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The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Smiled

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, comes a riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for...

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The Americans: The Colonial Experience

The Americans: The Colonial Experience

Winner of the Bancroft Prize In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present....

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Freedom's Battle

Freedom's Battle

This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience...

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Left-handed

Left-handed

An emotionally riveting collection that tells a powerful story of passion, loss, and transformation. Left-handed unfolds in the manner of an intense,...

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Feminism

Feminism

This essential volume brings together more than forty of the most important historical writings on feminism, covering 150 years of the struggle for women’s freedom. Spanning the American...

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Bad Elements

Bad Elements

Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politbureau or an activist like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a democratic manifesto? Is China’s...

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All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

Entertaining, unexpected, and full of charm, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite presents a miscellany of engaging stories, detailing the intriguing...

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Driving on the Rim

Driving on the Rim

From one of America’s most acclaimed literary figures (“an important as well as brilliant novelist”—The New York Times Book Review) a major new novel that hilariously takes the...

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All the Birds, Singing

All the Birds, Singing

From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness...

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Age of Betrayal

Age of Betrayal

Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing...

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Paris

Paris

This unique guide to one of the world’s most beloved tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice...

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