Sore Winners

Sore Winners

Politics and culture, culture and politics. They’ve never been normal in America, but today they’re weirder than ever. Millionaire populists like Bill O’Reilly and Michael...

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THE BASS SAXOPHONE

THE BASS SAXOPHONE

The two haunting, poetic novellas that comprise The Bass Saxophonebrilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships. They are prefaced by a remarkable...

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The Shadow Factory

The Shadow Factory

James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation...

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Living to Tell the Tale

Living to Tell the Tale

In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living...

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Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods

Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods

A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. From berries to herbs perfect for teas and tonics, each entry includes information on where to find the plant, how...

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Crossing Open Ground

Crossing Open Ground

The author travels through the American Southwest and Alaska, discussing endangered wildlife and forgotten cultures.

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Counsels of War

Counsels of War

Since the first atomic bomb was exploded in 1945, a close community of civilian experts, including scientists, academics, and think-tank intellectuals, has advised the American government on the prospects...

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The Paper Trail

The Paper Trail

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper—the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago—wrapped itself around our world, humankind’s...

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Foxfire 6

Foxfire 6

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you...

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The Complete English Poems

The Complete English Poems

 John Milton wrote poetry of such sublime beauty that he managed, through its universal influence, to transform the character of the English language. From his astonishing epic Paradise...

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Writer, M.D.

Writer, M.D.

From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition...

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Troubled Refuge

Troubled Refuge

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army’s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United...

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Home

Home

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Twenty-three years old, alone, broke, and without options, a young woman returns to her mother’s home. There,...

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The White Russian

The White Russian

January 1917—With St. Petersburg on the brink of revolution, Sandro Ruzsky, the city’s chief police investigator, returns from exile in Siberia only to be assigned a grisly case: the bodies...

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The Palm at the End of the Mind

The Palm at the End of the Mind

This selection of works by Wallace Stevens--the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet”--was first published in...

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Marina

Marina

Cuando Óscar desaparece de repente, nadie sabe de el por siete días y siete noches.En la Barcelona de 1980 Óscar Drai sueña despierto,...

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The Futurist

The Futurist

Yates is a Futurist.Which is a fancy way of saying he flies around the world, lecturing various conferences, confabs, and conglomerates, dispensing prepackaged bullshit...

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The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook

The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook

Pat and Gina Neely, the beloved husband-and-wife team and authors of the New York Times best seller Down Home with the Neelys, are all about lettin’ the good...

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The Stardust Lounge

The Stardust Lounge

Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13 -- running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around...

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The Life and Death of Classical Music

The Life and Death of Classical Music

In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the...

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Crossed Over

Crossed Over

The novelist Beverly Lowry was mourning her son’s death in a hit-and-run accident when she came across a newspaper story about Karla Faye Tucker, the infamous Houston murderer who...

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The Uncollected David Rakoff

The Uncollected David Rakoff

Bestselling and Thurber Prize–winning humorist David Rakoff was one of the most original, delightfully acerbic voices of his generation. Here, in one place, is the best of his previously uncollected material—most...

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Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and...

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Lafcadio's Adventures

Lafcadio's Adventures

Passing with cinematographic speed across the capitals of Europe, Nobel laureate André Gide’s Lafcadio’s Adventures is a brilliantly sly satire and...

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