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Plagues and Peoples

Plagues and Peoples

Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through...

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O. Henry Prize Stories 2007

O. Henry Prize Stories 2007

An arresting collection of contemporary fiction at its best, these stories explore a vast range of subjects, from love and deception to war and the insidious power of class distinctions. However clearly spoken, in voices sophisticated, cunning, or na•ve, here is fiction that consistently defies our expectations. Selected from thousands of stories in hundreds of literary magazines, the twenty...

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The Glister

The Glister

Acclaimed author John Burnside delivers a profound, page-turning novel about innocence, evil, morality, and the dark corners of the human psyche.  Mysterious...

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The Daring Ladies of Lowell

The Daring Ladies of Lowell

Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of “the mill girls.”  The...

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The Locust and the Bird

The Locust and the Bird

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila. Married...

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Autumn

Autumn

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALISTLong-listed for the Gordon Burn PrizeOne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Dwight Garner/The...

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Stringer

Stringer

Book of the Year, The Royal African Society (UK)In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuœciñski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous...

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A Rumor of Angels

A Rumor of Angels

Written by one of the most revered sociologists of the of the 20th century, A Rumor of Angels gives readers a unique insight into the complicated relationship between religion and...

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A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces

A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a...

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Venice

Venice

Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial—a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city. The Venetians’ language and way of thinking set them...

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Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories

Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories

Lulu Bett lives in a small town with her sister Ina and Ina’s husband Dwight–a dentist who rules his household with self-righteous smugness. The unmarried Lulu has learned that she cannot question her role as chief cook, housekeeper,...

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The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

“Inspired by a real-life unsolved mystery, this mesmerizing novel features characters that make a lasting impression.”--PEOPLE MAGAZINE"More meticulously choreographed than a chorus line. It all pays...

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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others....

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The Children Act

The Children Act

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue,...

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The Republic and Other Works

The Republic and Other Works

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in  one paperback volume: The Republic, The  Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology,  Crito,...

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The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In...

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Harry Lipkin, Private Eye

Harry Lipkin, Private Eye

Meet Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private detective: part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch.Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges,...

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping...

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Panama Fever

Panama Fever

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws...

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Sex and the Citadel

Sex and the Citadel

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms. As political change sweeps the streets...

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Strapped

Strapped

Drowning in student loans? Can’t afford to get married, buy a home, have children? Up to your ears in credit card debt? At last, a book for the under-35 generation that explains...

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Grimms' Tales for Young and Old

Grimms' Tales for Young and Old

For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim,...

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The Throat

The Throat

Peter Straub’s chilling Blue Rose Trilogy comes to an astonishing close—secrets unearthed, demons revisited, and mysteries solved. The Throat. ...

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Child of Vengeance

Child of Vengeance

A bold and vivid historical epic of feudal Japan, based on the real-life exploits of the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto.Japan in the late 16th century...

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