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Embroideries

Embroideries

From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers...

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Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings...

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The Chomsky Reader

The Chomsky Reader

The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language.From the...

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At the Bottom of Everything

At the Bottom of Everything

A stunning novel of friendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived. It’s...

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One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights

Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real...

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The Book of Heaven

The Book of Heaven

From the author of the classic travel memoir Dinner with Persephone, an accomplished poet, and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, here is an eagerly anticipated, stunningly original...

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Shinohata

Shinohata

Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of...

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American Fun

American Fun

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential...

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Russian Fairy Tales

Russian Fairy Tales

Translated by Norbert GutermanIllustrated by Alexander AlexeieffIn this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet...

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The Plantation Mistress

The Plantation Mistress

This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the...

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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

From Robert Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan...

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Portrait of Johnny

Portrait of Johnny

An intimate biography of the great songwriter, this is also a deeply affectionate memoir by one of Johnny Mercer’s best friends.“Moon River,” “Laura,” “Skylark,”...

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Free Falling, As If in a Dream

Free Falling, As If in a Dream

From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction—and one of the best crime writers of our time—here is the final volume in the critically acclaimed Story of a Crime trilogy, centered on the...

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The Acme Novelty Library

The Acme Novelty Library

Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic...

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"Watch Out for the Foreign Guests!"

"Watch Out for the Foreign Guests!"

This vivid, prophetic book on China’s magnetic attraction to the West is the perfect introduction to China in the eighties.

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The Practice of Perfection

The Practice of Perfection

Robert Aiken, author of Encouraging Words and Taking the Path of Zen, is America’s most senior Zen Roshi. In this new book he presents the Ten Pãramitãs, of Transcendental...

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Substrate

Substrate

In a review of Jim Powell’s first book, Thom Gunn praised his poetry for tapping “a subject matter that is endless and important . . . achieved in the poem, so we grasp it as we...

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Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7 Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show,...

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More Stories We Tell

More Stories We Tell

The second collection drawn together by editor Wendy Martin, these twenty-four exquisite examples of contemporary writing feature stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret...

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Wicked River

Wicked River

From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America’s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious...

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Good Living Street

Good Living Street

Vienna and its Secessionist movement at the turn of the last century is the focus of this extraordinary social portrait told through an eminent Viennese family, headed by Hermine and Moriz Gallia, who were among the great patrons of early-twentieth-century Viennese...

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Landscapes of Fear

Landscapes of Fear

To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout...

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FAMILY NIGHT

FAMILY NIGHT

*Winner of the PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation* Family Night cracks open one American family and shows us the values—and...

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GOOD BENITO

GOOD BENITO

From the author of the best-selling Einstein’s Dreams comes a wonderfully original, deeply moving, and wryly funny novel about the clash between the absolutes of science and the vagaries...

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