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The Banished Immortal

The Banished Immortal

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li PoIn his own time...

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Tao

Tao

Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen....

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The Household Spirit

The Household Spirit

In this remarkable novel, Tod Wodicka, author of All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well, has crafted a luminous story of a most curious friendship.  ...

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My Brother's Husband, Volumes 1 & 2

My Brother's Husband, Volumes 1 & 2

***EISNER AWARD WINNER***Gengoroh Tagame's global sensation, now in one volume!Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married...

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Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Favorite Folktales from Around the World

From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder...

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm’s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “I know of no other...

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Only Revolutions

Only Revolutions

Sam:They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:We’re allways sixteen.Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating...

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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...

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Disarming Iraq

Disarming Iraq

The war against Iraq divided opinion throughout the world and generated a maelstrom of spin and counterspin. The man at the eye of the storm, and arguably the only key player to...

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The Real War

The Real War

Jonathan Schell’s extraordinary on-the-scene writing about Vietnam has stood the test of time in our continuing attempt to understand how and why the United States went to war–and how and why it lost. In...

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Stardust Melodies

Stardust Melodies

In Stardust Melodies, Will Friedwald takes each of these legendary songs apart and puts it together again, with a staggering wealth of detail and unprecedented understanding.Each...

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My Brother's Husband, Volume 2

My Brother's Husband, Volume 2

The concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan—Yaichi's brother-in-law—changes their lives and their perceptions...

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A Scattered People

A Scattered People

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled...

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Mud and Stars

Mud and Stars

ONE OF SMITHSONIAN'S BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEARWith the writers of the Golden Age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler...

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format...

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La's Orchestra Saves the World

La's Orchestra Saves the World

From the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful and moving story that celebrates the healing powers of friendship and music. It...

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Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2

In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending graphic...

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Herland

Herland

On the eve of World War I, an all-female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced to re-examine...

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The Woman Destroyed

The Woman Destroyed

In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women,...

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The Familiar, Volume 3

The Familiar, Volume 3

The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry . . .The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein...

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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

Geoff Dyer's earlier book on film, Zona, was about Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should next devote his unique critical and stylistic energies to...

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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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Silence

Silence

What is silence?Where can it be found?Why is it now more important than ever?In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking...

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The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEARFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated...

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