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The Whirl

The Whirl

What’s heaven to seven-year-old Andre Agassi? To never play tennis again. Yet his father has other plans. Mike Agassi was born in Iran, where Allied soldiers gave...

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Covering Islam

Covering Islam

From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic...

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The Half-Life of Happiness

The Half-Life of Happiness

From the winner of the 1989 National Book Award (for Spartina), a major new novel--wise, sad, and richly comic--about the meltdown of a marriage against the backdrop of...

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Word Play

Word Play

Why do certain words make us blush or wince? Why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns?...

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The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is the definitive collection from the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet.” Originally...

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The Marquis

The Marquis

The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio...

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The Moor's Account

The Moor's Account

**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST****NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE****WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD**A New York Times Notable BookA Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book...

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Press Start to Play

Press Start to Play

IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS. You are standing in a room filled with books, faced with a difficult decision. Suddenly, one with a distinctive cover catches your eye. It is a groundbreaking...

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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

The astonishing final installment in the page-turning trilogy that Stephen King calls “an authentic work of American genius.”   Niceville has an almost...

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Seven Bad Ideas

Seven Bad Ideas

From the former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, a bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why...

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Thug Notes

Thug Notes

Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen...

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An Empire on the Edge

An Empire on the Edge

Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in HistoryWritten from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American...

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How to Write a Novel

How to Write a Novel

Aristotle "Aris" Thibodeau is 12.5 years old and destined for greatness. Ever since her father’s death, however, she’s been stuck in the small town of Kanuga, Georgia, where she has to manage...

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Last Night in Montreal

Last Night in Montreal

When Lilia Albert was a child, her father appeared on the doorstep of her mother's house and took her away. Now, haunted by an inability to remember much about her early...

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The Lola Quartet

The Lola Quartet

Gavin Sasaki was a promising young journalist in New York City until the day he was fired for plagiarism. The last thing he wants is to sell foreclosed real estate for his...

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Shetani's Sister

Shetani's Sister

From the multi-million copy master of vernacular black literature and pioneeer of hip hop culture, a masterpiece of crime fiction set in Los Angeles' meanest, toughest streets.Here...

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The Singer's Gun

The Singer's Gun

Everyone Anton Waker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early...

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To the Top of the Mountain

To the Top of the Mountain

Don’t miss this latest installment in Arne Dahl’s acclaimed thriller series, winner of the German Crime Writing Prize. Stockholm’s Intercrime...

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The Archer Files

The Archer Files

No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on—a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person—the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely...

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Hemingway's Student

Hemingway's Student

From the award-winning biography of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway’s Boat: the poignant story of Arnold Samuelson, who looked to the great author for mentorship in writing...

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New American Stories

New American Stories

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this...

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No Exit and Three Other Plays

No Exit and Three Other Plays

4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict...

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Park City

Park City

Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career.Emotionally complex,...

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Seven Voices

Seven Voices

In-depth and personal interviews by Rita Guibert of Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García...

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