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Alive

Alive

An eBook short.From one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award: Ha Jin’s staggering story “Alive,”...

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

The groundbreaking novel that was the basis for Frank Capra’s strange, shocking drama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther.   Traveling to Shanghai to marry her medical...

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The basis for Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s cinematic romance starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.   Burdened by debt after her husband's death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the...

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A Star for Mrs. Blake

A Star for Mrs. Blake

Cora Blake never dreamed she’d go to Paris. She’s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to...

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"I'll Be There for You"

"I'll Be There for You"

An eBook short.A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top...

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Where Climate Is Heading

Where Climate Is Heading

An eBook short. A selection from the much-praised climate change primer Global Weirdness, written by Climate Central, the nonprofit, nonpartisan source...

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At the Bottom of Everything

At the Bottom of Everything

It’s been ages since the “incident” that estranged former best friends Adam and Thomas, and Adam has long since decided he’s better off, even if...

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Before the Trumpet

Before the Trumpet

 Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world. ...

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Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards

**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013****The New Republic Best Books of 2013****Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**In a dazzling fusion of history,...

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A First Class Temperament

A First Class Temperament

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the...

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The Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee

An eBook short.A selection from Alex Kotlowitz’s masterpiece of immersive reportage There Are No Children Here, the harrowing coming-of-age...

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To Skin a Cat

To Skin a Cat

Thomas McGuane's first short story collection; 13 stories of great range, verve and humor.

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American Hunger

American Hunger

An eBook short.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory ReportingIn this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow...

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Reign of Error

Reign of Error

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s...

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, an iconic fable of guilt and redemption set in Puritan Massachusetts, has long been considered one of the greatest American novels. The...

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Walden & Civil Disobedience

Walden & Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts—part social experiment, part spiritual quest—is an enduringly...

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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Set in post-war Germany, the international bestseller The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook is a stunning emotional thriller about our fiercest loyalties and our deepest...

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An Event in Autumn

An Event in Autumn

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly...

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias

The Girl Who Loved Camellias

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost...

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Japan 1941

Japan 1941

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearA groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and...

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Philoctetes

Philoctetes

The Trojan War has been raging for nine long years. Desperate for victory and a return home, the Greeks have been told by a seer that there is only one way to defeat Troy: the great archer Philoctetes and...

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The Comeback

The Comeback

An eBook short.Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work. Noted historian...

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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

An eBook short.An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, about a hapless American...

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What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very...

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