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Tower of Babylon

Tower of Babylon

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Together with a crew of other miners and cart-pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth...

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The Book of Aron

The Book of Aron

Small and sullen, Aron is eight years old when his family moves from a rural Polish village to hectic Warsaw.  At first gradually and then ever more quickly,...

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In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event

In this brilliant new novel—her first for adults since Summer Sisters—Judy Blume takes us back to the 1950s and introduces us to the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she...

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The Quartet

The Quartet

In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph Ellis tells the unexpected story of America’s second great founding and of the men most responsible—Alexander...

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Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism

America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest...

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Skyfaring

Skyfaring

In the twenty-first century, airplane flight— once a remarkable feat of human ingenuity—has been relegated to the realm of the mundane. In this mesmerizing...

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Vengeful Creditor

Vengeful Creditor

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Mrs. Emenike resents that her husband drives a Mercedes while she is relegated the “noisy Fiat,” and...

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Wind/Pinball

Wind/Pinball

Wind/Pinball, a unique two-in-one volume, includes, on one side, Murakami’s first novel Hear the Wind Sing. When you flip the book over, you can read his second novel, Pinball, 1973....

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The Prophet's Hair

The Prophet's Hair

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Secular moneylender and manic collector of treasures, Hashim lives a life of gentle honor until he discovers, washed...

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she’s...

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Catherine the Great & Potemkin

Catherine the Great & Potemkin

It was history's most successful political partnership--as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial...

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My Organic Life

My Organic Life

Growing up on a farm in the Austrian Alps and later in Vienna, Nora Pouillon was surrounded by fresh and delicious foods. So when she moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1960s,...

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The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers

How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to...

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Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes

Christopher McDougall’s journey begins with a story of remarkable athletic prowess: On the treacherous mountains of Crete, a motley band of World War II Resistance fighters—an...

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The Water Knife

The Water Knife

WATER IS POWER In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez “cuts”...

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Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

In these pages, acclaimed historian David Crane gives us an astonishing, intimate snapshot of the people and places surrounding the battle that changed the course of world history....

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In the Land of Pain

In the Land of Pain

As Julian Barnes writes in the introduction to his superb translation of Alphonse Daudet’s La Doulou, the mostly forgotten writer nowadays “ate at the top literary table”...

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Half-Jew

Half-Jew

Since childhood, Susan Jacoby, the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason, was sure that her father was keeping a secret. At age twenty, just before beginning her writing...

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Ordinary Light

Ordinary Light

One of the Best Books of the YearThe New York Times • The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • Denver Post • Oprah.comIn...

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To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   Twenty years ago, the publication of Nathan McCall’s groundbreaking memoir Makes Me Wanna Holler chronicled a black...

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Washington's Revolution

Washington's Revolution

    Focusing on Washington’s early years, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing...

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Dusty's Winter

Dusty's Winter

Dusty grows up caring for her family, and, once she is old enough to organize her own affairs, she takes great care to move out of her parents’ home. Soon, Dusty is able to accomplish a great deal: she works long...

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Along the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.  ...

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The Beginning

The Beginning

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   As British rule came to an end in Ghana, Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski journeyed to the country to witness the birth of a new republic....

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