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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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Blitz

Blitz

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection Peter Ackroyd’s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography, details the history and—perhaps...

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Dancing in Buenos Aires

Dancing in Buenos Aires

A Vintage Shorts Travel SelectionIn Dancing in Buenos Aires, Layne Mosler takes us on a unforgettable trip with a lively step. With grace, humor, and a keen...

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The Door Swings Both Ways

The Door Swings Both Ways

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Welcome to China in 1985, to a nation that has just begun to swing open for the West, and specifically for a young Time magazine journalist...

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Glow

Glow

South London: foxes are behaving strangely, Burmese immigrants are going missing, and everyone is trying to get hold of a new party drug called Glow. Raf, a young...

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God Help the Child

God Help the Child

A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City StarAt...

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Marseille

Marseille

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable...

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for...

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New York Looks Best in Fall

New York Looks Best in Fall

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   There’s nothing like autumn in New York, as Adam Gopnik and his family find when they return to Manhattan after an extended stay in France....

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