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The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

The bestselling novel that inspired Mervyn LeRoy’s classic horror film about the little girl who can get away with anything—even murder.   There’s something special about eight-year-old...

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Casebook

Casebook

Nine-year-old Miles Adler-Hart’s mother, “the Mims,” is “pretty for a mathematician.” Miles and his best friend Hector are in thrall to her. When her...

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China's Second Continent

China's Second Continent

A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year at • The Economist  The Guardian •...

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Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Millions of men and (no doubt many) women have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts—“do it” on television and...

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Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver.    When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk...

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Gandhi Before India

Gandhi Before India

A New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA revelatory work of biography, Gandhi Before India is...

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

1872: the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste is discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo is intact and there is no sign of struggle, but her crew has disappeared, never...

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How to Be a Heroine

How to Be a Heroine

While debating literature’s greatest heroines with her best friend, thirtysomething playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation—her whole life, she's been trying...

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My Age of Anxiety

My Age of Anxiety

Drawing on his own longstanding battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel presents a moving and revelatory account of a condition that affects some 40 million Americans. Stossel offers...

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One More Thing

One More Thing

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice...

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The Orenda

The Orenda

WINNER OF THE LIBRIS AWARD -- FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARIn the wilds of seventeenth-century Canada, the lives of a Jesuit missionary, a young Iroquois girl, and a great...

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The Other Language

The Other Language

A teenage girl encounters the shocks of first love at the height of the summer holidays in Greece. A young filmmaker celebrates her first moment of recognition by impulsively buying...

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Our Mathematical Universe

Our Mathematical Universe

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his...

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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain’s satiric novel about two boys who trade places in Tudor England—written “for young people of all ages”—was his first foray into historical...

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Pudd'nhead Wilson

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Mark Twain’s darkest novel—about a master and slave switched at birth—combines a courtroom drama with a provocative fable about race and identity.Twain’s...

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Rights at Risk

Rights at Risk

An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms. With...

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Two Moons

Two Moons

It’s the spring of 1877 in Washington, D.C., and at the U.S. Naval Observatory, great changes are afoot: historical, romantic, and scientific. When the brilliant...

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By the Lake

By the Lake

With this magnificently assured new novel, John McGahern reminds us why he has been called the Irish Chekhov, as he guides readers into a village in rural Ireland and deftly,...

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The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead

One of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam experience, The Living and the Dead presents a brilliant study of Robert McNamara, his decision-making during...

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Sons of Mississippi

Sons of Mississippi

They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image...

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