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The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ

Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers...

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How to Breathe Underwater

How to Breathe Underwater

A New York Times notable book and winner of The Northern California Book Award for Best Short Fiction, these nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this debut. In...

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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes...

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Down These Mean Streets

Down These Mean Streets

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of...

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Penelope

Penelope

When Penelope O’Shaunessy, “an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair” steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother:...

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Archives of the Universe

Archives of the Universe

An unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries. Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble,...

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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" inspired by the promise...

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Real World

Real World

In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her nextdoor neighbor has been brutally murdered,...

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The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

Award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards gives us an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle that was to come. When...

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Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner...

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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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Black Diamond

Black Diamond

The third installment in thed elightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis. In the space of a few weeks, the normally sleepy village sees attacks...

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The Dead Fish Museum

The Dead Fish Museum

“In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren’t on trails—deer and moose don’t die conveniently—and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a...

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Bad Trips

Bad Trips

The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel with tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines reportage, fiction...

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

Haven to Nazis, smugglers’ paradise, home to some of the earth’s oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler....

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Paradise

Paradise

"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four...

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The Enigma of Japanese Power

The Enigma of Japanese Power

A full-scale examination of the inner workings of Japan's political and industrial system.

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Best Intentions

Best Intentions

A complex, poignant exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry. Perry, a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem,...

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Dust

Dust

From a breathtaking new voice, a novel about a splintered family in Kenya—a story of power and deceit, unrequited love, survival and sacrifice. Odidi Oganda,...

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Deception

Deception

"With the lover everyday life recedes," Roth writes—and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception...

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Taking Lives

Taking Lives

Martin Arkenhout found his true calling on a lonely Florida highway -- with a sharp rock to the skull of an injured friend. He didn't just take the boy's life; he went on...

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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s genocide.All manner of Kigali residents...

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Jazz

Jazz

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots...

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Can't We All Disagree More Constructively?

Can't We All Disagree More Constructively?

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—he has explained the origins of morality,...

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