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The Sound of Waves

The Sound of Waves

Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter...

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Mating

Mating

The narrator of this splendidly expansive novel of high intellect and grand passion is an American anthropologist at loose ends in the South African republic of Botswana. She has a...

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The Dive From Clausen's Pier

The Dive From Clausen's Pier

How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer’s intimate and...

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How We Live

How We Live

Having won the National Book Award for How We Die, his best-selling inquiry into the causes and modes of death, Sherwin Nuland now turns his attention to the miraculous resiliency of human...

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Theatre

Theatre

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of...

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An Imaginary Life

An Imaginary Life

In the first century A.D., Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverent poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these...

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Selected Stories, 1968-1994

Selected Stories, 1968-1994

WINNER OF THE  NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads...

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Stuffed

Stuffed

Patricia Volk’s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you’re never just hungry–your starving...

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Nature, Man and Woman

Nature, Man and Woman

In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts reexamines humanity’s place in the natural world—and the relation between body and spirit—in...

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Bangkok Haunts

Bangkok Haunts

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, returns in this blistering...

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The Stories of John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller...

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Touching the Rock

Touching the Rock

With a foreword by Oliver SacksShortly after John Hull went blind, after years of struggling with failing vision, he had a dream in which he was trapped on...

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Captains Outrageous

Captains Outrageous

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find mucho trouble, this time in Mexico, when they come face to face with a nudist mobster, his seven-foot strong-arm, a octogenarian...

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Machine Man

Machine Man

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas....

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My Life as a Man

My Life as a Man

A fiction-within-a-fiction, a labyrinthine edifice of funny, mournful, and harrowing meditations on the fatal impasse between a man and a woman, My Life as a Man...

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The Disappointment Artist

The Disappointment Artist

In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to...

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Uncle Tungsten

Uncle Tungsten

Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and bestselling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals–also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better),...

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Spinning Tropics

Spinning Tropics

Meet Hiro. She's tall, lanky and awkward—a twenty-something Japanese woman who has decamped to Vietnam from Tokyo to work as a language teacher.  Meet Dung. She's...

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India

India

A monumental biography of the subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul.Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle...

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Inside the Sky

Inside the Sky

William Langewiesche's life has been deeply intertwined with the idea and act of flying.  Fifty years ago his father, a test pilot, wrote Stick and Rudder, a text...

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Nonzero

Nonzero

In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction...

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Samedi the Deafness

Samedi the Deafness

One morning in the park James Sim discovers a man, crumpled on the ground, stabbed in the chest. In the man's last breath, he whispers his confession: Samedi. What follows...

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Black Gold of the Sun

Black Gold of the Sun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s...

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Sum

Sum

At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through...

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