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The World of Raymond Chandler

The World of Raymond Chandler

 Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but...

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Absolutely on Music

Absolutely on Music

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra....

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Why They Kill

Why They Kill

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, brings his inimitable vision, exhaustive research, and mesmerizing prose to this timely book...

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Park Lane

Park Lane

A Goldsboro Crown Historical Fiction Award Nominee The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose...

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What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

In this richly detailed and prodigiously researched book, jazz scholar and musician Ricky Riccardi reveals for the first time the genius and remarkable achievements of the...

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Because the Night

Because the Night

A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information–no one except...

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Makes Me Wanna Holler

Makes Me Wanna Holler

One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood....

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Beethoven

Beethoven

From the Author's Preface:"I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life. This vision was, of course, the product...

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The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude

A New York Times Book Review EDITORS' CHOICE. From the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, comes the vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white...

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In The Time Of The Americans

In The Time Of The Americans

Coming of age during World War I and attaining their finest hour in World War II and the Cold War, these men -- FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur -- transformed...

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The Other Week

The Other Week

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Francine and Freddie live in a little house on the edge of the desert, with not enough money, too many snakes, no coffee, and a...

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Raising America

Raising America

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often...

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The Illumination

The Illumination

What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us? From best-selling and award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier: a new novel of stunning artistry and imagination about the wounds we bear and...

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The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

“[Blending] cool lyricism and fiery emotion, alternately prickly and welcoming, funny and stern, Gellhorn is one of the most extraordinary women of our era.”—Chicago Sun-Times  ...

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Peace

Peace

Italy, near Cassino, in the terrible winter of 1944. An icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers...

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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.

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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Chinaberry Sidewalks

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller...

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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 to be Cathy Earnshaw of...

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Near Death on the High Seas

Near Death on the High Seas

“The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him,...

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To My Dearest Friends

To My Dearest Friends

Alice and Nanny have never met before, but they have one thing in common: their late friend Roberta. Alice is the prim proprietor of a chic Madison Avenue shop, while Nanny is a sharp-eyed...

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The Avengers

The Avengers

Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.Abba...

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Perfidia

Perfidia

NATIONAL BESTSELLER     AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEARLos Angeles. December, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. War fever and racial hatred grip the...

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Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions

Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions

A Vintage Spiritual Classic   In this original selection of his public sermons, private papers, and devotions, Newman’s thoughtful belief in the Word of God shines through, as do his teachings on how...

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On Late Style

On Late Style

In this fascinating book, Edward Said looks at the creative contradictions that often mark the late works of literary and musical artists. Said shows how the approaching death of an artist...

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