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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize in HistoryA gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn...

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We Others

We Others

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author: the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imagination.Steven Millhauser’s...

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Summer Meditations

Summer Meditations

In a book written while he was president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel combines the same powerful eloquence, moral passion, and abiding wisdom that informed his writing...

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The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport...

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About This Life

About This Life

The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication...

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Queens' Play

Queens' Play

This second book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles follows Frances Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of...

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The Seventh Child

The Seventh Child

"Charming.... An uplifting story of tough breaks, hard work, and a generous heart."--PeopleIn The Seventh Child, Freddie Mae Baxter--75 years old,...

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The Constants of Nature

The Constants of Nature

Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants—numbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles....

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Letter to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation

From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be...

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On Paper

On Paper

A Best Book of the Year:Mother Jones • Bloomberg News • National Post • Kirkus  In these pages,...

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Still Life with Husband

Still Life with Husband

Meet Emily Ross, thirty years old, married to her college sweetheart, and personal advocate for cake at breakfast time. Meet Emily's husband, Kevin, a sweet technical writer with a passion for small...

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November

November

David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent...

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live...

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Power to Save the World

Power to Save the World

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced...

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God and the American Writer

God and the American Writer

God and the American Writer does more to illuminate the fundamental purposes and motivations of our greatest writers from Hawthorne to Faulkner than any study I have read in the past fifty-five years--that is, since...

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Numbers in the Dark

Numbers in the Dark

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century,...

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Grotesque

Grotesque

Life at the prestigious Q High School for Girls in Tokyo exists on a precise social axis: a world of insiders and outsiders, of haves and have-nots. Beautiful Yuriko and her unpopular,...

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Ladies and Gentlemen

Ladies and Gentlemen

After his widely celebrated debut, Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross now presents a darkly compelling collection of stories about brothers, loners, lovers, and lives full of good intentions,...

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Karma Cola

Karma Cola

Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be...

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You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

In her long-awaited new collection, the Colt Peacekeeper of American politicalhumor draws a bead on targets that range from the Libido-in-Chief to NewtGingrich, campaign funny-money to the legislative...

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Odysseus Abroad

Odysseus Abroad

From the widely acclaimed writer, a beguiling new novel, at once wistful and ribald, about a day in the life of two Indian men in London--a university student and his bachelor uncle--each...

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You Think That's Bad

You Think That's Bad

Following Like You’d Understand, Anyway—awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award—Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly...

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The Tusk That Did the Damage

The Tusk That Did the Damage

From the critically acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes, a tour de force set in South India that plumbs the moral complexities of the ivory trade through the eyes...

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The Song and the Truth

The Song and the Truth

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch East Indies and Nazi-occupied Holland, this luminous novel delivers epic themes filtered through the rich imagination of a young girl. Living...

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