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Queen Anne

Queen Anne

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain....

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Men's Lives

Men's Lives

An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices--humorous, bitter and bewildered--are as clear as the threatened beauty...

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Alone of All Her Sex

Alone of All Her Sex

Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary...

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How We Are Hungry

How We Are Hungry

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A...

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The Fifth Child

The Fifth Child

Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize...

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American Dreamers

American Dreamers

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE PROGRESSIVEThe definitive history of the reformers, radicals, and idealists...

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Trans-Sister Radio

Trans-Sister Radio

From the bestselling author of Midwives comes a thought-provoking story about gender, love, and new relationships.When Allison...

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Ultimate Blogs

Ultimate Blogs

“What are you working on?”“An anthology of blogs.”“I didn’t know you had a blog.”“I don’t. It’s an anthology of other people’s blogs.” “How do you find good blogs?”“I...

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The Color of Night

The Color of Night

Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of...

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Practicing Resurrection

Practicing Resurrection

In the highly praised memoir Things Seen and Unseen, Nora Gallagher reflected on a year of spiritual renewal and the fact of mortality with uncommon wisdom and grace. We...

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Blind Sight

Blind Sight

This spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen-year-old narrator, Luke Prescott, who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother, a religious grandmother, and...

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

They’re back!!! The Pirate Captain and his irascible crew of scoundrels return in their soggiest saga yet.Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and...

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The Winemaker's Daughter

The Winemaker's Daughter

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national correspondent Timothy Egan turns to fiction with The Winemaker's Daughter, a lyrical and gripping novel about...

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Marseille

Marseille

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable...

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You Are Not a Gadget

You Are Not a Gadget

A NATIONAL BESTSELLERA programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the...

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A Civil Action

A Civil Action

This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National...

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China Wakes

China Wakes

The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking...

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South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun is the beguiling story of a past rekindled, and one of Haruki Murakami’s most touching novels.Hajime has...

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Plato at the Googleplex

Plato at the Googleplex

Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger...

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The Children of Men

The Children of Men

The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian...

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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with...

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Lands of Charm and Cruelty

Lands of Charm and Cruelty

“A beautifully observed book about the successes [and] turmoils . . . of Southeast Asia. . . . Invaluable.”—William Shawcross   Borneo—a magnificent island rain...

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A Vietcong Memoir

A Vietcong Memoir

"An absorbing and moving autobiography...An important addition not only to the literature of Vietnam but to the larger human story of hope, violence and disillusion in the political...

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The 1964 Election and Its Aftermath

The 1964 Election and Its Aftermath

"Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest,...

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