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Debussy

Debussy

One of the most revered composers of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy (1862–1918) achieved the unheard of: he reinvented the language of music without alienating...

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Surrender or Starve

Surrender or Starve

Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they’re relevant to our world....

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A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of...

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Let Them Call Me Rebel

Let Them Call Me Rebel

In the course of his flamboyant career as an all-purpose activist, Saul Alinsky went from organizing working-class ethnics in one of Chicago’s most blighted neighborhoods...

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The Secret Teachings of Jesus

The Secret Teachings of Jesus

In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected...

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Work Doesn't Work

Work Doesn't Work

At the bottom of America’s working world, millions live in the shadow of prosperity, in the twilight of poverty and prosperity. Many are trapped for life in a perilous zone...

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How to Write a Novel

How to Write a Novel

Aristotle "Aris" Thibodeau is 12.5 years old and destined for greatness. Ever since her father’s death, however, she’s been stuck in the small town of Kanuga, Georgia, where...

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Secrets & Surprises

Secrets & Surprises

These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice...

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Maine

Maine

In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan...

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Dreams of a Final Theory

Dreams of a Final Theory

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain forces as different...

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The Second Sex

The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality...

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My Own Country

My Own Country

By the bestselling author of Cutting for Stone, a story of medicine in the American heartland, and confronting one's deepest prejudices and fears.Nestled in the Smoky...

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The Cadence of Grass

The Cadence of Grass

Sunny Jim Whitelaw, a descendent of pioneers and owner of a large bottling plant, may have died, but he has no intention of relinquishing control: his will specifies that no one...

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God and Gold

God and Gold

A stunningly insightful account of the global political and economic system, sustained first by Britain and now by America, that has created the modern world. The...

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A Peculiar Treasure

A Peculiar Treasure

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of...

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Casebook

Casebook

An Oprah.com Best book of the YearNine-year-old Miles Adler-Hart’s mother, “the Mims,” is “pretty for a mathematician.” Miles...

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The Attention Merchants

The Attention Merchants

One of the Best Books of the Year The San Francisco Chronicle * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Vox * The Globe and Mail (Toronto) From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The...

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North Toward Home

North Toward Home

With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of...

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The English and Their History

The English and Their History

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of...

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Las Mamis

Las Mamis

A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis...

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Show Boat

Show Boat

The classic tale behind MGM’s blockbuster movie directed by George Sidney, starring Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, and Kathryn Grayson. Bringing to life the adventurous world of Mississippi show boats, the grittiness...

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Plays Well with Others

Plays Well with Others

With great narrative inventiveness and emotional amplitude, Allan Gurganus gives us artistic Manhattan in the wild 1980s, where young artists--refugees from the middle class--hurl...

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Vissi d'Arte

Vissi d'Arte

A classic Lorrie Moore story from her beloved collection Like Life, “Vissi d’Arte” is funny, bright, a little sad, biting: a brokenhearted love song to art and...

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At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street

Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual...

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