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Sugar in the Blood

Sugar in the Blood

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados....

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Metroland

Metroland

Only the author of Flaubert's Parrot could give us a novel that is at once a note-perfect rendition of the angsts and attitudes of English adolescence, a...

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The Varieties of History

The Varieties of History

From Voltaire to Marx and Engels, this anthology explores history from the viewpoint of historians. The text includes influential works such as “The New Philosophical History” by Voltaire,...

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Abandon

Abandon

Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse-quickening love story—the love in question being at once sacred and profane.John...

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The Hour of Our Death

The Hour of Our Death

This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian...

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The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether...

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Indelible Acts

Indelible Acts

The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in...

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The Cinnamon Peeler

The Cinnamon Peeler

Michael Ondaatje’s new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection,...

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Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios...

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Act of God

Act of God

Jill Ciment’s books have been hailed as “stunning,” “powerful,” and “provocative.” Alice Sebold has called her works “beautifully written.” Now the author of Heroic Measures...

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Paris Was the Place

Paris Was the Place

When Willie Pears arrives in Paris, she’s looking for adventure and to reconnect with her brother, Luke. Even so, when she takes a job teaching at a center...

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Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Maud Gonthier yearns for an escape from the cocoon of the bourgeois modesty. The splendid, caddish David Tyler appears to offer one. In this stylish, deeply knowing...

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So Close to Heaven

So Close to Heaven

For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured...

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Little Boy Blues

Little Boy Blues

For Malcolm Jones, his parents’ disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from...

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War

Power, Terror, Peace, and War

International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy...

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Democracy in America, Vol. 2

Democracy in America, Vol. 2

Volume 2 of the classic commentary on the influence of democracy on the intellect, feelings, and actions of Americans. With an introduction by Phillips Bradley.

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The Forever Girl

The Forever Girl

The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected...

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

From a writer whom Thomas Keneally calls "one of the great figures on the cusp of the millennium" comes a novel that conjures an entire world that suggests our own, but...

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The Boys Are Back (Movie Tie-in Edition

The Boys Are Back (Movie Tie-in Edition

"So there we are, a father and two sons in a household without role models, males together in a home different from anything I'd known—an idyllic Lost Boys' world...

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Forewords and Afterwords

Forewords and Afterwords

The essays in this collection were written as reviews, mainly for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, on books by or about Alexander Pope,...

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo

As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries...

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The Crazed

The Crazed

A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San Jose Mercury News Best Book of the YearHa Jin’s seismically powerful new...

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Visitors

Visitors

The extraordinary Anita Brookner, praised by The New York Times as "one of the finest novelists of her generation," gives us a brilliant novel about age and awakening.  In Visitors,...

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Overlord

Overlord

On June 6, 1944, American and British troops staged the greatest amphibious landing in history to begin Operation Overlord, the battle to liberate Europe from the scourge...

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