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Salvador

Salvador

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an...

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The Tom Peters Seminar

The Tom Peters Seminar

This volume brings together the best of the Tom Peters seminars, complete with visual materials. The Tom Peters Seminar demonstrates Peters' unconventional...

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Despair

Despair

Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann,...

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Money Game

Money Game

"This is a modern classic." —Paul A. Samuelson, First American Nobel Prize Winner in Economics "The best book there is about the stock market and all that goes with it." —The New York...

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Vintage Hammett

Vintage Hammett

Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, The Continental Op. In his novels and stories, Dashiell Hammett created some of the most memorable characters--detectives, dames, and assorted miscreants--in twentieth-century fiction. It is nearly impossible to imagine modern American...

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Been in the Storm So Long

Been in the Storm So Long

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardBased on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book"...

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Shocked

Shocked

From the acclaimed author of Stuffed: an intimate, richly illustrated memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives—the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli...

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Homesick

Homesick

A stunning work of fiction about contemporary immigrant life from a dazzling new writer. It's New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's home, family and friends...

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One Last Look

One Last Look

Calcutta in 1836: an uneasy mix of two worlds–the patient, implacably unchangeable India and the tableau vivant of English life created of imperialism’s desperation. This...

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Bismarck

Bismarck

A reevaluation of Bismarck's motives and methods, focusing on the chancellor's rise to power in the 1860's and his removal from office in 1890.

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Seven Famous Greek Plays

Seven Famous Greek Plays

"In the interval between the epics of Homer...and the age of the three great tragic poets, thinkers began to explore the various phenomena of the external world and...

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No More Dying Then

No More Dying Then

What kind of a person would kidnap two children?That is the question that haunts Wexford when a five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a...

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The Sound of Waves

The Sound of Waves

Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter...

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To the Castle and Back

To the Castle and Back

From the former president of the Czech Republic comes this first-hand account of his years in office and the transition to democracy following the fall of Communism.A renowned playwright,...

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A Star for Mrs. Blake

A Star for Mrs. Blake

Cora Blake never dreamed she’d go to Paris. She’s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to...

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Observatory Mansions

Observatory Mansions

"Easily the most brilliant fiction I've seen this year -- it proves the potential brilliance of the novel form."-- John Fowles, author of The MagusObservatory Mansions, once the Orme family's...

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My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian

My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian

   The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place.  But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles...

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Man to Man

Man to Man

Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But...

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Red

Red

The beloved author of Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for...

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The Question of Palestine

The Question of Palestine

Still a basic and indespensible account of the Palestinian question, updated to include the most recent developments in the Middle East- from the intifada to the...

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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, unnamed sister exist...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

A New York Times Notable BookAn NPR Best Book of 2012These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated...

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Far Afield

Far Afield

Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.  But, despite his Harvard...

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