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Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only...

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The Moral Animal

The Moral Animal

Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative...

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Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

Did you know?• Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members. • The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior...

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Higher Ground

Higher Ground

This searing novel about slavery and its legacy brings the same stylistic virtuosity and tightly focused intelligence of Phillips's other novels. Higher Ground tells multiple...

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The Murder of Helen Jewett

The Murder of Helen Jewett

In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia...

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Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith

Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith

In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government’s parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume...

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The Price of a Child

The Price of a Child

With Price of a Child--the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) and her struggle with slavery in 1855--Cary continues has created a work that...

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Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Other Plays

Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Other Plays

The setting is Sicily, the island where the gods once spent their holidays. The principals are a newlywed couple in their forties, who hope to meld the children...

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The Vintage Book of Amnesia

The Vintage Book of Amnesia

Jonathan Lethem is perhaps our most active literary voice mining the genre margins of our culture.  In this unique collection he creates an anthology that no one else...

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Robinson Jeffers was one of the most controversial poets of the twentieth century. In this volume, essential poems selected from his major works provide an excellent overview of Jeffers's style and the themes...

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Midwives

Midwives

A contemporary classic that has sold more than two million copies and was a selection of Oprah's original Book Club, Midwives is a compulsively readable novel that explores...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.Nominated...

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Remaking the World

Remaking the World

Science/Engineering"Petroski has an inquisitive mind, and he is a fine writer. . . . [He] takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations and their necessary turns of mind."  ...

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The Shape of a Pocket

The Shape of a Pocket

From Booker Prize-winning author John Berger, a collection of essays that explores the relationship of art and artists and includes examinations of the work of Brancusi, Degas,...

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Love Always

Love Always

A master chronicler of our life and times." —Newsday"A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down...

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A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg

A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg

Cahill is great! He is the P.J. O'Rourke of the outdoors! Fearless and hell-bent on overcoming all obstacles in his path, Cahill takes us to the oddest and scariest...

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The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition

The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition

This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created...

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

On a midsummer's night Paula Hook lies awake; Mike, her husband of twenty-five years, asleep beside her; her teenage twins, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day,...

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Troubled Refuge

Troubled Refuge

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army’s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and...

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Running in the Family

Running in the Family

In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant...

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Where I Was From

Where I Was From

In this moving and insightful book, Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. A native Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to...

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The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner

New York Times Notable BookSan Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year“A...

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The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

With the same ebullient storytelling, luxuriant prose, and irrepressible eroticism he brought to The War of Don Emmanuel s Nether Parts and Señor Vivo and the Coca...

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The Soloist

The Soloist

As a child, Renne showed promise of becoming one of the world's greatest cellists. Now, years later, his life suddenly is altered by two events: he becomes a juror...

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