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Volcano

Volcano

Part memoir, part Japanese American family chronicle, part luminous work of natural history, Volcano tells what happened when Hongo returned to his birthplace in...

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Sap Rising

Sap Rising

In this spare and mesmerizing debut, Christine Lincoln takes us inside the hearts and minds of African Americans whose lives unfold against a vividly evoked rural community. As they navigate...

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Now You See It, Now You Don't!

Now You See It, Now You Don't!

A new and simple learn-by-picture method that makes it easy for anyone aged twelve and up to perform all the classic sleights just as they are done by the world's greatest professional magicians. Long-time magician Bill Tarr has teamed up with Barry Ross, an...

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Black Odyssey

Black Odyssey

This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage...

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Writer, M.D.

Writer, M.D.

From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition...

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Mrs. Sartoris

Mrs. Sartoris

An international sensation, Elke Schmitter’s explosive debut novel presents a modern-day twist on Madame Bovary.Margarethe can remember very clearly the...

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Bark

Bark

A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by...

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Memory and the Mediterranean

Memory and the Mediterranean

A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel–one of the twentieth century’s most influential historians–Memory and the Mediterranean chronicles the...

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Tastes of Paradise

Tastes of Paradise

From the extravagant use of pepper in the Middle Ages to the Protestant bourgeoisie's love of coffee to the reason why fashionable Europeans stopped sniffing tobacco...

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Dark Continent

Dark Continent

"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles TimesDark...

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The Hamlet

The Hamlet

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum...

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The Unvanquished

The Unvanquished

Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and...

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Once Upon a Distant War

Once Upon a Distant War

Once Upon a Distance War tells the stories of such young Vietnam war correspondents as Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, and David Halberstam, providing a riveting chronicle...

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The Door Swings Both Ways

The Door Swings Both Ways

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Welcome to China in 1985, to a nation that has just begun to swing open for the West, and specifically for a young Time magazine journalist...

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The Last Great Revolution

The Last Great Revolution

Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among...

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Penelope

Penelope

When Penelope O’Shaunessy, “an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair” steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother:...

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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

A short biography of Charles Dickens by acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow that offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language in a lively,...

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Horseman

Horseman

"A dark and terrifying novel presenting a mythical account of the development of evil through the history of Southern Africa."--Seattle Times. This ferocious...

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A River Sutra

A River Sutra

With imaginative lushness and narrative elan, Mehta provides a novel that combines Indian storytelling with thoroughly modern perceptions into the nature of love--love...

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Frost

Frost

Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. His debut novel, Frost, marked the beginning of one of the century’s most provocative...

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In the New World

In the New World

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the...

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All God's Children

All God's Children

A timely reissue of Fox Butterfield’s masterpiece, All God’s Children, a searing examination of the caustic cumulative effect of racism and violence over...

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The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead

A New York Times Notable Book of the YearFinalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism"Meticulous in detail, epic in scope, psychologically sophisticated and spiritually...

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The Hemlock Cup

The Hemlock Cup

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for twenty-five...

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