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American Housewife

American Housewife

Meet the women of American Housewife. They wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. And then they kill a...

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The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory and introducing the...

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Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

New York Times BestsellerA story of patients and staff, family, and friends who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old Ireland and the new. Dr....

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The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart is perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's best-known book. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional...

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

In Search of Islamic Feminism

"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force...

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Unlike other biographical portraits of Ezra Pound, John Tytell’s brilliant and ambitious work offers an interpretive study that boldly confronts the emotional...

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Before the Throne

Before the Throne

Nearly sixty of Egypt’s past leaders—from the time of the Pharoahs to the twentieth century—are summoned to judgment in the Court of Osiris in the Afterlife, in this extraordinary...

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Crossing the Danger Water

Crossing the Danger Water

The history of African-American life and thought presented in this anthology represents a far-reaching written and oral tradition, which is thought-provoking, inspiring,...

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Gods Like Us

Gods Like Us

With 8 Pages of Black-and-White PhotographsIn this captivating history of stardom, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr traces our obsession with fame from...

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The Language of Secrets

The Language of Secrets

From a fresh and exciting new voice in women's fiction, The Language of Secrets unflinchingly examines the lifelong repercussions of a father's betrayal. Justin Fisher has a successful...

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Ethical Wisdom

Ethical Wisdom

Since the days of the first primitive tribes, we have tried to determine why one man is good and another evil. Mark Matousek arrives at the answer in Ethical Wisdom.Contrary to what...

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Shackling Water

Shackling Water

At the age of nineteen, saxophone prodigy Latif James-Pearson boards a bus to Manhattan to find his aging idol, the great Albert Van Horn. The centers of Latif’s universe soon become...

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Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s...

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful...

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The Uncollected David Rakoff

The Uncollected David Rakoff

Bestselling and Thurber Prize–winning humorist David Rakoff was one of the most original, delightfully acerbic voices of his generation. Here, in one place, is the best of his previously uncollected material—most...

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An Empire of Their Own

An Empire of Their Own

A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. ...

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Stringer

Stringer

Book of the Year, The Royal African Society (UK)In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuœciñski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous...

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Future Crimes

Future Crimes

NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2015One of the world’s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers...

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Heretics and Heroes

Heretics and Heroes

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed...

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Unafraid of the Dark

Unafraid of the Dark

In her deeply affecting, vividly written memoir, Rosemary L. Bray describes with remarkable frankness growing up poor in Chicago in the 1960s, and her childhood shaped by welfare,...

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Hidden in Plain View

Hidden in Plain View

The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground...

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Inferno

Inferno

In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this...

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Right to Exist

Right to Exist

For more than a half-century, Israel has been forced to defend its existence against international political disapproval, racist calumny, and violence visited upon its citizens...

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Aama in America

Aama in America

Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny Nepalese village, was living high in the Himalayas when she befriended American Peace Corps worker Broughton Coburn in 1974. In 1988, Aama...

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