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Beirut Blues

Beirut Blues

With the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al-Shaykh established herself as the Arab world's foremost woman writer. Beirut Blues, published to similar acclaim, further...

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A Bright and Guilty Place

A Bright and Guilty Place

Best Book of the YearThe Los Angeles TimesThe Washington Post Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world,...

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The Story of Psychology

The Story of Psychology

Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Mesmer, William James, Pavlov, Freud, Piaget, Erikson, and Skinner. Each of these thinkers recognized that human beings could examine,...

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The Inventor and the Tycoon

The Inventor and the Tycoon

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and...

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The Solace of Leaving Early

The Solace of Leaving Early

Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and...

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Dead Solid Perfect

Dead Solid Perfect

The legendary golf novel, rereleased in a special edition with a new foreword by the author. Don Imus said it best: "Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." And...

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Kids

Kids

To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies,...

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A Field Guide to Germs

A Field Guide to Germs

From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in New York City, contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern...

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Family History of Fear

Family History of Fear

Family History of Fear has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was.” Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author’s mother, many Poles did not tell their children...

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The Last Day of the War

The Last Day of the War

Yael Weiss, eighteen years old and looking for adventure, finds it in the library one day when she discovers a packet of guns meant for Erinyes, an Armenian organization...

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Reckless

Reckless

Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger,...

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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.What...

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The Drowning House

The Drowning House

Mourning for her daughter and her crumbling marriage, photographer Clare Porterfield returns to her childhood home in Galveston, Texas, hoping to find distraction in mounting...

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The Fat Years

The Fat Years

Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing,...

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The Bertie Project

The Bertie Project

Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully charming...

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 14Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious...

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: here is Yu Hua’s unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao. A cart-pusher...

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 contains twenty breathtaking stories—by a vibrant mix of established and emerging writers—selected by the series editor from the thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The...

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Eva Trout

Eva Trout

Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen’s last novel, epitomizes her bold exploration of the territory between the comedy of manners and cutting social commentary.Orphaned...

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The Fact Checker's Bible

The Fact Checker's Bible

  These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art.  The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first—and essential—guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking...

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The Game of Opposites

The Game of Opposites

In an unnamed country at the end of a world war, Paul Miller escapes from a labor camp, collapsing after a few hundred feet. Taken in by a young woman he learns to love, Paul decides to stay...

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Going Public

Going Public

Urban decay can sap the determination—not to mention the soul—of anyone who experiences it. But there are forces that can and do reverse it. They are not spectators, or...

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Pearl

Pearl

On Christmas night of 1998, Maria Meyers learns that her twenty-year-old daughter, Pearl, has chained herself outside the American embassy in Dublin, where she intends to starve herself to death. Although...

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The Grim Reader

The Grim Reader

   The fear of death, the pain of bereavement, the art of consolation, and the custom of mourning—these are experiences with which all mortals must reckon.  In The Grim Reader,...

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