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Monster in a Box

Monster in a Box

For some time now, writer-actor-performance artist Spalding Gray has been carrying around with him a monster: a manuscript of a novel called Impossible Vacation,...

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Our Mathematical Universe

Our Mathematical Universe

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his...

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Armenian Golgotha

Armenian Golgotha

On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt...

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American Scripture

American Scripture

Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and...

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Kentucky Straight

Kentucky Straight

Kentucky straight is bourbon with no mixer. Kentucky Straight is Kentucky seen without nostalgic gloss. These riveting, often heartbreaking stories, take us through...

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In the Wilderness

In the Wilderness

It is Norway in the thirteenth century, a land rent by unremitting warfare and feebly lit by Christianity. Olav Audunsson was once an outlaw; now he is a man of...

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A Wilderness Station

A Wilderness Station

A New York Times Editors’ Choice BookSpanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this...

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Make No Law

Make No Law

The First Amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, in 1960, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama,...

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A Bittersweet Season

A Bittersweet Season

When Jane Gross found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her eighty-five year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined. As she and her younger brother struggled to move...

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie

When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering...

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Kazan on Directing

Kazan on Directing

Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work.  Kazan’s...

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The Further Tales of Tempest Landry

The Further Tales of Tempest Landry

A VINTAGE eBOOK ORIGINAL   Bestselling author Walter Mosley blends philosophy and humor in this thought-provoking exploration of race, sin, and salvation. It is the story...

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Nothing Was the Same

Nothing Was the Same

Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence...

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The Clock Winder

The Clock Winder

Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover...

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Devil's Night

Devil's Night

A New York Times Notable BookOn Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods...

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

From a writer whom Thomas Keneally calls "one of the great figures on the cusp of the millennium" comes a novel that conjures an entire world that suggests our own, but...

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Days of Defiance

Days of Defiance

“Illuminating and well-written. . . . Deserves a place in the highest ranks of Civil War scholarship.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer In...

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The Buffalo Soldier

The Buffalo Soldier

With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents a resonant novel about the unconventional family that forms after Terry and...

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Possession

Possession

National Bestseller  Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and...

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Archives of the Universe

Archives of the Universe

An unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries. Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble,...

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Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark

In this searing novel, Caryl Phillips reimagines the life of the first black entertainer in the U.S. to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune.After years...

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When She Is Old and I Am Famous

When She Is Old and I Am Famous

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Mira is studying art in Florence when her cousin Aïda arrives for a visit. Aïda is a model who almost died—but...

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Cutting for Sign

Cutting for Sign

  The border between the United States and Mexico extends 1,951 miles.  Among the people who live along it are a migrant laborer huddled in a makeshift camp, a Chicano cowpuncher,...

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The Bridal Wreath

The Bridal Wreath

The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first...

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