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No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners...

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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars, the true story of an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the world’s last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River....

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A Most Dangerous Method

A Most Dangerous Method

“Has all the elements of a juicy novel . . . riveting. . . . Reudite and elegant.” —NewsdayNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, Directed by David Cronenberg and starring...

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The Presence of Men

The Presence of Men

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Lara moved to a little undiscovered village in southern Italy to find a respite from her newly divorced life in Rome....

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The Brambles

The Brambles

This is the story of the Bramble family--Margaret, Max, and Edie--three adult siblings careening through wildly different byways of adult life. Margaret, mother of three, is about to...

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To Marry Medusa

To Marry Medusa

“A master storyteller certain to fascinate.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.   Up until one minute ago, Gurlick was merely a specimen of Homo sapiens, and...

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The Art Student's War

The Art Student's War

The Art Student's War is Brad Leithauser's finest novel to date, deeply moving in its portrayal of a young aspiring artist and her immigrant family during Detroit’s wartime heyday.The...

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Story of a Sociopath

Story of a Sociopath

I’m scum. Yes, I always have been. . . . I know what I did, and what I should have done.   A spellbinding and provocative psychological thriller that shows just how far a man...

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O.K. You Mugs

O.K. You Mugs

In this superb collection of essays edited by Luc Sante, author of Lowlife, and Melissa Holbrook Pierson, writers as diverse as John Updike, Patti Smith, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic pay to...

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Kaddish

Kaddish

Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death." Beside his father’s grave, a diligent but doubting son begins the mourner’s...

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Good Soldier

Good Soldier

At the fashionable German spa town Bad Nauheim, two wealthy, fin de siecle couples -- one British, the other American -- meet for their yearly assignation. As their...

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The Axe

The Axe

Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the first volume in Undset's epic tetralogy, The Master of Hestviken. In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and...

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Undue Influence

Undue Influence

In Undue Influence, acclaimed novelist Anita Brookner proves once again that even in the most closely circumscribed of lives, hearts can venture into unknown-and...

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Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios...

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The Egg Code

The Egg Code

Olden Field is a solitary computer hacker, whose ultimate purpose is the destruction of the Gloria 21169, a monstrous router that has taken control of the Internet. Motivational...

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Utopia Unarmed

Utopia Unarmed

Castro's Cuba is isolated; the guerrillas who once spread havoc through Uruguay and Argentina are dead, dispersed, or running for office as moderates. And in 1990, Nicaragua's...

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Movie-Made America

Movie-Made America

Hailed as the definitive work upon its original publication in 1975 and now extensively revised and updated by the author, this vastly absorbing and richly illustrated book examines film as an art form, technological...

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The Buddhist Tradition

The Buddhist Tradition

This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that...

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Corelli's Mandolin

Corelli's Mandolin

Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history.  The...

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Fatheralong

Fatheralong

With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly...

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Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

Paula Fredriksen, renowned historian and author of From Christ to Jesus, begins this inquiry into the historic Jesus with a fact that may be the only undisputed thing...

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The Arabs

The Arabs

The Arabs is widely considered one of the essential books for understanding the Middle East and the peoples who live there. David Lamb, who spent years as a correspondent...

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The Zhivago Affair

The Zhivago Affair

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing...

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A Heart So White

A Heart So White

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles...

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