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The Outing

The Outing

In James Baldwin’s classic short story, “The Outing,” from Going to Meet the Man, a Harlem church group escapes the city for a summer day-trip of prayer and, more importantly,...

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The Bed Moved

The Bed Moved

*A LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST* A razor-sharp, devastatingly witty debut collection of stories on adolescence, sex, death, being Jewish-ish, and...

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The Lost City

The Lost City

Jackson Small—barely twenty and just discharged from the military—sets off in search of something he cannot even be sure is real: La Joya, the lost capital of an ancient, vanished Peruvian...

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth...

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Gemini

Gemini

Scotland, 1477: Nicholas de Fleury, former banker and merchant, has re-appeared in the land that, four years earlier, he had brought very close to ruin in the course of an intense commercial and personal...

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

This significantly expanded edition of W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect...

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The Rules of Engagement

The Rules of Engagement

Elizabeth and Betsy had been school friends in 1950s London. Elizabeth, prudent and introspective, values social propriety. Betsy, raised by a spinster aunt, is...

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The Snowden Files

The Snowden Files

Now a major motion picture, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the...

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There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and...

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Cool It

Cool It

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on...

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Bleak House

Bleak House

One of Charles Dickens’s most critically admired novels, this story of a monumental and life-consuming court case features one of his most vast and varied casts of colorful characters.In...

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At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous...

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Preston Falls

Preston Falls

"Beautifully written.... Gates [has a] pitch-perfect ear for contemporary speech...and...[a] keen, journalistic eye."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesIn this comic,...

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The Making of the English Working Class

The Making of the English Working Class

A seminal text on the history of the working class by one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. During the formative years of the...

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The Hero And the Blues

The Hero And the Blues

In this visionary book, Murray takes an audacious new look at black music and, in the process, succeeds in changing the way one reads literature. Murray's subject is the previously...

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The China Reader

The China Reader

Current Affairs/Asian StudiesPerhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders,...

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The King Is Dead

The King Is Dead

Returning a hero from the battlefields of World War II, Walter Selby settles into a charmed domestic life in Memphis. But in a few brief moments, Walter sees his life and his world fracture...

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Quite a Year for Plums

Quite a Year for Plums

Anyone who has read the best-selling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and...

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On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty...

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In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom

The seven stories collected here–including “Killings,” the basis for Todd Field’s award-winning film In the Bedroom–showcase legendary writer Andre...

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Life Estates

Life Estates

Sarah and Harriet have led parallel lives ever since they went to boarding school together. Now in their fifties, they are widowed within three months of each other....

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The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is

The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred....

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A Marker to Measure Drift

A Marker to Measure Drift

A New York Times Notable Book In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean...

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Latecomers

Latecomers

A novel about the 50-year friendship of two dissimilar German refugees brought over to England as children from Nazi Germany. Their friendship becomes a funny yet...

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