The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The precursor to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot: Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin is blessed with the gift of intuition, and he...

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Ice

Ice

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to...

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Full House

Full House

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original SelectionThey hadn’t intended it to be a full house. Dee and Liam had thought that their children would leave home one by one...

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The Life of Saul Bellow

The Life of Saul Bellow

For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. The...

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The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers

A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us.   Leonard...

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Ajax Is All About Attack

Ajax Is All About Attack

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionVelibor Vasovic is not political. He is a soccer player; has played for Partizan Belgrade and his national team. Scored Partizan’s...

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Cartagena

Cartagena

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection They call it an office job—being a sicario, a hit man—because the sicario is always waiting by the...

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The Wizard of West Orange

The Wizard of West Orange

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionThe Wizard, the greatest inventor in history, can make anything. His machines capture light, motion, and sound. So what’s...

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The Office

The Office

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The solution came to the writer one evening: she should have an office. From Nobel Laureate Alice Munro, a brilliantly...

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After the Dance

After the Dance

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities – until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand...

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The Children Return

The Children Return

The Dordogne’s favorite chief of police is back in a case full of twists and turns that finds his small town shockingly targeted by a terrorist network.When an undercover agent...

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Early Warning

Early Warning

From the Pulitzer Prize-winner: the second installment, following Some Luck, of her widely acclaimed, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland into mid-century...

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On the Move

On the Move

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that...

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The Vorrh

The Vorrh

Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and...

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Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well?

Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon’s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from eleven months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war...

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The Zhivago Affair

The Zhivago Affair

The Zhivago Affair is the dramatic, never-before-told story—drawing on newly declassified files—of how a forbidden book became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between...

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The Old Testament

The Old Testament

In his introduction to the Everyman's Library edition of the Old Testament in the King James Version, George Steiner reminds us of the literary grandeur, uniqueness, and centrality of the Bible.     "What...

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The Book of Evidence, The Sea

The Book of Evidence, The Sea

Two essential novels from one of the most imaginative writers of our time: The Sea, winner of the Man Booker prize, and The Book of Evidence, an unforgettable literary mystery short-listed...

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God Help the Child

God Help the Child

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood...

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The Job

The Job

"How ya doin?" With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and...

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Missoula

Missoula

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula,...

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My Organic Life

My Organic Life

A wonderfully engaging memoir from the woman who founded America’s first certified organic restaurant, My Organic Life is the story of an unheralded culinary pioneer who made it her mission...

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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . in which Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious series of adventures. Meet Victorian...

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James Merrill

James Merrill

Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (1926–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature. Merrill was born...

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