Recapitulation

Recapitulation

In Recapitulation, by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner, the protagonist of his classic novel Big Rock Candy Mountain...

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Spice

Spice

In this brilliant, engrossing work, Jack Turner explores an era—from ancient times through the Renaissance—when what we now consider common condiments were valued in gold and blood.Spices made sour medieval...

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The Dreaming Jewels

The Dreaming Jewels

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Life Achievement Awards"One of the masters of modern science fiction."—The Washington Post Book World Eight-year-old Horty Bluett has...

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Labyrinths of Reason

Labyrinths of Reason

This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a...

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From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from...

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The Cabin

The Cabin

In these mordant, elegant, and often disquieting essays, the internationally acclaimed dramatist creates a sort of autobiography by strobe light, one that is both mysterious and...

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The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Smiled

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, comes a riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for...

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Down These Mean Streets

Down These Mean Streets

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of...

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The Lipstick Proviso

The Lipstick Proviso

Many women today prepare for a big meeting by reading a stack of folders and applying lipstick. They order their male colleagues around, then wait for those same men to help them on with their coats. They have higher-status jobs than...

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A Guide to The Odyssey

A Guide to The Odyssey

For those of us who know and love the incomparable Odyssey of Homer (and there are many), Dr. Hexter has created a valuable, detailed analysis, taking into ...

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The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A painful, lyrical, addictive read” (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle   Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest...

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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published...

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The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude

A New York Times Book Review EDITORS' CHOICE. From the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, comes the vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white...

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Deep Storm

Deep Storm

In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.On an oil platform in the...

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Blue Nights

Blue Nights

A New York Times Notable Book and National BestsellerFrom one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.Richly textured with memories from her own childhood...

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The Shark-Infested Custard

The Shark-Infested Custard

From the master of Miami noir comes this tale of four regular guys living in a singles apartment building who experience firsthand that there's more than one type of heat in Miami.Larry...

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What Freud Really Said

What Freud Really Said

What Freud Really Said offers the most lucid overview available of Sigmund Freud, his legacy, and his place in our world. As the person responsible for...

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

An irresistible mix of imagination, satire, and humor, these stories by acclaimed Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui imagine the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the...

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Growing Up Happy

Growing Up Happy

Captain Kangaroo has brightened the mornings of three generations of children with his friends Grandfather Clock, Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, Dancing Bear, and Tom Terrific....

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Reading Jesus

Reading Jesus

Reading Jesus is a personal journey through the fundamental Biblical stories. As celebrated author Mary Gordon ponders the intense strangeness of a deity...

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Passage of Arms

Passage of Arms

In this classic thriller, two American tourists find more adventure than they bargained for when they get involved with Chinese gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries,...

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An Iliad

An Iliad

A bold re-imagining of our civilization’s greatest tale of war, from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Silk.In An Iliad, Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy...

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The New York Times Garden Book, Revised

The New York Times Garden Book, Revised

Every Sunday, leading horticultural experts writing in the garden pages of The New York Times provide practical advice on almost every phase of gardening—from lawn...

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A Horse of Your Own

A Horse of Your Own

A bestseller for 25 years, now updated for the 1990s, this perennial classic is packed with photographs and sound, practical advice on every aspect of horses, horse care, and horsemanship.B...

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