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  • The Bertie Project (English, Paperback) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

    Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully charming series.   Bertie’s mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed to the worst of evils—television shows, ice cream parlors, and even unsanctioned art at the...

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  • We Should All Be Feminists (English, Paperback) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah,offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual...

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  • The Legends Club (English, Paperback) John Feinstein

    The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends—University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano—by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach—the...

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  • The Handmaid's Tale (English, Paperback) Margaret Atwood

    In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

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  • The Road to Little Dribbling (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result wasNotes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever...

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  • Why We Get Fat (English, Paperback) Gary Taubes

    This work is an examination of what makes us fat. In his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, the author, an acclaimed science writer argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates, not fats and not simply excess calories, have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience. With fresh evidence for his claim, this book makes his critical argument newly...

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  • Beatlebone (English, Paperback) Kevin Barry

    A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensationCity of Bohane. It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability...

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  • Word Power Made Easy (English, Paperback) Norman Lewis

    This time-tested classic—first published more than sixty years ago—has helped millions achieve mastery of English.Word Power Made Easy is the most effective vocabulary builder in the English language. It provides a simple, step-by-step method for increasing knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Arranged in thematic sections—on everything from how to flatter friends and insult...

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  • Carrie (English, Paperback) Stephen King

    Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered...

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  • Taliban Shuffle (English, Paperback) Kim Barker

    When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the...

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  • Actor's Art and Craft (English, Paperback) William Esper, Damon DiMarco

    A masterful introduction to the actor's craft presents a series of rigorous but flexible exercises, based on the Meisner Technique of acting, designed to help actors deal with a wide variety of performance challenges. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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  • The Revolving Door of Life (English, Paperback) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

    While Matthew and Espeth forge ahead with parenting energetic triplets, young Bertie outwits his domineering mother, Big Lou continues to search for love and the clever canine Cyril settles into the routines of newlywed life. By the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Original.

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  • The Shining (English, Paperback) Stephen King

    Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible...

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  • Interior Darkness (English, Paperback) Peter Straub

    A MONUMENTAL COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION FROM ACCLAIMED MASTER OF HORROR AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PETER STRAUB“Peter Straub brilliantly defies and blurs literary genres.” —LORRIE MOORE An American icon renowned for his bestselling novels, Peter Straub displays his full and stunning range in this crowning collection. He has consistently subverted the boundaries of genre for...

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  • Chasing the Last Laugh (English, Paperback) Richard Zacks

    From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain’s late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and family tragedy—and revived his world-class sense of humorMark Twain, the highest-paid writer in America in 1894, was also one of the nation’s worst investors. “There are two times in a...

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  • Noonday (English, Paperback) Pat Barker

    A new novel from the Booker Prize winning Pat Barker, author of the Regeneration Trilogy, that unforgettably portrays London during the Blitz (her first portrayal of World War II) and reconfirms her place in the very top rank of British novelists.London, the Blitz, Autumn 1940. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to...

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  • Prince Lestat (English, Paperback) Anne Rice

    The book that Anne Rice's fans have been waiting for, featuring the glorious return of Rice's most memorable character: Lestat. Picking up where Queen of the Damned left us over a decade ago, this is a triumphant new entry in the bestselling series that re-established an entire genre.

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  • People (English, Paperback) Peter Spier

    Emphasizes the differences among the four billion people on earth.

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  • Nine Essential Things I've Learned about Life (English, Paperback) Rabbi Harold S Kushner

    From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life.As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the best-selling author of twelve books on faith, ethics, and how to apply the timeless wisdom of religious thought to everyday challenges, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner has demonstrated time and again his...

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  • This Old Man (English, Paperback) Roger Angell

    Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life.  Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors’...

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