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  • Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
    Moshi Moshi (English, Paperback) Banana Yoshimoto

    A surreal and deeply human novel about recovery and rebuilding life after a mysterious death, from an internationally acclaimed Japanese literary sensation

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  • Spies in Palestine by James Srodes
    Spies in Palestine (English, Paperback) James Srodes

    The dramatic life of Sarah Aaronsohn?described by Lawrence of Arabia as ?the Joan of Arc of Israel?

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  • Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
    Moshi Moshi (English, Hardback) Banana Yoshimoto

    "In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie's much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by...

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  • Wolf Lake by John Verdon
    Wolf Lake (English, Hardback) John Verdon

    Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream?a terrifying...

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  • Three Short Novels by Gina Berriault
    Three Short Novels (English, Paperback) Gina Berriault

    Gina Berriault's work as a storywriter of great psychological empathy and extraordinary elegance and subtlety was celebrated widely at the end of her life. Her collection Women in Their Beds, won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the National Books Critics Prize in fiction and the Rea Prize for lifetime achievement. She has few equals in the history of the American short story. Over the course...

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  • The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
    The Lightkeepers (English, Paperback) Abby Geni

    Winner of the 2016 B&N Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction...

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  • Road to Heaven by Red Pine
    Road to Heaven (English, Paperback) Red Pine

    In 1989, Bill Porter, having spent much of his life studying and translating Chinese religious and philosophical texts, began to wonder if the Buddhist hermit tradition still existed in China. At the time, it was believed that the Cultural Revolution had dealt a lethal blow to all religions in China, destroying countless temples and shrines, and forcibly returning thousands of monks and nuns to a lay life. But when Porter travels to the Chungnan mountains ? the historical refuge of ancient hermits ? he discovers that the hermit tradition is very much alive, as dozens of monks and nuns continue to lead solitary lives in quiet contemplation of their faith deep in the mountains. Part travelogue, part history, part sociology, and part religious study, this record of extraordinary journeys to an unknown China sheds light on a phenomenon unparalleled in the West. Porter's discovery is more than a revelation, and uncovers the glimmer of hope for the future of religion in China.

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  • Jane by Maggie Nelson
    Jane (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson's aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane's murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson was born a few years after Jane's death, and the narrative is suffused with the...

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  • The Diamond Sutra by Red Pine
    The Diamond Sutra (English, Paperback) Red Pine

    This translation includes commentary from major Chinese and Japanese historical sources. Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of 'mind-to-mind transmission' without reliance on texts - in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The...

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  • Something Bright, Then Holes by Maggie Nelson
    Something Bright, Then Holes (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Before Maggie Nelson's name became synonymous with genre-defying, binary-slaying writing, Something Bright, Then Holes introduced readers to a singular voice in the making: exhilarating, fiercely vulnerable, intellectually curious, and one of a kind.

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  • The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder
    The Practice of the Wild (English, Paperback) Gary Snyder

    The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder's work and thought, and this profound collection is widely accepted as one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture.

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  • The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry
    The Dream of the Earth (English, Paperback) Thomas Berry

    This landmark work, first published by Sierra Club Books in 1988, has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, noted cultural historian Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new intellectual-ethical framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity....

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  • Dear Dawn by Aileen Wuornos
    Dear Dawn (English, Paperback) Aileen Wuornos

    Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, shot, killed, and robbed seven men in remote Florida locations. Arrested in 1991, Wuornos insisted she had acted in self-defense, but the jury had little sympathy. Condemned to death on six separate counts, she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. An abused runaway who turned to prostitution to survive, Wuornos has become iconic of vengeful women who lash out at the nearest target. She has also become a touchstone for women's, prostitutes', and prisoners' rights advocates. Her story has inspired myriad books and articles, as well as the 2003 movie Monster, for which Charlize Theron won an Academy Award. But until now, Wuornos's uncensored voice has never been heard. Dear Dawn is Wuornos's autobiography culled from her ten-year death row correspondence with beloved childhood friend Dawn Botkins. Authorized for publication by Wuornos and edited under the guidance of Botkins, the letters not only offer Wuornos's riveting reflections on the murders, legal battles, and media coverage, but go further, revealing her fears and obsessions, her rich humor and empathy, and her gradual disintegration as her execution approached. A candid life story told to a trusted friend, Dear Dawn is a compelling narrative, unwaveringly true to its source.

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  • New Collected Poems by Berry
    New Collected Poems (English, Paperback) Berry

    In New Collected Poems, the poet revisits for the first time his immensely popular Collected Poems, which The New York Times Book Review described as ?a straightforward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament and family life? that ?affirms a style that is resonant with the authentic,? and ?[returns] American poetry to a Wordsworthian clarity of purpose.? In New Collected Poems, Berry reprints the nearly two hundred pieces in Collected Poems, along with the poems from his most recent collections?Entries, Given, and Leavings?to create an expanded collection, showcasing the work of a man heralded by The Baltimore Sun as ?a sophisticated, philosophical poet in the line descending from Emerson and Thoreau . . . a major poet of our time.? Wendell Berry is the author of over fifty works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and has been awarded numerous literary prizes, including the T. S. Eliot Award, a National Institute of Arts and Letters award for writing, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. While he began publishing work in the 1960s, Booklist has written that ?Berry has become ever more prophetic,? clearly standing up to the test of time.

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  • Walls by Marcello Di Cintio
    Walls (English, Paperback) Marcello Di Cintio

    What does it mean to live against a wall? In this ambitious first person narrative, Marcello Di Cintio travels to the world's most disputed edges to meet the people who live alongside the razor wire, concrete, and steel and how the structure of the walls has influenced their lives. Di Cintio shares tea with Saharan refugees on the wrong side of Morocco's desert wall. He meets with illegal Punjabi migrants who have circumvented the fencing around the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. He visits fenced-in villages in northeast India, walks Arizona's migrant trails, and travels to Palestinian villages to witness the protests against Israel's security barrier. From Native American reservations on the U.S.-Mexico border and the ?Great Wall of Montreal? to Cyprus's divided capital and the Peace Lines of Belfast, Di Cintio seeks to understand what these structures say about those who build them and how they influence the cultures that they pen in. He learns that while every wall fails to accomplish what it was erected to achieve ? the walls are never solutions ? each wall succeeds at something else. Some walls define Us from Them with Medieval clarity. Some walls encourage fear or feed hate. Some walls steal. Others kill. And every wall inspires its own subversion, either by the infiltrators who dare to go over, under, or around them, or by the artists who transform them.

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  • A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene by Tallulah Pomeroy
    A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene (English, Paperback) Tallulah Pomeroy

    We sniff our knickers; we bite our own toenails; we laboriously dig out ingrown hairs: Women aren?t as ladylike as people would like to imagine. Using anecdotes collected from hundreds of anonymous sources, this gleefully disgusting illustrated book rewrites our definition of femininity.

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  • Heathers by John Ross Bowie
    Heathers (English, Paperback) John Ross Bowie

    What's your damage? In 1989, Michael Lehmann's black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes' more popular fare with darkness and death. Launching the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers became a cult classic, ranking #5 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies and inspiring hoards of teen films that vastly overshadow its fame but lack its acid wit, moral complexity, and undeniable emotional punch. For the latest installment of Deep Focus, John Ross Bowie blends captivating memoir with astute analysis, tracing the rebel-teen mythology that links Columbine, heavy metal, and The Catcher in the Rye. With help from Lehmann, screenwriter Daniel Waters, and members of the cast, Bowie thoroughly unpacks the film's peculiar resonance. Brilliant riffs on the etymology of its teen slang, the implications of its title, and its visual debt to Stanley Kubrick show how Heathers?for all its audacious absurdity?speaks volumes about the realities of high school and of life itself.

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  • Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
    Jayber Crow (English, Paperback) Wendell Berry

    Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out?perhaps a little at a time." "And how long is that going to take?" "I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps." "That could be a long time." "I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer." Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership.

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  • The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Old Capital (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    The Old Capital is one of the three novels cited specifically by the Nobel Committee when they awarded Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. With the ethereal tone and aesthetic styling characteristic of Kawabata's prose, The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Set in the traditional city of Kyoto, Japan, this deeply poetic story revolves around Chieko who becomes bewildered and troubled as she discovers the true facets of her past. With the harmony and time-honored customs of a Japanese backdrop, the story becomes poignant as Chieko's longing and confusion develops.

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  • What Are People For? by Wendell Berry
    What Are People For? (English, Paperback) Wendell Berry

    Wendell Berry identifies himself as both ?a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,? which he deftly illustrates in the scope of these 22 essays. Ranging from America's insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and America's attitude toward waste, Berry gracefully navigates from one topic to the next. He speaks candidly about the ills plaguing America and the growing gap between people and the land. Despite the somber nature of these essays, Berry's voice and prose provide an underlying sense of faith and hope. He frames his reflections with poetic responsibility, standing up as a firm believer in the power of the human race not only to fix its past mistakes but to build a future that will provide a better life for all.

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