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  • Field Recordings from the Inside
    Field Recordings from the Inside (English, Paperback) Joe Bonomo

    Using as its epigraph and unifying principle Luc Sante's notion that ?Every human being is an archeological site," Field Recordings from the Inside provides a deep and personal examination at the impact of music on our lives. Bonomo effortlessly moves between the personal and the critical, investigating the ways in which music defines our personalities, tells histories, and offers mysterious,...

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  • Trotsky in New York, 1917
    Trotsky in New York, 1917 (English, Hardback) Kenneth D. Ackerman

    Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the Twentieth Century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a...

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  • Trotsky in New York, 1917
    Trotsky in New York, 1917 (English, Paperback) Kenneth D. Ackerman

    Who would have thought that Leon Trotsky spent the two months leading up to the 1917 Russian Revolution not in Russia, but in New York City?

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  • Three Short Novels
    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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  • Moshi Moshi
    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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  • Jane
    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 Practice of the Wild
    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 Old Capital
    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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  • Moshi Moshi
    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 nightmares...

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  • Spies in Palestine
    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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  • The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace
    The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace (English, Paperback) Steven Nightingale

    With these short stories, deeply indebted to Sufi Tales and Jataka stories (as well as to the Brothers Grimm and American folktales), Steven Nightingale offers testimonies of revelation, mischief, miracles, and grace given him by sixty-four remarkable women who've appeared in his life over time....

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  • New Collected Poems
    New Collected Poems (English, Paperback) Wendell 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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  • The Long-Winded Lady
    The Long-Winded Lady (English, Paperback) Maeve Brennan

    Of all the incomparable stable of journalists who wrote for The New Yorker during its glory days in the Fifties and Sixties,? writesThe Independent, the most distinctive was Irish-born Maeve Brennan.? From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan wrote forThe New Yorker's Talk of the Town? column under the pen name The Long-Winded Lady.? Her unforgettable sketchesprose snapshots of life in small restaurants,...

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  • Road to Heaven
    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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  • Bringing It to the Table
    Bringing It to the Table (English, Paperback) Wendell Berry

    Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Long before Whole Foods organic produce was available at your local supermarket, Berry was farming with the purity of food in mind. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating through his land practices and his writing. In recognition of that influence, Michael Pollan here offers an introduction to this wonderful collection. Drawn from over thirty years of work, this collection joins bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Pollan, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, as essential reading for anyone who cares about what they eat. The essays address such concerns as: How does organic measure up against locally grown? What are the differences between small and large farms, and how does that affect what you put on your dinner table? What can you do to support sustainable agriculture? A progenitor of the Slow Food movement, Wendell Berry reminds us all to take the time to understand the basics of what we ingest. ?Eating is an agriculture act,? he writes. Indeed, we are all players in the food economy.

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  • Our Only World
    Our Only World (English, Paperback) Wendell Berry

    Since the Second World War ended, America has performed like a gyroscope losing its balance, wobbling this way and that, unable to settle into itself and its own great promise. Wendell Berry has been a voice for that promise, a voice for reason and hope and urgent concern....

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  • Pushkin Hills
    Pushkin Hills (English, Paperback) Sergei Dovlatov

    "An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve offers him hope of regaining some balance in life as his wife makes plans to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha, but during Alikhanov's stay in the rural estate of...

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  • Here Comes the Night
    Here Comes the Night (English, Paperback) Joel Selvin

    I don't know where he's buried, but if I did I'd piss on his grave.? Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor....

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  • The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
    The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry (English, Paperback) Wendell Berry

    Poems deal with rural life, nature, work, family, community, faith, courage, and human interaction

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  • Trace
    Trace (English, Paperback) Lauret Savoy

    Winner of the ASLE Creative Writing Award...

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