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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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  • The Garbage Times/White Ibis by Sam Pink
    The Garbage Times/White Ibis (English, Paperback) Sam Pink

    Many writers are called original; Sam Pink is one for whom the term is beyond dispute. The stories in The Garbage Times take readers on a funny, despairing, raw, ecstatic journey to the rat-infested dive bars, restaurant kitchens, and alleys of Chicago.

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  • Feuding Fan Dancers by Leslie Zemeckis
    Feuding Fan Dancers (English, Hardback) Leslie Zemeckis

    Leslie Zemeckis continues to discover the forgotten feminist histories of the golden age of entertainment, turning her sights on the lost stories of Sally Rand and Faith Bacon?icons who each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance...

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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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  • Still Lives by Maria Hummel
    Still Lives (English, Hardback) Maria Hummel

    A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum is pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition.

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  • The Long-winded Lady by Maeve Brennan
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    Heat and Dust (English, Paperback) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    In a narrative intermingling past and present, a young English woman journeys to India to reconstruct the behavior of her grandfather's first wife, Olivia, who left husband and friends in 1923 out of love for an Indian prince

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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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  • Ecotherapy by Linda Buzzell
    Ecotherapy (English, Paperback) Linda Buzzell

    In the 14 years since Sierra Club Books published Theodore Roszak, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D. Kanner's groundbreaking anthology, Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, the editors of this new volume have often been asked: Where can I find out more about the psyche-world connection? How can I do hands-on work in this area? Ecotherapy was compiled to answer these and other urgent questions. Ecotherapy, or applied ecopsychology, encompasses a broad range of nature-based methods of psychological healing, grounded in the crucial fact that people are inseparable from the rest of nature and nurtured by healthy interaction with the Earth. Leaders in the field, including Robert Greenway, and Mary Watkins, contribute essays that take into account the latest scientific understandings and the deepest indigenous wisdom. Other key thinkers, from Bill McKibben to Richard Louv to Joanna Macy, explore the links among ecotherapy, spiritual development, and restoring community. As mental-health professionals find themselves challenged to provide hard evidence that their practices actually work, and as costs for traditional modes of psychotherapy rise rapidly out of sight, this book offers practitioners and interested lay readers alike a spectrum of safe, effective alternative approaches backed by a growing body of research.

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  • Mountains and Rivers Without End by Gary Snyder
    Mountains and Rivers Without End (English, Paperback) Gary Snyder

    In simple, striking verse, legendary poet Gary Snyder weaves an epic discourse on the topics of geology, prehistory, and mythology. First published in 1996, this landmark work encompasses Asian artistic traditions, as well as Native American storytelling and Zen Buddhist philosophy, and celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth ? sky, rock, water ? while exploring the human connection to nature with stunning wisdom. Winner of the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, among others, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured works.

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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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  • Collected Poems by Kathleen Raine
    Collected Poems (English, Hardback) Kathleen Raine

    Known for writing mystical nature poetry immersed in the quiet air of solitude and imgination, Kathleen Raine offers a new collection--a celebration of the miracles of nature and mankind's lace among them.

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

    The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, The Platform Sutra presents the life and work of Hui-neng, the controversial sixth patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. Hui-neng's instruction still matters?the seventh-century school of Direct Awakening that he founded flourishes today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. Red Pine offers a sensitive, straightforward, and solid translation of this vital Buddhist text. His remarkable insight and commentary provide a guiding hand for seekers and students alike in their quest for dharma.

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  • Red Thread Zen by Susan Murphy
    Red Thread Zen (English, Paperback) Susan Murphy

    Love, attachment, the passions, gender, carnality, birth, bodily being, mortality, belonging, suffering, hope, despair, personhood, imagination, vitality, the struggle to be fully human ? how do these things dwell wholly in emptiness, how do we reconcile their vivid life with ?no-thingness'?...

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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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