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  • Sudden Death (English, Paperback) Alvaro Enrigue

    "Splendid" —New York Times"[A] novel without boundaries." —O, the Oprah Magazine"Mind-bending." —Wall Street JournalA daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas, told through a tennis match in the sixteenth century between the radical Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, played with a ball made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn....

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  • A Separation (English, Hardback) Katie Kitamura

    A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage's end and the secrets we all carry.   A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly...

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  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (English, Paperback) Mohsin Hamid

    Follows the journey of a poor, rural boy as he becomes a wealthy business tycoon and the twists of his on-again, off-again romance with an equally successful girl, in this new novel from the best-selling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

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  • Wonderland (English, Hardback) Steven Johnson

    The New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From explores the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. In this lushly illustrated follow-up to the bestselling How We Got to Now, Johnson applies his long-zoom approach to the history of popular entertainment, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful...

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  • Big Magic (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Gilbert

    The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerNamed a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-NewsNamed a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be...

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  • On Living (English, Hardback) Kerry Egan

    A hospice chaplain passes on wisdom on giving meaning to life, from those taking leave of it. As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn’t offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she’d been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the “spiritual work of...

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  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (English, Hardback) Carlo Rovelli

    Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics in less than 100 pages.In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides readers with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already a major bestseller in...

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  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl (English, Paperback) Carrie Brownstein

    From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and aNew York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music.Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting...

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  • The Tao of Wu (English, Paperback) The RZA

    The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of hip-hop culture's most dynamic figures, imparts the lessons he learned on the journey that took him from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom, all the while a devout student of knowledge in every form he's found it - on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess or in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary...

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  • Last Bus to Wisdom (English, Paperback) Ivan Doig

    Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus ReviewThe final novel from a great American storyteller.Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female...

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  • Reality Is Not What It Seems (English, Hardback) Carlo Rovelli

    From the New York Times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the...

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  • Messy (English, Hardback) Tim Harford

    From the award-winning columnist and author of the national bestseller The Undercover Economistcomes a provocative big idea book about the genuine benefits of being messy: at home, at work, in the classroom, and beyond.Messy celebrates the power and impact of messiness: why it’s important to all of us, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it. Drawing from new research in...

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  • The Meaning of Marriage (English, Paperback) Timothy Keller

    Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.”The Washington TimesBased on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyoneChristians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engagedthe vision of what marriage should be according to the...

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  • The Churchill Factor (English, Hardback) Boris Johnson

    From London’s inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill’s eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own.On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrayswith characteristic...

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  • Kitchen Table Wisdom (English, Paperback) Rachel Naomi Remen

    Praised by everyone from Bernie Siegel to Daniel Goleman to Larry Dossey, Rachel Remen has a unique perspective on healing rooted in her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness. In a deeply moving and down-to-earth collection of true stories, this prominent physician shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that...

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  • The Wu-Tang Manual (English, Paperback) Wu-Tang Clan

    Long awaited and much anticipated, The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan. Since the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ? over the course of four seminal group albums and a multitude of ambitious side projects ? the Wu-Tang Clan has constantly redefined what...

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  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (English, Paperback) Sarah Vowell

    From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of...

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  • Fever Dream (English, Hardback) Samanta Schweblin

    “A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gábriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations   A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they...

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  • The Man Without a Face (English, Paperback) Masha Gessen

    Documents the Russian prime minister's rapid ascent from a low-level KGB operative to the presidency, describing his selection by an ailing Boris Yeltsin's oligarchy and the ways in which the author believes that his views and ambitions have renewed Russia's threatening position to its citizens and the world. By the author of Perfect Rigor. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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