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  • Going Clear
    Going Clear (English, Paperback) Lawrence Wright

    The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist....

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  • Longbourn
    Longbourn (English, Paperback) Jo Baker

    A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Title, a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, a Miami Herald Favorite Book, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year...

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  • Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (English, Paperback) Russell Shorto

    In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of one of the world's greatest cities. From the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through the brutal struggle for Dutch independence and its golden age as the capital of a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege, Shorto provides an ever-surprising,...

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    "Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a...

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  • Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie
    Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie (English, Paperback) Nancy Mitford

    Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie are two sparkling comedies from early in the career of Nancy Mitford, beloved author ofThe Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, here published in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley....

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  • The Age of Capital: 1848-1875
    The Age of Capital: 1848-1875 (English, Paperback) J Eric Hobsbawm, J E Hobsbawm

    In this book, Eric Hobsbawm chronicles the events and trends that led to the triumph of private enterprise and its exponents in the years between 1848 and 1875. Along with Hobsbawm's other volumes, this book constitutes and intellectual key to the origins of the world in which we now live.

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  • Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago (English, Paperback) Boris Pasternak

    First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and...

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  • Several Short Sentences about Writing
    Several Short Sentences about Writing (English, Paperback) Verlyn Klinkenborg

    An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg....

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  • My Last Sigh
    My Last Sigh (English, Paperback) Luis Bunuel

    A provocative memoir from Luis Buñuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie....

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  • Festin de Cuervos
    Festin de Cuervos (Spanish, Paperback) George R R Martin

    The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

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  • On Saudi Arabia
    On Saudi Arabia (English, Paperback) Karen Elliott House

    With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the sometimes...

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  • Norwegian Wood
    Norwegian Wood (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami

    First American Publication...

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  • Un Mundo Sin Fin
    Un Mundo Sin Fin (Spanish, Paperback) Ken Follett

    Dos siglos despues de la construccion de la magnifica catedral gotica en Los pilares de la Tierra, Follett nos devuelve a la ciudad de Kingsbridge. En una epoca rota por guerras y epidemias, Follett sigue las vidas de cuatro personajes: Gwenda, hija de un ladron. luchara por el hombre al que ama; Caris estudia para convertirse en doctora, aunque esto este prohibido a las mujeres; Merthin, un...

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  • The Disorderly Knights: Third in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles
    The Disorderly Knights: Third in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles (English, Paperback) Dorothy Dunnett

    The questions, discussion topics, book descriptions, and author biography are designed to enhance your group's reading and discussion of Dorothy Dunnett's six bestselling novels in the Lymond Chronicles. We hope they will enrich your experience of these imaginative and adventuresome works of historical fiction. First set in sixteenth-century Scotland following a disastrous war with England, the Lymond novels have as their hero Francis Crawford of Lymond, a nobleman and soldier of fortune possessed of a scholar's erudition, an elastic sense of morals, and the tongue of a poet. The six novels take this compellingly charismatic figure on a perilous and colorful tour through the glittering courts and power centers of sixteenth-century Europe. To these novels, Dorothy Dunnett brings an effortless narrative mastery, in-depth human portraiture, and an uncanny ability to reanimate the past. The Lymond novels are works of marvelous intelligence and pure enchantment, adventures for both the heart and mind.

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  • Open Water Swimming Manual
    Open Water Swimming Manual (English, Paperback) Dr Lynne Cox

    Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions, currents, and waves; confronting various...

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  • Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera
    Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (English, Paperback) Anne Carson

    A remarkable compilation of literary writings by the critically acclaimed author of Autobiography of Red features an array of original poetry, essays, a screenplay, and a libretto that explores the nature and mechanics of the human act of decreation as revealed in the lives of Sappho, Marguerite Porete, Simone Weil, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship with her mother. Reprint.

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  • El Prisionero del Cielo
    El Prisionero del Cielo (Spanish, Paperback) Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    In 1957 Barcelona, Daniel Sempere and his friend Fermâin find their lives violently disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past.

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  • Giovanni's Room
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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  • Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
    Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (English, Paperback) Rob Thomas

    From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenonVeronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off....

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  • A Map to the Door of No Return
    A Map to the Door of No Return (English, Paperback) Dionne Brand

    A Map to the Door of No Return is a timely book that explores the relevance and nature of identity and belonging in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world. It is an insightful, sensitive and poetic book of discovery....

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