The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 14Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious...

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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

In 1773, the great Samuel Johnson–then 63–and his young friend and future biographer, James Boswell, traveled together around the coast of Scotland, each writing his...

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Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

No one knows Provence like beloved author Peter Mayle, and in this delightful collection—adapted from Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook—he...

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Half a Lifelong Romance

Half a Lifelong Romance

Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family’s efforts to match him...

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2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches

2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches

Humor sells. Humor convinces. Humor instructs. Humor entertains. Humor communicates. Whether your audience numbers one or one thousand, humor is the ideal vehicle to capture interest, attention, and approval.But...

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Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

Based on diaries and email correspondence that she kept from 1981-2004, here Suad Amiry evokes daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Capturing the frustrations,...

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The Last Day of the War

The Last Day of the War

Yael Weiss, eighteen years old and looking for adventure, finds it in the library one day when she discovers a packet of guns meant for Erinyes, an Armenian organization...

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The Heartsong of Charging Elk

The Heartsong of Charging Elk

From the award-winning author of the Native American classic Fools Crow, James Welch gives us a richly crafted novel of cultural crossing that is a triumph of...

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Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

See the new HBO movie CONFIRMATION about the Clarence Thomas hearings, starring Kerry Washington in the role of Anita Hill—then read Hill’s own life story.After...

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The Romantics

The Romantics

Pankaj Mishra is one of the most promising talents of his generation, and this stunning, universally praised novel of self-discovery heralds a remarkable career.The...

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Portraits of a Marriage

Portraits of a Marriage

A rediscovered masterwork from the famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a Marriage is in fact a startling exploration of a triangle of entanglement.A wealthy couple in...

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Blossom

Blossom

In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career...

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The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life

"Hall, whose Beyond Culture and The Silent Language won a wider readership, has written a ground-breaking investigation of the ways we use and abuse time, rich in insights applicable...

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Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Introduction by David EllisThe struggle for power at the heart of a family in conflict, the mysteries of sexual initiation, and the...

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night thoughts

night thoughts

In this remarkable and unique work, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives us a memoir about coming to terms with a life in crisis through the study of dreams. As a young...

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Curious Minds

Curious Minds

What makes a child decide to become a scientist?•For Robert Sapolsky–Stanford professor of biology–it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible.•Physicist...

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Rome

Rome

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization,...

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Called Out of Darkness

Called Out of Darkness

Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation. Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans...

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Brooklyn Zoo

Brooklyn Zoo

A compelling memoir of a psychotherapist’s clinical and personal education amid chaos and dysfunction that delivers an emotional impact to rival Susan Sheehan’s classic Is There No Place on Earth for Me?...

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Ransom

Ransom

Ransom, Jay McInerney's second novel, belongs to the distinguished tradition of novels about exile. Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher...

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Peanuts

Peanuts

This beautiful album will dazzle fans of Charles M. Schulz and his art, providing an unprecedented look at the work of the most brilliant and beloved cartoonist of the twentieth century. Here is the whole gang–Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy,...

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Montessori Method

Montessori Method

This book is Montessori's own exposition of the theory behind her innovative educational techniques. She shows parents, teachers and administrators how to "free...

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The Future of Ice

The Future of Ice

This book was written out of Gretel Ehrlich’s love for winter–for remote and cold places, for the ways winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet,...

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When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?

When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?

A celebration of Montaigne, the most enjoyable and yet profound of all Renaissance writers. In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne...

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