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Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

This moving novel follows Louis Charles Lynch (“Lucy”) as he and his wife of forty years are about to embark on a vacation to Italy.  Lucy is sixty years old and...

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Disappearing Destinations

Disappearing Destinations

A beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet.Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly...

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Two in the Wild

Two in the Wild

Thelma and Louise get sporty (and survive) in this anthology of true stories about women whose idea of fun involves sharing adventures--big and small--in the great outdoors. In essays that...

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One Day of Life

One Day of Life

Awesome for the authenticity of its vernacular style and the incandescence of its lyricism, One Day of Life depicts a typical day in the life of a peasant family caught up in the...

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Vintage Sacks

Vintage Sacks

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.“It is Dr. Sacks’s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.”...

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Simple Stories

Simple Stories

Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze's first novel, Simple Stories, is a marvel of storytelling and craft. Set in the East German town of Altenburg after the fall of the Berlin...

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The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers

How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to...

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Dearie

Dearie

A Time, Washington Post, and NPR Best Book of the YearThe stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution...

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Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

These two related novellas, Stephen Morris and Pilotage, were Nevil Shute’s first works of fiction and drew on his own youthful experiences. Both concern...

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Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals

Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals

A Vintage Shorts Selection   From the founder of modern radical activism in America, Saul Alinsky, whose the bestselling classic Rules for Radicals has reinvigorated...

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American Rhapsody

American Rhapsody

  If the Watergate scandal was a previous generation's National Nightmare, then maybe the Clinton scandal was our National Wet Dream, and who better to narrate it than the screenwriter Joe Eszterhas?  In American...

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Flash of the Spirit

Flash of the Spirit

This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic,...

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What Makes Sammy Run?

What Makes Sammy Run?

The classic book that shaped two generations’ view of the movie business and introduced the is the archetypal Hollywood player Sammy Glick. He’s got a machete mouth and a genius...

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China's Second Continent

China's Second Continent

A New York Times Notable Book Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative...

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

This significantly expanded edition of W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect...

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The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America’s constitutional system....

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Facing the Wave

Facing the Wave

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life,...

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and his evil double, Mr. Hyde, is one of the most famous horror stories in English literature....

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The Gate

The Gate

In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four...

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Practicing

Practicing

In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation,...

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A Flag for Sunrise

A Flag for Sunrise

An emotional, dramatic and philosophical novel about Americans drawn into a small Central American country on the brink of revolution.

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French Women Don't Get Fat

French Women Don't Get Fat

The #1 national bestseller that launched a fabulous French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non-diet book—now with more recipes. ...

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The Dog

The Dog

***A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK******LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014******PWs Best of the Year 2014***The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland...

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant...

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