Russian Fairy Tales

Russian Fairy Tales

Notable for their magnificent, jewel-like color illustrations by Bilibin, these traditional tales include "The Frog Princess," "Vassilissa the Beautiful,"...

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Stay, Illusion!

Stay, Illusion!

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet....

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The Culture of Desire

The Culture of Desire

Is there such a thing as an American gay culture--a set of styles, values, and behaviors that arises not from ethnicity or religion but from sexual orientation?...

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This Day and Age

This Day and Age

With tremendous political daring, South African novelist Mike Nicol offers a luminous parable of his country's past. Bawdy and terrifying, fantastical yet eerily familiar, This Day...

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Riding the White Horse Home

Riding the White Horse Home

The daughter and granddaughter of Wyoming ranchers, Teresa Jordan gives us a lyrical and superbly evocative book that is at once a family chronicle and a eulogy...

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The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels

A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

He inherited a sense of entitlement (and obligation) from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect. He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between...

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Compass Rose

Compass Rose

It’s been more than two decades since Spartina won the National Book Award and was acclaimed by critics as being “possibly the best American novel . . . since The Old Man and the Sea”...

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The Bridegroom

The Bridegroom

From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human...

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Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time. Thousands of fans from around...

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The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

Peter Straub masterfully weaves  horror and suspense into a love story unlike any other: the ballad of Ballard and Sandrine. Ballard and his considerably...

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Asa, as I Knew Him

Asa, as I Knew Him

Dinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair, conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work. But now that the affair is over, Dinah, in an...

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Robert Altman

Robert Altman

Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a stint...

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My Lost Poets

My Lost Poets

Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people...

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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

This Man Booker Prize–winning novel is now a major motion picture.A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending...

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New Lives

New Lives

In his long-awaited new novel, renowned German author Ingo Schulze provides a rich and nuanced panorama of a world in transition.East Germany, January 1990. Enrico Türmer–man...

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National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Butterflies of North America

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Butterflies of North America

A portable, comprehensive field guide to North American butterflies--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to...

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Ice

Ice

Like the adventurer who circled an iceberg to see it on all sides, Mariana Gosnell, former Newsweek reporter and author of Zero Three Bravo, a book about flying a small plane...

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The New Dealers

The New Dealers

This bold new analysis of the New Deal dramatically revises our vision of the Roosevelt legacy -- and of the new relation between government and business it made a central...

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The Rachel Papers

The Rachel Papers

In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable -- and curiously touching -- adolescents...

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Screening Room

Screening Room

From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of...

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Meet Me at the Morgue

Meet Me at the Morgue

Somebody in Pacific Point is guilty of a kidnapping, but what probation officer Howard Cross wants to find most is innocence: in an ex-war hero who has taken a tough...

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Osama

Osama

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? This is the question at the center of Jonathan Randal's riveting, timely account of...

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Abraham

Abraham

Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesOne of the world’s best-known attorneys gives us a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers: from the biblical Abraham through modern-day advocates...

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