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Fugitive Colors
A Novel
Lisa Barr, Lisa Barr
Debut Historical Suspense Novel Wins IPPY Award for Best “Literary Fiction 2014”Stolen art, love, lust, deception, and revenge paint the pages of veteran journalist Lisa Barr’s debut novel, Fugitive Colors, an un-put-down-able...





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Scrolling Forward, Updated Edition
Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
David M. Levy
A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.Like Henry Petroski’s The Pencil, David M. Levy’s Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us...





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Sex Is Forbidden
A Novel
Tim Parks
Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge. Beth has been working as a server in the kitchen, assisting the clients while also practicing meditation to calm her demons. Like the clients who pay...





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A Gushing Fountain
A Novel
Martin Walser
Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably...





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Driving the Future
Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars
Margo Oge, Margo T Oge
A distinguished expert offers a dazzling preview of the cars of the future, while exploring the science and politics behind climate change.As the director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, engineer Margo Oge was the chief...





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My 20th Century
From a legendary American photojournalist, iconic photographs from the Korean War to Picasso at his most intimate.David Douglas Duncan is one of the most revered American photographers of the twentieth century. Born in 1916, he was a witness to most...





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Golf
The Marvelous Mania
Alistair Cooke
On a fateful day in 1964, legendary journalist Alistair Cooke was dragged into Van Cortlandt Park in New York City to play his first game of golf and was immediately hooked. Golf became his greatest passion, even though he called it “a method of...





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The Prisoner
Omar Shahid Hamid
An international literary sensation, this chilling thriller “exposes. . . a world so dark that readers will come away terrified” (Wall Street Journal, India).An American journalist has been kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, days before the...





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Bookmarked
Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn
Wendy Fairey
Wendy W. Fairey grew up among books. Her mother, the famous Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham, was F. Scott Fitzgerald's last love—he died in her living room in 1940. As part of a "College of One" education, Fitzgerald would bring Graham...





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Becoming a Mountain
Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime
Stephen Alter
Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded...





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The Assembler of Parts
A Novel
Raoul Wientzen, Raoul Wientzen
A dual Kirkus Best Fiction and Best Debut Fiction selection, this stunning novel is an emotional fable about love, forgiveness, and what most makes us human.At the outset of this extraordinary first novel, eight-year-old Jess finds herself in heaven...





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Presidents in Crisis
Tough Decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama
Michael K Bohn, Michael K Bohn
Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public—and especially the news media and political opponents—expect aggressive leadership...





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A Special Day
A Mother's Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter
Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Anne-Dauphine Julliand
February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her...





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Eureka Street
A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Robert McLiam Wilson
When your street address can either save your life or send it up the creek, there’s no telling what kind of daily challenges you’ll face in the era of the Northern Irish Troubles.“All stories are love stories,” begins Eureka...





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Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told
A Novel
Tom Phelan, Tom Phelan
Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was...





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Black Dahlia Avenger
A Genius for Murder: The True Story
Steve Hodel, Steve Hodel
In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained...





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Fun & Games with Alistair Cooke
On Sport and Other Amusements
Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke, whom many knew as the former host of Masterpiece Theatre, was also one of the world’s best journalists. Here he brings his unique blend of wit, curiosity, and insight to bear on the world of sports and entertainment.He writes...





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James Baldwin
A Biography
David Leeming
James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon—Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he...





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Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand
The Uplifting True Story of a Mother's Brave Quest to Save Her Daughter
Anne-Dauphine Julliand
Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy...





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White Eagles over Serbia
A Novel
Lawrence Durrell
“A spellbinder . . . a distinguished and desperately exciting book.” —Daily Telegraph (London)Methuen, a seasoned survivor of countless spy missions thrust upon him by the Old Etonians running the British Secret Service, feels he needs...