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Surgeon in Blue
Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Scott McGaugh, Scott McGaugh
When Jonathan Letterman was appointed the chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles—Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He made battlefield...

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Conjunctions and Disjunctions
Octavio Paz
In Conjunctions and Disjunctions, Octavio Paz offers what he calls his “rough draft” for a history of man, which is a history of human nature rather than of men or of cultures and civilizations. For Paz, this history is grounded in the...

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Meanwhile There Are Letters
The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in...

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The Last Love of George Sand
A Literary Biography
Evelyne Bloch-Dano
George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and...

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All Our Yesterdays
Natalia Ginzburg
From “one of the most distinguished writers of modern Italy” (New York Review of Books), a classic novel of society in the midst of a war.This powerful novel is set against the background of Italy from 1939 to 1944, from the anxious months...

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Alternating Current
Octavio Paz
In its front-page review of Alternating Current, The New York Times Book Review called Octavio Paz “an intellectual literary one-man band” for his ability to write incisively and with dazzling originality about a wide range of subjects...

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The Sacrificial Man
A Thriller
Ruth Dugdall, Ruth Dugdall
When Probation probation Officer officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide, and Cate must recommend a sentence.Alice insists her story is one of...

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Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer
A Memoir
Israel Zamir
When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he settled. He never did. In 1955, twenty years after their separation, Zamir came to New York...

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Death of a Century
A Novel of the Lost Generation
Daniel Robinson
Greenwich, Connecticut, 1922. Newspaper man Joe Henry finds himself the primary suspect when his friend, fellow reporter Wynton Gresham, is murdered. Both were veterans of French battles during WWI—the war that was supposed to end all...

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Danny's Mom
A Novel
Elaine Wolf, Elaine Wolf
Friday Night Lights meets Ordinary People when Beth Maller returns to her job as a guidance counselor at Meadow Brook High School shortly after an unspeakable family tragedy. Railing against the everyday injustices she had overlooked until her world...

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Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper
Dan Eatherley
The amazing story of one man’s obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile.Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York’s famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before...

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The Soldier's Return
Melvyn Bragg
The powerful, award-winning novel of World War II, which Publishers Weekly called “a small classic, deeply touching and true.”In the spring of 1946, ex-corporal Sam Richardson returns home from the “forgotten war” in Burma to...

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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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Emily & Herman
A Literary Romance
John J. Healey, John J. Healey
The manuscript of this novel was discovered by John J. Healey in a box left by his grandfather, Professor Vincent P. Healey, after his death. This engaging work of fiction is a romantic account in which four iconic figures of American Letters play a...

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Retreat to Victory
Julian Thompson
A gripping chronicle, Dunkirk recounts the brave stand of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) against the German army and the dramatic rescue of 338,000 British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk at the outset of World War II. In May 1940, the...

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Nurse, Come You Here!
More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Mary J MacLeod
Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides. There they bought a croft house on a “small acre”...

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Call the Nurse
True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Mary J. MacLeod, Mary J MacLeod, Mary J. MacLeod
Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish...

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The Organ Broker
A Novel
Stu Strumwasser
The Organ Broker is the thrilling story of an underground black market organ dealer known as “New York Jack.” For eighteen years Jack has been a “transplant tourism director,” sending wealthy Americans and Europeans in need of...