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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
by Howard Zinn
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“Its a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and... (read more)

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A Changed Man (P.S.)
A Changed Man (P.S.)
by Francine Prose
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What is charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of Maslow's human rights foundation and declares that he wants to "save guys like me from becoming guys... (read more)

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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
by Eric Brende
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in... (read more)

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The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.)
The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.)
by Louise Erdrich
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Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for... (read more)

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
by Jay Winik
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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.... (read more)

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The Electric Michelangelo (P.S.)
The Electric Michelangelo (P.S.)
by Sarah Hall
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Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy — a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort — Cy... (read more)

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The Art of Loving (P.S.)
The Art of Loving (P.S.)
by Erich Fromm
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Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding. In his... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paul Bowles
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I've recently been rereading some of my favorite books; or, at least, what I thought were my favorite books — I was surprised by how few of them I actually enjoyed after all these years. One of the exceptions, however, was Sheltering Sky. If... (read more)

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Good Family (P.S.)
Good Family (P.S.)
by Terry Gamble
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Drawing from her own experiences as a descendant of one of America's industrial families, Gamble wields an insider's observation with Wharton-esque charm to create a compassionate, funny, often heartbreaking portrait of a woman's search for home.... (read more)

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon's first novel (written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine) was published when he was twenty-five, and quickly became a bestseller. Set in the steel ciy, this hilarious coming-of-age story tells the tale of Art Bechstein's... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
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In 1519, Magellan, five ships, and more than two hundred men set sail from Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands. Despite suffering starvation, disease, torture, and death, they discovered the passageway known today as the Strait of Magellan... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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In the tradition of "Iron & Silk" comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval. Maps.... (read more)

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The Schopenhauer Cure (P.S.)
The Schopenhauer Cure (P.S.)
by Irvin D Yalom
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Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip... (read more)

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The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
The Confusion (Baroque Cycle #02) (P.S.)
by Neal Stephenson
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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of... (read more)

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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)
Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)
by Aldous Huxley
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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is... (read more)

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The Beet Queen (P.S.)
The Beet Queen (P.S.)
by Louise Erdrich
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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt Fritzie and her husband, Pete; ordinary Mary, who will cause a... (read more)

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to... (read more)

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The System of the World:  #03 Baroque Cycle
The System of the World: #03 Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
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The concluding volume of the Baroque Cycle mixes swashbuckling adventure, historical romance, mathematics, and Isaac Newton into a frothy brew that's truly irresistible.... (read more)

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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
by Michael Wex
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A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint Throughout history, Jews around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament. And for a thousand years, they've had the perfect... (read more)

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