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Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron
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To travel the Silk Road, the greatest land route on earth, is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions, and inventions. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart, and camel, Colin Thubron covered some... (read more)

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The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
by Jay Winik
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It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of... (read more)

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Out Backward (P.S.)
Out Backward (P.S.)
by Ross Raisin
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Sam Marsdyke is a lonely young man, dogged by an incident in his past and forced to work his family farm instead of attending school in his Yorkshire village. He methodically fills his life with daily routines and adheres to strict boundaries that keep... (read more)

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Secrets of the Sea (P.S.)
Secrets of the Sea (P.S.)
by Nichola Shakespeare
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Torn by tragedy from his early life on a remote farm in Tasmania, Alex Dove has returned years later to start over. A chance encounter with quiet, alluring Merridy Bowman—a young woman similarly haunted by a tangled and catastrophic history&... (read more)

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If Today Be Sweet (P.S.)
If Today Be Sweet (P.S.)
by Thrity Umrigar
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The recent death of her beloved husband, Rustom, has taken its toll on Tehmina Sethna. Now, while visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home, she is being asked to choose between continuing her old life in India and starting a new one in this... (read more)

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I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies From the Women of York Prison (07 Edition)
I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies From the Women of York Prison (07 Edition)
by Wally Lamb
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For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these... (read more)

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Crooked Little Vein (P.S.)
Crooked Little Vein (P.S.)
by Warren Ellis
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Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president's heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution — the real one the Founding Fathers... (read more)

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Who by Fire (P.S.)
Who by Fire (P.S.)
by Diana Spechler
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Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena—an incident for which Ash blames himself—caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Ash is living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, cutting... (read more)

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The Lightning Keeper (P.S.)
The Lightning Keeper (P.S.)
by Starling Lawrence
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This is the story of an unlikely love at the dawn of the electric age in America. In 1914, Toma Pekocevic is a penniless immigrant in New York recently escaped from the bloody politics of the Balkans that has claimed most of his family. He is also a... (read more)

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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest Stories (P.S.)
Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest Stories (P.S.)
by Bruce Feiler
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At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham, travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East—Israel, Iraq,... (read more)

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Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney (P.S.)
Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney (P.S.)
by Paul M Johnson
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Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume of essays that examines a host of... (read more)

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Soul Catcher (P.S.)
Soul Catcher (P.S.)
by Michael C White
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Augustus Cain is a damaged man haunted by a terrible skill: the ability to track people who don't want to be found. Rosetta is a runaway slave who bears the scars, inside and out, of a life of servitude to a cruel and unforgiving master. Her flight is... (read more)

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Sacred Games: A Novel (P.S.)
Sacred Games: A Novel (P.S.)
by Vikram Chandra
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"Sacred Games is a brilliant crime epic, which impressively balances a literary detective and gangster story with a cinematically violent tale of contemporary Bombay. One of Chandra's most remarkable achievements amidst this novel of marvels is his... (read more)

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Lapham Rising (P.S.)
Lapham Rising (P.S.)
by Roger Rosenblatt
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Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But Marchs life starts to completely... (read more)

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Lost City Radio (P.S.)
Lost City Radio (P.S.)
by Daniel Alarcon
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For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have... (read more)

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