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The Pale Blue Eye (P.S.)
The Pale Blue Eye (P.S.)
by Louis Bayard
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At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from a rope. The next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has removed the dead man's heart. Augustus Landor... (read more)

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Hip: The History (P.S.)
Hip: The History (P.S.)
by John Leland
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Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland... (read more)

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Gentlemen and Players: A Novel (P.S.)
Gentlemen and Players: A Novel (P.S.)
by Joanne Harris
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For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. This year, however... (read more)

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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 (P.S.)
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 (P.S.)
by James Shapiro
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1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an... (read more)

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Politics (P.S.)
Politics (P.S.)
by Adam Thirlwell
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Politics is about: a) a threesome; b) politics Moshe loves Nana. But love can be difficult -- especially if you want to be kind. And Moshe and Nana want to be kind to someone else. They want to be kind to their best friend, Anjali. Politics explores... (read more)

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I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir (P.S.)
I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir (P.S.)
by Josh Kilmer Purcell
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The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day,glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh... (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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Collected Stories (P.S.)
Collected Stories (P.S.)
by Carol Shields
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With the profound maturity and exquisite eye for detail that never failed to capture readers of her prize-winning novels, Carol Shields dazzles with these remarkable stories. Generous, delightful, and acutely observed, this essential collection... (read more)

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War by Candlelight: Stories (P.S.)
War by Candlelight: Stories (P.S.)
by Daniel Alarcon
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Something is happening. Wars, both national and internal, are being waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. War by Candlelight is an exquisite collection of stories that carry the reader from... (read more)

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Wasted (P.S.)
Wasted (P.S.)
by Marya Hornbacher
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Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher... (read more)

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Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories (P.S.)
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories (P.S.)
by Ben Fountain
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The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to both disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the... (read more)

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History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (P.S.)
History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (P.S.)
by Deborah E Lipstadt
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In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called putative WWII historian David Irving "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." A prolific author of books on Nazi Germany who has claimed that more people... (read more)

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Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal (P.S.)
Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal (P.S.)
by Deborah Cadbury
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A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the pioneering genius of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the... (read more)

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The Queen's Slave Trader: John Hawkyns, Elizabeth I, and the Trafficking in Human Souls (P.S.)
The Queen's Slave Trader: John Hawkyns, Elizabeth I, and the Trafficking in Human Souls (P.S.)
by Nick Hazlewood
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, England became the greatest slave trading nation in the world. This painstakingly researched biography of Jack Hawkyns, the queen's personal slave trader, explores his life and chronicles the rise of the English slave... (read more)

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The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries (P.S.)
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries (P.S.)
by Marilyn Johnson
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Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world— so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of... (read more)

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The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District (P.S.)
The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District (P.S.)
by Louise Brown
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The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as... (read more)

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Bodies in Motion: Stories (P.S.)
Bodies in Motion: Stories (P.S.)
by Mary Anne Mohanraj
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Bodies In Motion is a collection of linked stories that traces the emotional, sexual, and geographic history of two generations of two Sri Lankan families through the last half century. In these stories we see just how emigrant/immigrant ebb and flow... (read more)

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Augustine: A New Biography (P.S.)
Augustine: A New Biography (P.S.)
by James J Odonnell
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Saint Augustine -- the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E. -- is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. His autobiography, Confessions, remains among the... (read more)

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Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! a Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR (P.S.)
Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! a Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR (P.S.)
by Jeff Macgregor
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NASCAR racing, once considered no more than a regional circuit of moonshiners pounding around low-country dirt tracks in a cloud of red dust and cliché, has somehow become America's fastest-growing spectator sport. With 75 million ardent fans,... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)
by Trevor Corson
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning... (read more)

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