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So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
by Sara Nelson
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Sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, the interplay between our lives and our books is the subject of this unique memoir by well-known publishing correspondent and self-described "readaholic" Sara Nelson. From Solzhenitsyn to Laura Zigman, Catherine M... (read more)

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Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
by David Denby
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books"... (read more)

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For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
by Ronald Shwartz
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More than 100 distinguished writers share their personal thoughts in response to the question: What books have left the greatest impression on you and why? "Certainly the most entertaining literary companion . . . quite irresistible."--"Washington Post... (read more)

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Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
by Ellen Heltzel and Margo Hammond
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With wit and wisdom, the bibliophile's Ebert & Roeper recommend more than 600 books based on what women care about most. Between the Covers is organized around their wide-ranging curiosity — about themselves, friends and family, the larger world... (read more)

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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
by Jay Allison
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A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.--The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the... (read more)

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100 Must-Read Historical Novels (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)
100 Must-Read Historical Novels (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)
by Nick Rennison
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100 Must-read Historical Novels by Nick Rennison Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads... (read more)

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Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
by Jack Murnighan
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Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Dont sweat it, its not your fault. Did anyone tell you that Anna Karenina is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliads battle scenes rival Hollywoods for gore, or that... (read more)

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The Readers' Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites
The Readers' Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites
by Victoria Mcmains
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Here are two hundred reader-tested answers to the question "What have you read that's good?"  The Readers' Choice is the first book to feature titles based on the recommendations of numerous book clubs.  Victoria McMains has collected two... (read more)

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Lost Classics Writers on Books Loved & L
Lost Classics Writers on Books Loved & L
by Michael Ondaatje
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The editors of Brick had the idea of celebrating the new century by asking contributors to the much-loved journal for short essays about their favourite "lost classics": books they treasured and would love to pass on to friends, but that are... (read more)

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Books of the Century: 100 Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature
Books of the Century: 100 Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature
by New York Times Book Review
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Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this... (read more)

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The Reading List: Contemporary Fiction: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works of 125 Authors
The Reading List: Contemporary Fiction: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works of 125 Authors
by David Rubel
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Perfect for reading groups and all book lovers Here, at last, is the book to which the more than a quarter-million reading groups and book clubs in this country can turn for the answer to that pressing question: What should we read next? The Reading List... (read more)

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A Brief Guide to the Modern Library (Brief Guide To...)
A Brief Guide to the Modern Library (Brief Guide To...)
by Colm Toibin
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If readers have ever been too frightened to start Hannibal, couldnt wait for The Long Goodbye to end, or wondered what should be next on their summer reading list, this fascinating book is exactly what they need. Readers will find short and insightful... (read more)

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You've Got to Read This Book!: 55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life
You've Got to Read This Book!: 55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life
by Jack Canfield
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We all have memories of a book that stirred mind and soul; that became more resonant over time. When a book sweeps us away, we remember and tell people. Sharing the experience is a double gift: it reveals us meaningfully while extending the possibility... (read more)

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Good Books Lately
Good Books Lately
by Ellen Moore
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The inside scoop on book groups--from the nation's leading experts! As book group members across the country have discovered, Ellen Moore and Kira Stevens know everything there is to know about book groups, and then some. The founders of the country's... (read more)

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500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide
500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide
by Erica Bauermeister
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Often poorly represented in buyers' guides, women's books are now covered in this articulate and intentionally eclectic reader's guide. Covering a wealth of remarkable novels, narratives, biographies, and more, this resource for general readers offers... (read more)

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How to Talk about Books You Haven't Read
How to Talk about Books You Haven't Read
by Pierre Bayard
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“Provocative, challenging and witty…In challenging the line between reading and non-reading, Bayard actually whet my appetite to read more.”—USA Today With so many important books out there, and thousands more being published each... (read more)

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Books of the Century a Hundred Years Of
Books of the Century a Hundred Years Of
by New York Times Book Review
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A treasure-house of literary entertainment, featuring a century's worth of the best reviews, essays, and interviews ever published in The New York Times Book Review. With more than 250 selections, Books of the Century -- now updated for this paperback... (read more)

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Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America
Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America
by Kathleen Rooney
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Adored by its fans, deplored by its critics, Oprahas Book Club has been at the center of arguments about cultural authority and literary taste since it began in 1996. Reading with Oprah explores the club's revolutionary fusion of books, television, and... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
by Allison Hoover Bartlett
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Wow! What a fascinating book about a fascinating man: John Gilkey, professional book thief. Hoover Bartlett seems to have a hard time untangling herself from her story, which gives the book an interesting discordant feel. It is practically impossible to... (read more)

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The Best American Novels of the Twentieth Century: Still Readable Today
The Best American Novels of the Twentieth Century: Still Readable Today
by Eleanor M Gehres
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A thought-provoking compendium of the best American novels of the twentieth century.... (read more)

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