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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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Classics for Pleasure
Classics for Pleasure
by Michael Dirda
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Classics for pleasure? To some readers this may seem an oxymoron. Aren't classics supposed to be difficult, esoteric, and probably a little boring? . . . I sympathize with this common view, even if  it is largely wrong.  Classics are... (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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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
by Nick Rennison
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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide by Nick Rennison features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich... (read more)

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The Lifetime Reading Plan
The Lifetime Reading Plan
by Clifton Fadiman
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Now in print for the first time in almost 40 years, The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative and entertaining introductions to more than 130 classics of world literature. From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and... (read more)

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The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
by Roxanne J Coady
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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the... (read more)

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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books
by J. Peder Zane
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You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon... (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
About the Author
David Denby David Denby has been film critic of New York magazine since 1978, and is a contributing editor of The New Yorker. His reviews and essays have also appeared in The New Republic, The Atlantic, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in... (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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1001 Books for Every Mood: A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating
1001 Books for Every Mood: A Bibliophile's Guide to Unwinding, Misbehaving, Forgiving, Celebrating, Commiserating
by Hallie Ephron
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Acclaimed novelist and critic Ephron serves up a literary feast, sure to satisfy a reader's emotional appetite. "1001 Books for Every Mood" includes quizzes to test readers' novel sensibilities and features interesting book facts every bibliophile will... (read more)

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The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time
The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time
by Daniel S Burt
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Author Daniel S. Burt has compiled a compelling assessment of the 100 most influential... (read more)

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The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
by Roxanne Coady and Joy Johannessen
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Sixty-five concise and lively essays by some of today's most successful writers identify the books that proved pivotal to the shaping of their careers, in a volume that includes Harold Bloom on "Little, Big," Nelson DeMille on "Atlas Shrugged," and... (read more)

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Book Sense Best Books, Volume 1: 125 Favorite Books Recommended by Independent Booksellers
Book Sense Best Books, Volume 1: 125 Favorite Books Recommended by Independent Booksellers
by Book Sense
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Celebrating five years of the successful Book Sense program, the first compilation of "must-read" adult and children's titles selected and annotated by trusted and experienced booksellers. Book Sense, the successful national brand representing more... (read more)

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Time Out 1000 Books to Change Your Life (Time Out Guides)
Time Out 1000 Books to Change Your Life (Time Out Guides)
by Jonathan Derbyshire
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In this thoughtful collection, major writers and critics discuss the books that changed their lives and offer informed suggestions for titles that might do the same for others. Contributors include Jonathan Franzen, Sarah Waters, Nick Cohen, and Jonathan... (read more)

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The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
by Ellen Slezak
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Seventeen new essays and 37 new book lists have been added to this classic primer on book groups. Here is everything any book lover needs to know about forming and enjoying a successful book discussion group. Forty-six essays describe how individual... (read more)

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Rough Guide to Cult Fiction 1 (Rough Guides Country & Regional Map)
Rough Guide to Cult Fiction 1 (Rough Guides Country & Regional Map)
by Rough Guide
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This new Rough Guide will make you a literary buff in the time it takes to say Jack Kerouac. Even if you already know your Hunter S Thompson from your Jim Thompson, you''ll still find it hard to resist a book which tells you which cult novel has been... (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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There's nothing better than a book you can't put down—or better yet, a book you'll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul®... (read more)

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The 100 most influential books ever written :the history of thought from ancient times to today
The 100 most influential books ever written :the history of thought from ancient times to today
by Marti Seymour Smith
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What are the one hundred most influential books ever written? Those works that have radically altered the course of civilization, whether they have embodied the religions practiced by millions (the Bible, the Koran), achieved the pinnacle of artistic... (read more)

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Don't Know Much about Literature: What You Need to Know But Never Learned about Great Books and Authors (Don't Know Much About...)
Don't Know Much about Literature: What You Need to Know But Never Learned about Great Books and Authors (Don't Know Much About...)
by Kenneth C Davis
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From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's Web, acompelling book of quizzes on history's most influential literary worksand writersDid a whale named "Mocha Dick" inspire Melville's masterpiece?Who was the first poet to speak at a... (read more)

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