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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E Frankl

With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual... (read more)




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The Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses)

Bill Henderson

"As ever, an essential barometer for spotting literary trends and for writers figuring out where to send the next submission. And, as ever, essential, period," said Kirkus Reviews about 2010's Pushcart Prize XXXV. "An exciting overview of American... (read more)




World Book Night 2014
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Young Men and Fire

Norman MacLean

On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)




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The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting

June Hemmons Hiatt

When it went out of print in the mid-1990s, The Principles of Knitting became one of the most sought-after books on the subject. Those who had a copy guarded it jealously, while those unwilling/unable to part with several hundred dollars for a used... (read more)




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Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, one thousand and one children are born — each of whom, though forced to struggle through hardships... (read more)


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The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding - More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Dow

Emily Ansara Baines

Bring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table Nibble on Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full of guests. With this collection of... (read more)


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The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)

David Brooks

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)


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The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel

Kiran Desai

From the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard comes a masterpiece set in a corner of the Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life — Kiran Desai's new novel about belonging and estrangement, exile and homecoming, is... (read more)


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