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A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

Luc Ferry

From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound... (read more)

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Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Spanish, Ingles/Espanol (Oxford Picture Dictionary)

Jayme Adelson-goldstein

Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation. Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new... (read more)

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Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America

Carla Blumenkranz

In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of... (read more)

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The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht

The postwar chaos in the Balkans provides the backdrop for Obreht's superbly crafted debut. A young physician seeks to unravel the mystery that surrounds both her grandfather's death and the mystifying Deathless Man he encountered throughout his adult... (read more)

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Lit: A Memoir

Mary Karr

The best way I can describe this work is to say that it's absolutely delicious. More than a mere memoir, this fascinating jewel contains universal truths, with delicate and elegant phrasing, and, despite the subject matter, there's no sense of frivolous... (read more)

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Possession: A Romance

A.S. Byatt

Byatt's use of language is lyrical and poignant. It drips from the pages like honey from a lover's tongue....Possession is the sheer essence of Byatt's work. She weaves the tale of a pair of literary scholars studying the lives of two Victorian poets. As... (read more)

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford Univ Press

"Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing." "The fool wonders, the wise man asks." "Comedy is tragedy plus time." "Friends are the sunshine of life." It is hard to imagine a more convenient reference--and a more engaging book to browse in--than... (read more)

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The History of Love: A Novel

Nicole Krauss

In this brilliant work on love and loss, two stories, past and present, merge. With compassion and humor, Nicole Krauss writes a beautiful and incredibly imaginative novel, delivering readers through twists and turns to arrive at a wholly satisfying... (read more)

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