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Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
by David Brooks
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It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed... (read more)

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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
by Fritjof Capra
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After a quarter of a century in print, Capra's groundbreaking work still challenges and inspires. This updated edition of The Tao of Physics includes a new preface and afterword in which the author reviews the developments of the twenty-five years since... (read more)

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The Power of Positive Dog Training
The Power of Positive Dog Training
by Pat Miller
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A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, youll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog'... (read more)

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Soul Mountain
Soul Mountain
by Xingjian Gao
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In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second examination revealed the cancer was gone, and he was thrown back into the world of the... (read more)

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A Way of Life, Like Any Other (New York Review Books Classics)
A Way of Life, Like Any Other (New York Review Books Classics)
by Darcy Obrien
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The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and... (read more)

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My Life as a Fake
My Life as a Fake
by Peter Carey
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Following the triumph of his Booker Prize–winning True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey ventures into the Far East with a novel shot through with mysteries at once historical, literary, and personal. Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a... (read more)

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
by Jacques Barzun
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Chapter One The West Torn Apart The Modern Era begins, characteristically, with a revolution. It is commonly called the Protestant Reformation, but the train of events starting early in the 16C and ending-if indeed it has ended-more than a century later... (read more)

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How to Read and Why
How to Read and Why
by Harold Bloom
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Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?" is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins this impassioned book on the pleasures and benefits of reading well. For more than forty years, Bloom... (read more)

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The Torturer's Apprentice: Stories
The Torturer's Apprentice: Stories
by John Biguenet
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Whether recounting the predicament of an atheistic stigmatic in "The Vulgar Soul" or a medieval torturer who must employ his terrible skills upon his own apprentice in the title tale, this extraordinary debut collection of stories never settles for easy... (read more)

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My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
by James Ellroy
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James Ellroy is the heir apparent to Raymond Chandler. His dark, convoluted, steroid-infused crime novels have made him the reigning king of LA Noir. Ellroy's stylized prose is "so hard-boiled it burns the pot" and his outlook is as cynical as a frog in... (read more)

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You Are Not a Stranger Here
You Are Not a Stranger Here
by Adam Haslett
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The publication of “Notes to My Biographer,” in Zoetrope: All-Story magazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues... (read more)

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The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America
The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America
by Bill O'Reilly
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Bill OReilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book, The OReilly Factor, and his fans love him even more. Hes mad because things have gone from bad to worse in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum of the nation. True to its... (read more)

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The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
by James Howard Kunstler
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An in-depth investigation of the developments of urban environments and how we are affected by it The City in Mind is a far-reaching discourse on the history and current state of urban life. Kunstler reflects on various and diverse cities across the... (read more)

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Tomcat in Love
Tomcat in Love
by Tim O'Brien
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Tim O'Brien is known as a "Vietnam" writer, primarily because his novels and stories about that particular catastrophe and its aftermath are without question among the finest ever written. O'Brien won the 1979 National Book Award... (read more)

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The Stories of Paul Bowles
The Stories of Paul Bowles
by Paul Bowles
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An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story -- the genre he preferred and... (read more)

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Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond between People and Dogs
Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond between People and Dogs
by Caroline Knapp
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"Caroline Knapp has written a paean to the dog, and in particular to her German shepherd mix Lucille. If you liked her previous book, Drinking: A Love Story, and you love dogs, you'll love this book." Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, San Francisco Chronicle... (read more)

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Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
by Karen Armstrong
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This vivid and detailed biography strips away centuries of distortion and myth and presents a balanced view of the man whose religion continues to dramatically affect the course of history.... (read more)

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No Mercy: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo
No Mercy: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo
by Redmond Ohanlon
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In the nineteenth century, Great Britain produced several generations of well-bred young men who left the mannered communities of their pastoral homeland and set out by ship and rail into a still untamed world. These adventurers were courageous and... (read more)

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Bangkok 8
Bangkok 8
by John Burdett
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"Though we know it as Bangkok, the Thai refer to their capital as Krung Thep, which translates as City of Angels. It's an unhappy coincidence. Just like our own City of Angels (Los Angeles), Krung Thep is a once-idyllic city that in recent decades has... (read more)

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Known for his beautiful, haunting, lyrical, and — at times — funny surrealistic stylings, Haruki Murakami is one of the most beloved Japanese authors in the Western world. Although infused with the pop culture of the West, his writing remains... (read more)

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