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Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS (P.S.)
Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS (P.S.)
by Rick Yancey
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Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what he’ d made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service -- the most hated and feared... (read more)

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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
by Michael Wex
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A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint Throughout history, Jews around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament. And for a thousand years, they've had the perfect... (read more)

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to... (read more)

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Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (P.S.)
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (P.S.)
by Bruce Feiler
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The acclaimed author of The Wild Places examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move In this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geology, and literature, Robert Macfarlane sets... (read more)

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Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
Ahab's Wife (P.S.)
by Sena Jeter Naslund
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"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last." This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature — along with "Call me Ishmael." Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe with a... (read more)

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The Oysters of Locmariaquer (P.S.)
The Oysters of Locmariaquer (P.S.)
by Eleanor Clark
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On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts... (read more)

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The Bride Stripped Bare (P.S.)
The Bride Stripped Bare (P.S.)
by Nikki Gemmell
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A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage... (read more)

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Holy Fools (P.S.)
Holy Fools (P.S.)
by Joanne Harris
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Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality... (read more)

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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
by Eric Brende
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in... (read more)

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My Fathers' Houses: Memoir of a Family (P.S.)
My Fathers' Houses: Memoir of a Family (P.S.)
by Steven Roberts
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From Steven V. Roberts comes My Fathers' Houses, a memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue if Liberty, and the story of how his father and his grandfather's dreams-and their own passion for writing... (read more)

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I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (P.S.)
I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (P.S.)
by Michela Wrong
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Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national... (read more)

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The Electric Michelangelo (P.S.)
The Electric Michelangelo (P.S.)
by Sarah Hall
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Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy — a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort — Cy... (read more)

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Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
Profiles in Courage (P.S.)
by John F Kennedy
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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different... (read more)

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The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (P.S.)
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
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Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from... (read more)

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh continues to demonstrate his mastery of bringing complex concepts to lay readers with this brilliant book on the origins of the universe. Singh clearly presents an overview of the history of science, filled with colorful characters, and how... (read more)

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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle  #01
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle #01
by Neal Stephenson
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Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where... (read more)

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Brave New World Revisited (06 Edition)
Brave New World Revisited (06 Edition)
by Aldous Huxley
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When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future. Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his... (read more)

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
by Jay Winik
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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.... (read more)

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Tete-A-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (P.S.)
Tete-A-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (P.S.)
by Hazel Rowley
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Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of the world's legendary couples. Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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