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The Best American Short Stories 1995
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Every autumn, readers of short stories eagerly look forward to the chance to discover their favorite writers and new talents in The Best American Short Stories. Last year's collection marched on to be…
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The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. …
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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
A gripping historical true crime narrative that "reads like the best of Conan Doyle himself" (Karen Abbott, author of The Ghosts of Eden Park), American Sherlock recounts the riveting true story of th…
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which …
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What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think.

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Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a plac…
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The Selfish Gene
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Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish…
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William Warwick has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, but his promotion means that he, along with the rest of his team, have been reassigned to the Drugs Squad. They are immediately tasked with app…
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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous river…
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Above Average
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Above Average is the story of a middle-class Delhi boy with an aptitude for science and math but a yearning to be the drummer of a rock band. Both of which necessitate his admission to the premier eng…
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In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park…
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Alexander McCall Smith meets Jane Austen in this delightfully charming Indian novel about finding love.

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Night Film
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The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, and about Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx may be the funniest man who ever lived. Here in one volume are the classics of Marxian mayhem: excerpts from the scripts of the immortal movies, passages from his books, his articles for …
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A Fighting Chance
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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn't—in A Fighting Chance

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The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, The Accident
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On War
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The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry.

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We Were the Mulvaneys
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The Secret in the Old Attic (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #21)
First published in 1944, this mystery finds Nancy searching for some unpublished musical manuscripts which she believes are hidden in the dark, cluttered attic of a rundown mansion.
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The Crooked Banister (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #48)
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The Quest of the Missing Map (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #19)
The nineteenth book in the Nancy Drew series. It was originally released in 1942. This facsimile of its original edition continues the series of Applewood editions.
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For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear. Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights. Some swear he is a te…
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