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This reissue of Willeford's 1963 pulp classic is a timely reminder that madness is truly the dark heart of politics. Written at a time when people still had faith in their elected leaders, Willeford's…
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The Cement Garden
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Cold Moon Over Babylon
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Terror grows in Babylon, a typical sleepy Southern town with its throbbing sun and fog-shrouded swamps.

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The Long-Awaited, Enormously Entertaining Memoir by One of the Great Artists of Our Time—Now a New York TimesUSA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller.
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A Long Petal of the Sea
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The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others …

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The Best American Essays 2017
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Is it just a case of summertime blues or a full-blown career crisis? Newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran isn't sure, but he's hoping a few days in the country …
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