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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff.

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In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff, are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst…
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Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir
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Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery— starting with her first drink at the age of seven—all told with the h…
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America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often bee…
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Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not
Now in paperback, a hilarious, satirical look at a small town on the verge of extinction, from the comedic team behind Strangers with Candy. In his desperate search for a small town dying in America, …
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Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life
Liber prosperissimus et mirabilis ex Britannia ad Americam tandem advenit! Umquam vexatus es quando homo inritans "sine qua non" aut "mea culpa" dicit Aut postmeridiana tempora vetera, quando verba ob…
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An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball

She’s the iconic leader who put…

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Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage
Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry's most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexua…
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Finding Tess: A Mother's Search for Answers in a Dopesick America
On Christmas Eve, 2017, Tess Henry was found dead in a dumpster in Las Vegas. Tess was a 28-year-old new mother, a former honor roll student, and high school basketball player from suburban Roanoke, V…
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The Last Story of Mina Lee
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Margot Lee's mother, Mina, isn't returning her calls. It's a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciousl…
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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have
*First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award*

"If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless convers…
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Na haar studie is Laura op zoek naar haar plek in de wereld. De doelgerichtheid die zij mist, vindt ze terug bij Thomas. Hij weet wat hij wil: een carrière als acteur, een stabiele relatie en kinderen…
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One Got Away (Nikki Griffin, #2)
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PI Nikki Griffin – a badass bookseller who punishes abusers – is back in S. A. Lelchuk's One Got Away

Nikki Griffin, a private-investigator when she isn’t running her small bookstore, is on a case. Th…
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Wonder Woman 1984 #1
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In these tales that tie in to the upcoming Warner Bros. movie Wonder Woman 1984, when a failed burglary attempt causes a hostage situation at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Diana Prince is…
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Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies …
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Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me
A bittersweet and humorous memoir of family—of the silence and ignorance that separate us, and the blood and stories that connect us—from an award-winning New York Times writer and comedian.

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L'enfance, à Nice de deux frères, Piero et Momon, se résume souvent au dessin.
Un peu à l'écart, un peu en retrait des autres, ils sont en avance pour ce qui est représentation, et graphisme.
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Mijn leven als mens
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‘Gisteren ben ik doodgegaan, onverwacht en banaal, met mijn hoofd op een harde tegelvloer die een optische illusie vormt van kubussen.’ Zo begint de achttienjarige Dinka vanuit het hiernamaals te vert…
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A Lonely Man
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Two British men, both writers, meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in…
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The Safety of Objects
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Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll fin…

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The Metal Bowl
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September 4, 2017 Issue

Fiction, Short Story:

“It happened in an apartment, on an old couch. I wasn’t directed so much as given a series of props to make my way t…
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Survival of the Thickest
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From the stand-up comedian, actress, and host beloved for her cheeky swagger, unique voice, and unapologetic frankness comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by …
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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas
The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and the myriad peoples who, over centuries of confli…
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Carpe diem
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Een welgesteld gezin wordt in het afgelegen landgoed Carpe Diem op beestachtige wijze vermoord. De moorden komen pas dagen later aan het licht en ondertussen zijn de meeste sporen uitgewist.

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Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
This book describes valuation as an exercise in financial statement analysis. Students learn to view a firm through its financial statements and to carry out the appropriate financial statement analys…
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Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard
The author of 22 books, James Beard encouraged and instructed an entire generation of cooks, both fledgling and professional. Now comes an anecdotal biography of one of the most influential and belove…
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Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere
Bestselling Van Life author Foster Huntington shares his experiences -- as well as others -- living by his own rules in this aspirational book filled with awe-inspiring photographs of unique homes in …
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Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women—also a New York Times bestseller—comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former p…
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Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World
The most comprehensive, step-by-step, hands-on creative workbook for creating art with Sharpie markers.
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I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know
This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science--and between death and hope--as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office an…
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When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship
*An Instant New York Times Bestseller!*

A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Mo…
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