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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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At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. At Knit’s End captures the wickedly funny musings …
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The Sheriff of Yrnameer
3.68 avg. rating
· 1352 Ratings
Meet Cole: hapless space rogue, part-time smuggler, on a path to being full-time dead. His sidekick just stole his girlfriend. The galaxy's most hideous and feared bounty hunter wants to lay eggs in h…
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In the tradition of the #1 best-seller SeinLanguage, Bantam Books proudly presents the first book by Paul Reiser, television's sharpest, funniest observer of love, marriage and other mysteries of life…
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Fraud: Essays
3.85 avg. rating
· 8704 Ratings
From This American Life alum David Rakoff comes a hilarious collection that single-handedly raises self-deprecation to an art form. Whether impersonating Sigmund Freud in a department store window dur…
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Black History In Its Own Words
4.17 avg. rating
· 398 Ratings
A look at Black History framed by those who made it.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN ITS OWN WORDS presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. Featuring the…
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The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I…
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Dakota Christmas
3.33 avg. rating
· 300 Ratings
A memoir of childhood Christmases on the South Dakota plains. By turns sweet and comic, sentimental and serious, Joseph Bottum's "Dakota Christmas" is an instant Christmas classic. In this beautifully…
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Eating the Dinosaur
3.76 avg. rating
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Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost fifteen years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through …
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Pelosi
4.25 avg. rating
· 110 Ratings
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 puts Do…
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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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At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
With an introduction by Anita Desai.

Over the course of her glittering literary career, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote some of the most wonderful novels of the twentieth century and screenplays to some of …
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American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World
For four hundred years - from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s - the indigenous…
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Basquiat
4.07 avg. rating
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Starting as an enigmatic street graffiti artist in New York in the late 1970s, Jean-Michel Basquiat went on to become the shooting star of the art world before succumbing to a drug overdose in 1988. T…

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The Night in Question
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A man is shot dead while standing in line at the bank, another is fired for printing an obituary of a citizen as yet undeceased. A young woman visits her father following his nervous breakdown, and a …
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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have
"A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair

"If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schloss…
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The Matisse Stories
3.78 avg. rating
· 2291 Ratings
These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is …
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The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception
Well-heeled American corporations have long had a financial stake in undermining scientific consensus and manufacturing uncertainty. In The Triumph of Doubt , former Obama and Clinton official …
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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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ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough
It's natural to want to do well - at work, in study, in life, to do our best.
But what happens when striving for the best becomes something more ... the pursuit of perfection?

Perfectionism is on t…
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The John Updike Audio Collection
3.59 avg. rating
· 75 Ratings
5 hours and 46 minutes

The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned …
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Gods, Demigods & Demons: An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

Gods, Demigods and Demons is a concise, yet wide-ranging handbook of Greek mythology that promises a vivid introduction to the great myths of ancient Greece. Here are the gods of the Olympian pantheon…

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Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump
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 presidents in the wak…
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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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The Able McLaughlins (The McLaughlins, #1)
This neglected novel tells the story of Wully McLaughlin coming home from the Civil War to find his sweetheart pregnant with another man’s child.
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Barn 8
3.71 avg. rating
· 445 Ratings
An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers

Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the …
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The Twenty-Ninth Day
4.12 avg. rating
· 249 Ratings
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.

This true-life wilderness sur…
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Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and Writing By Joan Didion's Light
In The White Album, Joan Didion famously wrote that “a place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively…loves it so radically that he remakes it in his image.” Cruisin…
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evolution - The Greatest Deception in Modern History: Scientific Evidence for Divine Creation
This book is a compilation and review of commonly known scientific evidence supporting Divine creation—evidence in the fields of geology, biology, medicine, paleontology, engineering, chemistry, bioch…
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Into the Pit (Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights #1)
biFive Nights at Freddy's/i fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest player up at night . . ./b
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