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Holidays on Ice

By David Sedaris

Our Price: $3.95
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Six of Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories, perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. A fine Sedaris miniature. 134p.
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Yes Please

By Amy Poehler

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A first-person account by the Golden Globe-winning actress best known for her work on Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live includes coverage of such topics as her relationships with caregivers and her friendship with Tina Fey. 500,000 first printing.
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For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a one-time client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience.On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self.
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Bad Feminist: Essays

By Roxane Gay

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A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
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The creator and star of HBO's Girls documents her coming-of-age in and out of the spotlight, recounting her experiences with everything from dieting and embarrassing sex to dirty old men and performing in less-than-ideal conditions. 250,000 first printing.
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Inherent Vice

By Thomas Pynchon

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Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon! It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It''s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy,' except that this one usually leads to trouble. Meanwhile, surfacing occasionally out of a marijuana haze, Doc Sportello watches the end of an era from his perch as 'a high roller' with some pertinent services to offer. 384p.
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The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
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Where does inspiration come from? How do you find enduring inspiration to assist your dreams and goals? Instead of believing only a few are blessed with success, greatness and immortality, Origin of Inspiration proves that the source of enduring inspiration comes to talents thinking a certain way. Based on over 25 years of helping creative minds, the book points out how creative minds attuned to a certain purpose, focused on certain goals, combined with certain habits never run out of inspiration. How can anyone find the source of inspiration? And why do only a few creative people have enduring inspiration that leads to accomplishing their dreams? The answers to these questions provide the foundation of Origin of Inspiration. Written to help artists, musicians, filmmakers, actors, entrepreneurs, and creative people—anyone who would like to find the enduring inspiration and continuous enthusiasm to support his or her creative journey.
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This coming-of-age novel broke the sound barrier for its generation, and for generations of readers since its first publication. Holden Caulfield's quest for identity resonates with a heartfelt and imaginative authenticity that remains peerless. 214p.
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With restored artwork, this universally cherished classic fable teaches the secret of what is really important in life. Color illus. 80p. For all ages!!
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Richard Papen, a relatively impoverished student at a New England college, falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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1984

By George Orwell

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The year 1984 has come and gone...on. This 'chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic & terrifying' novel of the human political condition - a blueprint for nightmare - remains indelibly the memoryhole into which political humanity sinks, sentence by sentence. First published in 1949. With a Selected Bibliography. 226p.
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A landmark essay that went viral, inspired the word ?mansplaining,” and prompted fierce arguments.
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