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  • A Book of Common Prayer

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754862
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1995
    First published in 1977, the novel is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande, emblematically set against the background of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence. From the author of the current bestseller, 'The Year of Magical Thinking.' 272p.
  • A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors

    By Anthony Blond

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781845297640
    • Publisher: Robinson
    • Published: 1994
  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    By James K. Polk

    Our Price: $15.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743297448
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 2010
    This was a time of tremendous clashing forces. President James Polk's territorial push placed slavery at the center of American politics and unleashed a struggle between slave-owning Southerners and abolitionist Northerners that lead inexorably to the Civil War. Historian Robert W. Merry tells the story through towering figures - the outgoing President John Tyler and Pol's great mentor, Andrew Jackson; Henry Clay; generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott; future president and Polk's secretary of state James Buchanan; Senate giants Thomas Hart Benton, Lewis Cass, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Illus., b&w photographs. 592p.
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    By Ishmael Beah

    Our Price: $6.00
    Kindle Price: $8.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374105235
    • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2007
    The current attention to the many plights and atrocities of the developing African nations does not diminish the power and intensity of stories such as Ishmael Beah. In his debut memoir, 'Long Way Gone' the Sierra Leone expatriate chronicles his induction into the government army at the age of thirteen and his brutal introduction to the rebel war for insurrection. Rescued at sixteen by UNICEF aid workers and rescued from drug abuse and violent trauma, Beah would live to regain his humanity and compose this extraordinary memoir of mesmerizing and honest first-person accounts of his homeland's fierce struggle.
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    By Ishmael Beah

    Our Price: $6.50 - $6.95
    Kindle Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531263
    • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
    • Published: August 2008
    At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly horrific acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally to heal. An extraordinary, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and heartmaking account. With a Chronology. 229p.
  • A Maze of Death

    By Philip K. Dick

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781407246383
    • Publisher: Gollancz
    • Published: 2013
  • A Moveable Feast

    By Ernest Hemingway

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099595656
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: 2000
  • A Shooting Star

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $11.93
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140252415
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: November 1996
    Sabrina Castro, an attractive woman with a strong New England heritage, is married to a wealthy, older California physician who no longer fulfills her dreams. An almost accidental misstep leads her down the slow descent of moral disintegration, until there is no place for her to go but up and out. How Sabrina comes to terms with her life is the theme of the absorbing personal drama, played out against the background of an old Peninsula estate where her mother lives among her servants, her memories of Boston, and her treasured family archives. From the author of The Spectator Bird (National Book Award, 1977). 433p.
  • A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

    By William Styron

    Our Price: $4.95
    Kindle Price: $9.88
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754497
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1994
    In these three splendidly affecting stories based on the author's youth: Love Day; Shadrach; A Tidewater Morning - William Styron presents his first work of fiction to follow Sophie's Choice. The setting is Virginia's Tidewater country. The time is the Great Depression and World War II. And their common protagonist is Paul Whiteburst, whose recollections of three episodes in his youth serve as a potent magnifying lens through which readers perceive themes of death and loss, war, race, and the terrible power of memory. 142p.
  • A Village Life

    By Louise Gluck

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532437
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2010
    An eleventh collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such volumes as Averno and Ararat includes the piece, "Tributaries," an exploration of a timeless Mediterranean village and the contrast between its natural and architectural elements. 10,000 first printing.
  • A: A Novel

    By Andy Warhol

    Our Price: $5.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099528784
    • Publisher: Vintage Classic
    • Published: September 2011
    In the late 1960s Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, set out to turn an ordinary book into a piece of pop art. This title was created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory between August 1965 and May 1967 and transcribed verbatim, complete with typos and missing words.
  • Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

    By John Julius Norwich

    Our Price: $8.00 - $8.95
    Kindle Price: $13.70
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978841
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: May 2012
    In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Photo insert. Index. 528p.
  • Absurdistan

    By Gary Shteyngart

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812971675
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: April 2007
    From the bestselling author of 'The Russian Debutante's Handbook.' In his second novel, the very Russian & rotund Misha Vainberg wants to travel to the South Bronx to visit his Latin sweetheart, but the INS will not grant him a visa. It turns out the oil-rich imaginary nation of Absurdistan may be able to get him a Belgian passport. But after civl war breaks out, Misha, accidentally, becomes the Minister of Multi-Cultural Affairs, and must fight against an evil American company whose name quixotically rhymes with 'Halliburton.' A hilariously warped mockery of geopolitics, media, and war. A NY Times Book Review Book of the Year. 333p.
  • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

    By Peter H. Diamandis

    Our Price: $9.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451614213
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: February 2012
    A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.
  • Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

    By Eric G. Wilson

    Our Price: $5.95
    Kindle Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531669
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2009
    Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we're obligated to be happy? Here, scholar Eric G. Wilson contends that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of greatliterature, painting, music, and innovation - and that it is the force underlying original insights. Enough Prozac-on-the brain! Enough Zoloft-anxiety-prevention! It's time to celebrate the depressive side of life as the wellspring of creativity. Time to tear loose from the shackles of positivity and relish the blues that universalize our humanness! This cheerfully misanthropic treatise goes a long way towards embracing one's existence. 163p.

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