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A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Amos Oz

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The Israeli novelist's evocatively gripping narrative of his Jerusalem childhood in the 1940s offers a rare account of Jerusalem transforming from post-WWII British control into a vital city within theindependent state of Israel. In this memoir, Oz demonstrates how love rests on a darkness that is at once terrifying and sustaining, embodying its author's sense of internal rift. A veritable social history embedded within an autobiography. 'Consistently absorbing.' Winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award in Biography, Autobiography, and Literary Studies. 538p.
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Abraham: The First Historical Biography

By David Rosenberg

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Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg protrays Abraham as a man whose experience, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the culture that produced him. He reveals for the first time how Sumerian culture and beliefs underpin the momentous encounter with Abraham's God. Index. 342p.
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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.
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This full-blown history captures a time and place unparalleled in American immigration [and] history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers who all played an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle. Vincent J. Cannato traces the politics, prejudices, and ideologies that surrounded the great immigration debate, to the shift from immigration to detention of aliens during WWII and the Cold War, all the way to the rebirth of the Island as a national monument. A sweeping, often heart-wrenching epic. index. Illus., 16-page b&w photo insert. 496p.
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Assassination Vacation

By Sarah Vowell

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From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Torugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkablehonesty, and thought-provoking criticism. In her expose of these 'pit stops of American political murder,' Vowell investigates how 'American death' has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture,and - the author's favorite - hysterical tourism! With all kinds of lighter diversions along the way. 258p. Kindle Price: $12.99
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Atonement: A Novel

By Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Kindle Price: $11.99
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In this inspiring meditatio non global ethics. the eminent political philosopher Appiah poses old questions made urgent by globalization. What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? What do we owe strangers by virtue of our own shared humanity? Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature and philosophy, Cosmopolitanism is a moral manifesto for a planet we share with more than six billion strangers. Notes, Index. 196p.
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Death in the Andes

By Mario Vargas Llosa

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In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerillas they assume are responsibile. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomas entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. Both an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory. 276p.
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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By Walter Isaacson

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The celebrated biography writer Walter Isaacson presents the most defintive account of the iconic Albert Einstein since the release of all his personal letters and papers in a story that focuses not only on his groundbreaking work general relativity, but on his strident personality and personal life. From his German-Jewish upbringing to the rebellious nature that both hindered his family and fueled his genius to his contributions to WWI and WWII, no biography to datepresents a more complete, psychologically astute portrait of one of the most recognizable people of the twentieth century.
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Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

By John Mortimer

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A treasury of fourteen favorite tales featuring the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling barrister husband of She Who Must Be Obeyed is complemented by an unfinished fragment of a new story.
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Hitler

By A.N. Wilson

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An incisive portrait of the notorious German dictator reveals disturbingly normal personality traits behind his mythologized character, discussing how he was an emotional, romantic individual whose manipulative talents enabled him to exploit the fears and desperation of his fellow countrymen. By the Whitbread Biography Award-winning author of Jesus. 15,500 first printing.
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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

By Eduardo Galeano

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A bawdy, subversive and sometimes heartbreaking unofficial history of the world observed - and mirrored to us - through the eyes and voices of history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. A 5,000-year phantasmagoric mosaic of humanity. List of Illustrations, Index of Names, List of Contents. 391p.
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The author explores the astonishing abilities of humans' five senses, abilities that people rarely detect in day-to-day life, from a blind person that can "see" through bat-like echolocation to pheromones that can signal a lover's compatibility. Reprint.
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Over the phone, Katherine Greider heard the suddem, bad news. An architect hired to recommend a series of repairs to the Greiders' home, an old row house on Manhattan's East Side, had determined from analyzing digital photos taken in a crawlspace below the basment floor, that the house's foundation was so ruined he felt compelled to report the hazard to city officials first thing. He left no doubt as to what Katherine, her husband and kids - and all the rest of the building's residents - shoudl do over the weekend. Greider's abrupt exile from her family's place of refuge began a personl travail, harrowing and comical in roughly equal parts, that involved screaming matches with the neighbors, mounting financial distress, a lawsuit, and other strange and exasperating dealing in the world of New York City real estate. It also launched a fervent inquiry into the past of No. 239 E. 7th Street. Greider's search led her all the way back to the windswept salt grasses that once covered the site of No. 239, the first building ever to rise on its patch of ground. The trail of occupants that her research unearthered inscribes the dramatic story of New York City and of America itself. Notes. 334p.
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The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

By Eudora Welty

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Winner of the National Book Award. The forty-one stories collected here, were written over a period of three decades. 'I have been told, both in approval and in accusation, that I seem to love all my characters. What I do in writing ofany character is to try to enter into the mind, heart, and skin of a human being who is not myself. Whether this happens to be a man or a woman, old or young, with skin black or white, the primary challenge lies in making the jump itself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set most high.' - Eudora Welty. 622p.
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