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A comprehensive history of the papacy by the legendary British historian and author of the three-volume Byzantium series describes the defining relevance of papal authority to the Church, chronicling the unexpectedly violent and colorful historical events that have indelibly shaped the Pope's authority and station. Reprint. A best-selling book.
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Armageddon in Retrospect

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Offers a collection of twelve writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.
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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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Bech: A Book

By John Updike

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In this classic novel, readers return to a character as compelling and timeless as Rabbit Asngstrom: the inimitable Henry Bech. Famous for his writer's block, Bech is a Jew adrift in a world of Gentiles. AS he roams from one adventure to the next, he views life with a blend of wonder and cynicism that gives rise to laughter and delight, while wincing in recognition. 206p.
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Bellman & Black

By Diane Setterfield

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Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters

By Chip Kidd

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A legend in book jacket graphics, Kidd makes the segue leap to fiction in this, his debut novel all about art school in the 1950s. 274p.
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Chronicles Volume One

By Bob Dylan

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A kind of fusion of On The Road and Bound for Glory accounting of the early Bob Dylan escapee from Minnesota to New York City and his own digs and all the vital folk urge he plunged into and beyond, but word-riffling surgeomatic memory to keep us up to the speed of where he hadn't yet finished arriving or going on beyond. Here are names, circumstances, situations, stuff he ad to make sense of and still create the vastness of what was in him to articulate. This is Dylan raw as his own nerves etching out the inside-out/outside-in of himself alone/not alone. Being all-too-human and catching hold of himself going by. 293p.
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Clockers

By Richard Price

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Committed. A Love Story

By E. Gilbert

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The eagerly awaited sequel to the astonishing international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love
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Dreams of Joy

By Lisa See

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Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets. Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father – the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Joy throws herself into the New Society of New China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. 375p.
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Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections

By V. S. Naipaul

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'A wonderful book ... a magical book' Jan Morris, Independent
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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

By Wells Tower

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Includes stories wherein: a man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the sweat-smudged footprint on the inside of his windscreen doesn't match her own; teenage cousins, drugged by summer, meet with a reckoning in the woods; and, a boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl.
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How the Dead Dream: A Novel

By Linda Millet

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The newest novel from critically acclaimed Lydia Millet, How the Dead Dream is a beautiful, heart-wrenching tale and a riveting commentary on community in the modern suburban landscape and how the lives of animals are affected by it.
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King Leopold's Ghost

By Adam. Hochschild

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