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  • A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

    By William Styron

    Our Price: $9.90
    • 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.
  • Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East

    By Roger Ford

    Our Price: $15.90
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605981963
    • Publisher: Pegasus
    • Published: August 2011
    An in-depth analysis of World War I evaluates its lesser-known unfolding in the Middle East and its links to present-day conflicts, assessing the destruction of the region's Ottoman political system and the emergence of competing interests. Reprint.
  • Stepford Wives

    By Ira Levin

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060080846
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: August 2002
    At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs. A novel so frightening in its over-arching implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American Lexicon. 123p. Now a major motion picture (again).
  • Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

    By Mary Oliver

    Our Price: $11.90 - $19.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807069141
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: March 2012
    ""Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing."-Alicia Ostriker, The Nation" ""Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."-Stanley Kunitz" ""One would have to reach back perhaps to [John] Clare or Christopher Smart to safely cite a parallel to Oliver's lyricism."-David Barber, Poetry" ""One music in Oliver's writing is unmistakable. Her poetry can be read as the best of the real lyrics we have these days, and it's no surprise that she's already won a Pulitzer Prize for it, as well as many other honors."Los Angeles Times" ""Joy is not made to bea crumb," writes Mary Oliver, and certainly joy abounds in her new book of poetry and prose poems. Swan, her twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be "made out of the dust of stars," we are of the world she captures here so vividly: the acorn that hides within it an entire tree; the wings of the swan like the stretching light of the river; the frogs singing in the shallows; the mockingbird dancing in air. Swan is Oliver's tribute to "the mortal way" of desiring and living in the world, to which the poet is renowned for having always been "totally loyal."" "As the Los Angeles Times noted, innumerable readers go to Oliver's poetry "for solace, regeneration and inspiration:' Few poets express the immense complexities of human experience as skillfully, or capture so memorably the smallest nuances. Speaking, for example, of stones, she writes, "the little ones you can/hold in your hands, their heartbeats / so secret, so hidden it may take years / before, finally, you hear them:' It is no wonder Oliver ranks, according to the Weekly Standard, "among the finest poets the English language has ever produced.""--BOOK JACKET.
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    By Muriel Spark

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061711299
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    • Published: February 2009
    A teacher at a girl's school in Edinburgh during the 1930s comes into conflict with school authorities because of her unorthodox teaching methods.
  • A Pale View of Hills

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $13.45 - $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679722670
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: September 1990
    From the author of The Remains of the Day. Ishiguro's highly acclaimed first novel, is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her eldest daughter. In a story where past and present confuse in a haunting and sometimes macabre way, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of WWII, even as she recounts the weirdnesses and calamities of her own life. 183p.
  • A Shooting Star

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $13.90
    • 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.
  • As I Lay Dying

    By William Faulkner

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099479314
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 1996
    (Vintage Classics). The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, William Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary and enduring power. 248p.
  • Asylum

    By Patrick McGrath

    Our Price: $13.90 - $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679781387
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1998
    A nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness. In the summer of 1959 the beautiful and headstrong Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband Max at his new posting - a maximum-security mental hospital. Abrilliant and magnetic patient soon captivates Stella, and not even the knowledge of his ghastly crime deters her from the passion that threatens to destroy her sanity and happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount Classics (March 2005), starring Sir Ian McKellen, Natasha Richardson, and Marton Csokas, and directed by David Mackenzie ('Young Adam'). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 254p.
  • Barabbas

    By Par Lagerkvist

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679725442
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: November 1989
    Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. He is a man condemned to have no god. 'Christos Jesus' is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, 'I want to believe.' Par Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951.
  • Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

    By John Moe

    Our Price: $15.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385349109
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: June 2014
    Through hilarious fictitious emails, letters, memos and diary entries, the author of the "Pop Culture Correspondences" column discusses bizarre moments that have become part of our shared culture, revealing the farcical backstories of songs, TV shows and movies. Original. 40,000 first printing.
  • Enon

    By Paul Harding

    Our Price: $11.90
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780434021727
    • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
    • Published: September 2013
    Second beautiful, poetic novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers.
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    By Tom Robbins

    Our Price: $13.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781842430248
    • Publisher: No Exit Press
    • Published: November 2001
    Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and estatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.
  • Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

    By Antonia Fraser

    Our Price: $13.90 - $14.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385471909
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: October 1997
    This work untangles the web of religion, politics, and personalities surrounding the infamous act of terrorism, November 5, 1605. Planned by a group of English Catholics in response to a history of severe penal laws againstCatholicism, the Gunpowder Plot was a desperate, doomed conspiracy that led to torture, executions and a rise of anti-Catholic sentiment. A gripping and dramatic history. Illus., 3 8-page B&W photo inserts. Pap.
  • Gabriel's Gift

    By Hanif Kureishi

    Our Price: $11.90
    Kindle Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571209293
    • Publisher: FABER & FABER LIMITED
    • Published: March 2002
    A fifteen-year-old North London schoolboy tries to come to terms with a new life after the equilibrium of his family home has been shattered by the outing of his father. 178p.