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  • A Little History of the World

    By E. H. Gombrich

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300143324
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2008
    First published in 1935 when the author was twenty-six years old. In forty concise chapters, the acclaimed historian tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the advent of the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars & conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. In a text remarkable for its sweep of experience across the centuries, Gombrich encompasses both humankind's achievements and frailties. B&W illus. 284p.
  • Anne of Green Gables

    By L.M. Montgomery

    Our Price: $3.00 - $5.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141321592
    • Publisher: Puffin Books
    • Published: September 2008
    Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
  • Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions

    By Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811859820
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: March 2008
    Features forty diverse apartments decorated by real people, plus over four hundred color photographs, floor plans, detailed resource lists, and descriptions.
  • Ariel: The Restored Edition

    By Sylvia Plath

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060732608
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2005
    This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, poet Sylvia Plath's original manuscript - including handwritten notes - and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem 'Ariel.' Illus., 85 facsimile pages. 256p.
  • Bad Feminist: Essays

    By Roxane Gay

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062282712
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: August 2014
    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.
  • Bastard Out of Carolina (20th Anniversary Edition)

    By Dorothy Allison

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452297753
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: February 2012
    Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen. A first novel. Reprint. National Book Award finalist.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    By Julie Maroh

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781551525143
    • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
    • Published: October 2013
    In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and the eternal light of desire.First published in French by Belgium's Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.
  • Brighton Rock

    By Graham Greene

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142437971
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2004
    Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Pinkie, the teenage gangster, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of the spirit or of the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed Kite and also for the death of Hale, he is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands. He is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel. Ida, whose allegiance is with life, the here and now, has her own ideas about the circumstances surrounding Hale's death. For the sheer joy of it she takes up the challenge of bringing the infernal Pinkie to an earthly kind of justice.
  • Country Girl: A Memoir

    By Edna O'Brien

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316122719
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: May 2014
    "Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public RadioWhen Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation.Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.
  • Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women & Notes on Media

    By Nora Ephron

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345804747
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2012
  • Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table

    By Jenny Rosenstrach

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062080905
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: June 2012
    Claiming that a committed family dinner every night helps strengthen the bonds of a family, provides recipes for easy-to-prepare family dinners, including roast vegetables with polenta, spicy shrimp with yogurt, and homemade pizza.
  • Eloise In Moscow

    By Kay Thompson

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780689832116
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: March 2000
    First published in 1959. Eloise visits Moscow during the very Cold War and warms up just about everyone. Color illus. (All ages).
  • Eloise In Paris

    By Kay Thompson

    Our Price: $10.00 - $19.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780689827044
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: May 1999
    First published in 1957. If you come to Paris with Eloise you'll always be glad you did. Color illustrations throughout. 72p. (Ages: 5-9).
  • Fanny At Chez Panisse

    By Alice Waters

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060928681
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: October 1997
    A cookbook that teaches children about food and opens up the joy of cooking to them includes stories and simple recipes told from the point of view of a little girl whose mother runs a busy restaurant. Reprint.
  • Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

    By Philip Roth

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679748267
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: September 1993
    In Roth's first novel, Radcliffe-bound Brenda Patimkin initiates Neil Klugman of Newark into a new and unsettling society of sex, leisure, and loss. This volume also includes five short stories: The Conversion of the Jews; Defender of the Faith; Epstein; You Can't Tell a Man by the Song He Sings; Eli the Fanatic. Winner of the National Book Award. 298p.

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