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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35214-9 (0-307-35214-5)

Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own... Read more >

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Fist Stick Knife Gun
A Personal History of Violence
Written by Geoffrey Canada
Illustrated by Jamar Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4449-0 (0-8070-4449-0)

A 2011 Great Graphic Novel for Teens (YALSA)

Long before President Barack Obama praised his work as “an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children,” and First Lady Michelle Obama called him “one of my heroes,” Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Journal for Jordan
A Story of Love and Honor
Written by Dana Canedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39600-6 (0-307-39600-2)

Selected for Common Reading at Texas State University 2010

In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, forty-eight, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an... Read more >

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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26907-2 (0-307-26907-8)

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation—religion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Turning Point
Science, Society, and the Rising Culture
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34572-8 (0-553-34572-9)

The dynamics underlying the major problems of our time-cancer, crime, pollution, nuclear power, inflation, the energy shortage-are all the same. We have reached a time of dramatic and potentially dangerous change, a turning point for the planet as a whole. We need a new vision of reality, one that allows the... Read more >

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Flock
The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality
Written by Joan Frances Casey and Lynn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 26, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90732-0 (0-449-90732-5)

When Joan Frances Casey "awoke" on the ledge of a building ready to jump, she did not know how she had gotten there. It wasn't the first time she had blanked out.

After only a few sessions with Lynn Wilson, an experienced psychiatric social worker, Casey discovered she had MPD--Multiple Personality... Read more >

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Thank You and Ok!
An American Zen Failure in Japan
Written by David Chadwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-470-9 (1-59030-470-5)

David Chadwick began his Zen study under the legendary Japanese master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Much later, Suzuki Roshi’s successor said of Chadwick: “Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste.”

In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial education. In THANK YOU... Read more >

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Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Written by Vivek Chibber


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-976-8 (1-84467-976-4)

Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine
Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
Written by David Chura


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0123-3 (0-8070-0123-6)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

A veteran teacher gives an “inside” view of the lives of juveniles sentenced as adults

David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years—five days a week, seven hours a day. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Soul on Ice

Written by Eldridge Cleaver


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 12, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33379-5 (0-385-33379-X)

Originally published in 1968, Soul on Ice shocked, outraged, and ultimately challenged the way America saw the Civil Rights movement and the Black experience. Today this book remains a testament to Eldridge Cleaver's intelligence, insightfulness, and place in American history. Written while the former Black Panther Minister of Information was in... Read more >

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Made in Detroit

Written by Paul Clemens


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7596-6 (1-4000-7596-3)

A New York Times Notable Book

A powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced.

Raised in Detroit during the '70s, '80s, and '90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Train Go Sorry
Inside a Deaf World
Written by Leah Hager Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76165-5 (0-679-76165-9)

In American Sign Language, "train go sorry" means "missing the boat." Cohen uses the phrase as shorthand for the myriad missed connections between the deaf and the hearing. Yet in this stunning work of journalism and memoir she also forges new connections. As she ushers readers into New York's Lexington School... Read more >

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The Good, the Bad & the Difference
How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
Written by Randy Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0813-9 (0-7679-0813-9)

Now In Paperback.

The man behind The New York Times Magazine's immensely popular "The Ethicist" column casts a critical eye on today's manners and mores with a provocative, thematic collection of advice on miscellany ethical conundrums of life.

The columns are supplemented with reactions from readers both pro and con, as well... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Open City
A Novel
Written by Teju Cole


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8009-7 (0-8129-8009-3)

Winner, 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole’s Open City seethes with intelligence. It is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7855-1 (0-8129-7855-2)

“Outstanding . . . [Isobel Coleman] takes us into remote villages and urban bureaucracies to find the brave men and women working to create change in the Middle East.”—Los Angeles Times

In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6695-7 (1-4000-6695-6)

Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In Paradise Beneath Her Feet, Isobel Coleman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Lives of Moral Leadership
Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75835-5 (0-375-75835-6)

In this rich and illuminating book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Robert Coles creates a portrait of moral leadership--what it is, and how it is achieved--through stories of people who have led and inspired him: Robert Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Erik Erikson, a Boston bus driver, teachers in college, medical... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Teaching Stories
An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7169-9 (0-8129-7169-8)

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pecking Order
A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71381-1 (0-375-71381-6)

The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing — or so we like to think. But if that’s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Newjack
Guarding Sing Sing
Written by Ted Conover


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72662-0 (0-375-72662-4)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction

Ted Conover, the intrepid author of Coyotes, about the world of illegal Mexican immigrants, spent a year as a prison guard at Sing Sing. Newjack, his account of that experience, is a milestone in American journalism: a book that casts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rolling Nowhere
Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes
Written by Ted Conover


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72786-3 (0-375-72786-8)

In Ted Conover’s first book, now back in print, he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curious.

Hoboes fascinated Conover, but he had only encountered them in literature and folksongs. So, he... Read more >

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Whiteout
Lost in Aspen
Written by Ted Conover


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 19, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74178-7 (0-679-74178-X)

Irreverent, poignant, and revealing, this meditation on the sweet temptation of wealth and the vainglorious quest for paradise as they exist in Aspen, Colorado, features a “cast of characters (that) includes such barn-size satirical targets as exclusive health clubs, over-the-hill drug dealers and movie stars and rock stars of wattages bright... Read more >

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The Immortal Class
Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power
Written by Travis Hugh Culley


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76024-2 (0-375-76024-5)

Travis Hugh Culley went to Chicago to make his name in its thriving theater scene, yet found in his day job a sense of community and fulfillment—and a brotherhood of like-minded individualists—that he encountered nowhere else.

In The Immortal Class, Culley takes us inside the heart and soul of an American... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Science Sold Out
Does HIV Really Cause AIDS?
Written by Rebecca Culshaw
Foreword by Harvey Bialy


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-642-0 (1-55643-642-4)

The HIV/AIDS hypothesis remains highly controversial, despite the best efforts of medical and insurance establishments, the government, and the media to promote its acceptance. Rebecca Culshaw spent years researching HIV for her work constructing mathematical models of its interactions with the immune system. Rarely do researchers bite the hand that funds... Read more >
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