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Sexual Metamorphosis
An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
Edited by Jonathan Ames


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3014-9 (1-4000-3014-5)

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing

At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Freedom
Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Written by Amnesty International USA


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58883-8 (0-307-58883-1)

Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to us all, starting memorably with Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal.”

Now, an array of internationally acclaimed... Read more >
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Best Short Stories of the Modern Age

Written by Douglas Angus


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: August 12, 1987
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-449-30058-9 (0-449-30058-7)

The short-story form continues to be a rich and fertile vein of literary expression. Collected in this remarkable volume are twenty renowned writers of the modern age who brilliantly mastered the distinctive power and beauty of the form—each bringing his or her own unique vision to the page. This powerful collection... Read more >

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Contemporary American Short Stories

Written by Sylvia Angus and Douglas Angus


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91227-0 (0-449-91227-2)

Edited by Douglas Angus and Sylvia Douglas, this volume contains twenty-three stories by some of the most important writers at work in the middle of the twentieth century. As Sylvia and Douglas Angus write in their introduction: "These stories present a fascinating psychological record of what may best be termed "The... Read more >

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Great Modern European Short Stories

Written by Sylvia Angus and Douglas Angus


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-449-91222-5 (0-449-91222-1)

Included in this brilliant collection are twenty-five stories of twentieth-century Europe by some of the greatest writers of the era. Unique in their range of insights, these pieces reflect the vast upheavals of their time, etching o fascinating and very thorough spiritual record of Europe's recent cultural evolution.

Includes stories by:

Anton Chekhov
Katherine... Read more >

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Early African-American Classics

Edited by Anthony Appiah


Format: Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1990
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21379-9 (0-553-21379-2)

An essential collection of some of the most influential and significant writings by African-American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this volume includes Frederick Douglass's Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845) and excerpts from W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls Of Black Folk (1903), Harriet A... Read more >
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Semper Fi in the Sky
The Marine Air Battles of World War II
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: November 29, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-877-1 (0-89141-877-6)

Here, one of America’s most popular military historians re-creates, using their own moving and powerful voices, the true stories of the U.S. Marine pilots who flew the Allies to victory in World War II. These riveting accounts recreate conflicts ranging from the Marines’ gallant defense of Wake Island, where Captain Henry... Read more >
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume 2
Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-60025-1 (0-679-60025-6)

Perhaps the best loved of all English novelists. She addresses the politics, dating and courtship with an incisive intelligence that both foreshadows and outsrips many of the romantic novels of today. Read more >
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-60026-8 (0-679-60026-4)

Perhaps the best loved of all English novelists. She addresses the politics, dating and courtship with an incisive intelligence that both foreshadows and outsrips many of the romantic novels of today. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Heart Of The Land
Essays on Last Great Places
Written by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75501-2 (0-679-75501-2)

From Thomas McGuane on Idaho's Snake River to Louise Erdrich on the tallgrass prairies of her native North Dakota to Carl Hiaasen combing the imperiled fishing grounds of the Florida Keys, some of the country's finest writers celebrate the geography that The Nature Conservancy has designated as "Last Great Places." Read more >

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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0997-6 (0-8052-0997-2)

This is a monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different countries and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present. Contributors include... Read more >

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Maeve's Times
In Her Own Words
Written by Maeve Binchy


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35345-8 (0-385-35345-6)

Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans.

Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next... Read more >

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction

Written by Dermot Bolger


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76546-2 (0-679-76546-8)

This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers. This collection of astonishing breadth reveals a literature of genuine global stature, as ancient as the Irish Sea.

Contributors and stories include:
John Banville... Read more >

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The Collected Stories of Heinrich Boll

Written by Heinrich Boll
Translated by Leila Vennewitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-002-0 (1-61219-002-2)

The definitive short story collection by the Nobel Laureate and master of the form

These diverse, psychologically rich, and morally profound stories explore the consequences of war on individuals and on an entire culture. The Collected Stories of Heinrich Böll provides readers with the only comprehensive collection by this master of the... Read more >
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Word of Mouth
Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered
Written by Catherine Bowman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71315-6 (0-375-71315-8)

Starting in 1995, NPR’s All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth, edited by Bowman, brings together... Read more >
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Feed Me!
Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image
Written by Harriet Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50088-5 (0-345-50088-1)

Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we’ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat.

These evocative essays, from some of the most talented and popular writers working today, tackle this universal subject with humor, longing, and... Read more >
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For the Love of Ireland

Edited by Susan Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43419-7 (0-345-43419-6)

For the Love of Ireland collects work of Ireland's greatest writers within a travelogue. Author Susan Cahill walks the streets of Dublin with Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle, contemplates the glens of Wicklow with John Millington Synge and Seamus Heaney, wanders the Cliffs of Moher with Wallace... Read more >
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The New Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Stories
From Crumb to Clowes
Written by Bob Callahan


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2004
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-183-9 (1-58834-183-6)

A panorama of some of the most creative and subversive art of our times, this one-of-a-kind anthology celebrates the artistry and insight of comic book art, graphic novels, and graphic journalism from the 1960s to the present. Classics such as R. Crumb’s I Remember the Sixties, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s... Read more >

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Letters of a Nation

Written by Andrew Carroll


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 5, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0331-8 (0-7679-0331-5)

Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman. The acclaimed bestselling collection of more than 200 fascinating letters spanning 350 years of American history and culture—many offering eyewitness accounts of political and social upheaval while reminding us of the horrors of war. Written by men and women from all walks of life-including George Washington... Read more >

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American Short Story Masterpieces

Edited by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: April 2, 1989
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-20423-7 (0-440-20423-2)

From works by Malmud, O'Connor, and Baldwin to a rich sampling of postwar-generation writers such as Beattie, Wolff, and Mason, this collection includes thirty-six stories from the past four decades. Read more >

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McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

Edited by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7874-5 (1-4000-7874-1)

Michael Chabon is back with a brand-new collection that reinvigorates the stay-up-all-night, edge-of-the seat, fingernail-biting, page-turning tradition of literary short stories, featuring Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Peter Straub, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Heidi Julavits, Roddy Doyle, and more! Read more >
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McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

Edited by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3339-3 (1-4000-3339-X)

A Vintage Contemporaries Original

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon and the editors of the award-winning iconoclastic magazine McSweeneys comes this wildly entertaining collection of never-before-published stories—gathered here for the first time.

McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales offers an originally modern take on an old tradition of storytelling. Here are America’s most popular... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary Chinese Fiction

Edited by Carolyn Choa and David Su Li-Qun


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70093-4 (0-375-70093-5)

David Su Li-Qun and Carolyn Choa introduce nineteen of China's most enthralling writers-to date largely unknown outside their native land. From Shanghai to Beijing, we meet people whose lives have been transformed by their country's turbulent recent history.

Cheng Nai-shan writes about the present-day life of the former Shanghai upper class and... Read more >

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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 >
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Fifty Great American Short Stories

Written by Milton Crane


Format: Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27294-9 (0-553-27294-2)

The genius of American writing as shown in a wide range of stories by acclaimed authors including O.Henry, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Sarah Orne Jewett, Theodore Dreiser, Herman Melville, John Collier, James Agee, John Cleever, Irwin Shaw, Carson McCullers and others.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
“The Adventure of the German Student” by Washington... Read more >
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