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Katya's War

Written by Jonathan L. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-908844-19-4 (1-908844-19-1)

The battle lines have been drawn. The people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war even while their world sickens and the deep black ocean is stained red with their blood. As the young civilization weakens, its vitality fuelling the opposing militaries at the cost... Read more >
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Wittgenstein Jr

Written by Lars Iyer


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-376-2 (1-61219-376-5)

The unruly undergraduates at Cambridge have a nickname for their new lecturer: Wittgenstein Jr. He’s a melancholic, tormented genius who seems determined to make them grasp the very essence of philosophical thought.

But Peters—a working-class student surprised to find himself among the elite—soon discovers that there’s no place for logic in a... Read more >
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Gross Indecency
The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Written by Moises Kaufman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70232-7 (0-375-70232-6)

In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment... Read more >

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The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition
Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance
Written by Thomas A. Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Back Stage Books
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9802-6 (0-8230-9802-8)

The Most Widely Used Manual For Aspiring And Veteran Stage Managers - Now Revised and Expanded


The next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most... Read more >
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If It Is Your Life

Written by James Kelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-622-5 (1-59051-622-2)

Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives held in the balance, James Kelman reaches us all. Penetrating deeply into the hearts, minds, and desperation of characters who find themselves in everyday situations—in the hospital, at a bus stop, in a living room with the endless roar of the... Read more >
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The Age of Shakespeare

Written by Frank Kermode


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7433-1 (0-8129-7433-6)

In The Age of Shakespeare, Frank Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader... Read more >
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The Duchess of Malfi
Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama
Edited by Frank Kermode


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64243-5 (0-679-64243-9)

The lyrical, bloodthirsty tragedies and witty urban comedies in this original collection were first performed during the reign of King James I (1603—25). Though nearly four centuries old, they display surprisingly modern sensibilities regarding sex, violence, morality, and honor. Brilliantly introduced and annotated by Frank Kermode, britain’s most distinguished scholar of... Read more >
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Gilgi

Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Geoff Wilkes


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-277-2 (1-61219-277-7)

Irmgard Keun’s first novel Gilgi was an overnight sensation upon its initial publication in Germany, selling thousands of copies, inspiring numerous imitators, and making Keun a household name–a reputation that was only heightened when, a few years later, the nervy Keun sued the Gestapo for blocking her royalties.

The story of a... Read more >
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Autobiography of a Corpse

Written by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Translated by Joanne Turnbull
Introduction by Adam Thirlwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-670-2 (1-59017-670-7)

The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection of eleven mind-bending tales includes some of Krzhizhanovsky’s most dazzling conceits: a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of... Read more >
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Leading Women
Plays for Actresses 2
Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72666-8 (0-375-72666-7)

Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse collection of plays—full-lengths, one-acts, and monologues—with mainly female casts, which represent the answer to any actress's prayer.

The editors of the... Read more >

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Shorter, Faster, Funnier
Comic Plays and Monologues
Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47664-7 (0-307-47664-2)

This cornucopia of comedy showcases works by major playwrights and emerging young writers, with casts of all sizes and diverse and challenging roles for actors of every age and type. You’ll discover such colorful characters as a businessman free-falling from a plane, an embittered sword swallower, a punkish girl skateboarder, and... Read more >
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Diary of the Fall

Written by Michel Laub
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-59051-651-5 (1-59051-651-6)

A cruel schoolboy prank leaves the only Catholic boy in an elite Jewish school in Porto Alegre terribly injured. Years later, one of his classmates revisits that episode, trying to come to terms with the choices he made then and his present demons. 

Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations... Read more >
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Inherit the Wind

Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee


Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-46627-3 (0-345-46627-6)

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the... Read more >
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Kinder Than Solitude
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6814-2 (1-4000-6814-2)

A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than... Read more >
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Little Wolves

Written by Thomas Maltman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-343-0 (1-61695-343-8)

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife (and washed-out scholar of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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School for Love

Written by Olivia Manning
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-303-9 (1-59017-303-1)

Jerusalem in 1945 is a city in flux: refugees from the war in Europe fill its streets and cafés, the British colonial mandate is coming to an end, and tensions are on the rise between the Arab and Jewish populations. Felix Latimer, a recently orphaned teenager, arrives in Jerusalem from Baghdad... Read more >
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The End of the Jews
A Novel
Written by Adam Mansbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52042-3 (0-385-52042-5)

Now in paperback
Each member of the mercurial clan in Adam Mansbach’s novel faces the impossible choice between the people they love and the art that sustains them. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the asphalt of the depression-era Bronx, goes on to become one of the swaggering Jewish geniuses who remakes American culture... Read more >
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Theatre

Written by W. Somerset Maugham


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72463-3 (0-375-72463-X)

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England–so good, in fact, that perhaps she... Read more >
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The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Screenplay
Written by Cormac McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80359-7 (0-345-80359-0)

On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him.

Along the gritty terrain of the Texas–Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope... Read more >
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Auditioning
An Actor-Friendly Guide
Written by Joanna Merlin
Foreword by Harold Prince


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72537-1 (0-375-72537-7)

Joanna Merlin has spent her career on both sides of the auditioning process, both as an award-winning casting director who has worked with Harold Prince, Bernard Bertolucci, and James Ivory, and as an accomplished actor herself.

In this highly informative and accessible book, Merlin provides everything the actor needs to achieve self-confidence... Read more >
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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Translated by Anastasia Tolstoy and Thomas Karshan
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95066-6 (0-307-95066-2)

Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest major work, written when he was twenty-four, is a full-length play in verse of Shakespearean beauty and richness.

The story of an incognito king whose love for the wife of a banished revolutionary brings on the chaos the king has fought to prevent, this five-act play was never published in... Read more >
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Foreign Gods, Inc.

Written by Okey Ndibe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-458-1 (1-61695-458-2)

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after... Read more >
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Clara

Written by Kurt Palka


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7132-4 (0-7710-7132-9)

Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent, and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married in spite of her family’s objections is soon called away to the thick of the conflict... Read more >
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Playwrights at Work

Written by Paris Review
Edited by George Plimpton
Introduction by John Lahr


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 30, 2000
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64021-9 (0-679-64021-5)

This third volume in Modern Library’s Paris Review: Writers at Work series gives the student a chance to study the words and opinions of some of the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. The interviews collected here range in date from 1956 to 1997 and in personality from Tennessee... Read more >

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Night Film
A Novel
Written by Marisha Pessl


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7978-7 (0-8129-7978-8)

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