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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Albert Espinosa
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101873779
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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Como luchar para sobrevivir me enseñó a vivir
Written by Albert Espinosa


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $8.99

La increíble y verdadera historia que inspiró la serie de Steven Spielberg en FOX, Red Band Society


Mis héroes no usan capas rojas. Usan pulseras rojas.

 
Descubre la sensacional autobiografía que ha conmovido e inspirado a los lectores de todo el mundo.
 
Albert Espinosa nunca quiso escribir un libro acerca del cáncer, y no lo... Read more >
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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Albert Espinosa
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101873762
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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Como luchar para sobrevivir me enseñó a vivir
Written by Albert Espinosa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $14.00

La increíble y verdadera historia que inspiró la serie de Steven Spielberg en FOX, Red Band Society


Mis héroes no usan capas rojas. Usan pulseras rojas.

 
Descubre la sensacional autobiografía que ha conmovido e inspirado a los lectores de todo el mundo.
 
Albert Espinosa nunca quiso escribir un libro acerca... Read more >
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Written by Willa Cather, Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804172271
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Written by Willa Cather
Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $18.95

**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**

Willa Cather’s letters—withheld from publication for more than six decades—are finally available to the public in this fascinating selection. The hundreds collected here range from witty reports of life as a teenager in Red Cloud in the 1880s through her college years at the...

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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763651503
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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $22.99

Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s... Read more >
Levels of Life
Levels of Life
Written by Julian Barnes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806581
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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $14.95

An NPR Best Book of the Year

In this elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir, Julian Barnes has written about ballooning and photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and tearing them apart; and enduring after the incomprehensible loss of a loved one. Powerfully rendered, exquisitely...

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The Zhivago Affair
The Zhivago Affair
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307908001
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The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $26.95

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.
 
In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s...

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The Zhivago Affair
The Zhivago Affair
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
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ISBN: 9780307908018
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The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.
 
In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s...

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Mind of an Outlaw
Mind of an Outlaw
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by Phillip Sipiora, Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812986082
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Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by Phillip Sipiora
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer’s most important and representative... Read more >
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The Third Tower
The Third Tower
Written by Antal Szerb, Translated by Len Rix
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782270539
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The Third Tower
Journeys in Italy
Written by Antal Szerb
Translated by Len Rix


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit this land whose sites and scenes had once exercised a strange and terrifying power over his... Read more >
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Victor Serge
A Biography
Written by Susan Weissman


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $29.95

Revolutionary novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident—Victor Serge is one of the most compelling figures of Soviet history. Set against some of the momentous events of the twentieth century, Victor Serge reveals dauntless vigor of a man whose views often reflect the struggles of our own time.


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Gabriele D'Annunzio
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307276551
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Gabriele D'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $18.95

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Costa Biography Award
**Washington Post Best Books of 2013**
**Economist Best Books of 2013**

This fascinating life of Gabriele d’Annunzio—the charismatic poet, bon vivant, and virulent nationalist who prefigured Mussolini—traces the early twentieth century’s trajectory from Romantic idealism to Fascist thuggery.
 
D’Annunzio was Italy’s premier...

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The Impossible Exile
The Impossible Exile
Written by George Prochnik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516126
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: eBook, 340 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $21.99

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Noble Hustle
The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537056
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”
 
 
On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a...

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The Noble Hustle
The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”
 
 
On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a...

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The Noble Hustle
The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead, Read by Colson Whitehead
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ISBN: 9780804191111
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead
Read by Colson Whitehead


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $17.50

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”
 
 
On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a...

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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
Written by James Agee, Edited by James Harold Flye, Introduction by Robert Phelps
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ISBN: 9781612193618
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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Written by James Agee
Edited by James Harold Flye
Introduction by Robert Phelps


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $16.00

“I’ll croak before I write ads or sell bonds—or do anything except write.”

James Agee’s father died when he was just six years old, a loss immortalized in his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Death in the Family. Three years later, Agee’s mother moved the mourning family from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the campus... Read more >
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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

Written by James Agee
Edited by James Harold Flye
Introduction by Robert Phelps


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $16.00

“I’ll croak before I write ads or sell bonds—or do anything except write.”

James Agee’s father died when he was just six years old, a loss immortalized in his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Death in the Family. Three years later, Agee’s mother moved the mourning family from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the campus... Read more >
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The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
Written by Philip Hoare
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612193595
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The Sea Inside

Written by Philip Hoare


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $27.99

A yearlong adventure through the world’s oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The Whale

In colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain’s Southampton Water and moving in ever widening... Read more >
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The Sea Inside

Written by Philip Hoare


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $27.99

A yearlong adventure through the world’s oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The Whale

In colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain’s Southampton Water and moving in ever widening... Read more >
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Praeterita
Praeterita
Written by John Ruskin
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ISBN: 9780375712647
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Praeterita

Written by John Ruskin


Format: eBook, 632 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2014
Price: $7.99

 

As a memoir elevated to the level of fine art, John Ruskin’s Praeterita stands alongside The Education of Henry Adams and the confessions of Augustine, Rousseau, and Tolstoy. A luminous account of his childhood and youth, Praeterita is the last major work of the revolutionary nineteenth-century critic.

 

Written in the lucid intervals...

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The World Is My Home
The World Is My Home
Written by James A. Michener, Introduction by Steve Berry
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ISBN: 9780804151580
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The World Is My Home
A Memoir
Written by James A. Michener
Introduction by Steve Berry


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $11.99

Literary legend James A. Michener was “a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart” (The New York Times Book Review). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped... Read more >
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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook
James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook
Written by James A. Michener, Introduction by Steve Berry
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ISBN: 9780804151641
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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook
Explorations in Writing and Publishing
Written by James A. Michener
Introduction by Steve Berry


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $11.99

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his... Read more >
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
Written by Kevin Brockmeier
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908995
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Memoir of Seventh Grade
Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $11.99

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been—the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes—but someone else altogether.
 
Over the course of one school year—seventh grade—he sets out in...

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
Written by Kevin Brockmeier
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307908988
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Memoir of Seventh Grade
Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $24.00

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been—the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes—but someone else altogether.
 
Over the course of one school year—seventh grade—he sets out in...

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