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Entrapment and Other Writings

Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and... 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 Age of Insight
The Age of Insight
Written by Eric Kandel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369307
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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $15.99

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
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Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
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ISBN: 9780307275035
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Stranger Than Fiction
True Stories
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $13.99

Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fiction.

 

At the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on...

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Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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ISBN: 9780307763600
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375704239
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $13.00

The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the...

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The Last Empire
The Last Empire
Written by Gore Vidal
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375726392
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The Last Empire
Essays 1992-2000
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $17.95

Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of... Read more >
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Written by David Grann
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ISBN: 9780307275905
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
Written by David Grann


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95

From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z comes this brilliant collection of true stories about people whose fixations propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances.
 
Whether David Grann is investigating a mysterious murder, tracking a chameleon-like con artist, or hunting an elusive giant squid, he has proven to... Read more >
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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $16.00

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.


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How to Live
How to Live
Written by Sarah Bakewell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590514252
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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do... Read more >
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