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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
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ISBN: 9780553902945
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy... Read more >
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Modern Love
Modern Love
Edited by Daniel Jones
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ISBN: 9780307382771
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Modern Love
50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion
Edited by Daniel Jones


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On Sale: January 23, 2007
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50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twenty-first Century.

A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages.

A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him.

An overweight... Read more >
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For the Time Being
For the Time Being
Written by Annie Dillard
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ISBN: 9780375703478
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For the Time Being

Written by Annie Dillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2000
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National Bestseller

"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy as it is sublime, For the Time Being is, in the truest sense, an eye- opener."--Daily News

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being... Read more >
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more >
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E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
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ISBN: 9780307379979
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

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The Sackett Companion
The Sackett Companion
Written by Louis L'Amour
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ISBN: 9780553371024
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The Sackett Companion

Written by Louis L'Amour


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 1992
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Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers, a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men... Read more >
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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


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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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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Written by Maureen Corrigan
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ISBN: 9780307431356
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Finding and Losing Myself in Books
Written by Maureen Corrigan


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which... Read more >
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Written by Jane Smiley
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ISBN: 9780307480989
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just... Read more >
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Somebody Told Me
Somebody Told Me
Written by Rick Bragg
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ISBN: 9780375725524
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Somebody Told Me
The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg
Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2001
Price: $15.00

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man... Read more >
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