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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of... Read more >
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The New California Wine
The New California Wine
Written by Jon Bonne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781607743002
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The New California Wine
A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste
Written by Jon Bonne


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $35.00

A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years. 

The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting... Read more >
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The New California Wine
The New California Wine
Written by Jon Bonne
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ISBN: 9781607743019
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The New California Wine
A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste
Written by Jon Bonne


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $18.99

A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years.
     The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the... Read more >
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Out of Time
Out of Time
Written by Lynne Segal, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681398
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir... Read more >
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir... Read more >
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The Untamed Garden
The Untamed Garden
Written by Sonia Day
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ISBN: 9780771025068
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The Untamed Garden
A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants
Written by Sonia Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $17.95

 In this charming gift book, master gardener Sonia Day brings together delicious tidbits from myth, history, botany, and plant lore to reveal how plants have seduced our hearts, minds, and bodies throughout the ages. Organized in thematic chapters that loosely follow the arc of a love affair, the book journeys from...

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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681404
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

"Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future."

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
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The View From The Train
Cities And Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

"Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future."

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
With Charity For All
With Charity For All
Written by Ken Stern
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743817
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With Charity For All
Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give
Written by Ken Stern


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95

Each year, the average American household donates almost $2700 to charity.  Yet, most donors know little about the American charitable sector and the nonprofit organizations they support.  In With Charity For All, former NPR CEO Ken Stern exposes a field that few know: 1.1 million organizations, 10% of the national workforce, and... Read more >
Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: eBook, 542 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $99.95

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and... Read more >
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Ka
Ka
Written by Roberto Calasso
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151665
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Ka
Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $12.99

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. . . . No one will read it without reward."
--The Boston Globe

With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he... Read more >
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Lapps and Labyrinths
Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and Cultural Resilience
Written by Noel D. Broadbent
Contribution by Jan Stora


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $34.95

Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive... Read more >
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Maroon Societies
Maroon Societies
Written by Richard Price
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307820471
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Maroon Societies
Rebel Slave Communities in the America
Written by Richard Price


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $14.99

Maroon Societies is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness... Read more >
Open Borders to a Revolution
Culture, Politics, and Migration
Edited by Jaime Marroquin, Adela Pineda Franco and Magdalena Mieri


Format: eBook, 344 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $39.95

Open Borders to a Revolution is a collective enterprise studying the immediate and long-lasting effects of the Mexican Revolution in the United States in such spheres as diplomacy, politics, and intellectual thought. It marks both the bicentennial of Latin America’s independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, an... Read more >
Stories of Scottsboro
Stories of Scottsboro
Written by James Goodman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151689
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Stories of Scottsboro

Written by James Goodman


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $14.99

"A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought." -- Washington Post Book World

To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a... Read more >
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537292
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $21.99

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
Bill Bryson and his family... Read more >
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780385537285
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.

National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his... Read more >
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Dealers
Dealers
Written by Peter Madsen
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ISBN: 9781576876473
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Dealers

Written by Peter Madsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $14.95

"The criminal class is a more exact cross-section of humanity than any trade could be."
—Luc Sante, The Believer

Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as they can be... Read more >
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A Gift of Hope
A Gift of Hope
Written by Danielle Steel
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ISBN: 9780345532060
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A Gift of Hope
Helping the Homeless
Written by Danielle Steel


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $15.00

In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her... Read more >
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Life Upon These Shores
Life Upon These Shores
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307476852
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Life Upon These Shores
Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.

Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than seven hundred images—ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters—Life Upon These... Read more >
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Streets of Afghanistan
Streets of Afghanistan
Written by Shannon Galpin, Photographed by Libero Di Zinno
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781578264674
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Streets of Afghanistan
Bridging Cultures through Art
Written by Shannon Galpin
Photographed by Libero Di Zinno


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

"The beautiful photographs in this book vividly capture the daily lives of ordinary Afghans and serve as a powerful reminder of the power of art to inspire, to bring people together, and to allow for moments of transcendent grace amid struggle and suffering." −Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner

The fruit... Read more >
We Band of Angels
We Band of Angels
Written by Elizabeth Norman
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ISBN: 9780812984842
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We Band of Angels
The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan
Written by Elizabeth Norman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $16.00

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases... Read more >
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In Our Time
In Our Time
Written by Susan Brownmiller
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ISBN: 9780804151986
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In Our Time
Memoir of a Revolution
Written by Susan Brownmiller


Format: eBook, 388 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2013
Price: $11.99

There once was a time when the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls," when abortion was a back-alley procedure, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had... Read more >
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Chasing Chaos
Chasing Chaos
Written by Jessica Alexander
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ISBN: 9780770436919
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Chasing Chaos
My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
Written by Jessica Alexander


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.00

Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and...

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Chasing Chaos
Chasing Chaos
Written by Jessica Alexander
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Chasing Chaos
My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
Written by Jessica Alexander


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $10.99

Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and...

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