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84, Charing Cross Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140143508
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1990

This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road.


Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812982671
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 21st, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal


All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occ


Assassination Vacation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743260046
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2006

New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.

Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, p


Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062218308
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Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeletons in the Zahara, Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast.


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.


The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393328646
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth.


Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091603
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The PBS Newshour/New York Times Book Club January 2020 selection


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   -  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST 

A New York Times Notable Book


The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life Cover Image
By John Brockman, Daniel Kahneman (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062897947
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 4th, 2019

Discover the universe's last unknowns—here are the unanswered questions that obsess "the world's finest minds" (The Guardian)

Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow


The Little Prince Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156012195
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Published: Mariner Books - June 29th, 2000

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style.


The Lotus Eaters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312674441
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 21st, 2010

- Winner of UK's James Tait Black Prize
- New York Times Notable Book of 2010
- American Library Association 2011 Notable Book
- Finalist LA Times Book Award
- A Kirkus Reviews Top Debut Fiction of 2010
- Bookmarks Magazine Best Literary Fiction of 2010


The Man Who Planted Trees Cover Image
By Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Wangari Maathai (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781933392813
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 17th, 2007

Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elz ard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France.


Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145314
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

An incredible publishing story--written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller--Matterhorn has been hailed as a "brilliant account of war" (New York Times Book Review).


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ISBN: 9780870715853
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Published: Oregon State University Press - October 1st, 2010

The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451693577
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY).

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of E


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.


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ISBN: 9781571310477
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 1st, 2005

In the tradition of Jack London, Seth Kantner presents an Alaska far removed from majestic cliches of exotic travelogues and picture postcards. Kantner's vivid and poetic prose lets readers experience Cutuk Hawcly's life on the Alaskan plains through the character's own words feeling the pliers pinch of cold and hunkering in an igloo in blinding blizzards.


Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will Cover Image
By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143126676
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2014

A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands


Rebecca Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick


A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780007161263
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback—and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored.


Shantaram: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312330538
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2005

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."


Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683691266
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Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Now in paperback with a brand-new cover, the wildly successful Signing Their Lives Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.


Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400097463
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Published: Broadway Books - May 3rd, 2005

In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.


Stoner Cover Image
By John Williams, John McGahern (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590171998
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 20th, 2006

Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe.

 


Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Cover Image
By Jonathan White, Peter Matthiessen (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595348517
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Published: Trinity University Press - June 15th, 2018

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.


Tinkers: 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Paul Harding, Marilynne Robinson (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658603
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - January 1st, 2019

Special edition of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel--featuring a new foreword by Marilynne Robinson and book club extras inside


Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679762874
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 1995

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Robyn Davidson's opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back."


Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316471916
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 27th, 2018

Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today.

"A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell." -- New York Times


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