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Moon Handbook Cuba
The most comprehensive guidebook about Cuba currently available, this 775-page book is packed with practical information, plus a detailed profile on the nation's...
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SEVEN MOVEMENTS, ONE SONG: Memoir as Metaphor
Using the Chakra system as a framework, Seven Movements, One Song is a telling of seven stories which reflect the quality and energy of each of the energy centers...
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The Musicians and the Servants: A Novel of India
Based on the author's experience as a midwife for servant families in North India, this story revolves around an impoverished servant family, and an all-night...
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Time Captured in Paintings: The Monterey Legacy
Beginning with the arrival in 1786 of the French artist Gaspard Duche de Vancy, California's Monterey Peninsula became a favored destination of painters. With the...
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In the Sierra Madre
The Sierra Madre--no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. In the Sierra Madre is a groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir that...
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The United States of Appalachia
Few regions in the United States confound and fascinate Americans like Appalachia, and yet no other region has been so misrepresented by the mass media. With humor...
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Millions of women have had abortions, but we usually can’t find each other when we go through this experience. A taboo on abortion prevents us from discussing it on...
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Music USA: The Rough Guide
The 500-page Music USA: The Rough Guide surveys the regional popular music of the United States, with chapters on the evolution of styles throughout the twentieth...
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The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience
Sweatshops, fair trade, climate change, ethical investment, organic food...shopping can sometimes feel like a moral minefield. Which companies and products should...
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The moment Lilith Straight dies, the Devil appears to claim her soul and cash in on a longtime family curse. Now, Lilith has no choice but to work for him as a...
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Road to California
The earliest perception of California was of a wonderful land of mystery and plenty, a Terrestrial Paradise. California would become a magnet for generations of...
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Thomas O. Larkin
Thomas O. Larkin was among the first to test what would be called the "California Dream." Arriving in Mexican California in 1832, he expected to become a rich man--...
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Soft Adventure Travel
  Soft adventure. The sort of experience that goes beyond the typical tourist itinerary. There is no great physical challenge involved here. There is...
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American Monsters by Sezin Koehler, illustrated by Rose Deniz
"An important work of post-modern feminist horror, American Monsters is a poignant, angry volume about predation, the corruption of the rave scene, and...
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Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/...
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"A remarkable book: part travelogue, part rant, part memoir, part literary analysis and urban history, it is like nothing else I've ever read. In wondering why we...
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The Wedding Shroud
"All the drama and sensuality of an historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world...' Ursula Le Guin ...
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     The Big One follows the lives of nine very different but interrelated characters through the day before, the day of, and the day after the...
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A sexy paranormal romance
Book One in the Mermaid Catcher Series Award-winning author Kimberly Llewellyn introduces a sexy new series with a tale of a woman discovering her special aquatic...
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