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This Book, part of the "Just Imagine" Series, gives younger children an introduction into Legendary Creatures; dragons, giants, sea serpants, mermaids and...
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Oakland Rhapsody: The Secret Soul of an American Downtown
Oakland Rhapsody unites the talents of Richard Nagler, an award-winning photographer, and Ishmael Reed, a respected American novelist, essayist, and poet. Through...
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The Reed Reader
Essays, poems, two plays, and excerpts from novels sample the witty satire and politically charged storytelling and cultural criticism that has made Reed one of the...
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Natural Objects
One in a large series of "Cool Collections", aimed at children aged 4-8. These books provide ideas for children hoping to start Natural History...
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Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious commentary on our society. In it, Reed, one of our...
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Kim's new novel
from BooklistLove was not enough to keep Rita and Jimmy's marriage together, and now Rita is alone and homeless on the streets of San Francisco with no clue to the...
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From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002
Celebrated novelist, poet, and MacArthur fellow Ishmael Reed pushes the boundaries once again in the publication of From Totems to Hip-Hop—a truly all-inclusive...
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The Story of My Life
"I was late to school, and that's all I could think about. I started across the field. And then suddenly a fire flashed in my face and the earth seemed to move...
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Despite the rabble-rousing subtitle, remarkable novelist and critic Reed offers far more than the erudite, colloquial confrontationalism with which he is often...
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West of Kabul, East of New York
A passionate personal journey through two cultures in conflict.
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Marla’s day might begin with an email like this: Marla, I hope you don’t plan on charging me for the last two setups—Penny and Lydia. Let me make it crystal clear...
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Grandmother Miriam, thrilled that her granddaughter, Violet, seems to be psychic, wants nothing more than the chance to mentor her way her own Russian grandmother...
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  "The Mounting Storm"—the multi-layered saga of dark and sinister doings that thriller lovers have been waiting for. It’s the first volume in the delicious...
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Poems from the Edge of a New Reality
A collection of 52 poems written from personal transformational experiences in all areas of life over a ten year period.  Bold, personal and intriguing, the...
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Grind
A truck driver with the I.Q. of a child drives his empty rig up anddown the Interstate as an homage to his dead mother (“Deadheading”),two convicts seek redemption...
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge – set in war-ravaged...
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Trace Evidence is inspired by Long Island, New York’s first death penalty case in nearly a quarter century—the Robert Shulman serial killer trial—1998. On a daily...
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After her father’s death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann finds herself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandons her life in New York City...
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In 1956, when divorced working-mom Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a Boston suburb, the neighborhood is less than welcoming. Lewis...
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Buy a copy and see for yourself what everyone is talking about. Once you read just one of Ms. Roger's books, I can assure you that you'll be a fan... Diana Coyle...
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