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Jan.04.2008
Katya from Moscow and Star from San Francisco: two eleven-year-old girls discover America together.
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Dec.27.2007
On Sept. 11, 2001, the world was shaken to its foundations unlike on any other foundation-shaking day in the history of the world. Fortunately, Neal Pollack was a few miles away, In Brooklyn, and it only took him couple of hours to start writing. Unlike any other writer since the terrorist attacks...
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Dec.10.2007
Wright reflects on his coming-of-age during the 1960s, describing his experiences on the home front of the Vietnam War and on the battlefields of the civil rights movement. “This is a rewarding memoir with telling details on public figures and dissidents alike,” writes Publishers Weekly.
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Dec.10.2007
In this fascinating work of historical fiction, award-winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriega’s demons are finally...
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Dec.10.2007
A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, The Looming Tower is a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America.
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Dec.10.2007
Rushdie here is at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive—an important and moving record of one writer’s intellectual and personal odyssey. These seventy-five essays demonstrate Rushdie’s range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of...
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Dec.10.2007
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical, and humane, this book renews Rushdie’s stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with...
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Dec.10.2007
Pradyumna S. Chauhan collects and annotates published and broadcast interviews with Salman Rushdie to deliver the author's comments about his art and harrowed life, the state of politics, and the creative process.
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Dec.10.2007
Acclaim, success, and controversy follow every one of Salman Rushdie’s writings. His novels and stories have won him awards and made him both famous in the literary world and a catalyst for protests worldwide. For nearly a decade after publication of The Satanic Verses, he faced a bounty on his...
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Dec.10.2007
In this brilliantly focused and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the land, and the poetry of Nicaragua, Salman Rushdie brings to the forefront the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution. Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986, harboring no preconceptions of what he...