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Jan.06.2014
One of the Middle East’s most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with an enchanting story of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old “unnecessary” woman. Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of...
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Dec.11.2012
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 yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The...
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Dec.05.2012
The definitive account of an extraordinary life. Sylvie Simmons, the award-winning author, crafts a portrait of Cohen as nuanced as the man himself, drawing on a wealth of research that includes Cohen’s personal archives and more than a hundred exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen—from...
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Jun.28.2012
At turns heartbreaking and diabolically funny, Journey to Virginland is a tour de force, delivered by a master storyteller. The protagonist, a loutish and uber-cerebral antihero known simply as Dog, takes on the challenge to navigate the perilous paradigm shifts of our age, determined to find...
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Feb.10.2012
A Heartbreakingly Honest Story of Triumph Over Addiction Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Alan Kaufman drank to fill the huge hole in his heart, wrecking himself and everyone in his path. In Drunken Angel, the poet and critically acclaimed writer recounts with unvarnished honesty the story of...
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Sep.16.2011
     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 greatest earthquake ever to hit San Francisco – an event expected in the very near future. It concludes with a huge, internationally...
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Jul.30.2011
This book describes the development of the scientific article from its modest beginnings to the global phenomenon that it has become today. In a series of chapters covering each of the last four centuries, the authors analyze a large corpus of whole articles and short passages from scientific...
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Apr.22.2011
“If good design tells the truth,” writes Robert Grudin in this path-breaking book on esthetics and authority, “poor design  tells a lie,  a lie usually related . . . to the  getting or  abusing of power.” From the ornate cathedrals of Renaissance Europe to the much-maligned...
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Feb.20.2011
Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books...
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Oct.17.2010
Loosely structured on the greatest identity crisis ever, The French Revolution is the hilarious, tragic, and deeply imaginative story of a San Francisco family forging its place in history. Esmerelda Van Twinkle, a failed pastry chef turned outsized copy shop manager, stumbles into motherhood after...