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The Missing Italian Girl
 

The Missing Italian Girl

On a sultry June night in 1897 Paris, a young Russian named Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov assists two young women as they transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working class neighborhood. They throw the body into the canal and the women flee to the Latin Quarter to hide with one of the Russian's anarchist comrades. Their subsequent disappearance however, and the violent acts to follow, will set teacher Clarie Martin and her husband, magistrate Bernard Martin (in his third outing, ...... read more

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  Surviving D-Day  

Surviving D-Day

One of the events that can truly be said to have changed history—the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy by Allied forces—is examined in detail, making use of archival footage, re-enactments, and interviews with veterans; the emphasis here is on the 12-hour battle at Omaha Beach. The battle was not won by force alone, and this documentary relates how the Allies made use of such unconventional strategies as floating tanks, exploding paratroopers, and secret codes hidden in paintings. Also ...... read more

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The Young T.E. Lawrence  

The Young T.E. Lawrence

Anthony Sattin.

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The heroism of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend, but the adventures of Lawrence ... ... read more

 
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir  

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

Amy Tan.

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(First Edition, with Tipped-in Autograph Page) (Nominated for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal) In this follow-up to her previous writing memoir The Opposite of Fate, Amy Tan explores the ... ... read more

 
365 Days of Shoes 2018 Wall Calendar: A Picture-a-Day Wall Calendar  

365 Days of Shoes 2018 Wall Calendar: A Picture-a-Day Wall Calendar

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Slip on a pair of to-die-for shoes (if only in your mind) for every day of the year in this oversized Picture-a-Day wall calendar. Every month spotlights a fabulous design—from Stuart Weitzman's blue ... ... read more

 
365 Meditations and Reflections for Women Who Do Too Much 2018 Page-a-Day Calendar  

365 Meditations and Reflections for Women Who Do Too Much 2018 Page-a-Day Calendar

Anne Wilson Schaef.

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Find balance, gain a fresh perspective, and embrace life fully, every day, with the words of wisdom in this Page-a-Day desk calendar, taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's Meditations for Women Who Do ... ... read more

 
1,000 Places to See Before You Die 2018 Page-a-Day Calendar  

1,000 Places to See Before You Die 2018 Page-a-Day Calendar

Patricia Schultz.

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More than 300 of the world's most beautiful or amazing places—culled from Patricia Schultz's wildly popular travel series 1,000 Places to See Before You Die—appear in the captioned color ... ... read more

 
 
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading  

The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading

Phyllis Rose.

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After a career of reading from syllabi and writing about canonical books, the author of The Year of Reading Proust decided to read like an explorer. Casting herself into the untracked ... ... read more

 
My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War  

My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

Anne Sinclair.

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In the 1920s and 30s, Paul Rosenberg was among the most influential art dealers in Paris, devoted to the modernist artists he represented, including Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and Léger. But with the ... ... read more

 
The Novel Cure: An A–Z of Literary Remedies  

The Novel Cure: An A–Z of Literary Remedies

Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin.

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If you believe that books like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby are more than just page-turners, you may well be right. While we generally read novels for entertainment, ... ... read more

 
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality  

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Danielle Allen.

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(Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Zócalo Book Prize and a finalist for the 2015 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award) In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the ... ... read more

 
Waterloo: The Aftermath  

Waterloo: The Aftermath

Paul O'Keeffe.

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In the early hours of June 19, 1815, more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lay dead or wounded on a battlefield just south of Brussels. In the hours, days, and months that followed, the battlegrounds ... ... read more

 
 
Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World  

Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World

Tristram Hunt.

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At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities that now stand as economic and cultural powerhouses of the 21st century. In this ... ... read more

 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile

Eric Carle, illus.

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Based on Eric Carle's beloved book for prereaders, this easy-to-assemble mobile features illustrations from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, including the caterpillar himself (of course) and a ... ... read more

 
How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking: Time-Tested Methods of Persuasion  

How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking: Time-Tested Methods of Persuasion

Dale Carnegie.

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Drawing on his years of experience as a business trainer, the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People suggests that people in any walk of life could benefit from overcoming one of ... ... read more

 
Sloth Paw Match Box: 12 Mini Emery Boards  

Sloth Paw Match Box: 12 Mini Emery Boards

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Even if you have no intention of hanging around in a tree all day, the little sloth on the box promises to help keep your nails in tip-top shape. These tiny, go-anywhere emery boards are imprinted ... ... read more

 
Dog Paw Match Box: 12 Mini Emery Boards  

Dog Paw Match Box: 12 Mini Emery Boards

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Ever at the ready, this faithful companion is ready to help keep your "paws" in tip-top shape. These tiny, go-anywhere emery boards are imprinted with a distinctive dog-paw pattern and come in a ... ... read more

 
 
Owl LED Pen  

Owl LED Pen

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Who's got your pen? This adorable owl can light up the night with his bright blue-white LED eyes whenever you press down on his head, while his hawk-like cry might just chase off any small creatures ... ... read more

 
Forest Dark  

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss.

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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) The author of the National Book Award finalist Great House, the Saroyan Prize winner The History of Love, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ... ... read more

 
The Revolution of Marina M.  

The Revolution of Marina M.

Janet Fitch.

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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) In St. Petersburg, on the last day of 1916, Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, not ... ... read more

 
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism  

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism

Caroline Moorehead.

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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) In this follow-up to A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets, Caroline Moorehead delivers another story of resistance in the portrait of an ... ... read more

 
Smart Kerchief Set (Set of 4)  

Smart Kerchief Set (Set of 4)

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Based on mixed motifs in peach and warm light gray, with complements of bright blue, black, or olive, these four kerchiefs from Odeme feature large circles and blocks of color, as well as small ... ... read more

 
 
La Vita Kerchief Set (Set of 4)  

La Vita Kerchief Set (Set of 4)

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Pale pinks and grays combine in this set of kerchiefs from Odeme, whether as the background for a pair of closed, mascaraed eyes or a multicolored string of exclamation points, or in a vintage photo ... ... read more

 
Real-Flying Helicopter Kit: Construct Your Own Super-High Flying Helicopter!  

Real-Flying Helicopter Kit: Construct Your Own Super-High Flying Helicopter!

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In a variation of the classic rubber band–powered airplane, this helicopter toy for youngsters 5 and up can propel itself up to 40 feet into the sky. Simply attach the colorful 11-inch body, rotor ... ... read more

 
Real-Flying Fighter Planes Kit: 6 Fighter Planes for You to Make and Fly!  

Real-Flying Fighter Planes Kit: 6 Fighter Planes for You to Make and Fly!

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All pilots to your planes! This playset for youngsters 5 and up is practically an air force in a box, with six flying model World War II fighters—the British Tempest, German Messerschmitt, Japanese ... ... read more

 
Hopscotch  

Hopscotch

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There was a time when any playground worth playing in would have a couple of painted hopscotch courts, but you can play this classic game anywhere, whether you call it Potsy (New York) or Escargot ... ... read more

 
Moustachios Sticky-Notes: Write Under Your Nose  

Moustachios Sticky-Notes: Write Under Your Nose

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What is it that makes one writer a Twain, another a Poe? What defined the thought of William Faulkner, or Friedrich Nietzsche, for that matter? Maybe it's all in the 'stache. Just see if your ... ... read more

 
 
Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Dusty Rose Red & Mint Green)  

Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Dusty Rose Red & Mint Green)

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As long as you have to brush, why not do it with a little style? Taking their color cues from the floral-printed paper in their gift box, these oh-so-chic toothbrushes have had their handles dipped ... ... read more

 
Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Royal Blue & Off-White)  

Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Royal Blue & Off-White)

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Presented on an art deco pattern of circles and triangles in a themed gift box, these oh-so-chic toothbrushes make a strong fashion statement. And as long as you have to brush, why not do it with a ... ... read more

 
Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (White & Black)  

Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (White & Black)

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Is it just us, or do these elegant toothbrushes—with their formal white- and black-dipped handles, set against a restrained abstract shell pattern in a gift box—seem to whisper wedding ... ... read more

 
Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Plum & Sand)  

Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Plum & Sand)

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A charming pattern of pyramids on the packaging sets an adventurous tone for this pair of toothbrushes, their handles dipped in contrasting colors of plum and sand—so even if you're on an expedition, ... ... read more

 
Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Deep Blue & Green)  

Quite the Pair Bamboo Toothbrushes: Set of 2 (Deep Blue & Green)

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Whether you are to the manor born or merely aspire to royalty, the restrained colors of deep blue and green on these refined toothbrushes hint at old money and classic tastes. And since king and ... ... read more

 
 
Nautical Flag Shower Curtain  

Nautical Flag Shower Curtain

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Jazz up your bathroom with this jaunty nautical shower curtain, decorated with red, white, blue, yellow, and black graphics based on international maritime signal flags. The woven polyester curtain ... ... read more

 
Beach Ball Clock: Wall Clock  

Beach Ball Clock: Wall Clock

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It's always a day at the beach with this lighthearted, colorful wall clock. The numberless face features a multicolor graphic of a classic rainbow beach ball, and the bright red rim is 8 inches in ... ... read more

 
Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe  

Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

Chris Laoutaris.

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(Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new ... ... read more

 
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles  

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

Bernard Cornwell.

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On the 18th of June, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and ... ... read more

 
An Educated Man: A Dual Biography of Moses and Jesus  

An Educated Man: A Dual Biography of Moses and Jesus

David Rosenberg.

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Reappraising the pre-eminent figures of Judeo-Christian civilization, the author of A Literary Bible and Abraham: The First Historical Biography overturns the conventional view of Moses ... ... read more

 
 
Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India After Independence  

Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India After Independence

Susan B. Bean.

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A revolutionary art movement asserted itself in India between the declaration of independence at midnight on August 15, 1947, and the economic boom of the 1990s. This study of these three generations ... ... read more

 
Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion  

Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion

Akiko Fukai, Barbara Vinken, Susannah Frankel & Hirofumi Kurino. Catherine Ince & Rie Nii, eds.

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Japan has long cultivated its own artistic tastes, but in recent decades the nation's fashion designers have developed distinctive aesthetics that are influencing clothing styles around the world. ... ... read more

 
Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism  

Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism

Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquín, ed.

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With an emphasis on writers of color from the Western hemisphere, this anthology features 26 essays that show the full spectrum of Buddhist beliefs. Grappling with the pain caused by discrimination ... ... read more

 
The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death  

The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death

Michael Blastland & David Spiegelhalter.

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Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage really going to kill you? We've often heard statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean ... ... read more

 
The Fool's Tale  

The Fool's Tale

Nicole Galland.

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In her debut novel, screenwriter and columnist Nicole Galland takes us back to 12th-century Wales, a time of treachery, passion, and uncertainty. King Maelgwyn, known as Noble, struggles to protect ... ... read more

 
 
The Son of Enlightenment: The Mozart Series  

The Son of Enlightenment: The Mozart Series

Christian Jacq. Sue Dyson, trans.

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First a symphony and then a song—Mozart can never stop composing; it's as if his life depends on it. But in this second book in the Mozart series (following The Great Magician), his showy ... ... read more

 
A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps  

A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps

Chris West.

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In this delightful follow-up to A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps ("a lovely book ... and not just for philatelists," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer), English stamp ... ... read more

 
Sex vs. Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein  

Sex vs. Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

John Launer.

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Who was Sabina Spielrein? Probably best known for her notorious affair with Carl Jung, which was dramatized in the Keira Knightley film A Dangerous Method, Spielrein was a remarkable ... ... read more

 
Reptiles & Amphibians: Falcon Pocket Guide  

Reptiles & Amphibians: Falcon Pocket Guide

Todd Telander.

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Illustrated with Todd Telander's color naturalist drawings throughout, this pocketable field guide profiles 100 of the most common and sought-after reptile and amphibian species in North America. ... ... read more

 
Christopher Marley Exquisite Creatures Medium Blank Notepad  

Christopher Marley Exquisite Creatures Medium Blank Notepad

Christopher Marley, illus.

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Once fearful of bugs and beetles, American artist Christopher Marley has since become fascinated, rendering these colorful creatures in vivid, true-color photographic collages like Walking ... ... read more

 
 
Exquisite Creatures Mousepad  

Exquisite Creatures Mousepad

Christopher Marley, illus.

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As a young artist living in tropical regions around the world, Christopher Marley overcame his initial revulsion toward the enormous insects he encountered, instead becoming fascinated with the ... ... read more

 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tobacco Flowers Blank Journal: Magnetic Closure Journal with 160 Pages, Penholder, and Pocket  

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tobacco Flowers Blank Journal: Magnetic Closure Journal with 160 Pages, Penholder, and Pocket

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.

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Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) provides the vivid pattern of baskets and blossoms on this journal with blank pages, adapted from his textile design Blue and ... ... read more

 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks  

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.

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The blue, green, and berry-colored patterns on these cards are adapted from Furniture Fabric—Blue, Black, Purple, and White—by Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). ... ... read more

 
William Morris Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks  

William Morris Playing Cards: 2 Bridge Decks

William Morris, illus.

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A principal founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris (1834–96) provides the elegant floral image on these cards, adapted from his design Kennet. Handsomely packaged in a glossy ... ... read more

 
Louis Sullivan Playing Cards: 2 Decks  

Louis Sullivan Playing Cards: 2 Decks

Louis Sullivan, illus.

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An intricate abstract design by architect Louis Sullivan (1856–1924), which he used to decorate the trading room ceiling in the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, is adapted to the backs of these ... ... read more

 
 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks  

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, illus.

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Boldly twisting abstracts of deep pinks and greens decorate the backs of these cards, adapted from Furniture Fabric—Blue, Black, Purple, and White by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928), ... ... read more

 
Walter Crane Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks  

Walter Crane Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

Walter Crane, illus.

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These cards feature lush floral patterns of leaf green and peacock blue, adapted from Lily and Rose, a wallpaper design by Walter Crane (1845–1915), who is best known today as one of the most ... ... read more

 
Christopher Dresser Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks  

Christopher Dresser Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

Christopher Dresser, illus.

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A strong geometric pattern of gray-blues, greens, and oranges decorates the backs of these cards, adapted from an 1876 decorative grate design by Christopher Dresser (1834–1904), whose career focused ... ... read more

 
C.F.A. Voysey Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks  

C.F.A. Voysey Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

C.F.A. Voysey, illus.

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Colored in rich blues and purples, these cards are decorated with patterns of birds and blossoms taken from a design by C.F.A. Voysey (1857–1941), one of the most innovative architect-designers ... ... read more

 
William Morris Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks  

William Morris Playing Cards: 2 Poker-Size Decks

William Morris, illus.

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Bright blue, purple, and green floral patterns decorate these cards, adapted from Autumn Flowers by William Morris (1834–96), an iconic designer of textiles and wallpaper and the principal ... ... read more

 
 
Animal Journals: Dogs  

Animal Journals: Dogs

Ben Giles, Leah Reena Goren, Geoffrey Martin & Alice Pattullo, illus.

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Four illustrators, all of them animal lovers, provide the beguiling cover images for these dog-themed lined journals, including Geoffrey Martin's realistic portrait of Walter, a handsome Bernese ... ... read more

 
Casino Journal  

Casino Journal

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Record your black jack winnings, jot down your poker opponents' telltale quirks, or document your gambles in the high stakes game of life with this casino-themed journal. The pocketable notebook ... ... read more

 
Wouldn't It Be Deadly: An Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery  

Wouldn't It Be Deadly: An Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery

D.E. Ireland.

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Following her successful appearance at an embassy ball—where she helped Professor Henry Higgins win his bet that he could teach a Cockney flower girl to pass for a duchess—Eliza Doolittle becomes an ... ... read more

 
Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book  

Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book

Richard Ford.

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(One of the New York Times Book Review's Notable Books of 2014) Returning to the world of Frank Bascombe—that singular chronicler of American life at the center of The ... ... read more

 
The Harder They Come  

The Harder They Come

T.C. Boyle.

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On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, 70-year-old ex-Marine Sten Stensen kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists, in this novel by the author of The Road ... ... read more

 
 
Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens  

Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Marianne Williamson.

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There is a point in everyone's spiritual journey where the search for self-awareness can turn into self-preoccupation, notes spiritual advisor and social activist Marianne Williamson. All of us are ... ... read more

 
Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince  

Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince

Lisa Hilton.

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Queen Elizabeth I had no compunctions about playing on courtly conventions of gender when it suited her political purpose, and here Lisa Hilton offers ample evidence why Elizabeth's famous excuses ... ... read more

 
The Best American Essays 2015  

The Best American Essays 2015

Ariel Levy, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.

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"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... ... read more

 
Do Fish Feel Pain?  

Do Fish Feel Pain?

Victoria Braithwaite.

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Each year millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats. But while there has been increasing interest in recent years in the welfare of ... ... read more

 
Beauty Freely Given: A Universal Truth: Artefacts from the Collection of Robin Hanbury-Tenison  

Beauty Freely Given: A Universal Truth: Artefacts from the Collection of Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Christopher John Bowden.

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As explorer and tribal rights activist Robin Hanbury-Tenison made his numerous expeditions into South America, Asia, Africa, and Polynesia in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, he was often presented with ... ... read more

 
 
Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives  

Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives

Frank Key.

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Having considered writing an update of John Aubrey's Brief Lives, Frank Key concluded that some books are unimproveable, and instead opted to collect a single, unadorned fact about each of his ... ... read more

 
The Curse of the House of Foskett: The Gower Street Detective, Book 2  

The Curse of the House of Foskett: The Gower Street Detective, Book 2

M.R.C. Kasasian.

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Sidney Grice once had a reputation as Victorian London's most perspicacious personal detective—though after his last case, in which an innocent man was led to the gallows, business has been rather ... ... read more

 
The Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian's Masterpeice  

The Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian's Masterpeice

Charles FitzRoy.

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Depicting Zeus in the form of a bull, carrying a young woman off to the island of Crete, Titian's 1560–62 painting The Rape of Europa is one of the artist's most sensual and accomplished ... ... read more

 
House of Thieves  

House of Thieves

Charles Belfoure.

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In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city, but when John Cross's son racks up a ... ... read more

 
Dream Babies: Childcare Advice from John Locke to Gina Ford  

Dream Babies: Childcare Advice from John Locke to Gina Ford

Christina Hardyment.

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From John Locke to Dr. Spock, there have always been well-intentioned experts ready to dispense words of wisdom to the parents of infants, but much of the information is contradictory. In this ... ... read more

 
 
The Triumph of the Sea Gods: The War Against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales  

The Triumph of the Sea Gods: The War Against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales

Steven Sora.

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In the approximately 2800 years since Homer composed The Iliad, the seminal epic has been repeatedly scrutinized for its historical basis; here, Steven Sora argues compellingly that Homer's ... ... read more

 
The Colouring Book for Grown-Ups  

The Colouring Book for Grown-Ups

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You never know what you might discover when you turn the page in this book of 175 drawings: it could be a pair of dancers from a Renoir painting or fancy wallpaper patterns from the turn of the 20th ... ... read more

 
The Mapmaker's War: Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book One  

The Mapmaker's War: Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book One

Ronlyn Domingue.

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In an ancient, faraway land, young Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain, in this follow-up to Ronlyn Domingue's The Mercy ... ... read more

 
1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History  

1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History

Jay Winik.

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It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well, argues the author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval in this chilling account of a ... ... read more

 
The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918–1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry  

The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918–1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry

Derek E. Ostergard & Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds.

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Since the mid-1920s Swedish glass has been synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship; indeed, it was one of the applied arts that helped build the reputation of Swedish sensibility and ... ... read more

 
 
Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism  

Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism

Henri Atlan. Stefanos Geroulanos & Todd Meyers, eds.

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Best known for his pioneering work in theories of self-organization and complexity, Henri Atlan has been a major voice in contemporary European philosophical and bioethical debates for more than 30 ... ... read more

 
A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance  

A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Albert Russell Ascoli.

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Focusing on major writers and concerns in 14th- and 16th-century Italy, from Petrarch and Boccaccio to Machiavelli, Ariosto, and Tasso, the author of Dante and the Making of a Modern Author ... ... read more

 
An Irishman in China: Robert Hart, Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs  

An Irishman in China: Robert Hart, Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs

Zhao Changtian. Tang Shuhui & Yang Yunqin, trans.

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It was a long journey for Robert Hart—in many ways—from his childhood in Northern Ireland to becoming the most influential foreigner in 19th-century China. As the Qing government's Inspector General ... ... read more

 
The Young T.E. Lawrence  

The Young T.E. Lawrence

Anthony Sattin.

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The heroism of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend, but the adventures of Lawrence ... ... read more

 
Love Poems  

Love Poems

Bertolt Brecht. David Constantine & Tom Kuhn, trans. Barbara Brecht-Schall, foreword.

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Best known to the English-speaking world for the play The Caucasian Chalk Circle and the libretto to The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) has long been considered by German ... ... read more

 
 
Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914  

Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914

Peter Hart.

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The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend before the conflict had even ended. And yet, as Peter Hart explains in this gripping and revisionary chronicle, Britain's part in the ... ... read more

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles: Pulp! The Classics  

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Pulp! The Classics

Arthur Conan Doyle. David Mann, illus.

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A blood-curdling tale of "murder, mystery, and walkies," Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated Sherlock Holmes novel from 1901 follows the great detective as he investigates the local legend of a ... ... read more

 
Dubliners: Pulp! The Classics  

Dubliners: Pulp! The Classics

James Joyce. David Mann, illus.

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Originally published in 1914, this was James Joyce's first major work, written in self-imposed exile in Trieste. A collection of 15 short stories dealing with fleeting episodes in the everyday lives ... ... read more

 
Some Luck  

Some Luck

Jane Smiley.

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(Nominated for the 2014 National Book Award) Earning starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews, this novel from the ... ... read more

 
Leaving Before the Rains Come  

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Alexandra Fuller.

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Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, memoirist Alexandra Fuller—who also gave us Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness—turns to her ... ... read more

 
 
Hitler's First Victims: And One Man's Race for Justice  

Hitler's First Victims: And One Man's Race for Justice

Timothy W. Ryback.

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A co-founder of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in the Netherlands, Timothy Ryback follows up Hitler's Private Library and The Last Survivor with this ... ... read more

 
Muhammad: All That Matters  

Muhammad: All That Matters

Ziauddin Sardar.

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Who was the real Muhammad? In this concise introduction, Ziauddin Sardar looks beyond Muhammad the prophet to find Muhammad the man, returning to the original sources and incorporating new research ... ... read more

 
Last Suppers: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years  

Last Suppers: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years

Caroline West & Mark Latter.

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From international celebrities to prisoners on death row, everyone eats a last supper before shuffling off this mortal coil. If you've ever wondered what the passengers of the Titanic dined on ... ... read more

 
The Simples Love a Picnic  

The Simples Love a Picnic

J.C. Phillipps.

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The Simple family—Mom, Dad, Lulu, Ben, and pets Rocco (a dog) and Dizzy (a cat)—are a fun-loving bunch who decide to have a picnic, in this book for readers 4 to 8. "What's a picnic?" asks young Ben. ... ... read more

 
The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics: Feng Shui Detective #3  

The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics: Feng Shui Detective #3

Nury Vittachi.

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Feng Shui master C.F. Wong is not exactly fond of change. The 21st century, with its rush-rush, its chattering technology, its fusion-food (he shudders), is all about change. Master Wong likes ... ... read more

 
 
The Peking Man is Missing  

The Peking Man is Missing

Claire Taschdjian.

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In the 1920s, on a hill near Beijing, scientists discovered a cache of human bones—some of them half-a-million years old. Collectively dubbed "Peking Man," the bones were one of the greatest finds in ... ... read more

 
The Rival Queens: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery  

The Rival Queens: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery

Fidelis Morgan.

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The 17th century is limping slowly to a close, but in her second outing (following Unnatural Fire), Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maid, the faithful Alpiew, are dashing about, plying ... ... read more

 
What About Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World  

What About Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World

Thomas F. Glick.

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Over the past 160 years, Charles Darwin and his revolutionary ideas have inspired commentary all over the world. In this unique and wide-ranging collection, Darwin scholar Thomas Glick gathers ... ... read more

 
Vintage Coloring Book: Gorgeous Retro Patterns to Personalize and Keep  

Vintage Coloring Book: Gorgeous Retro Patterns to Personalize and Keep

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Paisleys, chintzes, mosaics, and any number of wallpaper patterns—including tendrils, blossoms, filigrees, crests, and cupids—fill this opulent coloring book, inspired by Victorian and other vintage ... ... read more

 
Floral Coloring Book: Beautiful Pictures from the Garden of Nature  

Floral Coloring Book: Beautiful Pictures from the Garden of Nature

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From fantastic gardens to intricate floral patterns, tendrilled abstractions to mandala-like kaleidoscope images, this coloring book celebrates the delights of flowers, vines, and leaves. ... ... read more

 
 
Henry V: Pocket Giants  

Henry V: Pocket Giants

A.J. Pollard.

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Henry V is the premier military hero in English history—better known than Marlborough, Wellington, or his own grandfather Edward III, argues A.J. Pollard. Henry enjoyed more success against the ... ... read more

 
Western Scarves  

Western Scarves

Diane Zamost. Wendy McEahern, photos.

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Once the ubiquitous swatch of the ranch hand or rodeo rider, the brightly painted Western scarf seemed destined to go the way of the plastic sheriff's badge and the cap-gun holster by the 1960s. But ... ... read more

 
Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds  

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds

David McFarland.

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When we interact with animals, we intuitively read thoughts and feelings into their expressions and actions; it is easy—often irresistible—to suppose that they have minds like ours. And as technology ... ... read more

 
Is There a Universal Grammar of Religion?  

Is There a Universal Grammar of Religion?

Henry Rosemont Jr. & Huston Smith.

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In this insightful exploration of the essential basis of religion, scholars Huston Smith and Henry Rosemont engage in a probing conversation about the source of religious faith and practice. Smith, ... ... read more

 
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015  

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

Rebecca Skloot, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.

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This outstanding collection of 26 science articles from the past year, selected by the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, includes work by award-winning writers and by ... ... read more

 
 
Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science  

Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science

Keith Thomson.

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Although Thomas Jefferson's boundless curiosity has often been noted, here Keith Thomson goes further to suggest that science was a decisive influence on the third president's views on politics, ... ... read more

 
The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah  

The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah

Linda R. Wires. Barry Kent Mackay, illus.

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An iridescent black water bird superbly adapted to catching fish, the double-crested cormorant belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world as a ... ... read more

 
Slovene Modern Dictionary: English-Slovene/Slovene-English  

Slovene Modern Dictionary: English-Slovene/Slovene-English

Daša Komac.

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A Slavic tongue, Slovene is spoken by over two-and-a-half million people in Slovenia, as well as in parts of Italy and Hungary. Going beyond the usual travel dictionary, this uncommonly thorough book ... ... read more

 
Turkmen Dictionary & Phrasebook: Turkmen-English/English-Turkmen  

Turkmen Dictionary & Phrasebook: Turkmen-English/English-Turkmen

Nicholas Awde, William Dirks & Amandurdy Amandurdyev.

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The official language of Turkmenistan, Turkmen's seven million speakers also include some residents of Iran and Afghanistan. Compact and user-friendly, this book's dictionary contains 4,000 entries ... ... read more

 
Breton-English/English-Breton Dictionary and Phrasebook  

Breton-English/English-Breton Dictionary and Phrasebook

J.F. Conroy.

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In 1950, the peninsula of Brittany in northwest France was home to one million speakers of Breton, a Celtic language akin to Gaelic; after subsequently becoming an endangered species among languages, ... ... read more

 
 
Racing the Rain  

Racing the Rain

John L. Parker, Jr.

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The author of the wildly popular Once a Runner—"the best novel ever written about running," according to Runner's World—and its sequel Again to Carthage, John Parker returns here ... ... read more

 
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth  

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Richard Foster.

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"Superficiality is the curse of our age," declares Richard Foster in this 1978 bestseller, and this theologian's spiritual wake-up call feels even more pertinent today than when it was written. ... ... read more

 
The World of Dylan Thomas  

The World of Dylan Thomas

Peter Stevenson.

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Although writing predominantly in the English language, Dylan Thomas is often regarded as Wales's finest poet. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death, acquiring a ... ... read more

 
Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance  

Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance

Christopher Waldrep.

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During the summer of 1863, while the nation's attention was focused on the battle in Gettysburg, another momentous conflict was being fought along the banks of the Mississippi; in the longest single ... ... read more

 
On Rare Birds: A Lamentation on Natural History's Extinct and Endangered  

On Rare Birds: A Lamentation on Natural History's Extinct and Endangered

Anita Albus. Gerald Chapple, trans.

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A writer and artist based in Munich and Burgundy, Anita Albus is a recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Federal Republic of Germany and known for her detailed nature paintings as well as for her ... ... read more

 
 
Insider's Guide to Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theater  

Insider's Guide to Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theater

Eric Ethier & Rebecca Aloisi.

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This historical travel guide presents more than 20 tours of Civil War sites in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Here you will find facts, trivia, and lore about the sites and the ... ... read more

 
Bouldering Colorado: More than 1,000 Premier Boulders Throughout the State  

Bouldering Colorado: More than 1,000 Premier Boulders Throughout the State

Bob Horan.

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One of the world's premiere bouldering destinations, Colorado offers spectacular scenery and challenges for climbers of any skill level. Bob Horan has been climbing in the state for nearly four ... ... read more

 
H is for Hummus: A Modern Parent's ABC  

H is for Hummus: A Modern Parent's ABC

Joel Rickett & Spencer Wilson.

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An ABC not for toddlers but rather for their beleaguered mums and dads, this hilariously askew book looks at the realities of modern parenting by illustrating pertinent vocabulary words. A is for au ... ... read more

 
The Blood of Olympus: Heroes of Olympus, Book 5  

The Blood of Olympus: Heroes of Olympus, Book 5

Rick Riordan.

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From its beginnings as a bedtime story that Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Award–winning mystery writer Rick Riordan wrote for his oldest son, the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians has become a ... ... read more

 
Chiaroscuro: Renaissance Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and The Albertina, Vienna  

Chiaroscuro: Renaissance Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and The Albertina, Vienna

Achim Gnann, with David Ekserdjian & Michael Foster.

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During the 16th century a revolutionary woodcut process was developed in Northern Europe: tonal printing blocks were added to the black line block to create an interplay of light and dark, or ... ... read more

 
 
The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater after Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863–February 1864  

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater after Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863–February 1864

Bradley M. Gottfried.

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Superbly illustrated with 87 color battle maps, this Civil War history explores the critical though rarely considered months following the Battle of Gettysburg, during which both the Army of Northern ... ... read more

 
Kings of the Grail: Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain  

Kings of the Grail: Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain

Margarita Torres Sevilla & José Miguel Ortega del Río. Rosie Marteau, trans.

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Studying artifacts at Cairo's University of Al-Azhar in 2011, academic historians Margarita Torres Sevilla and José Miguel Ortega del Río discovered parchments that indicated the location of the ... ... read more

 
Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts: Inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts Novels  

Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts: Inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts Novels

Jennifer Chiaverini.

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Joining her previous collections that included Elm Creek Quilts and Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, the author of the hugely popular Elm Creek quilting-inspired mystery series here presents ... ... read more

 
Czecherboard Quilts: Stories from My Father's Family  

Czecherboard Quilts: Stories from My Father's Family

Rose Ann Cook.

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The desire to know more about her father's Czech immigrant family led Rose Ann Cook not just to places and dates, but also to family members she didn't know and photos she had never seen. The ... ... read more

 
The Dead of Summer  

The Dead of Summer

Mari Jungstedt. Tiina Nunnally, trans.

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A young father of two, vacationing in Gotland, is shot to death during his morning jog along a beautiful beach, leaving his family exposed and vulnerable, in this second novel in the series to be ... ... read more

 
 
Half Broke Horses  

Half Broke Horses

Jeannette Walls.

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"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's hardheaded, resourceful grandmother, who at age ten grabbed her younger siblings and ... ... read more

 
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition  

Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition

Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.

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The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire; Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... ... read more

 
First Frost: Cozy Folk Knitting  

First Frost: Cozy Folk Knitting

Lucinda Guy.

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Following up her Northern Knits collection, British knitwear designer Lucinda Guy here offers another exploration of northern European knitting, this time including Nordic, Baltic, and ... ... read more

 
The <I>Onion</I> and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor  

The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor

Sharon M. Kaye, ed.

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This book, part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series (in which scholars introduce authentic philosophical thought through famous voices in entertainment) is full of philosophical chutzpah ... ... read more

 
The Woman Reader  

The Woman Reader

Belinda Jack.

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In a lively story rarely told, the author of George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large here explores the evolution of women's reading and the seemingly endless controversies it has inspired. ... ... read more

 
 
The Calm Coloring Book  

The Calm Coloring Book

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A perfect size for a purse, backpack, or briefcase, at just over 5 × 7 inches, this compact coloring book is nonetheless stuffed with a wide-ranging selection of 120 illustrations: birds, flowers, ... ... read more

 
Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise  

Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

Steve Jones.

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While writing this book, geneticist Steve Jones had beside him the coral brooch that his sea captain grandfather brought back across the Indian Ocean as a gift for his wife. This simple object is a ... ... read more

 
Paranormality: Why We Believe the Impossible  

Paranormality: Why We Believe the Impossible

Richard Wiseman.

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Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology, with an international reputation for his research into such unusual areas as deception, luck, humor, and the paranormal, Richard ... ... read more

 
Shooting Range: Photography & the Great War  

Shooting Range: Photography & the Great War

Inge Henneman, ed., with Maureen Magerman, Lyne Viskens, Tamar Cachet & Rein Deslé.

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More than any war before it, photography and film played decisive roles in the media and governmental presentation of World War I. This highly visual history explores how a relatively new technology ... ... read more

 
The Beautiful Invisible  

The Beautiful Invisible

Giovanni Vignale.

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"A good scientific theory is like a symbolic tale, an allegory of reality," writes physicist Giovanni Vignale. "Its characters are abstractions that may not exist in reality; yet they give us a way ... ... read more

 
 
Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture  

Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture

Christian Bjone.

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It is not far wrong to characterize postmodernist architect Philip Johnson as the Andy Warhol of architecture, as this lucid monograph makes clear. In the world of modern art, the idea of ... ... read more

 
A Lebanese Perspective: Houses and Other Works by Simone Kosremelli: The Master Architect Series  

A Lebanese Perspective: Houses and Other Works by Simone Kosremelli: The Master Architect Series

Sylvia Shorto, text.

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Opening her own office in Beirut in 1981, Lebanese architect Simone Kosremelli has specialized in residences and larger buildings known for their character and sensitivity to both natural and ... ... read more

 
The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality  

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

Dave Goldberg.

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Speeding across space and time, physicist Dave Goldberg shows here that every part of our elegant universe, from the Higgs boson particle to the most massive group of galaxies, is shaped by hidden ... ... read more

 
Simple Stenciling Dramatic Quilts: 85 Full-Size Stencil Patterns, 6 Projects  

Simple Stenciling Dramatic Quilts: 85 Full-Size Stencil Patterns, 6 Projects

Pamela Stallebrass.

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Stenciling can let you create themed fabrics for your quilts that otherwise can't be found. From an inspiring illustrated history of fabric stenciling around the world, Pamela Stallebrass explains ... ... read more

 
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology  

Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Alexis Madrigal.

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Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... ... read more

 
 
Elite Fighting Forces: From the Ancient World to the SAS  

Elite Fighting Forces: From the Ancient World to the SAS

Jeremy Black, ed.

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Many of the most famous military organizations in history have been elite units, trained and equipped for particular tasks, whether as imperial guards, shock troops, or fighter pilots. Each of these ... ... read more

 
The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth  

The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth

John M. Lundquist.

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The idea of the temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world's religions, and this beautifully photographed book offers a wide-ranging study of ... ... read more

 
Triple-Play Scrap Quilting: Planned, Coordinated, and Make-Do Styles  

Triple-Play Scrap Quilting: Planned, Coordinated, and Make-Do Styles

Nancy Allen.

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Having grown up surrounded by quilts from both of her grandmothers, and inspired by the quilts of Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Nancy Allen has made more than 100 quilts of her own, and ... ... read more

 
The Naked Shoe: The Artistry of Mabel Julianelli  

The Naked Shoe: The Artistry of Mabel Julianelli

Jane Julianelli.

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In 1950 Mabel Julianelli and her husband Charles won the Coty Award for Mabel's naked evening sandal, a shoe barely more than a thin sole and a heel and a brilliantly constructed web of straps, ... ... read more

 
Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts: New Projects, Historical Vignettes, Classic Designs  

Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts: New Projects, Historical Vignettes, Classic Designs

Barbara Brackman & Karla Menaugh.

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Between 1925 and 1945, women from Emporia, Kansas, together created some of the era's most memorable appliqué quilts, earning both international renown and permanent places in museum collections for ... ... read more

 
 
The Essential Robert Indiana  

The Essential Robert Indiana

Martin Krause & John Wilmerding.

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Famously proclaiming himself to be "an American painter of signs," Robert Indiana has created an enormous body of work, much of it consisting of mildly subversive, brightly colored screenprints. ... ... read more

 
Mister Whistler  

Mister Whistler

Margaret Mahy. Gavin Bishop, illus.

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When Mr. Whistler wakes up one morning, his Great Aunt Lydia calls and invites him to visit. The dandyish fellow is so preoccupied with dancing that it takes him a long time to get dressed, but he ... ... read more

 
The City of Devi  

The City of Devi

Manil Suri.

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The author of The Age of Shiva and the PEN/Faulkner Award finalist The Death of Vishnu here gives us a dazzling epic about love and the fate of the world. Mumbai has emptied under the ... ... read more

 
The 1980s: Britain in Pictures  

The 1980s: Britain in Pictures

Paul Richardson, ed.

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The 1980s were boom years for Britain, with finance and technology seeing the country through some otherwise difficult years as traditional industries gave way to new ones, while also experiencing ... ... read more

 
The 1970s: Britain in Pictures  

The 1970s: Britain in Pictures

Paul Richardson, series ed. Huw Pryce, ed.

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The 1970s were, for Britain, a time of oil crises, terrorist bombings, and living by candlelight during power strikes. But they were also a time of Space Hoppers, Glam Rock and Punk Rock, and the ... ... read more

 
 
Nobody Asked the Pea  

Nobody Asked the Pea

John Warren Stewig. Cornelius Van Wright, illus.

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Many of us recall Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about the princess sleeping on a stack of mattresses, who is able to discern a solitary pea at the bottom. In this re-imagining for readers and ... ... read more

 
Canada  

Canada

Richard Ford.

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"First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." In this haunting novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award winner ... ... read more

 
Fred  

Fred

Posy Simmonds.

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The beloved family cat Fred has died, and as young siblings Sophie and Nick bury their pet, they remember him as a lazy, sleepy feline. Then a dapper kitty visits the children at bedtime and explains ... ... read more

 
Boys' Book of Border Battles: The True Tales Behind America's Greatest Battles of the 18th and 19th Centuries  

Boys' Book of Border Battles: The True Tales Behind America's Greatest Battles of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Edwin L. Sabin.

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A classic of war literature, Boys' Book of Border Battles puts readers at the scene of some of the most storied battles in American history, from George Washington's charges against the French ... ... read more

 
Send for a Superhero!  

Send for a Superhero!

Michael Rosen. Katharine McEwen, illus.

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As Dad reads Emily and Elmer a bedtime story about the Terrible Two—the monstrous Filth and the robot Vacuum—readers 4 to 8 get to see the adventure play out in comic book format. Who can stop the ... ... read more

 
 
Nineteen Twenty-One  

Nineteen Twenty-One

Adam Thorpe.

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In his fourth novel, British playwright and poet Adam Thorpe takes us back to the freakishly hot, dry summer of 1921—the summer of dust storms in London, parched and cracking earth in the ... ... read more

 
The Eve of St Venus: And The Venus of Ille  

The Eve of St Venus: And The Venus of Ille

Anthony Burgess & Prosper Mérimée. Andrew Brown, trans.

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Discouraged by a feminist friend, Diana is having second thoughts about her impending wedding. Worse yet, her fiancée Ambrose has abruptly become engaged to a statue of Venus, which is in possession ... ... read more

 
Magical Monty  

Magical Monty

Johanna Hurwitz. Anik McGrory, illus.

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In this fourth Monty chapter book from Johanna Hurwitz and Anik McGrory, for readers 5 to 7, the intrepid first-grader tries to master a new magic kit, and finds that some real-life situations are ... ... read more

 
The Household Tips of the Great Writers  

The Household Tips of the Great Writers

Mark Crick.

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Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... ... read more

 
A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction  

A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction

Suzette Field.

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Great literature is filled with feasts and parties—an endlessly useful device for the writer, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in or ... ... read more

 
 
Moody Monsters: Storybook, Finger Puppets & Play-Stage, 75 + Stickers  

Moody Monsters: Storybook, Finger Puppets & Play-Stage, 75 + Stickers

Jenne Simon.

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Moody Monsters reveal their feelings through their exaggerated facial expressions, and this book and activity set includes brightly colored stickers, finger puppets, and a play stage backdrop (about ... ... read more

 
PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly  

PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Will Eisner. Ann Eisner, preface. Eddie Campbell, ed.

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Best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God, Will Eisner also put in 20 years producing PS magazine for ... ... read more

 
The Mushroom Man  

The Mushroom Man

Ethel Pochocki. Barry Moser, illus.

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Originally published in 1993, this is a lovely and unexpected tale about an odd friendship, for readers 6 to 9. The mushroom man spends his days in the dark, sleeping while the sun is up and then ... ... read more

 
The Mechanical Hand: Artists' Projects at Paupers Press  

The Mechanical Hand: Artists' Projects at Paupers Press

Michael Taylor.

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A printmaker and the director of Paupers Press in London, Michael Taylor examines the collaborative relationship between the fine art studio and the contemporary artists with whom they work to create ... ... read more

 
Designed for Delight: Alternative Aspects of Twentieth-Century Decorative Arts  

Designed for Delight: Alternative Aspects of Twentieth-Century Decorative Arts

Martin Eidelberg, ed. Steven C. Dubin, Martin Filler, Lenore Newman, Witold Rybczynski & Jan, L. Spak, essays.

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From Dale Chihuly's dazzling creations in glass to Frank Gehry's paper furniture, and from René Lalique's exquisite gold pendant to Salvador Dalí's sofa designed to look like Mae West's lips, the ... ... read more

 
 
Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts  

Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts

Eric Kayser, with Yaïr Yosefi. Clay McLachlan, photos.

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A fourth-generation Parisian baker, Eric Kayser practically has bread-making in his genes, and has opened two dozen bakeries around the world. Here he reveals the secret of his creations and provides ... ... read more

 
Heirloom Quilts: One-of-a-Kind Designs for Quilters of All Levels (Quilt Essentials)  

Heirloom Quilts: One-of-a-Kind Designs for Quilters of All Levels (Quilt Essentials)

Martha Pullen.

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Elegant and timeless, the Pink Tulip and Blue Linen quilts featured in this book are intended for intermediate to advanced quilters. The founder of Sew Beautiful Magazine, Martha Pullen ... ... read more

 
New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville  

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Joy Peterson Heyrman, ed.

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During his tragically short artistic career Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) produced a small yet iconic collection of works that vividly depict antebellum America, including Politics in an ... ... read more

 
The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible  

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

Harold Bloom.

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The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary ... ... read more

 
Baldwin/Guggisberg: Beyond Glass (English/French Languages)  

Baldwin/Guggisberg: Beyond Glass (English/French Languages)

Sami Kanaan, preface. James Yood, Satish Kumar, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Tina Oldknow, Sabine Runde & Isabelle Naef Galuba.

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Glass designers Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin met in 1979 as apprentices at the Orrefors glass factory in Sweden. Since then they have forged an intense partnership, creating pieces with a ... ... read more

 
 
Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More than 120 Delicious Recipes  

Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More than 120 Delicious Recipes

Mark Bittman.

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Finally back in print, this classic guide to greens comes from the author of How to Cook Everything and Food Matters. Kale and collards, radicchio, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, mustard ... ... read more

 
The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made  

The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made

Philip Bobbitt.

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Written by Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli in the early 16th century, The Prince is considered one of the most influential books on politics and power in ... ... read more

 
Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science  

Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science

Christoph Irmscher.

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During an 1846 lecture tour in Boston, Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz decided to stay, eventually becoming the best-known American scientist of his era. Renowned for his pioneering studies of the ice ... ... read more

 
We Love You, Hugless Douglas  

We Love You, Hugless Douglas

David Melling.

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Poor Douglas—all he wants is a best friend. Flossie the sheep has one, and Cow has one, and even the rabbits have a special trampoline play group, the Best Friend Bouncers. Maybe big, huggable ... ... read more

 
Criminal Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales  

Criminal Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales

David T. Hawkings.

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The author of Pauper Ancestors and Railway Ancestors here offers practical, in-depth guidelines for researching criminal ancestors in the British family tree, many of whom were ... ... read more

 
 
Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English  

Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English

Richard A. Branyon, ed.

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"Suns when they sink can rise again, / But we, when our brief light has shone, / Must sleep through the long night ... // Nobody can do evil to us / By keeping count of our kisses." So wrote Catullus ... ... read more

 
Treasury of Indian Love: Poems & Proverbs from the Indian Sub-Continent: In the Language of India and English  

Treasury of Indian Love: Poems & Proverbs from the Indian Sub-Continent: In the Language of India and English

Christopher Shackle & Nicholas Awde, eds.

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From a classified list of kisses in the Kamasutra ("The passion-kindling kiss: When she looks at his face while he sleeps and kisses it to show her desire. / The distracted kiss: When she ... ... read more

 
Classic English Love Poems  

Classic English Love Poems

Emile Capouya, ed.

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Collecting 87 classic love poems from 48 poets, illustrated with black and white reproductions of art, this anthology spans the 14th century to the 20th in English literature. Here are timeless love ... ... read more

 
A Celebration of the Household: The Classic Guide to Running Your Home  

A Celebration of the Household: The Classic Guide to Running Your Home

L.G. Abell.

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Any parent knows that keeping a household in order is no easy task, nor has it ever been. More than a century ago, L.G. Abell compiled a manual with hundreds of household tips, skills, advice, and ... ... read more

 
The Treasures of Noël Coward: Star Quality  

The Treasures of Noël Coward: Star Quality

Barry Day.

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Playwright, director, actor, songwriter, singer: few artists have influenced popular culture more than Noël Coward. He chronicled high society with sparkling wit, played a crucial role in Britain's ... ... read more

 
 
The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures  

The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures

Lesley Alderman.

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Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... ... read more

 
The 1776 Quilt: Heartache, Heritage, and Happiness  

The 1776 Quilt: Heartache, Heritage, and Happiness

Pam Holland.

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In 1776, the Slavic people known as the Sorbs used materials from their uniforms to piece together a remarkable quilt while awaiting Prussian invasion. Pam Holland recounts the story of the original ... ... read more

 
A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in the Wicked Years  

A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in the Wicked Years

Gregory Maguire.

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In this third volume of Gregory Maguire's series following Wicked and Son of a Witch, we return to his wildly reimagined Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion. "Hardly more ... ... read more

 
The Names of Our Tears: An Amish-Country Mystery  

The Names of Our Tears: An Amish-Country Mystery

P.L. Gaus.

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In this eighth Amish-Country mystery, following Harmless as Doves, Ruth Zook returns home to the Amish and Mennonite community of Holmes County, Ohio, carrying a heavy suitcase and a heavier ... ... read more

 
The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors  

The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors

Alix G. Perrachon. Doris Leslie Blau, foreword.

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We may walk all over them, but the enduring appeal of fine floor coverings goes far beyond simply "tying the room together," and handmade rugs have long been objects of desire. In this unique and ... ... read more

 
 
The Floating Lady Murder: The Harry Houdini Mysteries  

The Floating Lady Murder: The Harry Houdini Mysteries

Daniel Stashower.

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In turn-of-the-century New York City, young Harry Houdini takes work with Harry Kellar, the "Dean of American Magicians," in this second Houdini mystery. One night the performance of Kellar's ... ... read more

 
The Dime Museum Murders: The Harry Houdini Mysteries  

The Dime Museum Murders: The Harry Houdini Mysteries

Daniel Stashower.

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New York City, 1897: Young escape artist Harry Houdini is struggling to get the recognition he craves working in the ruthless entertainment industry, in this first Houdini mystery. When toy tycoon ... ... read more

 
Twice as Nice: Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus Projects  

Twice as Nice: Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus Projects

Kari M. Carr.

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How do you use those trimmed off corner pieces of scrap when making a quilt? Stitch them before you snip them, advises Kari Carr. Using the Clearly Perfect Angles sewing template that she developed ... ... read more

 
Paintbox Knits: More Than 30 Designs for Kids  

Paintbox Knits: More Than 30 Designs for Kids

Mary H. Bonnette & Jo Lynne Murchland.

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The sporty, playful patterns in this treasury mix vibrant colors with clever motifs. Here are designs for every season, including turtlenecks, sundresses, pullovers, cardigans, tunics, skimmers, ... ... read more

 
Jean Bilquin: 1984–2008 (Dutch/English/French Languages)  

Jean Bilquin: 1984–2008 (Dutch/English/French Languages)

Jean Bilquin. Willy Van den Bussche, Peter De Graeve & Willem Elias, contributors.

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Born in Ghent in 1938, Flemish artist Jean Bilquin is known for his broadly humanist themes in his abstract figural art. From the late 1970s to the early 2000s he taught painting at the Ghent ... ... read more

 
 
Jim Lee: Arrested  

Jim Lee: Arrested

Jim Lee, photog. Peter York, text.

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This big black book is the visual biography of idiosyncratic London-based photographer and film director Jim Lee, who established himself while shooting such bands as the Kinks and the Who, and whose ... ... read more

 
Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan  

Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Greg Mortenson, with Mike Bryan.

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"[Greg] Mortenson's best-seller Three Cups of Tea introduced his commitment to peace through education and became a book-club phenomenon. He now continues the story of how the Central Asia ... ... read more

 
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Fired with Passion  

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Fired with Passion

Samuel J. Lurie & Beatrice L. Chang. Geoff Spear, photos.

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Although Japan has artistically become synonymous with woodblock prints, calligraphy, and cartoons, the nation's 15,000-year tradition of fine ceramics is little known in the West. After a brief ... ... read more

 
Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind  

Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

Jesse J. Prinz.

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In this era of genome projects and brain scans, it is all too easy to overestimate the role of biology in human psychology. But in this passionate corrective to the idea that DNA is destiny, Jesse ... ... read more

 
English Style and Decoration: A Sourcebook of Original Designs  

English Style and Decoration: A Sourcebook of Original Designs

Stafford Cliff.

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Much more than an album of antique furniture, fine objects, and décor, this abundantly illustrated book is a chronicle of English design from about 1700 to the art deco period, reproducing more than ... ... read more

 
 
The Princess of Mantua  

The Princess of Mantua

Marie Ferranti. Andrew Brown, trans.

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(Winner of the 2002 Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française) Who is the woman who looks out at us from Andrea Mantegna's masterful painting, The Gonzaga Family? In this ... ... read more

 
Love and Gymnastics  

Love and Gymnastics

Edmondo De Amicis. Italo Calvino, foreword. David Chapman, trans.

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Timid little Mr. Celzani is consumed by love for gymnast Maria Pedani, with whom he shares an apartment block, in this comic 1892 novel by Edmondo De Amicis. Even with the well-intentioned assistance ... ... read more

 
Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl  

Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl

Jenny Wren. Jenny Éclair, foreword.

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Essentially a female riposte to Jerome K. Jerome's Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, this 1891 book by the pseudonymous Jenny Wren presents her amusing thoughts on matters ranging from love and ... ... read more

 
Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf  

Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf

E.H. Wright.

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With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... ... read more

 
Bardell v. Pickwick: A Dickens of a Case  

Bardell v. Pickwick: A Dickens of a Case

Percy Fitzgerald. Baroness Hale, foreword.

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When Samuel Pickwick—protagonist of Charles Dickens's novel The Pickwick Papers—uttered soothing words to his landlady Mrs. Bardell in her time of need, he never dreamed that he would find ... ... read more