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Appraisements and asperities as to some contemporary writers

Product : Appraisements and asperities as to some contemporary writers
Category : Books>History
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Appraisements and asperities as to some contemporary writers
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Tags: Felix E. Schelling, Books, History, Appraisements and asperities as to some contemporary writers

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English men of letters. Addison

Product : English men of letters. Addison
Category : Books>History
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Description : English men of letters. Addison
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Tags: W. J. Courthope, Books, History, English men of letters. Addison

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Present issues; or, Facts observable in the consciousness of the age

Product : Present issues; or, Facts observable in the consciousness of the age
Category : Books>History
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Present issues; or, Facts observable in the consciousness of the age
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Tags: Robert Withers Memminger, Books, History, Present issues; or, Facts observable in the consciousness of the age

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Boy Or Beast

Product : Boy Or Beast
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes a hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He''s nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he''s suddenly morphed into a giant mutant sea creature sometime between first-period science class and third-period English. Now Charlie''s two best friends are treating him like a science project, there''s a petition to get him kicked out of school, the cool kids are recruiting him for their clique, and for some reason his parents are acting like everything is perfectly normal. What''s a slimy, scaly, seventh-grade creature to do?
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Tags: Bob Balaban, Books, Boy Or Beast

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Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come/preparate, Kindergarten!alla Voy!

Product : Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come/preparate, Kindergarten!alla Voy!
Category : Books>Family and Relationships>Relationships>Friendship
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Nancy Carlson''s reassuring picture book about getting ready for kindergarten is now available in a Spanish-English edition-and to a whole new audience of young children.  The simple, comforting text and big, bright illustrations will ease first-day-of-school jitters and help make the early days of kindergarten exciting and fun. 
**** PRICE (Canadian dollar - CAD): $ 24.00
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Tags: Nancy Carlson, Books, Family and Relationships, Relationships, Friendship, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come/preparate, Kindergarten!alla Voy!

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Max's Abc

Product : Max's Abc
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Everybody’s favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max’s ants have escaped from their farm, and now they’re searching for food. The ants start with Max’s sandwich, and soon they’re everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue.Max’s ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring a different letter on each page, large and colorful so they’re easy to spot. The very youngest readers will love practicing their letters with Max and Ruby.
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Tags: Rosemary Wells, Books, Max's Abc

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Young Cam Jansen And The Lions' Lunch Mystery

Product : Young Cam Jansen And The Lions' Lunch Mystery
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : A field trip to the zoo seems like fun for Cam Jansen and her classmates— until lunchtime. Everyone else’s sandwich is safely delivered, but Danny can’t find his anywhere! Did the lions eat it? Only Cam and her amazing memory can crack this easy-to-read mystery.
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Tags: David A. Adler, Books, Young Cam Jansen And The Lions' Lunch Mystery

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Ghana Must Go

Product : Ghana Must Go
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Introducing a powerful new novelist whose evocation of an unforgettable African family is testament to the transformative power of unconditional love Kwaku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside the home he shares in Ghana with his second wife. The news of Kwaku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go follows the Sais’ journey, moving with great elegance through time and place to share the truths hidden and lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. In the wake of Kwaku’s death, the family gathers in Ghana at the home of their mother, Fola. The eldest son and his new wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; their baby sister, now a young woman—all come together for the first time in years, each carrying secrets of his own. What is revealed in their reunion is the story of how they came apart. But the horrible fragility of the world they have built soon becomes clear, and Kwaku’s leaving begets a series of betrayals that none of them could have imagined. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered—until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge. Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from and our obligations to one another. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from West Africa to New England to London, Ghana Must Go teaches us that the stories we share with one another can build a new future.
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Tags: Taiye Selasi, Books, Fiction and Literature, Ghana Must Go

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Sophie Quire And The Last Storyguard: Part 2 In The Continuing Adventures Of Peter Nimble

Product : Sophie Quire And The Last Storyguard: Part 2 In The Continuing Adventures Of Peter Nimble
Category : Books>Science Fiction and Fantasy>Fantasy>Fairy Tales
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : You''ve met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest.     It''s been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father''s bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
**** PRICE (Canadian dollar - CAD): $ 22.99
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Tags: Jonathan Auxier, Books, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Sophie Quire And The Last Storyguard: Part 2 In The Continuing Adventures Of Peter Nimble

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A Pocket For Corduroy

Product : A Pocket For Corduroy
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Don Freeman''s classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.
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Tags: Don Freeman, Books, A Pocket For Corduroy

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Anatomies: The Human Body Its Parts And The Stories They Tell

Product : Anatomies: The Human Body Its Parts And The Stories They Tell
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year, Anatomies by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of bestseller Periodic Tales, is a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body. ''Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all'' Telegraph ***** ''Splendid, highly entertaining, chock-full of insights ... It inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies'' Sunday Times ''A relentlessly entertaining cultural history of the human body ... brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm ... the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life'' Guardian ''Elegant and informative ... For Aldersey-Williams, [the body] is a thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts'' Mail on Sunday **** In Anatomies, bestselling author Hugh Aldersey-Williams investigates that marvellous, mysterious form: the human body. Providing a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information drawn from across history, science, art and literature - from finger-prints to angel physiology, from Isaac Newton''s death-mask to the afterlife of Einstein''s brain - he explores our relationship with our bodies and investigates our changing attitudes to the extraordinary physical shell we inhabit. ''More than a science book - it''s also history, biography and autobiography - Anatomies is writing at its most refined, regardless of genre'' Sunday Times Praise for Periodic Tales: ''Science writing at its best ... fascinating and beautiful ... if only chemistry had been like this at school ... to meander through the periodic table with him ... is like going round a zoo with Gerald Durrell ... a rich compilation of delicious tales, but it offers greater rewards, too'' Matt Ridley ''Immensely engaging and continually makes one sit up in ­surprise'' Sunday Times ''Splendid ... enjoyable and polished'' Observer ''Full of good stories and he knows how to tell them well ... an agreeable jumble of anecdote, reflection and information'' Sunday Telegraph ''Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes ... sharp and often witty'' Financial Times Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. His previous book Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in many languages around the world. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.
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Tags: Hugh Aldersey-williams, Books, Anatomies: The Human Body Its Parts And The Stories They Tell

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Sufi Lyrics

Product : Sufi Lyrics
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : The poetry of Bullhe Shah, who drew upon Sufi mysticism, is considered one of the glories of premodern Panjabi literature. His lyrics, famous for their vivid style and outspoken denunciation of artificial religious divisions, have been held in affection by Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus, and continue to win audiences in the global Panjabi diaspora.
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The Metaphysics And Ethics Of Relativism

Product : The Metaphysics And Ethics Of Relativism
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : Relativism is a hotly contested doctrine among philosophers, some of whom regard it as neither true nor false but simply incoherent. As Carol Rovane demonstrates in this analytical tour-de-force, the way to defend relativism is not initially by establishing its truth but by clarifying its content. The Metaphysics and Ethics of Relativism elaborates a doctrine of relativism that has a consistent logical, metaphysical, and practical significance. Relativism is worth debating, Rovane contends, because it bears directly on the moral choices we make in our lives. Three intuitive conceptions of relativism have been influential in philosophical discourse. These include the idea that certain unavoidable disagreements are irresolvable, leading to the conclusion that both sides are right, and the idea that truth is always relative to context. But the most compelling, Rovane maintains, is the alternatives intuition. Alternatives are truths that cannot be embraced together because they are not universal. Something other than logical contradiction excludes them. When this is so, logical relations no longer hold among all truth-value-bearers. Some truths will be irreconcilable between individuals even though they are valid in themselves. The practical consequence is that some forms of interpersonal engagement are confined within definite boundaries, and one has no choice but to view what lies beyond those boundaries with what Rovane calls epistemic indifference. In a very real sense, some people inhabit different worlds--true in themselves, but closed off to belief from those who hold irreducibly incompatible truths.
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Tags: Carol Rovane, Books, Religion and Spirituality, The Metaphysics And Ethics Of Relativism

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The Cross-border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, And Their Homelands

Product : The Cross-border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, And Their Homelands
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : International migration presents the human face of globalization. Roger Waldinger addresses a paradox at its core: emigrants departing one society become immigrants in another, tying those two societies together. He explains how interconnections between place of origin and destination are built and maintained and why they eventually fall apart.
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Tags: Roger Waldinger, Books, Social and Cultural Studies, The Cross-border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, And Their Homelands

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The Shape Of Content

Product : The Shape Of Content
Category : Books>Art and Architecture
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Description : The Shape Of Content
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Tags: Ben Shahn, Books, Art and Architecture, The Shape Of Content

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Plainwater: Essays and Poetry

Product : Plainwater: Essays and Poetry
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : From Anne Carson, the award-winning Canadian author of Autobiography of Red, comes a landmark collection that stretches the boundaries of genre, pressing the traditional form of the essay into new service. In succinct and astonishingly beautiful prose and verse, Anne Carson exposes the fragile differences between "I" and "you," and between the modern and the classical, in a voice that shatters convention with its integrity and clarity.Carson envisions a present-day interview with a 7th- century BC poet; lectures on subjects as diverse as hedonism and Ovid; imagines a 15th-century painter''s muse at a phenomenology conference in Italy; and in the final section presents a poetic travelogue of a woman''s life that beautifully contemplates the difference between the sexes. Plainwater is a stunning collection.
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Tags: Anne Carson, Books, Fiction and Literature, Plainwater: Essays and Poetry

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The Lagahoo's Apprentice

Product : The Lagahoo's Apprentice
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Trapped in a loveless marriage, Stephen Sagar returns eagerly to his native Trinidad when he is commissioned by a powerful island politician to write his biography. Expecting to discover a lost innocence, Stephen is at once disillusioned - old friends are no longer recognizable and strangers view him with indifference or hostility. To piece together his own past, he explores the lush island landscape and encounters a woman who once loved him. In her need to love again, his own longing begins to awaken and intensify.
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Tags: Rabindranath Maharaj, Books, Fiction and Literature, The Lagahoo's Apprentice

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On Snooker

Product : On Snooker
Category : Books>Sports and Fitness
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : From his youthful days as a poolroom hustler, playing truant from Baron Byng High School, Mordecai Richler remained a snooker devotee. Here, in his inimitable style, he delves into that eccentric world with pith and perception. Outrageously funny, passionate and thoroughly researched on snooker tables from Montreal to Dublin, On Snooker takes us on an entertaining journey through the story and world of snooker, and introduces us to the game’s great players and bad boy champions. It is a book that lovers of great sports writing will cherish, from a masterful storyteller.
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Tags: Mordecai Richler, Books, Sports and Fitness, On Snooker

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Mr. Potter

Product : Mr. Potter
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Jamaica Kincaid’s first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi driver who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air.Misery infects the unstudied, slow pace of this island and of Mr. Potter’s days. As Kincaid’s narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, crippled community. Kincaid strings together a moving picture of Mr. Potter’s ancestors -- beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide -- and the outside world that presses in on his life, in the persons of his Lebanese employer and, later, a couple fleeing World War II. Within these surroundings, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters -- one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies -- to tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy.In Mr. Potter, her most luminous, ambitious work to date, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.
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Tags: Jamaica Kincaid, Books, Fiction and Literature, Mr. Potter

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Time Lord

Product : Time Lord
Category : Books>Science and Nature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : This is the biography of an idea, and the remarkable story of the man who created—and then convinced the world to adopt—a unified standard for telling time.Today we take the accurate telling of time across the world for granted. Yet little more than a hundred years ago, people even in neighbouring towns lived by different time schedules: noon was simply whenever the sun happened to be overhead—Toronto time, for example, was different from Hamilton time some forty miles away. None of this mattered when people travelled in the slow style that had been the norm for generations. But then, as Clark Blaise makes vividly clear, trains arrived—and in the new age of communications myriad local times became a mind-boggling obstacle, and the rational ordering of time an urgent priority.Sandford Fleming, a young emigrant from Scotland, performed the remarkable task of solving the unfathomable temporal riddle of how to knit together a world stippled with thousands of local times. That invention was the start of an exhausting campaign to persuade the squabbling international powers, the diplomats and scientists, to adopt a unified time system—a campaign that came to a dramatic conclusion at the Prime Meridian Conference in 1884. His achievement turned out to be one of the greatest gifts of the Victorian Age to our global modern world.This was the great "Decade of Time," as Blaise calls it, that extraordinary ten years that also saw the invention of electric light, the telephone, Impressionism and high-speed cameras. Time Lord is an absorbing reflection on the mythic origins of time itself, as well as a meditation on science, psychiatry, art and literature (from Dickens to Sherlock Holmes to Hemingway); the roots of depression and anxiety; and the results of one man''s fascination with clocks and watches and railway schedules. At the heart of the story is the mild but fierce-minded communications genius who sketched and surveyed his way from coast to coast, oversaw the building of the great Canadian railroad, designed the first Beaver stamp, and invented the world-circling, sub-Pacific cable; who saw the world as a whole and changed its nature forever.
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Tags: Clark Blaise, Books, Science and Nature, Time Lord

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A Bit On The Side

Product : A Bit On The Side
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : William Trevor’s stunning new collection of stories displays this renowned craftsman at the peak of his powers. A middle-aged couple meet in a theatre bar for a squalid blind date; a disappointed priest fears an innocent young girl may run away from home; two self-certain sisters visit a newly widowed local woman. From these slender moments Trevor creates whole lives, conjuring up characters marked by bitterness and loss. William Trevor’s graceful prose is a wonder in itself, and as convincing when inhabiting the mind of a school lunchmaid, an adulterous Irish country librarian or a murderer on the London streets. And as is always the case with William Trevor, venom and tragedy are never far from the still surface of the stories.These stories, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker, are small masterpieces of observation from one of the most highly acclaimed and beloved writers of the century.From the Hardcover edition.
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Tags: William Trevor, Books, Fiction and Literature, A Bit On The Side

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Feed My Dear Dogs

Product : Feed My Dear Dogs
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : In Feed My Dear Dogs, Emma Richler returns to the life of the Weiss family, first introduced to readers in her debut–and much-celebrated–book, Sister Crazy, through a series of interconnected stories narrated by Jemima (Jem) Weiss.The Weisses are a tight unit of seven: father Yaakov, a gruff sportswriter whose love for his children is manifest in his stern instructions and impromptu boxing lessons; mother Frances, a wise and gentle beauty adored by her family, almost to the point of obsession by her husband; Ben, the most heroic of the siblings, by virtue of birth-order and also for knowing the answer to all questions; Jude, Jem’s almost-twin, who is only fifteen months older than she and the most serious of the children, careful to point out the anti-Semitic leanings of Jem’s literary heroes; Jem, the narrator, who would prefer to never leave the comforting confines of her family; delicate yet hilarious Harriet, Jem’s only sister, who can sound like a little old lady or a sultry vixen, depending on what movie she’s quoting; and Gus, the frail little boy who completes the circle at the beginning of the book with his birth and arrival home from the hospital.Feed My Dear Dogs beings with the family in London, where eight-year-old Jem and her sister attend a convent school to the consternation of most of the nuns, since not only are the Weiss children not Catholic, but, most perplexingly, they are half-Jewish. Not surprisingly, Jem prefers home to school. At home she is surrounded by the books she loves, (particularly Tintin and Le Morte d’Arthur) and the comforts only a big, happy family can provide. Soon, however, the family departs for Canada –“Dad’s country,” as the children see it–where together they begin a new life, shuttling between a Montreal townhouse and a country home, and adapting to their new land –even creating the “Weiss on Ice” hockey team. No matter where the family is, each member is fiercely loyal to home. From the use of short notes: “Out. Back soon. – Jude” to a simple “I’ll be up in my room!” yelled down the stairs, to Yaakov’s frantic bellowing of “Frances!” through the house, the family keeps close tabs on its members, which also allows Jem to subconsciously control it: “. . . my universe still the Universe, a place I wander with a slight swagger.”But the comfort and security of family can’t last forever, Jem learns in high school, as Jude plans an extensive travel itinerary for himself and Ben contemplates moving out on his own. Meanwhile, Jem’s burgeoning feminism pits her against her father and brothers while she battles with a burden of guilt over the near-drowning death of her youngest brother. Spiraling into a breakdown by the story’s tragically beautiful end, Jem discovers that families simply can not remain fixed, like the stars in the galaxies, unchanged forever.Intermingled through the story of the Weiss family are Jem’s (and her siblings’) encyclopedic knowledge of history, literature, film, religion and language. Richler also interweaves the almost mythic life story of Frances, the family’s matriarch, into the book, and provides glimpses into Jem’s troubled mind through a series of present-day conversations with her therapist, all of which serve to create a fully drawn portrait of Jem, her mother and the bond between them and the family as a whole.From the Hardcover edition.
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Tags: Emma Richler, Books, Fiction and Literature, Feed My Dear Dogs

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The Darling

Product : The Darling
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : “After many years of believing that I never dream of anything, I dreamed of Africa.”Over a decade after leaving her three sons behind in Liberia, Hannah Musgrave realizes she has to leave her farm in the Adirondacks and find out what has happened to them and the chimpanzees for whom she created a sanctuary. The Darling is the story of her return to the wreckage of west Africa and the story of her past, from her middle-class American upbringing to her years in the Weather Underground. It is also one of the most powerful novels of the decade, an unforgettable tale of growth and loss, and an unstinting exploration of some of the most troubling issues of our time: terrorism, race, and the contact between the first world and the third.Hannah Musgrave, the narrator of The Darling, tells us she first travelled to Africa in the mid-1970s, to escape prosecution for her radical political activities with the Weathermen. Arriving in Liberia to work in a medical research lab, Hannah – also known by her alias, Dawn Carrington – meets Woodrow Sundiata, an official in the ministry of public health, and they fall immediately in love. Courting with Woodrow, an intelligent, ambitious man, means encountering his other life in his ancestral village of Fuama – a life that could scarcely be more different from Hannah’s affluent childhood as the daughter of a bestselling pediatrician. Hannah and Woodrow start a family, but she feels herself to be somehow estranged from her life in Liberia and curiously detached from her husband and three sons. Still in search of herself as her children grow older, Hannah develops a closer and closer bond with the chimpanzees at the lab, whom she calls “dreamers.”During the early 1980s, Liberian society grows more unstable, until an illiterate soldier named Samuel Doe brutally overthrows and assassinates the president. Hannah’s courageous intervention with Doe leads to Woodrow’s release from detention, but at a price: she must return to the US, leaving her family behind. Hannah feels that her dreamers will feel her absence more deeply than her family will.In the US Hannah briefly reconnects with her parents after years of estrangement before returning to her friends from her underground years. One of them, Zack Procter, is involved with a plan to spring Charles Taylor – an attractive Liberian politician – from jail, and Hannah involves herself with the plot, genuinely believing that Taylor will bring social democracy to west Africa.Hannah gets permission to return to her family in the mid-1980s, and decides that this time things will be different: she will take charge of her home life, ousting Woodrow’s young cousin Jeanette, and she will build a sanctuary for her chimpanzees. But Charles Taylor has also returned, and his slow and bloody rebellion against Doe leads, eventually, to a night of horrific violence in which Woodrow is murdered and Hannah’s teenaged children disappear. Amidst chaos and almost unbelievable bloodshed, Hannah has time only to move her dreamers to Boniface Island before facing the heartrending decision to escape Liberia, leaving her children behind. More than ten years will pass before she can return to discover their fate, and understand her own.From the Hardcover edition.
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Tags: Russell Banks, Books, Fiction and Literature, The Darling

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Everything You Know

Product : Everything You Know
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Willy Muller is an embittered writer of celebrity bios and an equal-opportunity misanthropist. At the age of fifty, he has survived imprisonment for murdering his wife, years of venomous hate mail from the British public and, most recently, the suicide of his daughter Sadie. Willy needs a rest, but he''s not going to get it. While recuperating from a heart attack in a Mexican resort with his magnificently silly girlfriend Penny and his vodka-drenched friend Harry, Willy finds himself drawn into a troubling confrontation with his past. He should be working on the screen adaptation of his infamous hack memoir, To Have and to Hold, but instead he becomes engrossed in Sadie''s tragic diaries. Reluctantly, he considers his chaotic family history and the notion that "only when you die do you run out of chances to be good." Set in Mexico, Los Angeles and London, Everything You Know is a story of love and loathing, sex and death, and filial relations gone horribly awry. Acidly funny and deeply affecting, it marks the debut of a brilliant and immensely stylish young writer.
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Tags: Zoe Heller, Books, Fiction and Literature, Everything You Know

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Depths

Product : Depths
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 8
Description : Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Henning Mankell will be published for the first time in Canada by Knopf Canada with Depths.October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-southeast. On board was Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, a naval engineer charged with making depth soundings to find a navigable channel for the Swedish navy. As a child Tobiasson-Svartman was fascinated by measurement; nothing is as magical as exact knowledge. His instinct for his profession is reflected in the comfortable domesticity he enjoys with his wife – herself meticulous in every detail.Close to the waters where soundings are taken Tobiasson-Svartman alights on a barren skerry, presumed uninhabited, and is surprised to discover there a young woman, Sara Fredrika. Despite her almost feral appearance, something about her strikes him to the core. The mission is a success and the Svea returns to Gothenburg. Tobiasson-Svartman, however, remains haunted by this chance encounter; his equilibrium has been disturbed, and he is now compelled to find any pretence to return to the remote islet.In Depths Mankell confirms his status as a writer deserving acclaim beyond the crime genre. By delving deep into the male psyche, he has produced a novel as tense and compelling in every way as the Wallander series, but also powerful, moving and ultimately tragic.From the Hardcover edition.
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Dream Angus: The Celtic God Of Dreams

Product : Dream Angus: The Celtic God Of Dreams
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction>Literary
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Description : From the beloved, bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a delightful addition to the Myths series.Dream Angus is one of the earliest of the Celtic deities, and one of the most beloved. Angus comes bounding over the heather with his bag of dreams to dispense to those who want them. He is lithe of foot and beautiful – as befits one who is also the Celtic Eros, the god of love, youth and beauty.Angus is a playful trickster, given to frightening people and cattle. He will reveal to you in a dream your true love, if asked, and if in the mood. He is a romantic, and one of the main stories associated with him is his search for the young woman who had appeared to him in his dreams. Eventually he finds her, but she is under a spell which makes her assume the shape of a bird for a year. Angus changes himself into a swan and the two lovers fly off together.In McCall Smith’s inimitable retelling of the myth, the setting is twentieth century Scotland. Angus is a psychotherapist who helps people understand their dreams, but there are limits to what he can reveal. Mesmerically weaving the modern day with the tales of the Celtic god, Alexander McCall Smith unites dream and reality, leaving us to wonder: what is life, but the pursuit of our dreams?From the Hardcover edition.
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Other Colors: Essays And A Story

Product : Other Colors: Essays And A Story
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction
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Description : In the many decades that Pamuk has devoted to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving and provocative essays and articles. Here is a thoughtful compilation of a dazzling novelist’s best non-fiction, offering different perspectives on his lifelong obsessions.Pamuk’s criticism, autobiographical writing and meditations are presented alongside interviews he has given and selections from his private notebooks. He engages the work of other novelists, including Sterne and Dostoyevsky, Salman Rushdie and Patricia Highsmith, and he discusses his own books and writing process. We learn not just how he writes but how he lives as he recounts his successful struggle to quit smoking and describes his relationship with his daughter. Ordinary events–applying for a passport, the death of a relative–inspire extraordinary flights of association as the novelist reflects on everything from the child’s state of being to divergent attitudes towards art in the East and West.Illustrated with photographs, paintings and the author’s own sketches, Other Colors gives us Orhan Pamuk’s world through a kaleidoscope whose brilliant, shifting themes and moods together become a radiant and meaningful whole.
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The Reserve

Product : The Reserve
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In this compelling novel – a cross between Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Aviator – the acclaimed modern master takes us to riveting new territory.Part love story, part murder mystery, Russell Banks’s The Reserve is as gripping as it is beautifully written, set in a pre-WWII world of class, politics, art, love and madness.Vanessa Cole is a stunningly beautiful and wild heiress, her parents’ adopted only daughter. Twice-married, she has been scandalously linked to rich and famous men. On the night of July 4, 1936, inside the Cole family’s remote Adirondack Mountain enclave, known as the Reserve, Vanessa will lose her father to a heart attack – and meet Jordan Groves, a seductively carefree local artist whose leftist political loyalties to his working class neighbours are undercut by his wealth and his clientele. Jordan is easy prey for Vanessa’s electrifying charm. But the heiress carries a dark family secret. Unhinged by her father’s unexpected death, she begins to spin out of control, manipulating and destroying the lives of all who cross her path.Moving from the secluded beauty of the Adirondacks to war-torn Spain and fascist Germany, filled with characters that pierce the heart, The Reserve is a passionately romantic novel of suspense and drama that adds a new dimension to this acclaimed author’s extraordinary repertoire.From the Hardcover edition.
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The Desire of Every Living Thing: A Memoir

Product : The Desire of Every Living Thing: A Memoir
Category : Books>History
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Description : At the age of eighty, Don Gillmor''s grandmother let slip the defining secret of her life: her twin sister Jean was not her twin, but her aunt, and her family had emigrated from Scotland to Winnipeg to escape the stigma of her illegitimacy. That revelation set Gillmor off on what seemed at first like the most personal of quests: to track down his ancestors. The Desire of Every Living Thing is also the story of the New World, the story of Winnipeg, the story of this country. Both an evocative family memoir and a brilliant feat of historical imagination, the book''s most moving theme is how the discarded past haunts and shapes our lives without us even noticing.
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Going Down Swinging

Product : Going Down Swinging
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Description : A remarkable debut novel and bittersweet tale of the unflinching love and devotion between a mother and daughter.Razor sharp and darkly funny Going Down Swinging chronicles two years in the life of the Hoffmans. Eilleen Hoffman has just told Danny, her con-artist lover and father of her youngest daughter Grace, to get out — for good. Once a teacher, Eilleen lived a middle-class life, but her taste in men coupled with a predilection for pills and booze has brought her down. Desperate to prevent her family from sinking deeper into poverty, Eilleen reluctantly goes on welfare. Eventually she turns to the only friends she has left, hustlers and hookers, to learn how a woman makes fast money, no investment necessary.With Eilleen on welfare and her older daughter Charlotte a teenaged runaway, child welfare authorities descend on the Hoffmans. As Eilleen trails through several attempts at drying out, the well-intentioned Children''s Protection Society finally intervenes to apprehend Grace. With the threat of prolonged separation now a stark reality, Eilleen and Grace must rally to confront their demons with grit, determination and humour. Unblinkingly observed and brilliantly written, Going Down Swinging is about the powerful bond between mother and child. And with her skilful narrative interplay, Billie Livingston illustrates poignantly how the truth of our stories lies not so much in the black and white, as it does in the grey.
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Miss Wyoming

Product : Miss Wyoming
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs, comes the absurd and tender story of a hard-living movie producer and a former child beauty pageant contender who only find each other by losing themselves.Waking up in an L.A. hospital, John Johnson is amazed that it was the flu and not an overdose of five different drugs mixed with cognac that nearly killed him. As a producer of high-adrenaline action flicks, he''s led a decadent and dangerous life, purchasing his way through every conceivable variant of sex. But each variation seems to take him one notch away from a capacity for love, and while movie-making was once a way for him to create worlds of sensation, it now bores him. After his near-death experience, John decides to walk away from his life.Susan Colgate is an unbankable former tv star and child beauty pageant contender. Forced to marry a heavy metal singer in need of a Green Card after her parents squander her sitcom earnings, she becomes the alpha road rat. But when the band''s popularity dwindles, the marriage dissolves. Flying back to Los Angeles in Economy, Susan''s plane crashes   and only she survives. As she walks away from the disaster virtually unscathed, Susan, too, decides to disappear.John and Susan are two souls searching for love across the bizarre, celebrity-obsessed landscape of LA, and are driven, almost fatefully, toward each other. Hilarious, fast-paced and ultimately heart-wrenching, Miss Wyoming is about people who, after throwing off their self-made identities, begin the fearful search for a love that exposes all vulnerabilities.
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A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan

Product : A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : As a young girl growing up in 1970s Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira seems destined for a bright future. The daughter of liberal-minded professionals, she enjoys a safe, loving and privileged life. Some of her early memories include convivial family picnics and New Years’ celebrations overlooking the thousands of red flowers that carpet the hills of Mazar. But Nelofer’s world is shattered when she is just five and her father is imprisoned for refusing to support the communist party. This episode plants a “seed of anger” in her, which is given plenty of opportunity to grow as the years unfold.In 1979, the Soviets invade Afghanistan beginning a ten-year occupation. The country becomes an armed camp with Russians fighting U.S.-backed mujahidin fighters while trying to impose military rule. For Nelofer, daily life includes an endless succession of tanks, rockets screaming overhead and explosions in the street. During this time, she and her best friend, Dyana, seek refuge in their love of poetry. At eleven, the two girls throw stones at Soviet tanks and plot other acts of rebellion at the local school. As Nelofer gets older, she joins the resistance movement, distributes contraband books, studies guerilla warfare and hides a gun in her parent’s mint garden.When Nelofer’s younger brother comes home from school in military garb, the family finally decides to flee Afghanistan. What follows is a perilous, clandestine journey across rugged mountains into Pakistan. But the life of a refugee is not what Nelofer expects. Though she once idealized the mujahidin as freedom fighters, she is shocked, as a woman, to find herself stripped of her personal freedom in their midst.In 1990, Nelofer and her family are offered refugee status in Canada. Here she corresponds with her friend Dyana, whose letters reveal the increasing oppression of life under the Taliban. Fearing that her friend will kill herself, Pazira returns to Afghanistan to rescue her. This search becomes the basis for the acclaimed film Kandahar. Her journey to discover Dyana’s tragedy leads her finally to Russia, the land of her enemy, where she confronts the legacy of the Soviet invasion of her homeland first-hand.A Bed of Red Flowers is a gripping, heart-rending story about a country caught in a struggle of the superpowers – and of the real people behind the politics. Universally acclaimed for its astute insights and extraordinary humanity, Pazira’s memoir won the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize for 2005.The Winnipeg Free Press writes: “Powerfully written, A Bed of Red Flowers is a rare account of a misunderstood country and its intrepid people, trying to live ordinary lives under extraordinary circumstances.” The Gazette (Montreal) describes the book as “an outpouring of passionate non-fiction that captivates like the tales of Sheherazade.… It’s a remarkable journey. An inspiring read.”
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Children Of The Day

Product : Children Of The Day
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Description : Children of the Day opens on a June morning in 1953, when Sara Vandal, convinced that her husband has been having a decades-long affair, decides that she is too sick to get out of bed. With ten children in the house (and a possible eleventh on the way), this decision sets off a day of chaos, reflection and near disaster for the Vandal family.Sara’s husband, Oliver, heads to the town hotel and bar in Union Plains, Manitoba, where he has been the manager for the past twenty years–a position he suspects he’ll no longer have by the end of the day. In an attempt to avoid the unavoidable, Oliver decides instead to pay a visit to Alice Bouchard, his childhood sweetheart across the river.Throughout the day, both Oliver and Sara reflect on how their lives collided – a car accident that brought them together and tore them from the futures their families expected of them. Sara (from Sandra Birdsell’s previous novel, The Russländer) recalls her life in the big city of Winnipeg in the 1930s – a young Russian Mennonite woman lucky enough to escape the shackles of her overbearing culture. Oliver remembers his wedding day photograph–his the only Métis face in a crowd of Mennonites–and the precise moment when he suddenly grasped the enormity of his decision to “do the right thing.” The Vandal children, too, must deal with this unusual disruption of their daily routine. Alvina, the oldest, secretly handles the stress of her family, her plan to escape them all, and her discovery of the world’s evil in the only way she knows how. Emilie worries about losing her happy-go-lucky father while facing the town’s heretofore hidden racism head-on. The boys live up to their family name by recklessly taking chances and literally playing with fire. And since her mother won’t come out of her bedroom, Ruby, just a little girl herself, must take charge of the babies with danger lurking in every corner.By nightfall the extended Vandal family will be thrown together to work out the problems of the past and exorcise the ghosts that haunt them, which have all, in their own way, set this June day’s events in motion.From the Hardcover edition.
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Before I Wake

Product : Before I Wake
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : They say there are three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth. In Before I Wake, debut novelist Robert J. Wiersema cleverly introduces a multitude of voices to tell this astonishing story of loss, redemption and forgiveness. And the truth? Well, when miracles start happening around Sherry Barrett, a three-year-old girl in a coma, explanations of a rational kind no longer seem important.Injured by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street, Sherry Barrett lies in a hospital where her doctors say she will never wake up. Her distraught parents, Karen and Simon, make the painful decision to take her off life support. But when they do, Sherry spontaneously begins breathing on her own, the first of many miraculous events to occur. Henry Denton, the driver who struck Sherry, is haunted by the accident and attempts to take his own life, only to be saved by an unexplained force. Sherry’s nurse discovers that the little girl has the power to heal. When word of her gift leaks, the sick begin lining up to be saved and a mysterious stranger sets his sights on vanquishing the believers and the Barretts. Before I Wake delicately brings together grandiose leaps of faith with the fragility of every day moments. There’s a fly-on-the-wall quality in Wiersema’s observations, as his realistically flawed characters struggle with guilt, self-loathing and belief while they go about their daily lives. The novel’s fractured narrative style is propulsive and unexpected at every turn, and succeeds in raising questions about times of great faith, and what happens when they happen to the most unlikely of people.“I believe in miracles — we see them around us all the time,” Wiersema says. “I believe in not having the answers, in there being forces beyond our understanding.”From the Hardcover edition.
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Murder Without Borders: Dying For The Story In The World's Most Dangerous Places

Product : Murder Without Borders: Dying For The Story In The World's Most Dangerous Places
Category : Books
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Description : “I am not interested in why man commits evil; I want to know why he does good.” — Vaclav HavelWhat makes a poor, small-town journalist stay on a story even though threatened with certain death, and offered handsome rewards for looking the other way? Over four years, Terry Gould has travelled to Colombia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Russia and Iraq – the countries in which journalists are most likely to be murdered on the job – to attempt to answer this question. In each place, through conversations with their colleagues, their families and in some cases their murderers, he uncovers the lives of local reporters and broadcasters who stayed on a story to the point of death. He searches for the moment in which each of his protagonists understood that they were willing to die, and finds complex reasons for their bravery. In his wonderfully vivid portraits of seven courageous souls, he brings their lives and the stories they worked on to light, telling truth to those who would murder truth tellers.From the Hardcover edition.
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Effigy

Product : Effigy
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : A stunning novel of loss, memory, despair and deliverance by one of Canada’s best young fiction writers, set on a Mormon ranch in nineteenth-century Utah.Dorrie, a shock-pale child with a mass of untameable black hair, cannot recall anything of her life before she recovered from an illness at seven. A solitary child, she spends her spare time learning the art of taxidermy, completely fascinated by the act of bringing new and eternal life to the bodies of the dead. At fourteen, her parents marry her off to Erastus Hammer, a polygamous horse breeder and renowned hunter, who does not want to bed her. The role he has in mind for his fourth and youngest wife is creator of trophies of his most impressive kills, an urgent desire in him as he is slowly going blind. Happy to be given this work, Dorrie secludes herself in her workshop, away from Mother Hammer’s watchful eyes and the rivalry between the elder wives.But as the novel opens, Hammer has brought Dorrie his latest kills, a family of wolves, and for the first time in her short life she struggles with her craft, dreaming each night of crows and strange scenes of violence. The new hand, Bendy Drown, is the only one to see her dilemma and to offer her help, a dangerous game in a Mormon household. Outside, a lone wolf prowls the grounds looking for his lost pack, and his nighttime searching will unearth the tensions and secrets of this complicated and conflicted family.Inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Alissa York blends fact with fiction in a haunting story of a family separated by secrets and united by faith.From the Hardcover edition.
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The Princess Casamassima

Product : The Princess Casamassima
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction>Literary
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Description : When Henry James chose to, as he did in The Princess Casamassima, he could write about the political turbulence of his era with astonishing excitement and directness. The London underworld of terrorist conspiracies that entangles his hero comes alive under his pen with a violence that seems, more than a century later, only too familiar.             Young bookbinder Hyacinth Robinson, the illegitimate son of a nobleman and a woman who died in prison after murdering him, has been raised by an impoverished seamstress. Hyacinth has grown up sensitive both to the beauty of the world and to the human suffering caused by social injustice, and when he is drawn into a circle of radicals he promises to commit an act of terror—a vow he comes to regret when the lovely and bored Princess Casamassima takes him under her wing. As Hyacinth travels across Europe and encounters a richly varied cast of characters from all levels of society, he is increasingly racked by his agonizing dilemma—until he resolves it in a shocking action that carries the emotional force of classical tragedy.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
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A Tale of Two Cities

Product : A Tale of Two Cities
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Lucie Manette had been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris’s most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes’s fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay, and the dissolute lawyer, Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution.A Tale of Two Cities begins on a muddy English road in an atmosphere charged with mystery and drama, and it ends in the Paris of the French Revolution with one of the most famous acts of self-sacrifice in literature. In between lies one of Charles Dickens’s most exciting books– a historical novel that, generation after generation, has given readers access to the profound human dramas that lie behind cataclysmic social and political events.Famous for the character of Sydney Carton, who sacrifices himself upon the guillotine–“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done”–the novel is also a powerful study of crowd psychology and the dark emotions aroused by the Revolution, and is illuminated by Dickens’s lively comedy.This edition reprints the original Everyman introduction by G. K. Chesterton and includes sixteen illustrations by Phiz.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Product : The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeWhen she was only twenty-three, Carson McCullers''s first novel created a literary sensation. She was very special, one of America''s superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition. This novel is the work of a supreme artist, Carson McCullers''s enduring masterpiece. The heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, the rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, some with sex or drink, and some—like Mick—with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
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The Old Curiosity Shop

Product : The Old Curiosity Shop
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Description : Charles Dickens’s story of selfless Little Nell and her ailing grandfather and their persecution by the magnificently malignant villain Quilp has seized the imaginations and wrung the hearts of generations of readers. Dickens’s talent was superabundant in every way: in his dramatic force and his massive productivity, in his almost surreal comic power, in his compassion and thirst for justice, and in the imaginative pressure he brought to bear on even the most incidental of his characters. The delightfully various figures in The Old Curiosity Shop range memorably from jaunty Dick Swiveller and his little half-starved Marchioness to the hard-hearted siblings Sampson and Sally Brass, jovial Mrs. Jarley, devoted Kit Nubbles, the hunchbacked Daniel Quilp, and, of course, tragic Little Nell herself. Dickens’s depiction of the fate of his main characters is famously harrowing and unfailingly suspenseful, but not the least of its charms is that it is embellished with a supporting cast of figures as grotesque and colorful as anything in the Old Curiosity Shop itself.             This edition reprints the original Everyman’s preface by G. K. Chesterton and features seventy-five illustrations by Cattermole and Phiz.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Product : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Category : Books>Biography and Memoir
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Description : Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.   Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.   “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James BaldwinFrom the Hardcover edition.
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On Writing

Product : On Writing
Category : Books>Reference and Language
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Description : Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls “the mystery” of fiction writing—how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art.Originally part of her larger work The Eye of the Story but never before published in a stand-alone volume, On Writing is a handbook every fiction writer, whether novice or master, should keep within arm’s reach. Like The Elements of Style, On Writing is concise and fundamental, authoritative and timeless—as was Eudora Welty herself.
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Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry To Children

Product : Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry To Children
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Description : A classic that revolutionized the way children are taught to read and write poetry. The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry—by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others—and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own. For this edition, the author has written a new introduction and a special afterword for teachers.
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Stories

Product : Stories
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Description : Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Her characters are passionate men and women swaddled in English reserve -- and sometimes briefly breaking through. And her genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and almost imperceptible moments in which those people''s relationships -- with one another and themselves -- change forever. This collection includes such masterpieces as Prelude, At the Bay Bliss, The Man Without a Temperament and The Garden Party and has a new introduction by Jeffrey Meyers.
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Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America

Product : Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America
Category : Books>Biography and Memoir
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Description : One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery.   In these pages, McCall chronicles his passage from the street to the prison yard—and, later, to the newsrooms of The Washington Post and ultimately to the faculty of Emory University. His story is at once devastating and inspiring. For even as he recounts his transformation, McCall compels us to recognize that racism is as pervasive in the newsroom as it is in the inner city, where it condemns so many black men to prison, to dead-end jobs, or to violent deaths. At once an indictment and an elegy, Makes Me Wanna Holler became an instant classic when it was first published in 1994. Now, some two decades later, it continues to bear witness to the great troubles—and the great hopes—of our nation.   With a new afterword by the author
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Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians

Product : Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians
Category : Books>History
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Description : In a provocative study that bristles with contemporary relevance, Himmelfarb demonstrates that the material and moral dimensions of poverty were inseparable in the minds of late Victorians, be they radical or conservative.
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The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion

Product : The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion
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Description : Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel''s soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.
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A Desert Of Pure Feeling

Product : A Desert Of Pure Feeling
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction>Literary
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Description : From the writer whose voice Carolyn See has characterized as one of the strangest, most distinguished in American fiction writing today ("There is really nothing to compare her with, except, maybe, the austere beauty of a Japanese rock garden"), here is a richly dramatic novel about a woman struggling to make peace with herself as a mother, a lover, an artist, and a friend.Lucy Patterson has just encountered her past in the person of a man whom she has not seen for twenty-five years. Dr. Carlos Cabrera saved the life of her infant son, and it was her love for him that compelled her to end her marriage -- the first moment in an arc of emotional turbulence and upheaval that has since defined her existence. Her past having caught up with her, Lucy has come to an isolated motel in the desert outside Las Vegas to write out her life, reexamine it, and, she hopes, find its calm center. It''s a journey she is determined to make alone, but in the next room is a young woman -- a single mother, stripper, and prostitute panicked about her own life -- whom Lucy finds she cannot, and finally does not want to, ignore. A fiercely odd pair, they nonetheless become indispensable to each other in navigating the emotional terrain of their past and in finding, separately and together, clear paths into the future.A Desert of Pure Feeling is the finest work we have yet seen from a writer whose gifts, at once lyrical and tough-minded, become vividly apparent in this penetrating and compelling story.From the Hardcover edition.
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The Burning Library: Essays

Product : The Burning Library: Essays
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : Along with his groundbreaking essays that redefine politics, language, identity, and friendship in the light of gay experience and desire, this magisterial collection of 25 years of White''s nonfiction writings includes dazzling subversive appreciations of cultural icons as diverse as Truman Capote and Cormac McCarthy, Robert Mapplethorpe and the singer formerly known as Prince. Reading tour.
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Forgetting Elena: A Novel

Product : Forgetting Elena: A Novel
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction>Literary
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Description : Combining glittering wit, an atmosphere dense in social paranoia, and a breathtaking elegance and precision of language, White''s first novel suggests a hilarious apotheosis of the comedy of manners. For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything. Or so it seems to White''s excruciatingly self-conscious young narrator who desperately wants to be accepted in this world where everything from one''s bathroom habits to the composition of "spontaneous" poetry is subject to rigid conventions.
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Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926

Product : Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926
Category : Books>History
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Description : This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author''s own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom.Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the Union Army during the Civil War and married a recently freed slave, Alexander shows three generations of Bonds as they take chances and break new ground.From Victorian England to antebellum Virginia, from Herman Melville''s New England to the Jim Crow South, from urban race riots to the battlefields of World War I, this fascinating chronicle sheds new light on eighty crucial years in our nation''s troubled history. The Bond family''s rise from slavery, their interaction with prominent figures such as W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, and their eventual, uneasy realization of the American dream shed a great deal of light on our nation''s troubled heritage.
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Tags: Adele Logan Alexander, Books, History, Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926

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500 Low-Fat Fruit and Vegetable Recipes: The One-stop Source For Heathful, Great-tasting Meals

Product : 500 Low-Fat Fruit and Vegetable Recipes: The One-stop Source For Heathful, Great-tasting Meals
Category : Books>Food and Drink>Healthy Cooking
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Description : An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the government''s minimum daily requirement of five to nine servings may actually help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and obesity. Schlesinger shows the home cook how to prepare both familiar and exotic produce in exciting new ways.
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Tags: Sarah Schlesinger, Books, Food and Drink, Healthy Cooking, 500 Low-Fat Fruit and Vegetable Recipes: The One-stop Source For Heathful, Great-tasting Meals

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Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War

Product : Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
Category : Books>History
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Description : WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEA New York Times Book Review and Atlantic Monthly Editors'' ChoiceThomas Jefferson denied that whites and freed blacks could live together in harmony. His cousin, Richard Randolph, not only disagreed, but made it possible for ninety African Americans to prove Jefferson wrong. Israel on the Appomattox tells the story of these liberated blacks and the community they formed, called Israel Hill, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. There, ex-slaves established farms, navigated the Appomattox River, and became entrepreneurs. Free blacks and whites did business with one another, sued each other, worked side by side for equal wages, joined forces to found a Baptist congregation, moved west together, and occasionally settled down as man and wife. Slavery cast its grim shadow, even over the lives of the free, yet on Israel Hill we discover a moving story of hardship and hope that defies our expectations of the Old South.
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The Friends of Freeland

Product : The Friends of Freeland
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In this roomy, bawdy, exuberantly comic novel, Brad Leithauser takes us to an imaginary island-country, Freeland, during a crucial election year.Freeland occupies its own place in the North Atlantic, somewhere between Iceland and Greenland. A geological miracle, it is desolate ("What green is to Ireland, gray is to Freeland") -- and inspiring.The "friends" of the title are Hannibal, an expansive, lovable, unruly giant of a man who has been President of Freeland for twenty years, and Eggert, his shrewd, often prickly, always devious sidekick and adviser, who is Poet Laureate of Freeland and the book''s narrator.As the book opens, Freeland -- long happily isolated and stubbornly independent -- is in trouble. The sins of the rest of the world have begun to wash up on its shores in the form of drugs, restless youth, and a polluted, fished-out ocean. And, to add to the complications, when Hannibal, who has promised to step down as president, decides to run again, the opposition imports three "electoral consultants" from the United States.As the story unfolds, the histories of the friends are revealed. While Hannibal is Fate''s adored, Eggert travels perpetually under a cloud. Orphaned early, he must make his way by his wits. We follow him from his youth as he adventures Down Below (any place south of Freeland), collecting women, lovers, children, restlessly churning out fifty books in his search for love and admiration, returning home at last to raise a family and to serve his friend in his political hour of need.This huge, stunning, magical book brims with pleasures: delicious satire as the independent-minded natives meet the U.S.-trained "spin doctors"; a vibrant comic-strip vitality; and an edgy poignancy.Best of all, Leithauser has created a whole world, at once uncannily like and unlike our own. Readers who journey to Freeland will find it both a land of wonders and an ideal place from which to view the world they''ve left behind.
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Family: American Writers Remember Their Own

Product : Family: American Writers Remember Their Own
Category : Books>Biography and Memoir
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Description : Meet the eccentric, eclectic family members of seventeen of America''s finest writers in this dazzling, deeply moving collection of memories.Take advice from Alice Hoffman''s wise grandmother, Lillie Lulkin. Keep watch over lone children with Brent Staples. Share with Bob Shacochis and his wife the heartbreaking sadness of two people longing to have a child. You can also listen in as Chang-rae Lee and his mother speak their own language; carefully contemplate life through the eyes of Whitney Otto''s beloved, irascible cat; discover if Marion Winik is really, truly related to either Charlie Chaplin or Jann Wenner; and barhop with a five-year-old Stuart Dybeck and his Polish Grandfather.In joining this literary reunion, be prepared to discover your own sense of family history. Whether considering relations by blood, by marriage, by choice, or by chance, each writer here has something to share: secrets, desires, sorrows, and joys. And in this Family, you will find that the pleasure of reading is much more than relative.Contributors include: Edwidge Danticat, Beverly Donofrio, Stuart Dybeck, Edward Hoagland, Alice Hoffman, bell hooks, Chang-rae Lee, Elizabeth McCracken, Whitney Otto, Jayne Anne Phillips, Bob Shacochis, Brent Staples, Deborah Tannen, Geoffrey Wolff, and Marion Winik.The editors of Family are donating a portion of their royalties to two organizations: The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, a values-based literacy program for sixth graders in the Boston Public School system; and Chicago Youth Centers, which works with young people in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, assisting them in becoming responsible and productive individuals..From the Hardcover edition.
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Black Beauty

Product : Black Beauty
Category : Books
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Description : The bittersweet saga of the handsome colt that is wrenched from a happy country home and almost worked to death as a London cab horse is adapted for easy reading. Large type, short chapters, and expressive art make this a must for all animal lovers.
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Rosie Swanson:  Fourth-Grade Geek for President

Product : Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President
Category : Books>Family and Relationships>Relationships>Friendship
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Description : Vote for Rosie!Sure, she wears geeky-looking glasses and she tattles on her classmates. But, hey, snitching has its good side. Thanks to Rosie, Ronald Milligan has stopped blowing his nose in the water fountain. And now, Rosie is determined to do even more for her classmates -- by becoming president of the fourth grade!With the help of her two best (and only) friends, Rosie devises a brilliant campaign to defeat the two most popular kids in her class: soccer star Alan Allen and model-wannabe Summer Lynne Jones. But when despicable Alan steals Rosie''s unbeatable campaign slogans, it''s time to watch out! Nosy Rosie is on the warpath!
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Tags: Barbara Park, Books, Family and Relationships, Relationships, Friendship, Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President

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Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

Product : Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Category : Books
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Description : A sidesplitting classic from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover!   Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It’s the rest of the kids in his class who think he’s just a goon. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practicing his routine nonstop to get it just right. Gary’s sure this will be his big break—he’ll make everyone laugh and win the $100 prize. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.
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The Berenstain Bears And Too Much Pressure

Product : The Berenstain Bears And Too Much Pressure
Category : Books
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Description : This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children to appreciate all that their parents do for them!Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. From swimming and gymnastics to soccer and art, Brother and Sister have very busy schedules. Mama always makes those schedules work, but sometimes it can cause too much pressure. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
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Tomas Y La Senora De La Biblioteca

Product : Tomas Y La Senora De La Biblioteca
Category : Books
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Description : Tomás es hijo de trabajadores migratorios. Cada verano, él y su familia viajan a Iowa, desde Tejas, donde pasan largos y difíciles días en el campo, durante la temporada de la cosecha de frutas y verduras. Por las noches, a veces, se reúnen a escuchar los maravillosos cuentes de papá grande, el abuelo de Tomás. Con el tiempo, Tomás se aprende todos los cuentos de memoria. Hay muchos otros cuentos en la biblioteca – le dice papá grande. Y al día siguiente, Tomás conoce a la señora de la biblioteca, quien le abre las puertas a un nuevo mundo.Este alentador cuento de Pat Mora es acerca de la niñez de Tomás Rivera, quien llegó a ser rector de la Universidad de California en Riverside.
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Monster Bugs

Product : Monster Bugs
Category : Books
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Description : Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims'' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs.  This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to set young readers'' skin crawling!  
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Product : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Category : Books
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Description : Join Tom Sawyer''s wild adventures along the banks of the Mississippi River in this exciting addition to the Step into Classics line. Tom and his best friend, Huck Finn, share exciting make-believe escapades as treasure hunters, swashbuckling pirates, and soldiers in battle. They also unwittingly become real-life witnesses to a terrible crime!
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Shots On Goal

Product : Shots On Goal
Category : Books
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Description : It''s soccer season, and sophomore Bones Austin and his team are struggling to make it to the district play-offs--against all odds. To make matters worse, Bones has a crush on the girlfriend of his best friend, Joey. Bones and Joey are forced to learn a little something about teamwork, even when hard times seem to be tearing them apart. Rich Wallace returns to Sturbridge, Pennsylvania, in his stunning follow-up to Wreslting Strubirdge, in Knopf Paperback for the first time.  
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The Lion And The Mouse

Product : The Lion And The Mouse
Category : Books
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Description : "Little Mouse. Big Lion. Big, big trouble. Who will save the mouse? Who will save the lion?" This simple retelling of the classic Aesop fable will be a treat for kids and their parents as an adventurous mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds--like rescuing the King of the Jungle. With big, bold illustrations by Lisa McCue and large type, this Early Step into Reading book is perfect for kids just beginning to learn how to read.  
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Stop, Train, Stop! A Thomas The Tank Engine Story (thomas & Friends)

Product : Stop, Train, Stop! A Thomas The Tank Engine Story (thomas & Friends)
Category : Books
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Description : Illustrated in full color. When Thomas the Tank Engine decides to bypass his usual stops and speed directly to the end of the line, havoc ensues. Thomas is in such a hurry that the passengers can''t get on or off, and everything gets bounced up and down in a wonderful jumble!
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Tags: W. Awdry, Books, Stop, Train, Stop! A Thomas The Tank Engine Story (thomas & Friends)

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanins of Life

Product : Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanins of Life
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet, focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin''s great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity''s place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin''s vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.
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more More More, Said The Baby

Product : more More More, Said The Baby
Category : Books
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Description : Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you.
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Dirty Little Secrets: Military Information You're Not Supposed To Know

Product : Dirty Little Secrets: Military Information You're Not Supposed To Know
Category : Books>History
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Description : Fearlessly taking aim at the seemingly impressive facade of modern military power, Dirty Little Secrets is an unusual, entertaining, and thought-provoking look at the myths, mysteries, arcana, and boondoggles unknown to the rest of us. Did you know that There are an estimated 40 million AK47 assault rifles in the world? (Page 25) The United States Air Force estimates that collisions between aircraft and birds, about two thousand a year, cost $100 million annually-and about twenty injured or dead airmen? (Page 136) As the ultimate defense against electronic warfare, the Swiss Army maintains twenty thousand carrier pigeons for combat service? (Page 243) The space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 crippled the U.S. intelligence satellite network between 1986 and 1990 and would have left the U.S. military almost blind in the event of a major conflict? (Page 245) Most helicopters on combat ships cannot be used more than twenty to forty hours a month? (Page 179) For over twenty years, the U.S. Navy has been successfully using sea lions, dolphins, and whales to guard its ships from enemy divers? (Page 195)In addition to recounting everything from the merely trivial to the truly terrible, the authors help readers to look at the big picture, reminding us that ignorance is not bliss where the military is concerned.
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12 Days On The Road

Product : 12 Days On The Road
Category : Books>Biography and Memoir
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Description : In the mid-seventies, the Sex Pistols, the most controversial rock-and-roll band ever, erupted out of London, offending everyone from members of Parliament to the rock establishment it sought to unseat. With its raw, anarchic sounds, aura of sex and violence, outrageous behavior, and concerts that frequently degenerated into near-riots, the band changed the rules of rock-and-roll forever. Add to that the early death of band member Sid Vicious, by heroin overdose, and you have all the ingredients for a legend.In January 1978, the Sex Pistols came to the United States for a twelve-day tour, mostly of cities in the Deep South. 12 Days on the Road is an extraordinary moment-by-moment re-creation of that wild adventure by Noel E. Monk, the Sex Pistols'' American tour manager, and veteran journalist Jimmy Guterman. Here is a sensational, explosive chapter in the history of rock (Booklist) that is also a touching and improbable tale of innocence and exploitation (Kirkus Reviews).
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Lost On A Mountain In Maine

Product : Lost On A Mountain In Maine
Category : Books
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Description : Based on the true account of a boy''s harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious.With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn''s journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it.This title supports the Common Core State Standards.
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Hats, Hats, Hats

Product : Hats, Hats, Hats
Category : Books
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Description : A hat can say a lot about where you come from, what you do, and who you are. You see, there''s a lot more under a hat than just a head! With dazzling full-color photographs and an index.
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Trapped In T Mirror

Product : Trapped In T Mirror
Category : Books>Family and Relationships
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Description : In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. Simply put, the children of narcissist -- offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters -- share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist. The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult''s interaction with his or her own children. These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us. With an empathic blend of scholarship and case studies, along with her own personal narrative of her fight for self, Dr. Golomb plumbs the depths of this problem, revealing its mysterious hold on the affairs of otherwise bright, aware, motivated, and worthy people. Trapped in the Mirror explores.the nature of the paralysis and lack of motivation so many adults feelstress and its role in exacerbating childhood wrongswhy do many of our relationships seem to be reruns of the past how one''s body image can be formed by faulty parenting how anger must be acknowledge to be overcomeand, most important, how even the most traumatized self can be healed.Rooted in a profoundly humanist traditional approach, and suffused with the benefit of the latest knowledge about intrafamily relationships, Trapped in the Mirror offers more than the average self-help book; it is truly the first self-heal book for millions.
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Chester's Way

Product : Chester's Way
Category : Books
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Description : Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used hand signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that''s the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had her own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.
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Exactly The Opposite

Product : Exactly The Opposite
Category : Books
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Description : Brilliant photographs present a world of possible opposites. Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind.--Kirkus Reviews. Another winner from an artist with a seemingly unlimited imagination.--Horn Book.
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Exploration And Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620

Product : Exploration And Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620
Category : Books
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Description : Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, but his voyages led to European exploration of the New World. Rich in resources and natural beauty, the Americas were irresistible to gold-hungry conquistadors. The newcomers gave little thought to those who had called the lands their home, and exploration soon came to signify conquest. The New World -- and the lives of its inhabitants -- would be changed forever.
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Bats Around The Clock

Product : Bats Around The Clock
Category : Books
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Description : It''s fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It''s American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there''s a special guest appearance at the end!With their swinging text and groovy illustrations, the creators of Bat Jamboree and Bats on Parade don''t miss a beat when it comes to the basics. Telling time has never been so much fun!
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Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America

Product : Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America
Category : Books>Entertainment
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Description : Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To HearBelieve it or not, music censorship in America did not begin with Tipper Gore''s horrified reaction to her daughter''s Prince album. The vilification of popular music by government and individuals has been going on for decades. Now, for the first time, Parental Advisory offers a thorough and complete chronicle of the music that has been challenged or suppressed -- by the people or the government -- in the United States.From Dean Martin''s Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma''am to Marilyn Manson''s Antichrist Superstar; from freedom fighters such as Frank Zappa and in-your-face rappers such a N.W.A. to crusaders such as Tipper Gore, this intelligent and entertaining book shows how censorship has crossed sexual, class, and ethnic lines, and how many see it as a de facto form of racism. With nearly one hundred fascinating photographs of musicians, record burning, and controversial cover art; illuminating sidebars; and a decade-by-decade timeline of important moments in censorship history, Parental Advisory is by turns frightening and hilarious -- but always revealing.
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Empower The People: Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom

Product : Empower The People: Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : In the follow-up to his very successful Black Lies, White Lies, controversial talk-show host and radio commentator Tony Brown presents a practical plan to reclaim our resources and institutions from a selfish and exclusive power elite.At the start of the twentieth century, argues Tony Brown, the world''s economy was hijacked. In capitalist and communist countries alike, elitist groups took control of international trade and national banks, with dire results for the ordinary citizen. Ever since, capital has moved toward a single inner circle -- the Ruling Class Conspiracy -- who monopolize the world''s markets and even its governments for personal profit. Their stratagems range from the war against drugs to deliberately induced racial conflict among ethnic groups in America -- none in earnest, all carefully designed to preserve a pernicious status quo.But Tony Brown has a remedy. His provocative and empowering seven-step plan offers an opportunity to break free once and for all from the constricting control of the wealthy and powerful who have run the world for far too long -- including a point-by-point program for radical reform of the income tax and a proposal to muzzle the Federal Reserve Bank, which exerts unconscionable influence over the lives of every American.Incendiary and persuasive, this book reaches beyond race to claim the high ground of historical, logical, and moral analysis. For nearly half a century of Cold War, America and the Free World were defined by opposition to Communism...but was this merely a red herring to ensure the domination of the haves over the have-nots? Read Empower the People, form your own conclusions...and hit the brakes!
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Friendship: Great Minds On The Deepest Bond

Product : Friendship: Great Minds On The Deepest Bond
Category : Books>Family and Relationships
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Description : Friendship-that special bond based on trust and affection, understanding and devotionis the strongest connection between people. Even when the fire of romance and marriage dwindles, it is friendship that sustains.A collection of contemporary and classic stories, essays, poems, and letters about this unique intimacy, Friendship looks at the relationship in all its forms: among children, between women and men, mothers and daughters, even between a man and his bike. From Anne Lamott to Walt Whitman, from Sark to Jack London, Friendship speaks of first friends, new friends, and old friends, of the devotion of friends who are family, of best friends, of companionship, and of the defining grace of all friendships-alliance.This inspirational collection expresses the paradoxes and truths-things felt but often unspoken-between friends, Profound, entertaining, and eccentric, Friendship celebrates and embraces the stages and diversities of this golden bond.
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Slow Cooker Cooking

Product : Slow Cooker Cooking
Category : Books>Food and Drink>Quick and Easy
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Description : When someone says "slow cooker," do you think of pot roast or chili? Now you can think Slow Cooked Salmon, Caramelized Onion Soup, falling-off-the-bone Lamb You Can Eat with a Spoon, and Flourless Pear Anise Soufflé. If these dishes whet your appetite, it's time to take that slow cooker out of the closet, plug it in, and get ready for Slow Cooker Cooking.Lora Brody knows her appliances. She inspired a whole new generation of bread bakers with her best-selling bread machine books. Here she pushes the slow cooker to places no one ever expected it to go, inventing fruit bases for soufflés and ice creams, reducing milk and sugar to make Dulce de Leche, and infusing oils with herbs. In addition to creating innovative takes on one-pot meals such as classic New England Boiled Dinner, Venison Stew with Mushrooms, and Osso Buco with Gremolata, here you will find recipes for ingredients that are the basis for other dishes, such as Duxelles, Braised Chestnuts, and vegetable and chicken stocks. Vegetarians will enjoy recipes such as Ragoût of Leeks, Fennel, and Celery and Virtuous Lentil Soup, and dessert lovers will rejoice when they see recipes for Hazelnut Chocolate Fondue and Coconut Rice Pudding.Creative cooking in the slow cooker doesn't mean giving up any of the convenience associated with this popular appliance. You still add the ingredients to the pot and go about your day (or evening), letting the slow cooker do all the work.Thanks to the pot's sealed insert and consistently even heat, food cooks under ideal conditions to make it tender and bring out maximum flavor. Come home to a kitchen perfumed with an aroma that promises good things to eat and find a perfectly cooked dish to enjoy.
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Ted

Product : Ted
Category : Books
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Description : If Dad''s always working and impossible to play with, and your birthday came and went faster than you can say boring, then a visit from a certain raspberry-colored, fantastically fun friend might be just what the doctor ordered. Because with Ted, just about anything''s possible!
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Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos

Product : Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : On a rainy day in May 1988, a lowland gorilla named Willie B. stepped outdoors for the first time in twenty-seven years, into a new landscape immersion exhibit. Born in Africa, Willie B. had been captured by an animal collector and sold to a zoo. During the decades he spent in a cage, zoos stopped collecting animals from the wild and Americans changed the ways they wished to view animals in the zoo. Zoos developed new displays to simulate landscapes like the Amazon River basin and African forests. Exhibits similar to animals'' natural habitats began to replace old-fashioned animal houses.But such displays are only the most recent effort of zoos to present their audiences with an authentic experience of nature. Since the first zoological park opened in the United States in Philadelphia in 1874, zoos have promised their visitors a journey into the natural world. And for more than a century they have been popular places for education and recreation: every year more than 130 million Americans go to zoos to look at the animals and enjoy a day outdoors.The first book-length history of American zoos,Animal Attractionsexamines the meaning of nature in the city by looking at the ways zoos have assembled and displayed their animal collections. Situated literally and culturally in the American middle landscape, zoos are concrete expressions of longstanding tensions between wildness and civilization, science and popular culture, education and entertainment. In their efforts to promote nature appreciation, they reveal much about how our culture envisions the natural world and the human place in it and how these ideas have changed.
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Tags: Elizabeth Hanson, Books, Science and Nature, Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos

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Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929

Product : Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies>Political Science>Government
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Description : The modern, centralized American state was supposedly born in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Kimberley S. Johnson argues that this conventional wisdom is wrong. Cooperative federalism was not born in a Big Bang, but instead emerged out of power struggles within the nation''s major political institutions during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Examining the fifty-two years from the end of Reconstruction to the beginning of the Great Depression, Johnson shows that the first New Federalism was created during this era from dozens of policy initiatives enacted by a modernizing Congress. The expansion of national power took the shape of policy instruments that reflected the constraints imposed by the national courts and the Constitution, but that also satisfied emergent policy coalitions of interest groups, local actors, bureaucrats, and members of Congress.Thus, argues Johnson, the New Deal was not a decisive break with the past, but rather a superstructure built on a foundation that emerged during the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Her evidence draws on an analysis of 131 national programs enacted between 1877 and 1930, a statistical analysis of these programs, and detailed case studies of three of them: the Federal Highway Act of 1916, the Food and Drug Act of 1906, and the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921. As this book shows, federalism has played a vital but often underappreciated role in shaping the modern American state.
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The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Product : The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : How old is prejudice against black people? Were the racist attitudes that fueled the Atlantic slave trade firmly in place 700 years before the European discovery of sub-Saharan Africa? In this groundbreaking book, David Goldenberg seeks to discover how dark-skinned peoples, especially black Africans, were portrayed in the Bible and by those who interpreted the Bible--Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Unprecedented in rigor and breadth, his investigation covers a 1,500-year period, from ancient Israel (around 800 B.C.E.) to the eighth century C.E., after the birth of Islam. By tracing the development of anti-Black sentiment during this time, Goldenberg uncovers views about race, color, and slavery that took shape over the centuries--most centrally, the belief that the biblical Ham and his descendants, the black Africans, had been cursed by God with eternal slavery.Goldenberg begins by examining a host of references to black Africans in biblical and postbiblical Jewish literature. From there he moves the inquiry from Black as an ethnic group to black as color, and early Jewish attitudes toward dark skin color. He goes on to ask when the black African first became identified as slave in the Near East, and, in a powerful culmination, discusses the resounding influence of this identification on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thinking, noting each tradition''s exegetical treatment of pertinent biblical passages.Authoritative, fluidly written, and situated at a richly illuminating nexus of images, attitudes, and history,The Curse of Hamis sure to have a profound and lasting impact on the perennial debate over the roots of racism and slavery, and on the study of early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism

Product : Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : American public policy has become demonstrably more conservative since the 1960s. Neither Jimmy Carter nor Bill Clinton was much like either John F. Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson. The American public, however, has not become more conservative. Why, then, the right turn in public policy? Using both individual and aggregate level survey data, Marc Hetherington shows that the rapid decline in Americans'' political trust since the 1960s is critical to explaining this puzzle. As people lost faith in the federal government, the delivery system for most progressive policies, they supported progressive ideas much less. The 9/11 attacks increased such trust as public attention focused on security, but the effect was temporary.Specifically, Hetherington shows that, as political trust declined, so too did support for redistributive programs, such as welfare and food stamps, and race-targeted programs. While the presence of race in a policy area tends to make political trust important for whites, trust affects policy preferences in other, non-race-related policy areas as well. In the mid-1990s the public was easily swayed against comprehensive health care reform because those who felt they could afford coverage worried that a large new federal bureaucracy would make things worse for them. In demonstrating a strong link between public opinion and policy outcomes, this engagingly written book represents a substantial contribution to the study of public opinion and voting behavior, policy, and American politics generally.
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Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

Product : Why Did Europe Conquer the World?
Category : Books>History
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Description : Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe establish global dominance, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? InWhy Did Europe Conquer the World?, Philip Hoffman demonstrates that conventional explanations-such as geography, epidemic disease, and the Industrial Revolution-fail to provide answers. Arguing instead for the pivotal role of economic and political history, Hoffman shows that if certain variables had been different, Europe would have been eclipsed, and another power could have become master of the world. Hoffman sheds light on the two millennia of economic, political, and historical changes that set European states on a distinctive path of development, military rivalry, and war. This resulted in astonishingly rapid growth in Europe''s military sector, and produced an insurmountable lead in gunpowder technology. The consequences determined which states established colonial empires or ran the slave trade, and even which economies were the first to industrialize. Debunking traditional arguments,Why Did Europe Conquer the World?reveals the startling reasons behind Europe''s historic global supremacy.
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The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It

Product : The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies>Political Science
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Description : The Butterfly Defectaddresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk.Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere-in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth.The Butterfly Defectshows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.
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The Little Book of Black Holes

Product : The Little Book of Black Holes
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holesBlack holes, predicted by Albert Einstein''s general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his equations, he never accepted their physical reality-a viewpoint many shared. This all changed in the 1960s and 1970s, when a deeper conceptual understanding of black holes developed just as new observations revealed the existence of quasars and X-ray binary star systems, whose mysterious properties could be explained by the presence of black holes. Black holes have since been the subject of intense research-and the physics governing how they behave and affect their surroundings is stranger and more mind-bending than any fiction.After introducing the basics of the special and general theories of relativity, this book describes black holes both as astrophysical objects and theoretical "laboratories" in which physicists can test their understanding of gravitational, quantum, and thermal physics. From Schwarzschild black holes to rotating and colliding black holes, and from gravitational radiation to Hawking radiation and information loss, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments and analogies to explain their subject accessibly. They also describe the decades-long quest to observe the universe in gravitational waves, which recently resulted in the LIGO observatories'' detection of the distinctive gravitational wave "chirp" of two colliding black holes-the first direct observation of black holes'' existence.The Little Book of Black Holestakes readers deep into the mysterious heart of the subject, offering rare clarity of insight into the physics that makes black holes simple yet destructive manifestations of geometric destiny.
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Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Product : Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in another. Does ethical life arise from human nature itself? Is it a universal human trait? Or is it a product of one''s cultural and historical context? Webb Keane offers a new approach to the empirical study of ethical life that reconciles these questions, showing how ethics arise at the intersection of human biology and social dynamics.Drawing on the latest findings in psychology, conversational interaction, ethnography, and history,Ethical Lifetakes readers from inner city America to Samoa and the Inuit Arctic to reveal how we are creatures of our biology as well as our history-and how our ethical lives are contingent on both. Keane looks at Melanesian theories of mind and the training of Buddhist monks, and discusses important social causes such as the British abolitionist movement and American feminism. He explores how styles of child rearing, notions of the person, and moral codes in different communities elaborate on certain basic human tendencies while suppressing or ignoring others.Certain to provoke debate,Ethical Lifepresents an entirely new way of thinking about ethics, morals, and the factors that shape them.
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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

Product : The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called Last Stop. They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever.Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs-an astonishing 6,000 miles. His journey took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and all walks of life. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan.Truly unforgettable,The New York Nobody Knowswill forever change how you view the world''s greatest city.
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Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint

Product : Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint
Category : Books
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Description : Many of Cy Twombly''s paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases-naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarmé, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work.Reading Cy Twomblyposes both literary and art historical questions. How does poetic reference in largely abstract works affect their interpretation?Reading Cy Twomblyis the first book to focus specifically on the artist''s use of poetry. Twombly''s library formed an extension of his studio and he sometimes painted with a book open in front of him. Drawing on original research in an archive that includes his paint-stained and annotated books, Mary Jacobus''s account-richly illustrated with more than 125 color and black-and-white images-unlocks an important aspect of Twombly''s practice.Jacobus shows that poetry was an indispensable source of reference throughout Twombly''s career; as he said, he never really separated painting and literature. Among much else, she explores the influence of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson; Twombly''s fondness for Greek pastoral poetry and Virgil''sEclogues; the inspiration of theIliadand Ovid''sMetamorphoses; and Twombly''s love of Keats and his collaboration with Octavio Paz.Twombly''s art reveals both his distinctive relationship to poetry and his use of quotation to solve formal problems. A modern painter, he belongs in a critical tradition that goes back, by way of Roland Barthes, to Baudelaire.Reading Cy Twomblyopens up fascinating new readings of some of the most important paintings and drawings of the twentieth century.
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Utopias of One

Product : Utopias of One
Category : Books
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Description : Utopias fail. Utopias of one do not. They are perfect worlds. Yet their success comes at a cost. They are radically singular-and thus exclusive and inimitable.Utopias of Oneis a major new account of utopian writing. Joshua Kotin examines how eight writers-Henry David Thoreau, W. E. B. Du Bois, Osip and Nadezhda Mandel''shtam, Anna Akhmatova, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, and J. H. Prynne-construct utopias of one within and against modernity''s two large-scale attempts to harmonize individual and collective interests: liberalism and communism. The book begins in the United States between the buildup to the Civil War and the end of Jim Crow; continues in the Soviet Union between Stalinism and the late Soviet period; and concludes in England and the United States between World War I and the end of the Cold War. The book, in this way, captures how writers from disparate geopolitical contexts resist state and normative power to construct perfect worlds-for themselves alone.Utopias of Onemakes a vital contribution to debates about literature and politics, presenting innovative arguments about aesthetic difficulty, personal autonomy, and complicity and dissent. The book also models a new approach to transnational and comparative scholarship, combining original research in English and Russian to illuminate more than a century and a half of literary and political history.
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Politics and Change in a Traditional Society: Lebanon 1711-1845

Product : Politics and Change in a Traditional Society: Lebanon 1711-1845
Category : Books>History
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Description : The author considers the transformation of Lebanese feudalism into a communal system with burgeoning national consciousness. He places particular emphasis on the conflict between institutions and on the impact of nonpolitical organizations on the political system.Originally published in 1968.ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Aerodynamics of Turbines and Compressors. (HSA-1), Volume 1

Product : Aerodynamics of Turbines and Compressors. (HSA-1), Volume 1
Category : Books
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Description : Volume X of theHigh Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsionseries. Contents include: Theory of Two-Dimensional Flow through Cascades; Three-Dimensional Flow in Turbomachines; Experimental Techniques; Flow in Cascades; The Axial Compressor Stage; The Supersonic Compressor; Aerodynamic Design of Axial Flow Turbines; The Radial Turbine; The Centrifugal Compressor; Intermittent Flow Effects.Originally published in 1964.ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Tony's Bread

Product : Tony's Bread
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction>Fairy Tales and Folklore
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Description : Tony dreams that one day he''ll become the most famous baker in northern Italy. His poor daughter Serafina wants to be allowed to marry. Each of their dreams seems far away until Angelo, a rich young nobleman from Milan, appears and devises a way to make everyone''s dreams come true.From the eBook edition.
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What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Product : What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
Category : Books
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Description : A fun historic tale by Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas and he was also a man of many talents. He was also an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time).The resulting book remains a brilliant partnership of children''s publishing talents.--Children''s Literature
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The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Product : The Wolf's Chicken Stew
Category : Books
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Description : The wolf loves to eat more than anything in the world and one day he has a terrible craving for chicken stew. He spots a chicken who seems just right, but then he thinks how much more stew there will be if he fattens her up before dining himself. So he goes home and begins to cook all kinds of scrumptious food for the chicken to eat. A big surprise is in store for the wolf when he finally visits Mrs. Chicken to collect his meal.
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The Art Lesson

Product : The Art Lesson
Category : Books
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Description : Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can''t wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of rules, he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the rules makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one''s individuality.Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona. Fans of all ages will be pleased to hear that The Art Lesson is, in fact, based on the artist''s own experiences growing up, and offers a welcome glimpse into his past. This bright picture book is as covered with drawings as the walls of Tommy''s parents'' and grandparents'' houses, and sends an inspirational message to budding artists and individualists. Break out the crayons!
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Let's Talk About It:  Divorce

Product : Let's Talk About It: Divorce
Category : Books
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Description : Mister Rogers''s talent for calmly explaining scary emotional upheaval to young children shines in this latest volume....Rogers offers caring support and validation for readers working through such trauma, and he supplies concrete examples of ways kids can deal with the stress....Books that offer such honest reassurance are rare. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Excellent. -- American BooksellerThis book fills a gaping hole on library shelves. -- School Library Journal
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The Baby Sister

Product : The Baby Sister
Category : Books
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Description : Tommy''s so excited that his mom is having a baby, and he asks her for a baby sister with a red ribbon in her hair. But he didn''t ask for stern Nana Fall-River to come while his mom is in the hospital. Tommy and Nana don''t get along very well, but when little Maureen is born, all the trouble is forgotten.
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