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Books make excellent gifts this holiday season.  Here are a few of our favorites.

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This I Believe

The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the...

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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This I Believe II

More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers...

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using “who” when...

Mignon Fogarty Mignon Fogarty

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The Wrecking Crew

How Conservatives Rule

From the author of the landmark bestseller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, a jaw-dropping investigation of the decades of deliberate—and lucrative—conservative...

Thomas Frank Thomas Frank

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The Jazz Ear

Conversations over Music

An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost...

Ben Ratliff Ben Ratliff

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Emotional Awareness

Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion

Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment At their first meeting, a remarkable...

By Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

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The Big Necessity

The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

An utterly original exploration of the world of human waste that will surprise, outrage—and entertain Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly,...

Rose George Rose George

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The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Majestic... Atkinson’s achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the...

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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Metropolitan Books

The Limits of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism

From an acclaimed conservative historian and former military officer, a bracing call for a pragmatic confrontation with the nation's problems The Limits of...

Andrew J. Bacevich Andrew J. Bacevich

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What Was Lost

A Novel

A tender and sharply observant debut novel about a missing young girl—winner of the Costa First Novel Award and long-listed for the Booker Prize, the Orange...

"...the proper shops, fountains, and plastic palms began. It was the school holidays, but too early..."

Catherine O'Flynn Catherine O'Flynn

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Man in the Dark

A Novel

A new novel with a dark political twist from “one of America’s greats.”* Man in the Dark is Paul Auster’s brilliant, devastating novel about the many...

Paul Auster Paul Auster

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Henry Holt and Co.

In a Time of War

The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002

The dramatic story of West Point’s class of 2002, the first in a generation to graduate during wartime They came to West Point in a time of peace, but soon...

Bill Murphy Jr. Bill Murphy Jr.

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Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting By in America

The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5...

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich

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Picador

An Incomplete Revenge

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to...

Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear

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The Silver Swan

A Novel

The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman’s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions ...

"...remembering the moment in McGonagle’s pub half a year ago when, dizzily drunk amidst the din of Christmas..."

Benjamin Black Benjamin Black

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The Perfect Scent

A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

From the New York Times perfume critic, a stylish, fascinating, unprecedented insider’s view of an industry and its charismatic characters No journalist...

Chandler Burr Chandler Burr

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House of Wits

An Intimate Portrait of the James Family

An American odyssey that reveals the fascinating complexities of one of history’s most brilliant, eccentric, and daring families The James family, one of...

Paul Fisher Paul Fisher

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The Boys in the Trees

A Novel

“This is a mesmerizing novel, that can truly claim to be filled with a ‘terrible beauty.’”—Alice Munro Newly arrived to the countryside, William Heath, his...

Mary Swan Mary Swan

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The Mind of the Market

Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics

Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy—and why people are so irrational about money How did we make the leap...

Michael Shermer Michael Shermer

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Picador

Volk's Game

A Novel

Alexei Volkovoy--known to the underworld as Volk--is a hardened veteran of the conflict in Chechnya, a gun-for-hire now living in a lawless Russia, serving two...

Brent Ghelfi Brent Ghelfi

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The Man Who Ate the World

In Search of the Perfect Dinner

An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world’s preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time ...

Jay Rayner Jay Rayner

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The Ridiculous Race

The most absurd, hilarious, and ridiculous travelogue ever told, by two hit-TV comedy writers who raced each other around the world—for bragging rights and a...

By Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran

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Dark Summit

The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount...

Nick Heil Nick Heil

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The Short Bus

A Journey Beyond Normal

“What makes this journey so inspiring is Mooney’s transcendent humor; the self he has become does not turn away from old pain but can laugh at it, make fun of...

"...-fifty mix of golden retriever and yellow Lab. But after my mom got a dog calendar for Christmas..."

Jonathan Mooney Jonathan Mooney

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