American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers: Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir
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American Smoke

By Iain Sinclair

The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in...

Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers

By Edited by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon

Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories—the extraordinary,...

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

By Mark Gevisser

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author’s fascination with...

Abroad: A Novel Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter Mood Indigo: A Novel
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By Katie Crouch

From the author of the bestselling Girls in Trucks, a sad, wry testament...

Bulletproof Vest

By Maria Venegas

The haunting story of a daughter’s struggle to confront her father's turbulent—and...

Mood Indigo

By Boris Vian; Translated from the French by Stanley Chapman

The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou,...

Cinnamon and Gunpowder: A Novel Metaphysical Dog: Poems The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species
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California Book Awards Master List

Cinnamon and Gunpowder

By Eli Brown

A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade—with...

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

Metaphysical Dog

By Frank Bidart

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A...

YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners

The Ghost with Trembling Wings

By Scott Weidensaul

“A thoughtful examination of the machinery of extinction ....

Tim Winton's Eyrie: Trailer
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Tim Winton's Eyrie: Trailer

In Eyrie, Tim Winton crafts the story of Tom Keely, a man struggling to accomplish good in an utterly fallen world. Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life. From the heights of his urban high-rise apartment, he surveys the wreckage of his life and the world he’s tumbled out of love with. Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, a woman from his past and her preternatural ch
Michael Holroyd Edward St. Aubyn Brian Switek
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Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd is the author of acclaimed biographies of George Bernard Shaw, the painter Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, as well...

Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge; a series of novels about the Melrose family, including the...

Brian Switek

Brian Switek is the author of Written in Stone. He is a regular online columnist for Smithsonian and Wired. He has written for Scientific American, Nature, The...

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Event Calendar Down to the Crossroads February 11 - April 26, 2014

Meet Aram Goudsouzian as he discusses his new book Down to the Crossroads.

Personal Intelligence
Event Calendar Personal Intelligence March 13 - May 5, 2014 - East Coast

See John D. Mayer read from his new book, Personal Intelligence.

Off Course Off Course
Event Calendar Off Course April 16 - May 18, 2014

Come meet Michelle Huneven, author of Blame, as she reads from her new novel, Off Course.

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