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Let The Great World Spin: A Novel

by Mccann, Colum

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers.

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

by Stiles, T. J.

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism.

Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy

by Waldrop, Keith

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Hoose, Phillip M.

When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.' 2009 National Book Award winner for Children's Literature.


Shadow Country

by Matthiessen, Peter

Peter Matthiessen's great American epic was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

by Gordon-Reed, Annette

Not only a biography of Sally Hemings, who bore 7 children by Thomas Jefferson, this book also details the extraordinary lives of her ancestors and descendants.

Fire to Fire

by Doty, Mark

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work.

What I Saw And How I Lied

by Blundell, Judy

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. ...


Tree of Smoke

by Johnson, Denis

The story of William 'Skip' Sands, CIA, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Viet Cong, and the disasters that befall him, a vision of human folly.

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

by Weiner, Tim

For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation despite its many blunders that lay hidden in its archives. Its mission was to know the world. When it did not succeed, it set out to change the world. Its failures have handed us, in the words of President Eisenhower, a "legacy of ashes."

Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005

by Hass, Robert

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection-his first to appear in a decade-are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Alexie, Sherman

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


The Echo Maker

by Powers, Richard

A complex novel dealing with the nature of consciousness, the nature of the self, and other philosophical and psychological themes.

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

by Egan, Timothy

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones.

Splay Anthem

by Mackey, Nathaniel

In a stunning new collection of poems of transport and transcendence, African-American poet Nathaniel Mackey's "asthmatic song of aspiration" scuttles across cultures and histories from America to Andalucía, from Ethiopia to Vienna in a sexy, beautiful adaptive dance.

The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation; Volume 1)

by Anderson, M. T.

Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.


Europe Central

by Vollmann and T., William

In this magnificent work of fiction, William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye to the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century.

The Year of Magical Thinking

by Didion, Joan

Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: the deaths of her husband and daughter a few months apart.

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

by Birdsall, Jeanne

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

Migration: New and Selected Poems

by Merwin, W. S.


The News from Paraguay

by Tuck, Lily

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and a horse named Mathilde.

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

by Boyle, Kevin

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle in 1920s Detroit.

Door in the Mountain

by Valentine, Jean

Since the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim.


by Hautman, Pete

"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god -- the town's water tower.


The Great Fire

by Hazzard, Shirley

National Book Award winner, an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of WWII, set in China, England and Japan

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