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Examines depression in personal, cultural and scientific terms.
In this collection chronicling a 40-year career and its shifting concerns, Alan Dugan adds to his body of work with nearly three dozen new poems. Eloquent, blunt, funny, or bitter, the poet comments on every facet of life.
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it - an occasion to rise to.
National Book Award winner about a Polish actress who leaves the stage to journey to California and set up a commune with her friends in 1876.
The true story of a whaling ship that was sunk in 1820 by a sperm whale. Only 8 of the 20 sailors reached home after months adrift in the ocean.
This long-awaited collection from one of the most distinguished poets working today includes new poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from previous collections.
Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee.
This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart.
Following his National Book Critics Award winning "War Without Mercy on the Pacific theater," Dower (History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) examines the immediate aftermath of World War II in Japan.
It's the summer Toby's mother leaves for good. The summer his best friend's brother is serving in Vietnam. And it's the summer Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in town.
Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered at a small Bronx bar to comfort his widow and eulogize one of the last great romantics...
Writer Edward Ball opens Slaves in the Family with an anecdote: "My father had a little joke that made light of our legacy as a family that had once owned slaves.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.
Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loves.
Dancing on the Edgeby Nolan, Han
The love of science, the science of love--and the struggle to reconcile the two--are the subjects of this remarkable collection, stories and a novella.
An American Requiem is the story of one man's coming of age. But more than that, it is a coming to terms with the conflicts that disrupted many families, inflicting personal wounds that were also social, political, and religious.
Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.
He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable.
For governments, dealing with past injustice has been not a way to break free of it, but a first step in its recurrence. This book is about breaking that link, which promises most of those who survived communism's tragic past a tragic future as well.
A collection of Kunitz's best poems.
A scathing depiction of America's litigious society. Winner of the 1994 National Book Award.
Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. First published in 1994, a 2010 perspective is written by the author.
Winner of the 1994 National Book Award for poetry. A great new collection of poems by the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winner. Tate may just be our greatest poet, or at least our most interesting. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.