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Cyteen

C.J. Cherryh



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The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition

Starhawk

Explores the practices and philosophies of witchcraft and Goddess religion

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Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)

Dan Brown

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is ...

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A Modest Proposal (Forgotten Books)

Jonathan Oswald Donn Swift

A MODEST PROPOSAL T is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads and ...

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Middlesex~Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides

" Middlesexis the story of Cal or Calliope Stephanides, a comic epic of a family's American life, and the expansive history of a gene travelling down through ...

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This Side of Paradise

Francis Scott Fitzgerald

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE is F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, published in 1920.

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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Large Print Classics)

Henry David Thoreau

The product of his two-year stay there was this volume of classic essays--one of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective ...

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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

John Irving'sA Prayer for Owen Meanyis the inspiring modern classic that introducedtwo of the author's most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in ...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland was a11 immediate success. as Was its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. ( '.innll's sense olthe absurd and ...

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Fast Speaking Woman: Chants and Essays (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)

Anne Waldman

This expanded edition of Anne Waldman's poems and essays adds 20 poems and three essays to the original.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.

Stating that hypersensitivity is an asset rather than a flaw, a guide for the one out of every five people who is highly subject to his or her surroundings ...

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Ralph S. Mouse

Beverly Cleary

Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for ...

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Steppenwolf: A Novel

Hermann Hesse

A critique of bourgeois society is viewed through the perceptions and beliefs of alonely and sensitive man through his partly beautiful, partly diseased ...

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Earth Abides

George R. Stewart

I didn't discover Earth Abides until quite a few years later. I loved both Fire and Storm, and with good ... And that's all thanks to George R. Stewart, ...

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Cryptonomicon

Neal Stephenson

More than fifty years after Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse and Sergeant Bobby Shaftoe areassigned to Detachment 2702, a secret cryptographic mission, their ...

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100 Selected Poems

e. e. cummings

Lyrical verses span the career of a twentieth-century American poet, and illuminate his concern for the future of humanity

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The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War

Roy Morris

The first full account of Whitman's Civil War years sheds new light on the man, his poetry, and the treatment of the war's sick and wounded.

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The Republic

Plato

The Republic is a classic dialogue between Socrates and his friends concerning justice in man and the state, the Platonic theory of ideas, and concepts of ...

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)

Madeleine L'Engle

The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

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The Other Bible

Willis Barnstone



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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

Rhoda Janzen

"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world ...

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The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, No. 3)

Dan Brown

Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.

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Great Expectations (A Norton Critical Edition)

Charles Dickens, Edgar Rosenberg



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At Swim Two Boys

Jamie O'Neill

O'Neill tells the story of the love of two boys: Jim, a naive and reticent scholar and the younger son of the foolish aspiring shopkeeper Mr. Mack, and Doyler, ...

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Why They Buy: American Consumer Inside and Out

Robert B. Settle



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Life Is a Lonely Place: Five Teen-Age Alcoholics

Elizabeth Ryan



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Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh



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The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore

Douglas Monroe

"A complete introductory course in Celtic Druidism, packaged within the framework of 21 authentic and expanded story-lessons."--cover.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Join Huckleberry Finn and runaway slave, Jim, as they escape from their tormentors and head down the Mississippi River.

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The Prince: Second Edition

Niccolo Machiavelli

Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power.

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Pride and Prejudice (Insight Edition)

Jane Austen

Jane Austens beloved classic--the tale of the Regency romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy--is now presented with engaging side notes that offer ...

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Dune (S.F. Masterworks Paperback)

Frank Herbert

Introducing a true publishing event& ... an all-new recording of Frank Herbert&' s & " astonishing science fiction phenomenon.& " * Beginning with Dune and ...

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The Ecology of Commerce

Paul Hawken



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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley





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Laughable Loves

Milan Kundera

In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road--only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds.

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Modern American Memoirs



JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987) As a teenager, James Baldwin preached the gospel in Harlem. ... and two years later, the nonfiction volume Notes of a Native Son. ...

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The Bell Jar (P.S.)

Sylvia Plath

Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.

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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)

Cormac McCarthy

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a ...

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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel

Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Elizabeth Gilbert

Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, an endeavor that took her to three ...

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Mrs. Bridge: A Novel

Evan S. Connell

Mr. and Mrs. Bridge turned and looked and they saw a shaggy girl, rather pretty in a gypsy sort of way — so Mrs. Bridge thought — who was wearing a silk ...

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The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

Charles Eisenstein

The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self.

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The Little Book of String Theory (Science Essentials)

Steven S. Gubser

The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today.

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The Book of Isaiah, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Sir George Adam Smith

HE first chapter of the Book of Isaiah owes its X position not to its date, but to its character. It was published late in the prophet's life. ...

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Ethics (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)

Benedictus De Spinoza (Benedict Spinoza)

And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his death his works were first banned by the Christian authorities as atheistic, then hailed by humanists as the gospel of Pantheism.His ...

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Deception Point

Dan Brown



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Mort

Terry Pratchett

For use in schools and libraries only. Reissue

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The (Collector's Library)

Oscar Wilde

All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally published as a series of single stories for Strand Magazine in the late 1890s, Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes combines all 12 of the ...

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Phaedo: or, The immortality of the soul

Plato Plato, Charles S Sanford



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