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Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

By Roald Dahl

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By Roald Dahl, Jeremy Treglown (Introduction by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780307264909
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 17th, 2006

The temptation towards misbehavior we enjoy in his books for kids is also found in Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories for adults. Because the characters aren’t children, though, he doesn’t have to give them the keys to the chocolate factory, and he often twists the prize in the style of O. Henry. Alfred Hitchcock loved Dahl’s stories and dramatized quite a few on his TV series, if that gives you any idea what you’re in for. Laugh. Enjoy. Shiver.


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Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Jeremy Treglown (Introduction by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780307264909
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Everyman's Library - October 17th, 2006

The temptation towards misbehavior we enjoy in his books for kids is also found in Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories for adults. Because the characters aren’t children, though, he doesn’t have to give them the keys to the chocolate factory, and he often twists the prize in the style of O. Henry. Alfred Hitchcock loved Dahl’s stories and dramatized quite a few on his TV series, if that gives you any idea what you’re in for. Laugh. Enjoy. Shiver.


The temptation towards misbehavior we enjoy in his books for kids is also found in Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories for adults. Because the characters aren’t children, though, he doesn’t have to give them the keys to the chocolate factory, and he often twists the prize in the style of O. Henry. Alfred Hitchcock loved Dahl’s stories and dramatized quite a few on his TV series, if that gives you any idea what you’re in for. Laugh. Enjoy. Shiver.

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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

By Stephanie Coontz

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ISBN: 9780465098835
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Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

It’s one thing to be nostalgic about our own days gone by. It’s something else to believe in days gone by as seen on TV or at the movies, and that is what the author calls “the nostalgia trap.” If letting go of what we soaked up from the screens feels sad, take heart: The author argues that life is lots better lately, and she shares the facts to prove it.


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ISBN: 9780465098835
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Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

It’s one thing to be nostalgic about our own days gone by. It’s something else to believe in days gone by as seen on TV or at the movies, and that is what the author calls “the nostalgia trap.” If letting go of what we soaked up from the screens feels sad, take heart: The author argues that life is lots better lately, and she shares the facts to prove it.


It’s one thing to be nostalgic about our own days gone by. It’s something else to believe in days gone by as seen on TV or at the movies, and that is what the author calls “the nostalgia trap.” If letting go of what we soaked up from the screens feels sad, take heart: The author argues that life is lots better lately, and she shares the facts to prove it.

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Saturday

By Ian McEwan

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ISBN: 9781400076192
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Published: Anchor - April 11th, 2006

Completely compelling and beautifully written, SATURDAY is an its infinite look at a small chunk of time (in this case, one Saturday in the life of a London neurosurgeon) but much more personal in its rich and wide-ranging musings, including many about the world post 9/11, war, aging, fear, family, and work.


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$16.95
ISBN: 9781400076192
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Published: Anchor - April 11th, 2006

Completely compelling and beautifully written, SATURDAY is an its infinite look at a small chunk of time (in this case, one Saturday in the life of a London neurosurgeon) but much more personal in its rich and wide-ranging musings, including many about the world post 9/11, war, aging, fear, family, and work.


Completely compelling and beautifully written, SATURDAY is an its infinite look at a small chunk of time (in this case, one Saturday in the life of a London neurosurgeon) but much more personal in its rich and wide-ranging musings, including many about the world post 9/11, war, aging, fear, family, and work.

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My Heart Hemmed in

By Marie Ndiaye

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By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781931883627
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Published: Two Lines Press - July 11th, 2017

Marie NDiaye’s MY HEART HEMMED IN is extraordinary: an original and suspenseful novel that exposes all that is monstrous and ugly in the way that we regard those around us -- our tendency to harbor suspicions, judgments and prejudices against people we do not want or even try, to understand. Ndiaye takes us inside the disturbing mind of Nadia, her unforgettable protagonist, with writing that is arresting; the tension, immediately palpable, builds steadily. The temptation to turn the pages quickly is great but the prose is so fine that you will want to savor it. With its unsettling atmosphere reminiscent of Doris Lessing’s THE FIFTH CHILD, NDiaye’s brilliant novel obtains pride of place with the very best literary horror. MY HEART HEMMED IN is a morality tale for our times.


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By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781931883627
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Published: Two Lines Press - July 11th, 2017

Marie NDiaye’s MY HEART HEMMED IN is extraordinary: an original and suspenseful novel that exposes all that is monstrous and ugly in the way that we regard those around us -- our tendency to harbor suspicions, judgments and prejudices against people we do not want or even try, to understand. Ndiaye takes us inside the disturbing mind of Nadia, her unforgettable protagonist, with writing that is arresting; the tension, immediately palpable, builds steadily. The temptation to turn the pages quickly is great but the prose is so fine that you will want to savor it. With its unsettling atmosphere reminiscent of Doris Lessing’s THE FIFTH CHILD, NDiaye’s brilliant novel obtains pride of place with the very best literary horror. MY HEART HEMMED IN is a morality tale for our times.


Marie NDiaye’s MY HEART HEMMED IN is extraordinary: an original and suspenseful novel that exposes all that is monstrous and ugly in the way that we regard those around us -- our tendency to harbor suspicions, judgments and prejudices against people we do not want or even try, to understand. Ndiaye takes us inside the disturbing mind of Nadia, her unforgettable protagonist, with writing that is arresting; the tension, immediately palpable, builds steadily. The temptation to turn the pages quickly is great but the prose is so fine that you will want to savor it. With its unsettling atmosphere reminiscent of Doris Lessing’s THE FIFTH CHILD, NDiaye’s brilliant novel obtains pride of place with the very best literary horror. MY HEART HEMMED IN is a morality tale for our times.

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Life Itself: A Memoir

By Roger Ebert

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ISBN: 9780446584968
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 4th, 2012

Roger Ebert was more than an expert on movies who landed a TV show. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper man whose columns and reviews were as knowing about real people as about the movies. He was never been better than in telling the story of his own life, which was in decline as he wrote this. You’d never know it by what’s on the page.


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ISBN: 9780446584968
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 4th, 2012

Roger Ebert was more than an expert on movies who landed a TV show. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper man whose columns and reviews were as knowing about real people as about the movies. He was never been better than in telling the story of his own life, which was in decline as he wrote this. You’d never know it by what’s on the page.


Roger Ebert was more than an expert on movies who landed a TV show. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper man whose columns and reviews were as knowing about real people as about the movies. He was never been better than in telling the story of his own life, which was in decline as he wrote this. You’d never know it by what’s on the page.

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Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

By Stephen Fried

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ISBN: 9780553383485
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Published: Bantam - May 3rd, 2011

This fantastic pop history is page-turning Americana as well as a business case study. The story of Fred Harvey points directly to McDonald’s, Starbucks, and every franchised anything. He set out to duplicate his inns and dining rooms wherever the railroads were taking settlers, and he did exactly that. I closed this book longing to jump off a frontier train and step into a Harvey House.


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ISBN: 9780553383485
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Published: Bantam - May 3rd, 2011

This fantastic pop history is page-turning Americana as well as a business case study. The story of Fred Harvey points directly to McDonald’s, Starbucks, and every franchised anything. He set out to duplicate his inns and dining rooms wherever the railroads were taking settlers, and he did exactly that. I closed this book longing to jump off a frontier train and step into a Harvey House.


This fantastic pop history is page-turning Americana as well as a business case study. The story of Fred Harvey points directly to McDonald’s, Starbucks, and every franchised anything. He set out to duplicate his inns and dining rooms wherever the railroads were taking settlers, and he did exactly that. I closed this book longing to jump off a frontier train and step into a Harvey House.

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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

By Mark Harris

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ISBN: 9780143126836
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

A World War II history, a moviemaking book, a study of five famous filmmakers serving their country – this one is all that, and my favorite sort of nonfiction: taking multiple topics and combining them so freshly and successfully that it seems they must have always been entwined. No, that’s just a great writer pulling it all together in a single story for you.


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ISBN: 9780143126836
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

A World War II history, a moviemaking book, a study of five famous filmmakers serving their country – this one is all that, and my favorite sort of nonfiction: taking multiple topics and combining them so freshly and successfully that it seems they must have always been entwined. No, that’s just a great writer pulling it all together in a single story for you.


A World War II history, a moviemaking book, a study of five famous filmmakers serving their country – this one is all that, and my favorite sort of nonfiction: taking multiple topics and combining them so freshly and successfully that it seems they must have always been entwined. No, that’s just a great writer pulling it all together in a single story for you.

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

By Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

When Elisabeth Tova Bailey contracts a mysterious illness that keeps her bedridden, she finds herself entranced by a common snail living on her nightstand. The result is a lovely meditation on this small, unassuming creature. It's a look at how one woman survives the weariness of a severe illness and the beauty of life even in its most odd and miniature forms.


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ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

When Elisabeth Tova Bailey contracts a mysterious illness that keeps her bedridden, she finds herself entranced by a common snail living on her nightstand. The result is a lovely meditation on this small, unassuming creature. It's a look at how one woman survives the weariness of a severe illness and the beauty of life even in its most odd and miniature forms.


When Elisabeth Tova Bailey contracts a mysterious illness that keeps her bedridden, she finds herself entranced by a common snail living on her nightstand. The result is a lovely meditation on this small, unassuming creature. It's a look at how one woman survives the weariness of a severe illness and the beauty of life even in its most odd and miniature forms.

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Redeployment

By Phil Klay

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ISBN: 9780143126829
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

This collection of short stories about the Iraq War exhibits the reality of what happened over there, and how it affected the individual soldiers and Iraqis both during and after the war. Phil Klay served as a Marine in Iraq, and he fills his stories with the kinds of details that only someone who experienced it firsthand and observed it acutely could know. This book struck me because it offers a glimpse of understanding into a war that often felt distant to many Americans.


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ISBN: 9780143126829
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

This collection of short stories about the Iraq War exhibits the reality of what happened over there, and how it affected the individual soldiers and Iraqis both during and after the war. Phil Klay served as a Marine in Iraq, and he fills his stories with the kinds of details that only someone who experienced it firsthand and observed it acutely could know. This book struck me because it offers a glimpse of understanding into a war that often felt distant to many Americans.


This collection of short stories about the Iraq War exhibits the reality of what happened over there, and how it affected the individual soldiers and Iraqis both during and after the war. Phil Klay served as a Marine in Iraq, and he fills his stories with the kinds of details that only someone who experienced it firsthand and observed it acutely could know. This book struck me because it offers a glimpse of understanding into a war that often felt distant to many Americans.

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Silence: A Novel (Picador Classics)

By Shusaku Endo

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By Shusaku Endo, William Johnston (Translated by), Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250082244
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Published: Picador Modern Classics - January 5th, 2016

This book has been running around my head since I finished it. A novel that wrestles with the silence of God in the face of both faith and suffering, as well as the self-sacrificial nature of love, without coming across as overly simplistic, this book may be hard to read, but definitely worth it.


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By Shusaku Endo, William Johnston (Translated by), Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781250082244
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Published: Picador Modern Classics - January 5th, 2016

This book has been running around my head since I finished it. A novel that wrestles with the silence of God in the face of both faith and suffering, as well as the self-sacrificial nature of love, without coming across as overly simplistic, this book may be hard to read, but definitely worth it.


This book has been running around my head since I finished it. A novel that wrestles with the silence of God in the face of both faith and suffering, as well as the self-sacrificial nature of love, without coming across as overly simplistic, this book may be hard to read, but definitely worth it.

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