Julia Glass - Fiction - 2008 - 200 pages
In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move further apart.
Marjorie Garber - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 326 pages
Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a brilliant recasting of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of the protean Shakespeare. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ali Smith - Fiction - 2011 - 224 pages
Ali Smith and the short story are made for each other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Paul Verhaeghe - Psychology - 2011 - 212 pages
The author considers human sex and desire and sees personal and cultural longings as infused in familiar triangulation points; 'The Simpsons', 'Monty Python' and 'South Park' share a cultural landscape with Plato and the ancient Greek ...
Hakan Nesser - Fiction - 2009 - 335 pages
International Bestseller Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is on the case once more in this breathless thriller of deception, blackmail, and cold murder.
Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction - 2008 - 272 pages
Whatever the problem, whatever the case, we know we can count on Isabel's instincts to help her find the right solution. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Randall Kennedy - Social Science - 2011 - 288 pages
Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency.
Wangari Maathai - Social Science - 2009 - 190 pages
Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai’s remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Albert Howard - Nature - 2010 - 352 pages
Howard's The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in 1945.
Frans de Waal - Science - 2009 - 304 pages
In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans.