Dan Baum - History - 2009 - 335 pages
Death and Life in New Orleans Dan Baum. kind of role model is that for children?
Put .1 club of workingmen out there in colorful suits and five-hundred-dollar
shocs.Take over the street, from banquette to banquette, and till it up with a brass
David Shields - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 224 pages
The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.” ––Whitney Otto In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest, painfully funny book, acclaimed ...
Julie Kavanagh - History - 2013 - 304 pages
Everything is erased in the face of an incident which is far more important, the romantic death of one of the glories of the demi-monde, the beautiful, the famous Marie Duplessis.” With The Girl Who Loved Camellias, Kavanagh has written a ...
M.G. Vassanji - Fiction - 2013 - 320 pages
Giller Prize–winner M. G. Vassanji gives us a powerfully emotional novel of love and loss, of an African/Indian man who returns to the town of his birth in search of the girl he once loved—and the sense of self that has always eluded ...
Mason Currey - Reference - 2013 - 304 pages
. . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . .
Robert G. Kaiser - Political Science - 2013 - 448 pages
Act of Congress tells the story of the Dodd-Frank Act, named for the two men who made it possible: Congressman Barney Frank, brilliant and sometimes abrasive, who mastered the details of financial reform, and Senator Chris Dodd, who worked ...
Patricio Pron - Fiction - 2013 - 224 pages
The anticipated American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family.
David Goldhill - Medical - 2013 - 384 pages
Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Blending personal anecdotes and extensive research, Goldhill presents us with cogent, biting analysis that challenges the basic preconceptions that have shaped our thinking for decades.
Michael Lavigne - Fiction - 2013 - 336 pages
From the author of Not Me, this powerful novel about an Israeli father and his daughter brings to life a rich canvas of events and unexpected change in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
Margot Berwin - Fiction - 2013 - 240 pages
A bewitching tale of love, blood, power, and magic, Scent of Darkness is a wildly inventive novel that will seduce the reader’s every sense. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Brad Leithauser - Poetry - 2013 - 256 pages
The Oldest Word for Dawn reveals Brad Leithauser as a poet of surpassing tenderness and exactitude, a poet whose work, at sixty, fulfills the promise noted by James Merrill on the publication of his first book: “The observations glisten, ...
Anne Carson - Poetry - 2013 - 192 pages
In a stunningly original mix of poetry, drama, and narrative, Anne Carson brings the red-winged Geryon from Autobiography of Red, now called "G," into manhood, and through the complex labyrinths of the modern age.
Agata Tuszynska - History - 2013 - 320 pages
The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the ...