Trust Me: Short Stories
The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines...
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Titian: His Life
Hale, SheilaHarper Collins, New York
The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers...
Updike, John2013, Random House Paperbacks, New York
They meet by chance on Copacabana Beach: Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, surviving day to day on street smarts and the hustle, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl,...
The Prague Orgy
Roth, PhilipVintage Books, New York, 1996
In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed...
Debriefing: Collected Stories
Sontag, SusanFarrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontags shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book ranges from allegory to parable to autobiography and shows her...
A Brief Fantasy History Of A Himalayan
Norbu, ThinleyShambhala, Boston & London, 2014
Illustrated with color photos published for the first time, this collage of reminiscences affords a rare glimpse into the life of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist teacher. The author sets a magical...
A History of Cannibalism
Constantine, NathanArcturus Publishing Limited, 2018, London
This work is presented in a blisteringly honest, nothing-barred style of narrative. It tackles one of society's last remaining taboo subjects unflinchingly. "Silence of the Lambs", "Deliverance",...
How to Keep a Pet Squirrel
Scheffler, AxelFaber and Faber Limited, London, 2010
While dipping into The Children's Encyclopaedia of 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensable guide to procuring and caring for your pet squirrel. Intrigued by the unlikely notion...
J. D. Salinger - A Life
Slawenski, KennethRandom House Trade Paperback, New York, 2012
One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a...
Who Rules The World?
Chomsky, NoamHenry Holt and Company, New York, 2016
The world's leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American century, the nature of US policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights....
The Pigeon Tunnel
Le Carr?, JohnViking, New York, 2016
From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before...
Cimino, Al & Smith, Durden Jo & Frasca, M.A.Arcturus Publishing, London
The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. It grew to become a major political force in Italy, while its tentacles penetrated every aspect of life in the United States. Through...
Architects of Death: The Family Who Engineered the Death Camps
Bartlett, KarenSt. Martin's Press, New York
Architects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated the murder and incineration of more than one million people in the Holocaust were designed...
Fire and Flames
GeronimoPm Press, Oakland CA
Translated for the first time into English, the history of the German autonomous anticapitalist movement is traced back to the 1970s in this firsthand account. Battling police in riot gear, the...
The Relive Box and other stories
Boyle, T.C.Harper Collins, 2017, New York
While T.C. Boyle is known as one of our greatest American novelists, he is also an acknowledged master of the short story and is perhaps at his funniest, his most moving, and his most surprising in...
On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures
Chomsky, NoamHaymarket Books, Chicago Il
In the late 1980s, in the midst of Reagan's interventions in Central America, Chomsky travelled to Nicaragua and gave the lectures that became On Power and Ideology. The lectures provide a master...
pigeon feathers and other stories
Updike, JohnFawcett, Random House, New York
When this classic collection of stories first appeared in 1962, on the author?s thirtieth birthday Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: Updike is a romantic [and] like all...
Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real rogue states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward U.S. involvement in the Middle East,...
Updike, JohnRandom House Paperbacks, 2012, New York
The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim F?lix Ellello?. (A leader, writes Colonel...
Wilhelm Liebknecht and German Social Democracy
Pelz, William A.Haymarket Books, Chicago Il
Wilhelm Liebknecht and German Social Democracy is the most comprehensive collection available in English of the speeches and writings of Wilhelm Liebknecht, founder and leading voice of the German...
A postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child--an extraordinary raven girl trapped in...
Rare Books Uncovered
Rego Barry, Rebecca
Read about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1--the first appearance of Superman-saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who...
The Schooldays of Jesus
Coetzee, J. M.
Dav?d is the small boy who is always asking questions. Sim?n and In?s take care of him in their new town, Estrella. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog...
Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England, beginning in 1688 with a revolution and ending in 1815 with a famous victory. In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from...
The Shadow Girls
A poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan starts an unlikely writing group that requires...
Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honor, a sign of identity or a...
This collection of Oscar Wilde's writing includes fairy tales, short stories, and poetry. Influenced by the Irish fairy tales he heard as a child, Wilde allowed his imagination to run free across a...
Einstein and the Rabbi
A bestselling author and rabbi?s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi.
One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing...
Jerusalem: The Biography
Montefiore, Simon Sebag
Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of...
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