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  1. Book ImageCrescent: A Novel

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  2. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  3. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  4. Book ImageThe Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

    Kwame Anthony Appiah

    "[Appiah's] work reveals the heart and sensitivity of a novelist. . . .Fascinating, erudite and beautifully written."—The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageThe Complete Works of Isaac Babel

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Et Al.

    "A celebration of literary genius framed by 20th-century tragedy."--Richard Bernstein, New York TimesMore

  7. Book ImageServants of the Map: Stories

    Andrea Barrett

    "Luminous....Each [story] is rich and independent and beautiful and should draw Barrett many new admirers."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  8. Book ImageThe Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction

    Thomas Beller

    "In the same way Salinger carved out the niche of male adolescence ....Beller approaches that mutable boy-to-man territory."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  9. Book ImageAgainst Love Poetry: Poems

    Eavan Boland

    A collection of poems about marriage by one of our most celebrated poets.More

  10. Book ImageSelected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan

    Paul Celan, John Felstiner

    The most wide-ranging volume of the work of Europe's leading postwar poet, including previously unpublished writings.More

  11. Book ImageHouse Lights: A Novel

    Leah Hager Cohen

    “Tantalizing ... captivating ... provocative.”—BooklistMore

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  13. Book ImageWarrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde

    Alexis De Veaux

    Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.More

  14. Book ImageDancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression

    Morris Dickstein

    A National Book Critics Circle finalist: "The definitive book about Depression culture for our time."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  15. Book ImageSonata Mulattica: Poems

    Rita Dove

    Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).More

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