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  1. Book ImageMeeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  2. Book ImageCountry of Origin: A Novel

    Don Lee

    A dazzling debut novel by the prize-winning author of Yellow, set in the unique and exotic nightworld of Tokyo.More

  3. Book ImageOut of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

    David Goodstein

    Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel?More

  4. Book ImageStrangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century

    Graham Robb

    "A brilliant work of social archaeology....A major historical contribution."—Adam Goodheart, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageThe Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

    David Baron

    "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle TimesMore

  6. Book ImageMetamorphoses: A New Translation

    Ovid, Charles Martin, Bernard M. W. Knox

    "A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  7. Book ImageA Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

    Laura Schenone

    A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives.More

  8. Book ImageAll About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking

    Molly Stevens

    From the perfect pot roast to the fragrant complexity of braised endive, there's no food more satisfying than a well-braised dish.More

  9. Book ImageIn the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War.More

  10. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  11. Book ImageAn Hour in Paradise: Stories

    Joan Leegant

    "Joan Leegant writes stories that last, stories that take root in the soul."—Bret Lott, author of JewelMore

  12. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

    Authorized Edition

    Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil.
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  13. Book ImageEarly Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems

    B. H. Fairchild

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.More

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageCooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes

    Amanda Hesser

    "Tender, wry, passionate, truthful. To read Hesser's prose is to hunger for more."—Nigella LawsonMore

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