Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Bear Comes Home: A Novel

    Rafi Zabor

    Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: "A hilarious, richly imagined bear's eye view of love, music, alienation, manhood and humanity . . . that recalls Pynchon at his most controlled."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  2. Book ImageNew York: An Illustrated History of the People

    Allon Schoener

    The definitive pictorial history of the diverse peoples of the world who have made New York their home.More

  3. Book ImagePassing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected

    Stanley Kunitz

    "Winner of the 1995 National Book Award, Passing Through confirms that the venerable doyen of American poetry is still a poet in his prime."—Atlantic MonthlyMore

  4. Book ImageShip Fever: Stories

    Andrea Barrett

    1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.More

  5. Book ImageThe Mismeasure of Man

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Revised & Expanded

    The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.More

  6. Book ImageThe Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France

    Robert Darnton

    Robert Darnton's work is one of the main reasons that cultural history has become an exciting study central to our understanding of the past.More

  7. Book ImageSelected Poems 1965-1990

    Marilyn Hacker

    Here is a rich collection of work from five books by one of America's most controversial poets. Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, forthright feminism, political acuity, and unabashed eroticism.More

  8. Book ImageWinter Numbers: Poems

    Marilyn Hacker

    Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.More

  9. Book ImageBlack Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

    Kip Thorne, Stephen W. Hawking

    Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.More

  10. Book ImageHen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderMore

  11. Book ImageNature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

    William Cronon

    A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston GlobeMore

  12. Book ImageAn Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991

    Adrienne Rich

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.More

  13. Book ImageGargantua and Pantagruel

    François Rabelais, Burton Raffel

    Biting and bawdy, smart and smutty, lofty and low, Gargantua and Pantagruel is fantasy on the grandest of scales, told with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience.More

  14. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImagePresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

    Dean Acheson

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

    With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.More

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