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  1. Book ImageMozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788–1791

    Christoph Wolff

    ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars.More

  2. Book ImageRailroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White

    "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageThe Forgotten Waltz: A Novel

    Anne Enright

    2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature

    "This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred reviewMore

  4. Book ImageFlagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas

    Dale Carpenter

    A 2012 New York Times Notable Book

    "A real-life detective story that reveals the drama behind the scenes of a great Supreme Court victory for human rights." —Linda Greenhouse

     

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  5. Book ImageIsland: The Complete Stories

    Alistair MacLeod

    Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “The genius of his stories is to render his fictional world as timeless.”—Colm TóibínMore

  6. Book ImageAll About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art

    Molly Stevens

    A master teacher provides delicious recipes and explains the principles behind the essential technique of roasting.More

  7. Book ImageThe Apple Lover's Cookbook

    Amy Traverso

    The most complete cookbook for enjoying and cooking with apples.More

  8. Book ImageThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    Eric Foner

    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeMore

  9. Book ImageThe Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel

    Mary Helen Stefaniak

    A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, GA, to reinvent itself, setting in motion events that lead to triumph and tragedy for the black teenager who happens to be the smartest person in Piedmont County, Georgia, in 1938–39.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageGreat House: A Novel

    Nicole Krauss

    Finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 ABA Indies Choice Honor Award in Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award
    Shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize in Fiction

    A powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.More

  12. Book ImageCharlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

    Yunte Huang

    Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book: “An ingenious and absorbing book. . . . It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story.”—Jonathan SpenceMore

  13. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Philip D. Zelikow

    Authorized Text, Shorter Edition

    “A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail.”—Washington PostMore

  14. Book ImageWhere I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010

    Maxine Kumin

    "The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."—BooklistMore

  15. Book ImageHovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch

    Dahlia Ravikovitch, Chana Bloch, Chana Kronfeld

    “[Ravikovitch’s] poems hum their messages like tuning forks. . . . [She] reaches visionary heights.”—Margot Lurie, New CriterionMore

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