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  1. Book ImageThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    Brian Greene

    The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.More

  2. Book ImageDorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits

    Linda Gordon

    Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography: The definitive biography of a heroic chronicler of America's Depression and one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers.More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageStitches: A Memoir

    David Small

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist that "breaks new ground for graphic novels" (Francois Mouly, art editor, The New Yorker).More

  5. Book ImageOldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects

    Mark Oldman

    PBS wine guru Mark Oldman quenches the universal thirst for the affordable gems coveted by insiders.More

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageSerious Men: A Novel

    Manu Joseph

    A poignant, bitingly funny Indian satire and love story set in a scientific institute and in Mumbai’s humid tenements.More

  8. Book ImageEarly Collected Poems: 1965-1992

    Gerald Stern

    “Stern’s unadorned craftsmanship has few rivals in American letters.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  9. Book ImageThe Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus

    A Nobel Prize–winning cancer biologist, leader of major scientific institutions, and scientific adviser to President Obama reflects on his remarkable career.More

  10. Book ImageThe Great Perhaps: A Novel

    Joe Meno

    “This ambitious, adventurous writer . . . recalls Anton Chekhov with his amused appreciation of human foibles.”—Wendy Smith, Chicago TribuneMore

  11. Book ImagePalestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

    Saree Makdisi, Alice Walker

    “A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. TutuMore

  12. Book ImageOpal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

    Clive James

    “A generous helping of [James’s] very best, guaranteed to lift the spirit and raise the eyebrow.”—Billy CollinsMore

  13. Book ImageSomewhere Towards the End: A Memoir

    Diana Athill

    Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and a New York Times bestseller: a prize-winning, critically acclaimed memoir on life and aging —“An honest joy to read” (Alice Munro).More

  14. Book ImageIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”—Financial TimesMore

  15. Book ImageMichelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    Deborah Willis, Emily Bernard

    A stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama that finally puts her phenomenal fame into a cultural and historical context we can all understand.More

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