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  1. Book ImageTruth Comes in Blows

    Ted Solotaroff

    Winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, Truth Comes in Blows is renowned editor and critic Ted Solotaroff's prize-winning account of a coming of age at once quintessentially American and especially vexed.More

  2. Book ImageSomething Blue

    Jean Christopher Spaugh

    When Judy's sister Tina Lee becomes engaged, the swirl of activity as they plan for the wedding jolts Judy out of her routine.More

  3. Book ImagePower

    Linda Hogan

    "Linda Hogan's remarkable gift is a language of her own, moving gracefully between ordinary conversation and the embrace of divinity…Power is a haunting, beautiful testament." —Barbara KingsolverMore

  4. Book ImageThe Widow's Children

    Paula Fox, Andrea Barrett

    "Chekhovian. . . . Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesMore

  5. Book ImageVoyage of the Narwhal

    Andrea Barrett

    "A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls." —Denver PostMore

  6. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  7. Book ImageGenesis

    Robert Alter

    "[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert FaglesMore

  8. Book ImageShip Fever

    Andrea Barrett

    1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.More

  9. Book ImageMorality Play

    Barry Unsworth

    The national bestseller: A medieval murder mystery full of the wonders of the time—and lessons for our own time—by a master storyteller.More

  10. Book ImageSacred Hunger

    Barry Unsworth

    Winner of the 1992 Booker Prize for Fiction: "Possibly the best novel I've read in the last decade."—David HalberstamMore

  11. Book ImageJournal of a Solitude

    May Sarton

    In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas—and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey.More

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