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Everyman by Philip Roth

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The bestselling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from "one family's harrowing encounter with history" (New York Times) to one... Continue Reading →

Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson

From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in... Continue Reading →

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries... Continue Reading →

The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism, by Naoki Higashida

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents... Continue Reading →

Barcelona al Alba

If you've always wanted to start reading in Spanish, but were always too intimidated to actually begin, this is the book for you. Barcelona al Alba is a graphic novel by Spanish cartoonist Alfonso Font, perhaps best known in Italy... Continue Reading →

Globalization / Anti-Globalization: Beyond the Great Divide

First published in 2002, this book by UK-based academics David Held and Anthony McGrew deals with one of the main debates in the field of international relations: can globalization survive in the twenty-first century? The answer, according to the authors,... Continue Reading →

Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

In his trademark charismatic and honest style, RICHARD BRASON shares the inside track on some of his greatest achievements over 40 years in business as well as the lessons he has learned from his setbacks. In Business Stripped Bare he... Continue Reading →

The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition

Covering an exhaustive range of information about Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence,... Continue Reading →

Atlas Shrugged. By Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand (1905-82), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working... Continue Reading →

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