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Washington: A Life

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

From National Book Award-winner Chernow comes a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

Duong Thu Huong, Stephen B Young, Hoa Pham Young, Nguyen N Bich

A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...

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 Special priceThe Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Special priceThe Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

Steven Pinker

Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...

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At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

At Elizabeth David’s Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

Elizabeth David, Jon Gray, David Loftus, Jill Norman, Ruth Reichl

A classic-in-the-making compendium of the best recipes of Elizabeth David, the pioneering chef who introduced American and British home cooks to Mediterranean food in the late 1940s.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Roald Dahl, Iain Smyth, Quentin Blake

On pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap pages.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Eric Carle

Eric Carle's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life in this fantastic board game. Featuring bright illustrations, the game takes children on a journey of trasnformaiton as their caterpillar develops from egg to...

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 Special priceOne Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

One Sun One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia

Hetti Perkins, Margie West, Theresa Willsteed

Featuring over 240 colour plates, this volume canvasses an extraordinary diverse range of Aboriginal art. The 27 essays by leading authorities and 13 interviews with key artists are accompanied by an extensive chronology.

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 Special priceThe Glorious Vegetables of Italy

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy

Domenica Marchetti, Sang An

A collection of delicious recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes.

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 Special priceThe Luminaries

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize

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Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Helen O'Neill

In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae (starlet, couturier, painter) as well as her...

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 Special priceThe Infinity of Lists

The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

A lavishly illustrated celebration of lists in art and literature by one of Europe's most influential writers and thinkers.

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 Special priceParis Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

Karen Elizabeth Gordon, etc.

From the author of The Transitive Vampire comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book guides readers through the Paris that is,...

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 Special priceHow Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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 Special priceA Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceBetween the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The second great Patrick Leigh Fermor classic - and the sequel to A Time of Gifts - reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris

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 Special priceThe Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World's Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World: 13th Edition of the World’s Most Prestigious and Authoritative Atlas

Times Atlases

The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.

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At Last

At Last

Edward St Aubyn

A powerful reflection on pain, acceptance, and the treacheries of family, At Last is the stunning culmination of the Melrose books, a work of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Eric Carle

Eric Carle's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life in this fantastic board game. Featuring bright illustrations, the game takes children on a journey of trasnformaiton as their caterpillar develops from egg to...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-up Book

Roald Dahl, Iain Smyth, Quentin Blake

On pop-up, pull-tab, lift-the-flap pages.

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Now I am Big!

Now I am Big!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

A boy celebrates all of the new things that he can do now that he is a little older. On board pages.

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I Can Do it Myself!

I Can Do it Myself!

Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham

Explores and celebrates the accomplishments and milestones reached as children grow older.

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Touchthinklearn

Touchthinklearn

Xavier Deneux

Learn basic concepts like colours and opposites with these graphic, tactile board books unlike anything in the market!

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A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

A Field Guide to Fairies: Explore the Secret World of the Fairy Realm

Susannah Marriott

This enchanting picture book presents a series of lush full-color spreads, and each bewitching illustration is captioned with a description of a fairy's origins, legends in which the fairy appears, and its relationship to nature....

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Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

Mind Benders: Brain-Boggling Tricks, Puzzles, and Illusions

DK Publishing

Featuring 60 mind-bending questions and challenges with bright, appealing graphics, this interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, word and number games, mazes, and more encourages children to get away from their...

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 Special priceHow Many Jelly Beans?

How Many Jelly Beans?

Yancey Labat

How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day!

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 Special priceUnusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

Michael Hearst, Jelmer Noordeman

Introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms -- P. [4] of cover.

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 Special pricePrincess in Training

Princess in Training

Tammi Sauer, Joe Berger

Princess Viola aims to trade her fiesty moves for frilly princess skills in this picture book that zip-zup-zooms!

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 Special priceTime to Eat

Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Which animals eat bamboo, can gulp down a whole deer, or swallow rocks to help them eat?

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 Special priceCurious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

Curious George Curious about Learning Boxed Set

H A Rey

Curious kids will get learning fast with this Curious George educational kit jam-packed with everything four- to six-year-olds need to build their spelling, reading, and math skills. Includes storybook, CD, workbooks, flash cards,...

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 Special priceCurious George Magnetic Maze Book

Curious George Magnetic Maze Book

H. A. Rey

Curious George is exploring some of his favourite places - a town, a playground, a circus, a farm, and a campground - and he needs your help to reach his destination! With five mazes and six magnetic pieces, this book has many...

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 Special priceHealthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, Cynthia Pon, Melinda Gates

In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia...

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The Man from the Land of Fandango

The Man from the Land of Fandango

Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar

From the creators of Bubble Trouble, a whimsical, rhythmical rhymed romp that invites readers to meet a splendidly imaginary visitor.

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 Special priceKamishibai Man

Kamishibai Man

Allen Say

An old storyteller returns to the city to tell his own tale and discovers thechildren he used to entertain have not forgotten him in this picture book setin Japan. Full color.

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 Special priceKisses

Kisses

Barney Saltzberg

Pull, touch, lift, squeak, and smooch with this novelty extravaganza!

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 Special priceThe Loud Book!

The Loud Book!

Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska

Presenting kid-friendly noises in a way that is sure to make young readers cheer, The Loud Book! is the much louder companion to the New York Times -bestselling The Quiet Book. Full color.

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The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart

Eudora Welty

Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is the talk of Clay County and a constant source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle, whose determined efforts to thwart his generosity prove...

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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Delta Wedding

Delta Wedding

Welty Eudora

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 Special priceThis Incredible Need to Believe

This Incredible Need to Believe

Julia Kristeva, Beverley Bie Brahic

Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...

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Care of Wooden Floors

Care of Wooden Floors

Will Wiles

Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his...

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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates (Princeton University)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes readers to forbidden places. In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, Lucas Corso is brought in to authenticate a fragment of a manuscript purported to be The Three Musketeers. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult...

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 Special priceManhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Manhattan: Letters from Prehistory

Helene Cixous, Beverley Bie Brahic

Tells the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and...

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 Special priceExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Paul Torday

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe...

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 Special priceAll the King's Men

All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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Raised from the Ground

Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history

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Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero

An early example of Saramago's mastery, this novel takes us into the last days of Salazar's dictatorship when a second-rate artist is commissioned by a wealthy client to paint a portrait and the political and intellectual...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's best-selling novel is now a major motion picture directed by Mira Nair ( Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake ) and starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liev Schreiber

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 Read reviewBring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel, Mantel

The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

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