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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Vide... More details on The Underground Railroad

This was her grandmother talking. Cora’s grandmother had never seen the ocean before that bright afternoon in the port of Ouidah and the water dazzled after her time in the fort’s dungeon. The dungeon...
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The New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."-The ... More details on The Midnight Library

Mrs Elm made her first move. A knight hopping over the neat row of white pawns. ‘Of course, you’re going to be worried about the exams. But you could be anything you want to be, Nora. Think of all tha...
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National Book Award finalist

A New York Times notable book

"A tour de force, a womderful, entertaining and informative book." -Abraham Verghese, New York Times Book Review

After fifteen years in print, Woman remains an essential guide to everything... More details on Woman

PUTAFEWADULTS in a room with a sweet-tempered infant, and you may as well leave a tub of butter sitting out in the midday sun. Within moments of crowding around the crib, their grown-up bones begin to...
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Why has punditry lately overtaken news? Why do lies seem to linger so long in the cultural subconscious even after they've been thoroughly discredited? And why, when more people than ever before are documenting the truth with laptops and digital came... More details on True Enough

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The acclaimed classic novel and fan favorite-the far-future story of one man's quest to discover the truth behind a galactic war hero.... More details on A Talent for War

Cam Chulohn loved the plain stone chapel. He knelt on the hard bench and watched the crystal water dribble across Father Curry's fingers into the silver bowl held by the postulant. The timeless symbol...
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From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers.... More details on One Life at a Time, Please

When I first came West in 1948, a student at the University of New Mexico, I was only twenty years old and just out of the Army. I thought, like most simple-minded Easterners, that a cowboy was a kind...
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Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio

producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and

television personality, are old school friends. Despite very different

lives, they've never quite lost touch with ... More details on The Finkler Question

At around about this time - give or take half an hour - in a restaurant close by - give or take a quarter of a mile - Treslove's sons were settling the bill for dinner. They were in the company of the...
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One of Slate's 10 Best Books of the Year

Anthony Gottlieb's landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell's classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy.

Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but ... More details on The Dream of Enlightenment

DESCARTES (1596–1650) WAS A PARTICULARLY KNOWLEDGEABLE MAN, but he is more famous for what he pretended to doubt than for what he actually knew. How can I be sure that I am not dreaming?, he asked. Ho...
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"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb vol... More details on On Writing

A year or so later, my mother, my brother, and I were in West De Pere, Wisconsin. I don’t know why. Another of my mother’s sisters, Cal (a WAAC beauty queen during World War II), lived in Wisconsin wi...
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For a quarter century, more than a million readers-scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities-have been inspired by Anne Lamott's hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne'... More details on Bird by Bird

The very first thing I tell my new students on the first day of a workshop is that good writing is about telling the truth. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice d...
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