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Product Description: The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504736398 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 31, 2016), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.

The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. ''Since childhood, I've longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery, and intrigue,'' he writes in this compelling anthology. The longing for escape has taken him from the ''bright green islands and turquoise seas'' of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond.In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh with his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway.In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, this ''perfect place to time-travel,'' he traces his own timeline. ''I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well.'' Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, ''Voyager,'' Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest of self-discovery. ''One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky,'' he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.

Hardcover:

9780061857676 | Ecco Pr, May 31, 2016, cover price $25.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504736404 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 31, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.

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Product Description: The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504736411 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 31, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.

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Product Description: Suffused with Russell Banks’s trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the twelve stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world...read more

Paperback:

9780061857669 | Reprint edition (Ecco Pr, September 9, 2014), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Suffused with Russell Banks’s trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the twelve stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world.

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Product Description: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.] [Read by Cassandra Campbell and J. Paul Boehmer] In Family Life, Russell Banks' first novel, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom...read more
By Russell Banks, Paul Boehmer (narrator) and Cassandra Campbell (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781482968675 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 12, 2013), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: [LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.

By Paul Auster (contributor), Russell Banks (contributor), Robert Cohen (contributor) and Art Spiegelman (editor)

Paperback:

9780789324009 | Universe Pub, May 30, 2012, cover price $29.95

A mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from a great American writer. Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Barely beyond childhood himself, the Kid is in many ways an innocent, trapped by impulses and foolish choices. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies. A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and reoffending sex offenders. The two men forge a tentative partnership. But when the Professor's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men's relationship shifts. Suddenly, the Kid must reconsider everything he has come to believe, and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision.

Hardcover:

9780061857638 | 1 edition (Ecco Pr, September 27, 2011), cover price $25.99

Paperback:

9780061857645 | Reprint edition (Ecco Pr, July 17, 2012), cover price $14.99
9781846685767 | Gardners Books, March 1, 2012, cover price $21.25 | About this edition: A mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from a great American writer.
9780062088857 | Large print edition (Harpercollins, September 27, 2011), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: “Like our living literary giants Toni Morrison and Thomas Pynchon, Russell Banks is a great writer wrestling with the hidden secrets and explosive realities of this country.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780061928277 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, September 27, 2011), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: In the tradition Huckleberry Finn and The Catcherin the Rye, Russell Banks’s quintessential novel of adisaffected homeless youth living on the edge of society “redefines theyoung modern anti-hero. . . . Rule of the Bone has its own culture andlanguage, and Bone is sure to become a beloved character for generations” (SanFrancisco Chronicle)...read more

Paperback:

9780062097002 | Reissue edition (Perennial, December 6, 2011), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: In the tradition Huckleberry Finn and The Catcherin the Rye, Russell Banks’s quintessential novel of adisaffected homeless youth living on the edge of society “redefines theyoung modern anti-hero.
9780749395261 | New edition (Minerva Pr, May 30, 1996), cover price $22.01 | About this edition: The story of a homeless youth living on the edge of society.

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9780606293013 | Demco Media, October 1, 2003, cover price $22.35 | About this edition: Slipping into the dangerous world of drugs and petty theft as a means of rebelling against an abusive home life, Chappie takes on a new identity and encounters a host of characters, including a sexually victimized young girl

Prebinding:

9781439508237 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The story of a homeless youth living on the edge of society - a lost boy who maps the cruel world that surrounds him with wit, humour and appalling honesty.
9780613709958 | Turtleback Books, May 1, 1996, cover price $25.75 | About this edition: Slipping into the dangerous world of drugs and petty theft as a means of rebelling against an abusive home life, Chappie takes on a new identity and encounters a host of characters, including a sexually victimized young girl

By Russell Banks (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780198246039, titled "Philosophical Subjects: Essays Presented to P. F. Strawson" | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 1980, cover price $59.00 | also contains Philosophical Subjects: Essays Presented to P. F. Strawson

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Product Description: With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. He writes with conversational ease and emotional insight, drawing on contemporary politics, literature, film, and his knowledge of American history...read more

Hardcover:

9781583228388 | Seven Stories Pr, June 1, 2008, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions.

Paperback:

9781583228913 | Reprint edition (Seven Stories Pr, February 1, 2010), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions.

In this compelling novel – a cross between Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Aviator – the acclaimed modern master takes us to riveting new territory.Part love story, part murder mystery, Russell Banks’s The Reserve is as gripping as it is beautifully written, set in a pre-WWII world of class, politics, art, love and madness.Vanessa Cole is a stunningly beautiful and wild heiress, her parents’ adopted only daughter. Twice-married, she has been scandalously linked to rich and famous men. On the night of July 4, 1936, inside the Cole family’s remote Adirondack Mountain enclave, known as the Reserve, Vanessa will lose her father to a heart attack – and meet Jordan Groves, a seductively carefree local artist whose leftist political loyalties to his working class neighbours are undercut by his wealth and his clientele. Jordan is easy prey for Vanessa’s electrifying charm. But the heiress carries a dark family secret. Unhinged by her father’s unexpected death, she begins to spin out of control, manipulating and destroying the lives of all who cross her path.Moving from the secluded beauty of the Adirondacks to war-torn Spain and fascist Germany, filled with characters that pierce the heart, The Reserve is a passionately romantic novel of suspense and drama that adds a new dimension to this acclaimed author’s extraordinary repertoire.From the Hardcover edition.

Hardcover:

9780747593676 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, May 5, 2008, cover price $26.45 | About this edition: In this compelling novel – a cross between Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Aviator – the acclaimed modern master takes us to riveting new territory.

Paperback:

9780676979732 | Reprint edition (Random House of Canada Ltd, February 10, 2009), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: In this compelling novel – a cross between Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Aviator – the acclaimed modern master takes us to riveting new territory.
9780061430268 | Reprint edition (Perennial, February 1, 2009), cover price $14.99
9780061469022 | Large print edition (Harpercollins, February 1, 2008), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Losing her father to a heart attack on the same night she meets a politically liberal artist, scandal-marked heiress Vanessa Cole hides a dark family secret that takes her from the Adirondacks to war-torn Europe and threatens everyone she encounters.

Miscellaneous:

9780061809583 | Harpercollins, October 13, 2009, cover price $10.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9780061457517 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, February 1, 2008), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Losing her father to a heart attack on the same night she meets a politically liberal artist, scandal-marked heiress Vanessa Cole hides a dark family secret that takes her from the Adirondacks to war-torn Europe and threatens everyone she encounters.

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Product Description: Since its inception as "forever wild" in the 1880s, New York's Adirondack Park has served as a model of conservation for the world. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting the diversity of life on Earth and preeminent Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb here team up to reveal feats of nature that the human eye on its own would not perceive...read more

Hardcover:

9780789320087, titled "Adirondack Wilderness: Wilderness" | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, June 16, 2009, cover price $19.98 | About this edition: Since its inception as "forever wild" in the 1880s, New York's Adirondack Park has served as a model of conservation for the world.
9780847826384 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, November 30, 2004, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Lush full-color photographs and an informative text reveal the great natural wonders of New York's gret Adirondack Park while detailing the region's role as a model of wilderness conservation.

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Product Description: As America undergoes global scrutiny, acclaimed novelist Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions with conversational ease and the insightful historical observation found in his works of fiction...read more

Paperback:

9788402420749 | Italian edition edition (Ediciones B, September 3, 2008), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: As America undergoes global scrutiny, acclaimed novelist Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions with conversational ease and the insightful historical observation found in his works of fiction.

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Product Description: An Omnibus Edition of Three Classic Early Novels from the Critically Acclaimed Author of Cloudsplitter and Affliction Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an adult fairy tale of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom where the myriad dramas of domesticity blend with an outrageous slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love in all guises, transcendent or otherwise...read more

Paperback:

9780061544521 | Perennial, July 1, 2008, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An Omnibus Edition of Three Classic Early Novels from the Critically Acclaimed Author of Cloudsplitter and Affliction Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an adult fairy tale of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom where the myriad dramas of domesticity blend with an outrageous slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love in all guises, transcendent or otherwise.

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Product Description: Historia formada por una trama de pasiones obsesivas y egoístas, Russell Banks describe sin asomo de piedad a sus protagonistas, amorales y narcisistas, representantes de la alta sociedad neoyorquina rica, culta y refinada, capaz de ser cómplice de la abyección con tal de conservar y hacer valer sus privilegios...read more

Paperback:

9788402420572 | Italian edition edition (Ediciones B, June 25, 2008), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Historia formada por una trama de pasiones obsesivas y egoístas, Russell Banks describe sin asomo de piedad a sus protagonistas, amorales y narcisistas, representantes de la alta sociedad neoyorquina rica, culta y refinada, capaz de ser cómplice de la abyección con tal de conservar y hacer valer sus privilegios.

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Losing her father to a heart attack on the same night she meets a politically liberal artist, scandal-marked heiress Vanessa Cole hides a dark family secret that takes her from the Adirondacks to war-torn Europe and threatens everyone she encounters. By the author of The Darling. 60,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780061430251 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, February 1, 2008), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Losing her father to a heart attack on the same night she meets a politically liberal artist, scandal-marked heiress Vanessa Cole hides a dark family secret that takes her from the Adirondacks to war-torn Europe and threatens everyone she encounters.

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Presents the starkly terrifying tale of Hannah Musgrave, a member of the radical organization, the Weather Underground, who marries a Liberian government official while on the run from American law enforcement.

Paperback:

9788466632683 | Italian edition edition (Ediciones B, November 30, 2007), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family.

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After Estrella Thompson approaches a diver that flops up on a Caribbean island, she is banished from the only home she has ever known, and her first goal is to buy a pair of shoes so that she can find a job.
By Russell Banks (other contributor) and Colin Channer

Paperback:

9781933354262 | Akashic Books, May 1, 2007, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: After Estrella Thompson approaches a diver that flops up on a Caribbean island, she is banished from the only home she has ever known, and her first goal is to buy a pair of shoes so that she can find a job.

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John Brown is America's most famous political terrorist, who in 1859 raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, intending to galvanise the Southern slaves into rebellion. This is John's story, told by his son. It recreates pre-Civil War America, and tells of one man's passage from abolitionist to guerrilla fighter and, finally, martyr.

Hardcover:

9780060168605 | Harpercollins, February 1, 1998, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Offers a fictional re-creation of the turbulent landscape of pre-Civil War America and of John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as narrated by the enigmatic abolitionist's son, Owen

Paperback:

9780747585305 | New edition (Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, November 20, 2006), cover price $25.80 | About this edition: John Brown is America's most famous political terrorist, who in 1859 raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, intending to galvanise the Southern slaves into rebellion.
9780060930868 | Perennial, March 1, 1999, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Offers a fictional re-creation of the turbulent landscape of pre-Civil War America and of John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as narrated by the enigmatic abolitionist's son, Owen
9780060950477, titled "The Physics of Baseball" | 2nd rev edition (Perennial, February 1, 1994), cover price $12.00 | also contains The Physics of Baseball | About this edition: Discusses the scientific principles involved in pitching and hitting a baseball, looks at the properties of bats, and describes the flight of a baseball

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781574532708 | Abridged edition (Audio Literature, May 1, 1998), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Offers a fictional re-creation of the turbulent landscape of pre-Civil War America and of John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as narrated by the enigmatic abolitionist's son, Owen.

Reinforced:

9780606217095 | Demco Media, July 1, 2001, cover price $24.96 | About this edition: Offers a fictional re-creation of the turbulent landscape of pre-Civil War America and of John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as narrated by the enigmatic abolitionist's son, Owen

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Product Description: “Few poets of the last thirty years have approached his diversity of formal innovations; few have communicated so intensively via performances and recordings, as often as not with integral musical settings; and few have proved so effective politically… a living modern classic for real...read more
By Russell Banks (introduced by) and Linton Kwesi Johnson

Paperback:

9781931337298 | Pap/com edition (Ausable Pr, September 1, 2006), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Few poets of the last thirty years have approached his diversity of formal innovations; few have communicated so intensively via performances and recordings, as often as not with integral musical settings; and few have proved so effective politically… a living modern classic for real.

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Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, whom she helps to escape from prison and who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780060197353 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2004, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family.

Paperback:

9780060957353 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 1, 2005), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, whom she helps to escape from prison and who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780792733379 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Sound Library, October 31, 2004), cover price $55.95 | About this edition: Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground.
9780792733386 | Mp3 una edition (Chivers Sound Library, October 31, 2004), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: "The Darling" is Hannah Musgrave s story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself.
9780694524235 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, October 1, 2004), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Having fled to West Africa in the late 1970s for her work as a political radical, Hannah Musgrave befriends notorious former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who years later leads a rebellion that threatens Hannah's family.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780792733362 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Sound Library, October 31, 2004), cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground.

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Product Description: Blues for Bill was born out of the desire to perpetuate the memory of our dear friend and teacher, Bill Matthews. Bill's work will last without our help, of course, but what of our memories of Bill himself? This collection of poems ensures that the world will remember his graciousness, intelligence, knowledge, style, good humor, capacity for friendship, immense talent and wit...read more
By Russell Banks (foreword by), Kurt Brown (editor), Meg Kearney (editor), Donna Reis (editor) and Estha Weiner (editor)

Hardcover:

9781931968232 | Univ of Akron Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Blues for Bill was born out of the desire to perpetuate the memory of our dear friend and teacher, Bill Matthews.

Paperback:

9781931968249 | Univ of Akron Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Blues for Bill was born out of the desire to perpetuate the memory of our dear friend and teacher, Bill Matthews.

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Product Description: This collection of short stories was selected by Russell Banks and printed in Canada by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. in 2004 under the title Montreal Stories and simultaneously in the United States by The New York Review of Books under the title Varieties of Exile...read more

Paperback:

9780771032776 | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, January 31, 2004, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This collection of short stories was selected by Russell Banks and printed in Canada by McClelland and Stewart Ltd.

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