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Product Description: From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.            It’s 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg—professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband—has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement...read more

Hardcover:

9780307599582 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 21, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night, a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Paperback:

9780810126763 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, June 30, 2012), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck’s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film Lumumba...read more

Paperback:

9781609803933 | Seven Stories Pr, April 10, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck.

Miscellaneous:

9780307593825 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 24, 2010, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: Now in paperback, Wiesel’s newest novel “reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found a startling freshness.”—Le Monde des Livres  A European expatriate living in New York, Doriel suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss...read more

Hardcover:

9780307266507 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 17, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of our fiercest moral voices, a provocative and deeply thoughtful new novel about a life shaped by the worst horrors of the twentieth century and one man’s attempt to reclaim happiness.

Paperback:

9780805212129 | Reprint edition (Schocken Books, April 13, 2010), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Now in paperback, Wiesel’s newest novel “reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong.
9780739377307 | Large print edition (Random House Large Print, February 17, 2009), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Doriel, a European expatriate living in New York, suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739382066 | Unabridged edition (Random House, February 17, 2009), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A searing exploration of a man haunted by the horrors of the twentieth century, a man who feels he must be going mad but who finds a way out of the darkness.

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Product Description: Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning intergenerational saga. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth, in the mountains of Lebanon and in Havana, Cuba, origins recounts the family history of the generation of Maalouf's paternal grandfather, Boutros Maalouf: Why did Boutros, a poet and educator in Lebanon, travel across the globe to rescue his younger brother, Gebrayel, who had settled in Havana? Maalouf is an energetic and amiable narrator, illuminating the more obscure corners of late Ottoman nationalism, the psychology of Lebanese sectarianism, and the dynamics of family quarrels...read more

Paperback:

9780374531768 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 9, 2009), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning intergenerational saga.

In the 1670s, fourteen-year-old Marion, who has a talent for making perfumes, gets the chance to serve Louis XIV's mistress at the palace of Versailles, where she gets caught up in palace intrigue.

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9780385731034, titled "The Orange Trees of Versailles" | Delacorte Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the 1670s, fourteen-year-old Marion, who has a talent for making perfumes, gets the chance to serve Louis XIV's mistress at the palace of Versailles, where she gets caught up in palace intrigue.

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9780440419488, titled "The Orange Trees of Versailles" | Yearling Books, November 30, 2005, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: In the 1670s, fourteen-year-old Marion, who has a talent for making perfumes, gets the chance to serve Louis XIV's mistress at the palace of Versailles, where she gets caught up in palace intrigue.

Miscellaneous:

9780307491787, titled "The Orange Trees of Versailles" | Yearling Books, April 23, 2009, cover price $5.99

Library:

9780385901307 | Delacorte Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In the 1670s, fourteen-year-old Marion, who has a talent for making perfumes, gets the chance to serve Louis XIV's mistress at the palace of Versailles, where she gets caught up in palace intrigue.

At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things.

Hardcover:

9780385731041 | Random House Childrens Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things.

Paperback:

9780440419495 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, February 14, 2006), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things.

Miscellaneous:

9780307490780 | Yearling Books, April 2, 2009, cover price $5.99

Library:

9780385901314 | Italian edition edition (Delacorte Pr, October 1, 2004), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things.

Reinforced:

9780606349482, titled "Shadows of Ghadames" | Demco Media, February 14, 2006, cover price $14.53

Prebinding:

9781439574119 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 14, 2008), cover price $14.99
9781417807345, titled "Shadows of Ghadames" | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2007, cover price $16.00

Having given up his privileged life for the freedom to make his own decisions, fourteen-year-old Linus escapes the drudgery of Realm Two and joins with others to battle the power behind the Great Processor.

Hardcover:

9780385732307 | Italian edition edition (Delacorte Pr, October 11, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Having given up his privileged life for the freedom to make his own decisions, fourteen-year-old Linus escapes the drudgery of Realm Two and joins with others to battle the power behind the Great Processor.

Paperback:

9780440420392 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, July 10, 2007), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Having given up his privileged life for the freedom to make his own decisions, fourteen-year-old Linus escapes the drudgery of Realm Two and joins with others to battle the power behind the Great Processor.

Miscellaneous:

9780307490629 | Yearling Books, February 19, 2009, cover price $5.99

Library:

9780385902564 | Italian edition edition (Delacorte Pr, October 11, 2005), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Having given up his privileged life for the freedom to make his own decisions, fourteen-year-old Linus escapes the drudgery of Realm Two and joins with others to battle the power behind the Great Processor.

Prebinding:

9781417792511 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2007, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: After intentionally getting himself expelled from Realm One, Linus Hoppe believed he would experience more of real life.

In a utopian world, fourteen-year-old Linus, who is approaching the test that will determine which Realm he will live, rejects the accepted way of life and ventures to change his destiny.

Paperback:

9780440420385 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, December 30, 2006), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: In a utopian world, fourteen-year-old Linus, who is approaching the test that will determine which Realm he will live, rejects the accepted way of life and ventures to change his destiny.

Miscellaneous:

9780307483751 | Yearling Books, December 18, 2008, cover price $5.99 | also contains The Destiny of Linus Hoppe

Prebinding:

9781439522080 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $14.99 | also contains The Destiny Of Linus Hoppe, The Destiny of Linus Hoppe

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Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational saga. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth—in the mountains of Lebanon and in Havana, Cuba—Origins recounts the family history of the generation of Maalouf’s paternal grandfather, Boutros Maalouf. Maalouf sets out to discover the truth about why Boutros, a poet and educator in Lebanon, traveled across the globe to rescue his younger brother, Gabrayel, who had settled in Havana. What follows is the gripping excavation of a family’s hidden past. Maalouf is an energetic and amiable narrator, illuminating the more obscure corners of late Ottoman nationalism, the psychology of Lebanese sectarianism, and the dynamics of family quarrels. He moves with great agility across time and space, and across genres of writing. But he never loses track of his story’s central thread: his quest to lift the shadow of legend from his family’s past.  Origins is at once a gripping family chronicle and a timely consideration of Lebanese culture and politics. Amin Maalouf was a journalist in Lebanon until the civil war in 1975, when he left for Paris with his family. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and his books have won prestigious prizes, including the Prix Goncourt. Origins is at once a personal, family chronicle and a timely consideration of Lebanese culture and politics. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth—in the mountains of Lebanon and in Havana, Cuba—Origins is a hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational story by world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf.  The book recounts the family history of the generation of Maalouf’s paternal grandfather, Boutros Maalouf. Maalouf sets out to discover why Boutros, a poet and educator in Lebanon, traveled across the globe to rescue his younger brother, Gabrayel, who had settled in Havana. His search for the true story becomes an excavation of a family’s hidden past. Maalouf is an energetic and amiable narrator, illuminating the more obscure corners of late Ottoman nationalism, the psychology of Lebanese sectarianism, and the dynamics of family quarrels. He moves with great agility across time and space and across genres of writing, but he never loses track of his story’s central thread: his quest to lift the shadow of legend from his family’s past. "Expatriate Lebanese novelist Maalouf explores the gap between family legend and family history . . . Maalouf's narrative gains in emotional immediacy from its lack of the polished presentation often found in memoirs. We witness him sobbing on his Paris apartment floor in front of the trunk, devastated to realize how much he doesn't know. We rejoice with him at finding the decorated tomb of his great uncle . . . While exploring his own history, Maalouf inevitably stumbles across the effects of events played on the larger screen of his country and the world, such as the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 and World War I. His kin's reactions to tragedies and triumphs both personal and universal add to the book's vibrant texture and tone."—Kirkus Reviews "Along comes Amin Maalouf with his lovely, complex memoir, Origins, to remind us that Arab identity is as fluid, unsettled and ever-changing as the Mediterranean Sea where it kisses the shores of Lebanon, his country of origin, and France, where he has lived for the last 30 years . . . In Origins, Maalouf focuses mainly on his grandfather Botros, a schoolteacher who, having failed in business (he wanted to grow tobacco in the Bekaa plain), lives instead 'between notebooks and inkwells'; and on his more successfully entrepreneurial great uncle Gebrayel (his grandfather’s younger brother), who left Lebanon in late 1895 for the United States and three years later for Cuba. They are a study in contrasts. Botros, a dandified intellectual determined to bring enlightenment to his corner of the mountains, scandalously refuses to have his children baptized, sets up a 'Universal School' and roams his village bareheaded in a suit and cape, while Gebrayel establishes a successful retail business in Havana, only to die there under tragic circumstances . . . The descriptions of his brief sojourn in Havana—frustrations and impasses followed by an unexpected denouement involving a long-lost cousin—are the most gripping and evocative chapters in the memoir . . . Maalouf doesn’t only want to illuminate family history or amplify stories barely whispered for a hundred years; instead, he strives to reveal the fecund variety of his own family, of Arab life and history, of history itself. In doing so, he offers a lesson in the value of impermanence and shifting sands . . . Maalouf wants nothing more than to unwind the long scarf of memory and history, not to make a claim, but in celebration of human dignity, endeavor and 'wanderers who have lost their way.' He is one of that small handful of writers, like David Grossman and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who are indispensable to us in our current crisis."—Jonathan Wilson, The New York Times Book Review "When Amin Maalouf, the faithful chronicler of this meticulously reconstructed family memoir, finally meets a distant elderly descendant of the Cuban Branch of his Lebanese family, it is surprisingly moving. Maalouf's memoir focuses on two brothers—his grandfather Botros and his great-uncle Gebrayel—and their separate lives, one in Havana, the other in the Lebanese village of Machrah . . . In exhaustive detail, Maalouf locates and describes the conflicting values among the family members and provides a history not only of his clan but of his country."—Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe"Amin Maalouf is a novelist and journalist who left his native Lebanon over 30 years ago to live in Paris. In this memoir, he focuses on the life of his grandfather Boutros who also contemplated leaving his homeland, over and over again, but never did; Boutros was urged to leave by his brother, Gebrayel, who had emigrated to Cuba. Maalouf gives us not only the arc of these two men's lives, but an account of how he found his history by mining his relative's memories, along with letters and documents (the family has always had a strong relationship with the written word; Maalouf possesses an ancient book detailing his genealogy and a trunk of papers saved by his mother.) This memoir illuminates the way we make narrative out of pieces of fact and rumor and also serves as a revealing glimpse into the complexities of a part of the world to which nationhood came late and where borders remain unusually porous and slippery. Boutros was a poet, an educator who believed that girls should be in the classroom along with boys, an eccentric iconoclast who dressed as he pleased, going about his village bareheaded and with a black cape swirling around his shoulders. he believed—sometimes despairingly—in the perfectibility of his homeland, hoping, according to his grandson, 'to build our own United States at home in the Levant, a federation of the different Ottoman provinces, where the diverse communities would coexist, where everyone would read the newspapers, and where corruption and arbitrary rule would no longer prevail.' The pace of the book is magisterial . . . A journey well worth taking, an elegant

Hardcover:

9780330442480 | Pan Macmillan, September 5, 2008, cover price $30.15
9780374227326 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 13, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational saga.

Miscellaneous:

9781429953634 | 1 edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 13, 2008), cover price $9.99

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Draws on personal recollections, letters, and inteviews with friends, family, and associates to present a portrait of the popular Yiddish writer.

Hardcover:

9780374178000 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 17, 2006, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Draws on personal recollections, letters, and inteviews with friends, family, and associates to present a portrait of the popular Yiddish writer.

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A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786176656 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 1, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.

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A moving and revealing memoir of a childhood in Iraq chronicles the adventures of Azad, a Kurdish boy who discovered art while living in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s, lived in a refugee camp in Iran, and grew up to become an author and filmmaker. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780374216931 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 2004, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Presents a memoir of an Iraqi childhood, chronicling the adventures of Azad, a Kurdish boy who discovered art while living in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s, lived in a Iranian refugee camp, and grew up to become an author and filmmaker.

Paperback:

9780312424756 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, January 24, 2006), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A moving and revealing memoir of a childhood in Iraq chronicles the adventures of Azad, a Kurdish boy who discovered art while living in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s, lived in a refugee camp in Iran, and grew up to become an author and filmmaker.

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A portrait of the famous mistress of Louis XV traces the political and personal intricacies of her relationship with the king, her impact on period culture, and friendships with top artists, writers, and philosophers. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780374113087 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 1, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A portrait of the famous mistress of Louis XV traces the political and personal intricacies of her relationship with the king, her impact on period culture, and friendships with top artists, writers, and philosophers.

Paperback:

9780312310509 | Reprint edition (Griffin, September 1, 2003), cover price $22.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the famous mistress of Louis XV traces the political and personal intricacies of her relationship with the king, her impact on period culture, and friendships with top artists, writers, and philosophers.

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A stunning new biography of the legendary French queen explores the scandal, intrigue, and regal extravagance surrounding her life, as well as the events leading up to her death on the guillotine. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780312283339 | Griffin, September 24, 2001, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.
9789990057560 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $0.02 | also contains Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen Of France, Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

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Married for political reasons at the age of fourteen, Marie Antoinette was na‹ve, impetuous, and ill equipped for the role in which history cast her. Through the chaos of an unhappy marriage and of the French Revolution that lead to her execution, her life was a tragedy of disastrous circumstances colliding. Evelyne Lever draws upon her diaries, letters, court records, and memoirs to paint a vivid portrait of Marie Antoinette, her inner circle, and the life of Versailles.

Paperback:

9789990057560 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $0.02 | also contains Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786172375 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 15, 2006), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786144914 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 15, 2006), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.

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An incisive reassessment of eighteen classic human virtues--including mercy, justice, fidelity, courage, compassion, humility, and simplicity--draws on the timeless wisdom of philosophers ranging from Aristotle to Simone Weil to explain how such virtues can be applied in modern life. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780805045550 | Henry Holt & Co, August 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: An incisive reassessment of eighteen classic human virtues--including mercy, justice, fidelity, courage, compassion, humility, and simplicity--draws on the timeless wisdom of philosophers ranging from Aristotle to Simone Weil to explain how such virtues can be applied in modern life.

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Product Description: Here is the definitive story of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time, an intensely private individual who cultivated the public image of a man consumed by his craft. But as this absorbing biography shows, Truffaut's personal story—from which he drew extensively to create the characters and plots of his films—is itself an extraordinary human drama...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780520225244 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Here is the definitive story of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time, an intensely private individual who cultivated the public image of a man consumed by his craft.

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Drawing on unprecedented access to Truffaut's own papers, two French film experts provide a fascinating study of the acclaimed French film director, detailing his extraordinary body of work, the impact of contemporary politics on his films, his passionate love affairs, and more. 17,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780375400896 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 1, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Provides a study of the acclaimed French film director, detailing his body of work, the impact of contemporary politics on his films, and his passionate love affairs

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Offers an unconventional view of Casanova as a benevolent lover of women, an ardent believer in the Enlightment, who grew from a sickly Venetian infant, abandoned by his actress mother, to become a spirited voluptuary

Hardcover:

9780374119577 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 1, 1997), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Offers an unconventional view of Casanova as a benevolent lover of women, an ardent believer in the Enlightment, who grew from a sickly Venetian infant, abandoned by his actress mother, to become a spirited voluptuary

Paperback:

9780374525576 | Noonday Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Offers an unconventional view of Casanova as a benevolent lover of women, an ardent believer in the Enlightment, who grew from a sickly Venetian infant, abandoned by his actress mother, to become a spirited voluptuary

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Product Description: Five plays, originally written in French and translated for the first time into English.

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9780913745410 | Theatre Communications Group, March 1, 1994, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Five plays, originally written in French and translated for the first time into English.

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