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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.      In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.      Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Hardcover:

9780385537032 | Doubleday, September 13, 2016, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9781524734633 | Large print edition (Random House Large Print, September 13, 2016), cover price $27.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9780735285576 | Unabridged edition (Random House, September 13, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia.

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By Colson Whitehead (introduced by)

Paperback:

9781590179819 | New York Review of Books, March 22, 2016, cover price $15.95

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The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”  On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online online magazine Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker.  But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound, and ultimately moving portrayal of--yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really!--the human condition.      After weeks of preparation that included repeated bus trips to glamorous Atlantic City, and hiring a personal trainer to toughen him up for sitting at twelve hours a stretch, the author journeyed to the gaudy wonderland that is Las Vegas – the world’s greatest “Leisure Industrial Complex” -- to try his luck in the multi-million dollar tournament.   Hobbled by his mediocre playing skills and a lifelong condition known as “anhedonia” (the inability to experience pleasure) Whitehead did not – spoiler alert!  - win tens of millions of dollars.  But he did chronicle his progress, both literal and existential, in this unbelievably funny, uncannily accurate social satire whose main target is the author himself.   Whether you’ve been playing cards your whole life, or have never picked up a hand, you’re sure to agree that this book contains some of the best writing about beef jerky ever put to paper.

Hardcover:

9780385537056 | Doubleday, May 6, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.
9780312756062, titled "State and Society in Dar Fur" | Palgrave Macmillan, September 1, 1980, cover price $35.00 | also contains State and Society in Dar Fur

Paperback:

9780345804334, titled "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death" | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, March 3, 2015), cover price $15.00
9780380299768, titled "Oprah Book Club Selection #28" | Avon Books, November 1, 1999, cover price $13.00 | also contains Oprah Book Club Selection #28

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A New York Times Bestseller -- A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Through the provisional government in Buffalo, the military has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected and teams of civilian volunteers clear out the catatonic "stragglers. " On a team sweeping lower Manhattan, Mark Spitz endures Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder in a fallen world. And then things start to go wrong ...

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9781410446213 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, March 7, 2012), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestseller -- A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

Paperback:

9780307455178 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, July 10, 2012), cover price $15.00

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Product Description: In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo...read more

Hardcover:

9780385528078 | Doubleday, October 18, 2011, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet.

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The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs, playing too much Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to catch glimpses of nudity on late-night cable TV. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school—when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria—his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. Because their parents come out only on weekends, he and his friends are left to their own devices for three glorious months. And although he’s just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different. If all goes according to plan, that is. There will be trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through, and state-of-the-art profanity to master. He will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy of ’85, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, with a little luck, things will turn out differently this summer.In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead—using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention—lithely probes the elusive nature of identity, both personal and communal.

Hardcover:

9780385527651 | Doubleday, April 28, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America The year is 1985.

Paperback:

9780307455161 | 1 reprint edition (Anchor Books, June 15, 2010), cover price $15.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739381908 | Unabridged edition (Random House, April 28, 2009), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America The year is 1985.

Library:

9781602855069 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, June 1, 2009), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America The year is 1985.

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In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry, in a tour de force exploring the mysteries of identity, history, and marketing. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780786287956 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, August 2, 2006), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry.
9780385507950 | Doubleday, March 21, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry.

Paperback:

9781400031269 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, January 2, 2007), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry, in a tour de force exploring the mysteries of identity, history, and marketing.

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In a series of personal reminiscences, anecdotes, lyrical meditations, and vignettes, the award-winning author of The Intuitionist captures the complex inner and outer landscapes of the city of New York in an intimate portrait of life in the city. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780385507943 | Doubleday, October 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In a series of personal reminiscences, anecdotes, lyrical meditations, and vignettes, captures the complex inner and outer landscapes of New York, New York in an intimate portrait of life in the city.

Paperback:

9781400031245 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, October 1, 2004), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In a series of personal reminiscences, anecdotes, lyrical meditations, and vignettes, the award-winning author of The Intuitionist captures the complex inner and outer landscapes of the city of New York in an intimate portrait of life in the city.

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A first collection of the website cartoonist's observations on the war on terrorism and other contemporary issues critiques such subjects as the anthrax mailings, Enron, the Office for Homeland Security, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Original. 40,000 first printing.
By David Rees and Colson Whitehead (introduced by)

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9781887128766 | Cmc edition (Soft Skull Pr, November 1, 2002), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: A first collection of the website cartoonist's observations on the war on terrorism and other contemporary issues critiques such subjects as the anthrax mailings, Enron, the Office for Homeland Security, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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This novel is set around the first John Henry Days festival which marks the launch of a stamp commemorating John Henry. Cut to the late 1800s and the story of John Henry himself, in which the industrial age mirrors the digital age and in which bigotry exposes the racism of the late 20th Century.

Hardcover:

9780385498197 | Doubleday, May 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An assignment for a travel Web site takes J.

Paperback:

9781841155708 | New edition (Harpercollins Pub Ltd, June 5, 2002), cover price $10.80 | About this edition: This novel is set around the first John Henry Days festival which marks the launch of a stamp commemorating John Henry.
9780385498203 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, May 1, 2002), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: On assignment for a travel Web site, J.

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Product Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him...read more

Hardcover:

9781587242311 | Large print edition (Wheeler Pub Inc, June 1, 2002), cover price $30.95 | About this edition: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him.

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As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebooks from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appear. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780385492997 | Anchor Books, January 1, 1999, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first Black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebook from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appears

Paperback:

9780385493000 | Anchor Books, January 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first Black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebook from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appears

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