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9781410488626 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, April 20, 2016), cover price $31.99
9781501128547 | Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2016, cover price $20.00

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9781501128554 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $14.00

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Product Description: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures...read more

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9781408843840 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, February 25, 2016, cover price $39.25 | About this edition: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book.
9781620401750 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 2, 2016, cover price $27.00

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9781620401774 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 10, 2017, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book.

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Product Description: Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U...read more

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9780307265357 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 5, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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9780307277855 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, December 13, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Hunter S.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522642015 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 5, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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9780307268839 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 5, 2015, cover price $40.00

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9780307388933, titled "The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964" | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 15, 2016), cover price $22.00
9780373160020, titled "The Same Last Name" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 1983, cover price $2.25 | also contains The Same Last Name

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Product Description: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."—Cheryl Strayed"I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...read more

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9781566894531 | Coffee House Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting.

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9781416541646 | Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2015, cover price $30.00

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9781416541653 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 18, 2016), cover price $18.00

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Setting off for an adventure in the stars, the unusual Alan Fain and his hacker companion, Lew Slack, face history-changing circumstances involving the Holy Grail, Atlantis, and an alien goddess on a Texas ranch. Original.

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9780802743633 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 9, 2015, cover price $28.00

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9781632863881 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 18, 2016), cover price $18.00
9780380786510, titled "The Unified Field" | Avon Books, November 1, 1996, cover price $5.99 | also contains The Unified Field | About this edition: Setting off for an adventure in the stars, the unusual Alan Fain and his hacker companion, Lew Slack, face history-changing circumstances involving the Holy Grail, Atlantis, and an alien goddess on a Texas ranch.

Hardcover:

9780802776402 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, September 15, 2015, cover price $26.00

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9781632866387 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 11, 2016), cover price $17.00

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Product Description: Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary's Portland. With this newest and most unusual Portland guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed...read more

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9781621067412 | Microcosm Pub, May 31, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary's Portland.

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Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists. Drawing on unpublished emails and both published and private interviews, Philip Weinstein conveys the feel and heft of Franzen's voice as he ponders the purposes and problems of his life and art, from his earliest fiction to his most recent novel, Purity.Franzen's work raises major questions about the possibilities of contemporary fiction: how does one appeal to a wide audience of mainstream readers, on the one hand, while persuading connoisseurs, on the other, that one's fiction has staying power, is high art? More acutely, how did Franzen move from the rage that animates his first two novels to the more generous comic stance of the later novels on which his reputation rests?Wrestling with these questions, Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage unpacks the becoming of Franzen as a person and a writer-from his ultra-sensitive Midwestern childhood, through his heady years at Swarthmore College, his marriage, and the alienating decade of the 1990s, up to his spectacular ascent and assimilation into pop culture as one of the literary figures of his generation. Weinstein joins biography and criticism in ways that fully respect their differences, but that also grant that the work comes, however unpredictably, out of the life.

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9781501307171 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 22, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists.

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9781501325557 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2016), cover price $16.95

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In New York Times bestselling The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life.Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, whom she met while the two were working in New York City when Didion was at Vogue and Dunne was writing for Time. They became wildly successful writing partners when they moved to Los Angeles and co-wrote screenplays and adaptations together. Didion is well-known for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her most-notable work includes Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Run River, and The Year of Magical Thinking, a National Book Award winner and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, it dealt with the grief surrounding Didion after the loss of her husband and daughter. Daugherty takes readers on a journey back through time, following a young Didion in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally, while maintaining a respectful distance from the reclusive literary great. The Last Love Song reads like fiction; lifelong fans, and readers learning about Didion for the first time will be enthralled with this impressive tribute.

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9781250010025 | St Martins Pr, August 25, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In New York Times bestselling The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life.

Paperback:

9781250105943 | Griffin, October 4, 2016, cover price $18.99

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9781504672351 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 10, 2015), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne.
9781504672344 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 10, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne.

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Product Description: Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b. 1963) has become one of contemporary literature's most acclaimed novelists by pursuing his singular vision across all boundaries of genre and medium...read more
By Brannon Costello (editor)

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9781628462333 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 17, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b.

Paperback:

9781496809629 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b.
9780395719657, titled "Reading for Results" | 6th edition (Houghton Mifflin College Div, September 1, 1995), cover price $39.56 | also contains Reading for Results

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Product Description: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life...read more

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9780385537568 | Doubleday, October 13, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life.

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9780345805836 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, September 20, 2016), cover price $18.00 | also contains Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal | About this edition: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life.

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Product Description: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of his career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene...read more

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9781611458992 | Arcade Pub, March 4, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature.

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9781628726039 | Arcade Pub, August 2, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood.

By John Zheng (editor)

Hardcover:

9781496807427 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2016, cover price $55.00

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Hardcover:

9781250115836, titled "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee From Scout to Go Set a Watchman" | Henry Holt & Co, April 26, 2016, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J...read more

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9781250087799 | Thomas Dunne Books, July 12, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys.

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Catullus Bedspread

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9780062317025 | Harpercollins, July 5, 2016, cover price $25.99

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9780007554324 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, March 17, 2016, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: Catullus Bedspread

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504733762 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 5, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first ''modern'' poet, and follows a young man's journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time -- an accessible, appealing look at one of history's greatest poets.

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When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again.When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again

Hardcover:

9780374164454 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 14, 2015, cover price $27.00

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9780374536268 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 5, 2016, cover price $15.00
9780380786466, titled "Sneeze on Monday" | Camelot, January 1, 1997, cover price $3.99 | also contains Sneeze on Monday | About this edition: When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again.

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Product Description: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison's Behind the Mask traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life...read more

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9781250033949 | St Martins Pr, June 9, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.

Paperback:

9781250092076 | Griffin, June 21, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.

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Product Description: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker...read more

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9780374154097 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 2, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC.

Paperback:

9780374536251 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 7, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC.

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