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  • Angels and Agesby Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man?s place in the world. Here Gopnik reveals these two men as they really were: family... more...

  • The Steps Across the Waterby Adam Gopnik

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 21.95

    In a masterful new fantasy evocative of Alice in Wonderland , New York Times bestselling author Adam Gopnik explores the powerful themes of identity and the meaning of home, with stunning illustrations from renowned New Yorker artist Bruce McCall. Ten-year-old Rose lives in New York, the city of bright lights and excitement, where extraordinary... more...

  • Through the Children's Gateby Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Following Adam Gopnik?s best-selling Paris to the Moon , the adventure continues against the panorama of another storied city. Autumn, 2000: the Gopnik family moves back to a New York that seems, at first, safer and shinier than ever. Here are the triumphs and travails of father, mother, son and daughter; and of the teachers, coaches, therapists,... more...

  • Winterby Adam Gopnik

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    A taste for winter, a love of winter ? ?a mind for winter? ? is for many a part of the modern human condition. International bestselling author Adam Gopnik does for this storied season what he did for the City of Light in the New York Times bestseller Paris to the Moon . Here he tells the story of winter in five parts: Romantic Winter, Radical Winter,... more...

  • Angels and Agesby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 17.26

    On February 12th, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Charles Darwin on an English country estate; Abraham Lincoln in a Kentucky log cabin. Their great parallel lives were to transform humanity?s understanding of itself. Adam Gopnik takes the coincidence of their birth as the starting-point to explore these historical giants, showing how they informed... more...

  • Paris to the Moonby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2008; US$ 17.26

    The finest book on France in recent years - Alain de Botton, New York Times Book ReviewA conscientious, scrupulously savvy American husband and father meets contemporary France, and fireworks result, lighting up not just the Eiffel Tower - John Updike more...

  • Winterby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 13.63

    'Winter' takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. We learn how literature heralds the arrival of the middle class; how snow science leads to existential questions of God and our place in the world; how the race to the poles marks the... more...

  • Through the Children's Gateby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2007; US$ 16.35

    On every page of this delicious book you will meet characters and situations that tell you this could only be New York. The parents who are determined to get their children literally to fly at the school production of Peter Pan - the Cambodian cashier at the local deli who is more Jewish than Gopnik's grandfather - his gloriously peculiar analyst who... more...

  • The Table Comes Firstby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 17.26

    The Table Comes First is at once a celebration of the rituals of eating ? the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart, the core of our memories ? and an exploration of the extraordinary transformations that our notion of what makes food "good" has undergone.Taking the reader from the birth of the restaurant in 18th century... more...

  • Paris to the Moonby Adam Gopnik

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York... more...