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  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Nightby Elie Wiesel; Marion Wiesel; Elie Wiesel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 9.20

    A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest... more...

  • Dawnby Elie Wiesel; Frances Frenaye

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 9.20

    "The author?has built knowledge into artistic fiction."? The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The... more...

  • A Small Placeby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 12.02

    A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why... more...

  • An End to Sufferingby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; Not Available

    An End to Suffering is a deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow. Mishra describes... more...

  • Gomorrahby Roberto Saviano; Virginia Jewiss

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 12.75

    A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra... more...

  • No Impact Manby Colin Beavan

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 12.00

    A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons?loving wife along for the ride. And that's... more...

  • Forgotten Alliesby Joseph T. Glatthaar; James Kirby Martin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.39

    Combining compelling narrative and grand historical sweep, Forgotten Allies offers a vivid account of the Oneida Indians, forgotten heroes of the American Revolution who risked their homeland, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Revealing for the first time the full sacrifice... more...

  • The Havana Roomby Colin Harrison

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.39

    The Havana Room is the tale of a man from his fall from the heights of power and wealth in New York to the moment where he might well die. Bill Wyeth is a successful real-estate attorney in his late thirties with a wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's... more...

  • A Life Worth Livingby Robert Martensen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 7.39

    Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions. A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing these... more...