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  • Things That Matterby Charles Krauthammer

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.00

     From America?s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer?s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled... more...

  • Basin and Rangeby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1982; US$ 16.99

    The first of John McPhee?s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world?a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United... more...

  • Revolutionby Russell Brand

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER We all know the system isn?t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there?s nothing we can do: ?It?s just the way things are.?   In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist... more...

  • Best Sex Writing 2013by Rachel Kramer Bussel; Carol Queen

    Cleis Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Best Sex Writing series has has fundamentally changed the way people think—and what they say—about sexuality. Once again, Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected the year?s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual... more...

  • The Myth of Sisyphusby Albert Camus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...

  • Brave New World Revisitedby Aldous Huxley; David Bradshaw

    Random House 2008; US$ 10.87

    In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World , Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited , Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown... more...

  • Woodsongby Gary Paulsen

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 7.99

    Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction! Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range... more...

  • Strange Stonesby Peter Hessler

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler?s best reportage?a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for ... more...

  • The Liar's Bibleby Lawrence Block

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 4.99

    Four-time Edgar Award?winning author Lawrence Block?s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer?s Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from... more...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 16.99

                 Reviews"...it's been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable, and, sadly, as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia... more...