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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Confederates in the Atticby Tony Horwitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close... more...

  • The Table Comes Firstby Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing??You still eat meat?? With our top chefs as deities and finest restaurants as places of pilgrimage, we have made food the stuff of secular seeking and transcendence, finding heaven in a mouthful. But have we come any closer to... more...

  • Amish Confidentialby "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus; Ellis Henican

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    ?Lebanon? Levi Stoltzfus, star of the hit Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia , delivers a sizzling tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful family feuds, he shares his frank insider?s view of this fascinating and secretive society. You?ve seen the pretty postcards and the shiny... more...

  • Routledge's Manual of Etiquetteby George Routledge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Compliance with, and deference to, the wishes of others is the finest breeding. When you cannot agree with the propositions advanced in general conversation, be silent. If pressed for your opinion, give it with modesty. Never defend your own views too warmly. When you find others remain unconvinced, drop the subject, or lead to some other topic. Look... more...

  • Minimizing Marriageby Elizabeth Brake

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 16.99

    Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what moral significance does it have? This book examines its morally salient features - promise, commitment, care, and contract - with surprising results. In Part One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and commitment argue that we cannot promise to... more...

  • The Vogue Factorby Kirstie Clements

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    The Vogue Factor is her candid account of life at the heart of the fashion industry, from photo shoots and celebrity interviews to the ugly truth behind the glamour - infighting, back-stabbing and the dangerous pursuit of beauty. This is the behind-the-scenes story of an illustrious career in fashion, from receptionist to the editor's chair. It's... more...

  • The Dead Beatby Marilyn Johnson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world?so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of Internet chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to savor the most caustic and literate obits of all.... more...

  • A Good Talkby Daniel Menaker

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 21.36

    A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation . Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal... more...

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    Grand Central Publishing 2010; Not Available

    A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation . Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal... more...