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Holy Cow
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Holy Cow

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-02-03
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

When cow Elsie Bovary sneaks out of her pasture, she makes a discovery that shakes her very world to its core, forcing her, along with a motley crew of fellow animals, to escape to a better, safer world in search of mutual understanding and acceptance.

The Dead
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The Dead

"Christian Kracht mines the feverish film culture of pre-World War II Germany and Japan for a Gothic tale of global conspiracy, personal loss, and historical entanglements large and small." --

A Long Way Gone
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

A Long Way Gone

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-02-13
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.

Carsick
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Carsick

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-03
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

The visual artist behind such cult films as Hairspray traces his haphazard cross-country hitchhiking journey at the sides of a motley group of unsuspecting drivers, including a gentle farmer, an indie band and the author's unexpected hero. 75,000 first printing.

The Patch
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Patch

An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse—from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form—occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, r...

Barking with the Big Dogs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Barking with the Big Dogs

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being forced to justify her choice to write books for children—instead of doing something more serious. Babbitt offers incisive commentary on classic children’s books as well as contemporary works, and reveals colorful insights into her own personal creative life. Filled with a voice that rings with truth, wisdom, and humor across the years, the essays gathered in Barking with the Big Dogs exemplify on every page true reverence for children and an endless engagement with the challenge to write the books that shape them.

Evolutions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Evolutions

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe. Science is an astounding achievement, but are we really any wiser than the ancients? Has science revealed the secrets of fate and immortality? Has it provided protection from jealousy or love? There are ...

Four Letter Readers
  • Language: en

Four Letter Readers

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997-09-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Hothouse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Hothouse

This fascinating account of the book publisher who is home to more Nobel Prize-winning writers than any other publishing house in the world reveals the era and city that built FSG through the stories of two men—Roger Straus, and Robert Giroux.

Unexampled Courage
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Unexampled Courage

How the blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard changed the course of America’s civil rights history On February 12, 1946, Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, after he challenged the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in uniform, was arrested by the local police chief, Lynwood Shull, and beaten and blinded while in custody. President Harry Truman was outraged by the incident. He established the first presidential commission on civil rights and his Justice Department filed criminal charges against Shull. In July 1948, following his commission’s recommendation, Truman ordered...