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The School on Heart's Content Road
The School on Heart's Content Road
Paperback      ISBN: 0802144152
Mickey Gammon, a fifteen-year-old dropout kicked out of his Maine home by his half-brother, is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement, a rural cooperative run by The Prophet, where he encounters another deserted child, six-year-old Jane, as well as the mounting unrest that leads to disaster. Reprint.
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
Dark Star Safari
Overland from Cairo to Capetown
Paperback      ISBN: 0618446877
In his first travelogue in eight years, the renowned travel writer takes readers into the heart of Africa by bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, military convoy, train, and ferry boat, revealing the dangers and sheer joy of traveling across the unpredictable continent. Reprint.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts
Paperback      ISBN: 0316010731
Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of fast women and a haphazard career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up a life of crime, and profiles the virtually incompetent team of crime investigators assigned to his case. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Fingerprints of the Gods
Fingerprints of the Gods
Paperback      ISBN: 0517887290
A search for evidence of a prehistoric, advanced civilization speculates about an Atlantis-like world buried beneath Antarctic ice and makes predictions about forthcoming geological disasters. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Paperback      ISBN: 0007149832
An alternate historical work based on a premise that Alaska became the Jewish homeland after World War II finds detective Meyer Landsman investigating a heroin-addicted chess prodigy's murder, a case with ties to an extremist Orthodox sect. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost
A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 0618001905
A true tale of turn-of-the-century greed, avarice, and colonial violence explores the African legacy of Belgium's King Leopold, a man who conducted one of the first great genocides of the century while cultivating a reputation as a humanitarian. Reprint. Tour. NYT. PW.
U.S.A.: The 42nd Parallel, 1919, the Big Money
U.S.A.
The 42nd Parallel, 1919, the Big Money
Hardcover      ISBN: 1883011140
A novelistic view of America, from the robber barons to the labor radicals to the great American artists of the early twentieth century is captured by an author who lived through it in a trio of novels--The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money.
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Paperback      ISBN: 0446310786
The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Paperback      ISBN: 0061374237
A best-selling selection in Oprah's Book Club celebrates the ancient alliance between humans and dogs and follows the coming-of-age of speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language
Le Ton Beau De Marot
In Praise of the Music of Language
Paperback      ISBN: 0465086454
Analyzes the various translations of an obscure French poem to show the endless complexity of humans and their languages