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The explanation for everything : a novel - An atheist widower begins to question his lack of faith after he falls in love with a passionate evangelist.

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John Quincy Adams : American visionary - A brilliant combination of literary analysis and historical detail, this masterfully written biography of the much misunderstood sixth president of the United States reveals the many sides of this forward-thinking man whose progressive vision helped shape the course of America.

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The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 - A collection spanning the range of the writer's career includes his first published poem, his celebrated verses on violence in Africa, his mature work from "The Star-Apple Kingdom," and his late masterpieces from "White Egrets."

The extraordinary life of Rebecca West - A portrait of the 20th century author best known for such classics as Black Lamb and Grey Falcon includes coverage of her socialist views, passionate advocacy of women's rights and notorious affair with H. G. Wells.

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The German Democratic Republic - A clear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East German

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We are all completely beside ourselves - Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

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The sports gene : inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance -Explores the roles of both genetics and training in athletic success, arguing that both are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender, and genetic testing.

Dirty love - A collection of short stories examining the lives of suburbanites seeking solace and gratification in food, sex, work, and love.

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n the company of the poor : conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez - Reflects intersection between the lives, commitments, and strategies of two highly respected figures Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez joined in their option for the poor, their defense of life, and their commitment to liberation.

Unthinkable : Iran, the Bomb, and American strategy - Examines Iran's current nuclear potential while charting America's future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers.

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Wealth and power : China's long march to the twenty-first century - Two leading experts on China outline a thought-provoking history that offers insight into the nation's future by evaluating its rise throughout the past 150 years, sharing lively portraits of key intellectual and political leaders to explain how China transformed from a country under foreign assault to a world giant.

Anxiety : a short history - Allan V. Horwitz, a sociologist of mental illness and mental health, narrates how this condition has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages - from Hippocrates, through Freud, to today.

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The ocean at the end of the lane - It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

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My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel - Presents an examination of Israel that traces the events that led the country to its current state of conflict through the stories of everyday citizens to illuminate the importance of lesser-known historical events.

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Focus : the hidden driver of excellence - Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties and shows why high-achievers need focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business.

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The childhood of Jesus - David and Simón arrive in a strange land without knowledge of the language or customs in search of David's mother in this allegorical tale from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians.

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The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality - Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.

And the mountains echoed - Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.

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The Circle : a novel - Hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

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The paradox of gender equality : how American women's groups gained and lost their public voice - Drawing on original research, Kristin A. Goss examines how women's civic place has changed over the span of more than 120 years, how public policy has driven these changes, and why these changes matter for women and American democracy.

The ghost apple : a novel - A tale told through tourist pamphlets, course catalogs, blog posts, historical letters and slave narratives recounts the extent of a humble New England college's financial troubles and uneasy relationship with a snack-food corporation that uses the students as test subjects.

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Voice male : the untold story of the profeminist men's movement - Chronicles the social transformation of masculinity, examining contemporary manhood from a variety of perspectives.

The dinner party : restoring women to history - The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago's feminist art masterpiece ... and an introduction to outstanding women in history. Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women's history to light on the national stage when it was completed in 1979.

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Strange bodies : a novel - Locked in a notorious psychiatric hospital, a man claiming to be the deceased Dr. Nicholas Slopen eventually uncovers a dark conspiracy between Silicon Valley and Russia that created new technology known as the Malevin Procedure.

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Testo junkie : sex, drugs, and biopolitics in the pharmacopornographic era - In this penetrating analysisof gender, Beatriz Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire.