Blue Laws

Blue Laws

A rich and lively gathering of highlights from the first twenty years of an extraordinary career, interspersed with “B sides” and “bonus tracks” from this prolific and widely acclaimed poet. Blue...

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A Decent Ride

A Decent Ride

Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters—'Juice' Terry Lawson—that's...

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Dusty's Winter

Dusty's Winter

Dusty grows up caring for her family, and, once she is old enough to organize her own affairs, she takes great care to move out of her parents’ home. Soon, Dusty is able to accomplish a great deal: she works long...

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The Firebrand and the First Lady

The Firebrand and the First Lady

A groundbreaking book—two decades in the works—that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership...

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A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

The author of the best-selling The Gates of the Alamo now gives us a galvanizing portrait of Abraham Lincoln during a crucially revealing period of his life, the early Springfield years,...

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On My Own

On My Own

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson’s) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle...

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Along the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.  ...

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The Beginning

The Beginning

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   As British rule came to an end in Ghana, Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski journeyed to the country to witness the birth of a new republic....

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Blitz

Blitz

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection Peter Ackroyd’s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography, details the history and—perhaps...

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Dancing in Buenos Aires

Dancing in Buenos Aires

A Vintage Shorts Travel SelectionIn Dancing in Buenos Aires, Layne Mosler takes us on a unforgettable trip with a lively step. With grace, humor, and a keen...

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The Door Swings Both Ways

The Door Swings Both Ways

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Welcome to China in 1985, to a nation that has just begun to swing open for the West, and specifically for a young Time magazine journalist...

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The Half Brother

The Half Brother

Charlie Garrett was never sure of his place during his Atlanta childhood. His dad died in Vietnam before he was born; he always felt like a guest in his stepfather’s...

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Judgment Day

Judgment Day

The wizards of Unseen University are again called upon to defend their creation, Roundworld, this time in a courtroom—where its very existence hangs in the balance.   The Omnians fervently...

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A Little Life

A Little Life

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity FairVogue Minneapolis Star TribuneSt. Louis Post-DispatchThe Guardian...

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Marseille

Marseille

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable...

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New York Looks Best in Fall

New York Looks Best in Fall

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   There’s nothing like autumn in New York, as Adam Gopnik and his family find when they return to Manhattan after an extended stay in France....

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Ostend

Ostend

It’s the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his house in Austria—searched by the police...

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The Road Through War

The Road Through War

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection"I arrived to find that this was a war of walkers." So writes Anjan Sundaram about his journey into the heart of...

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The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

Yang Fei was born on a train as it raced across the Chinese countryside. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly...

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Shaker

Shaker

Meet Roy Cooper, stoic, unassuming “errand runner” for various New York criminals. Roy arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake...

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Tandoori Chicken in Delhi

Tandoori Chicken in Delhi

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Before she was a seven-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, or a Berlinale star, Madhur Jaffrey was a little girl growing up in an India in transition. In this...

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A Touch of Stardust

A Touch of Stardust

Julie Crawford left Fort Wayne, Indiana with dreams of being a Hollywood screenwriter. Unfortunately, her new life is off to a rocky start. Fired by the notoriously demanding director...

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Unspeakable Things

Unspeakable Things

A wild, erotic novel—a daring debut—from the much-admired, award-winning poet, author of Flying Inland, A History of Yearning, and With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia...

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A Walk Through Carnival

A Walk Through Carnival

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival—terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery that her uncle told her. Decades...

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