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  • Alan Lawrence Sitomer

    Alan Sitomer is a three-time Teacher of the Year award winner and author of several young adult novels, including Homeboyz, an American Library Association Top Ten Book of the Year. Here Sitomer shares modern methods for keeping students engaged in the 'boring' classroom. It's understandable how school comes second to adolescents dealing with weighty issues in everyday life. That is why it's necessary to teach teens how to get involved in their education and take responsibility for it. Discover new ways-whether it be through hip-hop music or contemporary literature-to help students connect the outside world to life in the classroom. Students will not only gain an appetite for...read more

  • Mark Frost

    Boston, Tuesday, October 21, 1975. The Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have endured an excruciating three-day rain delay. Tonight, at last, they will play Game Six of the World Series. Leading three games to two, Cincinnati hopes to win it all; Boston is desperate to stay alive. But for all the anticipation, nobody could have predicted what a classic it would turn out to be: an extra-innings thriller, created by one of the Big Red Machine's patented comebacks and the Red Sox's improbable late-inning rally; clutch hitting, heart-stopping defensive plays, and more twists and turns than a Grand Prix circuit, climaxed by one of the most famous home runs in baseball history that ended it in the...read more

  • Valerie Martin

    The winner of many prestigious literary prizes- including the Orange-Valerie Martin also penned the modern classic Mary Reilly. Here she re-creates the vibrant world of 1970s theater in New York City to craft the tale of Edward Day, an ambitious young actor whose life changes at a bawdy party on the Jersey...read more

  • Douglas Brinkley

    In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaska’s wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaska’s wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge—from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill—and documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaska’s past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental...read more

  • Michael Shelden

    Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Shelden illuminates Mark Twain's twilight years in this brilliant account of the legendary author's life. Drawing heavily on Twain's own letters and journals, Mark Twain: Man in White recounts both Twain's private family experiences and his larger-than-life public...read more

  • Alicia Bessette

    Debut author Alicia Bessette gently blends the lives of two characters to create a sure-to-please recipe of tender insights. When Rose-Ellen's husband dies, she is devastated. Her husband loved cooking, so now she refuses to do so-until she hears about a baking contest sponsored by celebrity chef Polly Pinch. In another part of the duplex where Rose-Ellen lives, nine-year-old Ingrid Knox is convinced that Polly Pinch is the mother she's never met. When chance brings Ingrid and Rose-Ellen together, they form a friendship that changes their...read more

  • Alan Taylor

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylor's vivid narrative of an often brutal- sometimes farcical-war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and...read more

  • Lauren Groff

    Lauren Groff's acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young idealists forming a commune in western New York State. Into this group is born Bit, who grows into a quiet, distant man. Over the course of 50 years, Bit witnesses the utopia crumble and the world change in unimaginable ways. 'Richly peopled and ambitious . is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I've read in a long time.'-Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning...read more

  • Mark Adams

    What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 'discovered' Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth-except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes...read more

  • Jack London

    The author of such masterpieces as The Call of the Wild and White Fang, Jack London is one of American literature's most revered writers. In this semi-autobiographical tale, London tells the story of Martin Eden, a young sailor who, through self-education and determination, rises out of poverty to passionately pursue a dream of literary and intellectual achievement. But soon he discovers a life of success is not what he hoped it would...read more

  • William J. Cooper

    Noted historian William J. Cooper has forged a reputation as one of today's foremost Civil War experts. In We Have the War Upon Us, Cooper takes a fresh look at the months between Lincoln's election and the attack on Fort Sumter that sparked the war. For years, compromise had kept the North and South from conflict- but in these crucial months, the actions of major players on both sides pushed the country to the brink of...read more

  • David Byrne

    Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much...read more

  • Ben Schrank

    The author of two critically acclaimed novels, Ben Schrank is especially adept at casting light on the nuances of human relationships. In Love Is a Canoe, Schrank introduces listeners to Peter Herman, who decades before wrote a much-beloved book on marriage. Now a widower, Peter finds himself in a new relationship and questioning his own advice. So when his publishing company decides to sponsor a contest for struggling couples - with an afternoon of his counseling as the grand prize - Peter must face up to the truth he's struggled with for far too...read more

  • William S. Burroughs

    Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life. In his debut novel, Junky , Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. For this definitive edition, renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has gone back to archival typescripts to...read more

  • Lee Sandlin

    A riveting tale of the weather's most vicious monster -- the super cell tornado -- that recreates the origins of meteorology, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists who helped change...read more

  • Allen Barra

    Allen Barra is a contributing editor of American Heritage magazine and a widely acclaimed sportswriter. In Mickey and Willie, Barra reveals the surprising commonalities of two of the most heralded baseball players of the 20th century. Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays had vastly different backgrounds. But when it came to baseball, they possessed surprisingly similar athletic abilities, played the same position, and shared a close friendship unknown to...read more

  • William S. Burroughs

    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous 'routines' -- brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch -- yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding. In his extraordinary introduction, Burroughs reflects on the shattering events in his life that lay behind this...read more

  • Michael Fullilove

    Michael Fullilove's work on global affairs has appeared in major publications such as the New York Times. In Rendezvous with Destiny, Fullilove examines the exceptional men at the heart of America's transformation into a global...read more

  • William S. Burroughs

    In January 1953, William S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of South America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept and the letters he wrote home to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs composed a narrative of his adventures that later appeared as The Yage Letters. For this edition, Oliver Harris has gone back to the original manuscripts and untangled the history of the text, telling the fascinating story of its genesis and cultural importance. Also included in this edition are extensive materials, never before published, by both Burroughs and Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative...read more

  • Tyler Cowen

    The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: If you' re not at the top, you' re at the bottom. The global labor market is changing radically thanks to growth at the high end-- and the low. About three quarters of the jobs created in the United States since the great recession pay only a bit more than minimum wage. Still, the United States has more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever, and we continue to mint them. In this eye-opening book, renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that phenomenon: High earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence in data analysis and achieving ever-better...read more