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  • Various Authors

    This follow-up tothe national bestseller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume oforiginal stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S.Klinger. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wererecently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralledgenerations of readers-and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times bestsellingMary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S.Klinger, Edgar Award-winning editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled astellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked themto create new stories inspired by that canon....read more

  • Kelly Link

    Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated. Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill Read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver and Meera Simhan Praise for Magic for...read more

  • Candace Fleming

    'Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight,' declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author Candace Fleming gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860s to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history—the Great Depression, the...read more

  • Various Authors

    The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year havebeen widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. EditorEllen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market,distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overviewof the year in terror. Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We liketo think we're civilized. We tell ourselves we're not afraid. And every year,we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage againstshivering dread. In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise hispain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories...read more

  • Various Authors

    What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sportsteams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? FromHenry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many ofAmerica's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women tocapture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor AndrewBlauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-areawriters past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake ofthe Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this greatcity by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in orderto support the survivors and their...read more

  • Various Artists

    Fivenovellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form From NebulaAward winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology thatcollects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view-all are setat least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorouslyscientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues ofcosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology. The lastmoments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear's Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end ofcreation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stuttersto an eerie halt? Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead,...read more

  • Various Authors

    This collection contains twelve of the greatestradio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear FreemanGosden and Charles Correll as Amos and Andy, Howard Duff as Detective SamSpade, Tom Conway as the immortal Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Marian Jordan asFibber McGee and Molly, Willard Waterman as the Great Gildersleeve, Eve Ardenas Connie Brooks of Our Miss Brooks, William Conrad as Marshal MattDillon on Gunsmoke, Charles Laughton in a terrifying episode of Suspense,plus many more! Experience the classic radio shows from yesterday-and thelegendary stars who made them great-in this incredible collection. Contents include: TheAdventures of Sam Spade, "The Lazarus Caper,"...read more

  • Various Authors

    Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factorilluminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays fromleading figures in the conservative movement. Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent providesa fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by theleaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor'sstar-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how themovement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functionsnow with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. Theorigin of conservative ideas-from their ancient roots to their English origins,from the...read more

  • Various Authors

    A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary...read more

  • Various Authors

    SpeechWorks presents this collection of the greatest speeches of great women. Represented here are some of the most famous women of recent history, including athletes, politicians, businesswomen, diplomats, heads of state, activists, philanthropists, and more. You will hear the actual voices of these women, recorded at public functions at which they were the featured speaker. Included are the following: Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer Clare Boothe Luce, American author, politician and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt, American polician, diplomat, and activist Gold Meir, a teacher, politician, stateswoman, and prime minister of Israel Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and...read more

  • Karen Russell

    A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection’s title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In “Haunting Olivia,” two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In “Z.Z.’s Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers,” a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). And “Ava Wrestles...read more

  • Tamora Pierce

    Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern...read more

  • John Burnham Schwartz

    The New York Times Book Review called Reservation Road “a triumph,” and the novel was universally acclaimed. Now, in a brilliant literary performance by one of our most compelling and compassionate writers, John Burnham Schwartz reintroduces us to Reservation Road’s unforgettable characters in a superb new work of fiction that stands magnificently on its own. Northwest Corner is a riveting story about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, now fifty, is a man who has started over without...read more

  • Max Brockman

    In this fascinating collection of writings that introduce the very latest theories and discoveries in science, editor Max Brockman presents the work of some of today’s brightest and most innovative young researchers.    Future Science features eighteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Included in this collection are * William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity * Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically * Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about...read more

  • David Mitchell

    By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its...read more

  • Chris Beckett

    On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return. But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and...read more

  • Jen Silverman

    For readers of Miranda July, Rebecca Lee, and Mary Gaitskill, a debut short-story collection that is a mesmerizing blend of wit, transgression, and heart.  A passive-aggressive couple in the midst of a divorce compete over whose new fling is more exotic. A Russian migrant in Tokyo agonizes over the money her lover accepts from a yakuza. A dead body on a drug dealer’s floor leads to the strangest first date ever. In this razor-sharp debut collection, Jen Silverman delivers eleven interconnected stories that take place in expat bars, artist colonies, train stations, and matchbox apartments in the United States and Japan. Unforgettable characters crisscross through these...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    The Black Rock Coffin Makers Cattleman Jum Gatlin isn't the kind of man who goes looking for a fight. But he never turns away when one comes looking for him. And that's just what happens when he finds himself mistaken for another man - a man who has some very dangerous enemies. Like it or not, Gatlin is a dead ringer for the only man in town who stands between the ruthless Wing Carey and the ownership of the XY Ranch. Framed for the murder of the real Jim Walker, Gatlin suddenly finds himself the town's most wantd man. Now he must clear his name and help a pretty young firebrand by putting his own bid on the XY . . . with a pair of blazing...read more

  • Living Language (audio)

    Living Language In-Flight Dutch is the perfect boarding pass to learning Dutch before you land. There's no better way to make use of all that spare time on a plane than to master the essentials of a language. This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough to get by in every situation essential to both the tourist and business traveler. The program covers everything from greetings and polite expressions to asking directions, getting around, checking into a hotel, and going to a restaurant. There are even sections for meeting people and spending a night on the...read more