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Our most widely respected environmental writer brings

together the essential voices on global warming, from its

19th-century discovery to the present

The Global Warming Reader

A Century of Writing About Climate Change

Edited by Bill McKibben

ISBN 978-0-14-312189-3

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What is happening to our planet?

And what can we do about it? The Global Warming

Reader provides more than thirty-five answers

to these burning questions, from more than one

hundred years of engagement with the topic. Here

is Elizabeth Kolbert’s groundbreaking essay “The

Darkening Sea,” Michael Crichton’s skeptical view

of climate change, George Monbiot’s biting indictment

of those who are really using up the planet’s

resources, NASA scientist James Hansen’s testimony

before the U.S. Congress, and clarion calls for

action by Al Gore, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein,

and many others. The Global Warming Reader is a

comprehensive resource, expertly edited by someone

who lives and breathes this defining issue of

our time.

“A fantastic book.” —Al Gore

• Publishing for Earth Day (April 22)

• Contributors include Al Gore, Elizabeth

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Bill McKibben is the bestselling author of over a dozen

books about the environment, including the groundbreaking

The End of Nature. He is a scholar in residence at

Middlebury College in Vermont.

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African Writers Series 106

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MacArthur Winners 111

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Caleb’s Crossing

A Novel

Geraldine Brooks

Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman

growing up in Martha’s Vineyard in the 1660s amid a small

band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she

meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two

forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of

the other. Bethia’s father is a Calvinist minister who seeks

to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a

prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually

becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard

College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the

irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the

triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits

who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time

of superstition and ignorance.

geRAldine BRooks was a

correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in

Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East before

taking up fiction writing. Born and raised in

Australia, she lives in Martha’s Vineyard with

her husband, the author Tony Horwitz.

“Caleb’s Crossing could not be more

enlightening and involving.

Beautifully written from beginning to end, it

reconfirms Geraldine Brooks’s reputation as one

of our most supple and insightful novelists.”

—Jane Smiley, The New York Times Book Review

“ Original and compelling . . . Bethia is a

fabulously engaging character.”

—The Washington Post

“ A dazzling act of the imagination.”

—The Boston Globe

“ [Bethia’s] voice—rendered by Brooks

with exacting attention to the language

and rhythm of the seventeenth century—is

captivatingly true to her time.”

—The New Yorker

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A New York Times bestselling

tale of passion and belief,

magic and adventure from the

Pulitzer Prize–winning author

n A bestseller on the New York Times, Los Angeles

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Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly lists

n Geraldine Brooks’s four novels, Caleb’s Crossing,

People of the Book, March, and Year of Wonders,

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n March was awarded a Pulitzer Prize

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Midnight in Peking

How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Paul French

Peking, January 1937. The Legation Quarter, home to

wealthy foreigners, glitters with privilege, and scandal and

gossip are currency. But as the Japanese are encircling

Peking in an ever-tightening noose, the city is on edge.

The murder of a beautiful young British woman, her body

found brutally mutilated, sends shockwaves through the

city. Who could commit such a crime? With the suspect

list growing and clues sparse, two detectives—one British

and one Chinese—race against the clock to solve the crime

before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is

gone forever. Seventy-five years later, historian and China

expert Paul French introduces this dramatic crime to

modern readers.

PAul fRenCh lives in Shanghai,

where he is a business advisor and analyst.

He frequently comments on China for the

English-speaking press around the world.

French studied history, economics, and

Mandarin at university and has an M.Phil. in

economics from the University of Glasgow.

“ Paul French wonderfully evokes [Peking] in

that time and, amazingly, manages to bring

some sense of closure to this long-forgotten

mystery. This book is an instant true

crime classic.” —David Peace, author of

The Red Riding Quartet

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22 Britannia Road

A Novel

Amanda Hodgkinson

Debuting its first week on the New York Times bestseller

list and earning comparisons to Sophie’s Choice and Sarah’s

Key, 22 Britannia Road is an astonishing first novel that

powerfully chronicles one family’s struggle to create a

home in the aftermath of war.

With World War II finally over, Silvana and her sevenyear-old

son, Aurek, board the ship that will take them to

England, where Silvana’s husband, Janusz—determined to

forget his ghosts—has rented a little house at 22 Britannia

Road. But after years spent hiding in the forests of Poland,

Aurek is wild, almost feral. And for Silvana, who cannot

escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act,

forgetting is not a possibility.

AMAndA hodgkinson was

born in Burnham-on-Sea, England, and lives

with her husband and two daughters in a

farmhouse in the southwest of France. This is

her first novel.

“A riveting novel.”

—O, The Oprah Magazine

“ Hodgkinson’s portrait of the primal bond

between mother and child . . . leaves an

indelible impression.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“A most accomplished first novel—powerful

storytelling and entirely convincing in its

evocation of post-war England.”

—Penelope Lively, author of Family Album

“ Haunting . . . This moving tale of what war

has wrought on one family captures the reader

from beginning to end.” —

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debut.” —Helen Simonson,

bestselling author of Major

Pettigrew’s Last Stand

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wiping her mouth with the back of her sleeve, trying to smile.

The boy was the reason she was making this journey. A boy

must have a father. Soon the past would be behind them and

England would become their present. She ran her fingers

through Aurek’s cropped hair and he wrapped his arms

around her neck. She was on her way to a new life and her one

piece of Poland was still with her.

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On China

Henry Kissinger

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger

turns for the first time at book length to a country he has

known intimately for decades and whose modern relations

with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the

inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal

events as the initial encounters between China and

tight line modern European powers, the formation and

breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War,

and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new

final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-firstcentury

role in global politics and economics, On China

provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs

from one of the premier statesmen of our time.

henRy kissingeR served as

National Security Advisor and then Secretary

of State under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

He received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, the

Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal

of Liberty, among other awards.

“ Fluent, fascinating . . . part history,

part memoir and above all an examination of

the premises, methods, and aims of Chinese

foreign policy.” —The Wall Street Journal

“ Part reminiscence, part

reflection, part history, and part

intuitive exploration.”

—The New York Review of Books

“ Fascinating . . . the man who helped shape

modern East-West relations presents an often

unsettling, occasionally hopeful, and always

compelling account of what we’re

up against.” —The Chicago Sun-Times

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book deftly traces the rhythms

and patterns of Chinese

history.” —Michiko Kakutani,

The New York Times

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“ A major novel . . . the most

beautifully executed, the clearest, and the

most important utterance yet made by

the generation Kerouac himself named

years ago as ‘ beat.’”

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On the Road

Jack Kerouac

In what is sure to be one of the major cinematic events of 2012,

Jack Kerouac’s legendary Beat classic, On the Road, will finally hit

the big screen. Directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries;

Paris, Je T’Aime) and with a cast of some of Hollywood’s biggest

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“ There have been biographies of Kerouac,

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Jack’s Book

An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee

First published in 1978, Jack’s Book gives us an intimate look into

the life and times of the “King of the Beats.” Through the words

of the close friends, lovers, artists, and drinking buddies who

survived him, writers Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee recount

Jack Kerouac’s story, from his childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts,

to his tragic end in Florida at the age of forty-seven. Including

anecdotes from an eclectic list of well-known figures such as

Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gore Vidal, as well

as Kerouac’s ordinary acquaintances, this groundbreaking oral

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He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

lAwRenCe lee (d. 1990) was a Peabody Award–winning

journalist who cowrote the acclaimed biography Saroyan with Gifford.

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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

A Novel

John le Carré

Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy

Who Came In from the Cold is John le Carré’s third novel

and the masterwork that changed his life forever.

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec

Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East

German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station,

the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement

or worse, a desk job—Control offers him a unique

opportunity for revenge. First published in 1963 and made

into a movie starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom,

this devastating tale of espionage and duplicity offers a

perfect example of le Carré’s chillingly amoral universe.

John le CARRé is the nom de

plume of David Cornwell, who was a member

of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to

1964. He is the author of twenty-two novels,

many of which have been made into films,

including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The

Little Drummer Girl. He divides his time

between London and Cornwall, England.

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“ The best spy story I have ever

read.” —Graham Greene

“ First-rate and tremendously

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clarity, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

is a first-rate thriller and more.” —Time

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for 34 weeks and the book

that launched John le Carré’s

career worldwide

n A New York Times bestseller

n The Spy Who Came In from the Cold was awarded the

CWA Gold Dagger Award, as well as the Edgar Award; it

was the first work to win both prizes

n In 2005, it was awarded the Dagger of Daggers, a onetime

award given to the Gold Dagger winner regarded

as the standout among the other winners in the award’s

50-year history

n One of Time magazine’s Best 100 English-Language

Novels from 1923 to the Present

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A Jane Austen Education

How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

William Deresiewicz

Before he discovered Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz

was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant

graduate student, he never thought Austen would have

anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything


In this unique and lyrical book, Deresiewicz weaves

the misadventures of Austen’s characters with his own

youthful follies, demonstrating the power of the great

novelist’s teachings—and how, for Austen, growing up and

making mistakes are one and the same. Honest, erudite,

and deeply moving, A Jane Austen Education is the story

of one man’s discovery of the world outside himself.

williAM deResiewiCz is a

widely published book critic and the author

of Jane Austen and the Romantic Poets.

He was nominated for National Magazine

Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and the

National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian

Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010

and 2011.

“ Like Austen, Deresiewicz is lucid, principled

and knows how to think as well as how to feel,

without ever sacrificing one to the other . . .

delightful and enlightening.”


“ An entertaining and original version

of literary criticism—as autobiography.”

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“ [Deresiewicz] writes with wit, charm and

candor, and the result is simply delightful.”

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The Compass of Pleasure

How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana,

Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

David J. Linden

As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind,

David J. Linden—highly regarded neuroscientist, profes-

sor, and writer—weaves empirical science with entertain-

ing anecdotes to explain how the gamut of behaviors that

give us a buzz actually operates. The Compass of Pleasure

makes clear why drugs like nicotine and heroin are addictive

while LSD is not, how fast food restaurants ensure

that diners will eat more, why some people cannot resist

the appeal of a new sexual encounter, and much more.

Provocative and illuminating, this is a radically new and

thorough look at the desires that often define us.

dAvid J. linden is a professor of

neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine. The author of The

Accidental Mind—winner of an Independent

Book Silver Medal—he serves as the editor

in chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

“ Our behavior will never be explained by one

brain circuit—or one book, for that matter. But

Linden has provided the first stalwart steps

into this new frontier.” —Brian Mossop,

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of wit with insight make [The Compass of

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sprinkled with hidden gems.”

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“ Fascinating, by turns technical

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indictment of the current system.”

—The Wall Street Journal

“ Pariser’s vision of the Internet’s near

future is compelling.”

—The Boston Globe

“ [An] important new inquiry into the

dangers of excessive personalization . . .

entertaining . . . provocative.”

—The New York Times Book Review



From Web guru Eli Pariser, an

investigation of how online

personalization undermines the

Internet’s original purpose

n e w y o r k t i m e s b e s t s e l l e r

The Filter Bubble

How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read

and How We Think

Eli Pariser

The race to collect as much personal data about us as possible—

and to customize our online experience accordingly—is now the

defining battle for today’s Internet giants, such as Google, Facebook,

Apple, and Microsoft. As a result, each of us will increasingly

live in our own unique information universe—what

board president Eli Pariser calls the “filter bubble.” In this groundbreaking

account, Pariser lays bare the personalization that is invisibly

taking place on every major website and reveals how it will

limit what we are exposed to in the future, and will leave less room

for creativity, innovation, and the democratic exchange of ideas.

n A New York Times bestseller

n is a progressive organization with more than

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n Named one of 10 Essential Books for Thought-Provoking

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A pioneer in online politics, eli PARiseR is the board

president and former executive director of His op-eds

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The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Praise for Wayne Biddle’s A Field Guide

to Germs:

“ An engaging account of the merciless

microbes among us.” —The Washington Post

“ Biddle manages to make mayhem so

interesting that we read on, avidly.”

—Smithsonian Magazine

“ An irreverent handbook for the

microbe maniac.” —GQ

A comprehensive and accessible guide to

understanding how radiation affects our

everyday lives

A Field Guide

to Radiation

Wayne Biddle

Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part

of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and

repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-ofits-kind

guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the

universe. From fallout to radiation poisoning, alpha particles to

cosmic rays, Biddle illuminates the history, meaning, and health

implications of one hundred scientific terms in succinct, witty

essays. A Field Guide to Radiation is an essential, engaging

handbook that offers wisdom and common sense for today’s

increasingly nuclear world.

n Wayne Biddle is a Pulitzer Prize–winning former New York Times journalist

n Includes photos throughout

n A Field Guide to Germs has been in print for more than 25 years

n Also available as an e-book

wAyne Biddle is the author of five books, including

A Field Guide to Germs, winner of an American Medical Writers

Association Award, and Dark Side of the Moon, which was

selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. He

teaches at Johns Hopkins University and lives in rural Maryland.

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frank novel, youth is certainly not wasted

on the young

Grow Up

A Novel

Ben Brooks

Hailed as “one of the most hilarious and well-observed accounts

of teenage debauchery you are ever likely to read” by the trendsetting

British lifestyle magazine Dazed & Confused, Ben Brooks’s

Grow Up is a shocking and stylish coming-of-age story that plumbs

the depths of teenage angst in the age of Facebook and viral sex

videos. As Jasper J. Wolf careens through high school, his list of

to-dos includes: get high with friends, seduce the hottest girl in

school, and, last but not least, expose his stepfather as a murderer.

But as growing up soon teaches him, what he wants and what he

gets are often wildly different—and decidedly unexpected.

n For fans of Skins, A Clockwork Orange, and The Catcher in the Rye

n Brooks has a huge online presence and a diverse network of media affiliations

n Visit

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“ Grow Up is absolutely knockout—Brooks is blessed with a

blinding grasp of terse, lyrical prose, and has the

timing of a genius stand-up comic.”

—Richard Milward, author of Apples

“ Sickeningly good. So confident, so stylish. An

unacceptably witty and original debut.”

—Tim Key, author of Instructions, Guidelines, Tutelage,

Suggestions, Other Suggestions, and Examples Etc.

Ben BRooks is the author of Fences, An Island of Fifty, The Kasahara

School of Nihilism, and Upward Coast & Sadie. He has been nominated for a

Pushcart Prize. He was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire, England.

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“ Playful, unpredictable, and

emotionally resonant.” —USA Today

“ What distinguishes Dave from her peers are

her keen observations about creating

lasting love in a freedom obsessed society.”

—Marie Claire

“ Positively shines with wisdom and

intelligence.” —Jonathan Tropper, bestselling

author of This Is Where I Leave You

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The First Husband

A Novel

Laura Dave

Laura Dave has already won adoring fans everywhere from

Hollywood to the heartland. Now, with a slew of rave reviews and

astute insights about modern love, The First Husband is certain to

deliver her breakout success.

Los Angeles–based travel writer Annie Adams thinks she has

it all. Nick, her longtime film director boyfriend, has finally hit the

big time, her column is syndicated, and they’ve got a great dog.

Then Nick moves out. Three months later, Annie is married to

Griffin, a down-to-earth chef with a restaurant in the Berkshires.

When Nick asks for a second chance, Annie is torn between her

husband and the man she might have been meant to marry.

n Laura Dave contributes to Self, Glamour, and The Washington Post

n For fans of Jonathan Tropper, Jane Green, and Jennifer Weiner

n Visit

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lAuRA dAve is a New York City native who now lives in

Los Angeles. She contributes to Glamour, Self, The Washington

Post, and NPR’s All Things Considered. This is her third novel.

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Hell Is Empty

A Walt Longmire Mystery

Craig Johnson

Sheriff Walt Longmire marked his seventh outing with a

trip to the New York Times bestseller list. Now, the Penguin

edition of Hell Is Empty is poised to bring Craig Johnson

and his Wyoming lawman even greater renown.

A blizzard is coming, and Walt has just been asked to

transport Reynaud Shade deep into the Bighorn Mountains

to retrieve the body of a boy Shade murdered ten years

ago. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered

paperback of Dante’s Inferno, Walt braves an icy hell,

cheating death to ensure that justice—both civil and spiritual—is


CRAig Johnson is the author of

the Walt Longmire Mystery series. He lives in

Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

“ With Hell Is Empty, Craig Johnson delivers

an action-packed Western thriller, rife with

evocative setting and literary

allusion. This seventh novel featuring

wise-cracking Sheriff Walt Longmire creeps

stealthily out of the corral with an increasingly

tense setup.” —The Boston Globe

“ Good stories that take place in the West are in

short supply these days, and Johnson’s latest is

the real deal with literary clout.”

—The Denver Post

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than just mystery readers”

(Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

n A New York Times bestseller

n There are more than 230,000 Walt Longmire books

in print

n Viking will simultaneously publish the next Longmire

mystery, As the Crow Flies

n Longmire, a television series adapted from

Craig Johnson’s novels, is now a television series—due

to air on A&E in summer 2012—starring Robert Taylor,

Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackhoff

n Visit

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Praise for J. M. Coetzee:

“ Many, this reviewer among them, would

consider [Coetzee] the greatest

living novelist in English.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“ It’s a mark of Mr. Coetzee’s power

as a storyteller that he makes

a compelling, indeed,

racing, narrative out of these

hidden wheels within wheels.”

—The New York Times



The Nobel Prize–winning author’s brilliant

trilogy of fictionalized memoirs—now

available in one volume for the first time

Scenes from

Provincial Life

Boyhood; Youth; Summertime

J. M. Coetzee

Few writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many

admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the celebrated

author rarely spoke of himself until the 1997 arrival of Boyhood,

a masterly and evocative tale of a young writer’s beginnings.

Continuing with the fiercely tender Youth and the innovative

Summertime, Scenes from Provincial Life is a heartbreaking and

often very funny portrait of the artist by one of the world’s greatest


n J. M. Coetzee was awarded Booker Prizes for his novels Life and

Times of Michael K and Disgrace

n Boyhood was selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by the

San Francisco Chronicle, was a New York Times Notable Book, and

was a National Book Award Critics Circle Award nominee

n Youth was a New York Times Notable Book and a Booklist

Editor’s Choice

n Summertime was shortlisted for the Booker Prize

J. M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and

studied first at the University of Cape Town and later at the University

of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. in literature. The first

author to receive the prestigious Booker Prize twice, his celebrated

body of work includes the novels Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and

Times of Michael K, Foe, Disgrace, Elizabeth Costello, Slow Man,

and Diary of a Bad Year. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

in 2003. He lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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Elizabeth Costello

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Inner Workings

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Life and Times of Michael K

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n In the Woods, The Likeness, and Faithful Place

were all New York Times bestsellers


Tana French

Faithful Place

“ Tana French’s novels are like big

old trees: the deeper their roots, the

more luxurious the foliage.”

—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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Coming from Viking in July 2012

Broken Harbor

Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling

Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what made him the

Dublin murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of

the year into his hands in French’s exhilarating fourth novel.

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John M. Barry

The Great Influenza

“ Gripping . . . Easily our fullest, richest,

most panoramic history of the subject.”

—The New York Times Book Review

Coming from Viking in January 2012

Roger Williams and the Creation of the

American Soul

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Acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author John M.

Barry proved in The Great Influenza that he has a magisterial and precise

understanding of American public health issues and their effect on politics.

His latest book tells the story of Roger Williams—the first man to link

religious freedom to individual liberty—and how his ideas continue to shape

our political discourse on the separation of church and state.





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Dave Isay

Listening Is an Act of Love

“ What emerges in these compelling pages is hard-won wisdom

and boundless humanity.”

—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Coming from Penguin Press in

February 2012—All There Is

In his first two books, Storycorps founder Dave Isay shared the remarkable

stories of everyday people all over the country, revealing the many paths

that life and relationships can take. Now, in All There Is, Isay presents

selections that bear witness to real love and its varied forms, enriching our

understanding of that most enduring feeling.

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Elaine Pagels

Reading Judas

“ This elegantly written book makes clear the relevance

of a centuries-old text for a contemporary audience.”

—Booklist (starred review)

Coming from Viking in March 2012


Through the bestselling books of Elaine Pagels, thousands of readers

have come to know and treasure the suppressed biblical texts known as

the Gnostic Gospels. In her startling and timely new book, she turns her

scholarly eye to the Book of Revelation and explores how often those in

power throughout history have sought to defeat “God’s enemies.”

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“ [A] richly insightful account of the inner

conflicts of a generation coming of age.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“ Like the most skillful and subtle of

teachers, [Ahmed] entices you with what seems

like an afternoon chat over tea; only when it is

over do you realize how much you have learned

and how fascinating the journey has

been.” —Library Journal

“ Gracefully written and deeply

felt.” —Booklist



An Egyptian woman’s reflections on her

changing homeland—updated with an

afterword on the Arab Spring

A Border Passage

From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey

Leila Ahmed

In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and

the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly

recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition

of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to

terms with her identity as a feminist living in America. As a young

woman in Cairo in the forties and fifties, Ahmed witnessed some

of the major transformations of this century—the end of British

colonialism, the rise of Arab nationalism, and the breakdown of

Egypt’s once multireligious society. As today’s Egypt continues

to undergo revolutionary change, Ahmed’s inspirational story

remains as poignant and relevant as ever.

n January 25, 2012, will be the anniversary of the Tahrir Square protests

that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution forcing the

resignation of President Hosni Mubarak

n With a new afterword by the author

leilA AhMed is the first professor of Women’s Studies and

Religion at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Women and

Gender in Islam. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Mary Karr

The Liars’ Club

n A New York Times bestseller

n Winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award

n Kin will be released by Vanguard Records in March 2012

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The landmark memoir by

bestselling author—and now

songwriter—Mary Karr

“ The essential American story . . . a beauty.”

—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World


Poet and memoirist Mary Karr and legendary country/

Americana artist Rodney Crowell were born a few years

and about one hundred miles apart in the same swampy,

godforsaken stretch of East Texas. Kin, an album of songs

which Vanguard Records will release in March of 2012,

features lyrics cowritten by Karr and Crowell and inspired

by their lives and by the ferociously loving yet dysfunctional

families they grew up in. With performances by such stars

as Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Vince

Gill, Leeann Womack, Rosanne Cash, and Kris Kristofferson,

these songs will bring a new audience to Karr’s sharp, brutally

honest memoir.




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The Silver Boat

A Novel

Luanne Rice

In The Silver Boat, New York Times bestselling author

Luanne Rice has written a heart-wrenching yet heartwarming

portrait of a family in all its flawed complexity.

The McCarthy sisters have come to Martha’s Vineyard to

say good-bye to their family’s beach house—the place they

were happiest together. Each has her own complicated

issues and is struggling with the difficult process of letting

go, but when a cache of old letters spurs them to visit

Ireland, each woman comes to see herself in a new light.

True-to-life sisters, the beach, laughter, and passionate

love—The Silver Boat is everything Rice’s fans love most

and a fantastic way to welcome this much-loved author

to the Penguin list.

luAnne RiCe is the author of thirty

novels. She lives in New York City and Old

Lyme, Connecticut.

Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice:

“ Exciting, emotional, terrific.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“ An elegant style, a sharp eye, and a real

warmth. In her hands families, and their values

. . . seem worth cherishing.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

“ Rice writes unabashedly for women, imbuing

her tales with romance and rock-strong

relationships.” —The Chicago Sun-Times

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n Luanne Rice has written 22 New York Times bestsellers

n There are more than 22 million copies of Rice’s novels

in print

n Pamela Dorman Books will simultaneously publish

Rice’s next novel, Little Night

n Includes the first chapter of Little Night

n Great for reading groups

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From The Silver Boat:

Looking around the kitchen, Dar knew that “things” mattered.

Sea glass, channeled whelks, and driftwood gathered

on family walks were just as important as other family heirlooms.

She took a deep breath; they had to start somewhere.

Reaching for a small pewter dory on a mahogany shelf above

her grandmother’s spoon collection, Dar held the boat up.

“Who would like this?”

No one spoke. Dar supposed they all harbored secret wishes,

their own private desires for a piece of this paradise.

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The Borrower

A Novel

Rebecca Makkai

Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri,

finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her

favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from

home. Ian needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his

overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay

classes. Desperate to save him from the Drakes, Lucy

allows herself to be hijacked by Ian when she finds him

camped out in the library after hours, and the odd pair

embarks on a crazy road trip. But is it just Ian who is running

away? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from

his own parents?

ReBeCCA MAkkAi lives in Chicago

with her husband and two daughters. This is

her first novel.

“ Makkai’s probing novel reminds us that

literature matters because it helps us

discover ourselves while exploring the

worlds of others.” —Chicago Tribune

“ How could a reader of any age resist . . . The

Borrower? Part caper . . . part coming-of-age

story, it manages, with good humor and

wry self-knowledge, to read our minds.”

—O, The Oprah Magazine

“ An appealing, nonromantic love story about

an unexpected pairing—and a surprisingly

moving one.” —The New York Times

“ A lively, lovely read that delicately weaves

together social activism, literary culture, and

the quintessential road trip. . . .

Reading The Borrower is like taking a blissfully

nostalgic journey into the bookshelves of

American childhood.” —

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funny and moving as

The Borrower.”

—Richard Russo, author of Pulitzer

Prize–winning Empire Falls

n Rebecca Makkai’s stories have been anthologized in

The Best American Short Stories 2011, 2010, 2009, and

2008 and numerous other publications

n For fans of Little Bee and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

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From The Borrower:

I might be the villain of this story. Even now, it’s hard to tell.

Back at the library, amid the books and books on ancient

Egypt, the picture the children loved most showed the god of

death weighing a dead man’s heart against a feather. There is

this consolation, then, at least: One day, I will know my guilt.

I’ve left behind everyone I used to know. I’ve found another

library, one with oak walls, iron railings. A college library,

where the borrowers already know what they’re looking for.

I scan their books and they barely acknowledge me through

their caffeinated haze. It’s nothing like my old stained-carpet,

brick-walled library, but the books are the same—same spines,

same codes on yellowed labels. I know what’s in them all. They

whisper their judgment down.

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The must-have guide to the

2012 Summer Olympic Games

How to Watch the Olympics

An Instant Initiation into the Stories, Statistics, Heroes, and

Zeroes of Every Sport

David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton

Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic

Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world.

Yet while it’s easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised

equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us

know the real width of a balance beam, the intricate regulations

of dressage, or the origin of those crowd-pleasing legs-in-the-air

synchronized swimming formations. Luckily, David Goldblatt

and Johnny Acton have created this utterly thorough and always

fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each sport. With

witty, detailed descriptions and clever illustrations, How to Watch

the Olympics will help anyone grasp handball, archery, wrestling,

fencing, and every other Olympic event like a true pro.

n Publishing in time for the London Summer Olympics, which begin on

July 27, 2012

n Also available as an e-book

dAvid goldBlAtt is the author of the World Football Yearbook

and The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football, as well as a regular sports

columnist and commentator for BBC Radio.

Johnny ACton is a writer specializing in obscure nuggets of information—including

just about everything from pickling food to the history of balloons

(The Man Who Touched the Sky).

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A completely revised edition of the

bestselling London street map, now

extended to include all the Olympic sites

The London Mapguide

Seventh Edition

Michael Middleditch

Michael Middleditch has revised and updated his hugely

successful London Mapguide—first published in 1983 and now in

its seventh edition—to include all the Olympic sites in time for the

2012 Games. Streets and sights are mapped and named, and a full

A–Z index makes it easy to find everything. In addition, famous

landmarks as well as places of entertainment and shopping are

indicated on the maps. Featuring new full-color maps of Stratford

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n Publishing to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics

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MiChAel MiddleditCh was chief cartographer at

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The Dark Chronicles

A Spy Trilogy: Free Agent; Song of Treason; The Moscow Option

Jeremy Duns

It’s 1969, and MI6 agent Paul Dark has spent the last

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Russian defector turns up with information about a highlevel

British double agent, Dark goes on the run—only to

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Bringing together three novels featuring double agent

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JeReMy duns grew up primarily in

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Rules of Deception

“ Seldom has a thriller plot taken more unseen

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“ A diabolically clever novel that will

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n A popular 3-book omnibus format akin to Philip Kerr’s

Berlin Noir

n A great introduction to a terrific writer and character

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It was very quiet then. I could hear the wind whipping against

the trees outside and a joist creaking somewhere in the house.

My head was pounding, the blood careering around it. There

had been a moment, a fraction of a moment before I had fired,

when he had stared into my face and I’d thought he might have

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realized who I was.

I replaced the Luger and stood up. Pritchard was due to

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and be well away before then.

I set to work.

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“ Ms. Stanton captures the . . . business

with great skill, and her diverting

and wholly unpretentious

book makes a fine companion for a day at

the beach—or a weekend spent treasure

hunting.” —The Wall Street Journal

“ Stanton has a light, sure touch . . . if you

truly love the subject matter, you will

truly love [this book].”

—The New York Times



“ An intoxicating read that rips away the

lace curtains from the antiques biz.”


Killer Stuff and

Tons of Money

An Insider’s Look at the World of Antiques, Flea Markets,

and Collecting

Maureen Stanton

As evidenced by Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers, and any

of the number of television shows on flea markets, the world of

collecting inspires a cultlike following of millions of Americans.

Celebrated author Maureen Stanton takes readers behind the

scenes and deep into the “flea-o-sphere,” following master antiques

dealer Curt Avery through the populist mayhem of flea

markets, the rarefied realm of high-end antiques shows, and the

heart-pounding competition of auctions. Killer Stuff and Tons of

Money is a captivating tour of the outrageous world of American

antiques, jam-packed with colorful characters, high-stakes scores,

and insider tips for all who seek hidden treasure.

n Strong media attention—featured in The New York Times and Parade, as well

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n An essential survival handbook and buyer’s guide for amateur collectors

n Includes in-depth coverage on everything from poison bottles to comic books

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MAuReen stAnton is an award-winning writer whose essays have

appeared in the American Literary Review and The Best American Essays,

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Georgetown, Maine.

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“ Nothing less than a fully realized

vision of a young complicated girl.”

—Entertainment Weekly

“ I put down this book and thought, there

is no one like this girl, so fully

and richly has Harrington brought a new

Alice to life.” —Sarah Blake, bestselling

author of The Postmistress

“ A remarkably sensitive first novel . . .

A heartbreaker—have tissues at

hand—with promise shining through the

pain.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Heartbreaking, but it reads like truth.”

—People (4 stars)

Alice Bliss

A Novel

Laura Harrington

Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken when she learns that her

father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will miss seeing Alice

blossom into a full-blown teenager: she’ll learn to drive, join the

track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love—all while trying

to be strong for her mother, Angie, and her precocious little sister.

But the phone calls from her father are never long enough. At once

universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving

story about those who are left at home during wartime and a

small-town teenage girl bravely facing the future.

n A July 2011 Book Club pick for the Army Wives Network

n For fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Secret Life of Bees, and Saving

CeeCee Honeycutt

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lAuRA hARRington is an award-winning playwright,

lyricist, and librettist. She teaches playwriting at MIT and lives in

Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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“ Brilliant and exhilarating . . .

Deutsch is so smart, and so strange, and so

creative, and so inexhaustibly curious, and so

vividly intellectually alive, that it is a distinct

privilege to spend time in his head.”

—The New York Times Book Review

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A provocative, imaginative exploration of

the nature and progress of knowledge

n e w y o r k t i m e s b e s t s e l l e r

The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations That Transform the World

David Deutsch

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David

Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the

universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle

of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey

through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history

of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions,

Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad

ones, explaining the conditions under which progress—which he

argues is potentially boundless—can and cannot happen. Hugely

ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores

and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the

human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.

n A New York Times bestseller

n David Deutsch was recently profiled in The New Yorker

n Deutsch’s previous book, The Fabric of Reality, is now in its

16th printing

dAvid deutsCh is a fellow of the Royal Society and a

professor of physics at the University of Oxford. A pioneer in the

field of quantum computation, he is a recipient of the Institute of

Physics’ Paul Dirac Prize and Medal.

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A Penguin Original Agent: InkWell Management

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“ A thought-provoking tale.”

—The Guardian (London)

“ We were thrilled and exhilarated by this

stunning debut. Just like her feisty main

character, Desai has fearlessly blown the

lid off the problems that simmer under the

surface of modern-day India.”

—Costa Award Judges

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award—

a dazzling mystery that takes readers into

the heart of India

Witness the Night

A Novel

Kishwar Desai

Brilliantly descriptive of the tradition-bound Punjab, Kishwar

Desai’s debut mystery seamlessly weaves themes of sexism, police

corruption, and infanticide into a captivating thriller.

In a small town deep in northern India, a house still smolders

from a devastating fire. Inside, a young girl is found severely

beaten and barely alive, along with the lifeless bodies of thirteen

people. In an ironic twist of circumstance, the local police accuse

the girl of the murders. But Simran Singh, an independentminded,

unconventional social worker, is convinced of the girl’s

innocence. As Simran seeks out the truth, what she uncovers will

change her forever.

n Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, one of the most prestigious

literary prizes in the U.K.

n Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize

n For fans of Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger and Kiran Desai’s

The Inheritance of Loss

n Also available as an e-book

kishwAR desAi is the author of the nonfiction book

Darlingji: The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt. She lives

in London.

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iSBN 978-0-14-312112-1 $16.00 ($17.00 CAN)

History/Social Science 5 1 /2 x 8 7 /16 272 pp.

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“ Intelligent . . . [Shteir] captures

her subject from every angle.”

—The New York Times

“ Tantalizing enough that you’ll not

to want to put the book

down—especially if you’re inclined

to lift it.” —



The first serious study of shoplifting—

a “fascinating and sweeping history”

(Mother Jones)

The Steal

A Cultural History of Shoplifting

Rachel Shteir

Shoplifting has been made punishable by death, discouraged by

shame tactics, and deterred by high-tech devices. Yet incidences

of this most ancient of crimes show no signs of slowing. In this

groundbreaking work, Rachel Shteir takes readers on a remarkable

historical tour of this social ill—from London at the dawn of

urbanization and consumerism to the Woodbury Common outlet

mall in modern-day upstate New York, where boosters run rampant.

She reveals the remarkable real-life costs of shoplifting for

retailers and consumers, its historical evolution from a crime to

a disease to a form of antiestablishment protest, and the diverse

personalities—from Jane Austen’s aunt to Winona Ryder —who

have succumbed to its temptations.

n A comprehensive, first-of-its-kind study—the only major book on

the topic

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RAChel shteiR is the author of the award-winning

Striptease: The Untold Story of the Girlie Show and Gypsy:

The Art of the Tease. Her writing has appeared in The New York

Times, Slate, Playboy, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

She lives in Chicago.

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“ Every once in a while the story of one man

or one family is so well told that it becomes

a vehicle for exhibiting an entire age. So it

is with this triumphant work. . . . The

dramatic years at the turn of the twentieth

century are re-created with such vitality that

they seem to have happened only yesterday.”

—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of

Team of Rivals

“ The thrust of this enthralling book lies

with its title: through the experience of her

forebears, Thomas examines how conscience

fares when society considers it subversive.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“ A fascinating story.”

—The New Yorker Book Bench

A promising young historian takes a fresh

look at World War I through the story of

four brothers and the choices each made


Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—a Test of Will

and Faith in World War I

Louisa Thomas

This illuminating history reveals how World War I challenged

the Thomas brothers’ convictions and threatened to tear

their family apart. The narrative centers on the life of the eldest

brother, Norman Thomas, who began the war as a Presbyterian

minister and ended it as a pacifist, a defender of civil

liberties, and a Socialist (he would later run for president six

times). His brothers chose different paths: Evan was a conscientious

objector, imprisoned for making his stand. Ralph

and Arthur Thomas both became soldiers. Beautifully written,

Conscience tells the story of a tumultuous time through the experience

of one family—and in doing so recovers a way of talking

about being true to oneself and to one another.

n Includes black-and-white photos throughout

n For fans of To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild and The Guns of

August by Barbara W. Tuchman

n Also available as an e-book

louisA thoMAs has written for The New York Times

Book Review, Newsweek, Vogue, and other publications. She lives

in New York City.

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Film 5 1 /2 x 8 7 /16 288 pp. Rights: E00

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“A bloody good book.”

—Entertainment Weekly (A-)

“Vivid and fascinating, Shock

Value chronicles a period that feels both

close and, sadly, remote.”

—Guillermo del Toro, director of

Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy

“Fuses biography . . . production history,

movie criticism, and social commentary

into a unified and irresistible

story.” —Salon



“ [An] astute, informed and vivid

exploration of how the horror movie

came back from the dead.”

—Mark Harris, author of Pictures

at a Revolution

Shock Value

How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares,

Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

Jason Zinoman

An enthralling behind-the-scenes account of horror’s golden

age, Shock Value draws on unprecedented access to the

genre’s major players to paint the definitive portrait of a

cinematic revolution. By the late 1960s, horror was stuck in

the past, confined mostly to drive-in theaters and exploitation

houses. Shock Value, in the tradition of Peter Biskind’s

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, tells the unlikely story of how an

ambitious art form emerged when directors like Wes Craven,

Roman Polanski, and John Carpenter plumbed their deepest

anxieties to bring a gritty realism to their craft. Drawing on

hundreds of interviews, Shock Value is an entertaining history

of a hugely influential period in film, when groundbreaking

masterpieces both conquered the Cineplex and redefined what it

was to be afraid.

n For fans of horror and suspense, as well as the works of Peter Biskind

and Mark Harris

n Also available as an e-book

JAson zinoMAn is a critic and reporter who covers

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as Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Economist, and Slate. He lives

in Brooklyn, New York.

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“ These stories feel natural,

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“ Doyle never tells a reader what to think

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interpretation that is pure oxygen to

the story form.” —Los Angeles Times

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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear,

and his remarkable ability to fully capture the voices and hearts

of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories,

offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle age,

revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms

to graveyards, from local pubs to bullrings, these tales of taking

stock and reliving past glories feature men concerned with loss—

of their place in the world, of their power, virility, health, and ability

to love.

n Many of the stories originally appeared in The New Yorker

n Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won the Booker Prize

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Roddy doyle is the award-winning author of nine

novels, a collection of short stories, and a nonfiction book about

the lives of his parents. He lives in Dublin.

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From internationally bestselling author

Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy

comedy that will surprise even die-hard

Montalbano fans

Hunting Season

A Novel

Andrea Camilleri

Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

In 1880s Vigàta, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy.

Fofò turns out to be the son of a local man legendary for having a

magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and vegetables that could

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Fofò disappeared, but has shown up years later looking to make

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philandering marchese set on producing an heir.

An absurd, quirky murder mystery that recalls the most

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Praise for Hoodlum Birds:

“ It demonstrates a central

quality of poetry: depth of

language, the power to get

past the first surfaces of

words and things. . . . [He]

brings the historical and the

contemporary into fresh,

vivid relation.”

— The Washington Post

A third collection from an award-winning

poet whose “gift is breathtaking” (Naomi

Shihab Nye)

My Favorite Warlord

Eugene Gloria

The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet’s sense of origin

are at the heart of Eugene Gloria’s rich and captivating new

collection. The title poem weaves together Japan’s sixteenth-century

warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet’s father’s

dementia; “Here on Earth” embraces post-racial America and the

speaker’s own sense of displacement in the Midwest. In elegy and

psalm, as well as ancient forms from Asia such as the haibun and

pantoum, these elegant and passionate poems enact rage, civility,

love, travel, and art as well as explore Gloria’s own fears of frailty

and erasure.

n Also available as an e-book

eugene gloRiA was born in Manila, Philippines, and

raised in San Francisco, California. He is the author of two previous

collections, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (winner of the 1999

National Poetry Series) and, most recently, Hoodlum Birds. He

teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University

in Greencastle, Indiana.

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“ Julianne Buchsbaum’s third collection

of poems, The Apothecary’s Heir, is riddled

with ‘venom and wonder,’ heavy with

the freight of mystery and prayer. The

abundance of Hopkins ghosts this work

even as it cleaves to the immediacy of

the Now. Lavish, edgy, precise—

these are poems that come from a ‘splitopen

husk of the world.’ ”

—Lucie Brock-Broido

Selected for the National Poetry Series

by Lucie Brock-Broido

The Apothecary’s Heir

Julianne Buchsbaum

Selected by Lucie Brock-Broido

Poet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her “rich, lucid,

alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise” (Reginald Shepherd);

“there is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her

incredible diction,” says Matthew Rohrer. Her new collection, The

Apothecary’s Heir, depicts a damaged world in which the speaker

is trying to make sense of human relationships in the aftermath

of loss. A series of meditations on landscapes of our postmodern

world—a sickbed, a gas station, a bomb shelter, a rest stop along

a highway—these supple poems explore the frailty of human

connectedness and anatomize desire in a world of pharmaceuticals

and microchips.

JuliAnne BuChsBAuM received an MFA from the

Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Ph.D. in literature from the University

of Missouri. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry,

Slowly, Slowly and A Little Night Comes, and her work has appeared

in Verse, Southwest, and Harvard Review among other publications.

She lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas, where she is a humanities

librarian for the University of Kansas.

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Edited by Rita Dove

The Penguin

Anthology of


American Poetry

n This major publication debuts as a beautifully

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n Edited and with an introduction by former U.S. Poet

Laureate Rita Dove

n Perfect for holiday gift-giving


Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize–winning

poet and former U.S. Poet

Laureate, introduces readers to the

most significant and compelling

poems of the past hundred years

Features the most influential voices in twentieth-century

poetry including: Amiri Baraka, Elizabeth Bishop,

e. e. cummings, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jorie Graham,

Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke,

Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, James Wright,

and many others.

“ This book is sure to become an important resource

for those interested in poetry, and especially students, for

decades to come.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“ Dove’s incisive perception of the role of poetry in cultural

and social awakenings infuses this zestful and rigorous

gathering of poems both necessary and unexpected by

180 American poets. This landmark anthology will

instantly enhance and invigorate every poetry shelf or

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“ Intelligent, generous, surprising, and altogether thrilling

to read—literally, a heart-thumping

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long stand as the definitive anthology of American poetry.”

—Elizabeth Alexander

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The Kid

A Novel


The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul

Jones, son of Sapphire’s unforgettable heroine, Precious.

Left alone after his mother’s death to navigate in a world

where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade,

forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and

the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way

toward adulthood. In a generational story that moves

with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to

Harlem in its heyday, from a troubled Catholic orphanage

to downtown artists’ lofts, The Kid is a soaring tale of body

and spirit, rooted in the hungers of the flesh and of the soul.

sAPPhiRe is the author of two

collections of poetry and the bestselling

novel Push. The film adaptation of her novel,

Precious, received the Academy Award for

Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.

She lives in New York City.

“ Demanding and raw . . .

an accomplished work of art.”

—Los Angeles Times

“ Sapphire is as much a poet as a novelist. At her

best, she uses her poetic instincts to load

even simple moments with poignancy.”

—The Seattle Times

“ There’s no way around this: The Kid can be

tough to read. . . . But put it down, and

Abdul’s voice calls one back, demanding to be

heard.” —Chicago Tribune

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man’s remarkable strength

n A New York Times bestseller

n Precious, the film based on the novel Push by Sapphire,

won 2 Academy Awards

n Sapphire’s previous novel, Push, has sold more than

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From The Kid:

“Wake up, little man.” Rita’s voice is coming under the covers

at me. It’s warm under the covers, smell good like Rita and

clean like sheets. I curl up tighter, squeeze my eyes shut, and

go back to sleep. In the dream it’s Mommy’s birthday party

and she’s holding me in her arms kissing me and dancing

with me. Our house is smelling like lasagna, wine, and people,

mostly girls sweating and perfume. One girl is smoking weed.

Everyone is laughing. Mommy puts me down and goes to open

her presents. She’s sitting in the blue armchair under the light.

All the people have presents in their hands and are holding

them out to her. A lady, who looks nice but when she smiles

all her teeth is black, is holding out a pretty present tied with

a gold ribbon. No! No! NOOOO! I want to say, but no words

come out my mouth, and Mommy takes the box. [. . .] “Abdul.”

Someone is shaking shoulder. Rita. I squeeze my eyes shut,

‘cause when I open them, when I stick my head out the covers,

my mother will be dead and today will be her funeral.

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Cocktail Hour Under

the Tree of Forgetfulness

Alexandra Fuller

A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and

forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents and of the

price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising,

fertile, death-dealing land. In this follow-up to Don’t Let’s

Go to the Dogs Tonight, we accompany Tim and Nicola

Fuller as they hopscotch across the continent, restlessly

trying to establish a home for their family. War, hardship,

and tragedy follow the Fullers even as Nicola fights to hold

on to her children, her land, and her sanity. But just when

it seems that she has been broken by the continent she

loves, the African earth revives and nurtures her. Cocktail

Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Alexandra Fuller

at her very best.

AlexAndRA fulleR was born

in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved

with her family to a farm in southern Africa.

She lived in Africa until her midtwenties. In

1994 she moved to Wyoming, where she now


“ Electrifying . . . Writing in

shimmering, musical prose . . .

[Fuller’s] own love for Africa reverberates

throughout these pages, making the beauty

and hazards of that land searingly real for the


—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“ Ten years after publishing Don’t Let’s Go to the

Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra

(Bobo) Fuller treats us in this wonderful

book to the inside scoop on her glamorous,

tragic, indomitable mother.”

—The Washington Post

“ Subtly explores the intersections of personality,

history and landscape in ways that are

continually fresh and thoughtful.”

—Charleston Post and Courier

“ Fuller’s prose is so beautiful and so

evocative that readers will feel that they, too,

are sitting under that tree.”

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The Last Letter from Your Lover

A Novel

Jojo Moyes

A Brief Encounter for our time, The Last Letter from Your

Lover is a sophisticated, spellbinding double love story

that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a bygone era. In

1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers

nothing—not the car accident that put her there, not

her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching

for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply

“B,” from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk

everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles

upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the

unknown lovers’ fate—hoping it will inspire her own happy

ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics

of every age.

JoJo Moyes writes for The Daily

Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Independent,

and Woman and Home. She lives with her

husband and three children on a farm in

Essex, England.

“ Hopelessly and hopefully

romantic.” —Chicago Tribune

“ A modern yet ageless story of the

human heart.” —Leila Meacham, New York

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“ A fabulous, emotional, and

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loves Mad Men.” —Sophie Kinsella, author of

Confessions of a Shopaholic

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“ This story of passion and

missed chances is entrancing.”


n The U.K. edition won the Romantic Novelists’

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A Good Hard Look

A Novel of Flannery O’Connor

Ann Napolitano

Forced by illness to leave behind a successful life in New

York, Flannery O’Connor has returned to her family farm

in the small town of Milledgeville, Georgia. With her time

limited, all she wants is to write, but Flannery’s plans are

upended by Melvin Whiteson, a banker from Manhattan

who married the town belle. Melvin is at loose ends with

his new life. Flannery knows exactly what she wants, but

is running out of time. Through their unusual friendship,

both will come to reflect on the paths they have chosen.

Literary history and fiction gracefully intersect in

this emotionally charged novel of small-town Southern

life, which asks us all to consider how we can live our lives

to the fullest.

Ann nAPolitAno is the author of

the novel Within Arm’s Reach. She lives with

her family in New York City.

“ An absorbing, old-fashioned tale.”

—The Washington Post

“ A wholly believable world shaped by

duty, small pleasures, and fateful choices.”

—O, The Oprah Magazine

“Does [Flannery O’Connor] proud.

Be prepared to like this book.” —The Atlanta


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From A Good Hard Look:

The peacocks tilted their heads back and bellowed and hollered

their desires into the night. They snapped their shimmering

tails open and shut like fans. Behind each male’s

pointy head, a green-bronze arch unfurled, covered with a

halo of gazing suns. The females brayed and shook their lessattractive

tails in return.

The birds didn’t care that it was the middle of the night,

and they didn’t care who they were disturbing. They didn’t

care that there was a wedding tomorrow, or that the groom,

who had just arrived from New York City, was lying beneath

a lace canopy at his in-laws’ house, paralyzed with fear. They

didn’t care that his fiancée startled awake in the next room

and toppled out of her high bed, and they certainly didn’t care

that her face hit a stool on the way down. They didn’t care that

the rest of the small Georgia town was also awake, twitching

in their beds like beached fish.

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“ Mr. Wood is our premier student of the

Founding Era.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Idea of America

Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Gordon S. Wood

In The Idea of America, Pulitzer Prize–winning bestselling

historian Gordon S. Wood explains why the Revolution remains

the most important event in U.S. history. In a series of illuminating

essays, he explores the ideological origins of the Revolution—from

the culture of ancient Rome to the European Enlightenment—and

the founding fathers’ attempts to forge a democracy. He reflects

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America’s fate.

n Gordon S. Wood’s last book, Empire of Liberty, was a New York Times

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“ Gordon S. Wood is more than an

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has done more than anyone to make the era of

the Revolution and early Republic into one of the

liveliest periods in American history.”

—The New York Times Book Review

goRdon s. wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor

Emeritus at Brown University. His book The Radicalism of the American

Revolution won the Pulitzer Prize and the Emerson Prize. He lives in

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Praise for Sheila Kohler and Love Child:

“ Her stories are elegant, smooth,

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An erotic tale of passion and power and

their dangerous consequences

The Bay of Foxes

A Novel

Sheila Kohler

In 1978, Dawit, a young and beautiful Ethiopian refugee, roams

the streets of Paris. By chance, he spots the famous French author

M., who at sixty is at the height of her fame. Seduced by Dawit’s

grace and his moving story, M. invites him to live with her. He

makes himself indispensable, or so he thinks. When M. brings him

to her Sardinian villa, beside the Bay of Foxes, Dawit finds love and

temptation—and perfects the art of deception.

n Features french flaps and deckle edge paper

n Sheila Kohler’s work has been included in The Best American

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n She has won her two O. Henry Prizes, an Open Fiction Award, a

Willa Cather Prize, and a Smart Family Foundation Prize

n Her books have been published in 10 countries and have sold

more than 60,000 copies

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sheilA kohleR was born in South Africa and earned

degrees from the Sorbonne, the Institut Catholique, and Columbia

University. She teaches at Princeton University and Bennington

College and lives in New York City.

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“ It’s an unbelievable story—equal

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“ [An] exhilarating

narrative about redemption and

the power of personal choice.”

—Kirkus Reviews



The gripping and redemptive story of

how a boy from Baltimore went looking

for adventure and wound up trying to

save the world

Kicking Ass

and Saving Souls

The Story of a Boy from Baltimore Who Evolves from a Safecracking,

Jewel-Heisting, Deep-Sea Diving, Ultimate-Fighting,

International Playboy to a Globetrotting Humanitarian

David Matthews

In Ace of Spades—selected as an Editor’s Choice by The

New York Times—David Matthews presented an enthralling account

of growing up mixed-raced in a highly segregated city. Now,

in Kicking Ass and Saving Souls, he describes the incredible life of

his childhood friend Stefan Templeton. In this biography, which

reads like an adventure novel, Matthews follows Templeton from

the Baltimore ghetto to the Sudanese desert and into some of the

bleakest corners of the globe. A true Renaissance man with an

insatiable hunger for thrills, Templeton has been a lover, a jewel

thief, a martial artist, and finally a real-life superhero who finds

a focus for his life in humanitarian relief work around the world.

n An amazing true-life adventure that spans the globe—larger-thanlife

locales including Europe, the U.S., South America, Japan, and

Southeast Asia

n Matthews is currently a lead writer for Law and Order: L.A.

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dAvid MAtthews is the author of the critically acclaimed

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“ A fine, sweeping survey of the rise

and fall of an empire and a glimpse into the

diversity of the ancient world.”

—The Wall Street Journal

“ A superb achievement, a model

for all such endeavors.” —Telegraph (U.K.)

“ Skillfully weav[es] its way

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historians, Roman military accounts and

archaeological remains.” —Financial Times

The first full-scale history of Hannibal’s

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Carthage Must

Be Destroyed

The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

Richard Miles

Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and

master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that

ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge. This monumental

work charts the entirety of Carthage’s history, from its origins

among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis

as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with

Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western

history. Carthage Must Be Destroyed reintroduces readers to

the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long fight

against an implacable enemy.

n Includes a full-color photo insert

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RiChARd Miles teaches ancient history at the University

of Sydney and is a Fellow-Commoner of Trinity Hall, University of

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North Africa and has directed archaeological excavations in

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“ An absorbing account of

how two priesthoods—professional

wildland firefighters and Zen

monastics—confronted the fire’s

threat.” —Los Angeles Times

“ This book reads like a hairraising

adventure novel.”

—Shambhala Sun



Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind meets Young

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Fire Monks

Zen Mind Meets Wildfire

Colleen Morton Busch

In June 2008 more than two thousand wildfires blazed across

California, putting Tassajara, the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery

in the United States, at particular risk. Fire Monks is the story of

five monks who turned back after evacuation to save the remote

sanctuary. A gripping narrative, as well as an insider’s portrait of

the Zen path, Fire Monks reveals how these men were able to accomplish

the seemingly impossible, saving Tassajara by greeting

the fire not as an enemy to defeat but as a friend to guide. Their

composure throughout the crisis illustrates the remarkable courage

that lives within every heart.

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Rules of Civility

A Novel

Amor Towles

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents

the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of

transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-fiveyear-old

Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich

Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker,

happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance

encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey

on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New

York society—where she will have little to rely upon other

than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.With

its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its

intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing

characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers

and critics alike.

AMoR towles is a principal at

an investment firm in Manhattan, where he

lives with his wife and two children. Rules of

Civility is his first novel.

“ In the crisp, noirish prose of the era,

Towles portrays complex relationships in

a city that is at once melting pot and elitist

enclave—and a thoroughly modern heroine

who fearlessly claims her place in it.”

—O, The Oprah Magazine

“ With this snappy period piece, Towles

resurrects the cinematic black-andwhite

Manhattan of the golden

age.” —The New York Times Book Review

“ A wonderful debut novel . . . Towles

[plays] with some of the great themes of love

and class, luck, and fated encounters that

animated Wharton novels.” —Chicago Tribune

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bestselling novel that

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n Hit #1 on the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times

bestseller lists and was also a San Francisco Chronicle

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From Rules of Civility:

That New Year’s, we started the evening with a plan of

stretching three dollars as far as it would go. We weren’t

going to bother ourselves with boys. More than a few had

had their chance with us in 1937, and we had no intention

of squandering the last hours of the year on latecomers. We

were going to perch in this low-rent bar where the music was

taken seriously enough that two good-looking girls wouldn’t

be bothered and where the gin was cheap enough that we

could each have one martini an hour. We intended to smoke a

little more than polite society allowed. And once midnight had

passed without ceremony, we were going to a Ukrainian diner

on Second Avenue where the late-night special was coffee,

eggs, and toast for fifteen cents. But a little after nine-thirty,

we drank eleven o’clock’s gin. And at ten, we drank the eggs

and toast. We had four nickels between us and we hadn’t had

a bite to eat.

It was time to start improvising . . .

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The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

Edited by Russell Potter

Blending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with

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Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir

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Russell PotteR is a professor

of English at Rhode Island College. Pyg is

his first novel. He lives in Providence, Rhode


Praise for Toby, the learned pig:

“ A far greater object of admiration

to the English nation than ever

Sir Isaac Newton was.”

—Robert Southey

Praise for Russell Potter’s Pyg:

“ A delicious book. A reminder of the

risks, the drama and the quite extraordinary

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hooves and a corkscrew tail.”

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A First-Rate Madness

Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

Nassir Ghaemi

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“ A glistening psychological

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biographies of eight famous

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includes an analysis of such leaders as:

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Winston Churchill

Mahatma Gandhi

Martin luther King, jr.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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George W. Bush

Tony Blair

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“ Wendy and the Lost Boys puts Wasserstein’s

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Wendy and the Lost Boys

The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein

Julie Salamon

In this exceptional biography, bestselling author Julie Salamon

reveals Wendy Wasserstein’s most expertly crafted character: herself.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the first woman playwright

to win a Tony Award, Wasserstein was a Broadway luminary.

With her high-pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an

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An intimate portrait of a complicated woman, Wendy and the Lost

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n A New York Times bestseller

n Wendy Wasserstein won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for

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“ In a gripping debut novel,

McGrath (who has written nonfiction

as Melanie McGrath) transports

the reader to a land of almost

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unfamiliar but fascinating culture. . . .

Expect great things from this series.”

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n Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime and mystery novel of

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n M. J. McGrath was awarded the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday

Award for Best British Writer under 35

n For readers of Henning Mankell and David Guterson

n Also available as an e-book

M. J. MCgRAth is an award-winning journalist and the

author of several books of nonfiction, including The Long Exile:

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“ In a chatty, enthusiastic style, the

author takes us on a journey through

contemporary classrooms and offices to

describe how they are changing. . . .

Now You See It is filled with

instructive anecdotes and

genuine insights.”

—The Wall Street Journal



“ As scholarly as [it] is . . . this book about

education happens to double as an

optimistic, even thrilling, summer read.”

—The New York Times

Now You See It

How Brain Science Can Transform Schools and

Businesses for the 21st Century

Cathy N. Davidson

A brilliant combination of science and its real-world application,

Now You See It sheds light on one of the greatest problems of our

historical moment: our schools and offices are designed for the

last century, not for a world in which technology has reshaped

the way we think and learn. In this informed and optimistic work,

Cathy N. Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and

education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking

ideas will soon affect every arena of our lives, from schools with

curriculums built around video games to workplaces that use

virtual environments to train employees.

n Cathy N. Davidson and Duke University made the news back in

2003 when the school gave iPods to every member of the incoming

freshman class

n Also available as an e-book

CAthy n. dAvidson codirects the annual HASTAC/

MacArthur Digital Media and Learning competitions. She holds

distinguished chairs in English and interdisciplinary studies at

Duke University and has published more than a dozen books.

She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Acclaim for Hector and the Search for


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The delightful third book in the

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bestselling series

Hector and the

Search for Lost Time

A Novel

François Lelord

First he tackled happiness. Then he took on love. And now Hector,

our endearing young French psychiatrist, confronts the persistent

march of time.

His patients lament that there is not enough time in the day.

Or they feel that life is passing them by. And in one case, a young

boy turns the problem on its head: he’s impatient to grow up!

Hector himself is increasingly aware of time: he doesn’t feel quite

so young anymore, and the clock is ticking on his relationship with

his beloved Clara.

So as time flies, so does Hector in his latest adventure, traveling

around the world and charming us with his inimitable blend of

open-minded inquiry and subtle wit as he journeys to understand

the past, the future, and how best to enjoy the present.

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n More than 125,000 copies of the U.S. editions of Hector and the Search

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fRAnçois leloRd is a psychiatrist who has worked in

Paris, Los Angeles, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, where

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“ Quite a bit of fun. There’s murder!

Deceit! Blackmail! . . . And soon enough

there’s a dead body in the pool.”

—The New York Times

“ A mesmerizing read, Ryder’s first

novel is assured and elegant.” —Booklist

“ A modern gothic that emits a

creepy glow . . . with a nicely subdued

sense of menace and dark intrigue.”

—Kirkus Reviews



A sophisticated mystery debut in which

priceless art and unspeakable desires


In Malice, Quite Close

A Novel

Brandi Lynn Ryder

When French expatriate Tristan Mourault becomes enamored

with fifteen-year-old Karen Miller, he “rescues” her from her

working-class circumstances and stages her death to mask his true

crime. Years later, Karen is now “Gisèle” and lives with Tristan

in rarefied Devon, Washington. She has married another man to

keep up appearances, but when her daughter stumbles upon a secret

cache of paintings—all nudes of Gisèle—Tristan’s carefully curated

world begins to crumble.

Set against a byzantine backdrop of greed, artifice, and manipulation—with

tantalizing echoes of Lolita—In Malice, Quite Close

keeps its most devastating secrets right up until the very last page.

n For fans of Donna Tartt and Tana French

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Napa Valley. In Malice, Quite Close is her first novel.

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“ An intimate, affecting

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A thoughtful and incisive meditation on

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from Turkey’s leading female author

Black Milk

On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity,

and Motherhood

Elif Shafak

After the birth of her first child, Elif Shafak experienced a profound

personal crisis. Plagued by guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about

her new maternal role, the acclaimed novelist stopped writing

for the first time in her life. As she plummeted into post-partum

depression, Shafak looked to the experiences of other prominent

female writers—including Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Simone

de Beauvoir, and Alice Walker—for help navigating the conflict

between motherhood and artistic creation in a male-dominated


Searingly honest, eloquent, and unexpectedly humorous,

Black Milk will be widely embraced by writers, academics, and

anyone who has undergone the identity crisis engendered by

being a mother.

n Elif Shafak’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages

n The Bastard of Istanbul was longlisted for the Orange Prize

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elif shAfAk is the author of several novels and has

taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona.

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Haunting and mesmerizing, an

unforgettable novel of love and

madness—from the author of

the cult favorite Light Boxes

Daniel Fights a Hurricane

A Novel

Shane Jones

In his dazzling debut novel, Light Boxes, Shane Jones created an

emotionally riveting, poetic tale about seasonal affective disorder.

Now, in Daniel Fights a Hurricane, Jones crafts a fable grounded

in love and loss, marriage and friendship, and the indifferent

cruelty of the natural world.

Ever since he was a boy, Daniel Suppleton has been deathly

afraid of hurricanes, which he fears will arrive suddenly and

reduce everyone he knows and loves to trembling skeletons.

Battling demons both real and imagined, Daniel retreats to a tepee

in the woods. As his ex-wife, Karen, frantically searches for him,

the long-awaited hurricane finally hits, and Daniel must find a

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Daniel Fights a Hurricane is an affecting, original novel by a rising

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“ Magical . . . Jones’s spare, alliterative sentences are

flawless and sometimes delightful.” —Time Out New York

“ The kind of novel that makes you reconsider the word

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shAne Jones is the author of Light Boxes. His poetry and short

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“ Alluring . . . a crafty first novel . . .

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“ Ambitious . . . [Williams] can

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A compelling story of family, empire, and

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The Echo Chamber

A Novel

Luke Williams

Luke Williams’s exquisitely written debut novel is narrated by

Evie Steppman, a woman born with an extraordinarily acute sense

of hearing. Now, at fifty-four, alone in an attic in Scotland that is

filled with objects from her past, and with her powers of hearing

starting to fade, she sets out to record the events of her life. From

her recollections come an outpouring of stories that transcend

history; tales of a twelfth-century mapmaker mingle with memories

of Evie’s childhood growing up in Nigeria in the 1950s and her

travels across America in the 1960s. Williams’s fascination with

history and his talent for evoking multiple voices will bring to

mind the work of Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell.

n Received excellent reviews in the U.K. and U.S. upon publication

n For fans of Gunther Grass, Peter Carey, and Jonathan Safran Foer

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Edited with an Introduction and

Notes by Kathryn Sutherland

Introduction by Tony Tanner

Northanger Abbey

Edited with an Introduction and

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Edited with an Introduction and

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Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics Hardcover Boxed Set

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Our Mutual Friend

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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Introduction by Jane Smiley; Notes by

Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter

The Wind in the


Kenneth Grahame

Foreword by Gregory Maguire

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

And Other Wonderful Books of Oz:

The Emerald City and Glinda of Oz

Edited with an Introduction and Notes

by Jack Zipes

Covers by Rachell Sumpter

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The Greek Myths

Robert Graves

Introduction by Rick Riordan

Cover by Ross MacDonald

From the creation of the world out of Chaos and the birth

of the Olympians to the Trojan War and Odysseus’s return,

Robert Graves’s superb retelling of the Greek myths has

long been acclaimed as the definitive edition. Graves draws

on sources scattered throughout ancient literature, using a

novelist’s skill to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of each

myth and providing commentaries with cross-references,

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The result is a classic volume of many of the greatest

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RoBeRt gRAves (1895–1985) is the author of the historical novel

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ancient myths.”

—Rick Riordan, from the Introduction

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Rash- omon and Other Stories

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Little Women

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Jane Eyre

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Wuthering Heights

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Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

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Revolutionary Suicide

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An intimate look at Mark Twain that only

he himself could offer

Autobiographical Writings

Mark Twain

Edited by R. Kent Rasmussen

A must-have for all lovers of Mark Twain, this selection of his

autobiographical writings opens a rare window onto the writer’s

life, particularly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in

Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the

pseudonym Mark Twain while a journalist in Nevada in 1863.

When his first major book, The Innocents Abroad, appeared

six years later, he began what would become one of the most

celebrated and influential careers in American letters. This

edition of his autobiographical writings will help readers know

the author intimately and appreciate why, a century after his

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A man’s experiences of life are a book, and there was never yet

an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of

the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

—Mark Twain, “The Refuge of the Derelicts,” 1904–1905

n Includes an introduction surveying the history of Mark Twain’s

autobiographical writings and their place in his overall work

n Features a list of suggested readings, a timeline, and a glossary of names

and terms in the texts

n A compact companion to the University of California’s bestseller

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume I

n Also available as an enriched e-book

MARk twAin (1835–1910) wrote such American classics as

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,

The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, and A Connecticut

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R. kent RAsMussen has written and edited many books,

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“ One of the most

delightful novels I’ve

ever read.” —Nancy Pearl

A literary Cheers—filled with British

charm and wit

Poet’s Pub

Eric Linklater

Foreword by Nancy Pearl

Comprised of an entertaining series of vignettes that occur at the

Pelican Pub in Downish, England, this humor-filled collection of

stories by award winner Eric Linklater—one of the original titles

commissioned by Penguin Classics founder Allen Lane—is again

available to American readers.

When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes control

of the Pelican Pub, what he desires most is the peace and freedom

to craft his poems without being disturbed. This is the least of

what happens, for the local watering hole soon becomes an outand-out

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n The basis for a 1949 feature film

n For readers of Henry Green and Jerome K. Jerome

n Also available as an e-book

eRiC linklAteR (1899–1974) is the author of Juan in America and

The Wind on the Moon, which was awarded the Carnegie Medal and nominated

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A Grain of Wheat

Introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the

cusp of Kenya’s independence from Britain, A Grain

of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have

been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the

center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village’s chosen

hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we

learn of the villagers’ tangled histories in a narrative

interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to

real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly

story unfolds, one in which compromises are forced,

friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.

Weep Not, Child

Foreword by Ben Okri

Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage

heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend

school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter.

But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: in

the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the

white government, and the two brothers and their

family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the

practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge

the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is

a hard one to give up.

First published in 1964, Weep Not, Child is a moving

novel about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau

uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and

on one family in particular.

A message from Chinua Achebe:

“ The Penguin African Writers

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the solid foundations laid by the renowned

Heinemann African Writers Series, I am

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passed down by celebrated African authors

of earlier decades and to continue to explore,

confront, and question the realities of life in

Africa through their work, challenging Africa’s

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ngugi wA thiong’o is an award-winning novelist, playwright,

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teaches English literature at the University of Kent in England.

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n Weep Not, Child features a new foreword by Booker

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“ Edith Grossman has

splendidly brought The

Solitudes to life in English.”

—Edward Hirsch




“ Edith Grossman has surpassed even

her magnificent version of Don Quixote

by the far more difficult translation of

Góngora’s Solitudes.” —Harold Bloom

The Solitudes

A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text

Luis de Góngora

Translated with a Foreword and Notes by Edith Grossman

Introduction by Alberto Manguel

A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered

poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic

of his time that he was derided as “the Prince of Darkness.” The

Solitudes, his magnum opus, is an intoxicatingly lush novel-inverse

that follows the wanderings of a shipwrecked man who

has been spurned by his lover. Wrenched from civilization—and

its attendant madness—the desolate hero is transported into a

natural world that is at once menacing and sublime.

In this stunning edition, Edith Grossman, our most celebrated

translator from Spanish, captures the breathtaking beauty of a

work that represents one of the high points of poetic achievement

in any language.

n A dual-language edition with the English and Spanish on facing pages

n Edith Grossman’s translation of Don Quixote was a national bestseller

n Also available as an e-book

luis de góngoRA (1561–1627) is among the most prominent

figures of the Spanish Golden Age.

edith gRossMAn is the acclaimed translator of Don Quixote as well

as books by Nobel Prize winners Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas

Llosa. She is the recipient of the inaugural Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

Translation Prize, the 2006 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, and a

Guggenheim Fellowship.

AlBeRto MAnguel is the bestselling author of dozens of books,

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The gripping story of the First Crusade, as

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Chronicles of the

First Crusade

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Christopher Tyerman

The fall of Jerusalem in 1099 to an army of exhausted and starving

western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary

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than nine centuries later. This remarkable collection contains

firsthand accounts from the knights, religious leaders, and

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of the foremost experts on the Crusades, Chronicles of the First

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n First time in Penguin Classics

n Christopher Tyerman’s history of the Crusades, God’s War, has sold

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“ Chatwin’s bravest work yet,

the one in which we come

closest to penetrating

his mind and heart . . . no one

will put it down unmoved.”

—The New York Times

Book Review

n A national bestseller when first published

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