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All Blood Runs Red: Life and Legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard - First Black American Military Aviator

by Henry Scott Harris

Life and legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black American military aviator... from his childhood to WWI hero, 47 chapters of his life from the time he ran away from home, alone at the age of eight...


The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr

The Tudor Saga #7

by Jean Plaidy

Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide as renowned novelist Jean Plaidy tells the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six queens.

Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard,...


Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel

by Michelle Moran

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the...


A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story

by Dave Eggers

"Exhilarating….Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious….A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New...


The Perfect American

by Peter Stephan Jungk & Michael Hofmann

The Perfect American is a fictionalized biography of Walt Disney's final months, as narrated by Wilhelm Dantine, an Austrian cartoonist who worked for Disney in the 40s and 50s, illustrating sequences for Sleeping...


Kafka in Love

by Jacqueline Raoul-Duval

Kafka was an attractive, slender, and elegant man--something of a dandy, who captivated his friends and knew how to charm women. He seemed to have had four important love affairs: Felice, Julie, Milena, and...


The Summer Book

by Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal & Kathryn Davis

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening...


The Snows of Yesteryear

by Gregor Von Rezzori, H. F. Broch De Rothermann & John Banville

Gregor von Rezzori was born in Czernowitz, a onetime provincial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania, the USSR, and the Ukraine—a town that was everywhere...


1948

by Yoram Kaniuk & Anthony Berris

Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly...


Young Man with a Horn

by Dorothy Baker & Gary Giddins

Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn’t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage, or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid....


The World As I Found It

by Bruce Duffy & David Leavitt

When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers...


Pedigree

by Georges Simenon, Robert Baldick & Luc Sante

Pedigree is Georges Simenon’s longest, most unlikely, and most adventurous novel, the book that is increasingly seen to lie at the heart of his outsize achievement as a chronicler of modern self and society....


We Think The World of You

by J.R. Ackerley & P.N. Furbank

We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as “a fairy tale for adults.” Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent,...


A Country Doctor's Notebook

by Mikhail Bulgakov & Michael Glenny

Part autobiography, part fiction, this early work by the author of The Master and Margarita shows a master at the dawn of his craft, and a nation divided by centuries of unequal progress.

In 1916 a 25-year-old,...


An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History

by Cynthia Zarin

An Enlarged Heart, the exquisitely written prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin, is a poignantly understated exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s...


Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey

by Kathryn Kennish & ABC Family

What would you do if you found out that the teenage daughter, who you had brought home from the hospital years ago, was switched at birth? Kathryn Kennish, the matriarch of an upper-class family, has her world...


Far Above Rubies

by Anne-Marie Vukelic

Married to one of the most famous writers of the Victorian era, the life of Catherine Dickens is explored in an intriguing biographical novel "So if I was on the edge of reason, who was to blame? I for not...


That Smell and Notes from Prison

by Sonallah Ibrahim & Robyn Creswell

That Smell is Sonallah Ibrahim's modernist masterpiece and one of the most influential Arabic novels. Composed in the wake of a five-year prison sentence, the semi-autobiographical story follows a recently released...


The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

A sequel to Daniel Defoe's legendary Robinson Crusoe story of his adventures and survival on a remote tropical island. In this volume we follow Crusoe's return to his island, his voyages to Brazil, Southeast...


The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Set on a tropical island where Robinson Crusoe found himself after a terrible storm at sea, we follow his life and adventures far away from civilization. A novel which has inspired countless imitations and adaptations,...