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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

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An ailing war historian seeking companionship buys a tawny owl named Mumble. So begins Martin Windrow's soaring memoir of fifteen years with his gentle, shoelace-chewing, touchingly loyal pet....

A Replacement Life

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A Replacement Life

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A journalist takes up a dangerous assignment: forging the coveted documents which secure Holocaust reparations for Jewish-Americans. Debuting novelist Boris Fishman places caustic humor on...

Adam

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Adam

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When a shy high schooler crashes with his Brooklynite sister over one summer, he finds the unexpected love of his life: a red-headed, transgendered beauty named Gillian. Comic artist Ariel...

Klaus Klump: A Man

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Klaus Klump: A Man

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A foolish-but-fiercely competitive Portuguese publisher seeks fame and fortune during the breakout of a wild (downright absurdist) war in Goncalo Alvares' offbeat character study, a pastiche...

The Essential Ellen Willis

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The Essential Ellen Willis

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A pioneer woman in the field of rock and roll journalism (and late 20th century cultural criticism at large), Ellen Willis receives deserved compendium treatment, collecting her wry musings on...

Stealth

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Stealth

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Already a legend in his native Egypt, Sonallah Ibrahim has quietly emerged as one of our most riveting authors in translation. His latest - from the perspective of an 11-year old boy living...

1954

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1954

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The titular year that was finds Brown vs. Board of Education coinciding with a season in which two of baseball's best African-American players - Willie Mays of the San Francisco...

With My Dog Eyes

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With My Dog Eyes

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Hilda Hilst may be the Donna Tartt of Brazil, and this may be her answer to The Secret History. Published in America for the first time, this 1986 novel centers on a professor whose...

My Salinger Year

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My Salinger Year

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Call it Girls for grown women. Joanna Rakoff's memoir of '90s Brooklyn – and her surprising friendship with the hermetic J.D. Salinger – is a nimble, strong-willed look at her...

Traitors to All

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Traitors to All

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Why do nice folks keep turning up dead in the same Milanese canal? Detective Lamberti suspects the corrupt lawyer with whom he once shared a prison cell. Giorgio Scerbanenco's reissued 1966...

The Good Spy

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The Good Spy

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CIA operative Robert Ames was a true-life James Bond who died striving for peace in the Middle East. With cameos from Nixon, Kissinger, and Arafat, and nailbiter scenes from the Iranian...

Becoming Freud

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Becoming Freud

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Who's up to the task of diagnosing the father of modern psychology? None other than iconoclastic therapist Adam Phillips (Missing Out), whose revealing look at Sigmund's immigrant...