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  • 'Allo 'Allo, Paperback
    Comedy Characters: 10 male, 5 female, plus extras Scenery: Unit set Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France. You can see all of your favorite TV characters in ..
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  • 100 Best-Loved Poems, Paperback
    Popular, well-known poetry: ``The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,`` ``Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?`` ``Death, be not proud,`` ``The Raven,`` ``The Road Not Taken,`` plus works by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Shelley, Emerson, Browning, Keats, Kipling, Sandburg, Pound, Auden, Thom..
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  • 100 Love Notes, Paperback
    The initial version of Hyong Yi's 100 Love Notes launched on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina on November 21, 2015. To honor his wife, Catherine Zanga, on the one-year anniversary of her death from ovarian cancer, Hyong and his two young children gave strangers 100 handwritten love notes, no..
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  • 18 and Life on Skid Row, Paperback
    18 And Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as th..
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  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder, Paperback
    This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's entry into World War One and Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a..
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  • 21 Poems, Paperback
    The Objectivist Press published George Oppen's first book Discrete Series, a collection of thirty-one short poems with a preface by Ezra Pound, in 1934. Four years earlier, the twenty-one-year-old poet had sent an unbound sheaf of typewritten poems with the title 21 Poems hand-written in pencil on t..
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  • 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Hardcover
    A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent ``Flo`` Groberg was born in 19..
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  • A Beautiful Composition of Broken, Paperback
    r.h. Sin, bestselling author of the Whiskey, Words & a Shovel series, returns with a collection of poetry and prose meant to remind the wounded that they are, in fact, beautiful in a way society may never comprehend. A Beautiful Composition of Broken is inspired by some of the events expressed artis..
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  • A Beautiful Work in Progress, Paperback
    Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for ``Did Not Start`` and DNF for ``Did Not Finish,`` but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for ``Did Not Quit.``Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of cen..
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  • A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back, Hardcover
    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New York Times described as ``the foremost classical stylist of our day,`` presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a dev..
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  • A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, Paperback
    A compelling account of recreating a life through writing, memory, and desire In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of Englis..
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  • A Book Lover's Diary, Hardcover
    ``I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.`` -- Oscar Wilde A Book Lover's Diary is a journal for noting personal discoveries from the books read and recording the books on a wish list. A Book Lover's Diary is a welcome companion during fo..
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  • A Border Passage: From Cairo to America - A Woman's Journey, Paperback
    An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland--updated with an afterword on the Arab SpringIn 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 w..
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  • A Boy's Will and North of Boston, Paperback
    Although Robert Frost (1874-1963) wrote poetry throughout his youth and early adult years, his first collection of poems was not published until he was nearly 40 years old. And, ironically, it was not in America that this quintessentially American poet was first published, but in England. In 1912, h..
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  • A Brighter Day, Paperback
    My name is Linda Lawson, I was born with the name of Linder Laverne Kizee on June 27, 1953 in Blairs Virginia to an uneducated sharecropper and housewife. We were dirt poor and lived off the land. I had four brothers and two sisters. In 1958, we abruptly left Virginia and moved to New Jersey with no..
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  • A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz, Paperback
    Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century, the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers across the glob..
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  • A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air, Paperback
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my aircraft, take a quick glance into the cockpit. Yep, that s me sitting in the captains seat, and that s my first officer laughing about how he accidentally locked himself out of his hotel room. Naked. Again. We re both a little ri..
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  • A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose, Hardcover
    In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexand..
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  • A Delicate Balance, Paperback
    Edward AlbeeFull Length, Drama Characters: 2 male, 4 female Interior Set This Pulitzer Prize winner enjoyed a stunning Broadway revival in 1996 with George Gizzard, Rosemary Harris and Elaine Stritch. Wealthy middle-aged couple, Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, ..
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  • A Different Kind of Life, Paperback
    Frank Williams' team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down. The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash..
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  • A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen, Hardcover
    Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscovery While largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century and part of..
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  • A Divine Pathway, Paperback
    Questions and answers about who we are and why we are here comes to us in different ways and times in each of our lives. Some will receive their answers at an early age. Most will receive their answers later in life. But when you are asking the question and you direct that question to God, he will a..
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  • A Dolls House, Paperback
    Drama / Characters: 3 males, 4 females, 2 childrenThis epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on..
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  • A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women, Paperback
    A started Library Journal review: ``This wonderful collection celebrates the New Formalism being practiced by many highly regarded contemporary women poets ... Highly recommended.`` This unique and ground-breaking anthology also includes statements by the poets explaining why they write formal verse..
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  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, Hardcover
    The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves--with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of fort..
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  • A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer, Paperback
    After serving four and a half years in the army during WWII-mostly in the battle-torn islands of the South Pacific-and along the way losing his best friend at Iwo Jima, Earl Shaffer came home to Pennsylvania with a large dose of military depression. After rattling around for a while he decided to ac..
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  • A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, Paperback
    ``Forgive my bluntness, but... Goddamn, Sam Sax can write some poems. Devastating, comic, inventive, weird, dangerous, smart as hell. I could talk about the diction sometimes glass and sometimes bouquet. Or the syntax jagged here, balletic there. Or the metaphors, good lord. But the bottom line is t..
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  • A History of Children's Books in 100 Books, Hardcover
    A History of Children's Books in 100 Books takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories, such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century to the Harry Potter series and books as technology. Taking the app..
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  • A House by Itself: Selected Haiku of Shiki, Paperback
    ``Shiki's distinctive vision and direct expression make a tone recognizably his own, conveyed beautifully in these pages' translations. We hear Shiki's haiku as the voice of a friend bringing complex news in a few intimate words. These haiku are drawn from a world that feels close to our own, and th..
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  • A Hundred and One Nights, Paperback
    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights, this collection opens with the frame st..
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  • A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America, Paperback
    On November 12, 1988, a group of Portland, Oregon, skinheads known as East Side White Pride encountered three Ethiopians in a street fight, resulting in the brutal death of Mulugeta Seraw.For award-winning journalist Elinor Langer, the Seraw case is the launchpad for a thorough investigation of the ..
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  • A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, Paperback
    A cosmopolitan, middle-aged Englishwoman touring the Rocky Mountains in 1873, Isabella Bird had embarked upon a trip that called for as much stamina as would have been expected of an explorer or anthropologist -- and she was neither Possessing a prodigious amount of curiosity and a huge appetite fo..
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  • A Life in Words: In Conversation with I. B. Siegumfeldt, Paperback
    Paul Auster's A Life in Words--a wide-ranging dialogue between Auster and the Danish professor I. B. Siegumfeldt--is a remarkably candid and sharply focused investigation into one writer's art, craft, and life. It includes many revelations that have never been shared before. This is a book that's fu..
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  • A Life Surrendered, Paperback
    This Christian biography gives an account of the life of Raouf Ghattas. Born in Egypt, Raouf immigrated to the United States where he worked as an engineer. Soon he became unhappy with his life and gave himself to God's purpose for him. He became a much-loved pastor and studied God's Word to find ho..
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  • A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition), Hardcover
    The commemorative edition of the instant New York Times bestseller--now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus ``A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him a..
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  • A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between, Paperback
    Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars--Elvis Presley and Bruce JennerFor the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thomps..
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Paperback
    Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen o..
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Paperback
    From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare's marvelous A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play of enchantment and an insightful portrait of the p..
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  • A Million Wars, Paperback
    The concept of A Million Wars is derived from the author's belief that every veteran has experienced different circumstances and his or her memories define their war. The author has told a part of his story in an effort to help others understand what one man's war was like and, in the process, attem..
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  • A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, Audiobook
    Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal te..
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  • A Miracle Called Christiana, Paperback
    A Miracle Called Christiana is a story of hope for families with children with special needs. Having a child with special needs was not high on my list of life goals, but she became a life gift from our Heavenly Father. Christiana is a very special young lady to many in our family and in our communi..
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  • A Moment of War, Paperback
    In this gripping, poignant memoir--a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom--Laurie Lee returns to the scene of his wartime coming of age, portraying the death of a young man's idealism. ``For anyone who wants to understand what war is actually like . . . this is the book. . . . A treasure.``--Los Ange..
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  • A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man, Paperback
    Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later a judge's son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secr..
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  • A Murder Is Announced, Paperback
    An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities,..
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  • A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, Paperback
    Bob Woodward made Jean Houston national news in the summer of 1996 when he revealed her working friendship with Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton, Woodward reported, connected most enthusiastically with Dr. Houston and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson when they met with the Clintons at a Camp David..
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  • A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home, Hardcover
    Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time. Armed with the same personable, candid style found in his first book, Alan D..
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  • A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Paperback
    For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century ma..
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  • A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bebout, Hardcover
    A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule - novelist and the first widely recognized ``public lesbian`` in North America - and Rick Bebout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule live..
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