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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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  • 100 Love Sonnets, Paperback
    Forty years after Pablo Neruda s death, this compilation of his sonnets, unlike previous translations, captures the true spirit and verbal dexterity of his lesser-known genre. Pablo Neruda is still one of the most widely read, influential and beloved 20th-century poets. He was a Nobel Laureate, famo..
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  • 103 Monologues for Middle School Actors: More Winning Comedy and Dramatic Characterizations, Paperback
    Another great collection of monologues in the style of 102 Monologues for Middle School Actors by the same author. She knows how middle schoolers think and act, and she portrays their character traits in performance. With such a wide variety of topics, there is a monologue to fit any student's perso..
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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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  • 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker: 9-11-01: The White House, Hardcover
    After Maj. Robert J. Darling organizes President Bush's trip to Florida on Sept. 10, 2001, he believes the next couple of days will be quiet. He has no idea that a war is about to begin. The next day, after terrorists crash airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, Maj. Darling ..
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  • 2fish: (A Poetry Book), Hardcover
    Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thought..
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  • 3 Dozen Poems: From the Writer's Almanac, Audiobook
    The favorite poems from Garrison Keillor's daily radio program The Writer's Almanac.Selections include: Ge Mig En Dag (Scandinavian traditional) Abecedary (Thomas Disch) Old Mother Hubbard (traditional) Frankenstein (Edward Field) Names of Horses (Donald Hall) To One Who Asked Me Why I Love J.G. (Ep..
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  • 5-Minute Plays, Paperback
    (Applause Acting Series). 5-Minute Plays is the latest collection from veteran editor Lawrence Harbison, a man who has spent his career championing new and established playwrights by bringing their work into print. What's the story behind this one? In keeping with the spirit of the book, we'll give ..
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  • 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Lgbtq+ Icons, Hardcover
    LGBT people are some of the coolest in history - Freddie Mercury, Divine, Virginia Woolf, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol... the list goes on. Queer subculture has had an enormous impact on style, music, science, art and literature. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court,..
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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 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 Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle Against the Death Penalty, Paperback
    There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. A South Carolina native who yearned to be a fiction writer, Marie was thrust by a combination of circumstances--including the murder of her beloved mother-in-law--i..
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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 Doll for Throwing: Poems, Paperback
    The exquisite new collection by the award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang, author of The Last Two Seconds and ElegyWe were ridiculous--me, with my high jinks and hat. Him, with his boredom and drink. I look back now and see buildings so thick that the life I thought I was making then is nothing but interl..
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  • A Doll's House, Paperback
    A Doll's House is Henrik Ibsen's best-known play. This masterpiece created quite a stir when it was first released because of its feminist stance. Considered by many to be the first truly feminist play ever written. The play comes to a climax as Nora, the play's protagonist, rejects her marriage and..
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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 False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, Hardcover
    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth. On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her ap..
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  • A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux-Saints Therese, Louis, and Zelie, Paperback
    ``God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth.`` --Saint Therese of Lisieux The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Therese, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. This..
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  • A Force for Justice: The Maurice McCabe Story, Paperback
    When Sergeant Maurice McCabe notified his superiors of questionable details in the case of murderer Jerry McGrath - a young man who was at large at the time of his offense due to a garda error - nothing could have prepared him for what was in store.What ensued was eight years of a personal nightmare..
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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 God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith, Paperback
    Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler have gathered conversations with nineteen of America's leading poets, reflecting upon their diverse experiences with spirituality and the craft of writing. Bringing together writers of tremendously various family backgrounds and religious orientations, this book of..
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  • A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, Paperback
    The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee--with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn. The most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times traces his path from Harvard ..
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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 House Made of Water, Paperback
    A House Made of Water is a lyrical examination of daughterhood, womanhood, and Asian American identity. Elusive, but tactile, the collection wrestles beautifully with trauma and our inherited stories, seeking transformation throughout. What I love most is the intimacy of detail: the difficult weight..
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  • A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, Paperback
    Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw ..
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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 Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X, Paperback
    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable s book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new ..
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  • A Life in Parts, Paperback
    Nothing short of riveting...an engrossing first-person account by one of our finest actors (Huffington Post)--both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft--Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan C..
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