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The Raven Ring: A Lyra Novel (Tor Fantasy)

Patricia C. Wrede

A proud young mountain woman must leave her stronghold to travel to the city to retrievethe Raven Ring, an ancient family heirloom that her mother left behind ...

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Animal Farm

George Orwell

"Animal Farm" is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories.

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein

In an introduction to the concept of "disaster capitalism," the award-winningauthor of No Logo offers a revealing expos of how the global "free market" has ...

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Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks And The Rise Of The American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks, Richard Erdoes

In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the very first time and traces the rise of the ...

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework ...

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When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio

Marta Moreno Vega

An evocative memoir of Puerto Rican New York describes one young woman's childhood and coming of age in Spanish Harlem during the 1950s and 1960s, offering a ...

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, in 1929, as a little girl, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the ...

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They Cage the Animals at Night (Signet)

Jennings Michael Burch

At the age of eight, the author began a three-year odyssey through a series of orphan asylums and foster homes, punctuated by episodes of living in the ...

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The Rivers North of the Future: The Testament of Ivan Illich

David Cayley

I believe that what Illich says in the following pages completes and clarifies what he was ... remains a surprise, and could not exist as anything else. ...

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Innocence

Jane Mendelsohn

An adolescent girl growing up and coming of age in New York City must deal with the "Beautiful Girls" at school, her attraction to a bad boy named Tobey, and persistent nightmares. By the author of I Was Amelia Earhart. Reprint.

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The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia

Morgan Llywelyn

Fleeing the destruction of the Sacred Grove by the invading Roman army, Ainvar the druid and the remnants of his clan flee Gaul to settle in Hibernia, where ...

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Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown

This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle ...

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Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

Colin Tudge

Discusses the current breeding programs and research that has been done in genetics to save animals from extinction, and discusses why this research is ...

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When Corporations Rule the World

David C Korten

Illustrates the harmful effects of globalization on politics, society, and the environment, profiling the "transnational corporation" and warning readers that ...

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The navigator

Morris L West

SIX Next morning they woke early, to a lowering sky and an oily sea, and a windless hush that presaged a big blow. ...

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)

Alex Haley

Om den sorte, muslimske, politiske lederskikkelse Malcolm X (1925-1965), der efter en fattig barndom og en ungdom med kriminalitet kæmpede for ophævelse af ...

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Literature Guide: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Grades 4-8)

C. S. Lewis

The best-selling rack edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe now has a movie still cover and an eight-page movie still insert!

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Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic

Redmond O'Hanlon

The author of Into the Heart of Borneo describes his ocean-bound odyssey aboard adeep-sea fishing trawler from the northern coast of Scotland and his ...

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50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals: Fun and Easy Ways to Be a Kind Kid (Alex Toys)

Ingrid Newkirk

Written by the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), this fun and innovative guide explains how children can help protect almost ...

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes - imprisonment, injustice, and social ...

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

Paul Hawken

The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious ...

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Reflections on Native-Newcomer Relations: Selected Essays

J.R. Miller

Paper, including the brilliant polemic The Unjust Society, by Alberta Indian leader Harold Cardinal, captured a great deal ... For example, Dr John Tobias, an American with a Ph.D. in German history from the University of Alberta, switched his ...

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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

George Lakoff

Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questionsas "What is the progressive vision of America?

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Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton

Bobby Seale

Every time I saw a paddy roll by in a car, I picked up one of the half-bricks, and threw it at the motherfuckers. I threw about half the bricks, ...

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Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Coleman Barks

Perfect for Valentine's Day, a lavish collection of poems from the highly regardedSufi mystic celebrates the joy and wonder of love.

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Poetry as Insurgent Art

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In this work, he offers--in prose--what poetry is, could be, and should be.

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1984 (Signet Classics)

George Orwell

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all ...

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Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

Art Smith

Oprah Winfrey's personal chef shares 150 innovative recipes for everything fromelegant candied kumquat to herb-roasted chicken, all representing the best of ...

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The World According to Garp (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

T.S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotionto his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, ...

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Orientalism

Edward W. Said

A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control ...

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Living More With Less

Doris Janzen Longacre

Practical advice on clothing, housekeeping, recreation, financing, and every aspect ofdaily living is designed for those aspiring toward a more simple ...

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One River

Wade Davis

Recounts the author's education under Richard Evans Schultes, who studied the drug qualities of plants in the Amazon basin, and his own journey in his teacher's ...

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Me and Her, Me and Him

Shontaine

In inner-city Philly, Me and Her, Me and Him is a story about two young Black adults in a tale of family, parenthood, and love. They share the turmoil of ...

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Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation, New Expanded Edition



A collection of essays explore such topics as feminist politics, sex, racism, careers,identity, and abortion.

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Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

Jonathan Safran Foer

Hilarious, energetic, and profoundly touching, a debut novel follows a young writer as he travels to the farmlands of eastern Europe, where he embarks on a ...

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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present

Howard Zinn



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Never Cry Wolf

Farley Mowat

Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature.

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Papillon (P.S.)

Henri Charriere

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest,was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit.

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Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories

Francesca Lia Block

Stories about nine remarkable young women include the tales of a girl with two mothers,a girl who keeps a strange blue-skinned creature in her closet, a rock ...

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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

Michael C. Carroll

An expos of the activities of a New York government biological research lab on New York's Plum Island describes the facility's routine work with exotic viruses and discusses its link to national safety and security interests. 35,000 first ...

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The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington

David Sirota

Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and ...

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Compassionate Cook: Please don't Eat the Animals

Ingrid Newkirk

A collection of international vegetarian fare includes recipes for appetizers, salads,soups, breads, side dishes, and desserts

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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources

M. Kat Anderson

"This is a highly significant--one might argue revolutionary--book.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-oldHolden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

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A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Eve Bunting

Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

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Vegan Family Favorites: Tasty And Satisfying Recipes Even Your Kids Will Love

Erin Pavlina

Hundreds of vegan recipes created and compiled by Erin Pavlina, Editor of VegFamily.com magazine. Will appeal to vegans and those interested in eating an ...

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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet

Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith



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One in a Million

Nicholas Read

It’s scary enough without the stories he hears about mysterious disappearances ofother dogs who have shared his situation.

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Anarchy

Errico Malatesta

This now classic work was first published in 1891 and has been in continual demand ever since. Translated from the original Italian and with an introduction by Vernon Richards.

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Woman: An Intimate Geography

Natalie Angier

The Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author of Natural Obsessions explores the essence of what it means to be a womanin body and mindas she shares her ...

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