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World Travel
World Travel
World Travel
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World Travel
The late, and impossibly great, Anthony Bourdain continues to bring us his infectious enthusiasm for the wondrous world he left all too soon. There’s no better way to escape quarantine than with the beloved travel companion as he bestows his best stories and recommendations culled from a lifetime of exploration.
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The Uncertain Sea
The Uncertain Sea
The Uncertain Sea
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The Uncertain Sea
Bonnie Tsui, the bestselling author of Why We Swim, a Time magazine Must-Read Book of 2020, writes about finding strength in the face of fear and uncertainty. Enlightening and inspiring, The Uncertain Sea is just the story most of us need right now. Fear and uncertainty—emotions we’ve become all too familiar with this past year. From th
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration

Harper Lee
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 938 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 938 ratings

Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience. Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater)

Readings and conversation with Kurt Andersen, Libba Bray, Stephen Colbert, Oskar Eustis, Mary McDonagh Murphy, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Isaiah Sheffer, a discussion with the audience. Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater)

American Gods [TV Tie-In]
American Gods [TV Tie-In]
American Gods [TV Tie-In]

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American Gods [TV Tie-In]

Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 808 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 808 ratings

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

Not just for the fantasy lover, realists will also relate to this dark and otherworldly criticism of American idolatry and deeply emotional tale of love lost.

Good Omens
Good Omens
Good Omens

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Good Omens

Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,576 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,576 ratings

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s collaboration is a cult classic for a reason. It’s an absurdly funny commentary on good vs. evil, nature vs. nurture, and the true nature of free choice. If you’re a fan of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and haven’t read “Good Omens,” you’ll definitely want to pick it up, especially now that an Amazon adaptation starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen has been released.

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s collaboration is a cult classic for a reason. It’s an absurdly funny commentary on good vs. evil, nature vs. nurture, and the true nature of free choice. If you’re a fan of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and haven’t read “Good Omens,” you’ll definitely want to pick it up, especially now that an Amazon adaptation starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen has been released.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 15,278 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 15,278 ratings

Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. Yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded and over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. Yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded and over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

Good Omens
Good Omens
Good Omens

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Good Omens

Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 525 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 525 ratings

A brand new full cast audiobook production of the classic collaboration from internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett starring Rebecca Front as the Narrator, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and David Tennant as Crowley! "Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robb

A brand new full cast audiobook production of the classic collaboration from internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett starring Rebecca Front as the Narrator, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and David Tennant as Crowley! "Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robb

And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None

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And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 2,092 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 2,092 ratings

Arguably the best mystery story ever written. Ten people — all strangers — are lured to a mansion on a private island. Each person has a criminal history. They share their secrets, and one by one, they die.

Arguably the best mystery story ever written. Ten people — all strangers — are lured to a mansion on a private island. Each person has a criminal history. They share their secrets, and one by one, they die.

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

Kristi Hiner
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 482 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 482 ratings

The CliffsNotes study guide on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. Th

The CliffsNotes study guide on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. Th

The Iliad
The Iliad
The Iliad

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The Iliad

Homer
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 171 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 171 ratings

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieg

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieg

The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

Beverly Barton
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 712 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 712 ratings

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as

The Guest List
The Guest List
The Guest List

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The Guest List

Lucy Foley
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 2,925 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 2,925 ratings

Reese Witherspoon picked “The Guest List” as one of her June/July 2020 book club picks, along with “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown. “A very stormy seaside destination wedding is the back drop for this thrilling June book pick. … Get ready for so many twists and turns as you try to figure out the who, what and when of this mystery. It reminds me of some of my favorite mysteries from Agatha Christie,” Witherspoon wrote in her Instagram announcement post.

Reese Witherspoon picked “The Guest List” as one of her June/July 2020 book club picks, along with “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown. “A very stormy seaside destination wedding is the back drop for this thrilling June book pick. … Get ready for so many twists and turns as you try to figure out the who, what and when of this mystery. It reminds me of some of my favorite mysteries from Agatha Christie,” Witherspoon wrote in her Instagram announcement post.

CATCH-22
CATCH-22
CATCH-22

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CATCH-22

Joseph Heller
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 392 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 392 ratings

This satirical masterpiece brilliantly captures the bureaucratic absurdities of war. With a title that’s become synonymous with an intractable problem, Yossarian & co.’s tragicomic plight resonates to this day.

This satirical masterpiece brilliantly captures the bureaucratic absurdities of war. With a title that’s become synonymous with an intractable problem, Yossarian & co.’s tragicomic plight resonates to this day.

Sense & Sensibility
Sense & Sensibility
Sense & Sensibility

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Sense & Sensibility

Joanna Trollope
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 223 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 223 ratings

Joanna Trollope’s much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It’s hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not

Joanna Trollope’s much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It’s hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not

The Alice Network
The Alice Network
The Alice Network

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The Alice Network

Kate Quinn
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 3,231 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 3,231 ratings

Set in post-WWII Europe, “The Alice Network” brings together two women from different generations and backgrounds. With espionage, scandal, redemption, and rage-provoking examples of at least five ‘isms,’ the story has a bingability score equivalent to “Game of Thrones: Season One.” In other words, get ready to stay up all night reading and feel all the feelings.

Set in post-WWII Europe, “The Alice Network” brings together two women from different generations and backgrounds. With espionage, scandal, redemption, and rage-provoking examples of at least five ‘isms,’ the story has a bingability score equivalent to “Game of Thrones: Season One.” In other words, get ready to stay up all night reading and feel all the feelings.

The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters

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The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 711 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 711 ratings

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the ­worldly-wise old devil to his

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the ­worldly-wise old devil to his

Stardust
Stardust
Stardust

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Stardust

Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,064 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 1,064 ratings

Neil Gaiman’s whimsical epic of a fairytale comes to life with the author’s narration of his beloved novel. Catching a falling star has never before seemed so adventurous — or so romantic.

Neil Gaiman’s whimsical epic of a fairytale comes to life with the author’s narration of his beloved novel. Catching a falling star has never before seemed so adventurous — or so romantic.

Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys

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Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 911 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 911 ratings

God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things

God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 395 ratings
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4/5 - 395 ratings

Dorian Gray embodies every artistic element for artist, Basil Hallward. But when Lord Henry reveals the phenomenal world experienced only to the young and beautiful, Dorian makes a devious deal. Thus begins Dorian Gray's extensive journey into dissipation, while somehow maintaining every element of his youth and innocence. What is his secret? And why does he keep

Dorian Gray embodies every artistic element for artist, Basil Hallward. But when Lord Henry reveals the phenomenal world experienced only to the young and beautiful, Dorian makes a devious deal. Thus begins Dorian Gray's extensive journey into dissipation, while somehow maintaining every element of his youth and innocence. What is his secret? And why does he keep

Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy

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Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 2,000 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 2,000 ratings

Even as the Vance family manages to achieve some semblance of ‘The American Dream,’ J.D. Vance shows how deeply the scars of poverty—and the familial and societal ills that it engendered—have compromised the health and happiness of each generation. A must-read for those interested in the ramifications of American social, economic, and political policy.

Even as the Vance family manages to achieve some semblance of ‘The American Dream,’ J.D. Vance shows how deeply the scars of poverty—and the familial and societal ills that it engendered—have compromised the health and happiness of each generation. A must-read for those interested in the ramifications of American social, economic, and political policy.

The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion

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The Silmarillion

J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 521 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 521 ratings

The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark L

The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark L

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 173 ratings
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5/5 - 173 ratings

Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare sta

Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare sta