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Americanon Cover
Author: Jess McHugh
Release Date: June 01, 2021
What does it take to be a good American? And who gets to decide? Journalist Jess McHugh examines thirteen seemingly innocuous, mega-bestselling reference books, guidebooks, and self-help books that have become blueprints for core American values and ...
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There Plant Eyes Cover
Author: M. Leona Godin
Release Date: June 01, 2021
A probing, witty, and deeply insightful history of blindness--in Western culture and literature, and in the author's own experience--that ranges from Homer to Milton to Braille to Stevie Wonder.M. Leona Godin begins her fascinating, wide-ranging stud...
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Author: Salman Rushdie
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Newly collected, revised, and expanded nonfiction—including many texts never previously in print—from the first two decades of the twenty-first century by the Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling authorSalman Rushdie is...
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Hearing Homer's Song Cover
Author: Robert Kanigel
Release Date: April 13, 2021
From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enl...
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A Little Devil in America Cover
Author: Hanif Abdurraqib
Release Date: March 30, 2021
A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the RainAt the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was fifty-seven years old, well beyond her most prolific days. ...
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Lolita in the Afterlife Cover
Author: Jenny Minton Quigley
Release Date: March 16, 2021
A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on the perennially controversial Lolita, by a wide range of celebrated writers, edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher.In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published in the Un...
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True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Cover
Author: Abraham Riesman | Narrator: Vikas Adam
Release Date: February 16, 2021
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulousl...
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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Cover
Author: Bobby Henderson
Release Date: February 16, 2021
Can I get a “ramen” from the congregation?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life withi...
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Cover
Author: George Saunders
Release Date: January 12, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.Fo...
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Author: Harold Bloom | Narrator: Stephen Mendel
Release Date: November 24, 2020
In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition.Perhaps no other literary...
Author: Hilary Holladay | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: November 17, 2020
The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet.Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more t...
Author: Delphine Minoui and Lara Vergnaud | Narrator: Nikki Massoud
Release Date: November 03, 2020
"An urgent and compelling account of great bravery and passion." ―Susan OrleanAward-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels, a besieged Syrian town, and an underground library built from the rubble o...