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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do

Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa

A provocative analysis of the diverse ways in which evolution shapes human behavior and human lives draws on the latest findings in the cutting-edge field of ...

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The Tale of Genji

Murasaki Shikibu



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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Vol. 24

Tohru Fujisawa

When former gangster Onizuka decides to become a teacher, the only job he lands is astudent teacher position at the Holy Forest Academy where he must rely on ...

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Red China Blues (reissue): My Long March from Mao to Now

Jan Wong

Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer -- and one ...

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A Choir of Ill Children

Tom Piccirilli

Caring for his three brothers--conjoined triplets with separate bodies but one shared brain--since the disappearance of his mother and suicide of his father, ...

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Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, Bk 5)

Susan Cooper

I p align="center" P "And Where the Midsummer Tree Grows Tall byPendragon's Sword the Dark Shall P Fall.

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The Annotated Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

Fully revised, redesigned, and expanded, this annotated version of one of the most popular fantasy adventures of all time includes biographical and bibliographical notes, as well as linguistic data and source materials, a history of Middle ...

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter

A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Tom Robbins

Switters, an anarchist pacifist who works for the government and carries a gun, chases after his teenage stepsister, only to become madly enamored of a nun a ...

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Diamond Grill (Landmark Edition)

Fred Wah

This story of family and identity, migration and integration, culture and self-discoveryis told through family history, memory, and the occasional recipe.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Young Reading (Series 3))

Rob Lloyd Jones

A new title in Young Reading Series Three, which is aimed at children whose readingability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories ...

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Winter Moon

Dean Koontz

Policeman Jack McGarvey connects the killing spree of a Hollywood director with a vision witnessed by an old caretaker on a lonely Montana ranch.

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Before Shadowgate (Worlds of Power)

F. X. Nine



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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Isaac Asimov



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Peter Pan: In Kensington Gardens

J. M. Barrie

The adventures of the three Darling children in Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.

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Cape Refuge (Cape Refuge, No. 1)

Terri Blackstock

After Thelma and Wayne Owens, the no-nonsense hosts of a Christian halfway home for ex-convicts and derelicts, are found murdered in their warehouse church, ...

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The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence (Chopra, Deepak)

Deepak Chopra

Reprint. 150,000 first printing. From the Hardcover edition.

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Complete Series Bindup (Deltora Quest)

Emily Rodda

Presents the adventures of Lief, Barda, and Jasmine as they seek the seven magic jewelsof the Belt of Deltora, which are hidden throughout the land, in order ...

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Filth

Irvine Welsh

The author of the best-selling Trainspotting introduces a drug-addled, gastrointestinally afflicted, compulsively philandering Edinburgh detective who sees in a ...

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Time Travel Coherence

Zen Su



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Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love- ...

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The Hunt for Red October (Special 15th Anniversary Edition)

Tom Clancy

A renegade Soviet sub commander is sailing West toward defection, while the Americans and Russians scramble to find the missing ship before the other. Reprint.

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The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3)

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Third Age of Middle-earth ends, and the age of the dominion of Men begins. This is the third part of Lord of the Rings.

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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is anendless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to ...

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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

J. K. Rowling



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Max and the Secret Skunk

Janet Adele Bloss, Gabriel, Mel Crawford

Max plans to use his secret weapon to win the sixth-grade pet contest.

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Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1)

John Marsden

Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that theircountry has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive. Reprint.

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Paper Towns

John Green

With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the PrintzMedal-winning author of "Looking for Alaska" returns with a novel about a ...

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Take a Thief: A Novel of Valdemar

Mercedes Lackey

Skif, a young orphan living with a miserly uncle, is taken in by a gang of pickpocketsled by Bazie, a crippled man who cared for a crew of lost boys, and ...

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Pinnochio (Tor Ed.)

Carlo Collodi



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Swordspoint

Ellen Kushner

In this collection which includes a novel and three short stories, the great swordsman Richard St. Vier is forced to become involved in a plot to gain control ...

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A Madness of Angels: Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift

Kate Griffin

For Matthew Swift, today is not like any other day.

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Gods Behaving Badly. Marie Phillips

Marie Phillips



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My Father's Glory & My Mother's Castle: Marcel Pagnol's Memories of Childhood

Marcel Pagnol

The author recounts his happy childhood in the south of France, and recalls his family,friends, and schoolboy adventures

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The Invisibles Vol. 7: The Invisible Kingdom

Grant Morrison

But from the shadows, a subversive group of anarchists called the Invisibles haveopposed their plot and looked to create self-awareness and freedom through ...

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The Lost Books of the Bible

William Hone

THE Lost Books of the Bible The GOSPEL of the BIRTH OP MART. ... They add (viz. the Gnostics in this book), that on this very account the high-priest was ...

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Bloodchild

Dannye Seager Frerichs

Greg is a vampire and Sarah is a Bloodchild, a person born with a condition that will lead to vampirism if it is not rejected or repressed.

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Megatokyo: Vol. 06 (Megatokyo (Graphic Novels))

Fred Gallagher

Piro, an anime obsessed fan, and Largo, an American gamer, are stranded in Japan andmust earn enough money for plane tickets home while they explore the ...

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Plato: Republic

Plato, G. M. A. Grube, C. D. C. Reeve

Essestially an inquiry into morality, the Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher.

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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Perhaps one of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat.

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Beat the Reaper: A Novel

Josh Bazell

Making a hit-man-turned-medical-intern a sympathetic figure would be a tall order formost authors, but first-time novelist Bazell does just that in this breezy ...

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Grasscutter (Usagi Yojimbo (Sagebrush))

Stan Sakai

The tale of Usagi Yojimbo is a masterful adaptation of samurai legend to sequential art, told with characters who are all anthropomorphized animals.

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Dreamcatcher

Stephen King

The author of Bag of Bones presents a story about how men experience memories and find their courage, in a tale of stark survival and heroism in the face of a ...

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Schild's Ladder

Greg Egan

Twenty-thousand years in the future, a dangerous experiment in quantum physics creates an expanding vacuum in space that threatens to wipe out all humanity. By the author of Teransia.

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First Test (Protector of the Small)

Tamora Pierce

Keladry (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits girls to train for the knighthood.

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Time Enough for Love

Robert A. Heinlein



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Spacetime Physics

Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler

The chapter on general relativity with new material on gravity waves, black holes, and cosmology. The Second Edition of Spacetime Physics provides a new generation of students with a deep and simple overview of the principles of relativity.

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The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)

Glen Cook

The tough mercenaries of the Black Company risk their lives and their souls as they setout to find the White Rose, a mystical figure who embodies the very ...

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Media Control, Second Edition: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series)

Noam Chomsky

Examines American propaganda efforts and discusses how both major political parties use the falsification of history, suppression of information, and promotion of meaningless discourse to stifle questions about U.S. policy.

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The Ruins

Scott Smith

In Cancun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby ...

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