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The Zenith

Penguin Group USA | July 30, 2013 | 528 pages
From the most important Vietnamese author writing today, a powerful, ambitious novel about the thirst for absolute power Widely considered today's preeminent Vietnamese novelist, Duong Thu Huong has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching... More Info

The Story of Earth

Penguin Group USA | July 30, 2013 | 320 pages
The author of the best-selling Science Matters outlines a radical new approach to geologic history that advances controversial theories that the Earth evolved and that life evolved from minerals, assessing supportive findings while explaining the impact of human actions.  More Info

Where the Heart Beats

Penguin Group USA | July 30, 2013 | 496 pages
A first book by a Zen Buddhist practitioner and leading art critic assesses the influence of Zen Buddhism on the work of composer John Cage, exploring the ways in which Zen transformed Cage's troubled psyche, his relationship with partner Merce Cunningham and his often indefinable music. 20,000... More Info

Shop Class As Soulcraft

Penguin (Non-Classics) | April 27, 2010 | 246 pages
A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.  More Info

Junkyard Dogs

Penguin Group USA | May 31, 2011 | 306 pages
An effort to remove a junkyard adjacent to a lucrative Wyoming land development project is thrown into conflict when human remains are discovered at the site, a situation that pits Sheriff Walt Longmire and his companions against increasingly volatile locals.  More Info

As the Crow Flies

Penguin Group USA | May 28, 2013 | 320 pages
On the heels of A&E's blockbuster show Longmire—the latest New York Times bestseller in a “a top-notch tale of complex emotions and misguided treachery” (USA Today) The recent A&E premiere of Longmire—a television series based on Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Walt... More Info

Hell Is Empty

Penguin Group USA | April 24, 2012 | 320 pages
Transporting a murderer only to learn that the man's crime falls under his jurisdiction and that the killer has escaped, Sheriff Longmire taps insights from Indian mysticism in a manhunt through the wilderness.  More Info

Notes from Walnut Tree Farm

Penguin UK | October 30, 2008 | 308 pages
For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations. Discursive, personal and often impassioned, they reveal the way he saw the world, whether it be observing the teeming ecosystem that was Walnut Tree Farm,... More Info


Penguin UK | September 22, 2018 | 416 pages
From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to Central Asia and Australia, in search of what lies behind man�s profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees. Meeting woodlanders of all kinds, he lives in... More Info


Penguin Group USA | June 25, 2013 | 288 pages
A savagely funny Mafia farce—soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones The Blakes are newcomers to a small town n Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward... More Info

Death in Sicily

Penguin Group USA | May 28, 2013 | 704 pages
Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series American readers were first introduced to Sicily's inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism,... More Info

The Great Degeneration

Penguin Press HC | June 13, 2013 | 192 pages
From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality,... More Info

The Deserters

Penguin Press Hca Press | June 13, 2013 | 400 pages
A fast-paced narrative history of World War II centered on the little explored subject of deserters A tale that redefines the ordinary soldier in the Second World War, The Deserters is a breathtaking work of historical reportage, weaving together the lives of forgotten servicemen even as it... More Info

The Read-Aloud Handbook

Penguin Group USA | June 25, 2013 | 384 pages
A new sixth edition of the acclaimed literacy handbook explains the importance of reading aloud to children while offering guidance on how to set up a read-aloud atmosphere in the home or classroom and presenting more than 1,500 children's titles that are ideal for reading aloud. Original. 60,0000... More Info


Penguin Group USA | May 28, 2013 | 336 pages
An award-winning television journalist describes her witness to the 2011 defeat of Libya's dictator Muammar Gadaffi by his own people, tracing the story of Gadaffi's regime from its early days of popular appeal to the fear and corruption of its final years from the perspectives of five Libyan... More Info

Private Empire

Penguin Group USA | May 28, 2013 | 704 pages
An investigation into the influential and fiercely private corporation traces the period between the Exxon Valdez accident and the Deepwater Horizion spill to profile chief executives Lee Raymond and Rex Tillerson as well as the company's role in violent international incidents. By the Pulitzer... More Info

The Ocean of Life

Penguin Group USA | May 28, 2013 | 432 pages
A Silent Spring for oceans—from “the Rachel Carson of the fish world” (The New York Times) The sea feeds and sustains us, but its future is under catastrophic threat. In this powerful and ambitious book Callum Roberts—one of the world's foremost conservation biologists—tells the story of... More Info

The Broken Word

Penguin | March 29, 2011 | 80 pages
Offers a lyrical poem about Tom, a young man who gets caught up in the violent 1950s Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya protesting the British colonial control of that country.  More Info

Food Rules

Penguin Group USA | December 29, 2009 | 140 pages
The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food presents a pocket-sized set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out. Original. 500,000 first printing.  More Info


Penguin | January 4, 2011 | 589 pages
"A magisterial effort packed with insight and written with clarity and enthusiasm. It's also the deal of the year---the equivalent of a year's college course by an engaging, brilliant professor, all for the price of a book." Who Hasn't Gazed upon the abandoned temples of Angkor Wat or the... More Info


Penguin Group USA | April 30, 2013 | 384 pages
Struggling to protect her family's theater from a reservoir plan and married to a man desperate for children, would-be artist Desdemona Hart of 1935 Massachusetts is drawn to creative newcomer Jacob, who is wrongly implicated by anti-Semitic townspeople in the wake of a local murder. A first novel.... More Info


Penguin Press | April 23, 2013 | 464 pages
Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to... More Info


Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2013 | 272 pages
The 49th Governor of California demonstrates how technology is changing how everyday citizens communicate with the government, revealing how digital tools are enabling people to gain access to government data and actively participate in governance, drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers... More Info

Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont

Penguin Global | December 14, 2011 | 204 pages
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188).  More Info

The Fine Print

Penguin | September 18, 2012 | 305 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch presents a sobering analysis of the ways everyday people are systematically victimized by corporate interests, revealing small-print tactics in commonplace consumer agreements while sharing recommendations for how to combat... More Info

The Dark Horse

Penguin Books | May 25, 2010 | 318 pages
Believing that confessed murderer Mary Barsad is not guilty of shooting her husband in the head after he set fire to their barn and killed her horses, Sheriff Walt Longmire goes undercover as an insurance investigator and discovers an unfriendly town that has something to hide.  More Info

Another Man's Moccasins

Penguin Books | May 26, 2009 | 290 pages
Unsettled by similarities between a recent murder case and his first investigation as a Marine in Vietnam, Sheriff Walt Longmire wonders about a strangely familiar photograph found in the recent victim's purse.  More Info

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Penguin Books | February 26, 2008 | 288 pages
In the aftermath of a brutal attack on his Philadelphia lawyer daughter, Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire, aided by his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, teams up with the Philadelphia police in a determined search for answers. By the author of Death Without Company. Reprint.  More Info

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones

Penguin Group USA | March 26, 2013 | 560 pages
The explosive and controversial debut novel by a major new voice in fiction Meet Tristan Hart, a brilliant young man of means. The year is 1751, and at the age of twenty he leaves home to study medicine at the great hospital of St. Thomas in London. It will be a momentous year for the... More Info

Escape from Camp 14

Penguin Group USA | March 26, 2013 | 224 pages
The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped North Korea's political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised... More Info

Pitchin' In

Penguin Global | December 26, 2012 | 288 pages
Pitchin' In is Chef Lynn Crawford's road trip across Canada that captures the people, the land, and of course, the food. From the Bay of Fundy, where some of the finest lobster in the world is caught, to Vancouver Island to haul in trap after trap of the best Dungenesss crab available, to Perth... More Info

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Penguin Group Canada | November 25, 2008 | 420 pages
Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.  More Info

Returning to the Teachings

Penguin, Canada 2006. | September 22, 2018 | 300 pages
In his bestselling book Dancing with a Ghost, Rupert Ross began his exploration of Aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. Returning to the Teachings takes this exploration further still.  More Info

The Still Point of the Turning World

Penguin Press HC | March 7, 2013 | 272 pages
"Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign... More Info


Penguin Press | March 7, 2013 | 320 pages
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The Daring Game

Penguin Books Canada | September 2, 2008 | 221 pages
At first Eliza is happy with her new life at boarding school, settling into the Yellow Dorm, making new friends, learning the rituals of school life and doing well in her classes. But a bond begins to develop between Eliza and Helen, a mischievous, unpopular girl who defies authority, plays... More Info

Lights Go On Again

Penguin Global | September 2, 2008 | 197 pages
For five years Gavin and his sister Norah have lived in Canada as "war guests." But now, as 1945 approaches, the war is finally ending, and Gavin and Norah will soon be going back to England. Norah, who's fifteen, is eager to see her parents again, but ten-year-old Gavin barely remembers them. He... More Info


Penguin Group USA | February 26, 2013 | 336 pages
" A breathtaking Georgia-mountain epic about the complex bond of mothers and daughters across a century. In the autumn of 1941, Amelia J. McGee, a young woman of Cherokee and Scotch-Irish descent, and an outspoken pamphleteer for the NAACP, hastily sends her daughter, Ella, alone on a bus home to... More Info

Pakistan on the Brink

Penguin Group USA | February 26, 2013 | 256 pages
A leading journalist on Pakistan outlines America's options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-bin Laden years, identifying long-term possibilities and hazards while examining the Taliban's current activities. By the author of Descent into Chaos. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Penguin Classics | October 2, 2012 | 206 pages
The acclaimed author records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land, accompanied by his French poodle named Charley.  More Info


Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2013 | 304 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Work and Other Sins presents an exposé of bureaucratic corruption and systemic arson in his home city of Detroit, tracing his work with a local fire brigade and his investigations into the daily lives of politicians, police officials, businesspeople and... More Info

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Penguin Group USA | January 29, 2013 | 432 pages
Offers a narrative of the United States' history during the past 100 years, not by discussing the events, but by discussing ideas, and highlighting the thoughts and thinkers that helped shape the century. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

The Silent Oligarch

Penguin Group USA | January 29, 2013 | 320 pages
Drawing on his decade of experience at the world's largest corporate intelligence firm, Jones leads readers down into the unvarnished realities of our time in the grand tradition of John le Carr. In this debut novel, a London intelligence agent pursues a money launderer to expose the dealings of a... More Info


Penguin Group USA | February 24, 2009 | 312 pages
Offering a groundbreaking study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses colorful examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests. Reprint.  More Info

Four Fish

Penguin Books | May 31, 2011 | 285 pages
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.  More Info

The Myths of Happiness

Penguin Press HC | January 3, 2013 | 320 pages
The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that... More Info

The Patriarch

Penguin Press HC | November 13, 2012 | 896 pages
Draws on exclusive access to the subject's records to offer insight into his shrewd financial talents and considerable ambition for his family, providing coverage of such topics as the controversies surrounding his character and his role in several mainstream political events. By the award-winning... More Info

Guitar Zero

Penguin Group USA | December 24, 2012 | 288 pages
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talentlearns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might mastera new skill.  More Info

Ghost Wars

Penguin (Non-Classics) | January 30, 2005 | 712 pages
Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure... More Info

Women in love

Penguin Classics | September 22, 2018 | 560 pages
Two of D. H. Lawrences most renowned novelsnow with new packages and new introductions Widely regarded as D. H. Lawrences greatest novel, Women in Lovecontinues where The Rainbowleft off, with the third generation of the Brangwens. Focusing on Ursula Brangwen and her sister Gudruns relationshipsthe... More Info