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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

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

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

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

Returning to the Teachings

Penguin, Canada 2006. | June 21, 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

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 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


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


Penguin | July 26, 2005 | 426 pages
The co-authors of Empire examine empire networks throughout history and in the present day, arguing that key issues within the new world order may enable significant social transformation and global democracy. Reprint.  More Info


Penguin | June 1, 2001 | 326 pages
A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | January 1, 2006 | 575 pages
A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of such cultures as the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, climate change,... More Info


Penguin UK | March 1, 1993 | 624 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info

Telling Tales

Penguin Classics | August 27, 1992 | 417 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  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 | June 21, 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

Life Is So Good

Penguin | June 1, 2001 | 260 pages
A man who learned to read when he was ninety-eight recalls the early hardships of his life, shares his memories of segregation, and discusses his philosophical observations on life. Reprint.  More Info

Mind over labor

Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 2, 1988 | 192 pages
Explaining how to ease the fear and pain of childbirth, the author demonstrates an eight-step method that teaches the expectant mother how to cope with labor and childbirth  More Info

A Small Circus

Penguin | February 2, 2012 | 608 pages
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a fortune. In Krüger's bar, the farmers are plotting their revenge on... More Info

On Living and Dying Well

Penguin Classics | November 27, 2012 | 240 pages
Philosophical writings on “the good life” by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translation In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse and trenchant topics as friendship,... More Info

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Penguin Classics | August 3, 2006 | 94 pages
Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that follow when a mysterious green-coloured knight rides into King Arthur's Camelot in deep mid-winter. The mighty knight presents a challenge to the court: he will allow himself to... More Info

Tales of the Dervishes

Penguin Group USA | October 1, 1993 | 221 pages
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Instant City

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 284 pages
A host of NPR's Morning Edition analyzes the rapidly growing metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan, providing coverage of such topics as the importance of regional stability to American security interests, the 2009 terrorist bombing of a Shia religious procession and the city's challenging religious,... More Info

Call the Midwife

Penguin Books | August 29, 2012 | 340 pages
Reflects on the experiences of Jennifer Worth as a midwife in London's postwar East End, including the nuns from whom she learned her craft and the interesting and challenging births she aided during her career.  More Info

American Nations

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 371 pages
A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 30, 2012 | 432 pages
A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into contributing factors and the development of such specific concepts as competition, modern medicine and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing... More Info

The Lakotas and the Black Hills

Penguin Paperbacks | June 28, 2011 | 238 pages
Traces the loss of the Lakota Sioux's spiritual homelands and their legal battle to regain them, recounting such events as the defeat of Custer at Little Bighorn and their Supreme Court campaigns.  More Info

The Kid

Penguin Group USA | June 26, 2012 | 384 pages
From the bestselling author of "Push," a story of survival and awakening--and one young man's remarkable strength "The Kid" brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother's death to navigate in a world where love and... More Info

Wendy and the Lost Boys

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 460 pages
The best-selling author of The Christmas Tree presents an authorized portrait of the Pulitzer Prize- and first woman Tony Award-winning playwright that includes coverage of the private tragedies that overshadowed her high-achieving family, the premature birth of her fatherless daughter and her... More Info


Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 259 pages
A collection of stories focuses on contemporary Native American concerns--white injustice, the fragmenting of the Indian community, and the loss of tribal identity--and recalls Indian legends and tribal stories.  More Info

A Field Guide to Radiation

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 258 pages
An accessible explanation of how radiation affects everyday life illuminates the history, meaning and health implications of radiation through 100 lighthearted essays that cover everything from x-rays and cell phones to nuclear energy and exposure risks. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A... More Info

White Heat

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 380 pages
Investigating the murder of an adventurist under her watch, half-Inuit Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk teams up with police sergeant Derek Palliser when she realizes that the victim's tour group was searching for something specific. A first novel by the award-winning author of The Long Exile. 20,000... More Info

Moonwalking with Einstein

Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 320 pages
Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his life-changing year in memory training, in a guide that shares historical lore and ancient memory techniques. Reprint. 250,000 first... More Info

Hector and the Search for Lost Time

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 225 pages
Hector, a young French psychiatrist, confronts the inevitable progression of time while helping his patients resolve their fears and becomes increasingly aware of his own evolving adulthood, observations he addresses while traveling the world.  More Info

The Steal

Penguin (Non-Classics) | May 29, 2012 | 272 pages
Shteir's "The Steal" is the first serious study of shoplifting, tracking the fascinating history of this ancient crime.  More Info

If the Buddha Had Kids

Penguin | September 30, 2012 | 293 pages
A therapist with lifelong interests in feminism, Buddhism and Reiki healing offers parents advice, inspiration, quotes and spiritual guidelines to help raise their children as peacemakers in a stormy world. Original. 35,000 first printing.  More Info