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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

The Borrower

Penguin Group USA | May 29, 2012 | 336 pages
In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and an upsetting family history thrown in their path.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 30, 2012 | 385 pages
Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio to discover that it is being rigidly controlled by white-robed oppressors; while Ahl searches for his missing stepson, who he fears has been recruited for a religious insurgency.  More Info

The Odds

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 179 pages
Struggling with job losses, the imminent foreclosure of their home and a floundering marriage, Art and Marion Fowler liquidate their savings and reserve the bridal suite at a ritzy Niagara Falls casino, where they make high-risk roulette wheel bets in the hopes of fixing their finances. By the... More Info

Madeline's Tea Party

Penguin Young Readers | May 24, 2012 | 32 pages
In this charming, easy-to-read story filled with full-color illustrations, Madeline hosts a fabulously dainty tea party, but when her naughty friend Pepito makes an appearance, havoc ensues! Simultaneous.  More Info


Penguin Hardcover | August 28, 2012 | 368 pages
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Working Theory of Love

Penguin Press HC | October 2, 2012 | 328 pages
While working on what he hopes will be the world's first sentient computer, Neill Bassett tries to deal with unresolved feelings for his ex-wife as well as an intended one-night stand who is turning into much more. 75,000 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Press HC | September 4, 2012 | 383 pages
A former secretary-general of the United Nations shares his unique perspectives on the September 11; terrorist attacks the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia; and the geopolitical... More Info

The Signal and the Noise

Penguin Press HC | September 27, 2012 | 534 pages
The founder of challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and... More Info

This Indian Country

Penguin Press HC | October 25, 2012 | 467 pages
Describes the Native American political activists that for 200 years sought redress and change from the American government and their place in shaping the modern political landscape for other activist movements. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Governing the World

Penguin Press HC | September 13, 2012 | 475 pages
The Columbia University professor and award-winning author of The Balkans traces the history of the project of world government from the first post-Napoleonic visions of "the brotherhood of man" to the current global finance crisis, covering such topics as the rise and fall of the League of... More Info

More Than Freedom

Penguin Press HC | August 16, 2012 | 514 pages
A narrative chronicle of the efforts of Northern activists to establish free citizenship for African Americans before and after the Civil War offers an award-winning historian's perspectives on the era to explain how their campaigns redefined citizenship and extended well beyond the parameters of... More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin Press HC | April 19, 2011 | 473 pages
Martha Stewart, convicted of false statements and conspiracy, still maintains her innocence and claims she was prosecuted because she was a successful woman:  More Info


Penguin Press HC | May 31, 2012 | 352 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

Malcolm X

Penguin (Non-Classics) | December 21, 2011 | 592 pages
A biography of the civil rights leader draws on new research to reveal information not contained in his autobiography, including the true story behind his assassination.  More Info


Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 480 pages
While covering the war in Bosnia for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, David Rohde was the first reporter to find mass graves near Srebrenica. Here, this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist narrates the most vivid and comprehensive account written of the fall and massacre of Srebrenica, highlighting the... More Info

The Dharma Bums

Penguin Group USA | July 20, 1976 | 244 pages
During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California  More Info

In Defence of the Republic

Penguin Classics | November 29, 2011 | 315 pages
'Why is it my fate that everyone who was an enemy of the Republic at the same time declared war on me?'Cicero (10643BCE) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Augustus, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an... More Info

Maggie Cassidy

Penguin (Non-Classics) | July 20, 2018 | 194 pages
One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, 'Maggie Cassidy' was not published until 1959, after the appearance of 'On the Road' had made its author famous overnight. Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its... More Info

Big Sur

Penguin Group USA | July 20, 1992 | 241 pages
Retiring to a seaside cabin near San Francisco, Jack Duluoz looks for tranquility, but finds only horror and despair  More Info


Penguin (Non-Classics) | July 20, 1960 | 96 pages
Presents the story of the self-destruction of a beautiful Aztec prostitute enmeshed in the drug underworld of Mexico City  More Info

The Salterton Trilogy

Penguin (Non-Classics) | July 20, 1991 | 808 pages
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Travels With Charley

Penguin Group USA | January 1, 1980 | 277 pages
Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 29, 2002 | 214 pages
Documents the brutal 1941 massacre of 1,600 Jewish men, women, and children by their own neighbors in the Polish town of Jedwabne, offering additional examinations of the period's Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism.  More Info

When Tiny Was Tiny

Penguin Young Readers | October 1, 1999 | 32 pages
Level One When Tiny was a tiny puppy, he fit in a shoe. Then he grew?a lot! Now Tiny is a really big dog. But he can still run fast and do fun tricks with his friend.  More Info

The Memory Chalet

Penguin Paperbacks | October 25, 2011 | 240 pages
One of our leading historians, Judt has written extensively about the 20th century. Now he delivers a memoir like no other--each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Judt's prodigious mind.  More Info

A Border Passage

Penguin (Non-Classics) | April 24, 2012 | 336 pages
An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland--updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic... More Info

A Christmas Blizzard

Penguin (Non-Classics) | October 25, 2011 | 181 pages
A wealthy and depressed man bound for Christmas in Hawaii is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. During his stay, he reaches an epiphany worthy of the season and resolves to simplify his life.  More Info

The Global Warming Reader

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 421 pages
Collects 35 essays on global warming from the 19th century to today, with contributions by Michael Crichton, Al Gore, Elizabeth Kolbert, Naomi Klein and many others. Original.  More Info

True Wealth

Penguin Group USA | August 30, 2011 | 258 pages
A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth , economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously... More Info

Jack's Book

Penguin (Non-Classics) | April 24, 2012 | 368 pages
"A fascinating literary and historical document, the most insightful look at the Beat Generation." —Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties and Going All the Way First published in 1978, Jack's Book gives us an intimate look into the life and times of the "King of the Beats." Through the... More Info

The Filter Bubble

Penguin Group USA | April 24, 2012 | 256 pages
Pariser delivers an eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling--and limiting--the information we consume.  More Info

The Shawnees and the War for America

Penguin Group USA | June 24, 2008 | 216 pages
An account of early American settler efforts to claim Shawnee territories in Ohio, Kentucky, and other states traces how the Shawnee tribe and its allies temporarily met American forces on equal terms before being forced to fight in order to salvage its cultural and political independence. Reprint.  More Info

The Invisible Line

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 416 pages
A scathing social critique traces the histories of three families from different eras of American history to reveal the nation's racial complexities, describing the black ancestry of elite white families whose progenitors sacrificed promising futures to become integrated. Reprint.  More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 496 pages
A cautionary analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a sobering rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of... More Info

American Backlash

Penguin Global | September 2, 2008 | 230 pages
In his insightful, award-winning work Fire and Ice, Environics president Michael Adams explored the growing divergence between American and Canadian values. Using the same mixture of polling and analysis in American Backlash, Adams fixes his penetrating gaze on contemporary America - the... More Info


Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 402 pages
A Whiting Writers Award-winning journalist recounts his investigation at the side of unexpected companions into the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys in the ocean, a whimsical journey that pulled him into the worlds of shipping conglomerates, Arctic researchers, maverick sailors and Chinese... More Info

On the Road

Penguin Classics | January 1, 2003 | 307 pages
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for... More Info

The Second Shift

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 352 pages
A landmark study of two-career parents, and a compassionate inside view of ten couples struggling to find time and energy for jobs, children and marriage.  More Info

Our Last Best Chance

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 347 pages
In this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he faces head on--how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff--and reveals himself to be an invaluable intermediary between America and the Arab world.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | September 27, 2011 | 176 pages
"Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." --Evening Standard (London) A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that... More Info

Bake, Mice, Bake!

Penguin Young Readers | February 16, 2012 | 32 pages
Mice spend a very busy day at Cakes and More baking cakes, pies, tarts, rolls and doughnut holes for their animal customers. Original.  More Info


Penguin Pr | March 1, 2012 | 432 pages
A Washington Post reporter and Harvard AIDS researcher traces the origins of HIV to colonial Africa and the multibillion-dollar war on AIDS to outline recommendations for how to fight the epidemic today, identifying Western and cultural factors that the authors believe are preventing effective... More Info

The Emergency State

Penguin Press HC | February 16, 2012 | 359 pages
Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.  More Info

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Penguin Press | February 2, 2012 | 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

Going Solo

Penguin Press HC | February 2, 2012 | 273 pages
A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Food Rules

Penguin Press | November 1, 2011 | 203 pages
Presents a 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.  More Info