Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.
A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.
For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for... More Info
A riveting and rollicking tour-de-force about the terrifying power of nature's most deadly phenomena — colossal waves — and the scientists and super surfers who are obsessed with them. The New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Devil's Teethprobes the dramatic convergence of baffling gargantuan... More Info
The personal recollections and correspondence of Helen Keller, supplemented by the reports of her teacher Annie Sullivan, reveal the problems and obstacles that she surmounted in overcoming her handicaps.
An introduction and notes, along with illustrations by Gustave Doré, accompany a new translation of the classic epic poem, now in a bilingual edition complete with extensive notes and appendixes, about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell. Reprint.
Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.
Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as "The modern Library of the world's Best Books". Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit. Featuring introduct
Visiting a therapist in the hope that he can save his unraveling marriage and redeem himself as a father and husband, thirty-year-old George Davies begins to recall his own dark childhood memories of his father's unexpected death, ominous visions, and erratic behavior, and wonders if they are the... More Info
From the author of that classic of modern science writing, A Short History of Nearly Everything, comes a work of what you might call domestic science: our homes, how they work, and the fascinating history of how they got that way. Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part... More Info
Collects top-selected postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus' popular "Dear Sugar" online column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships. Original. 40,000 first printing.
The founder of Opus Dei introduces the beliefs and principles of this powerful and influential movement within the Catholic Church, explaining how to put the teachings of Jesus into everyday practice by emphasizing the Christian virtues and sanctifying one's work. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise, decimated imperial China and rendered Manila and Mexico City the... More Info
A tribute to Harlem Renaissance performer Florence Mills covers her youth as a child of former slaves, her performances that inspired songs and entire plays, and the racism that prompted her advocacy of all-black theater and musicals.
Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.
The author of Turning the Mind into an Ally draws on the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to explain how readers can take charge of their own lives and live with confidence and with a sense of purpose, clarity, and stability. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller,The Concubine’s Children. In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of the entire world, and whose daring gesture... More Info
A psychiatrist traces her marriage to a renowned scientist who overcame severe dyslexia to become an expert on schizophrenia, describing his slow surrender to cancer and her own struggles to overcome grief and depression.
The former vice president and #1 best-selling author of An Inconvenient Truth offers a frank assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come—economic globalization, worldwide digital communications, a growing balance of global power, unsustainable population growth,... More Info
In Buddhist myth, the dead may be reborn as "hungry ghosts"—spirits with stomach so large they can never be full—if they have desired too much during their lives. It is the duty of the living relatives to free those doomed to this fate by doing kind deeds and creating good karma.
A leading authority on vegetarian cooking reveals shared characteristics that enable vegetables in the same family to be used interchangeably to complement other flavors, providing 150 classic and simple recipes including Tomato Soup with Cilantro and Saffron Rice and Savory Buckwheat Crepes with... More Info
Two landscape designers and edible gardening teachers explain how to design a garden that will grow organic fruits and vegetables in an aesthetically pleasing way that will look nice year-round. Original. 10,000 first printing.
A volume of 125 whole-food recipes designed to combat and prevent a range of chronic diseases from inflammation and heart disease to high blood pressure and diabetes cites the potential health-bolstering roles of "superfood" ingredients while offering nutritional remedies for common symptoms and... More Info
The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the... More Info
Gerry Dee is a rising comic star whose humour has been compared to Bill Cosby's. He spent ten years working as a teacher and survived (barely) to tell his tales. Told from the honest point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public school teacher--the kind who teaches hungover (and lies about... More Info
The award-winning author of Radical Acceptance presents an accessible guide to tapping inner resources to promote peace and acceptance in the face of difficult life challenges, building on the three traditional Buddhist pathways to freedom while offering meditation guidelines and illustrative... More Info
Originally published in 1973, an offbeat fable about the city mouse who visits his peaceful country cousins and tells them about Mardi Gras in the city is a reassuring tale about being yourself.
Here's the first joke book every little kid should have! Chock-full of riddles, limericks, jokes, and funny, colorful pictures, The Little Golden Book of Jokes and Riddles will keep 2-5 year-olds laughing.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER FINALIST 2011 – Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction Roy MacGregor's lifelong fascination with Tom Thomson first led him to write Canoe Lake, a novel inspired by a distant relative's affair with one of Canada's greatest painters. Now, MacGregor breaks new ground, re-examining the... More Info
A life coach and intuitive counselor presents a weight loss program for sensitive people, demonstrating how to manage empathy overload and deal with challenging situations that trigger disordered eating.
Accompanied by full-color photographs, this guide to vegetarian cooking, featuring an overview of items that build flavors and add protein, presents a vast array of delicious recipes, including burgers, sandwiches, tacos, pizzas and more, that will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.... More Info
A gift-appropriate collection of haikus by the creator of Haiku Baby follows a Valentine's Day theme and combines a gentle introduction to the poetic form with endearing cartoon-style illustrations.
“How impossible it was to grasp that in the end something as fine as this could be ground into dust” (p. 213). I Curse the River of Time, the new novel from the winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award forOut Stealing Horses, is a mesmerizingly beautiful book about love, regret,... More Info
Their classic "Four Strong Winds" is widely considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time. Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell count among their admirers. Their music, including hits like "You Were On My Mind" and "Someday Soon," has been recorded by... More Info
The best-selling author of Devil in the White City documents the efforts of first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany William E. Dodd to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo... More Info
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winningJohn A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn. John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most... More Info
Beloved author Wayne Johnston returns to the territory of his #1 national bestseller The Colony of Unrequited Dreamswith this sweeping tale of ambition, remorse and hope. A World Elsewherehas all the hallmarks of Wayne Johnston's most beloved and acclaimed novels: outsiders yearning for acceptance,... More Info
A story inspired by the scandalous life of the late-19th-century proto-punk poet traces his explosive entry into the Paris literary scene, his passionate affair with an older married poet who shot him when he tried to end the relationship and his later prosperity as a trader and arms dealer. By the... More Info
Everywhere you look, these days, Conservatives are winning elections. No matter where you look, the story is the same: white, angry men on the Right are winning power. The Left, meanwhile, is divided and dispirited, and rapidly losing ground. Fight the Right is a handbook on how to survive the... More Info
A journal for parents and children ages roughly four to ten (although age range is flexible) to share the evolution of thoughts, feelings, and dreams over the years. Also great for kids who want to keep a time capsule of their own whimsical thoughts and serious ideas about the world. Inspired by... More Info
Presents recipes for vegetarian appetizers, sauces, entrees, and desserts, that are featured at the author's New York City restaurant, and include such dishes as sound-ground grits, cauliflower and waffles, and caramel popcorn pudding.