Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: first, century, twenty, history, flat, brief, world
Number of Pages: 672
Published: 2007-08-07
List price: $16.00
ISBN-10: 0312425074
ISBN-13: 9780312425074

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: novel, graphic, glass, city
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2004-08-01
List price: $14.00
ISBN-10: 0312423608
ISBN-13: 9780312423605

A graphic novel classic with a new introduction by Art SpiegelmanQuinn writes mysteries. The Washington Post has described him as a “post-existentialist private eye.” An unknown voice on the telephone is now begging for his help, drawing him into a world and a mystery far stranger than any he ever created in print.Adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, with graphics by David Mazzucchelli, Paul Auster’s groundbreaking, Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: novel, corrections
Number of Pages: 576
Published: 2002-09-01
List price: $16.00
ISBN-10: 0312421273
ISBN-13: 9780312421274

Winner of the National Book AwardAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line

Authors:Jeff Chang, D.J. Kool Herc,
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: stop, generation, hop, history, won, hip
Number of Pages: 560
Published: 2005-12-27
List price: $17.00
ISBN-10: 0312425791
ISBN-13: 9780312425791

Many good books have been written about the history of hip-hop music and the generation that nurtured it. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop ranks among the best. Jeff Chang covers the music--from its Jamaican roots in the late 1960s to its birth in the Bronx; its eventual explosion from underground to the American mainstream--with style, including DJs, MCs, b-boys, graffiti art, Black Nationalism, groundbreaking singles and albums, and the street parties that gave rise to a genuine movement. But the book is about more than beats and rhymes. What distinguishes his book from the pack is Chang

Author: Sarah Manguso
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: memoir, decay, kinds
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2009-05-26
List price: $14.00
ISBN-10: 0312428448
ISBN-13: 9780312428440

At twenty-one, just as she was starting to comprehend the puzzles of adulthood, Sarah Manguso was faced with another: a wildly unpredictable autoimmune disease that appeared suddenly and tore through her twenties, paralyzing her for weeks at a time, programming her first to expect nothing from life and then, furiously, to expect everything. In this captivating story, Manguso recalls her struggle: arduous blood cleansings, collapsed veins, multiple chest catheters, depression, the deaths of friends and strangers, addiction, and, worst of all for a writer, the trite metaphors that accompany prol

Authors:Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossma,
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: novel, goat, feast
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2002-11-09
List price: $15.00
ISBN-10: 0312420277
ISBN-13: 9780312420277

Mario Vargas Llosa, a former candidate for the presidency of Peru, is better placed than most novelists to write about the machinations of Latin American politics. In The Feast of the Goat he offers a vivid re-creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo’s insidious and evil regime. Told from several viewpoints, the book has three distinctive, alternating strands. There is Urania Cabral, the daughter of Trujillo’s disgraced secretary of state, who has returned to Santo Domingo after more than 30 years. Now a successful New York lawyer, Urania

Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Picador
Keywords: photography
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2001-08-25
List price: $15.00
ISBN-10: 0312420099
ISBN-13: 9780312420093

Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Criticism.One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” It begins with the famous “In Plato’s Cave”essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching “Brief Anthology of Quotations.”
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