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March 2002

Breaking Clean
Judith Blunt

You Got Nothing Coming
Jimmy A. Lerner

David Mitchell

Scorched Earth
David L. Robbins

February 2002

Don't Know Much About the Universe
Kenneth C. Davis

Gabriel's Gift
Hanif Kureishi

Susan Minot

The Future of Life
Edward O. Wilson

January 2002

The Northern Lights: The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis
Lucy Jago

Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey
Janet Malcolm

Uncle Tungsten: Memoirs of a Chemical Boyhood
Oliver Sacks

Lost Soldiers
James Webb

December 2001

The Black House
Stephen King & Peter Straub

Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico
Monica Lavin

The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Case
James Neff

Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family
Patricia Volk

November 2001

Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City
Anne-Marie Cantwell & Diana diZerega Wall

San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets
David Meltzer

The World Below
Sue Miller

Half a Life
V.S. Naipaul

October 2001

A Trial by Jury
D. Graham Burnett

Eyewitness to Wall Street
David Colbert

R.W.B. Lewis

The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antartic Expedition
Susan Solomon

September 2001

Fast-Talking Dames
Maria DiBattista

Henry Green

Getting a Life
Helen Simpson

Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Rebecca Solnit

August 2001

High Maintenance
Jennifer Belle

Electric Light
Seamus Heaney

A Few Corrections
Brad Leithauser

Gunman's Rhapsody
Robert B. Parker

July 2001

Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Mark Bowden

My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Movie
Stephen Lowenstein

Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations
Bruno Monsaingeon

Yeats Is Dead!
15 Irish Writers

June 2001

Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Noah Adams

The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception
Emmanuel Carrère

Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan
Will Ferguson

Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa
Ann Jones

May 2001

Death in Holy Orders
P.D. James

The Inventory
Gila Lustiger

Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960s
Andrew Loog Oldham

Back from the Dead
Chris Petit

April 2001

Open All Night: New Poems
Charles Bukowski

Speaking with the Angel
Nick Hornby

Stephen King

Robert B. Parker

March 2001

Hush, It's a Game
Patricia Carlon

Whose Song? And Other Stories
Thomas Glave

A Grand Guy: The Art and Life of Terry Southern
Lee Hill

How To Publish and Promote Online
M.J. Rose and Angela Adair-Hoy

February 2001

Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South
Hal Crowther

Never Too Late: A Prosecutor's Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Case
Bobby DeLaughter

The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellebecq

Ordinary Horror
David Searcy

January 2001

Big Trouble
Dave Barry

A Friend of the Earth
T.C. Boyle

The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku
Jonathan Clements

Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution
Richard Fortey

December 2000

Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved
Russell Martin

The Atlantic Sound
Caryl Phillips

Three Early Novels
William Trevor

Jazz: A History of America's Music
Geoffrey C. Ward

November 2000

Strange Angels
Jonis Agee

The Truth About Dogs
Stephen Budiansky

When We Were Orphans
Kazuo Ishiguro

Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami

October 2000

The Avengers: A Jewish War Story
Rich Cohen

The Vault
Peter Lovesey

Blue Ridge
T.R. Pearson

One Good Turn: A Short History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
Witold Rybczynski

September 2000

After Life
Rhian Ellis

Sex and Real Estate
Marjorie Garber

Wreck of the Medusa
Alexander McKee

The End of War: A Novel of the Race for Berlin
David L. Robbins

August 2000

The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living
Martin Clark

American Rhapsody
Joe Eszterhas

Bodies in Motion and at Rest
Thomas Lynch

The View from a Monastery
Brother Benet Tvedten

A Degree of Mastery: A Journey Through Book Arts Apprenticeship
Annie Tremmel Wilcox

July 2000

Pan Am 103: The Bombings, The Betrayals and a Bereaved Family's Search for Justice
Susan and Daniel Cohen

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
Jack Kornfield

What We Don't Know About Children
Simona Vinci

The Cigarette Girl
Carol Wolper

June 2000

The Boomer
Marty Asher

The Burglar in the Rye
Lawrence Block

The Kinder, Gentler Military
Stephanie Gutmann

Benjamin Lebert

An Instance of the Fingerpost
Iain Pears

Moira's Crossing
Christina Shea

May 2000

Lo Mein
Robert Eringer

The White Death
McKay Jenkins

Village of a Million Spirits: A Novel of the Treblinka Uprising
Ian MacMillan

Hush Money
Robert B. Parker

Douglas E. Winter

April 2000

what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
Charles Bukowski

Biting the Moon
Martha Grimes

Blonde Like Me: The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
Natalia Ilyin

Daughter of My People
James Kilgo

Mr. Darwin's Shooter
Roger McDonald

Between Father and Son: Family Letters
V.S. Naipaul

March 2000

Jim Knipfel

The Heir Hunter
Chris Larsgaard

We've Got Spirit: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Cheerleading Team
James T. McElroy

William D. Montalbano

Hans-Ulrich Treichel

February 2000

White Is A State of Mind
Melba Pattillo Beals

The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
Daniel J. Boorstin

Bad Chemistry
Gary Krist

James Joyce
Edna O'Brien

Things a Man Should Know About Marriage
Scott Omelianuk and Ted Allen

January 2000

Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution
Jerry Bledsoe

Southern Cross
Patricia Cornwell

The Girl in the Photograph
Gabrielle Donnelly

Twilight: Losing Sight, Gaining Insight
Henry Grunwald

Trouble in Paradise
Robert Parker

December 1999

A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer
Nina Burleigh

There Is a World Elsewhere: Autobiographical Pages
F. González-Crussi

The Stargazey
Martha Grimes

The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole
Roland Huntford

The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity
Eugene Linden

Gettysburg 1863: Campaign of Endless Echoes
Richard Wheeler

November 1999

Giving Up America
Pearl Abraham

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
Stephen Cope

Truth: Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough To Tell
Ellen Douglas

Field of Thirteen
Dick Francis

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
Elizabeth George

The Beggars' Shore
Zak Mucha

The Last Judgement
Iain Pears

The Mentor
Sebastian Stuart

October 1999

A. Scott Berg

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Harold Bloom

Rainbow Six
Tom Clancy

Capitol Ventures
Barbara Mikulski and Marylouise Oate

Esquire's Things a Man Should Know About Style
Scott Omelianuk and Ted Allen

The Professor and the Madman
Simon Winchester

September 1999

Oh, Jackie
Maudy Benz

Look Back All the Green Valley
Fred Chappell

Gunfire Around the Gulf: The Last Major Naval Battles of the Civil War
Jack D. Coombe

Old Buddy, Old Pal
Michael Laser

Talk Sports Like a Pro: 99 Secrets to Becoming a Sports Goddess
Jean M. McCormick

Starting Out in the Evening
Brian Morton

Missing Women and Others
June Spence

The Blair Witch Project: A Dossier
D.A. Stern

August 1999

The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story
Bob Brier, Ph.D.

Eric Jerome Dickey

Glen Duncan

Why the Tree Loves the Ax
Jim Lewis

God Is A Bullet
Boston Teran

The St. James Women Filmmakers Encyclopedia:
Women on the Other Side of the Camera

Edited by Amy L. Unterburger

The Trials of Tiffany Trott
Isabel Wolff

July 1999

The Little Book of Chaos
Craig Brown

Skin Game: A Cutter's Memoir
Caroline Kettlewell

Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness
Robert Thurman

The Biotech Century
Jeremy Rifkin

Rebuilding the Indian
Fred Haefele

Chump Change
David Eddie

The Inner Treasure
Jonathan Star Click here for Earth's biggest selection!




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