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Ninety Percent of Everything

The maritime industry might look to the casual observer to be a dinosaur in a dying arena, yet as Rose George reveals in this illuminating history, the business of freight shipping is alive and well and extremely necessary to our modern survival. 

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Telling Our Way to the Sea

In this intimate look at California’s Sea of Cortez, Aaron Hirsh explores the biological and historical significance of a rich marine trove with an uncertain ecological future.

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Down in the Chapel

This provocative glimpse into religious life in the American penal system profiles four inmates -- two Christian, two Muslim -- serving life sentences while contemplating God, justice and the reasons behind their imprisonment.

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Story of My People

Recounting the struggles and eventual dissolution of a family textile business in Prato, Italy, Story of My People is a heartbreaking memoir about the personal impact of globalization.

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Clandestine in Chile

The nonfiction work by Colombian Nobelist Gabriel García Márquez recounts the dangerous undercover exploits of filmmaker Miguel Littín, who snuck back into his homeland—after being exiled by Augusto Pinochet—in order secretly to craft a documentary about the conditions there.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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