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The Farm in the Green Mountains

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by Alice Herdan-Zuckmeyer
The Farm in the Green Mountains is a story of a refugee family finding its true home—thousands of miles from its homeland. Alice and Carl Zuckmayer lived at the center of Weimar era Berlin. She was a former actor turned medical student, he was a playwright, and their circle of friends included Stefan Zweig, Alma Mahler, and Bertolt Brecht. But then the Nazis took over and Carl’s most recent success, a pl...
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Agostino

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by Moravia, Alberto
Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness and ignorance when it comes to women and sex, the boy is incr...
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Midnight in the Century

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by Serge, Victor
In 1933, Victor Serge was arrested by Stalin's police, interrogated, and held in solitary confinement for more than eighty days. Released, he spent two years in exile in remote Orenburg. These experiences were the inspiration for Midnight in the Century, Serge's searching novel about revolutionaries living in the shadow of Stalin's betrayal of the revolution. Among the exiles gathered in the town of Chenor,...
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A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

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by Miron Bialoszewski
On August 1, 1944, Miron Bialoszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland’s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three days later it came to a tragic end. The Nazis suppressed the ins...
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Once And Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa

by Bester, John
A collection of classic, fantastical tales from Northern Japan that are equal parts whimsical and sophisticated, perfect for readers of all ages.
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The Resurgence Of Central Asia

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by Rashid, Ahmed
A seminal introduction to the rise of Central Asia, covering Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan The Resurgence of Central Asia is Ahmed Rashid's seminal study of the states that emerged in the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All have Muslim majorities and ancient histories but are otherwise very ...
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Curiosities of Paris: An Idiosyncratic Guide to Overlooked Delights... Hidden in Plain Sight

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by Lesbros, Dominique
Francophiles and Paris buffs will find something new and fascinating in this timeless guidebook, filed with sites, passageways, hotels, shops, and more...
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The Communist

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by Guido Morselli
Walter Ferranini has been born and bred a man of the left. His father was a worker and an anarchist; Walter himself is a Communist. In the 1930s, he left Mussolini's Italy to fight Franco in Spain. After Franco's victory, he left Spain for exile in the United States. With the end of the war, he returned to Italy to work as a labor organizer and to build a new revolutionary order. Now, in the late 1950s, Wal...
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More Was Lost: A Memoir

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by Perenyi, Eleanor
Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the early days of World War II, after her return to the United States. In 1937, at the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a poor Hungarian baron and in short order acquires both a title and a struggl...
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Memoirs of an Anti-semite

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by Rezzori Gregor
The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth century's ugliest years. Central to each episode is what might be ...
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Skylark

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by Kosztolanyi, Dezso
It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays-call them Mother and Father-live in Sarszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and quaint questions of heraldry. Mother keeps house. Both are utterly enthralled with their daughter, Skylark. Unintelligent, unimaginative, unattractive, and unmarried...
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Paris Vagabond

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by Clebert, Jean-Paul
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The Doorman's Repose

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by Raschka, Chris
From Caldecott Award winner Chris Raschka, tales of unforgettable characters who live in a NYC apartment building "To the company of ur-New Yorkers like Stuart Little, Harriet the Spy, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, let me hold open the door for The Doorman's Repose. A new favorite." --Gregory Maguire "....marvelously intriguing stories..." --Lemony Snicket Some of us look up at those craggy, mysterious ...
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Amsterdam Stories

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by Nescio
J. H. F. Gronloh was a successful Dutch businessman, executive of the Holland-Bombay Trading Company and father of four, with a secret life: under the pseudonym Nescio (Latin for "I don't know"), he wrote a series of short stories that went unrecognized at the time but that are now widely considered the best prose ever written in Dutch. Nescio's stories look back on the enthusiasms of youth with an achingly...
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Original Letters From India

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by Fay, Eliza
Why remember Eliza Fay nearly two centuries after her death? Her origins are obscure; she was not beautiful, rich, or outlandishly accomplished. Yet the letters recounting her 1779 voyage from England to India captivated E. M. Forster, who discovered them while in India and in 1925 persuaded Virginia and Leonard Woolf to publish them in England.
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Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter

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by Gille Elisabeth
A New York Review Books Original. When Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise was first published, the world discovered a new great writer. Even in France, however, Nemirovsky had been more or less forgotten for years, until her youngest daughter Elisabeth Gille, only five years old when her mother died in Auschwitz, wrote a book to bring her back to life. In 1992 Gille published this fictionalized autobiograph...
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Berlin Stories

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by Walser Robert
A New York Review Books Original. In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage set designer, and immediately threw himself into the vibrant social and cultural life of the city. Berlin Stories collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on every aspect of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, c...
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Something For Christmas

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by Palmer Brown
"What are you doing, dear?" "It's a secret." "Secrets are better if you share them a little. So tell Mother why you look so sad on Christmas Eve." "I am wondering what to give-someone-for Christmas." So begins the story of a little mouse's search for a very special gift for a very special person. Nothing seems just right until the little mouse realizes that the best present of all is already at hand. Pal...
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Ride A Cockhorse

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by Raymond Kennedy
A revolution is under way at a once sleepy New England bank. Forty-five-year-old Frances Fitzgibbons has gone from sweet-tempered loan officer to insatiable force of nature almost overnight. Suddenly she's brazenly seducing the high-school drum major, taking over her boss's office, firing anyone who crosses her, inspiring populist fervor, and publicly announcing plans to crush her local rivals en route to d...
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Poets in a Landscape

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by Highet/1
Gilbert Highet was a legendary teacher at Columbia University, admired for his scholarship and his charisma as a lecturer. Poets in a Landscape is his delightful exploration of both Latin literature and the Italian landscape. As Highet writes in his introduction, "I have endeavored to recall some of the greatest Roman poets by describing the places were they lived, recreating their characters and evoking th...
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