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The Poker Bride

by Christopher Corbett

“The Poker Bride is a gorgeously written and brilliantly researched saga of America during the mad flush of its biggest Gold Rush. Christopher Corbett’s genius is to anchor his larger story of Chinese immigration around a poor concubine named Polly. A tremendous achievement.” —Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge…

The Mekong

by Milton Osborne

“For those who have not read about the exploration of the Mekong or the discovery of Angkor and the impact it had on the outside world, there is perhaps no better guide than Osborne.” –Grant Evans, Asiaweek…

Black Hawk Down

by Mark Bowden

“Amazing . . . One of the most intense, visceral reading experiences imaginable. . . . The individual stories are woven together in such a compelling and expert fashion, the narrative flows so seamlessly, that it’s hard to imagine that this is not fiction.” —Michael Maren, The Philadelphia Inquirer…

The Pyramids

by Miroslav Verner

“This comprehensive volume details everything you ever wanted to know about pyramids–and the cultural and technological world from which they arose.” –Boston Herald…

Killing Pablo

by Mark Bowden

“The story of how U.S. Army Intelligence and Delta Force commandos helped Colombian police track down and kill Pablo Escobar. . . . A compelling, almost Shakespearean tale.” –Los Angeles Times…

Craig Nova

From the Author, on Trombone: If I had to describe myself as a writer, I’d say that I get the biggest thrill out of setting up situations in which characters necessarily collide. In fact, I think that collision is really at the heart of all good fiction, whether it is…

Venice for Lovers

by Louis Begley

“Refreshing and delightful. Begley and Muhlstein manage to combine in one volume the innocent ardor of a first-time visitor and the seasoned appreciation of longtime lovers.” —Don George, National Geographic Traveler…

Meditations in an Emergency

by Frank O'Hara

“Moving in the way that only simple communication can be moving… His poems always manage a fresh start free from the dreadful posturings of the conventional verse of his generation.”—Kenneth Rexroth, New York Times Book Review…

Living with Saints

by Mary O'Connell

“Clever, confident and witty . . . a collection of au courant tales that still manage to emanate a kind of energetic, if bemused reverence and awe at the power of faith in the face of suffering.” –Chicago Tribune…

Emily Fridlund

…of the Month, and a #1 Indie Next pick. The opening chapter was awarded the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Fiction. Fridlund’s debut collection of stories, Catapult, won the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her fiction has appeared in a variety of journals, including Boston Review, ZYZZYVA, FiveChapters, New Orleans Review, Sou’wester, New Delta