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The New Valley

by Josh Weil

“Full of tenderness and looming menace . . . Gripping . . . Meticulous . . . Keep writing novellas, Josh Weil, because you write very good ones. You think on it, and we’ll watch.” —Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review…

Nine Plays of the Modern Theatre

by Harold Clurman

“The nine plays included in this volume are not only modern by date, 1944-1975, but in their dramatization . . . . Though each may differ from the others in literary and theatrical quality, in personality or style, they nearly all confront a common concern, the same spiritual situation. While…

Valley of the Dolls

by Jacqueline Susann

“Decades ahead of its time . . . Mesmerizing . . . The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, more chic today than in Susann’s time; also prescient is the book’s protofeminism.” –Mim Udovitch, The Village Voice Literary Supplement…

Hettie Jones

New School, Penn State University, the University of Wyoming, and Lang College of New School University. Jones is the current Chair of the PEN Prison Writing Committee, and since 1989 has run a writing workshop at the New York State Correctional Facility for Women at Bedford Hills, from which she…

The Titled Americans

by Elisabeth Kehoe

“Both a remarkable achievement and a real treat . . . written with elegance. . . . American and British readers interested in genealogy and the world of social connections will enjoy this work immensely, and it is bound to become a classic among bibliographies. Highly recommended.” –Gail Benjafield, Library…

Throwim Way Leg

by Tim Flannery

“[Throwim Way Leg] is an enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea–unimaginably remote, charming, cunning, cruel, subtle and appealing–and to their magnificent land. . . . [Flannery’s] evocations of the New Guinea landscape carry you away.” –D. J. R. Bruckner, The New York Times Book Review (front cover…

The Journal Keeper

by Phyllis Theroux

“I loved this singularly honest and graceful book. The Journal Keeper reminds us that there is no such thing as an ordinary moment, and certainly no such thing as an ordinary life.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love…

Harlem

by Jonathan Gill

“[A] panoramic history . . . Gill blends high-density research, political and cultural sophistication, and narrative drive to produce an epic worthy of its fabled subject.” —Edward Kosner, The Wall Street Journal…

Wagons West

by Frank McLynn

“Fascinating. . . . McLynn, an Englishman, is new to the West, but he turns this seeming liability into a strength. . . . McLynn does a fine job, too, of capturing the bad temper and irritability of a large group of weary, dirty, sick travelers stuck with one another…