• The Philosophy of Modern Song

    The Philosophy of Modern Song

    Dylan, Bob

    Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers a master class on the art and craft of songwriting. He writes over sixty essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song, and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny....

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  • The Birdcatcher

    The Birdcatcher

    Jones, Gayl

    Set primarily on the island of Ibiza, the story is narrated by the writer Amanda Wordlaw, whose closest friend, a gifted sculptor named Catherine Shuger, is repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill a husband who never leaves her. The three form a quirky triangle on the white-washed island.

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  • The Lost Metal

    The Lost Metal

    Sanderson, Brandon

    For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set, with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders, since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate, whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose, and Bilming is even more entangled. After Wax discovers...

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  • Endless Summer

    Endless Summer

    Hilderbrand, Elin

    Elin Hilderbrand offers nine delectable stories, prequels, sequels, and "missing chapters" from her cherished books, some of which have never been published, until now.

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  • Before your Memory Fades

    Before your Memory Fades

    Kawaguchi, Toshikazu

    In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold and Tales from the Cafe comes another story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Café Funiculi Funicula's time-traveling offer. Along with some familiar faces from Kawaguchi's previous novels, readers will also be introduced to a daughter, a comedian, a sister, and a lover,...

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  • Dawnlands

    Dawnlands

    Gregory, Philippa

    It is 1685, England is on the brink of a renewed civil war against the Stuart kings and many families are bitterly divided. Ned Ferryman cannot persuade his sister, Alinor, that he is right to return from America with his Pokanoket servant, Rowan, to join the rebel army. Instead, Alinor has been coaxed by the manipulative Livia to save the queen from the coming siege. The rewards are life-changing: the family could return to their beloved Tidelands, and Alinor could rule where she was once lower than a servant. Alinor's son, Rob, is determined to stay clear of the war,...

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  • Silent Spring Revolution

    Silent Spring Revolution

    Brinkley, Douglas

    Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.

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  • Like A Rolling Stone

    Like A Rolling Stone

    Wenner, Jann

    This intensely personal memoir vividly describes and brings you inside the Rock and Roll Era. Jann Wenner takes us into the life and work of his many friends, including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Bono, and Bruce Springsteen. He was instrumental in the careers of Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, and Annie Leibovitz. His journalistic and generational journey ended up in the Oval Office with his legendary interviews with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, leaders to whom Rolling Stone gave its historic, full-throated backing.

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  • America, A Redemption Story

    America, A Redemption Story

    Scott, Tim

    Senator Tim Scott invites listeners on a compelling journey to reclaim the American dream today. Weaving together deeply personal memoirs, stories of his family's struggle with poverty and injustice, and stirring accounts of fellow Americans past and present, Scott says we can see the truth of America's identity in the stories of individuals, people whose lives embody the hope and resilience that have carried the nation through its greatest failures and challenges. At once a clear-eyed reckoning with America's past and present failures, an ode to its exceptional accomplishments, and a vision of the greatness it can still achieve, this...

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  • Grace

    Grace

    Keenan, Cody

    From President Obama's chief speechwriter Cody Keenan, a spellbinding account of ten days of the presidency, in June 2015, when a racist massacre and two impending Supreme Court decisions put the character of our country on the line, and a President's words could bring the nation together or tear it apart.

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