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              Here in Berlin: A Novel
               

              Here in Berlin: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Garcia, Cristina

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              Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Here in Berlin is one of the most interesting new works of fiction I've read . . . The voices are remarkably distinct, and even with their linguistic mannerisms . . . mark them o...ut as separate people . . . [This novel] is simply very, very good. --The New York Times Book Review Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin--its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically acclaimed novelist Cristina Garc a brings the people of this famed city to life, their stories bristling with regret, desire, and longing. An unnamed Visitor travels to Berlin with a camera looking for reckonings of her own. The city itself is a character--vibrant and postapocalyptic, flat and featureless except for its rivers, its lakes, its legions of bicyclists. Here in Berlin she encounters a people's history: the Cuban teen taken as a POW on a German submarine only to return home to a family who doesn't believe him; the young Jewish scholar hidden in a sarcophagus until safe passage to England is found; the female lawyer haunted by a childhood of deprivation in the bombed-out suburbs of Berlin who still defends those accused of war crimes; a young nurse with a checkered past who joins the Reich at a medical facility more intent to dispense with the wounded than to heal them; and the son of a zookeeper at the Berlin Zoo, fighting to keep the animals safe from both war and an increasingly starving populace. A meditation on war and mystery, this an exciting new work by one of our most gifted novelists, one that seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the future.
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              ISBN 9781640091085
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              Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory
               

              Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory (Hardback)

              By Susskind, Leonard; Friedman, Art

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              After teaching us classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math; enligh...tening drawings; and the same fictional counterparts, Art and Lenny, that led us through Quantum Mechanics, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to deepen their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.
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              ISBN 9780465093342
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              In Search of My Confederate Relatives
               

              In Search of My Confederate Relatives (Paperback)

              By Davis, Thulani

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              The Human Swarm
               

              The Human Swarm (Hardback)

              By Moffett, Mark W.

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              The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating species If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Ps...ychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. In the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them.
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              Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
               

              Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Tatum, Beverly Daniel

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              The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beve...rly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. An unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life. -Jonathan Kozol --
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              Book of Rhymes
               

              Book of Rhymes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Bradley, Adam

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              Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingl...y complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.
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              Parade: A Folktale
               

              Parade: A Folktale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kawakami, Hiromi; Translated by Powell, Allison Markin

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              A brief, disquieting companion to the bestselling Strange Weather in Tokyo, set during a summer afternoon and featuring a mischievous pair of creatures called tengu

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              Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century
               

              Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Higgs, John

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              In Stranger Than We Can Imagine, John Higgs argues that before 1900, history seemed to make sense. We can understand innovations like electricity, agriculture and democracy. The twentieth century, in contrast, gave us relativity, cubism, quantum mechanics, the id, existentialism,... Stalin, psychedelics, chaos mathematics, climate change and postmodernism. In order to understand such a disorienting barrage of unfamiliar and knotty ideas, Higgs shows us, we need to shift the framework of our interpretation and view these concepts within the context of a new kind of historical narrative. Instead of looking at it as another step forward in a stable path, we need to look at the twentieth century as a chaotic seismic shift, upending all linear narratives. Higgs invites us along as he journeys across a century about which we know too much in order to grant us a new perspective on it. He brings a refreshingly non-academic, eclectic and infectiously energetic approach to his subjects as well as a unique ability to explain how complex ideas connect and intersect-whether he's discussing Einstein's theories of relativity, the Beat poets' interest in Eastern thought or the bright spots and pitfalls of the American Dream --
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              ISBN 9781593766269
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              Human Oddities: Stories
               

              Human Oddities: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jablonski, Noria

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              In Human Oddities, by newcomer Noria Jablonski, we meet Siamese twins, newly separated, drag queens, and seedy hospital orderlies. A corpse washed up on the beach, cancer diagnoses, and tummy tuck operations all intrude abruptly into characters' lives; sadness is interrupted by h...ilarity. Jablonski's characters cope with the drama of the body and what it means, what it feels like, to be marked as different. If Ludwig Wittgenstein's belief that the human body is the best picture of the human soul is right, what does that say about the diseased body, the less-than-perfect body? Without flinching, Noria Jablonski shows us the passions and longings of her characters, made more vivid by their bodies in doubt, on hold, in transit. Her earthy, pungent characters and deadpan narrative style leave their mark on a reader. With the blunt, gritty impact of a Diane Arbus photograph, these are stories of lives not commonly recorded, and the characters--often physically unique, some might say monstrous--are delivered with compassion, dignity, and a hopeful, therapeutic humor. Brought to light, they deepen our understanding of the human condition, revealing us to ourselves.
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              Pages For Her: A Novel
               

              Pages For Her: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Brownrigg, Sylvia

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              Pages for Her is the story of two women, Flannery and Anne, each at a personal turning point, and the circumstances that lead to their reunion. Twenty years after their brief but passionate affair, chronicled in Brownrigg s earlier novel Pages for You, Flannery has the chance onc...e again to meet Anne, who opened young Flannery up to the possibility of lovethen left her heartbroken. Having long ago put their love behind them, they live now on opposite coasts. Anne has been in a deep, childless partnership with a fellow scholar Jasper, who recently left her. Flannery, to her own surprise, married a charismatic artist named Charles, with whom she has a young daughter. Submerged by her husband s demands and personality and her adjustment to motherhood, Flannery has lost sight of her self and her work. When the two women meet at a conference, they find that the passion and understanding between them has endured, though it has been hidden. In rediscovering each other, they are able to rediscover themselves. Pages for Her is an exhilarating, passionate work that explores marriage, sexuality, and the transformative power of love over time.
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