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How to Be a Woman

How to Be a Woman

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The New York Times bestseller--part manifesto, part memoir--that put a new face on feminism as it cut to the heart of issues with an irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious touch--now available in a limited Olive Edition.

"There are lots of things to love about Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman....A glorious, timely stand against sexism so ingrained we barely even notice it. It is, in the dour language [Moran] militates so brilliantly against, a book that needed to be written."--New York Times



Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth--whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children--to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How to Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

How to Be Black

How to Be Black

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New York Times Bestseller

Baratunde Thurston's comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from "How to Be the Black Friend" to "How to Be the (Next) Black President"--now available in a limited Olive Edition.

Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"?

Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person?

Have you ever heard of black people?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It is also for anyone who can read, possesses intelligence, loves to laugh, and has ever felt a distance between who they know themselves to be and what the world expects.

Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has more than over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black.

"As a black woman, this book helped me realize I'm actually a white man."--Patton Oswalt

I Have Blinded Myself Writing This

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Fiction. I HAVE BLINDED MYSELF WRITING THIS was written by a woman with an affliction: her body needs her memories to clot her cuts, to heal means to lose parts of her past. It is a collection of the blueprints, lists, and photographs of memory meant to be private. It a book written for you. It is a question: as we lose our memories, do we become fragments of ourselves? It is a plea: participate with me in the remembering and the destruction of memory.
If I Would Leave Myself Behind

If I Would Leave Myself Behind

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These flash fiction stories from one of today's emerging literary stars grasp to determine whether life can come with fewer qualifications and be less equivocal," a world where friendships are negotiated, love is one-sided, imagined, absent, or discovered, and where "going crazy is more subtle than you'd think.
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Everyman's Library Hardcover

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Everyman's Library Hardcover

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Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver

Italo Calvino's masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book's central character.

Based on a witty analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book--IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER, by Italo Calvino, of course--are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another--an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.

If You're Not Yet Like Me

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Fiction. Joellyn as judgmental as she is insecure tells her unborn daughter the story of her courtship with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary. The novella is a romantic comedy if romantic comedies were dark and screwed up and no one got exactly what they wanted."
Jesus Son

Jesus Son

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These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers! - Metro

Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers for the literature lover. -
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American master Denis Johnson's nationally bestselling collection of blistering and indelible tales about America's outcasts and wanderers

Denis Johnson's now classic story collection chronicles a wild netherworld of addicts and lost souls, a violent and disordered landscape that encompasses every extreme of American culture. These are stories of transcendence and spiraling grief, of hallucinations and glories, of getting lost and found and lost again. The insights and careening energy in Jesus' Son have earned the book a place of its own among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.

For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson, and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

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For fans of all ages, legendary British writer Rudyard Kipling's complete collection of enchanting fables set in India--the basis of the beloved animated Disney film and a modern cinematic retelling from director Jon Favreau--now available in a deluxe four-color illustrated collectible edition. The Jungle Book features stunning artwork and nine 3-D interactive elements crafted by MinaLima Design, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the illustrated classic Peter Pan.

Since its publication in 1894, Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece The Jungle Book has been celebrated by generations of readers. Composed of seven tales, each one accompanied by a poem, The Jungle Book is a coming of age fantasy that introduces a lush, colorful world full of adventure and danger. The first three tales include some of the most charming and unforgettable characters in literature--the man-cub Mowgli, the black panther Bagheera, the wise brown bear Baloo, the ruthless tiger Shere Khan, and the hypnotic python Kaa. The other four tales each tell the story of a different animal, such as the travels of the white seal Kotick; the battle between the courageous mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the deadly cobra Nag; Toomai and the elephant dance; and the camp animals of the queen's guard.

The second volume in Harper Design's newest series of deluxe reimagined children's classics, this beautiful unabridged edition takes readers deep into the heart of the Indian jungle with specially commissioned four-color illustrations and nine exclusive interactive features that will delight readers, including a map of the lost Indian city where Mowgli is taken by the monkeys; a trifold detailing the Laws of the Jungle; a spinning dial of the elephant dance; and a map of Kotick's route to find a new home.

Beautifully designed, this keepsake illustrated edition will be treasured by readers of all ages.

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

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A collection of short stories and poems that revolve round the boy Mowgli, who was raised by a pack of wolves in India. It features the tiger Shere Khan who attacked and drove off Mowgli's parents, Bagheera, the black panther, Baloo 'the sleepy brown bear, and the evil python, Kaa.
Jungle Book

Jungle Book

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A sumptuous hardcover edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, beautifully illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Nicola Bayley.

First published more than a century ago, The Jungle Book's seven stories and assorted poems about life in the Indian jungle have delighted countless readers ever since. Here, the three stories about man-cub Mowgli are presented in Kipling's unabridged words -- complete with the poems that frame each of the stories -- and accompanied by stunning full-color illustrations by Nicola Bayley. The result is an exquisite classic to treasure for another century to come.

Jungle Book

Jungle Book

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Jungle Book shows Kipling's writing for children at its best. It is a collection of short stories and poems revolving round the boy Mowgli, who was raised by a pack of wolves in India. We meet the tiger Shere Khan who attacked and drove off Mowgli's parent, Bagheera, the black panher, Baloo, 'the sleepy brown bear', and the evil python, Kaa. Other stories include Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The White Seal and Toomai of the Elephants, and the book contains the original illustrations of J. Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard's father) and W. H. Drake.

With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies.

Jungle Books

Jungle Books

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This breathtaking new edition of Rudyard Kipling's celebrated coming-of-age tale--illustrated by German illustrator Aljoscha Blau--contains the eight stories and verses featuring Mowgli. Published to celebrate what would have been Kipling's 150th birthday, these stories and drawings will fascinate and delight a new generation of readers.
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

These twelve magical tales tell, among other things, how the camel got his hump, the leopard his spots, the elephant his trunk, how the alphabet was made and how a butterfly caused mayhem at the court of King Solomon when he stamped. The Just So Stories are one of the enduring classics of children's literature, not only for their wit, enchantment and language but also for Kipling's own illustrations.

With an Afterword by Marcus Clapham

Stories in this edition:
How the Whale Got His Throat
How the Camel Got His Hump
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
How the Leopard Got His Spots
The Elephant's Child/How the Elephant got his Trunk
The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
The Beginning of the Armadillos
How the First Letter Was Written
How the Alphabet Was Made
The Crab That Played with the Sea
The Cat That Walked by Himself
The Butterfly That Stamped

Known World

Known World

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From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction--now available in a limited Olive Edition.

The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order, and chaos ensues.

Edward P. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities.

"A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon."--Time

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Connie's unhappy marriage to Clifford Chatterley is one scarred by mutual frustration and alienation. Crippled from wartime action, Clifford is confined to a wheelchair, while Connie's solitary, sterile existence is contained within the narrow parameters of the Chatterley ancestral home, Wragby. She seizes her chance at happiness and freedom when she embarks on a passionate affair with the estate's gamekeeper, Mellors, discovering a world of sexual opportunity and pleasure she'd thought lost to her.

The explosive passion of Connie and Mellors' relationship - and the searing candour with which it is described - marked a watershed in twentieth century fiction, garnering Lady Chatterley's Lover a wide and enduring readership and lasting notoriety.

The text is taken from the privately published Author's Unabridged Popular Edition of 1930, the last to be supervised in Lawrence's lifetime. It also includes his witty essay, My Skirmish with Jolly Roger, describing the pirating of this infamous novel.

This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Anna South.

Last Nights Reading

Last Nights Reading

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An irresistible illustrated collection of charming, wise, and hilarious quotations from your favorite authors

Why do we go to book readings? For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of through their work. Illustrator Kate Gavino (author of Sanpaku) captures the wonder of this experience firsthand. At every reading she attends, Kate hand-letters the event's most memorable quote alongside a charming portrait of the author. In Last Night's Reading, Kate takes us on her journey through the literary world, sharing illustrated insight from more than one hundred of today's greatest writers--including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Lev Grossman, Elizabeth Gilbert, and many more--on topics ranging from friendship and humor to creativity and identity. A celebration of authors, reading, and bookstores, this delightful collection is an advice book like no other and a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close and personal.

"Instead of putting together a lengthy play-by-play of the event she witnessed, Gavino records the best quote, and accompanies it with a colorful sketch of the author. It sounds simple, but the results are striking and unforgettable." -Flavorwire

"A witty love letter to the literary world." -The Boston Globe

Last of the Mohicans

Last of the Mohicans

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Romance, war, adventure, danger: no wonder James Fenimore Cooper s novel has inspired countless film and TV adaptations. The Last of the Mohicans is an epic tale of American frontier life, set in the colonial era when the French and the English fought for control of the New World and needed the help of the Native American tribes to win. Cora and Alice Munro leave the safety of the English fort to visit their father, a general in the British army. But their friendly Iroquois guide betrays them to the French and now their only hope for survival lies with four men: their companion on the journey, Major Duncan Heyward; the frontier scout Hawkeye; and Hawkeye s Mohican friends, Chingachgook and his son, Uncas. Fenimore Cooper s powerful saga of doomed love and heart-racing drama has captivated generations of readers across the globe. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau."

Life After Sleep

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