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In a Family Way - Rochelle Hollander Schwab

In a Family WayRochelle Hollander Schwab

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Keith was disowned by his family when he came out as a gay man. Sonya lost custody of her children when her ex-husband discovered she was a lesbian. Now she and Janice have started a new family — with Keith’s help as sperm donor. But when … more

In a Family Way
Rochelle Hollander Schwab
Orlando Place Press , English
They Saw the Elephant: Women... - JoAnn Levy

They Saw the Elephant: Women...JoAnn Levy

The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths … g… more

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush
JoAnn Levy
University of Oklahoma Press , English
One Two Three . . . Infinity... - George Gamow

One Two Three . . . Infinity...George Gamow

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. “This is a layman’s book as readable … more

One Two Three … Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics)
George Gamow
Dover Publications , English
Bad Credit Score? Improve Yo... - Nick Dubay

Bad Credit Score? Improve Yo...Nick Dubay

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ABOUT THE BOOK Having a good credit score will save you thousands of dollars over your lifetime as well as give you the opportunity to finance many projects and purchases that you would otherwise not have access to. Your credit score also r… more

Bad Credit Score? Improve Your Credit Score Into An Awesome One
Nick Dubay
Hyperink , English
On the Beach (Vintage Intern... - Nevil Shute

On the Beach (Vintage Intern...Nevil Shute

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The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off.”THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEThey are the last generation, the innocent victi… more

On the Beach (Vintage International)
Nevil Shute
Vintage , English
More Than a Champion: The St... - Jan Philipp Reemtsma

More Than a Champion: The St...Jan Philipp Reemtsma

A dazzling portrait… . Written with energy, daring, and artful intelligence.”  —San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

More Than a Champion: The Style of Muhammad Ali
Jan Philipp Reemtsma
Vintage , English
The Lice-Buster Book: What t... - Lennie Copeland

The Lice-Buster Book: What t...Lennie Copeland

Aimed at parents, teachers, nurses, pediatricians, pharmacists, and hair-dressers—anyone who must deal with head lice—this handbook covers everything from detecting and treating head lice to preventing infestation in the first place. “Upb… more

The Lice-Buster Book: What to Do When Your Child Comes Home with Head Lice
Lennie Copeland
Grand Central Publishing , English
Off the Map: Bicycling Acros... - Mark Jenkins

Off the Map: Bicycling Acros...Mark Jenkins

With this brilliant account of his journey—at once edge-of-your-seat exciting and literary—Mark Jenkins established himself as the master of adventure/travel writing. In 1989 he and six companions—two Americans and four Russians—set ou… more

Off the Map: Bicycling Across Siberia
Mark Jenkins
Modern Times , English
Help - Garret Keizer

HelpGarret Keizer

In a book the San Francisco Chronicle called “unclassifiably wise” and a “masterpiece,” noted Harper’s essayist Garret Keizer explores the paradox that we are human only by helping others– and all too human when we try to help. It is the pr… more

Garret Keizer
HarperCollins e-books , English
Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin

Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin

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For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The fir… more

Tales of the City
Armistead Maupin
HarperCollins e-books , English
How We Are Hungry - Dave Eggers

How We Are HungryDave Eggers

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among o… more

How We Are Hungry
Dave Eggers
Vintage , English
The Matisse Stories (Vintage... - A.S. Byatt

The Matisse Stories (Vintage...A.S. Byatt

These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt’s narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection betwe… more

The Matisse Stories (Vintage International)
A.S. Byatt
Vintage , English
Agyar - Steven Brust

AgyarSteven Brust

From bestselling fantasy author Steven Brust comes this paranormal novel of immortality—and its price…Born over a century ago, Agyar was once a frivolous young man, before he found unwanted immortality in a woman’s blood-red lips. Now he… more

Steven Brust
Orb Books , English
For Liberty and Glory: Washi... - James R. Gaines

For Liberty and Glory: Washi...James R. Gaines

Gaines has a deft understanding of the Washington-Lafayette relationship … [and] a knack for wielding substantial research with aplomb.”—San Francisco ChronicleThis book tells the story of the French and American Revolutions in a single,… more

For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
James R. Gaines
W. W. Norton & Company , English
Full Exposure - Susie Bright

Full ExposureSusie Bright

Hailed by Utne Reader as “a visionary” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “the X-rated” intellectual,” Susie Bright is indiputably the sexpert of our times.Now, in a frank and intimate look at our own erotic experience, she reveals the… more

Full Exposure
Susie Bright
HarperCollins e-books , English
One True Thing: A Novel - Anna Quindlen

One True Thing: A NovelAnna Quindlen

A mother.  A daughter.  A shattering choice.From Anna Quindlen, bestselling author of Black and Blue, comes a novel of life, love and everyday acts of mercy.”A triumph.”—San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Paperback edition.

One True Thing: A Novel
Anna Quindlen
Random House , English
I Am the Clay - Chaim Potok

I Am the ClayChaim Potok

Potok writes powerfully about the suffering of innocent people caught in the cross-fire of a war they cannot begin to understand….Humanity and compassion for his characters leap from every page.”SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEAs the Chinese and … more

I Am the Clay
Chaim Potok
Fawcett , English
Dreaming in Cuban - Cristina GarcÍA

Dreaming in CubanCristina GarcÍA

Remarkable…An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic…Evocative and lush…A rich and haunting narrative, an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction.”SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLENow available in a Spani… more

Dreaming in Cuban
Cristina GarcÍA
Ballantine Books , English
The Wink of the Zenith: The ... - Floyd Skloot

The Wink of the Zenith: The ...Floyd Skloot

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In his three previous memoirs, Floyd Skloot grappled with the brain-ravaging virus that struck him at forty-one. He was, as the San Francisco Chronicle noted, “shaping the experience of crippling illness into dazzling literature.” How such … more

The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer’s Life
Floyd Skloot
University of Nebraska Press , English
Cherry (P.S. Book 2) - Mary Karr

Cherry (P.S. Book 2)Mary Karr

From Mary Karr comes this gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age. Picking up where the bestselling The Liars’ Club left off, Karr dashes down the trail of her teen years with customary sas… more

Cherry (P.S. Book 2)
Mary Karr
Penguin Books , English