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Random House is one of America's largest publishers of hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market paperback books. Its imprints include Ballantine Books, Ballantine Reader's Circle, Del Rey, Del Rey/LucasBooks, Fawcett, Ivy, One World, and Wellspring. Ballantine Books includes a backlist of more than 3,000 titles.

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1 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America, 2nd Edition [Secure eReader]
by Marybeth Bond
  Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women's travel for the growing number of women--young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed--who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and entice--and suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las V... more info>>
Category: Travel

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2 A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial
by H.L. Mencken
  � "The native American Voltaire, the enemy of all puritans, the heretic in the Sunday school, the one-man demolition crew of the genteel tradition." -Alistair Cooke on H.L. Mencken � Fiercely intelligent, scathingly honest, and hysterically funny, H.L. Mencken�s coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial so galvanized the nation that it eventually inspired a Broadway play and the classic Hollywood movie Inherit the Wind. � Mencken�s no-nonsense sensibility is still exciting: his perceptive re... more info>>
Category: History

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3 A Dead Man in Malta: A Sandor Seymour Investigation, Vol. 7
by Michael Pearce
  The seventh crime thriller in the exotic and atmospheric Dead Man series.
Category: Mystery/Crime

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4 A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
by Alistair Horne
  The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture.Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Alge... more info>>
Category: History

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5 Abracadaver
by Peter Lovesey
  “Here’s another of those delightful Victorian mysteries, featuring Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of the Yard. This one deals with peculiar accidents in various music halls, mishaps of a kind that would ruin a performer’s career; and then there’s murder. . . . Fine picture of period vice, good mystery plotting, and fun.”—San Francisco Chronicle A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and in... more info>>
Category: Mystery/Crime

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6 Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation [Secure eReader]
by Eboo Patel
  With a new afterword   Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
Category: People

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7 Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Sue Townsend
  “Townsend’s wickedly funny novels are another reason to be grateful for the right of free speech.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “Townsend is [a] comic genius.”—The Village Voice (a Top Shelf selection)   “The latest careening satire to emerge from Sue Townsend’s wickedly literary rocket launcher, combining love, politics and credit-card debacle into a not-to-be-missed novel.”—The Seattle Times   “Complex, funny a... more info>>
Category: Mainstream

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8 After Claude
by Iris Owens
  Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, �the French rat.� That at least is how Harriet sees things, even if it�s Claude who has just asked Harriet to leave his Greenwich Village apartment. Well, one way or another she has no intention of leaving. To the contrary, she will stay and exact revenge�or would have if Claude had not had her unceremoniously evicted. Still, though moved out, Harriet is not about to move on. Not in any way. Girlfriends circle around to patronize and advise, but H... more info>>
Category: Mainstream

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9 Alara Unbroken [Magic the Gathering]
by Doug Beyer
  Once upon a time, the plane of Alara was shattered into five planes, each distinctly populated with relative mono-magical culture that reflects each of the five colors. Now, the planes are beginning to realign and merge once more. As nefarious forces work to hasten the cataclysmic realignment for their own gain, the populations of once ordered planes struggle to come to terms with a new planar order in which long separated struggles between opposite clash once more; martyrs face execution... more info>>
Category: Science Fiction
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10 Alcestis
by Katharine Beutner
  In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld?
Category: Mystery/Crime

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11 Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
by Martha Kendall
  Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy. In this captivating memoir, a young Nawuth defies the odds and survives the invasion of his homeland by the Khmer Rouge. Under the brutal reign of the dictator Pol Pot, he loses his parents, young sister, ... more info>>
Category: Young Adult

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12 All In A Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
by Vivian Cook
  Delve into the hidden nature of words:�An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun�Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each chapter is charmingly illustrated�and accompanied by a rich assortment of games, lists, puzzles, and quotes. From polite words to crass words, from p-c words t... more info>>
Category: Reference

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13 All Labor Has Dignity
by Martin Luther Jr King
  An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King�s speeches on labor rights and economic justice�People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King�s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King�s relevance for today.�Hitting all the civil rights movement highlights�Montgomery, Selma, Memphis... more info>>
Category: History

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14 All That I Have: A Novel
by Castle Freeman
  In this gripping, wise, and darkly funny tale of suspense, Sheriff Lucian Wing confronts a series of trials that test his work, his marriage, and the settled order of his life.�������Wing is an experienced, practical man who enforces the law in his corner of Vermont with a steady hand and a generous tolerance. Things are not as they should be, however, in the sheriff's small, protected domain. The outside world draws near, and threats multiply: the arrival in the district of a band... more info>>
Category: Mainstream

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15 America's Real War [Secure eReader]
by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  There is a tug of war going on for the future of America. At one end of the rope are those who think America is a secular nation; at the other end are those who believe religion is at the root of our country's foundation. In this paperback release of the thought-provoking America's Real War, renowned leader and speaker Rabbi Daniel Lapin encourages America to re-embrace the Judeo-Christian values on which our nation was founded, and logically demonstrates why those values are crucial to America'... more info>>
Category: Politics/Government/Spiritual/Religion

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16 American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right
by Frederick S. Lane III
  An examination of privacy and the evolution of communication, from broken sealing wax to high-tech wiretappingAmerican Privacy traces the lineage of cultural norms and legal mandates that have swirled around the Fourth Amendment since its adoption. Legally, technologically, and historically grounded, this vivid and penetrating exploration that in the words of people’s historian Howard Zinn, “challenges us to defend our most basic rights.”From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

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17 Amortals [Secure eReader]
by Matt Forbeck
  THE VERY BEST PERSON TO CATCH YOUR KILLERIS YOU. Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept - with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan "Methusaleh" Dooley is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead one more time to hunt his killer, but this time those who wanted him dead are much closer to home.
Category: Science Fiction

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18 Android Karenina
by Ben H. Tolstoy, Leo / Winters
  It’s been called the greatest novel ever written. Now, Tolstoy’s timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to an awesomer version of 19th-century Russia. It is a world humming with high-powered groznium engines: where debutantes dance the 3D waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle alongside brave young soldiers, and robots—miraculous, beloved robots!—are the faithful companions of everyone who’s anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny in this... more info>>
Category: Horror

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19 Annihilation: R.A. Salvatore Presents The War of the Spider Queen, Book V
by Philip Athans
  This paperback edition of the New York Times best-selling title expands the civil upheaval among the drow, one of the most popular races in the Forgotten Realms setting. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the prologue to Annihilation and continues to consult on the series, lending his expertise as the author who brought drow society to the forefront of the Forgotten Realms setting.
Category: Fantasy

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20 Ascendancy of the Last [Lady Penitent Series Book 3]
by Lisa Smedman
  Is it the end for the Lady Penitent? Is it the end for Lolth? Lolth has come out of hibernation with a plan that may seem too ambitious even for her, and to pull it off she'll need the help of a drow who's betrayed her at least once already--a drow she's transformed into the demonic Lady Penitent. The shocking conclusion to a trilogy that will change the Forgotten Realms world forever.
Category: Fantasy

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21 Assassins at Ospreys
by R.T. Raichev
  Praise for R.T. Raichev: “Fascinating.”—Lady Antonia Fraser, author of the Jemima Shore series “Agatha Christie fans will find much to like in this traditional whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly “Antonia Darcy is a terrific sleuth, and Raichev is a very clever writer, indeed.”—Booklist “Fans of cozies will love the light touch.”—Kirkus Reviews Mystery writer Antonia Darcy and her husband, Major Hugh Payne, are persuaded to visi... more info>>
Category: Mystery/Crime

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22 Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis [Secure eReader]
by Peter Fonagy
  Attachment Theory shows scientifically how our earliest relationships with our mothers influence our later relationships in life. This book offers an excellent introduction to the findings of attachment theory and the major schools of psychoanalytic thought.
Category: Health/Fitness

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23 Aurorarama [Secure eReader]
by Jean-Christophe Valtat
  EPISODE ONE IN AN ASTONISHING NEW SERIES Jean-Christophe Valtat is a writer of “Beautiful energy.” – Le Monde New Venice – the “pearl of the Arctic” – is a place of ice palaces and pneumatic tubes, of beautifully ornate sled-gondolas and elegant Victorian garb, of long nights and short days and endless vistas of crystalline ice. But as the city prepares for spring, it feels more like qarrtsiluni – “the time when something is about to explode ... more info>>
Category: Mainstream

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24 Bad Feelings
by Roy Schafer
  Bad feelings are ubiquitous to human experience. Everyone deals with grief, envy, disappointment, dejection, humiliation, mortification, and anxiety. However, when we consciously push troubling feelings aside and then avoid them, we should be under no illusions that such repression empowers us to lead untroubled lives. The price that we pay, simply, is feeling less alive. Our attempts to avoid feeling pain manifest themselves in feelings of disconnection and numbness. To make matters worse... more info>>
Category: Health/Fitness

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25 Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
by Michael Greenberg
  To the literary elite, Michael Greenberg has always been known for his trenchant and moving columns that appear biweekly in the Times Literary Supplement. But when critics hailed his memoir Hurry Down Sunshine as a classic, Greenberg became a household name. Beg, Borrow, Steal is an autobiography in installments, set in NewYork, where the author depicts the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft, or simply stay alive. He finds himself writing about golf, a game that he nev... more info>>
Category: People

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