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The House at Pooh Corner

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne’s second collection of Pooh stories, The House at Pooh Corner. Here you will rediscover all the characters you met in Winnie-the-Pooh: Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga, tiny Roo, and, of course, Pooh himself. Joining them is the thoroughly bouncy and lovable Tigger, who leads the rest into unforgettable adventures.—Penguin Putnam

The House at Pooh Corner

A. A. Milne
J Mi

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne’s second collection of Pooh stories, The House at Pooh Corner. Here you will rediscover all the characters you met in Winnie-the-Pooh: Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga, tiny Roo, and, of course, Pooh himself. Joining them is the thoroughly bouncy and lovable Tigger, who leads the rest into unforgettable adventures.—Penguin Putnam

"Beautiful second story of the characters in the 100 acre wood. A deep sense of friendship and the importance of caring for one another fills each chapter. A.A. Milne's depiction of how a child grows and moves on to new adventures, while retaining the love for their first imaginary world, is a satisfying read for both children and adults."—Submitted by Dana D., Community and Customer Engagement

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Chloe's Vegan Desserts

The chef who became the first vegan winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars presents an all-dessert vegan cookbook that includes crème brulee, tiramisu, beignets and cookies that don't rely on the usual tofu, applesauce and egg replacers as ingredients.—Baker & Taylor

"This is my go-to dessert book anytime I need to make a vegan or gluten-free dessert. Chloe's desserts are delicious and don't use a lot of hard-to-find ingredients. I always get compliments, from vegans and non-vegans alike."—Submitted by Paula GO, Web Administrator

Chloe's Vegan Desserts

Chloe Coscarelli
641.56365 Cos

The chef who became the first vegan winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars presents an all-dessert vegan cookbook that includes crème brulee, tiramisu, beignets and cookies that don't rely on the usual tofu, applesauce and egg replacers as ingredients.—Baker & Taylor

"This is my go-to dessert book anytime I need to make a vegan or gluten-free dessert. Chloe's desserts are delicious and don't use a lot of hard-to-find ingredients. I always get compliments, from vegans and non-vegans alike."—Submitted by Paula GO, Web Administrator

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A Clockwork Orange

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess
Burgess

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."—W.W. Norton

"I read this novel while riding the subways of New York City to work. A friend of mine there and I learned Burgess's language, Nadsat, so we could share quips without being understood—a malenky bit of the old chepooka, as it were."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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Hopscotch

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.—City Lights Booksellers

Hopscotch

Julio Cortázar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.—City Lights Booksellers

"What the hopscotch of the title refers to is that you can read the novel in the conventional manner—Chapter One followed by Chapter Two followed by Chapter Three—or you can follow the numbers at the end of each chapter to hopscotch around the book and experience the story in an entirely different sequence—the way thought moves through the mind."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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The Chronicles of Amber

The Chronicles of Amber is Zelazny's finest fantasy, a grand imaginative vision of alternate worlds, magic, swordplay, and murderous rivalries.—goodreads

"The first set of five stories are generally considered the better, written about twenty years before the second set of five and in a different style. But that first set is well worth reading by anyone interested in SF and Fantasy."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

 The Chronicles of Amber

Roger Zelazny
SF Zelazny
Series: The Chronicles of Amber

The Chronicles of Amber is Zelazny's finest fantasy, a grand imaginative vision of alternate worlds, magic, swordplay, and murderous rivalries.—goodreads

"The first set of five stories are generally considered the better, written about twenty years before the second set of five and in a different style. But that first set is well worth reading by anyone interested in SF and Fantasy."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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Under the Volcano

A story taking place on a single day, the Day of the Dead in 1938, explores the life of alcoholic British consul Geoffrey Firmin and his wife Yvonne's attempt to save their failed marriage, despite the presence of the consul's half-brother, Hugh, and childhood friend, Jacques.—Baker & Taylor

"Incredible story of a man at the end of his rope. Lowry's description of wandering around a strange city on a hot afternoon while hopelessly intoxicated is harrowing and visceral."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry
Lowry

A story taking place on a single day, the Day of the Dead in 1938, explores the life of alcoholic British consul Geoffrey Firmin and his wife Yvonne's attempt to save their failed marriage, despite the presence of the consul's half-brother, Hugh, and childhood friend, Jacques.—Baker & Taylor

"Incredible story of a man at the end of his rope. Lowry's description of wandering around a strange city on a hot afternoon while hopelessly intoxicated is harrowing and visceral."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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War and Peace

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad.—Random House, Inc.

"I avoided this book for many years but when I finally read it I quickly realized that it might very well be the best novel ever written. Yes, it's big, but every bit as enjoyable as anything your favorite author has written."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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The Charterhouse of Parma

The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history.Random House, Inc.

The Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal
St

The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history.—Random House, Inc.

"A fun read by a guy who knew from experience."—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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Growth of the Soil

When it was first published in 1917, Growth of the Soil was immediately recognized as a masterpiece. Ninety years later it remains a transporting literary experience. In the story of Isak, who leaves his village to clear a homestead and raise a family amid the untilled tracts of the Norwegian back country, Knut Hamsun evokes the elemental bond between humans and the land. Hamsun's novel is a work of preternatural calm, stern beauty, and biblical power—and the crowning achievement of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.—Blackwell North America

Growth of the Soil

Knut Hamsun
Hamsun

When it was first published in 1917, Growth of the Soil was immediately recognized as a masterpiece. Ninety years later it remains a transporting literary experience. In the story of Isak, who leaves his village to clear a homestead and raise a family amid the untilled tracts of the Norwegian back country, Knut Hamsun evokes the elemental bond between humans and the land. Hamsun's novel is a work of preternatural calm, stern beauty, and biblical power—and the crowning achievement of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.—Blackwell North America

"Who would have thought a book about grinding toil and self-reliance could be so entertaining?"—Submitted by Bill W., Communications & Marketing

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The Little Prince

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.—Baker & Taylor

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
J Saintex

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.—Baker & Taylor

"I think everyone, regardless of age, should read The Little Prince. Its message on aging and retaining the joy of childhood stuck with me so much that I chose its dedication as my senior quote when I graduated high school, and years later, I still think about it frequently. There's a reason it's remained a children's classic almost 100 years later!"—Submitted by Em B., Materials Handler

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