Nine Suitcases: A Memoir

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Suppressed by the Communists for nearly forty years and never before published in English, Nine Suitcases is one of the first—and greatest—memoirs of the Holocaust ever written. Originally published in Hungary in weekly installments starting in 1946, it tells the harrowing story of Béla Zsolt’s experiences in the ghetto and as a forced laborer in […]

At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities

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“These are pages that one reads with almost physical pain…all the way to its stoic conclusion.” –Primo Levi “The testimony of a profoundly serious man…. In its every turn and crease, it bears the marks of the true.” –Irving Howe, New Republic “This remarkable memoir…is the autobiography of an extraordinarily acute conscience. With the ear […]

Been Here a Thousand Years

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In a tiny, ancient Italian hill town, where the land gives little and money and food are scarce, Don Francesco Falcone is a man to be reckoned with: rich, powerful, restless, intransigent. When he meets another force of nature, Concetta, a penniless but indestructible farmworker, the stage is set for the creation of an exceptional […]

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors–Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few–and critics–James Wood, John […]

A Little Life

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A Little Life When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect […]

The Hunger Games

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Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death. The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation […]