Peter

 

Peter

 

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The Infatuations Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307950734
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780871403599
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - April 8th, 2013

Parade's End Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780307744203
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2012

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393343403
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2012

My pick for book of the year. Reads like the best detective, espionage, adventure fiction. The intriguing tale of the pursuit and discovery of the manuscript that helped spark the Renaissance. And then Lucretius' poem!—who was he?—how could anyone possibly be so brilliantly prescient? Miracles are around!


A Perfect Spy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143119760
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Published: Penguin Books - July 20th, 2011

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The Ambassadors Cover Image
By Henry James, Colm Toibin (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780812982701
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Published: Modern Library - January 10th, 2012

I agree with James that this is his best novel and, for me, his most pleasurable. For the reader who enjoys immersing himself in a quiet world of nuance and the half- and mis-understood actions and motivations that make of us constant mysteries to one another, here's the perfect venue. And make no mistake—beneath the quiet surface run currents of rage, humor, and passion, heartbreak and pathos. Here's a book entertaining and of fabulous depths.