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Allison Yarrow: The Devil of Williamsburg

Allison YarrowAllison Yarrow is a writer, editor, producer and multimedia journalist covering a range of topics including the intersection of health and politics, culture, life and religion. She is a contributing writer at Time and author of The Devil of Williamsburg, a true crime story about a sex abuse trial in ultra-Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn.

Stephen King: Guns

Stephen KingStephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide best sellers, including 11/22/63 and Under the Dome. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Guns is his second work of nonfiction.

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FICTIONPAGE-TURNING NARRATIVES
Kindle Single Jack Reacher is on the move again. But even a pleasant hike on a beautiful summer day turns into a walk on the wild side, and leads Reacher into trouble--the trouble that always manages to find Reacher, wherever he goes.

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Kindle Single The painting from the massive bestseller The Goldfinch flies from its frame and the page in this true story, with piercing insight into the passion, and the tragedy, that went into creating an iconic work of art.

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MEMOIRSREPORTING
Kindle Single It was called Freedom Summer, and they came to Mississippi by the hundreds, white and black, young and old. Their aim was elemental: secure the right to vote for blacks in the state. The hurdle they'd face would be daunting. Follow a ProPublica reporter as she journeys to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.

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Kindle Single A spirited 4,000-mile road trip through the wild new frontier of energy in North America--along the route of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that may carry tar-sands oil from Canada across Montana, the Dakotas, and Nebraska en route to Gulf Coast refineries. "Boom" is both a gritty, boots-on-the ground odyssey and a profound exploration of what's at stake--for the environment, the economy, and foreign policy--as America becomes the largest energy producer in the world.

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HISTORYSOCIETY
Kindle Single The general public has never heard of Jack O'Dell. But many of those who worked with him in the fifties and sixties consider him the unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Victor Navasky, the longtime editor of The Nation, drawing on secret government files and interviews with O'Dell himself, seeks to correct that historical oversight.

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Kindle Single What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of the personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk--by the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

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ESSAYS & IDEASHUMOR
Kindle Single In "Pity the Animal," essayist Chelsea Hodson explores the concept of human submission and commodification by way of window displays, wild animals, performance art, and sugar daddy dating websites. She asks, "How much can a body endure?" The answer is by turns hopeful and disquieting.

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Kindle Single A deadpan comedy classic is born, in the form of a fictional British restaurant reviewer's diaries of his first culinary tour of America. It contains literally tens of thousands of exquisitely selected words placed together in an order that will both surprise and delight you.

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THE WORLD STAGETHE SCIENCES
Kindle Single As a child, Stephan Faris nearly failed to qualify for any country's passport. Now, in a story that moves from South Africa to Italy to the United States, he looks at the arbitrariness of nationality. Framed by Faris's meeting with a young orphan as a reporter in Liberia and their reencounter years later in Minnesota, Homelands makes the case for a rethinking of immigration policy. In a world with globalized capital, culture, and communications, are restrictions on the movement of people still morally tenable?

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Kindle Single E = mc² is the only scientific formula everybody knows. But what exactly does it mean? And how did Einstein discover it--in the years before he became an international icon of genius? Robin Arianrhod describes one of physics' greatest breakthroughs, and links it to the tumultuous life of the young scientist who made it.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTPROFILES
Kindle Single A fly-on-the wall insider's account of the making of Joel and Ethan Coen's classic 1996 movie The Big Lebowski, that delivers a revealing and intimate portrait of the brothers at work on their cult masterpiece.

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Kindle Single On an L-shaped sofa at his home high atop the Hollywood Hills, 54-year-old "Weird Al" Yankovic --the Grammy-winning song parodist famous for such hits as "Like A Surgeon," "I Love Rocky Road," and "Eat It"-- let down his legendary hair for a relaxed, revealing and often hilarious three-hour conversation. Among other topics, Al opened up about his nerdy childhood, his late-night writing binges, his gut-wrenching reach for movie stardom, and his hopes for his latest album, "Mandatory Fun." He also discussed his future plans to have a drug problem.

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