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<p><strong>"It is a treat to have [these stories] pulled together here, reflecting as they do the dignity of individuals and the strength of family bonds across different cultures."―<em>School Library Journa</em>l</strong></p> Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers: Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Cormier, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Francisco Jiménez, Mary K. Mazotti, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Leslie Namioka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Grace Paley, Gary Soto, and Michele Wallace.
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RRobert Louis Stevenson&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R<UL type=disc><LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Biographies of the authors <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Footnotes and endnotes <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Comments by other famous authors <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Bibliographies for further reading <LI class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate</LI></UL>All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences―biographical, historical, and literary―to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RIdealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate―and eliminate―human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&R&&LI&&RThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde&&L/I&&R dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and &&LI&&RCrime and Punishment&&L/I&&R. Today &&LB&&RStevenson&&L/B&&R’s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThis collection also includes some of the author’s grimmest short fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” “Thrawn Janet,” “The Body Snatcher,” and “Markheim.”&&LBR&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RJenny Davidson&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel &&LI&&RHeredity&&L/I&&R appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Ratking (An Aurelio Zen Mystery)
by Michael Dibdin

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April 29, 1997

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<b>Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award, this chilling police procedural is a masterpiece of<b> psychological suspense. </b></b><br><br>Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors--if he's still alive. Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals?  Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business?  His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers.
Cruel Shoes
by Steve Martin

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1st Trade Edition, 1979.
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
by Jonathan Culler

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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These questions and more are addressed in <em>Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction</em>, a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be complex and impenetrable.<br> Jonathan Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, offers discerning insights into such theories as the nature of language and meaning, and whether literature is a form of self-expression or a method of appeal to an audience. Concise yet thorough, <em>Literary Theory</em> also outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools: deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory, and structuralism, among others.<br> From topics such as literature and social identity to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, <em>Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction</em> is a welcome guide for anyone interested in the importance of literature and the debates surrounding it.
High Country Holiday (Love Inspired LP)
by Glynna Kaye

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October 21, 2014

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When Cody Hawk returns to Canyon Springs, Arizona, to make peace with his ailing  father, his bad-boy reputation is still intact. So is his love for the woman he was  forced to leave behind. But the privileged Paris Perslow is still off-limits. When  Paris needs his help with the annual holiday gala, Cody braves the town's disapproving glances for a second chance with his first love. Years ago Cody promised he'd return for her. But with everyone and everything against them, what will it take to prove to Paris that his love is the perfect gift?
The Dirty Book Club
by Lisi Harrison

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May 22, 2018

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From the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship, and, of course, the pleasure of a dirty book.<BR><BR>M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor Gloria and an ocean that won't shut up.<BR> <BR>One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she's left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives...and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.
The Matarese Circle
by Robert Ludlum

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March 14, 1979

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese.<br>  <br> <b>Praise for Robert Ludlum and <i>The Matarese Circle</i></b><br> <b> </b><br> “A blockbuster . . . Ludlum’s best.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br> <i> </i><br> “A spellbinder.”<b>—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i></b><br>  <br> “Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br>  <br> “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i></b>
Us
by Richard Mason

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Julian's lost his sister, Jake his lover, Adrienne her best friend. Since their days at Oxford, they've gone their separate ways - but none of them have come to terms with Maggie's accidental death. She was always the headstrong one, the righter of wrongs. It was her idea to teach Jake's childhood tormentor a lesson. But it's those she left behind who've had to face the fact that lessons seldom unfold as planned...