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To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea
Jid Lee

Overlook Hardcover, 2010

To Kill a Tiger is the winner of Bronze Award at ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Against the backdrop of modern Korea's violent and tumultuous history, To Kill A Tiger relates not only one woman's story, but also an ancient people's journey into the modern, globalized world. Drawing on Korean legend and myth, as well as an Asian woman's unique perspective on the United States, Lee has written a searing portrait of a woman and a society in ...


Leave it to Psmith (Wodehouse, P. G. Collector's Wodehouse.)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

A full cast of Wodehouse creations--including tyrannical relatives, beastly acquaintances, demon children, and literary fatheads--return for further near catastrophes and sparkling comedy Overlook is proud to present four more antic selections from comic genius, P.G. Wodehouse. A Damsel in Distress is an early novel about Belpher Castle, the idyllic home of the aristocratic Marshmoreton family and a precursor to the Blandings series. Leave it to ...


Into Temptation
Penny Vincenzi

Overlook Hardcover, 2005

Into Temptation, the third book of the trilogy, shifts the focus to Barty Miller, rescued from the slums as a baby by Celia Lytton and now living in New York, heading her own publishing company. The Lyttons' publishing empire has fallen under bad times and the family is worried that Barty will make a business decision that would be devastating to them. But will she? How will she finally treat this family that have taken her from the slums? ...


The Mabinogion Tetralogy
Evangeline Walton, Betty Ballantine

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

The author of the classic Mabinogian, the great compendium of medieval Welsh mythology, is unknown to us, but generations have thrilled to the magical tales set at a time when men and gods mingled, and the gods had more than met their match, tales of the wizard-prince Gwydion, of Prince Pwyll and Lord Death, and of the beautiful Rhiannon and the steadfast Branwen. In the masterful hands of Evangeline Walton the twelve "branches" of the ancient ...


Joy in the Morning
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

Joy in the Morning finds Bertie Wooster trapped in the countryside with his bossy ex-fiancé and her fire-breathing father, frightful brother, and beefy new betrothed. Uproar ensues until Jeeves arrives to save the day.


Moments Captured: A Novel
Robert J. Seidman

Overlook Hardcover, 2012

Moments Captured is the captivating story of two indelible individuals and a shattering murder in latenineteenth-century San Francisco. An epic saga of young America flexing its muscle, it is roughly based on the life of the great photographer Edward Muybridge. Crossing the country with his camera and outsized ambition, Muybridge meets the emancipated young dancer Holly Hughes, and inexorably she becomes the true focus of his life- though a ...


Private Midnight
Kris Saknussemm

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

By the author of Zanesville , a seductive story of grit, gunplay, vampirism, and a bit of bondage. Detective Birch Ritter is a man on the edge-of himself. His past is filled with secrets, shadows, guilt, and ghosts. Then a dubious police buddy he hasn't seen in a year introduces him to a mysterious woman who says her business is shadows. What she knows about what lies between the darkness and the light inside men is more than Ritter may want ...


Full Throttle: The Life & Fast Times of Racing Legend Curtis Turner
Robert Edelstein

Overlook Hardcover, 2005

Curtis Turner's life embodied everything that makes NASCAR the biggest spectator sport in American history. In gripping prose, and with full access to the files of Turner's widow, biographer Robert Edelstein thrillingly recreates the life of this American legend. Full Throttle is the first-ever full-scale chronicle of Turner's legendary life, from his days as a teenage moonshine runner, through his incredible comeback after four years of being ...


The Caretaker of Lorne Field: A Novel
Dave Zeltserman

Overlook Hardcover, 2010

Dave Zeltserman¹s last novel was named by NPR as one of the top five crime and mystery novels of 2008 and one of The Washington Post ¹s best books of the year. Publishers Weekly , in a starred review, said his ³breakthrough third crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy.² And Crimetime calls him a name to watch.² Now, Zeltserman has written the book his fans have been waiting for?a classic unlike anything you¹ve ...


Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir
Eddie Muller

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

Film noir is all about style, even more than it is about crime. The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all its own. During noir's golden age, studios commissioned these arresting illustrations for even the lowliest "B" thriller. The Art of Noir is the first book to present this striking artwork in a lavishly produced, large-format, full-color volume. The more than 300 dazzling posters and other promotional material ...


The Root Worker
Rainelle Burton

Overlook Hardcover, 2001

A remarkable debut novel than limns the shadowy landscape between innocence and experience, The Root Worker is the riveting story of Ellen, an eleven-year-old african-american girl growing up in Detroit in the 1960s. As described in Ellen's own voice, the world is a threatening place. She is afraid of her teachers, nuns at the Catholic school she attends who instill in her a fear of punishment for sins she doesn't understand. She is afraid of ...


The Short Life and Happy Times of the Shmoo
Al Capp, Harlan Ellison

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

More than 50 years ago America was taken by storm when Al Capp introduced the Shmoo into his comic strip Lil’ Abner ; in the words of Life magazine, the nation was ‘Shmoo-struck." The adorable, squash-shaped character was so popular that it immediately spawned a massive merchandising craze: there were Shmoo dolls and watches—even ashtrays and fishing lures. Fans started their own Shmoo clubs and inflatable Shmoos managed to reach German ...


To the Edge of the Sky: A Story of Love, Betrayal, Suffering, and the Strength of Human Courage
Anhua Gao

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

To the Edge of the Sky is the harrowing account of a remarkable woman's life in communist China—a tale of human courage in the face of shocking inhumanity and hardship. Anhua Gao, her name means Tranquil Flower, was born in 1949, the year that Mao Tse Tung declared the foundation of the People's Republic of China. It was a turning point in Chinese history, the first time in more than a century that peace had come to China. After many horrific ...


The Way of the White Clouds
Lama Anagarika Govinda

Overlook Hardcover, 2005

Lama Anagarika Govinda was one of the last foreigners to journey through Tibet before the Chinese invasion of 1950. A devoted Buddhist and a spokesman for Tibetan culture, Govinda's luminous and candid account is a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery, and a sensitive and lucid interpretation of Tibetan traditions. Robert Thurman's perceptive new introduction to the volume places Govinda's writings in historical ...


Repeat After Me: A Novel
Rachel DeWoskin

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

A dazzlingly rich and funny novel by "a real China doll" ( Entertainment Weekly ) Rachel DeWoskin is a writer who has been lauded for her "razor-sharp descriptions" ( The Wall Street Journal ), her "considerable cultural and linguistic resources" ( The New Yorker ), and her rare ability to offer a "real insider's look at life in modern China" ( The Economist ). Now DeWoskin, author of the laughout-loud funny and poignant Foreign Babes in ...


The Craft and Art of Clay
Susan Peterson

Overlook Hardcover, 2000

The bible of modern ceramics, in a new, completely revised edition Susan Peterson's The Craft and Art of Clay --a sell-out success in two editions--has long set the standard for both instructional and inspirational books in the area of ceramics. This third edition of her book has been redesigned and is even more comprehensive, with more pages, more illustrations, more color, and new information on practical and artistic topics. The color ...


The Luck of the Bodkins
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

Fans of P. G. Wodehouse's comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of hilarity borders on obsession. Overlook happily feeds the obsession with four more antic selections from the master. Blandings Castle is a collection of tales concerning Lord Emsworth and the Threepwood clan, while Jeeves in the Offing finds Bertie Wooster in yet another scrape-with the peerless Jeeves out of sight, on vacation! Poor Bertie ...


Job: The Story of a Simple Man
Joseph Roth

Overlook Hardcover, 1982

A newly arrived immigrant to New York experiences a series of devastating misfortunes. Just as he begins to lose his faith in God, something comes along to restore his faith, a miracle that will have the reader rejoicing.


Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2002

Fans of P. G. Wodehouse 's comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of the hilarity borders on an obsession. In Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit , Bertie is in it up to his neck when a perfectly harmless visit to Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court finds him engaged and beleaguered on all sides, and only Jeeves can save the day.



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