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June 29, 2013

taken by bookseller Mike C.
It's been a very strange week weather-wise in Cambridge, but it's summer, and it's impossible to complain when the rain leaves us with gems like this. Thanks to bookseller Mike C. for the gorgeous photo of last week's rainbow!

Loyal newsletter readers, we have an announcement just for you. Starting this week we'll be featuring occasional website promotions exclusively in our newsletter, to say thank you for saving a spot in your busy inbox for Harvard Book Store news. This weekend, celebrate Independence Day by shopping independent: use coupon code JULY4TH to receive $5 off an order of $30 or more at our website, harvard.com. This promotion lasts through Monday, July 1. (Note that gift cards and already-discounted books will not count toward the $30 total.)

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'Til Next Week,

The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
Redemption Mountain
by Gerry Fitzgerald


Henry Holt and Co., hardcover

Natty is unhappily married to her high school crush and passes the time nursing retired miners and coaching her son's soccer team. Charlie has everything he ever thought he wanted, but after twenty-five years of climbing the corporate ladder, his job has become bureaucratic paper-pushing, his wife is obsessed with their country-club status, and his children have grown up and moved on. When he is sent to West Virginia to oversee a mining project, it is a chance to escape his stuffy life. But he gets more than he bargained for: Natty becomes the woman who reminds him what happiness feels like.

Isaac & Isaiah:
The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic
by David Caute

Yale University Press, hardcover
Though Isaac Deutscher and Isaiah Berlin had much in
common--each arrived in England in flight from totalitarian violence and quickly found a home in the Anglo-American intellectual world--Berlin became one of the key voices of Anglo-American liberalism, while Deutscher remained faithful to his Leninist heritage, defending Soviet conduct despite rejecting Stalin's tyranny. In this account of the ideological clash between these two scholars of Cold War politics, David Caute uncovers a story of passionate beliefs, unresolved antagonism, and the high cost of reprisal to both victim and perpetrator.
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When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health 
edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna

Princeton University Press, paperback

When People Come First assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. It sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures.     

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Printed on Paige
Each week, we'll feature a book printed in Harvard Book Store on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database.  
I'll Sing to You Next Time
by Victor Edgar Rivera 


Print on Demand, paperback
I'll Sing to You Next Time is Victor Edgar Rivera's second book of poetry. In this concise compilation of forty-five quasi-imagist poems, Rivera, who is also a musician, experiments with both the English and Spanish languages to create poems infused with rhythm, symbolism, surreal thoughts, brooding rants, and melancholy themes.
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Bargain Books
Bargain Books are new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Bargain Books section, visit our Bargain Books page.
Critique of Pure Reason   
by Immanuel Kant   
$19.99, paperback (originally $39.99)

This 1999 translation of Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most accurate and informative English translations ever produced of this philosophical text. Though its simple, direct style will make it suitable for all new readers of Kant, the translation displays a philosophical and textual sophistication that will enlighten Kant scholars as well.
Room: A Novel  
by Emma Donoghue
$5.99, hardcover (originally $24.99)
It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. Room is Jack's home. But to Ma, it's the prison where she has been held since she was nineteen--for seven years. As he gets older, Jack's curiosity is building alongside his mother's desperation; she knows that Room cannot contain either of them much longer.
How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology, and Life on Earth  
by Charles C. Mann
$9.99, hardcover (originally £25)
For more than 200 million years before Europeans arrived in the Americas, the two hemispheres of the world remained totally separate, developing entirely different suites of plants and animals. At the end of the fifteenth century, Columbus's voyages brought them back together and marked the beginning of extraordinary ecological and cultural exchange.
Recent Finds Downstairs in the Used Book Department


Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
Trier on Von Trier
edited by Stig Björkman
Originally published by Faber and Faber in 1999
$45 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
Lars von Trier has constantly challenged the boundaries of contemporary film, and this assortment of interviews with fellow director Stig Björkman reveals the motivation behind his most lasting and controversial innovations, most notably the back-to-basics Dogme 95 movement.
Communicating Vessels
by André Breton
Originally published by University of Nebraska Press in 1990
$7 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
What Freud did for dreams, André Breton does for despair. Originally published in 1932 in France, Les Vases communicants is an effort to show how the discoveries and techniques of surrealism could lead to recovery from despondency. This English translation makes available "the theories upon which the whole edifice of surrealism, as Breton conceived it, is based."
Three Painter-Poets:
Arp, Schwitters, Klee
translated by Harriet Watts      
Originally published by Penguin in 1974
$15 (paperback) in Very Good Condition  
Though Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters, and Paul Klee never quite achieved by their poetry the recognition accorded to their visual art, the poems in this volume offer an intriguing insight into the visual art of three pioneers of the twentieth century.

Author Events


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Ivy Pochoda w/ Dennis Lehane (7/9)


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All Upcoming Events 

Kim McLarin
Mon, July 1, 7PM   

Novelist, essayist, and PEN New England board member Kim McLarin discusses Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood, and Midlife.
At Harvard Book Store
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Russ Rymer
Tues, July 2, 7PM    

Journalist and Smith College non-fiction writer-in-residence Russ Rymer reads from his first novel, Paris Twilight.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joshua Kendall
Wed, July 3, 7PM    

Joshua Kendall, award-winning journalist and author of The Forgotten Founding Father, discusses America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ivy Pochoda
w/ Dennis Lehane

Tues, July 9, 6PM 

Ivy Pochoda, novelist, former professional squash player, and Harvard alum, discusses her newest book Visitation Street, in conversation with Boston noir maven Dennis Lehane.
At the Brattle Theatre
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J. Courtney Sullivan
Wed, July 10, 7PM    

Bestselling novelist J. Courtney Sullivan (Maine and Commencement)
reads from her latest novel, The Engagements.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel Bergner
Thurs, July 11, 7PM    

New York Times Magazine contributing writer Daniel Bergner, author of The Other Side of Desire and two other non-fiction works, discusses his latest book,
What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
At Harvard Book Store
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