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Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on particular park that holds special meaning for them. Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints portrait first love in Presidio; André Aciman muses time’s fleeting nature changing face New York viewed from High Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden places privacy Kyoto; Jonathan Alter takes readers 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech Chicago’s Grant Park; Simon Winchester invites us along his adventures Maidan; Bill Clinton writes affection Dumbarton Oaks. Oberto Gili’s color black-and-white photographs unify writers’ unique personal voices. Taken around world over course year, every season, pictures capture inherent mood each place. Fusing images text, is an extraordinary project: through reflection intimate detail it taps into collective memory our sense passage.

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Andrew Vachss’s Burke is one of the most cold-blooded yet strangely honorable protagonists in history crime fiction, an outlaw who makes his living by preying on vicious New York City’s bottom-feeders, those thrive suffering defenseless. In these three thrillers, Vachss gives us a series stories that might have been imagined Dante. For this tour hell with no stops left out, conducted novelist writes authority damned. This bundle includes following titles: FLOOD: The renegade “investigator” teams up lethally gifted avenger to follow baby’s murderer through foul catacombs York, where every alley blind and penthouses are as dangerous basements. Fearfully knowing, crackling narrative tension, written prose forceful hollow-point slug, Flood at deadliest–and peak form. STREGA: urban mercenary has new client, deadly sultry woman calls herself “Strega.” She wants find kiddie porn Polaroid, she’s prepared pay whatever cost. search will take back into fetid river flows just beneath city: its currents flesh money, anguish children, pleasure twisted adults. It can navigate only risk unleashing rage never far icy surface. But considering actually hired him, refusing job isn’t option. BLUE BELLE: given purse full dirty money infamous Ghost Van cutting lethal swath among teenage prostitutes work night streets. During track-down job, he finds stripper named Belle, whose moves runway outclassed her skills getaway driver. not even for evil powers Van, or sheer menace guardian, skeletal martial artist add Max Silent long lost underground fight kills.