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Putnam 480 pp. 0-399-15096-X
Berkley 480 pp. 0-425-20133-3
Berkley available March 2005
NECTAR IN A SIEVE
Introduction by Indira Ganesan
“The finest novel by an Indian I have ever
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Signet Classics 208 pp. 0-451-52823-9 $6.95
Free Teacher’s Guide available to this Signet Classics
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John D. Yohannan, editor
A TREASURY OF
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Riverhead 352pp. 1-57322-265-8
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THE AMERICAN HERITAGE
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THE NEW WORLD SPANISH/ENGLISH
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Dov Ben Abba, editor
THE MERIDIAN HEBREW/ENGLISH,
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f LATIN FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Finally—Revised and in Papyrus-back!
The National Lampoon founder presents his two
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Gotham 160 pp. 1-592-40080-9 $12.50
f X-TREME LATIN
All the Latin You Need to Know
for Surviving the 21st Century
“First prize for devilish translating.”— The
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Gotham 128 pp. 1-592-40104-X $10.00
Available March 2005
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DEL ESPAÑOL MODERNO
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THE SEE IT AND SAY IT SERIES
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Signet 256 pp. 0-451-16837-2
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Signet 256 pp. 0-451-16347-8
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Signet 256 pp. 0-451-16821-6
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THIRTY DAYS TO BETTER ENGLISH
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