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A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger’s crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald’s Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother…

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“Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” is a short work by the American novelist Herman Melville. The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. An increase in business leads the…

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind’s Twelve Quarters.

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User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product features. Author Jeff Patton shows you how…

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The fiction section from Laurence Perrine’s all-time best-selling introduction to literature, this concise guide has introduced thousands of students to the major elements of fiction, and continues to present the most important and engaging stories available in a single collection. The section on two featured writers, James Joyce and Flannery O’Connor, gives three stories by…