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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Written by Bill Bryson

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2270-8 (0-7679-2270-0)

From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.

What is the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between “acute” and “chronic”?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Gwynne's Grammar
The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English
Written by N.M. Gwynne

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35293-2 (0-385-35293-X)

Anxious about apostrophes? In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions?

Fear not—Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar.

Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills.

Mr. Gwynne believes that happiness depends... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Word Hero
A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever
Written by Jay Heinrichs

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71636-1 (0-307-71636-8)

In Word Hero, Jay Heinrichs rescues the how-to of verbal artistry from staid textbooks and makes it entirely fresh and engaging. Here, there are no dry, abstract ideas hidden in academic jargon. Rather, Heinrichs brilliantly reveals mechanisms that make powerful language work.

Students will learn how to choose words strategically and draw... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The American Heritage Dictionary
Fifth Edition
Written by Houghton Mifflin Company

Format: Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58322-9 (0-553-58322-0)

• More than 70,000 entries
• Thoroughly revised and updated
• 2,500 new words and meanings
• More than 400 photographs and illustrations
• Expert guidance on correct usage


The words you use define you. Make the most of them with The American Heritage® Dictionary.


Clear definitions written in a style... Read more >

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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27941-5 (0-307-27941-3)

An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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