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The Art of the Personal Essay
The Art of the Personal Essay
Written by Phillip Lopate
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385423397
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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward  candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay  seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,  fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals... Read more >
Book Lust
Book Lust
Written by Nancy Pearl
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ISBN: 9781570613814
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Book Lust
Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.95

What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that... Read more >
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Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Written by Brenda Wineapple
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ISBN: 9780307808660
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Hawthorne
A Life
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing. “Deep as Dante,” Herman Melville said.

Hawthorne himself declared that he was not “one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain... Read more >
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Indian Givers
Indian Givers
Written by Jack Weatherford
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ISBN: 9780307717153
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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful...Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack... Read more >
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Talking About Detective Fiction
Talking About Detective Fiction
Written by P. D. James
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ISBN: 9780307743138
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Talking About Detective Fiction

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
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P. D. James, the undisputed queen of mystery, gives us an intriguing, inspiring and idiosyncratic look at the genre she has spent her life perfecting.
 
Examining mystery from top to bottom, beginning with such classics as Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, and then... Read more >
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Travels with Herodotus
Travels with Herodotus
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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ISBN: 9781400078783
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.00

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to... Read more >
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Written by David Grann
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ISBN: 9780307275905
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
Written by David Grann


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95

From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z comes this brilliant collection of true stories about people whose fixations propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances.
 
Whether David Grann is investigating a mysterious murder, tracking a chameleon-like con artist, or hunting an elusive giant squid, he has proven to... Read more >
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A Slip of the Keyboard
A Slip of the Keyboard
Written by Terry Pratchett, Foreword by Neil Gaiman
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ISBN: 9780385538336
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A Slip of the Keyboard
Collected Nonfiction
Written by Terry Pratchett
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $13.99

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.
     Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he... Read more >
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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594037
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $25.00

“What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of...

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The Jane Austen Rules
A Classic Guide to Modern Love
Written by Sinead Murphy


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $15.95

What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later?

Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or... Read more >
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