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My Life in Middlemarch
My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
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ISBN: 9780307984760
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
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A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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My Life in Middlemarch
My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $18.00

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well... Read more >
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Not Under Forty
Not Under Forty
Written by Willa Cather
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ISBN: 9780307831408
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Not Under Forty

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
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For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to that. To that she directed readers of these essays, declaring that anyone under forty... Read more >
Everybody's Autobiography
Everybody's Autobiography
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307829771
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Everybody's Autobiography

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France... Read more >
In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood
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ISBN: 9780307741769
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake engagingly explores her lifelong relationship to science fiction, both as a reader and as a writer.
 
At a time when the borders between literary genres are increasingly porous, Margaret Atwood maps the richly fertile crosscurrents of speculative and science fiction, slipstream, utopias...

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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $16.00

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.


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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
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ISBN: 9780307390776
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The Annotated Emma

Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $17.95

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
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ISBN: 9780307950246
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The Annotated Emma

Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard


Format: eBook, 700 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $11.99

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of...

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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

Note: The electronic version of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating eBook-exclusive illustrations by the author.

At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential...

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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood, Read by Margaret Atwood and Susan Denaker
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ISBN: 9780307943941
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood
Read by Margaret Atwood and Susan Denaker


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $20.00

At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form...

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Seduction and Betrayal
Women and Literature
Written by Elizabeth Hardwick
Introduction by Joan Didion


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $12.95

The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of... Read more >
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When Memory Speaks
When Memory Speaks
Written by Jill Ker Conway
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ISBN: 9780307797230
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When Memory Speaks
Exploring the Art of Autobiography
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $9.99

J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives.
In a narrative... Read more >
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Yann Andrea Steiner

Written by Marguerite Duras
Translated by Mark Polizzotti


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.00

Dedicated to Duras’ companion with whom she spent her last decade of life, Yann Andréa Steiner is a haunting dance between two parallel stories of love and solitude: the love between Duras and the young Yann Andréa and a seaside romance observed – or imagined – by the narrator between a... Read more >
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Evidence
Evidence
Written by Mary Oliver
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ISBN: 9780807069059
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Evidence
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $14.00

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from...

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I Told You So
I Told You So
Written by Kate Clinton
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ISBN: 9780807044551
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I Told You So

Written by Kate Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They're perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval: wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you'll... Read more >
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Many Miles
Many Miles
Written by Mary Oliver
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780807068953
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Many Miles
Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $16.95

Following the success of At Blackwater Pond, this second CD from best-selling poet Mary Oliver contains a selection of thirty-seven previously published poems and four as yet uncollected, read by the poet in her steady, magnetic voice. Oliver recites from the full range of her poetry-from her classic nature writing, to... Read more >
A Jury of Her Peers
A Jury of Her Peers
Written by Elaine Showalter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400034420
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A Jury of Her Peers
Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present.
 
In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early... Read more >
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin
Written by Marion Meade
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ISBN: 9780385533010
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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin
Writers Running Wild in the Twenties
Written by Marion Meade


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $11.99

In her exuberant new work, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN, Marion Meade presents a portrait of four extraordinary writers--Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors embodied the spirit of the 1920s.

Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era... Read more >
I Told You So
I Told You So
Written by Kate Clinton
Format: Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780807044513
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I Told You So

Written by Kate Clinton


Format: Abridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $19.95

I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They're perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval: wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you'll... Read more >
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Evidence
Evidence
Written by Mary Oliver
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807068984
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Evidence
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Hardcover, 88 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $24.00

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from...

Read more >
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The Complete Poems of Sappho
The Complete Poems of Sappho
Edited by Willis Barnstone
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ISBN: 9781590306130
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The Complete Poems of Sappho

Edited by Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to... Read more >
Bibliotherapy
Bibliotherapy
Written by Beverly West and Nancy Peske
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ISBN: 9780307482211
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Bibliotherapy
The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
Written by Beverly West and Nancy Peske


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

Because women read books differently than guys do...

Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological clock is ringing and we can't find the snooze... Read more >
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Women's Letters
Women's Letters
Edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385335560
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Women's Letters
America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
Edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $18.00

Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences—often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a note that is confiscated by the British; First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing... Read more >
New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
Written by Mary Oliver
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807068878
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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $16.00

Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published... Read more >
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