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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
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“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 End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
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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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Reading for the Plot
Reading for the Plot
Written by Peter Brooks
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ISBN: 9780307962829
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Reading for the Plot
Design and Intention in Narrative
Written by Peter Brooks


Format: eBook, 363 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $23.99

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. Read more >
Hit Lit
Hit Lit
Written by James W. Hall
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ISBN: 9780812970951
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Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $16.00

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE
 
What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as...

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Hit Lit
Hit Lit
Written by James W. Hall
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Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE
 
What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as...

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The Mansions of Limbo
The Mansions of Limbo
Written by Dominick Dunne
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ISBN: 9780307815019
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The Mansions of Limbo

Written by Dominick Dunne


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $11.99

In a collection of his essays from Vanity Fair, the best-selling author reveals the life and times of the beautiful--and not-so-beautiful--people. Read more >
Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
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ISBN: 9780307595843
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
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A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $15.99

A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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The Shakespeare Wars
The Shakespeare Wars
Written by Ron Rosenbaum
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ISBN: 9780307807922
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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

“[Ron Rosenbaum] is one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.”
–David Remnick

In The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood... Read more >
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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
Written by Orhan Pamuk
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ISBN: 9780307745248
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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
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From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.
 
In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and... Read more >
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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year


In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.
 
Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more >
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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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ISBN: 9780307946508
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year


In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.
 
Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more >
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Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
Written by Nancy Pearl
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ISBN: 9781570617676
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Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
A Journal
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $10.95

When DailyCandy.com asked Nancy Pearl for her own six-word memoir, Pearl (without skipping a beat) said, "Girl discovers reading, then discovers life." Pearl's memorable memoir provides the inspiration for this sophisticated journal, a blank slate for all your thoughts. A modern and beautiful take on the ever-popular reading journal, here are... Read more >
Karl Marx and World Literature
Karl Marx and World Literature
Written by S. S. Prawer
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Karl Marx and World Literature

Written by S. S. Prawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2011
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“Very few men,” said Bakunin, “have read as much, and, it may be added, have read as intelligently, as M. Marx.” S. S. Prawer’s highly influential work explores how the world of imaginative literature—poems, novels, plays—infused and shaped Marx’s writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and major works. In... Read more >
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Shoot the Widow
Shoot the Widow
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307497864
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Shoot the Widow
Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
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The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: “Shoot the widow.”

In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer (“Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll”—The New York Times), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a “life” is... Read more >
Lost Classics
Lost Classics
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding
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ISBN: 9780307781154
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Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

An Anchor Books Original

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost... Read more >
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The Use and Abuse of Literature
The Use and Abuse of Literature
Written by Marjorie Garber
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ISBN: 9780375424342
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The Use and Abuse of Literature

Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $28.95

As defining as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber’s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times.
 
Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as...

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Morning, Noon, and Night
Morning, Noon, and Night
Written by Arnold Weinstein
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ISBN: 9780679604471
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Morning, Noon, and Night
Finding the Meaning of Life's Stages Through Books
Written by Arnold Weinstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

From Homer and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Jonathan Safran Foer, major works of literature have a great deal to teach us about two of life’s most significant stages—growing up and growing old. Distinguised scholar Arnold Weinstein’s provocative and engaging new book, Morning, Noon, and Night, explores classic writing’s insights into... Read more >
A Love of Reading
A Love of Reading
Written by Robert Adams
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ISBN: 9781551994475
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A Love of Reading
Reviews of Contemporary Fiction
Written by Robert Adams


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 14, 2011
Price: $12.99

Every year, Robert Adams prepares a series of five reviews of contemporary novels, to be delivered alone on a theatre stage to sold-out audiences in Toronto and Montreal. In A Love of Reading Adams has now gathered 18 of his most brilliant reviews, from Jack Maggs by Peter Carey and The... Read more >
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The Book on the Bookshelf
The Book on the Bookshelf
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307773289
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The Book on the Bookshelf

Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2010
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From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage.

Most of us take for granted that our books are vertical on our shelves with the spines facing out, but Henry Petroski, inveterately curious... Read more >
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The Lost Art of Reading
The Lost Art of Reading
Written by David L. Ulin
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ISBN: 9781570616709
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The Lost Art of Reading
Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time
Written by David L. Ulin


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $12.95

Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance... Read more >
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Book Lust To Go
Book Lust To Go
Written by Nancy Pearl
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ISBN: 9781570616501
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Book Lust To Go
Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $16.95

Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to... Read more >
Handing One Another Along
Handing One Another Along
Written by Robert Coles, Edited by Trevor Hall and Vicki Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780679604037
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Handing One Another Along
Literature and Social Reflection
Written by Robert Coles
Edited by Trevor Hall and Vicki Kennedy


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $14.99

In this book on shaping a meaningful and ethical life, the renowned, Pulitzer Prize–winning author explores how character, courage, and human and moral understanding can be fostered by reflecting on the lives of others, through stories. Based on Robert Coles’ legendary course at Harvard, this provocative book addresses such questions as... Read more >
Talking with Poets

Edited by Harry Thomas


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $14.00

The five interviews in this book were conducted by students in “The Art of Poetry,” a course that Harry Thomas taught for several years. The students’ depth of knowledge and keenness of insight into the poets’ work is an affirmation of American education. The poets respond to the students with a... Read more >
The Lost Art of Reading
Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time
Written by David L. Ulin


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $12.95

Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance... Read more >
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