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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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Making an Elephant
Making an Elephant
Written by Graham Swift
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ISBN: 9780307455758
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Making an Elephant
Writing from Within
Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.95

In his first-ever work of nonfiction, Graham Swift—Booker Prize-winning author of Waterland and Last Orders—gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer’s life.
 
Here Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar; Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard; Caryl Phillips shares a beer with... Read more >
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The Amateur
The Amateur
Written by Wendy Lesser
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ISBN: 9780307874207
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The Amateur
An Independent Life of Letters
Written by Wendy Lesser


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2010
Price: $12.99

In this unusual memoir of the life of the mind, the founding editor of The Threepenny Review reflects upon the choices she has made in pursuit of her vocation as a self-described "eighteenth-century man of letters." Wendy Lesser, one of our shrewdest cultural observers, describes how her education, her experiences, and... Read more >
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Book Lust
Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
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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More Book Lust
Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $16.95

The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue... Read more >
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Beowulf on the Beach
Beowulf on the Beach
Written by Jack Murnighan
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ISBN: 9780307409577
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Beowulf on the Beach
What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
Written by Jack Murnighan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $15.00

Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Don’t sweat it, it’s not your fault. Did anyone tell you that Anna Karenina is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliad’s battle scenes rival Hollywood’s for gore, or that Joyce is at his best when... Read more >
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Beowulf on the Beach
Beowulf on the Beach
Written by Jack Murnighan
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ISBN: 9780307459879
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Beowulf on the Beach

Written by Jack Murnighan


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Don’t sweat it, it’s not your fault. Did anyone tell you that Anna Karenina is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliad’s battle scenes rival Hollywood’s for gore, or that Joyce is at his best when... Read more >
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The Sackett Companion
The Sackett Companion
Written by Louis L'Amour
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ISBN: 9780307490384
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The Sackett Companion

Written by Louis L'Amour


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $12.99

Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers, a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men... Read more >
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Written by Jane Smiley
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ISBN: 9780307480989
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just... Read more >
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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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Creationists
Creationists
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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ISBN: 9780307483393
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Creationists
Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Now here are Doctorow’s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to... Read more >
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The Shakespeare Wars
The Shakespeare Wars
Written by Ron Rosenbaum
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ISBN: 9780812978360
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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $18.00

“[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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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Written by Maureen Corrigan
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ISBN: 9780307431356
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Finding and Losing Myself in Books
Written by Maureen Corrigan


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which... Read more >
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A Passion for Books
A Passion for Books
Edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan, Foreword by Ray Bradbury
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ISBN: 9780307419668
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A Passion for Books
A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting , Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
Edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan
Foreword by Ray Bradbury


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

"When I have a little money, I buy books. And if any is left, I buy food and clothing."--Desiderius Erasmus

Those who share Erasmus's love of those curious bundles of paper bound together between hard or soft covers know exactly how he felt. These are the people who can spend hours browsing...

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Power, Politics, and Culture
Power, Politics, and Culture
Written by Edward W. Said
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ISBN: 9780307427304
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Power, Politics, and Culture

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

Edward Said has long been considered one of the world’s most compelling public intellectuals, taking on a remarkable array of topics with his many publications. But no single book has encompassed the vast scope of his stimulating erudition quite like Power, Politics, and Culture, a collection of interviews from the last... Read more >
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Recovering Your Story
Recovering Your Story
Written by Arnold Weinstein
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ISBN: 9780307431677
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Recovering Your Story
Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison
Written by Arnold Weinstein


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

“Great art discovers for us who we are,” writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House... Read more >
A Scream Goes Through the House
A Scream Goes Through the House
Written by Arnold Weinstein
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ISBN: 9780307430465
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A Scream Goes Through the House
What Literature Teaches Us About Life
Written by Arnold Weinstein


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

“For too long we have been encouraged to see culture as an affair of intellect, and reading as a solitary exercise. But the truth is different: literature and art are pathways of feeling, and our encounter with them is social, inscribing us in a larger community... Through art we discover that... Read more >
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Teaching Stories
Teaching Stories
Written by Robert Coles
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ISBN: 9780307431912
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Teaching Stories
An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... Read more >
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Creationists
Creationists
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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ISBN: 9780812975642
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Creationists
Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $14.95

E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Now here are Doctorow’s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to... Read more >
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The Triumph of the Thriller
The Triumph of the Thriller
Written by Patrick Anderson
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ISBN: 9781588366146
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The Triumph of the Thriller
How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction
Written by Patrick Anderson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $14.99

There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence... Read more >
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Written by Maureen Corrigan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375709036
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Finding and Losing Myself in Books
Written by Maureen Corrigan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $15.95

“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which... Read more >
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Written by Jane Smiley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400033188
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just... Read more >
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Beatrice's Spell
Beatrice's Spell
Written by Belinda Jack
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590511633
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Beatrice's Spell

Written by Belinda Jack


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2005
Price: $24.95

A fascinating study of a Renaissance tragedy that has haunted artists and writers through the ages.

Beatrice Cenci was executed under papal decree in Rome in September of 1599. She was said to be sixteen, and hauntingly beautiful. Her crime was the murder of her father, a member of one of... Read more >
More Book Lust
More Book Lust
Written by Nancy Pearl
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570614354
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More Book Lust
Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $16.95

The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue... Read more >
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