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Music For Chameleons
Music For Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
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Music For Chameleons

Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Poison Penmanship
The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Written by Jessica Mitford
Preface by Jane Smiley


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On Sale: May 9, 2012
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Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly... Read more >
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Passions of the Mind
Passions of the Mind
Written by A.S. Byatt
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Passions of the Mind
Selected Writings
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
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Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed... Read more >
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Mencken Chrestomathy
Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six of the PREJUDICES series, A BOOK OF BURLESQUES, IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, MAKING A PRESIDENT, A BOOK OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON RIGHT AND WRONG—but there are also magazine and... Read more >
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Hopes and Impediments
Hopes and Impediments
Written by Chinua Achebe
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Hopes and Impediments
Selected Essays
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
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One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive... Read more >
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The Mansions of Limbo
The Mansions of Limbo
Written by Dominick Dunne
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The Mansions of Limbo

Written by Dominick Dunne


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
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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 >
The Skeptical Romancer
The Skeptical Romancer
Written by W. Somerset Maugham, Edited by Pico Iyer
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The Skeptical Romancer
Selected Travel Writing
Written by W. Somerset Maugham
Edited by Pico Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
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One of the seminal writers of the twentieth century, W. Somerset Maugham was also a fearless and constant traveler who chronicled his adventures with a rare mix of wit and excitement. In The Skeptical Romancer, acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer selects vignettes of Maugham's wise and vivid prose that track his...

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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: $14.99

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 Discontented Dervishes
And Other Persian Tales
Written by Sa'Di


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sa'di's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes. Read more >
The Paragon Parrot
And Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom
Written by Rumi


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
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Rumi is regarded by many as the world's greatest poet. This selection by Arthur Scholey provides a taster of Rumi's great work. Here are stories plucked from friends and folk tales and real life, embodying Sufi wisdom, kindness, courtesy and candour. Read more >
Hymn to Old Age
Hymn to Old Age
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by David Henry Wilson
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Hymn to Old Age

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by David Henry Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
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A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge of a writer who had already accomplished a celebrated body of work — that of accepting his final years... Read more >
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Bento's Sketchbook
Bento's Sketchbook
Written by John Berger
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ISBN: 9780307379955
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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.

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Bento's Sketchbook
Bento's Sketchbook
Written by John Berger
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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.




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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers.

A constellation... Read more >
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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem, Read by Jonathan Lethem
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem
Read by Jonathan Lethem


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On Sale: November 8, 2011
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What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers.

A constellation... 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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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Written by Orhan Pamuk


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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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Campo Santo
Campo Santo
Written by W.G. Sebald
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Campo Santo

Written by W.G. Sebald


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
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“W. G. Sebald exemplified the best kind of cosmopolitan literary intelligence–humane, digressive, deeply erudite, unassuming and tinged with melancholy. . . . In [Campo Santo] Sebald reveals his distinctive tone, as his winding sentences gradually mingle together curiosity and plangency, learning and self-revelation. . . . [Readers will] be rewarded with... Read more >
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Quarrel & Quandary
Quarrel & Quandary
Written by Cynthia Ozick
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Quarrel & Quandary
Essays
Written by Cynthia Ozick


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
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In her new collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature.

She writes--quarrelsomely--about Crime and Punishment, about... 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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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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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
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This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and... Read more >
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Driving Home
Driving Home
Written by Jonathan Raban
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ISBN: 9780307906885
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Driving Home
An American Journey
Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and, as an Englishman transplanted in Seattle, about what it means to feel rooted in America. Spanning two decades, Driving Home...

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The Size of Thoughts
The Size of Thoughts
Written by Nicholson Baker
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ISBN: 9780307807519
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The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $13.99

The Size of Thoughts, a collection of essays that have appeared in the New Yorker and other publications, includes one never-before-published piece on the world of electronics. The essays celebrate the joy--and exquisite details--of everything from library card catalogs and reading aloud to the significance of wine stains on a tablecloth.

Baker... Read more >
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Home
Home
Edited by Sharon Sloan Fiffer and Steven Fiffer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307758811
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Home
American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own
Edited by Sharon Sloan Fiffer and Steven Fiffer


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

In Home, eighteen of our finest writers evoke different rooms--from their pasts, their present, or simply their imaginations--in order to investigate the ways in which homes contain our lives. The results are touching, provocative, and sometimes hilarious. And since a portion of the editors' proceeds will go to organizations that help... Read more >
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