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Sidetracks
Sidetracks
Written by Richard Holmes
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Sidetracks
Explorations of a Romantic Biographer
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces, the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography.

When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn’t resist. These tales–the forbidden... Read more >
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Do You Believe?
Do You Believe?
Written by Antonio Monda
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Do You Believe?
Conversations on God and Religion
Written by Antonio Monda


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2007
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Some of the most well-known and well-respected cultural figures of our time enter into intimate and illuminating conversation about their personal beliefs, about belief itself, about religion, and about God.

Antonio Monda is a disarming, rigorous interviewer, asking the most difficult questions (he often begins an interview point blank: “Do you believe... Read more >
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The Emergence of Memory
The Emergence of Memory
Written by W.G. Sebald, Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
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The Emergence of Memory
Conversations with W. G. Sebald
Written by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
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When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound... Read more >
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The Things That Matter
The Things That Matter
Written by Edward Mendelson
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The Things That Matter
What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life
Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
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She felt rather inclined just for a moment to stand still after all that chatter, and pick out one particular thing; the thing that mattered . . .Virginia Woolf, To The LighthouseAn illuminating exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane... Read more >
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Through the Children's Gate
Through the Children's Gate
Written by Adam Gopnik
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Through the Children's Gate
A Home in New York
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
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Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city’s history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New... Read more >
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Due Considerations
Due Considerations
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307266408
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Due Considerations
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2007
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John Updike’s sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under the heading “General Considerations,” books, poker, cars, and the American libido. The last... Read more >
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On God
On God
Written by Norman Mailer, As told to J. Michael Lennon
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On God
An Uncommon Conversation
Written by Norman Mailer
As told to J. Michael Lennon


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
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“I see God,” wrote Norman Mailer, “as a Creator, as the greatest artist. I see human beings as His most developed artworks.” In these moving, amusing, and probing dialogues conducted in the years before his death, Mailer establishes his own system of belief, rejecting both organized religion and atheism. He avows... Read more >
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Creationists
Creationists
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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Creationists
Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
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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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Modern Love
Modern Love
Edited by Daniel Jones
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Modern Love
50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion
Edited by Daniel Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2007
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50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twenty-first Century.

A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages.

A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him.

An overweight... Read more >
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Modern Love
Modern Love
Edited by Daniel Jones
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Modern Love
50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion
Edited by Daniel Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $11.99

50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twenty-first Century.

A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages.

A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him.

An overweight... 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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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
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“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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Our Roots Are Deep with Passion
Our Roots Are Deep with Passion
Written by Lee Gutkind and Joanna Clapps Herman
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Our Roots Are Deep with Passion

Written by Lee Gutkind and Joanna Clapps Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
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Thoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of Creative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity.

In the twenty-one nonfiction narratives collected in Our Roots Are Deep with Passion, established and emerging writers with family ties to Italy reflect on the ways that their lives have been accented... Read more >
The Company They Kept
The Company They Kept
Edited by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein
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ISBN: 9781590172032
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The Company They Kept
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
Edited by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein


Format: Hardcover, 316 pages
On Sale: September 5, 2006
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Our most remarkable writers share what has influenced them the most: each other.

Many of the illustrious contributors to The New York Review of Books have had deep and abiding relationships–both personal and intellectual–with other poets, writers, artists, composers, and scientists of equal stature. The Company They Kept is a... Read more >
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I Know You're Out There
I Know You're Out There
Written by Michael Beaumier
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I Know You're Out There
Private Longings, Public Humiliations, and Other Tales from the Personals
Written by Michael Beaumier


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Love lost, found, and kicked around

“It might be my imagination, but it seems like most people in the building tend to steer clear of me. I’m the one who gets the weird phone calls, the strange visitors, and disturbing mail.”

“My last great love affair didn’t work out—many don’t, but maybe the... Read more >
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Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers
Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers
Edited by Matt Kellogg and Jillian Quint
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Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers

Edited by Matt Kellogg and Jillian Quint


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Selected as the winners of Random House’s national contest, a stunning collection of essays ranging from comic to poignant, personal to political, by the newest, brightest young writers you haven’t heard of . . . yet.

Here, for the first time, current twentysomethings come together on their own terms, in their own... Read more >
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Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers
Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers
Edited by Matt Kellogg and Jillian Quint
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Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers
The Best New Voices of 2006
Edited by Matt Kellogg and Jillian Quint


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On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Selected as the winners of Random House’s national contest, a stunning collection of essays ranging from comic to poignant, personal to political, by the newest, brightest young writers you haven’t heard of . . . yet.

Here, for the first time, current twentysomethings come together on their own terms, in their own... Read more >
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy... Read more >
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even some untypical country-music lyrics—offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of... Read more >
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Love & War in Afghanistan
Love & War in Afghanistan
Written by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits
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Love & War in Afghanistan

Written by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2006
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Love and War in Afghanistan presents true stories of fourteen ordinary men and women living in Northern Afghanistan. In a quarter-century of uninterrupted war, the people of Afghanistan have endured foreign invasions, ethnic strife, a fundamentalist Islamic totalitarian regime, and the unending crossfire of rival warlord factions. The country remains an... Read more >
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The Disappointment Artist
The Disappointment Artist
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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The Disappointment Artist
Essays
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
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In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from... 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: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2006
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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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The Hopes of Snakes
The Hopes of Snakes
Written by Lisa Couturier
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The Hopes of Snakes
And Other Tales from the Urban Landscape
Written by Lisa Couturier


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2006
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In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier celebrates the stories of forgotten, overlooked animals who have adapted nobly to city and suburban life in the Northeast. With sharp perception and deep humanity, she has found what is so remarkable in the nature we see most often and illuminated it like no... Read more >
The American Transcendentalists
The American Transcendentalists
Edited by Lawrence Buell
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The American Transcendentalists
Essential Writings
Edited by Lawrence Buell


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and... Read more >
Political Leadership
Political Leadership
Written by Robert Coles
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Political Leadership
Stories of Power and Politics from Literature and Life
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $14.95

From ancient times to the present day, here are indispensable insights on political power and leadership as expressed in the novels, plays, and poetry of the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. Adapted from a course taught at Harvard by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles, Political Leadership features scenes, stories, and speeches... Read more >
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The Life of David
The Life of David
Written by Robert Pinsky
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ISBN: 9780307428912
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The Life of David

Written by Robert Pinsky


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $9.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the...

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