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Selected Letters of William Styron
Selected Letters of William Styron
Written by William Styron, Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin
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Selected Letters of William Styron

Written by William Styron
Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $17.99

In 1950, at the age of twenty-four, William Clark Styron, Jr., wrote to his mentor, Professor William Blackburn of Duke University. The young writer was struggling with his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, and he was nervous about whether his “strain and toil” would amount to anything. “When I mature... Read more >
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Unstuck in Time
Unstuck in Time
Written by Gregory D. Sumner
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ISBN: 9781609804305
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
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In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut's best-known works--his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005)--to illustrate the quintessential American writer's profound engagement with the "American... Read more >
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The Burning Time
The Burning Time
Written by Robin Morgan
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The Burning Time

Written by Robin Morgan


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
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"A fantastic page-turner." —Historical Novels Review
 
Based on a true story of the first witchcraft trial in Ireland, The Burning Time is the riveting tale of one extraordinary noblewoman, Lady Alyce Kyteler and her fight for a country’s soul.

When the Catholic Church brings the Inquisition to Ireland, Lady Alyce Kyteler refuses to grant them power... Read more >
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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Letters to and from the Children's Poet
Written by Sydelle Pearl


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $11.99

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And on the classroom wall you'd probably see his portrait looking down benignly on you and your classmates. Longfellow... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
Written by James Baldwin, Foreword by Edward P. Jones
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ISBN: 9780807006115
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


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On Sale: November 20, 2012
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A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential work

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
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A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer
 
Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies... Read more >
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Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
Written by James Baldwin, Foreword by Edward P. Jones
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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
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A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential work

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil...

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The $60,000 Dog
The $60,000 Dog
Written by Lauren Slater
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ISBN: 9780807001875
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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $24.95

A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer
 
From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a “Private Way” full of the wondrous and... Read more >
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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $24.95

A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer
 
From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a “Private Way” full of the wondrous and... Read more >
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Through the Window
Through the Window
Written by Julian Barnes
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ISBN: 9780345805508
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Through the Window
Seventeen Essays and a Short Story
Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout his illustrious career.
 
In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface, “A... Read more >
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Through the Window
Through the Window
Written by Julian Barnes
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Through the Window
Seventeen Essays and a Short Story
Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $9.99

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout his illustrious career.
 
In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface, “A... Read more >
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Happy Moscow
Happy Moscow
Written by Andrey Platonov, Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Nadya Bourova, Introduction by Robert Chandler
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ISBN: 9781590175859
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Happy Moscow

Written by Andrey Platonov
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Nadya Bourova
Introduction by Robert Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Moscow Chestnova is a bold and glamorous girl, a beautiful parachutist who grew up with the Revolution. As an orphan, she knew tough times—but things are changing now. Comrade Stalin has proclaimed that “Life has become better! Life has become merrier!” and Moscow herself is poised to join... Read more >
Monsieur Proust's Library
Monsieur Proust's Library
Written by Anka Muhlstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590515662
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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $19.95

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary...

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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.99

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary... Read more >
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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield
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ISBN: 9780345535399
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Kurt Vonnegut
Letters
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus Reviews

This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority... Read more >
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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Dear Mr. Longfellow
Written by Sydelle Pearl
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ISBN: 9781616146382
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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Letters to and from the Children's Poet
Written by Sydelle Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 233 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2012
Price: $18.00

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And on the classroom wall you'd probably see his portrait looking down benignly on you and your classmates. Longfellow... Read more >
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Representations of the Intellectual
Representations of the Intellectual
Written by Edward W. Said
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ISBN: 9780307829627
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Representations of the Intellectual

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In these six essays--delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures--Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are protected at the cost of larger community concerns.  Said suggest a recasting of the... Read more >
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This Living Hand
This Living Hand
Written by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780679644668
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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.99

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
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This Living Hand
This Living Hand
Written by Edmund Morris, Read by Edmund Morris
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ISBN: 9780449011867
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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris
Read by Edmund Morris


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $27.50

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
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Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Written by Nora Ephron
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ISBN: 9780345804747
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Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Some Things About Women and Notes on Media
Written by Nora Ephron


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

Two classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one book for the first time. 
 
This edition brings together some of Ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women (and men) who... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 440 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $17.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9781590176078
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $24.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9780307744500
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year —Austin American-Statesman

Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet"
 
In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which also doubles as a novelist’s...

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961112
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $11.99

“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
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594037
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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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