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Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Stephen Mitchell, Foreword by Stephen Mitchell
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780394741048
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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: October 12, 1986
Price: $11.00

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. Read more >
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Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury
Written by Anna Holmes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345465443
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Hell Hath No Fury
Women's Letters from the End of the Affair
Written by Anna Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $16.00

It’s as old as time: the breakup letter. The kiss-off. The Dear John. The big adios. Simple in its premise, stunningly perfect in its effect. From Anne Boleyn to Sex and the City writer/producer Cindy Chupack, from women both well-known and unknown, imaginary and real, the letters here span the centuries... Read more >
Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Written by Nora Ephron
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ISBN: 9780345804730
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Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble
Some Things About Women and Notes on Media
Written by Nora Ephron


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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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The Art of the Personal Essay
The Art of the Personal Essay
Written by Phillip Lopate
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ISBN: 9780385423397
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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward  candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay  seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,  fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals... Read more >
A Slip of the Keyboard
A Slip of the Keyboard
Written by Terry Pratchett, Read by Michael Fenton Stevens, Foreword by Neil Gaiman
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ISBN: 9780804193634
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A Slip of the Keyboard
Collected Nonfiction
Written by Terry Pratchett
Read by Michael Fenton Stevens
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


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On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $20.00

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.
     Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he... Read more >
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James Baldwin: The Last Interview
James Baldwin: The Last Interview
Written by James Baldwin, Contribution by Quincy Troupe
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ISBN: 9781612194004
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James Baldwin: The Last Interview
and other Conversations
Written by James Baldwin
Contribution by Quincy Troupe


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin

“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of... Read more >
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London
London
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780385497718
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London
A Biography
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $22.00

Here are two thousand years of London’s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar’s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire... Read more >
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The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang
Written by Rex Stout
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ISBN: 9780307755896
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The Doorbell Rang

Written by Rex Stout


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
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Hired to help society widow Rachel Bruner foil bothersome Feds, Nero Wolfe and his able assistant Archie get in over their heads with highly trained G-men who are adept at bugs, tails, and threats. Read more >
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The World of Raymond Chandler
The World of Raymond Chandler
Written by Raymond Chandler
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ISBN: 9780385352369
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The World of Raymond Chandler
In His Own Words
Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $27.95

 Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The...

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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


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On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you... Read more >
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