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Product Description: “Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what it means to be a Latina in the United States, bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times From the internationally acclaimed author of the bestselling novels In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents comes a rich and revealing work of nonfiction capturing the life and mind of an artist as she knits together the dual themes of coming to America and becoming a writer...read more

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9781616205584 | Reprint edition (Algonquin Books, October 28, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what it means to be a Latina in the United States, bags full of literary wisdom.

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Product Description: Elizabeth Bowen began reviewing books in August 1935. By that time she was already an experienced fiction writer with four short story collections and four novels to her credit. Her fifth novel, The House in Paris, was published on 26 August 1935, just nine days after her first book review appeared in The New Statesman...read more

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9780810131545 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Elizabeth Bowen began reviewing books in August 1935.

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9780810131569 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, November 15, 2017), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Elizabeth Bowen began reviewing books in August 1935.

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Product Description: From Durga Chew-Bose, “one of our most gifted, insightful essayists and critics” (Nylon), comes "a warmly considered meld of criticism and memoir" (New Yorker), a lyrical and piercingly insightful debut collection of essays about identity and culture...read more

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9780374535957 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 11, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: From Durga Chew-Bose, “one of our most gifted, insightful essayists and critics” (Nylon), comes "a warmly considered meld of criticism and memoir" (New Yorker), a lyrical and piercingly insightful debut collection of essays about identity and culture.

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Product Description: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong. Here, essayists talk back to each other, to the work they love and the work that disquiets them, and to the very basic building blocks of what we understand “essay” to be...read more
By Craig Reinbold (editor)

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9781566894579 | Coffee House Pr, March 14, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong.

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Product Description: A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poetsFive decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück’s second book of essays―her first, Proofs and Theories, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction...read more

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9780374299552 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 14, 2017, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poetsFive decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters.

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Product Description: "One of the funniest writers in America." That’s what The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen―and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable...read more

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9780374118327 | Sarah Crichton Books, March 14, 2017, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "One of the funniest writers in America.

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Product Description: A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFEIn One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life...read more

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9781250121028 | Picador USA, March 7, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFEIn One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life.

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Product Description: Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000 year old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the 16 essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalized by humans...read more

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9781941411391 | Sarabande Books, February 28, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000 year old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the 16 essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalized by humans.

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Product Description: For the first time in paperback, an acclaimed look at the American South through the lenses of its most acclaimed storytellers and their tales.Rarely does a nonfiction work come along that is as original and refreshing as Sitting Up with the Dead...read more

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9781559706124 | 1 edition (Arcade Pub, April 17, 2002), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Including Jack the trickster, boo-bags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles, an enchanting and entertaining collection of tales, culminated from the author's journey to the South and filled with the rich history and culture of each location, from some of the most colorful and creative storytellers in the world celebrates the South's oral tradition.

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9781628727036 | Arcade Pub, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: For the first time in paperback, an acclaimed look at the American South through the lenses of its most acclaimed storytellers and their tales.
9781611452266 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: An inspired road trip through the South to uncover some of America’s most talented and colorful storytellers, their tales, and the lush land that links them.
9781559706759 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 1, 2003), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Including Jack the trickster, boo-bags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles, an enchanting and entertaining collection of tales, culminated from the author's journey to the South and filled with the rich history and culture of each location, from some of the most colorful and creative storytellers in the world celebrates the South's oral tradition.

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Product Description: In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers. “A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life.”—Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead“What a long way it is from one life to another, yet why write if not for that distance?”Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, this is a luminous account of a life lived with books...read more

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9780399589096 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers.

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Product Description: "We can read The Magician of Vienna not just as a work of literature but as one of the Holy Books in which we store humanity’s imaginary.” — Mario Bellatin, author of Beauty SalonThe heartbreaking final volume in Sergio Pitol's groundbreaking memoir-essay-fiction-hybrid "Trilogy of Memory" finds Pitol boldly and passionately weaving fiction and autobiography together to tell of his life lived through literature as a way to stave off the advancement of a degenerative neurological condition causing him to lose the use of language...read more
By George Henson (trans)

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9781941920480 | Deep Vellum Pub, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "We can read The Magician of Vienna not just as a work of literature but as one of the Holy Books in which we store humanity’s imaginary.

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Product Description: The American Notebooks contains selections from Hawthorne's journals from 1835 to 1853, shortly before his departure for England, as well as some extracts from his letters within the same period. This title also contains many initial ideas which were to become stories and parts of romances, as well as meticulous observations of people and nature...read more

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9780814201862 | Centennial edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, January 28, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The American Notebooks contains selections from Hawthorne's journals from 1835 to 1853, shortly before his departure for England, as well as some extracts from his letters within the same period.

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Product Description: A NEW IN NONFICTION PEOPLE PICK | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Huffington Post • Glamour • Bustle • RedEyeA Los Angeles Times bestseller**One of BookRiot's '11 Books to Help Us Make It Through a Trump Presidency'****One of The Guardian's Essentials for Black History Month**“Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like her...read more

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9781250114969 | St Martins Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: A NEW IN NONFICTION PEOPLE PICK | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Huffington Post • Glamour • Bustle • RedEyeA Los Angeles Times bestseller**One of BookRiot's '11 Books to Help Us Make It Through a Trump Presidency'****One of The Guardian's Essentials for Black History Month**“Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like her.

Product Description: From acclaimed literary talent and "New York Times" bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In "True Crimes, " conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness, and memory are transformed complicated, upended, and reimagined by one of the foremost memoirists of our time...read more

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9781400063482 | Random House Inc, April 5, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays.

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9780812973785 | Random House Inc, January 3, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From acclaimed literary talent and "New York Times" bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays.

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Product Description: The first collection from a Whiting Writers’ Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J. D. Daniels asks in his first book, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul...read more

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9780374535940 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 3, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The first collection from a Whiting Writers’ Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1Can civilization save us from ourselves?

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Product Description: Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate author conversations...read more
By Bomb Magazine (corporate author)

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9781616958114 | Soho Pr Inc, January 3, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate author conversations.

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Product Description: Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform continues this rich tradition, further expanding the dynamic genre’s boundaries and testing its edges...read more
By Barrie Jean Borich (contributor)

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9780820350219 | Univ of Georgia Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature.

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Product Description: 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution is a collection of literary responses to one of the most cataclysmic events in modern world history, which exposes the immense conflictedness and doubt, conviction and hope, pessimism and optimism which political events provoked among contemporary writers - sometimes at the same time, even in the same person...read more

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9781782272144 | Pushkin Pr Ltd, December 13, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution is a collection of literary responses to one of the most cataclysmic events in modern world history, which exposes the immense conflictedness and doubt, conviction and hope, pessimism and optimism which political events provoked among contemporary writers - sometimes at the same time, even in the same person.

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Product Description: A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world.In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published...read more

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9781501134579 | Simon & Schuster, December 6, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world.

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Product Description: This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative explanation of how programming works, and "The Really Big One," by Kathryn Schulz (The New Yorker), which exposes just how unprepared the Pacific Northwest is for a major earthquake...read more
By Ellis Jones (introduced by)

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9780231181556 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe.

Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more, not to overlook a few rants about Washington life and American culture. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, essential books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand. Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover. "

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9781410485007 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, December 23, 2015), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.
9781605988443 | Pegasus Books, August 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life―the perfect companion for any lover of books.

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9781681772585 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, December 6, 2016), cover price $15.95

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9781504616089 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.

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Product Description: Every year, we slaughter 60 billion land animals and one trillion marine animals for our consumption, an unparalleled scale that raises pertinent ethical questions. After all, this practice aggravates the problem of hunger worldwide, causes ecosystem imbalances, and damages our own health...read more

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9788499884608 | Karios Editorial Sa, December 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Every year, we slaughter 60 billion land animals and one trillion marine animals for our consumption, an unparalleled scale that raises pertinent ethical questions.

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