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"Literchoor Is My Beat"

by Ian S. MacNiven

A biography—thoughtful and playful—of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing

James Laughlin—a poet, publisher, world-class skier—was the man behind some of the most daring,...


A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic

by Peter Turchi

With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the...


Lingo: A language spotter's guide to Europe

by Gaston Dorren & Alison Edwards

Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright

Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


Japanese Questions: Discourse, Context and Language

by Lidia Tanaka

Questions and interrogatives in Japanese discourse have attracted considerable interest from grammarians, but the communicative aspect has received little attention. This book fills this gap. Through detailed...


Masterclass: Write a Bestseller: Teach Yourself

by Jacq Burns

There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether...


Self-Printed: The Sane Person's Guide to Self-Publishing

by Catherine Ryan Howard

The fully-revised and updated third edition of Catherine Ryan Howard's pragmatic 'how to' self-publishing guide Do you think that no one has the right to stand between you and your published writer dreams? That...


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

by Jennifer S. Baker

Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

by Ronald Wardhaugh & Janet M. Fuller

Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most...


Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability

by Valerie Horton & Greg Pronevitz

With over 35 years of experience managing five different library consortia between them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely qualified to show how consortia have been transforming themselves, offering new services...


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Assignments across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing

by Dan Melzer

In Assignments across the Curriculum, Dan Melzer analyzes the rhetorical features and genres of writing assignments through the writing-to-learn and writing-in-the-disciplines perspectives. Presenting the results...


Generation Vet: Composition, Student Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University

by Sue Doe & Lisa Lanstraat

Institutions of higher education are experiencing the largest influx of enrolled veterans since World War II, and these student veterans are transforming post-secondary classroom dynamics. While many campus...


Rhetoric and Power: The Drama of Classical Greece

by Nathan Crick & Thomas W. Benson

Through Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in Classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings following...


Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options

by Francisca Goldsmith

This important guide, the first written specifically for library staff, offers best practices, advice, and examples of library responses from the first open enrollment period (October 2013-March 2014).


Teaching Languages with Technology: Communicative Approaches to Interactive Whiteboard Use

by Euline Cutrim Schmid & Shona Whyte

This book draws on theories of second language acquisition (SLA) to illustrate how interactive white board technology can be exploited to support language acquisition. It examines interaction, collaboration...


New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition

by Hilda K. Weisburg & Ruth Toor

From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns,...


The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by...


Speaking, Writing and Presenting In SOCKOS

by Allan Bonner

Speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. Twenty percent of all business communication is designed to clear up the confusion that the last piece of business communication created.

Allan is passionate...


Practice Makes Perfect French Vocabulary Building with Suffixes and Prefixes: (Beginner to Intermediate Level) 200 Exercises + Flashcard App

by Eliane Kurbegov

Harness the power of suffixes and prefixes while adding more than 4,000 words to your French vocabulary!

How do you turn Scotland into a Scottish citizen? Or change your brother into a colleague?* It isn't magic,...