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G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

by G.K. Chesterton

One of the twentieth century's most admired and influential authors, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) created an enduring body of work that encompasses journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics,...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Paradise

by Lefora Publishing

From poet and writer David Fortier comes a collection of poems written over the last two decades. Paradise combines a whimsical look at the human experience with a cunning and critical consideration of the big...


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


Just As I Thought

by Grace Paley

This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives...


How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

by Chris Turner

Collected essays by a leading journalist on sustainability and the global cleantech industry.


A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

by Irving Howe, Nina Howe & Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment...


The Best American Short Stories 2014

by Jennifer Egan & Heidi Pitlor

The best-selling and award-winning Jennifer Egan guest edits this year's The Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

by Daniel Handler & Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket compile the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.


The Best American Travel Writing 2014

by Jason Wilson & Paul Theroux

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2013.


The Best American Essays 2014

by John Jeremiah Sullivan & Robert Atwan

Pulphead author John Jeremiah Sullivan, "among the best young non-fiction writers in English"  (The New York Times), picks the year's best essays selected from hundereds of magazines, journals, and websites....


The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century

by Otto Penzler

An unparalleled treasury of American 19th century mystery fiction selected and introduced by Otto Penzler.


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Street Haunting and Other Essays

by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf began writing reviews for the Guardian 'to make a few pence' from her father's death in 1904, and continued until the last decade of her life. The result is a phenomenal collection of articles,...


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


Africa39

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction

by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

by Charity Scott-Stokes

The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later Middle Ages. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by...


Women of the Gilte Legende: A Selection of Middle English Saints Lives

by Larissa Tracy

The Gilte Legende was widely read as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght...