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Guy de Maupassant's Tales of Religion - A Collection of Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

These early works by Guy de Maupassant were originally published in the 1880's. As a collection of short stories, this represents Maupassant's tales of religion, and includes 'Theodule Sabot's Confession', 'The...


Guy de Maupassant's Tales of the Beggar - A Collection of Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

These early works by Guy de Maupassant were originally published in the 1880's. As a collection of short stories, this represents Maupassant's tales of beggars, and includes 'A Vagabond', 'My Uncle Jules', 'The...


A Miscellany of Men

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1912. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


The Victorian Age in Literature

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1913. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


All My Januaries: Pleasures of Life and Other Essays

by Barbara Blackman

'Somewhere in this world, in this lifetime, there is a place of simple things, of sitting beside a fire with friends, good company, quietly talking, no formidable decisions, no explanations, no threat, no guilt,...


Death as a Way of Life

by David Grossman & Haim Watzman

What went wrong after Oslo? How can Israelis and Palestinians make peace? How has the violence changed their lives, and their souls? In Death as a Way of Life, David Grossman, one of Israel's great fiction writers,...


The Caped Crusade

by Glen Weldon

A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves.

Since his creation, Batman has been...


Water: New Short Story Fiction from Africa: An Anthology from Short Story Day Africa

by Rachel Zadok & Nick Mulgrew

Short Story Day Africa has assembled the best short stories from their annual competition; this year's theme is Water.


The Arabian Nights II: Sinbad and Other Popular Stories

by Husain Haddawy

"Haddawy's translation is easily the clearest, most fluent and most readable I have met....What is delightful and memorable about these tales is the immediacy of their created worlds.... [Haddawy's translation]...


Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore

by Jessica Strand & Andrea Aguilar

Revelatory conversations between renowned writers at New York City’s legendary bookstore.

For nearly ninety years, the Strand Book Store has been a New York institution, a legendary mecca for readers throughout...


Because You Have To: A Writing Life

by Joan Frank

Part memoir, part handbook, part survey of the contemporary literary scene, Joan Frank's Because You Have To: A Writing Life is a collection of essays that, taken together, provide a walking tour of the writing...


So Sad Today: Personal Essays

by Melissa Broder

"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist...


The Making of the American Essay

by John D'Agata

For two decades, essayist John D'Agata has been exploring the contours of the essay through a series of innovative, informative, and expansive anthologies that have become foundational texts in the study of...


The Abundance

by Annie Dillard

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by...


Oranges & Peanuts for Sale

by Eliot Weinberger

Presented at the PEN World Voices Festival as a “post-national” writer, Eliot Weinberger is “a sparkling essayist” (Confrontation), and his writings “a boundary-crossing, shape-shifting cabinet of...


The Moon Pearl (EBK)

by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls’ house, where young daughters are taught to become...


Slow Boat to China and Other Stories

by Kim Chew Ng & Carlos Rojas

"Dream and Swine and Aurora,” “Deep in the Rubber Forest,” “Fish Bones,” “Allah’s Will,” “Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things”—Ng Kim Chew’s stories are raw, rural, and rich with the...


The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by William Anderson & Laura Ingalls Wilder

Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder—a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life...


Mysterious Medicine: The Doctor-Scientist Tales of Hawthorne and Poe

by L Kerr Dunn

Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe were masters of mystery and fantasy, but they also engaged real controversies surrounding individual health, health care practice, and biomedical research in nineteenth-century...


Holy Shit 2016: Bathroom Reading for Irregular Christians

by Mark Eddy Smith

Holy Shit is a 32-page, full-color, annual literary journal published by The Mottled Speck. Our goal is to elicit an eponymous reaction from our readers. Contributors to our first issue include Owen Egerton,...