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Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Marian Schwartz & Leo Shtutin

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.


Granta 131

by Sigrid Rausing

Published in book form four times a year, Granta is respected around the world for its mix of outstanding new fiction, poetry, reportage, memoir, photography and art.


Shame / Shame

by Devin Becker & David St. John

Set in the mundane everyday, these poems explore shame and humorously dramatize the clumsy and socially awkward moments of life.


A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write

by Melissa Pritchard & Bret Anthony Johnston

Reflections on a literary life pulled in two directions: from war zone journalism to the writing and teaching of fiction.


Truly Criminal: A Crime Writers' Association Anthology of True Crime

by Martin Edwards

Truly Criminal showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning writers who all share a special passion for crime, which is reflected in this superb collection of essays re-examining notorious cases from...


The Nearest Thing to Life

by James Wood

On the meaning of fiction


G. K. Chesterton Quotes

by Bob Blaisdell

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person," declared the philosopher and wit G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936). The extent and variety...


The Life of Images

by Charles Simic

A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate

In addition to being one of America's most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist....


Dark Sparkler

by Amber Tamblyn

Here is the American starlet: discovered, disrobed, displaced, disused, disgorged.

In more than thirty haunting, visceral poetic portraits, acclaimed poet and actress Amber Tamblyn contemplates the interior lives...


Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

by Ann Imig

Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable...


Visions and Revisions

by Dale Peck

Novelist and critic Dale Peck’s latest work—part memoir, part extended essay—is a foray into what the author calls “the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic,” i.e., the period between...


My Prisoner

by Aleksandar Hemon & Velibor Bozovic

When Aleksandar Hemon and Velibor Božovic became friends as teenagers in Sarajevo, it was, in Hemon's words, "pretty clear that our friendship was for life, even if we could have no notion of what lay ahead...


Mommie Diarist: A Collection

by Lane Buckman & Robyn Rasberry

Motherhood, the good, the bad, and the boldfaced. A collection of honest essays about the hardest and best job in the world. Women from all stages of life contribute with stories that will make you laugh, make...


A Stroll Before Dark: Essays

by Richard Church

In this collection of essays, Richard Church explores themes of countryside, poetry, family, and finding inspiration in the mundane. Split into two parts 'Moving About' and 'Sitting Still', these titles reflect...


Letters

by Mary Wortley Montagu

 

Immensely learned, self-educated in an era when formal schooling was denied to women, Mary Wortley Montagu was an admired poet, a consistently scandalous doyenne of eighteenth-century London society, and,...


There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction

by Saul Bellow

"Bellow’s nonfiction has the same strengths as his stories and novels: a dynamic responsiveness to character, place and time (or era) . . . And you wonder – what other highbrow writer, or indeed lowbrow...


Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985

by Adrienne Rich

That Adrienne Rich is a not only a major American poet but an incisive, compelling prose writer is made clear once again by this collection, in which she continues to explore the social and political context...


Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations

by Adrienne Rich

"Adrienne Rich's new prose collection could have been titled The Essential Rich."—Women's Review of Books These essays trace a distinguished writer's engagement with her time, her arguments with herself and...


Field & Stream: The World's Best Fishing Stories

by Colin Kearns

For 120 years, Field & Stream has published only top-tier fishing stories, and this riveting volume comprises the very best from the last decade. These pieces tell tales of the fish that drive us to obsession,...


The Hain Diaries

by Peter Hain

A selection of fascinating extracts from notes and digital recordings made by Peter Hain during his twelve years serving in government, The Hain Diaries offers an invaluable insight into the workings and workers...