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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.


Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

by James Davis

Eric Walrond (1898–1966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives...


The Sound of Mountain Water: The Changing American West

by Wallace Stegner

A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. The essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature  conservation, history,...


The Trouble with Post-Blackness

by Houston A. Baker & K. Merinda Simmons

An America in which the color of one’s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama’s rise reflects a nation of...


Field & Stream: The Best American Hunting Stories: Exciting true-life tales from America's leading outdoor writers

by Anthony Licata

A collection of the best stories shared throughout the 114 years of Field & Stream magazine, about big game, loyal friends, and the respect that nature commands.  From the absolute authorities on outdoor sports...


Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys In a Post-Racial America

by Karsonya Wise Whitehead

"I want you to be fully present in your own life, a change agent who is not afraid to dare to be who you are. I wonder though, my dear sweet child, how I can mother you when I have not been able to mother myself?...


The Grapes of Wrath (RSMediaItalia Classics Illustrated Edition)

by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck...


The Grapes of Wrath (RSMediaItalia Nobel Collection)

by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck...


The Portable Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson & Jeffrey S Cramer

This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Classic American Short Stories

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Seventeen short masterpieces, chosen for their timeless relevance and enduring popularity, include Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Herman Melville's...


Jack London The Dover Reader

by Jack London

Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876–1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame as the bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era. London created a substantial...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume T

by Thornton Wilder

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume O

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


Letters from the Headwaters

by Aaron A. Abeyta

Through epistolary essays and poems, American Book Award- and Colorado Book Award-winning author and poet Aaron A. Abeyta captures the soul of the cultural and geographical crossroads of the driest quadrant...


The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

by H. P. Lovecraft

Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917...


Different Roads

by Larry Meredith

The works in this anthology reflect both the myth and the truth about the part of the United States we call the “West.” Is there one “true” West? Or have the changes that are overwhelming most of the...


Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

by Donna Walker-Nixon, Cassy Burleson & Rachel Crawford

Multicultural, multiethnic, and multidisciplinary, Her Texas includes stories, essays, memoirs, poetry, song lyrics, paintings, and photographs by 60 Texas women. Texas, once a country unto itself, has engendered...


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.