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When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010

by Tony Judt & Jennifer Homans

In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and...


Readings in Wood: What the Forest Taught Me

by John Leland

Award-winning nature writer John Leland offers a collection of twenty-seven short, poetic essays that marry science and the humanities as the author seeks meaning in trees. Readings in Wood is an investigation...


Cobalt Review: Volume 3: 2014

by Andrew Keating, Nick Hornby & Mary Miller

The third annual print edition of Cobalt Review includes winners of the 2014 Cobalt Writing Prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and baseball-themed writing: Sarah Ann Winn, Carrie Bistline, Laura...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

    How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live...


Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

by David Jay Brown

In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of...


How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

by Bruce Ross

This book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese...


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


The Vandana Shiva Reader

by Vandana Shiva & Wendell Berry

"Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum

“Daum is her generation's Joan Didion.” —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal...


Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power

by Susie Day, Maria Pia Marrella & Dan Berger

Poppin' Fresh declares martial law-Che Guevara loses his good looks and throws the entire U.S. Left into disarray-Zombie terrorist anchor babies invade the Pentagon. You'll read all this and more in Snidelines:...


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

by Anne Lamott

From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays...


Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984-1997

by Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune Staff & John Kass

Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago...


Bomb: The Author Interviews

by BOMB Magazine

Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate...


An Innocent Abroad: Life-changing Trips from 35 Great Writers

by John Berendt, Dave Eggers & Richard Ford

More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt,...


Swimming to the Moon

by Robert Drewe

From a floury encounter on a baker’s work table to the art of sitting backwards on chairs, from budgie training to spontaneous human combustion, this collection showcases the nonfiction writing of one of Australia’s...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


Guernica: Annual 2014 #1

by Nick Flynn

A Guernica magazine anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction, poetry and Guernica Daily articles published over the past year.


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...


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”...