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The Art of Description

by Mark Doty

"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings...

Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...

The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...

Communicating Across Cultures: A Coursebook on Interpreting and Translating in Public Services and Institutions

by Carmen Valero-Garcés

This book is a manual addressing the task of interpreting and translating. It is directed towards those who serve as liaisons between immigrant communities, visitors, or foreigners, and at professionals in public...

The Write Track: How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer in Canada Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Betty Jane Wylie

A personal and practical look at Wylies freelance experience, recounting how she made it from uncertainty to confidence as a veteran writer.

Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon

by Rella Israly Cohn

This is a lexicon of Yiddish given names, preceded by four chapters of material that explains the lexical conventions, the historical environment, and the research applicable to this subject.

The Art of Intimacy

by Stacey D'Erasmo

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below

"What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us? And how do we, as writers,...

How to Publish, Promote, & Sell Your Own Book

by Robert Lawrence Holt

Robert Holt, himself the successful author of four self-published books, now shares his knowledge and savvy with other would-be author-publishers in this step-by-step guide to every aspect of self-publishing....

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback

by Becky Levine

Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers

Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But,...

Write Your Book! Publish Your Book! Market Your Book!

by Blythe Ayne

Writers are no longer constrained by a narrow, subjective, bottleneck in the river of publication, commandeered by a handful of people determining if our work will ever see the light of day. 

As indie authors,...

Words We Use

by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe’s column Words We Use was a feature of The Irish Times for many years. This collection of his most memorable contributions, by turns witty and sympathetic, wears its prodigious learning...

Thoughts for All Occasions

by Michael Lipsey

In the classic tradition of Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Johnson, and H.L. Mencken, here is a thoughtful, reflective book of distilled wisdom—epigrams. Webster's dictionary defines an epigram as...

Proverbs in Irish

by Garry Bannister

Proverbs are like people – they can be humorous, sad, old, young, even have their own offspring. But they can also tell us a great deal about the time, the place and the culture that created them. Proverbs...

Dictionary Of Latin Literature

by James H. Mantinband

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides...

Dictionary of Spanish Literature

by Ph. D Newmark

The primary aim of the Dictionary of Spanish Literature is to serve as a convenient reference work for American students of Spanish and Spanish American literature. The treatment is concise, factual and objective,...

Dictionary of Linguistics

by Mario Pei & Frank Gaynor

Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations,...

Words We Don't Use: (Much Anymore)

by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe's column Words We Use has been a feature of The Irish Times over many years and has formed a critically acclaimed book of the same name. Now Words We Don't Use (much anymore) is a highly...

Home Ground

by Barry Lopez & Debra Gwartney

Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream,...

The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades K-5

by Felicia Durden

Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!

Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English...

Grammar 101

by Kathleen Sears

Learn the rules of the English language with this easy and engaging style guide.

Grammar is complicated. But many textbooks and style guides are often so long and tedious that even English teachers use them as...