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Penned In: A collection of Literary creations from both sides of the fence

by Andrea P L Winterbottom, I.M. GreNada & Peter Williams

"Penned In" is a literary jewel with poems and stories from voices on both sides of the fence. Creative writing teachers, volunteer teachers and inmates at a medium-security Fraser Valley correctional institute...


Dunedin: The City in Literature

by Christine Johnston

This rich collection is a delight from beginning to end and will satisfy the most demanding reader.


Auckland: The City in Literature

by Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera has skilfully constructed a literary map of the City of Sails: whether you are a tourist or a resident, an enjoyable journey is guaranteed.


Christchurch: The City in Literature

by Anna Rogers

For this wide-ranging anthology, Anna Rogers has selected poetry, prose and fiction that both celebrates and gently satirises the city on the Avon.


Wellington: The City in Literature

by Kate Camp

In this impressive collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs, Kate Camp captures the character of a unique city. Wellington is 'like a beautiful, moody lover,' Kate Camp says in...


White Girls

by Hilton Als

White Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women fourteen years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music...


A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)

by Percival Everett & James Kincaid

Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.


Text to Tradition: The  Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

by Deven M. Patel

Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces...


Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives

by Elizabeth Benedict

Edited and with a contribution by Elizabeth Benedict, thirty of today's brightest literary lights turn their attention to the question of mentorship and influence.

For Denis Johnson, it was Leonard Gardner's...


Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage

by Elaine Orbach, Jerry Orbach & Sam Waterston

Every morning for the thirteen years he was on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife a short love poem and placed it next to her coffee cup before he left for work.

Over the years Jerry wrote hundreds of...


Entered from the Sun

by George Garrett

Completing his masterful trilogy of novels set in Elizabethan England, Garrett again applies distinguished literary skills to spin a tale dark with deception and metaphysical questions but teeming with sensuous...


The Succession

by George Garrett

“This is surely the best historical novel in many years,” wrote Peter S. Prescott in Newsweek about Death of the Fox, George Garrett’s unparalleled reentry, into the heart of the English Renaissance. His...


Death of the Fox: a novel about Ralegh

by George Garrett

"I have read Death of the Fox," writes O. B. Hardison, Director of The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., "and feel that I have probably participated at the inception of a major literary event....


Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature

by John Branscum & Wayne Thomas

Anthology of contemporary Appalachian literature travels through housing projects, forest-stripped ravines, and trailer high-rises, exploring Appalachia's vibrant migrant tradition.


Writing Past Dark

by Bonnie Friedman

The first book for writers that explores the emotional side of writing--dealing with everything from envy to guilt to the dreaded writer's block.


Earth Songs, Moon Dreams

by Patricia Janis Broder

Earth Songs, Moon Dreams: Paintings by American Indian Women is a celebration of the contributions of Native American women to America's cultural heritage. Focusing on both traditional and modern art and offering...


Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the 'Norman' Peripheries of Medieval Europe

by Stefan Burkhardt & Thomas Foerster

The essays in this volume look at questions of Norman traditions in some of the peripheral Norman dominions. Divided into two sections, the volume begins with eight chapters focusing on Norman Sicily. These...


Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing

by Mick Farren

"You cannot believe a word Mick Farren tells you!” John Lydon A literary life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry and more. Mick Farren has spent more than...


Writings On Hashish And Alcohol: Charles Baudelaire

by Charles Baudelaire

In the 1840s, Charles Baudelaire was a regular member of the infamous Club des Hashischins ("Club of the Hashish-Eaters"), a Parisian literary group dedicated to the exploration of altered states of consciousness,...


Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes

by Jaime Clarke & Ally Sheedy

No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful...