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Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California's Culture

by Fred Sanders & Jason S. Sexton

Californians Sanders and Sexton assemble leading voices and specialists both from within and without California for engagement with California's influential culture. Leading theologians and cultural critics...


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume I: From the Origins Through the Civil War

by Bob Blaisdell

Ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th century, this compact and inexpensive anthology offers a fascinating overview of early American literature. The authoritative texts are supplemented with informative...


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.


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: From 1865 to 1922

by Bob Blaisdell

At the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century

by Otto Penzler

An unparalleled treasury of American 19th century mystery fiction selected and introduced by Otto Penzler.


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Twenty-One Texas Short Stories

by William Peery

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans-stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century. Authors in this volume: Dillon Anderson Barry Benefield Charles...


Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

by Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark & Chad Hammett

Sam Shepard is arguably America's finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he has written more than forty-five plays, including True...


Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature

by Mark Browning

Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by...


The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland

by William Barillas

The midwestern pastoral is a literary tradition of place and rural experience that celebrates an attachment to land that is mystical as well as practical, based on historical and scientific knowledge as well...


Midland: Poems

by Kwame Dawes

The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland,...


Belonging: Poems

by Dick Davis

There are worlds within our own in which even the smallest victories are hard won, the tender moment is almost unbearable, and the understated rings like a bell. Belonging, a new collection by British poet Dick...


No Second Eden: Poems

by Turner Cassity

If you think that Turner Cassity has mellowed or slowed down since the 1998 release of his selected poems, The Destructive Element, think again. In No Second Eden Cassity is back more Swiftian than ever. Among...


The Trial of Sören Qvist

by Janet Lewis

Originally published in 1947, The Trial of Sören Qvist has been praised by a number of critics for its intriguing plot and Janet Lewis's powerful writing. And in the introduction to this new edition, Swallow...


The Wife of Martin Guerre

by Janet Lewis, Kevin Haworth & Larry Mcmurtry

In this new edition of Janet Lewis’s classic short novel, The Wife of Martin Guerre, Swallow Press executive editor Kevin Haworth writes that Lewis’s story is “a short novel of astonishing depth and resonance,...


The South at Work: Observations from 1904

by William Garrott Brown & Bruce E Baker

In 1904 William Garrott Brown traveled the American South, investigating the region's political, economic, and social conditions. Using the pen name "Stanton," Brown published twenty epistles in the Boston Evening...


Literary Cincinnati: The Missing Chapter

by Dale Patrick Brown

The history of Cincinnati runs much deeper than the stories of hogs that once roamed downtown streets. In addition to hosting the nation's first professional baseball team, the Tall Stacks riverboat celebration,...


The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron

by Janet Lewis

This historical novel is the third and final book in American poet and fiction writer Janet Lewis's Cases of Circumstantial Evidence series, based on legal case studies compiled in the nineteenth century. In...