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The Best American Series: 20 Short Stories and Essays

by Best American Best American Series

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.  This special edition contains selections from the following editions:

The Best American Short...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Collection: Anne Of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Anne Of The Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Collection containing the 6 books telling the life and adventures of Anne Shirley: Anne Of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Anne Of The Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside....


Political Fictions

by Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction...


Francis Scott Fitzgerald Collection: The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Collection containing The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon the best novels of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.


American Authors Reinventing Italy

by Sirpa Salenius

American Authors Reinventing Italy: The Writings of Exceptional Nineteenth-Century Women is a collection of scholarly papers that examine Italy in the writings of such American women as Margaret Fuller, Harriet...


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...


T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition

by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Hazel Atkins & Anderson D. Araujo

Many studies of Eliot's writings have mentioned his religious beliefs, but most have failed to give the topic due weight, and many have misunderstood or misrepresented his faith. T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition...


Conversations with Jay Parini

by Michael Lackey

Jay Parini (b. 1948) is best known for his novel about Leo Tolstoy's last year, The Last Station, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and made into a Hollywood film. But he has also...


Conversations with Ken Kesey

by Scott F. Parker

Ken Kesey (1935-2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that...


Faulkner and Mystery

by Annette Trefzer & Ann J. Abadie

Faulkner and Mystery presents a wide spectrum of compelling arguments about the role and function of mystery in William Faulkner's fiction. Twelve new essays approach the question of what can be known and what...


The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sixteen tales offer insights into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War, recounting the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of relationships between former...


November Boughs

by Walt Whitman

Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary

by Morty Diamond, Shawna Virago & Julia Serano

A ground-breaking anthology exploring radical frontiers of love, sex and relationships within gender-variant experiences


The 40s: The Story of a Decade

by E. B. White & David Remnick

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers...


The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody & Lois Lowry

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


New Border Voices: An Anthology

by Brandon D Shuler, Robert Earl Johnson & Erika Garza-Johnson

When the "counter-canon" itself becomes canonized, it's time to reload. This is the notion that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso...


The Evil Behind the Law, Volume One: What Love Cannot Do, Prayer Will Do

by TCHINDA FABRICE MBUNA

Despite the Pains, Mistakes, and Sorrows, I can still see the American dream with my Foresight burning like a candle light in the dak?, I can still believe the dream with my Insight, that someday, by our Far-Sight...


Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities

by Murphy Pizza

Paganistan - a moniker adapted by the Twin Cities Contemporary Pagan community - is the title of a history and ethnography of a regionally unique, urban, and vibrant community in Minnesota. As the first ever...


Making Callaloo

by Charles Henry Rowell

This important book collects a wide range of fiction and poetry that first appeared in the pages of Callaloo, the premier literary journal devoted to African-diaspora literature and to Black literary and cultural...