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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,...


Phone Home Berlin: Collected Non-Fiction

by Nigel Cox

This provocative collection contains pieces both older and previously unpublished from the author's 20 year career. Readers will especially value the new material, pulled from his journalistic pieces written...


A Literary Education and Other Essays

by Joseph Epstein

Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality...


Women Change the World

by Michelle Patterson

Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women—from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals—on women’s unique contributions...


Letters on England

by Voltaire

Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider,...


But Enough About You: Essays

by Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful.

In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis,...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun

by Lu Xun

The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate...


Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

by Lu Xun

A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing,...


Swiftly Sterneward: Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New

by W. B. Gerard

This collection of thirteen essays is in honor of the distinguished scholarly career of Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida. The first eight essays offer various critical perspectives...


Intentions

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of the Victorian era. He was also a notorious supporter of the decadence and aesthetic movements, eventually jailed for having a young male lover. His name...


Limber

by Angela Pelster

Startling, lyrical essay collection focused on trees. Moves from author’s childhood in rural Canada to Niger, the Philippines, and Greece.


Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion That Will Change Your Life.

by Elizabeth Bryan & Angela Daffron

Soul Models is a collection of stories proving that, when we use our challenges to fuel actions that make a difference for others, we feel valued, discover our purpose, and live happier, healthier lives.

This...


Phoning Home: Essays

by Jacob M. Appel

A collection of short personal essays on complex issues that range from humorous to poignant


The Keillor Reader

by Garrison Keillor

Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon

When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer,...


The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear

by Paul Loeb

In a difficult time, our most eloquent writers offer words of inspiration and hope


The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

by Colson Whitehead

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”

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The Informed Air: Essays

by Muriel Spark

Together for the first time in one sparkling, delicious volume, here are the greatest essays of Muriel Spark A fantastic essayist, the inimitable Muriel Spark addresses here the writing life; love; cats; favorite...


When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood

by Brian Gresko

From some of today's most critically acclaimed writers-including Dennis Lehane, Justin Cronin, Andre Dubus III, and Benjamin Percy-comes a rich collection of essays on what it means to be a dad.

Becoming a...


Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief

by Jeff Sharlet

Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier’s bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose...