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The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

by James Owen & Samantha Wyndham Times Books (November 15, 2018)

Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War.

Much of the correspondence relates to...


Barking with the Big Dogs

by Natalie Babbitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (November 20, 2018)

In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being...


Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Othello by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Book Analysis)

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The End of the End of the Earth

by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing...


The Patch

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book

The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published...


Sightlines

by Kathleen Jamie The Experiment (September 10, 2013)

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places,...


Me, My Hair, and I

by Elizabeth Benedict Algonquin Books (September 29, 2015)

Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny,...


Struck

by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


We Begin in Gladness

by Craig Morgan Teicher Graywolf Press (November 06, 2018)

One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a life

Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly...


Black Like Us

by Devon Carbado Cleis Press (October 01, 2011)

Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction Anthology Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and writers whom readers may be surprised...


We Can't Breathe

by Jabari Asim Picador (October 16, 2018)

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America by critically acclaimed...


Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-apartheid

by Sarah Nuttall Wits University Press (August 01, 2009)

This original book is a much needed and far reaching exploration of post-apartheid South African life worlds. Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence...


Voices of Ghana

by Victoria Ellen Smith James Currey (September 21, 2018)

Ghana's first radio programme of original literature, Singing Net, began in 1955 as part of the development of a national radio station in the years leading to independence in 1957. Its centralaim was to bring...


Impossible Owls

by Brian Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR ART OF THE ESSAY.

One of Amazon, ELLE, Electric Literature and Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2018. Named one of the Best Books...


Life in Culture

by Lionel Trilling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 25, 2018)

A great critic’s quarrels with himself and others, as revealed in his correspondence

In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America’s most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays...


Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

by Ari Ofengenden Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this book Ari Ofengenden examines the ways that Israel’s integration into global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the...


Charm

by Joseph Epstein Lyons Press (October 01, 2018)

Joseph Epstein takes on that most enchanting (and, alas, increasingly rare) of human gifts, charm. “Almost everyone will recognize when he or she is in the presence of charm,” he writes. “Charm is magic...


Marta

by Eliza Orzeszkowa, Stephanie Kraft, Anna Gąsienica Byrcyn & Grażyna J. Kozaczka Ohio University Press (August 07, 2018)

Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873)...


Elkhorn

by Richard Taylor The University Press of Kentucky (August 03, 2018)

When former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor took a job at Kentucky State University in 1975, he purchased a fixer-upper -- in need of a roof, a paint job, city water, and central heating -- that became...


C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: Meditations on Faith, Life, Love and Literature

by Kelly Anne Leahy & Andrea Kirk Assaf William Collins (June 14, 2018)

C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

Novelist, poet, critic, scholar, Christian...


Elvis Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself

by Lewis Grizzard NewSouth Books (August 01, 2011)

The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, gallivanting meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers." About the worst...


I Left My Heart in Shanghi, Alabama

by Carroll Dale Short NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

After Dale Short moved away (reluctantly) from his hometown of Shanghi [sic] in Walker County, Alabama, he wrote home every week -- by means of a newspaper column in The Daily Mountain Eagle, where he held his...


A Private War

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster (October 23, 2018)

Now a major motion picture starring Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan, A Private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war....


Cicero's Philippics and Their Demosthenic Model

by Cecil W. Wooten Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although Cicero's Phillipics are his most mature speeches, they have received little attention as works of oratory. On the other hand, scholars in this century have considered Cicero's attitudes toward and dependence...


The Greensboro Reader

by Robert Watson & Gibbons Ruark The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This volume of distinguished stories and poems brings together a number of writers who have either taught or studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the past thirty years. The fiction...


Dramatist in America

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

From the 1920s through the 1950s Maxwell Anderson was one of the most important playwrights in America. His thirty-three produced plays make him a leader among these playwrights of America's most creative era...


The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (June 19, 2018)

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Hygiene and the Assassin by Amélie Nothomb (Book Analysis)

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Hernani by Victor Hugo (Book Analysis)

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A Dry White Season by André Brink (Book Analysis)

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Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (Book Analysis)

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Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

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I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere by Anna Gavalda (Book Analysis)

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Carmen by Prosper Mérimée (Book Analysis)

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Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti (Book Analysis)

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The Slow Waltz of Turtles by Katherine Pancol (Book Analysis)

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