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The Personals

by Brian O’Connell HarperCollins (October 03, 2019)

The Personals reveals how classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online – they can be a treasure trove of fascinating human stories; stories of love, loss, loneliness, redemption...

Something to Declare

by Julia Alvarez Algonquin Books (August 01, 1998)

“Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what  it means to be a Latina in the United States,  bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times


In the Shadow of King Saul

by Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press (August 28, 2018)

MAJOR WRITER ON MAJOR WRITERS: In the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates expressed her admiration for her equally prolific contemporary: ?Among [Jerome] Charyn?s writerly gifts is a dazzling energy....

The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

by Danielle Ofri & Sherwin B. Nuland Bellevue Literary Press (February 01, 2008)

The Best of the BLR will include pieces by Rick Moody, David Lehman, Abraham Verghese, Floyd Skloot, Julia Alvarez, Rafael Campo, Rachel Hadas, Caroline Leavitt, Hollis Seamon, David Watts, Alicia Ostriker,...

The Fevers of Reason

by Gerald Weissmann Bellevue Literary Press (March 13, 2018)

“Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition.” —Los Angeles Times

“[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer.” —New Yorker


My Caesarean

by Amanda Fields & Rachel Moritz The Experiment (April 30, 2019)

Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth

“No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way—albeit more convenient way—of giving...

Rabash--The Social Writings

by Rabbi Baruch Ashlag Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah (August 01, 2011)

Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (Rabash), a student of his father, Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar, played a remarkable role in the history of Kabbalah....

Essays in Biography

by Joseph Epstein Axios Press (September 14, 2012)

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...

Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes

by Douglas E. Cowan University of California Press (February 26, 2019)

Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write...

Common People

by Kit de Waal, Louise Doughty, Lisa McInerney & Cathy Rentzenbrink et al. Unbound (May 01, 2019)

Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.

Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in...

Revelations: The Best Poetry of Jean Arthur Jones Over The Years

by Jean Arthur Jones & Bruce Whealton (February 21, 2013)

This collection of 44 poems, by Jean Arthur Jones, is edited and published by Bruce Whealton. It reflects the editor's personal impression of what are the best poems of the many that have been written by Mr....

Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors

by Shlomit Editor Kriger Soul Inscriptions Press (September 25, 2013)

Imagine sitting across from a member of the German Secret State Police and negotiating with him to allow for the release of Jewish youngsters and for the establishment of a Jewish school. What can a teenager...

Boone's Dock Review 1.1

by Boone's Dock Press & Nancy Scuri Boone's Dock Press LLC (February 21, 2013)

The first e-issue of Boone's Dock Review is a collection of short fiction by new talent on the literary scene, edited by Nancy Scuri. Authors in this issue include Brian Callaghan, Bobby Kvrgic, Anna Falcone,...

Japanese Fairy Tales: Illustrated Edition

by Yei Theodora Ozaki (March 10, 2013)

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: " telling them I have also...

Boone's Dock Review 1.2

by Various Boone's Authors & Anthony Sovak Boone's Dock Press LLC (February 21, 2013)

Boone's Dock Review (1.2) is a literary review including short stories and poetry from various authors. The Spring 2012 issue brings together experimental and traditional talent from across the United States....

Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life

by Dennis Tedlock (February 21, 2013)

Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation is not only the most important text in the native language of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds...

We've Been Here All Along: Autistics Over 35 Speak Out in Poetry and Prose

by Rachel Inc. Cohen-Rottenberg Rachel B. Cohen-Rottenberg (February 21, 2013)

This new anthology showcases the work of autistic writers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

When I Am Older

by A Collection by Young Authors & Sylvain Fortier Domnizelles Publications Inc. (February 09, 2014)

Childhood dreams and beliefs are sometimes forgotten, but they are always real.

What were yours? What are yours?

Here is an sample of what our authors had to share:

When I am older, I want to be a great dad, like...

Forays of the Heart

by Keysar Trad (March 22, 2013)

This small book renders the forays of the human heart into poetic journeys. The journeys of a serious man who has dedicated his life to help humanity, and the distractions of love that come his way. The poems...

Rita Royale 2 (The Beach House)

by Terry Jd Anderson (February 21, 2013)

Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The year 2021. Major Royale has been posted to Sidney as the new Liaison Officer, as the war for Canada slowly winds down.

Although the war may have been won, the battles continue....

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum (March 14, 2013)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, timeless childrens classic by L. Frank Baum now available with incredible illustrations by Christian J. Meesey.

I-Tombs & Coffins In the Cloud

by Bala Subramanian (October 02, 2015)

Your handbook to immortality

The Tales of an Enchanted Twelve

by H.L. Jd Dowless (January 10, 2013)

This work is a collection of twelve fantasy/horror short stories, like few that are written this day and time. Read at your own risk!

Password: SeniorMoment

by Patricia Inc. Bunin & Kent Shocknek Star Creek Entertainment (February 21, 2013)

"Password: SeniorMoment" is based on Patricia Bunin's weekly "Senior Moments" column published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Redlands Daily Facts, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino...

For the Love of Books

by Graham Tarrant Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?...

  • Letters to President Obama

    by Josephine A.V. Allen, Donald R. Deskins, Sherman Puckett & Hanes Walton Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

    This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans...

    Jane Austen on Love and Romance

    by Jane Austen & Constance Moore Skyhorse (November 07, 2011)

    Jane Austen left an indelible mark on the world of literature. Her novels set a benchmark for her era and have entranced readers ever since. In Jane Austen on Love and Romance, Constance Moore proves how well...

    Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett

    by Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson & Elizabeth Knowlson Arcade (January 02, 2014)

    In life, Beckett was notoriously reticent, preferring to let his work speak for itself. In the first half of this collection, he reveals many of his inner thoughts and honest opinions about his life, writing,...

    The Monkey Grammarian

    by Octavio Paz, Helen R. Lane & Ilan Stavans Arcade (July 04, 2017)

    Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book...

    In Other Words

    by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

    A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

    Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...

    Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...

    Robert Browning on Love

    by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 09, 2016)

    The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.

    The beginning of their...

    Celtic Fairy Tales

    by Joseph Jacobs & John D. Batten Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

    Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, “both the best, and the best known folk-tales of...

    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC

    by Rowland, Tim Skyhorse (March 20, 2018)

    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC is a collection of wild but true tales about our nation’s capital. Starting in the early days of the republic and reaching into modern times, the book recounts...

    What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

    by Michele Filgate Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2019)

    *Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and*

    Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us,...

    Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

    by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks et al. Scribner (July 23, 2019)

    “Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” —The Washington Post

    Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's...

    Rebel Rebel

    by Chris Sullivan Unbound Digital (November 08, 2018)

    Fed up with blandness? Bored rigid by the dull clock-punchers you work with? Sick of towing the line? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Rebel, Rebel is the book for you. It’s a compendium...

    Paperback L.A. Book 2

    by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (October 30, 2018)

  • The second of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of L.A.

  • Editor is respected as a former magazine editor and communications chief for a prominent social-justice nonprofit...

  • Victims of a Map

    by Abdullah al-Udhari Saqi Books (June 16, 2005)

    Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim and Adonis are amongst the leading poets in the Arab world today.

    Victims of a Map presents some of their finest work in translation, alongside the original Arabic, including thirteen...

    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...


    by Dan Fox Fitzcarraldo Editions (October 01, 2018)

    In a world that demands faith in progress and growth, Limbo is a companion for the stuck, the isolated, delayed, stranded and those in the dark. Fusing memoir with a meditation on creative block and a cultural...

    The Wrong Country

    by Gerald Dawe Irish Academic Press (June 05, 2018)

    This engaging, personal chronicle by Irish poet Gerald Dawe explores the lives and times of leading Irish writers, including W.B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett and Stewart Parker, alongside lesser-known...

    Odessa Stories

    by Isaac Babel & Boris Dralyuk Pushkin Press (November 01, 2018)

    A new mass-market edition of the acclaimed stories of violence, crime and sex

    ’One of those “where have you been all my life?” books’

    Nick Lezard, Guardian

    In the city of Odessa, the lawless streets hide...

    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Decline and Fall with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh, which begins with...

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

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Down and Out in Paris and London with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Down and Out in Paris and London by...

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

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of The Handmaid’s Tale with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which...

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Never Let Me Go with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel...

    Othello by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Othello with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Othello by William Shakespeare, which recounts the tragic downfall...

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

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of The Tell-Tale Heart with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, one of...

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

    by Bright Summaries (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to...