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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...


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...


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...


Impossible Owls

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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of Buzzfeed's Best Books of Fall 2018, one of the Best Books of October by TIME, The Millions, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and one of ELLE's Best Books of 2018

“Hilarious, nimble, and...


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...


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...


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)

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

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Hernani by Victor Hugo (Book Analysis)

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

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A Dry White Season by André Brink (Book Analysis)

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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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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Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (June 11, 2018)

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The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle (Book Analysis)

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The Safe House by Christophe Boltanski (Book Analysis)

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas (Book Analysis)

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Don't Worry, Life Is Easy by Agnès Martin-Lugand (Book Analysis)

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (Book Analysis)

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The Sea by John Banville (Book Analysis)

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Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee (Book Analysis)

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Book Analysis)

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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Book Analysis)

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Book Analysis)

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (June 11, 2018)

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Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima (Book Analysis)

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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Book Analysis)

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Book Analysis)

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (Book Analysis)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Book Analysis)

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The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela (Book Analysis)

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The Kites by Romain Gary (Book Analysis)

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Where Would I Be Without You? by Guillaume Musso (Book Analysis)

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95 Pounds of Hope by Anna Gavalda (Book Analysis)

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Aura by Carlos Fuentes (Book Analysis)

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The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol (Book Analysis)

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Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas (Book Analysis)

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (May 30, 2018)

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Paperback LA Book 1

by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (May 01, 2018)

  • Debut of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of LA

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

  • Frank Norris and American Naturalism

    by Donald Pizer Anthem Press (May 30, 2018)

    ‘Frank Norris and American Naturalism’ brings together in one volume Donald Pizer’s lifelong exploration of Frank Norris’s work, ranging from his 1955 discussion of point of view in ‘The Octopus’...


    The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

    by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

    Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...