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A Desert Harvest

by Bruce Berger & Colum Mccann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2019)

A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s...


Nobody's Looking at You

by Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

"Malcolm is always worth reading; it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article." --Phillip Lopate, TLS

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of...


The Collected Schizophrenias

by Esmé Weijun Wang Graywolf Press (February 05, 2019)

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with...


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)

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

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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...


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...


We Can't Breathe

by Jabari Asim Picador (October 16, 2018)

A Finalist 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...


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


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...


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)

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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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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)

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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)

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

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