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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...


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,...


    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 Elle.com*

    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...


    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...


    New Daughters of Africa

    by Margaret Busby Amistad (May 07, 2019)

    The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing...


    Emeralds of Oz

    by Peter Guzzardi Harper Wave (June 04, 2019)

    In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of Oz

    After...


    Life Is God's Best Gift

    by Sam Chege Amistad (September 10, 2019)

    Following the success of the megabestselling Black Pearls, a collection of 365 African proverbs that illuminate the secret to peace and joy; and inspire the words of Cudjo Lewis in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon....


    Two by Two

    by Eve Babitz Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2018)

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


    Our Canada Our Country Our Stories

    by Our Canada Magazine a Division of Reader's Digest & Gary Gary George Reader's Digest (September 18, 2018)

    An inspirational collection of 125 heartwarming stories of family, bravery, kindness and more from Our Canada magazine submitted and told by Canadians from coast to coast. 

    From Paradise, Newfoundland and...


    I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying

    by Bassey Ikpi Harper Perennial (August 06, 2019)

    A Publishers Weekly Spring Preview Selection

    "We will not think or talk about mental health or normalcy the same after reading this momentous art object moonlighting as a colossal collection of essays.”    ...


    Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

    by Kathleen Collins & Danielle Evans Ecco (February 05, 2019)

    A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2019 FROM

    Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

    A stunning collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant African-American artist and filmmaker

    Relatively...


    The Reckonings

    by Lacy M. Johnson Scribner (October 09, 2018)

    “Unflinching and honest…both timely and timeless” (Houston Chronicle), this extraordinary collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues...


    How to Be Alone

    by Lane Moore Atria Books (November 06, 2018)

    The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

    Lane Moore is a rare performer...


    American Like Me

    by America Ferrera Gallery Books (September 25, 2018)

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of...


    What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

    by Damon Young Ecco (March 26, 2019)

    From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what...


    Bookends

    by Michael Chabon Harper Perennial (January 22, 2019)

    A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon—“one of contemporary literature’s...


    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

    by Sylvia Plath Harper (November 06, 2018)

    "A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

    One of Kirkus’s best...


    Black Enough

    by Renée Watson, Rita Williams-Garcia, Ibi Zoboi & Tracey Baptiste et al. Balzer + Bray (January 08, 2019)

    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about...


    No One Tells You This

    by Glynnis MacNicol Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2018)

    Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can...


    And Yet...: Essays

    by Christopher Hitchens Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

    The seminal, uncollected essays—lauded as “dazzling” (The New York Times Book Review)—by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious...


    A Vision: The Revised 1937 Edition

    by William Butler Yeats, Catherine E. Paul & Margaret Mills Harper Scribner (May 19, 2015)

    A new annotated edition of Yeats’s indispensable, lifelong work of philosophy—a meditation on the connections between the imagination, history, and the metaphysical—this volume reveals the poet’s greatest...


    The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XIII: A Vision: The Original 1925 Version

    by William Butler Yeats, Catherine E. Paul & Margaret Mills Harper Scribner (February 12, 2013)

    The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XIII: A Vision is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J. Finneran...


    The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IV: Early Essays

    by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein Scribner (March 06, 2007)

    The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes...


    Dead Girls

    by Alice Bolin William Morrow Paperbacks (June 26, 2018)

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

    An Edgar Award nominee for best critical / biographical

    Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and...


    The Times Great Letters: A century of notable correspondence

    by James Owen Times Books (October 05, 2017)

    The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

    As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers,...


    Screen Tests

    by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

    A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer, on fame and failure, aging and art, from the acclaimed author of Heroines,...


    Up Up, Down Down

    by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

    In the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Foster Wallace, Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down “is an always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent essay collection” (Anthony Doerr,...


    It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    by Neil Gaiman, Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates & Mary Higgins Clark et al. Atria Books (January 16, 2018)

    A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories on what it means to be an American from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author...


    The Nobel Lecture

    by Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

    Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

    On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the...


    What to Read and Why

    by Francine Prose Harper (July 03, 2018)

    In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage...


    This Will Be My Undoing

    by Morgan Jerkins Harper Perennial (January 30, 2018)

    From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism...


    True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness

    by Christine Lahti Harper Wave (April 03, 2018)

    A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award–winning actress and director Christine Lahti.

    For decades, actress...


    The Misfit's Manifesto

    by Lidia Yuknavitch Simon & Schuster/ TED (October 24, 2017)

    A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path.

    A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly,...


    Split

    by Lee Kofman Ventura Press (May 20, 2019)

    In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia’s most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking...


    Cuba on the Verge

    by Leila Guerriero Ecco (December 05, 2017)

    Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation—from inside and out

    Change looms in Cuba.

    Just ninety miles from United States shores...


    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

    by Sylvia Plath Harper (October 17, 2017)

    A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen.

    One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues...


    Montaigne in Barn Boots

    by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

    The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

    "The journey began on a...


    The Bibliophile's Devotional

    by Hallie Ephron Adams Media (September 18, 2009)

    What better way to start a day than with inspiration from a literary classic? Now you can do just that. In this book, praised author and critic Hallie Ephron delivers a daily dose of literary knowledge.

    A brilliant...


    The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

    by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

    From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

    In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


    A Classical Tibetan Reader

    by Yael Bentor Wisdom Publications (November 18, 2014)

    A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections...


    Wild Things

    by Bruce Handy Simon & Schuster (August 15, 2017)

    An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” (The New York Times Book Review)—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and...