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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...


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...


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...


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 Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


Patchwork

by Bobbie Ann Mason & George Saunders The University Press of Kentucky (April 30, 2018)

Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a "literary phenomenon." Anne Tyler hailed Mason as "a full-fledged master of the short...


J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

by Josef Benson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

Since its publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has been a cultural phenomenon, not only as an assigned text for English courses, but as a touchstone for generations of alienated youth. As the focus of...


American Literature (Speedy Study Guides)

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (January 24, 2015)

Many students can benefit by referring to a study guide when they are taking classes in American Literature. A study guide will help student differentiate the many author and themes associated with this type...


Yin & Yang: A Taste of Black on White

by Razzy White Speedy Publishing Books (December 19, 2014)

It can be really hard to find the right person to settle down with. People have sex with each other all the time yet there is always that special someone who makes the difference makes you want to make the decision...


Trapeze

by Anais Nin, Paul Herron & Benjamin Franklin V Swallow Press (May 15, 2017)

Anaïs Nin made her reputation through publication of her edited diaries and the carefully constructed persona they presented. It was not until decades later, when the diaries were published in their unexpurgated...


Edgar Allan Poe

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the...


Conversations with Michael Chabon

by Brannon Costello University Press of Mississippi (April 17, 2015)

Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b. 1963) has become one of contemporary literature’s most acclaimed novelists by pursuing his singular...


A Literary History of Mississippi

by Lorie Watkins University Press of Mississippi (May 31, 2017)

With contributions by:

Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O�Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson,...


Sacred Fire: The Qbr 100 Essential Black Books

by Charles Johnson, Angeli R. Rasbury, Max Rodriguez & Carol Taylor Wiley (January 18, 1999)

"QBR's evolving canon is a splendid way to begin honoring black artists." -Charles Johnson, from the Foreword

"From critiques of W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America to Alex Haley's Roots to Langston...


More Political Babble: The Dumbest Things Politicians Ever Said

by David Olive & Barry Blitt Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"I was dramatically shaped by my grandmother and my aunts because they convinced me there was always a cookie available. Deep down inside I'm four years old, and I wake up and think out there, there's a cookie....


Seven Poets, Four Days, One Book

by Dean Young, Christopher Merrill, Marvin Bell & Tomaz Salamun et al. Trinity University Press (April 15, 2011)

Lauded poet Christopher Merrill hatched a brilliant plan: invite six other poets to join him in four days of writing in Iowa City. The poets would write for 30 minutes, creating a poem of 15 lines, and then...


Dark City Lights: New York Stories

by Lawrence Block Three Rooms Press (April 28, 2015)

Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three...


Death and Taxes

by Tony Kushner Theatre Communications Group (December 01, 1998)

Tony Kushner: "This is an odd assemblage of plays, for which gathering-together there is no overarching thematic justification. Because several of the plays deal with death, and one of the death-plays deals...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II

by Thornton Wilder Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


Five Plays

by Michael Weller Theatre Communications Group (December 01, 1997)

“It’s hard to think of a writer who knows his generation better than Michael Weller.” —Frank Rich, New York Times Michael Weller’s early work chronicled American culture as it was taken apart and reformed...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


Bengal Lights

by C.P. Heiser & David Shook The Unnamed Press (March 11, 2015)

A special edition of Bengal Lights, Bangladesh's leading English language literary journal, guest-edited by the editors of the Unnamed Press and Phoneme Media. A liberal exploration of the concept of “the guest”...


Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature

by John Branscum & Wayne Thomas Sarabande Books (November 15, 2013)

Anthology of contemporary Appalachian literature travels through housing projects, forest-stripped ravines, and trailer high-rises, exploring Appalachia's vibrant migrant tradition.


Let Me Clear My Throat: Essays

by Elena Passarello Sarabande Books (October 09, 2012)

A rollicking, wide-reaching annotated soundtrack of pop stars, phone psychics, Elvis impersonators, and other marvels of the human voice.


Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition

by Patricia O'Sullivan, Victoria Patterson, Jervey Tervalon & David Ebershoff et al. Prospect Park Books (April 12, 2013)

Short stories, essays and poems from the talented writers who live in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains.


The Magazine Articles of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Dancing Unicorn Books (May 07, 2017)

Collected here are both of Frederick Douglass' magazine articles: "My Escape from Slavery," and "Reconstruction," as well as his address "The Hypocrisy of American Slavery." These pieces show Douglass at his...


For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough

by Keith Boykin Querelle Press (August 23, 2012)

New York Times bestselling author and CNBC commenter Keith Boykin expands on the "It Gets Better" project by bringing together 25 essays by men of color on the topic of surviving growing up gay. In 1974, playwright...


Audacity

by Barack Obama HijezGlobal (March 02, 2017)

"We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it."

---Barack Obama

 

Few political careers and presidencies have been more defined by speeches than Barack Obama’s. This book is a collection of Barack...


God Doesn't Love Us All the Same

by Nina Guilbeau Juania Books (May 15, 2014)

Book Club Fiction- Janine Harris never really thought about homeless people. She barely even notices them as she passes them by on her way to work in downtown Washington D.C. All Janine can focus on is the shambles...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine Hawthorne Books (March 01, 2011)

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


Icon

by Amy Scholder, Justin Vivian Bond, Rick Moody & Kate Zambreno et al. The Feminist Press at CUNY (September 15, 2014)

Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager? Whose record did you wear out? Whose life story could you not resist? Fascination works in mysterious ways—it can be born out of inspiration, or repulsion, or both....


CLEP® American Literature Book + Online

by Jacob Stratman Research & Education Association (November 01, 2016)

Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® American Literature

Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve.

CLEP® is the most popular credit-by-examination program in...


The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe & W. Heath Robinson Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

The importance of Edgar Allan Poe to literary history can hardly be exaggerated; his genius and originality, both in terms of language and technique, influenced the French Symbolists of the late 19th century...


Selected Short Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

A key figure in the development of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is best remembered as the author of The Scarlet Letter. The New England native also wrote scores of short stories, many...


Great Love Stories

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, Anthony Trollope, and Giovanni Verga. In addition to new translations,...


The Road

by Jack London Dover Publications (October 03, 2016)

"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because —...


The Stuff of Dreams

by Edward Lucas White & S. T. Joshi Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

This original compilation presents chilling tales of terror by an unjustly neglected author. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe as well as his own vivid nightmares, Edward Lucas White (1866–1934) weaves...


Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...


Chicago Stories

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard...


American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected...


The Coquette: or, The History of Eliza Wharton

by Hannah Webster Foster Dover Publications (July 13, 2015)

The demise of a respectable but unloved fiancé introduces a sudden and intoxicating freedom into Eliza Wharton's life. Two new beaus vie for her attention: Reverend Boyer, a staid and proper clergyman, and...


G. K. Chesterton Quotes

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person," declared the philosopher and wit G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936). The extent and variety...


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the...


Book of African-American Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver,...


Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain & Caroline Thomas Harnsberger Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics,...


Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This brilliant anthology includes 6 of Fitzgerald's most popular stories: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," the title tale, "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "The Jelly Bean," and "May Day."


All-Time Favorite Cowboy Stories

by Rochelle Kronzek Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Cattle rustlers, outlaws, and other desperadoes await you in this bronco-busting anthology of 19 cowboy tales set in the Old West. The roundup includes stories by such favorites as Zane Grey, O. Henry, Frederic...