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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)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of BBC Culture, Lit Hub, O, the Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times's Books to Read this February

“One of the premier narrative non-fiction writers of her...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...


by Kathleen Jamie The Experiment (September 10, 2013)

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places,...

Me, My Hair, and I

by Elizabeth Benedict Algonquin Books (September 29, 2015)

Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny,...

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

by Peter Degerman, Anna-Karin Jonasson, Reinhard Hennig & Beatrice G. Reed et al. Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

Many contemporary environmental risks and global environmental changes occurring today are unprecedented in the history of human life on earth. However, the images and narratives through which humans relate...

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...

Best Sex Writing of the Year

by Jon Pressick Cleis Press (March 17, 2015)

This exciting 2015 volume of Best Sex Writing features a number of significant bloggers and some of the most important stories of the past two years. Alexandria Goddard is the blogger who made the important...

Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (January 17, 2012)

In Best Sex Writing 2012, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and judge Susie Bright collect the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise...

Repeal the 8th

by Una Mullally, Louise O'Neill, Anne Enright & Lisa McInerney et al. Unbound (April 05, 2018)

Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection...

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...

Selected Essays

by Walter Pater & Alex Wong Carcanet Classics (September 27, 2018)

Famed for his singular prose style as much as for his controversial aestheticist principles, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was one of the great essayists in a century of great essayistic writing. His first book,...

Impossible Owls

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


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


by Joseph Epstein Lyons Press (October 01, 2018)

Joseph Epstein takes on that most enchanting (and, alas, increasingly rare) of human gifts, charm. “Almost everyone will recognize when he or she is in the presence of charm,” he writes. “Charm is magic...


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...

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...

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’...

    Near-Death Experiences . . . and Others

    by Robert Gottlieb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

    A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century

    This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s...

    Tonight I'm Someone Else

    by Chelsea Hodson Henry Holt and Co. (June 05, 2018)

    "I had a real romance with this book." —Miranda July

    A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in...

    Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies

    by Kei Miller Peepal Tree Press (December 09, 2015)

    The conviction that telling and collecting stories is the most powerful means to revelation is the driving force behind these essays from celebrated poet and novelist Kei Miller. The pages of the book are filled...

    Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

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


    Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

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


    Mount London

    by Tom Chivers & Martin Kratz Penned in the Margins (March 03, 2016)

    An invisible mountain rises above the streets of London. At over 1,400 metres it's Britain's highest peak. This ingenious book is an account of the ascent of Mount London by writers, poets and urban cartographers,...

    Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton

    by Alexander Hamilton Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

    The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements

    Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of...

    Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

    by Kevin Haworth & Dinty W. Moore Ohio University Press (February 01, 2011)

    Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers...

    The Reckonings

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

    This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution....

    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)

    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 growing up between cultures.


    The Ink Trade

    by Anthony Burgess & Will Carr Lives and Letters (May 31, 2018)

    ‘The title of journalist is probably very noble, but I lay no real claim to it. I am, I think, a novelist and a musical composer manqué: I make no other pretensions …’ Anthony Burgess

    Despite his modest...

    I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

    by A. D. Jameson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2018)

    "Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." —Lawrence Kasdan,...

    The Ideal of Culture

    by Joseph Epstein Axios Press (May 01, 2018)

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody’s list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define...

    Argumentative Essay (Speedy Study Guides)

    by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (April 24, 2015)

    Persuade your readers to take your side of the argument by learning to craft strong argumentative essays exploding with well-picked information. This quick study guide will help you become more effective at...

    Acid West

    by Joshua Wheeler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

    A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country’s underbelly

    Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler’s great...

    Things That Helped

    by Jessica Friedmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

    Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

    Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...

    Look Alive Out There

    by Sloane Crosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

    Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

    From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...

    Landscape to Light

    by Neil Gunn, Alistair McCleery & Dairmid Gunn Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

    Although Neil M. Gunn is well-known as one of Scotland's foremost writers of the 20th century, he is less well-known as a perceptive and meditative essayist who wrote on a variety of. In this collection the...

    More Than True

    by Robert Bly Henry Holt and Co. (March 27, 2018)

    National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human...

    Water and Life

    by Alistair McCleery Whittles Publishing (November 04, 2016)

    Water and Life pursues the goal of the previous volume, Nation and Nationalism, to bridge the often ivory-tower concerns of academic critics and the interest of a wider public in the works and thought of Neil...

    Nation and Nationalism

    by Alistair McCleery Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

    Neil M. Gunn (1891–1973) has been widely recognized as the most important novelist of the twentieth-century Scottish Literary Renaissance. Most of his novels are still in print and they continue to find in...

    Belief in Ourselves

    by Neil Gunn Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

    Neil M Gunn (1892 – 1973), one of Scotland’s most distinguished and highly regarded novelists of the 20th century, was a prolific writer. While he is best known for his fictional work Gunn was also a perceptive...

    Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005

    by Luc Sante Yeti Publishing (September 18, 2007)

    In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and inventive essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be not only one of our pre-eminent stylists, but also a critic of uncommon power and range. He is “one of the...

    Journey to the Interior: American Versions of Haibun

    by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1998)

    This collection of American poetry done in the Japanese Haibun style is a wonderful addition for any lover of haiku or other eloquent poetry styles.

    Haibun is a beautiful Japanese form of autobiographical poetic...

    How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

    by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (March 15, 2002)

    This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises.

    It also offers an introduction to related...