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Piano in the Vineyard

by Jean Janzen Good Books (September 25, 2004)

          Once again, Jean Janzen writes mighty poems, finding those heart-stopping human moments for which there is no adequate language. Janzen, a National Endowment for the Arts winner, begins this...


Literary Libations

by Amira K. Makansi Skyhorse (September 04, 2018)

The definitive guide to pairing two of the world's most beloved pastimes: reading and drinking.

A bubbly, boozy French 75 with The Great Gatsby. Trappist beer with Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Old vine...


Literary Miscellany

by Alex Palmer Skyhorse (October 27, 2010)

Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall as the great writers took pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? While reading this work, you’ll be just that. Here are behind-the-book stories and facts about...


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,...


The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon

by Liu Zhenyun, Sylvia Li-chun Lin & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (August 04, 2015)

The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the...


I Did Not Kill My Husband

by Liu Zhenyun, Sylvia Li-chun Lin & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (October 14, 2014)

Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their second child. Happy news? Not in China, with its one-child policy. It is a crime. What is she to do? Her only option is divorcing before the second child...


The Monkey Grammarian

by Octavio Paz, Helen R. Lane & Ilan Stavans Arcade (July 04, 2017)

Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book...


The Complete Fables of La Fontaine

by Jean de La Fontaine, Edward Sorel & Craig Hill Arcade (September 15, 2011)

In this wonderful, vigorously contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de la Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated...


Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition)

by Wesley Van Tassel Allworth (October 23, 2018)

“A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries.” —Library Journal

Clues to Acting Shakespeare has...


Sarah Palin's Expert Guide to Good Grammar

by Jenny Baranick Skyhorse (March 07, 2017)

A hilarious, informative guide to language and grammar inspired by America’s favorite maverick.

It would seem to go without saying that a strong understanding of how to use language properly and effectively...


Narratives of Environmental Challenges in Brazil and India

by Murali Sivaramakrishnan, Zelia M. Bora, V. Arivudai Nambi & Carmen Escobedo de Tapia et al. Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Narratives of Environmental Challenges in Brazil and India: Losing Nature, edited by Zelia Bora and Murali Sivaramakrishnan, contextualizes the two subcontinents of India and Brazil and closely examines environmental...