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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 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...


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...


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...


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

The second volume in the...


A Private War

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster (October 23, 2018)

Now a major motion picture starring Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan, A Private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war....


Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

by Colm Toibin Scribner (October 23, 2018)

From Colm Tóibín, the formidable award-winning author of The Master and Brooklyn, an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture, history, and literature told through the lives and work of three men—William...


We Can't Breathe

by Jabari Asim Picador (October 16, 2018)

Longlisted 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...


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....


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


Charm

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...


Struck

by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


Indigenous Cosmolectics

by Gloria Elizabeth Chacón The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

Latin America's Indigenous writers have long labored under the limits of colonialism, but in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, they have constructed a literary corpus that moves them beyond those...


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...


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.

America...


Voices of Ghana

by Victoria Ellen Smith James Currey (September 21, 2018)

Ghana's first radio programme of original literature, Singing Net, began in 1955 as part of the development of a national radio station in the years leading to independence in 1957. Its centralaim was to bring...


Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

by Ari Ofengenden Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this book Ari Ofengenden examines the ways that Israel’s integration into global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the...


How Are You Going to Save Yourself

by Jm Holmes Little, Brown and Company (August 21, 2018)

An interconnected story collection about four young men struggling to liberate themselves from the burden of being black and male in America-- the arrival of an explosive new voice.

Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio,...


Marta

by Eliza Orzeszkowa, Stephanie Kraft, Anna Gąsienica Byrcyn & Grażyna J. Kozaczka Ohio University Press (August 07, 2018)

Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873)...


Elkhorn

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...


Cicero's Philippics and Their Demosthenic Model

by Cecil W. Wooten Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although Cicero's Phillipics are his most mature speeches, they have received little attention as works of oratory. On the other hand, scholars in this century have considered Cicero's attitudes toward and dependence...


The Greensboro Reader

by Robert Watson & Gibbons Ruark The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This volume of distinguished stories and poems brings together a number of writers who have either taught or studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the past thirty years. The fiction...


Dramatist in America

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

From the 1920s through the 1950s Maxwell Anderson was one of the most important playwrights in America. His thirty-three produced plays make him a leader among these playwrights of America's most creative era...


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...


Dead Girls

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

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2018

A Bustle and Thrillest Best of 2018

A New York Times Editor's Choice, a best of summer 2018 according to Bitch Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The Millions, Esquire, Refinery29,...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: Meditations on Faith, Life, Love and Literature

by Kelly Anne Leahy & Andrea Kirk Assaf William Collins (June 14, 2018)

C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

Novelist, poet, critic, scholar, Christian...


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...


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’...


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,...


Shapeshifters

by Gavin Francis Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


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...


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...

  • 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...


    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...


    Imaginative Conservatism

    by James E. Person Jr. The University Press of Kentucky (April 13, 2018)

    Russell Kirk (1918--1994) is renowned worldwide as one of the founders of postwar American conservatism. His 1953 masterpiece, The Conservative Mind, became the intellectual touchstone for a reinvigorated movement...


    Belfast Confetti

    by Ciaran Carson Gallery Books (April 12, 2018)

    ‘a marvellous work of art, part verse, part prose, part haiku, part beautifully controlled long, loose lines. It is about Belfast past and present and is full of surprises, savage and witty, human and extravagant....


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Notes from a Public Typewriter

    by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti Grand Central Publishing (March 27, 2018)

    A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

    When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...


    The Frighteners

    by Peter Laws Icon Books Ltd (March 22, 2018)

    The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires...


    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...


    The Extinction of Menai

    by Chuma Nwokolo Ohio University Press (March 07, 2018)

    In the early 1980s, a pharmaceutical company administers an unethical drug trial to residents of the Niger Delta village of Kreektown. When children die as a result of the trial, the dominoes of language extinction...


    Sabers and Utopias

    by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

    A landmark collection of essays on the Nobel laureate’s conception of Latin America, past, present, and future

    Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept...