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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...


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....


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.”    ...


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...


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,...


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?...

  • 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...


    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...


    The Nakba

    by Atef Alshaer Saqi Books (May 13, 2019)

    The Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 saw hundreds of thousands of Palestinians dispossessed from their land to create the state of Israel, creating a refugee crisis that is still ongoing today. This trauma...


    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...


    Common People

    by Kit de Waal, Louise Doughty, Lisa McInerney & Cathy Rentzenbrink et al. Unbound (May 01, 2019)

    Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed.

    Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in...


    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,...


    My Caesarean

    by Amanda Fields & Rachel Moritz The Experiment (April 30, 2019)

    Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth

    “No one talks about C-sections as surgery,” writes SooJin Pate. “They talk about it as if it’s just another way—albeit more convenient way—of giving...


    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...


    Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes

    by Douglas E. Cowan University of California Press (February 26, 2019)

    Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write...


    Mothers and Strangers

    by Samia Serageldin & Lee Smith The University of North Carolina Press (February 26, 2019)

    In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated...


    Every True Pleasure

    by Wilton Barnhardt The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

    Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume—featuring...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Rebel Rebel

    by Chris Sullivan Unbound Digital (November 08, 2018)

    Fed up with blandness? Bored rigid by the dull clock-punchers you work with? Sick of towing the line? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Rebel, Rebel is the book for you. It’s a compendium...


    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

    One of Kirkus’s best...


    Odessa Stories

    by Isaac Babel & Boris Dralyuk Pushkin Press (November 01, 2018)

    A new mass-market edition of the acclaimed stories of violence, crime and sex

    ’One of those “where have you been all my life?” books’

    Nick Lezard, Guardian

    In the city of Odessa, the lawless streets hide...


    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...


    A Roundabout Manner

    by William Makepeace Thackeray & John Sutherland Notting Hill Editions (October 31, 2018)

    Thackeray, author of the masterpiece Vanity Fair, was considered one of the finest writers of the Victorian heyday: Dickens was his closest rival. This anthology covers all of Thackeray's versatile genius: his...


    Paperback L.A. Book 2

    by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (October 30, 2018)

  • The second of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of L.A.

  • Editor is respected as a former magazine editor and communications chief for a prominent social-justice nonprofit...

  • 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...


    Limbo

    by Dan Fox Fitzcarraldo Editions (October 01, 2018)

    In a world that demands faith in progress and growth, Limbo is a companion for the stuck, the isolated, delayed, stranded and those in the dark. Fusing memoir with a meditation on creative block and a cultural...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    In the Shadow of King Saul

    by Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press (August 28, 2018)

    MAJOR WRITER ON MAJOR WRITERS: In the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates expressed her admiration for her equally prolific contemporary: ?Among [Jerome] Charyn?s writerly gifts is a dazzling energy....


    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)...


    Two by Two

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

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


    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...


    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...


    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 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...


    South-Watching

    by Fred C. Hobson Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

    Gerald W. Johnson of North Carolina and Baltimore was one of the most prominent American journalists of the twentieth century and one of the outstanding essayists of any age. The author of some three dozen books...


    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,...