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Impossible Owls

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


One of Buzzfeed's Best Books of Fall 2018, one of the Best Books of October by TIME, The Millions, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and one of ELLE's Best Books of 2018

“Hilarious, nimble, and...


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...

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...


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...

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,...


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...

    The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor

    by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge & Heather Braun Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 22, 2018)

    The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor with Selected Poetry and Prose, by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, seeks to reclaim Coleridge’s reputation as a novelist, poet, critic, and educator by featuring familiar works...

    What Are We Doing Here?

    by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 20, 2018)

    New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner

    Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book...


    by Roland Barthes & Jody Gladding Columbia University Press (February 13, 2018)

    Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years...

    Agatha Christie

    by 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 Agatha Christie in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

    Few writers have ever shaped a...

    Jane Austen

    by 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 Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

    During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived...

    Edgar Allan Poe

    by 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...

    Up Up, Down Down

    by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

    For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a “glittering,” (Leslie Jamison), “always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent” (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing...

    I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

    by Tim Kreider Simon & Schuster (February 06, 2018)

    New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.

    Psychologists have told him...

    Love Lyrics from the Carmina Burana

    by P. G. Walsh The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

    Walsh's book should be a vade mecum for anyone who would teach the Carmina Burana on any level and be of considerable value in general to medievalists, comparatists, and those in related disciplines.--New England...

    This Will Be My Undoing

    by Morgan Jerkins Harper Perennial (January 30, 2018)

    From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism...

    Devil's Choice

    by Graham Wilson Biobrokers Pty Ltd (January 29, 2018)

    Old Balmain House family story moves to the next generation

    A man sits at a table in a prison cell, hands shackled. The door opens.

    In comes a slip of a girl, eyes darting around, face drawn and white.

    She is small...

    It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    by Neil Gaiman, Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates & Mary Higgins Clark et al. Touchstone (January 16, 2018)

    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including...

    Émile Zola

    by 50MINUTES.Com (January 03, 2018)

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

    Émile Zola was the leading figure...

    Oscar Wilde

    by 50MINUTES.Com (January 03, 2018)

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

    Oscar Wilde was one of the best-known...

    Letters of Helena Roerich II

    by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

    Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...

    Letters of Helena Roerich I

    by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

    Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...

    A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings

    by Joan Nestle Cleis Press (January 02, 2018)

    A Fragile Union is Joan Nestle’s collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving lesbian and gay history, the love...

    Jane Austen and Masculinity

    by Michael Kramp, Zack Snider, Jan Fergus & Miriam Hart et al. Bucknell University Press (December 22, 2017)

    Jane Austen and Masculinity is an eclectic collection of contemporary scholarship addressing the representation of men and masculinity in the fiction and popular adaptations of Austen. This anthology includes...

    Black Ships and Sea Raiders

    by Jeffrey P. Emanuel Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

    The Late Bronze Age ended with a bang in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: palaces and empires collapsed, from Greece to Egypt; coastal territories were beset by pirates and marauders; migratory peoples...

    The Best American Magazine Writing 2017

    by Sid Holt & The American Society of Magazine Editors Columbia University Press (December 19, 2017)

    With the work of journalists under fire around the world, this year’s anthology of National Magazine Awards finalists and winners is a timely reminder of the power of journalism. These pieces from writers...