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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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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

Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric Lit

A New York Times Editor's Choice, a best...


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...


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...


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...


Up Up, Down Down

by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

In the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Foster Wallace, Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down “is an always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent essay collection” (Anthony Doerr,...


I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

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

*A People Top 10 Book of 2018*

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

Psychologists...


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...


It Occurs to Me That I Am America

by Neil Gaiman, Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates & Mary Higgins Clark et al. Atria Books (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...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius, George Long & Carolyn Gregoire Clydesdale (January 02, 2018)

All twelve books by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius – his personal guidelines to live and rule well.

  • “Do every deed, speak every word, think every thought in the knowledge that you may end your days any moment.”...

  • 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...


    Cuba on the Verge

    by Leila Guerriero Ecco (December 05, 2017)

    Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation—from inside and out

    Change looms in Cuba.

    Just ninety miles from United States shores...


    Montaigne in Barn Boots

    by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

    The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

    "The journey began on a...


    The Nobel Lecture

    by Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

    Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

    On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the...


    The Misfit's Manifesto

    by Lidia Yuknavitch Simon & Schuster/ TED (October 24, 2017)

    A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path.

    A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly,...


    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

    by Sylvia Plath Harper (October 17, 2017)

    A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen.

    One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues...


    The Times Great Letters: A century of notable correspondence

    by James Owen Times Books (October 05, 2017)

    The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

    As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers,...


    The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

    by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

    From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

    In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


    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...


    Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Harper Perennial (May 30, 2017)

    A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

    In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael...


    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...


    Sunshine State

    by Sarah Gerard Harper Perennial (April 11, 2017)

    Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

    New York Times Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year...


    A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

    by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

    A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning...


    Essential Bukowski

    by Charles Bukowski Ecco (October 25, 2016)

    Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture.

    Few...


    Soul at the White Heat

    by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 20, 2016)

    A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

    "Why do we write?"

    With this question,...


    Twenty Letters to a Friend

    by Svetlana Alliluyeva Harper Perennial (June 21, 2016)

    In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir—first published by Harper in 1967—Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography, Stalin’s Daughter, describes...


    The View from the Cheap Seats

    by Neil Gaiman William Morrow (May 31, 2016)

    An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing,...


    Selected Writings

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2016)

    An essential collection of the most noteworthy essays and poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leading architect of the Transcendentalist movement, which championed self-reliance, individualism, and personal potential....


    English Voices: Lives, Landscapes, Laments

    by Ferdinand Mount Simon & Schuster UK (May 05, 2016)

    ‘A sheer delight’ Times Literary Supplement

    Ferdinand Mount has spent many years writing articles, columns and reviews for prestigious magazines, newspapers and journals. Whether reviewing great published...


    Your Song Changed My Life

    by Bob Boilen William Morrow (April 12, 2016)

    From the beloved host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including...


    The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

    by Glen Weldon Simon & Schuster (March 22, 2016)

    “A roaring getaway car of guilty pleasures” (The New York Times Book Review), Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade is a fascinating, critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the world’s...


    The Abundance

    by Annie Dillard Ecco (March 15, 2016)

    In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by...


    Pythias

    by Frederik Pohl Start Publishing LLC (March 10, 2016)

    Sure, Larry Connaught saved my life—but it was how he did it that forced me to murder him!


    The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    by William Anderson & Laura Ingalls Wilder Harper (March 08, 2016)

    Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder—a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life...


    Robert Browning on Love

    by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 09, 2016)

    The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.

    The beginning of their...


    On Love

    by Charles Bukowski Ecco (February 02, 2016)

    A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us.

    Charles...


    Revisiting Slave Narratives I

    by Judith Misrahi-Barak Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (Pulm) (January 12, 2016)

    One cannot fail to be impressed by the number of works of fiction relating to slavery and the slave trade, writing back to the original slave narratives of the 18th and 19th centuries. If the African-American...


    On Cats

    by Charles Bukowski Ecco (December 01, 2015)

    A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers.

    “The cat is the beautiful devil.”

    Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s...


    And Yet...: Essays

    by Christopher Hitchens Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

    The seminal, uncollected essays—lauded as “dazzling” (The New York Times Book Review)—by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious...


    I Must Be Living Twice

    by Eileen Myles Ecco (September 29, 2015)

    A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.

    Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality...


    The Art of Memoir

    by Mary Karr Harper (September 15, 2015)

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit...


    Jack and Jill

    by Louisa May Alcott Start Publishing LLC (August 24, 2015)

    Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel 'Little Women.' In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories...


    A Dreamer's Tales

    by Lord Dunsany Start Publishing LLC (August 24, 2015)

    It was a cold winter's evening late in the Stone Age; the sun had gone down blazing over the plains of Thold; there were no clouds, only the chill blue sky and the imminence of stars; and the surface of the...


    On Writing

    by Charles Bukowski Ecco (July 28, 2015)

    Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.

    Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left...