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Impossible Owls

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


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

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’...


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...

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...

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...

It Occurs to Me That I Am America

by Richard Russo, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark & Neil Gaiman 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...

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Sociology of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914

by Robert A. Wortham Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

W. E. B. Du Bois is the founding figure of the sociological study of the Black Church. His discussion of the six functions of Philadelphia’s Black Church in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) represented an early...

Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

by Christel N. Temple & Molefi Kete Asante Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Literary Pan-Africanism: History, Contexts, and Criticism (2005) and Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature (2007), have been some of the most influential models of contemporary Africana...

Division and Imagined Unity in the American Renaissance

by Shawn Thomson Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 15, 2017)

In examining the era’s multivalent tropes of seams and seamlessness, Thomson provides an innovative understanding of the interplay between division and unity in the thought, culture, and literature of the...

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe & W. Heath Robinson Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

The importance of Edgar Allan Poe to literary history can hardly be exaggerated; his genius and originality, both in terms of language and technique, influenced the French Symbolists of the late 19th century...

The Constant Listener

by Susan Herron Sibbet & Lady Borton Swallow Press (October 11, 2017)

In 1907, in a quiet English village, Theodora Bosanquet answered Henry James’s call for someone to transcribe his edits and additions to his formidable body of work. The aging James had agreed to revise his...

Your Golden Sun Still Shines

by Denise Sullivan Manic D Press, Inc. (September 26, 2017)

Current tales from the fabled City that Knows How viewed through a timeless lens of opposition, resilience, and redemption.

Artist evictions, tech invasions—where will it end? San Francisco stories from visionary...

The Man Who Created Paradise

by Gene Logsdon, Wendell Berry & Gregory Spaid Ohio University Press (September 21, 2017)

Gene Logsdon’s The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a time when the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspired by a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one...

An Orchard in the Street

by Reginald Gibbons BOA Editions Ltd. (September 18, 2017)

This new collection by award-winning author Reginald Gibbons explores human experience and memory in ordinary settings—city apartments, rural roads, soap operas, and juvenile court—as way to understand the...

The Smoke of Horses

by Charles Rafferty BOA Editions Ltd. (September 18, 2017)

In this fascinating new collection by longtime poet Charles Rafferty, evocative prose poems insert strange and mysterious twists into otherwise mundane middle-class scenarios. With wonderful intelligence and...

Great American Ghost Stories

by Bill Bowers Lyons Press (September 01, 2017)

A ghoulish collection of true American classics

  • From North to South, coast-to-coast, and legendary to forgotten classics
  • Lyons Press American Classics deliver stories rooted in their time, place, and topic
  • Distinct...

Great American Adventure Stories

by Tom Mccarthy Lyons Press (September 01, 2017)

  • A carefully curated collection of adventure classics
  • A Lyons American classic
  • Fresh, new series design
  • There has never been a more exciting collection of stories that celebrate the indomitable spirit of the American...

    A Saturnalia of Bunk

    by H. L. Mencken & S. T. Joshi Ohio University Press (July 03, 2017)

    H. L. Mencken’s reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of the twentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began...

    A Literary History of Mississippi

    by Lorie Watkins University Press of Mississippi (May 31, 2017)

    With contributions by:

    Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O�Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson,...


    by Anais Nin, Paul Herron & Benjamin Franklin V Swallow Press (May 15, 2017)

    Anaïs Nin made her reputation through publication of her edited diaries and the carefully constructed persona they presented. It was not until decades later, when the diaries were published in their unexpurgated...

    Selected Short Stories

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

    A key figure in the development of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is best remembered as the author of The Scarlet Letter. The New England native also wrote scores of short stories, many...

    My Bookstore

    by Leif Parsons, Ronald Rice, Richard Russo & Emily St. John Mandel Hachette Books (April 11, 2017)

    In this enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous ode to bookshops and booksellers, 84 known authors pay tribute to the brick-and-mortar stores they love and often call their second homes.

    In My Bookstore...

    Tumbling Toward the End

    by David Budbill Copper Canyon Press (March 24, 2017)

    "Budbill both informs and moves. He is, in short, a delight and a comfort." —Wendell Berry

    "David Budbill is a no-nonsense, free-range sage." —Dana Jennings, The New York Times

    "Looking at the reality closely,...


    by Barack Obama HijezGlobal (March 02, 2017)

    "We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it."

    ---Barack Obama


    Few political careers and presidencies have been more defined by speeches than Barack Obama’s. This book is a collection of Barack...

    Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry

    by Dean Rader Copper Canyon Press (February 28, 2017)

    "By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." —ZYZZYVA

    "Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist...

    All About Africa! About All African States and Peoples

    by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

    Kids, welcome to Africa! This is a great picture book that will take you to the beautiful African states and meet the people who call it home. Learn about the sights and sounds of the place. See the animals...

    Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

    by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

    Africa is a big but very magical place. It is home to some of the world’s most interesting people and animals too. This educational book will take you to Africa. It will let you meet the people, taste the...

    Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

    by Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sandra Jackson-Opoku Curbside Splendor Publishing (February 10, 2017)

    Original poetry, visual art, and essays commemorating the 100th birthday of Chicago poet and cultural philanthropist Gwendolyn Brooks.

    One Man's Dark

    by Maurice Manning Copper Canyon Press (January 15, 2017)

    "Maurice Manning displays not just terrific cunning but terrific aim." —New York Times Book Review

    "Manning's genius—his truly staggering genius—is in his ability to put this ancient question into a true American...

    Run the Red Lights

    by Ed Skoog Copper Canyon Press (January 13, 2017)

    Skoog’s poetry is simultaneously minimal and monumental, and his conversational tone invites readers in with open arms

    Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature

    by Francisco A. Lomelí, Donaldo W. Urioste & María Joaquina Villaseñor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2016)

    The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant...

    Bestsellers in Nineteenth-Century America

    by Paul C. Gutjahr Anthem Press (November 21, 2016)

    Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America seeks to produce for students novels, poems and other printed material that sold extremely well when they first appeared in the United States. Many of the most famous...

    Everything We Don't Know

    by Aaron Gilbreath Curbside Splendor Publishing (November 14, 2016)

    Heartfelt, earnest, and humorous, the essays in Everything We Don't Know examine the journey of growing up in contemporary America. Aaron Gilbreath contemplates the ocean-bound debris from Japan's Fukushima...

    CLEP® American Literature Book + Online

    by Jacob Stratman Research & Education Association (November 01, 2016)

    Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® American Literature

    Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve.

    CLEP® is the most popular credit-by-examination program in...

    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.


    The Road

    by Jack London Dover Publications (October 03, 2016)

    "I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because —...

    Main Street

    by Sinclair Lewis Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

    In 1930 Sinclair Lewis became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, and the 1920 publication of Main Street brought him his first serious critical recognition. Born and raised in Sauk Centre,...

    Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

    by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

    "All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...

    War Is Kind and Other Poems

    by Stephen Crane Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

    A unique stylist and one of the most innovative and talented writers of his generation, Stephen Crane (1871–1900) won lasting fame as a novelist (The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets) and...

    Great Love Stories

    by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

    This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, Anthony Trollope, and Giovanni Verga. In addition to new translations,...

    Sweet Theft: A Poet's Commonplace Book

    by J.D. Mcclatchy Counterpoint (April 01, 2016)

    Centuries ago, when books were rare, those who owned them would lend them to friends, who in turn would copy out passages they especially liked before returning the precious book to its owner. These anthologies...

    The Stuff of Dreams

    by Edward Lucas White & S. T. Joshi Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

    This original compilation presents chilling tales of terror by an unjustly neglected author. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe as well as his own vivid nightmares, Edward Lucas White (1866–1934) weaves...

    The Making of the American Essay

    by John D'Agata Graywolf Press (March 15, 2016)

    For two decades, essayist John D'Agata has been exploring the contours of the essay through a series of innovative, informative, and expansive anthologies that have become foundational texts in the study of...

    This is Not a Novel and Other Novels

    by David Markson Counterpoint (March 01, 2016)

    David Markson was a writer like no other. In his novels, which have been called “hypnotic,” “stunning,” and “exhilarating” and earned him praise from the likes of Kurt Vonnegut and David Foster Wallace,...

    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.


    Chicago Stories

    by James Daley Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

    America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard...

    Early Poems

    by Ezra Pound Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

    American poet Ezra Pound (1885–1972) was among the most influential literary figures of the twentieth century. As a poet, he founded the Imagist movement (c. 1909–17), which advocated the use of precise,...

    At Home with Ernie Pyle

    by Edited and with an Introduction by Owen V. Johnson. Ernie Pyle Indiana University Press (January 05, 2016)

    As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master...

    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...