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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...


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?...

  • 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...


    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...


    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....


    The Fevers of Reason

    by Gerald Weissmann Bellevue Literary Press (March 13, 2018)

    “Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition.” —Los Angeles Times

    “[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer.” —New Yorker

    “[Weissmann]...


    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...


    Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...


    Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors

    by Shlomit Editor Kriger Soul Inscriptions Press (September 25, 2013)

    Imagine sitting across from a member of the German Secret State Police and negotiating with him to allow for the release of Jewish youngsters and for the establishment of a Jewish school. What can a teenager...


    Essays in Biography

    by Joseph Epstein Axios Press (September 14, 2012)

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality...


    Rabash--The Social Writings

    by Rabbi Baruch Ashlag Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah (August 01, 2011)

    Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (Rabash), a student of his father, Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar, played a remarkable role in the history of Kabbalah....


    Something to Declare

    by Julia Alvarez Algonquin Books (August 01, 1998)

    “Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what  it means to be a Latina in the United States,  bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times

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