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Caldera: Notes from the Pit: Venting A Sarcastic Soul

by Edward Fuller FastPencil (December 03, 2014)

A glimpse into the magma coursing beneath the seemingly dormant surface of a black oddball's daily facade. Poems, short-stories, and a novella that skewer convention, current events, and all pretense.


How We Are

by Vincent Deary Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 30, 2014)

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy,...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II

by Thornton Wilder Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


Bea – Curly Sheep

by Andrée Thibeault, Eddy Tardif & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Bea is a lamb who hates her curly hair. But thanks to her friend Penny, she learns to accept the way she looks.


Charlotte at Court

by Annick Loupias, François Thisdale & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Eleven-year-old Charlotte is servant to an aristocratic family at court. She finds out what sort of a marriage her young mistress must make.


Friends in the Forest at Christmas

by Martin Poulin, Benoît Laverdière & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Christmas is very special when Baldwin the village mayor is organizing it. This year, we musn't forget koala, a new arrival from the other side of the world.


Guné – In the Stone Age

by Annick Loupias, François Thisdale & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Adventurous Guné becomes separated from her band. She meets a people who know how to talk.


I Love Christmas!

by Tomy Pageau, Julie Bruneau & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 08, 2014)

A boy has an amazing Christmas that changes his life forever.


John - The Age of Chivalry

by Annick Loupias, François Thisdale & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

John is taken by his father to be raised by Count Fébus to learn to become a good page and a loyal squire.


Kristopher's Christmas

by Annick Loupias, Patrick Bizier & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Kristopher meets a funny character who claims he's Santa Claus. Even though he's unsure, will Kristopher be able to trust him and enjoy Christmas?


Molly's Dolly

by Stéphanie Bourassa, Pierre Berthiaume & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Molly is starting kindergarten and finds it hard to be separated from her doll. How will she manage?


Mom's Little Bird

by Marika Fontaine, Roxanne Gareau & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Mom has a strange little bird that knows everything. The little bird talks too much – how can I get it to stop?


Operation Bedtime!

by Tomy Pageau, Benoît Laverdière & Donald Berrigan ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

It's not always easy to go to bed, especially when there's a monster hiding in the room. So you need to be crafty.


Romeo the Scaredy Dog

by Andrée Thibeault, Pierre Berthiaume & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Romeo's a frightened little dog who loves his mistress more than anyone. When she's not around, that's when the trouble starts. How can Romeo get over his fears?


The Night I Saved the Magic of Christmas

by Paul-Émile Gagnon, Pierre Berthiaume & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Editio succeeds in motivating Santa's elves by telling wonderful stories and reviving the magic of Christmas.


This Year for Christmas

by Diane Pageau, François Thisdale & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

A mother wishes for blessings on all the women who matter in her life.


Victoria’s Christmas

by Andrée Thibeault, Eddy Tardif & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Victoria is getting ready to spend a happy Christmas with Mr. Pretzel, an affectionate cat, and Mother Lucy, a grandmother with lots to tell.


What I Remember Most Fondly at Christmas

by Diane Pageau, Jean-Luc Trudel & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

The nicest Christmas memories are of the family: big brothers and sisters coming home, the smells of pies, fritters and turkey, decorating the tree, piano music and Mom's shining eyes.


What if I was… Ayishah

by Annick Loupias, Jean-Luc Trudel & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Ayishah lives in the Sahara desert. She is a Tuareg. She loves the story of Tin Hinan, considered to be the mother of the Tuareg people. Ayishah ponders and wonders what she'll be when she grows up.


What if I was…Maneck

by Annick Loupias, Jean-Luc Trudel & Michael Farkas ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Maneck lives in a poor district of Mumbai. Although still a child, he has to work to help his mother feed the family. He dreams of getting an education and one day becoming his own boss.


What if I was…Nadia

by Annick Loupias, Jean-Luc Trudel & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Nadia is an adventurer who lives in Romania. She persuades her younger brother, Ion, to help find Dracula's tomb. The problem is, she has to hide her fear of vampires from him.


Where has the Magic of Christmas gone?

by Diane Pageau, Roxanne Gareau & Diane C. Skiejka ÉDITIÖ (December 16, 2014)

Laëtitia has a problem. She thinks the magic of Christmas has gone. How can she get it back?


Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

by David Jay Brown St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2014)

In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of...


Russian Stories

by Francesc Serés MacLehose Press (December 09, 2014)

Drift through outer space with a doomed cosmonaut whose engine is kaput!; return to an irradiated village with an elderly couple who want to go home; ask yourself, did Elvis really play a concert in Red Square?...


The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin Chelsea Green Publishing (November 20, 2014)

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson & Patrick McAleer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

by Michael Sperber UPA (April 13, 2010)

This book examines the arts over the course of modern history to illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. These essays propose a...


Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

by Thomas C. Foster HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

"Daum is her generation's Joan Didion." —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay...


Africa39

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


Celestine

by Gillian Tindall Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...


The David Foster Wallace Reader

by David Foster Wallace Little, Brown and Company (November 11, 2014)

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics,...


The Living Novel

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

The critical essays of V.S. Pritchett are unparalleled for their wit, geniality, subtlety and profound good sense. His survey of writers ranges from Fielding and Smollett to Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Nathanael...


The Facts of Fiction

by Norman Collins Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

This is a collection of essays on Essays on Smollett, Lawrence, Austen, Dickens & others, by a man who went on to write a number of hugely popular novels.

The classic book on the craft of writing, this is Norman...


Lasting Impressions

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

The essays in Lasting Impressions have never before appeared in book form and together they make up, in the author's own words, a journey through different countries and different generations. The subjects range...


A Particular Friendship

by Dirk Bogarde Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2012)

'London guests staying hate it. Keeps them awake all night they complain. The bleating in the utter stillness. I heal with it, as you did.'

This epistolary collection finds Bogarde at his most honest and touching,...


Letters To A Sister

by Rose Macaulay & Constance Babington Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation...


Pleasing Myself

by Frank Kermode Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

Sir Frank Kermode is acknowledged as one of the greatest critics of our time, renowned for the wit humanity and good sense of his writing. Pleasing Myself brings together the very best of his shorter pieces,...


Psycho Too

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman Bloomsbury Publishing (December 05, 2013)

Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces once again in a further post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship of psyche and place in a globalised world; Psycho Too brings together a second helping of...


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...


The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance

by Harold Scheub Ohio University Press (June 05, 2010)

There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores...


The Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


Taken In Faith: Poems

by Helen Pinkerton & Timothy Steele Swallow Press (May 31, 2002)

In 1967, Yvor Winters wrote of Helen Pinkerton, "she is a master of poetic style and of her material. No poet in English writes with more authority." Unfortunately, in 1967 mastery of poetic style was not, by...


X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


Your Madness, Not Mine

by Makuchi & Éloise A. Brière Ohio University Press (February 28, 1999)

Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian...


After Tears

by Niq Mhlongo Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

Bafana Kuzwayo is a young man with a weight on his shoulders. After flunking his law studies at the University of Cape Town, he returns home to Soweto, where he must decide how to break the news to his family....