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Le Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel multilingue

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

32 000 mots dans chaque langue 6 000 illustrations 800 sujets Québec Amérique a créé Le Visuel en 1982. Ce dictionnaire a connu depuis une carrière impressionnante avec des ventes qui dépassent les 6 000...

Le Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

Voici la nouvelle édition de ce qui constitue le plus grand succès de Québec Amérique à ce jour. Le Visuel a refait peau neuve et c'est avec l'aide de 6 000 illustrations et de 800 sujets que nous nous...

Le Mini Visuel

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 19, 2011)

20 000 mots dans chaque langue 3 600 illustrations 600 sujets

Le Micro Visuel français-anglais

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 19, 2011)

Concis et facile à consulter, Le Micro Visuel répertorie le vocabulaire associé aux objets et phénomènes de la vie quotidienne, et constitue l’outil de référence idéal pour les étudiants, les voyageurs...

Le Nouveau Dictionnaire visuel junior - français-anglais

by Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

12 000 mots 2 000 illustrations 500 sujets regroupés sous 22 thèmes La nouvelle édition du Visuel junior est l’outil par excellence pour apprendre à nommer les choses avec précision et acquérir le vocabulaire...

The Art of Description

by Mark Doty Graywolf Press (December 02, 2014)

"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings...

From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle Libro International (May 01, 2012)

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...

Depraved English

by Peter Novobatzky & Ammon Shea St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language

This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred...

The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts Graywolf Press (May 20, 2014)

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...

More Badder Grammar!

by Sharon Eliza Nichols St. Martin's Press (April 29, 2014)

MORE missspellings! MORE badder grammar! MORE than 150 photos of laugh-out-loud funny signs from the creators of the smash-hit book (and Facebook group) I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar.

After the success...

I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar

by Sharon Eliza Nichols St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

Correct grammar and proper spelling can be a challenge, and their absence can be a source of gleeful humor to everyone but the victim of a bad grammar attack. How do you react to sandwich boards, road signs,...

Talk Like TED

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams....


by Chad Harbach Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 25, 2014)

Writers write—but what do they do for money?

In a widely read essay entitled "MFA vs NYC," bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into two...

Stein On Writing

by Sol Stein St. Martin's Press (February 11, 2014)

Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful...

How to Grow a Novel

by Sol Stein St. Martin's Press (February 11, 2014)

Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns,...


by Mark Dunn & Sergio Aragones St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary...

Les Bons Mots

by Eugene Ehrlich Henry Holt and Co. (September 17, 2013)

Les Bons Mots will help you add the piece de resistance to any conversation.

Les Bons Mots is an eminently browsable reference that is designed to help English speakers use those witty and wise sayings for which...

The Art of Intimacy

by Stacey D'Erasmo Graywolf Press (July 09, 2013)

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below

"What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us? And how do we, as writers,...

Yes, I Could Care Less

by Bill Walsh St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2013)

These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when...

Spell It Out

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2013)

The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile

With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history...

I Am a Pencil

by Sam Swope Henry Holt and Co. (May 07, 2013)

A teacher discovers how reading, writing, and imagining can help children grow, change, and even sometimes survive

A few years back, children's-book writer Sam Swope gave a workshop to a third-grade class in...

Smart Talk

by Lisa B. Marshall St. Martin's Press (January 22, 2013)

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want.

The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising...

Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2012)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her...

How to Publish, Promote, & Sell Your Own Book

by Robert Lawrence Holt St. Martin's Press (July 15, 1986)

Robert Holt, himself the successful author of four self-published books, now shares his knowledge and savvy with other would-be author-publishers in this step-by-step guide to every aspect of self-publishing....

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

by Joan Detz St. Martin's Press (October 12, 2000)

Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively...

Creating Unforgettable Characters

by Linda Seger Henry Holt and Co. (July 15, 1990)

In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential...

Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

by David Bellos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 11, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek;...

Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

by Mignon Fogarty St. Martin's Press (November 08, 2011)

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her...

The Language Wars

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values-morality, politics, and class. The Language...

Words to Eat By

by Ina Lipkowitz St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

You may be what you eat, but you're also what you speak, and English food words tell a remarkable story about the evolution of our language and culinary history, revealing a vital collision of cultures alive...

The Secret Life of Words

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008

by Henry Hitchings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to...

Alphabetter Juice

by Roy Blount, Jr. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2011)

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists

No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out...

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

by Mignon Fogarty Henry Holt and Co. (July 08, 2008)

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller

Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect"...

Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911

by Mignon Fogarty Henry Holt and Co. (August 09, 2011)

Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911.

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar...

The Essential Library For Irish-Americans

by Morgan Llywelyn Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2010)

Ireland is in the news and a center of international attention in this decade. This book is an instructive, opinionated, annotated list of books that anyone in America who is Irish or interested in the Irish...

Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction

by Jo Walton Tom Doherty Associates (July 20, 2010)

It's 1960, and the Axis powers dominate the world. Life goes on, because, as we see in "Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction," history is driven both by big events and by small temptations…


Five Stars

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

“As technology threatens to displace countless jobs and skills, the ability to communicate is becoming more important than ever. This book is full of examples to help you get better at transporting your thoughts...

Journalists under pressure

by Marilyn Clark & Anna Grech Council of Europe (February 28, 2017)

Freedom of expression is one of the basic conditions for the progress of society. Without safeguards for the safety of journalists there can be no free media. Journalists are under threat in Europe. Different...

The language dimension in all subjects

by Jean-Claude Beacco, Mike Fleming, Francis Goullier & Eike Thürmann et al. Council of Europe (October 23, 2016)

Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for...

Draft No. 4

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 05, 2017)

The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher

Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares...

Present Like a Pro

by Cyndi Maxey & Kevin E. O'Connor St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Improve your speaking skills today with this carry-along coach written by two of the top professionals in the field

Sales calls. Weddings. Business conferences. Weekly meetings. We're all called on to speak in...

You've Got to Be Believed to Be Heard

by Bert Decker St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2008)

Are you uncomfortable—even afraid—about the prospect of speaking before a group of people? Do you have trouble getting your message across? When you speak, do others listen, or can you feel their attention...

The Unfolding of Language

by Guy Deutscher Henry Holt and Co. (May 02, 2006)

Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the science of The Language Instinct, an original inquiry into the development of that most essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language

Language is...

I Love It When You Talk Retro

by Ralph Keyes St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2009)

An entertaining and informative book about the fashion and fads of language

Today's 18-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, where the term "stuck in a groove" comes from, why 1984 was a year unlike any...

The Creative Writer's Companion

by Stanley J. Corwin St. Martin's Press (April 09, 2001)

Whether you're sitting on one blockbuster idea or half a dozen bright possibilities, The Creative Writer's Companion will help you parlay what you've created into the widest number of outlets. You'll learn how...

The Bride of Anguished English

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling "Anguished English" series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle...


by Ken Doctor St. Martin's Press (February 02, 2010)

The New News

Reports of the death of the news media are highly premature, though you wouldn't know it from the media's own headlines. Ken Doctor goes far beyond those headlines, taking an authoritative look at...

The Art of Perspective

by Christopher Castellani Graywolf Press (January 05, 2016)

A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible...

Secrets of the Zona Rosa

by Rosemary Daniell Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

An inspiring guide featuring the wit, wisdom, and stories of Zona Rosa, the writing-and-sisterhood workshop that has empowered thousands of women

For more than twenty years, Rosemary Daniell—Southern belle,...