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How Life Imitates Sports

by Ira Berkow Sports Publishing (August 04, 2020)

Memorable Stories From a Half Century of Sports Journalism

For the last half century, Pulitzer Prize–winning sportswriter Ira Berkow has been at the center of some of the most memorable moments in sports history....


The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

by Ernest Walker Marwick & Ernest Marwick Origin (July 14, 2020)

The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the...


Fare Forward

by David Markson, Laura Sims & Ann Beattie powerHouse Books (April 15, 2014)

In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson-a quintessential "writer's writer" whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country"-readers...


Seven American Deaths and Disasters

by Kenneth Goldsmith powerHouse Books (March 12, 2013)

What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national...


To the Lake

by Kapka Kassabova Graywolf Press (August 03, 2020)

The celebrated author of Border explores a mysterious, ancient, and little-understood corner of Europe

Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two ancient lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both...


Mother to Son

by Jasmine L. Holmes, Robin Eller & Jackie Hill Perry Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2020)

"Wynn is my son. No little boy could be more loved by his parents. Inquisitive, fiercely affectionate, staunchly opinionated, he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's...


Where Joy Resides

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2020)

Best known for The Berlin Stories--the inspiration for the Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Cabaret--Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was a major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights...


Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub

by John R. Carpenter Yucca (November 07, 2017)

It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature--Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus,...


Apprenticed to Venus

by Tristine Rainer Arcade (July 11, 2017)

A Revealing Look at the Mentorship--and Manipulation--of Anaïs Nin

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the...


On Poets and Others

by Octavio Paz & Michael Schmidt Arcade (August 05, 2014)

The Nobel Prizewinning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected...


Zelda Fitzgerald

by Sally Cline Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the first American flapper." Their romance transformed a symbol of...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 24, 2020)

With the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist and a keenly insightful take on nature's ability to heal, One Hundred Daffodils is a contemporary-yet-timeless story of a woman's search for meaning,...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Suzanne Toren 12/Twelve (March 24, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


Risk!

by A. J. Jacobs, Aisha Tyler, Others & Sarah Mollo-Christensen et al. Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from...


Shapeshifters

by Gavin Francis & Thomas Judd Hachette Book Group (June 05, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


What the Dog Saw

by Malcolm Gladwell Hachette Book Group (October 01, 2009)

Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In the New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly...


Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by David Sedaris Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2011)

In this phenomenal #1 bestseller, David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor....


Barrel Fever and Other Stories

by David Sedaris & Amy Sedaris Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2011)

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national...


Groundwork

by Paul Auster Picador (May 04, 2020)

Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012 is an updated collection of nonfiction, including the seminal work The Invention of Solitude, from Man Booker Prize Finalist Paul Auster...


The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979

by Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2019)

The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literature

The Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years...


97,196 Words

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer

No one writes nonfiction like Emmanuel Carrère. Although he takes cues from such literary heroes as Truman Capote and Janet Malcolm,...


A Window on Russia

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

A Window on Russia is a collection of Edmund Wilson's papers on Russian writers and the Russian language (which he taught himself to read), written between 1943 and 1971. Writers discussed include Pushkin, Gogol,...


I Will Take the Answer

by Ander Monson Graywolf Press (February 03, 2020)

A moving and wide-ranging collection of essays by the author of Letter to a Future Lover

The idea of connection permeates I Will Take the Answer, Ander Monson's fourth book of utterly original and intelligent...


Unfinished Business

by Vivian Gornick Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can't remember...


Shores of Light

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2019)

A literary chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties from the brilliant mind of Edmund Wilson

Shores of Light covers a vast range of authors including Sherwood Anderson, Ring Lardner, Eugene O'Neill, e. e. cummings,...


Thin Places

by Jordan Kisner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her...


Approaching Eye Level

by Vivian Gornick Picador (March 02, 2020)

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds...


Busted in New York and Other Essays

by Darryl Pinckney & Zadie Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2019)

A collection of essays that blend the personal and the social, from the celebrated literary critic and novelist

In these twenty-five essays, Darryl Pinckney has given us a view of our recent racial history that...


The Triple Thinkers

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects contains some of Edmund Wilson's most significant and brilliant writings on topics and authors ranging from Pushkin, A. E. Housman, Flaubert, Henry James,...


Essays One

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2019)

A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan Franzen has called her "a...


The Celestial Hunter

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[Calasso's] flow of associations leaves you feeling not out of your depth, but smarter and better read." --The New York Times Book Review

The eighth part of Roberto...


The Devils and Canon Barham

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

Edmund Wilson's last collection of criticism, The Devils & Canon Barham, contains ten essays on Poets, Novelists, and Monsters

Previously published in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, Wilson's...


Serious Noticing

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2020)

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker's award-winning longtime book critic

Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely...


Words in Air

by Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend."

The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling...


The Princess Pocahontas

by Virginia Watson Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with the history of Pocahontas.

To most of us who have read of the early history of Virginia only in our school histories, Pocahontas is merely a figure in one dramatic scene—her rescue of...


Britain and Welsh Triads

by I. Morganwg & J.Rhys Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

There are three pillars of the social state in the Isle of Britain: the voice of the country, royalty, and judicature, according to the regulation of Prydain the son of Aedd the Great...

The three heroic sovereigns...


Letters to My Torturer

by Houshang Asadi Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Meet Brother Hamid. He knows how to get answers.

“A searing and unforgettable account” (Publishers Weekly) comes to mass-market paperback

Houshang Asadi’s Letters to My Torturer is one of the most harrowing...


Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford Oneworld Publications (July 04, 2019)

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most...


The Moneyless Man

by Mark Boyle Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?

Former businessman Mark Boyle thought he’d give it a try. In a world...


The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

by Martha Batalha & Eric M. B. Becker Oneworld Publications (September 07, 2017)

'Zesty' Daily Mail

'A real gem of a book' Stylist

A wickedly funny tale of two rebellious sisters in 1940s Rio de Janeiro

Euridice is bright and ambitious. But this is Brazil in the 1940s, and society expects her...


Nine Lives

by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister Oneworld Publications (June 07, 2018)

As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical...


Essential Gibran

by Suheil Bushrui & Kahlil Gibran Oneworld Publications (May 01, 2013)

Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form - ‘The Essential Gibran’ is a volume of selected passages celebrating Gibran's style and thought

Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective...


Browsings

by Michael Dirda Pegasus Books (August 15, 2015)

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer). His latest volume collects fifty...


Unmasking Bakhtin

by Cristian Bota, Jean-Paul Bronckart & Ian MacKenzie Librairie Droz (January 01, 2019)

The (presumed) author of books on Dostoevsky and Rabelais, Mikhail Bakhtin was elevated to the rank of “the greatest theoretician of literature in the twentieth century” by a two-pronged process: the publication...


Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman, Gabra Zackman & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of...


My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...


Weird but Normal

by Mia Mercado HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It's all weird, but also pretty normal.

Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection...


Love in the Blitz

by Eileen Alexander, Oswyn Murray, Stephanie Racine & Sian Clifford HarperAudio (May 26, 2020)

On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five...


Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars

by Claire Comstock-Gay & Lori Prince HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

A soulful exploration of the twelve astrological signs embodied by our living "stars"--from divas to philosophers, poets to punks--and the ways they can help us better understand ourselves and each other, from...


The Boatman and Other Stories

by Billy O'Callaghan, Gary Furlong & Jan Cramer HarperAudio (April 28, 2020)

"I know of no writer on either side of the Atlantic who is better at exploring the human spirit under assault than Billy O'Callaghan."--Robert Olen Butler

The prizewinning Irish short-story writer and author...