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- Diversified Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
"My favorite popular word book of the year" -William Safire, NY Times 6/22/2008 A fun, new approach to examining etymology! Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example: The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different from... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.99
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
The Biblical prophet Jeremiah is reconceived as a modern protagonist, embarking upon a road trip through rural America in the days before September 11, 2001. Accompanied by his mismatched companion, Bruce, Jeremiah begins delivering devastating rants and prophecies. Alternating between Jeremiah?s charged warnings and Bruce?s measured descriptions,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 18.95
A dazzling and exhilarating new collection of poetry from an award-winning Canadian poet. For fans of Ken Babstock, A.F. Moritz, and Karen Solie. Award-winning poet Adam Sol's fourth collection is a meditation on complicity. By turns intimate and lyrical, experimental and outlandish, the collection focuses us on how we cannot escape the troubling... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
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, and his popular first book for writers, Stein on Writing . Stein practices what he teaches: He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
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 guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
Driving down the Long Island Expressway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler was New York?s chief judge and heir apparent to the New York governorship. Suddenly, three van loads of FBI agents swerved in front of him?bringing his car and his legal career to a halt. Wachtler's subsequent arrest, conviction, and incarceration for harassing his longtime... more...
- Souvenir Press 2014; US$ 14.58
On the 4th of July, a sweltering summer?s night, 100,000 New York gang members gather in the Bronx as Cyrus, leader of the city?s most powerful gang, proposes that they form an invincible army. When Cyrus is killed, the Coney Island Dominators, the Family, are framed for his murder. Alone in enemy territory, over the course of the night, they are... more...
- African Perspectives Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95
Soweto during the 1970s was riven with violence and brutality, the brunt of which was borne by the young people of that period, who took the lead in the struggle against apartheid oppression. Himself a product of the era, Sol Rachilo turned both to science and to art as he strove to depict the atmosphere and the emotions of the people of those tumultuous... more...