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- Garrett County Press 2013; US$ 0.99
The Wife I Won is No. 10 in a self-published nonfiction series by hobo writer A No. 1. Contains stories, observations and illustrations of life on the road. The Author has carefully avoided the least mention of anything that would be unfit reading for ladies or children. First published circa 1920. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
A meditation on the nature of betrayal, the constraints of identity, and the power of narrative, the lyric monologues in Troy, Unincorporated offer a retelling, or refraction, of Chaucer?s tragedy Troilus and Criseyde . The tale?s unrooted characters now find themselves adrift in the industrialized farmlands, strip malls, and half-tenanted ?historic?... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1993 novel A Lesson Before Dying, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and author of the classic The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Ernest J. Gaines is one of America's most respected authors. But when he was a young boy, the possibility of having such a career would have been... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Best known for his books chronicling the adventures of "Captain Underpants," Dav Pilkey has built a reputation as one of his generation's most inventive writers and illustrators. Yet as a young boy, he seemed unlikely to ever become a success. Suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, this one-time "class... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99
A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.99
From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95
A leading scholar of English romanticism and literary theory and criticism, Hazard Adams writes of a lifetime as a student, a teacher and an academic administrator. The child of academically-minded parents, both teachers at Cleveland's Hawken School, Adams tells of his family's experiences at Hawken and later Seattle's Lakeside School,... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 10.95
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Pride: A Dictionary for the Vain No one enjoys... more...