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  • The Professor and Other Writingsby Terry Castle

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99

    ?[Terry Castle is] the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.? ?Susan Sontag From one of America?s most brilliant critics and cultural commentators, Terry Castle, comes The Professor and Other Writings : a collection of startling, gorgeously-written autobiographical essays and a new, long-form piece about the devastation... more...

  • The Waker's Corridorby Jonathan Thirkield

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    "I had a clock it woke all day," writes Jonathan Thirkield at the outset of The Waker's Corridor, a book that charts an assiduous attempt to recover lost time. Housed in elaborate and varied formal architectures, these poems navigate the disorder and gaps left by the violence of loss. All measures of time -- psychological, personal, historical, numerical... more...

  • The Prose Elegyby John B. Vickery

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Traditional English poetic elegists offer both writers and readers hope. After lamenting an individual's death and confronting the mortality of all living things, these poets seek consolation from religion, philosophy, or culture for the inevitability of death. The modern prose elegy, however, follows a different path -- one that determinedly questions... more...

  • Touching the Worldby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 33.50 US$ 30.48

    Paul John Eakin's earlier work Fictions in Autobiography is a key text in autobiography studies. In it he proposed that the self that finds expression in autobiography is in fundamental ways a kind of fictive construct, a fiction articulated in a fiction. In this new book Eakin turns his attention to what he sees as the defining assumption of autobiography:... more...

  • Black Radishesby Susan Lynn Meyer

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.      It is March of 1940. The French believe that their army can protect them from Nazi Germany. But is Paris a safe place for Jews? Gustave?s parents don?t... more...

  • Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001: Books of Recognized Meritby Agnes Perkins

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    Young adult readers have special needs and concerns, and librarians have become increasingly interested in selecting books suitable for them. This reference provides information about 290 books for young adults. These books received major awards between 1997 and 2001, reflect the voices of 242 different authors, and range from new to familiar themes.... more...

  • Rainbow Partyby Paul Ruditis

    Simon Pulse 2008; US$ 12.95

    Rainbow Parties. Are they real? Who's going? GIN and SANDY One's been with all the guys, one's terrified of them. It's Gin's party; she invited everyone. ALLISON President of the Celibacy Club. What's she thinkin'? HUNTER and PERRY Friends...with benefits. JADE Hanging on to it for the right guy. SKYE and ROD Totally doing... more...

  • I Totally Meant to Do Thatby Jane Borden

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Jane Borden is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a propert Southern home in Greensboro, North Carolina, sent to boarding school in Virginia, and then went on to join a sorority in Chapel Hill. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of this grooming meant a lick to anyone. In fact, she hid her upbringing... more...

  • Chosenby Chandra Hoffman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?Gritty and suspenseful, Chosen draws us into the obstacle-strewn path of domestic adoption.?  ?Juliette Fay, author of Shelter Me A young caseworker increasingly entangled in the lives of adoptive and birth parents faces life-altering choices when an extortion attempt goes horribly wrong in Chosen . Written in the spirit of Jodi Picoult and... more...

  • Displaced Personsby Ghita Schwarz

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?This is an amazing novel. The writing is piercing and clear, and the humanity of the author and her characters will inhabit my thoughts for years to come.? ?Anne Roiphe, National Book Award-winning author of Fruitful   An astonishing tale of grief and anger, memory and survival, Displaced Persons marks the arrival of a supremely gifted... more...