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  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • After Montaigneby David Lazar; Patrick Madden

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored. After Montaigne —a collection of twenty-four new personal essays intended as tribute— aims to correct... more...

  • The English Yearby Peter Buckingham

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    ‘Hard is his heart that loveth naught in May.’ Geoffrey Chaucer12 June: ‘Male glow-worms, attracted by the light of the candles, come into the parlour. The distant hills look very blue.’ Gilbert White, 1791Join some of England’s best-loved writers in this day-by-day celebration of an English year, from the frosty mornings of... more...

  • Shotgun Chronicles Volume II - Semi-auto & Pump Shotgunsby Nick Hahn

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 3.99

    This collection of semi-automatic shotgun stories, published in the past 10 years in the Double Gun Journal and other publications, features articles ranging from detailed, historical information about particular guns and gun makers, to more person accounts of favorite and unusual shotguns. If you have even a passing interest in popular shotguns,... more...

  • Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore)by Geraint Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in Britain, to mark his retirement as the first President... more...

  • Freud's Blind Spotby Elisa Albert

    Free Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    Relationships with our siblings stretch, as an old saying has it, all the way from the cradle to the grave. Few bonds in life are as significant, as formative, as lasting, and as frequently overlooked as those we share with our brothers and sisters. In this stellar, first-of-its-kind anthology, contemporary writers explore the rich and varied landscape... more...

  • Uncanny Valleyby Lawrence Weschler

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler?s articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page-turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction... more...

  • Smart Pop Preview 2013by David Brin; Kami Garcia; Neal Shusterman; J & P Voelkel; Orson Scott Card; Michael Whelan

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 0.00

    Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras! Volume includes: “Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us? – David Brin From Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern , edited by Todd McCaffrey Exclusive Extra : "Painting the Dragonwriter Cover" - Michael Whelan Excerpts... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • Aztec Treasure Houseby Evan Connell

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 22.95

    Here are tales of fabulous advances made in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, and linguistics, stories of the Anasazi, the "old ones" of the southwestern desert, of the great explorers, eccentrics, dreamers, scientists, cranks, and geniuses. "There's no end to the list, of course," Connell says, "because gradually it descends from such legendary... more...