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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate has compiled his first collection of essays, a richly textured and detailed combination of literary criticism, political invective, and historical meditation. more...
- Coach House Books 1994; US$ 13.99
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed No. 111, Fidget ruthlessly documents every movement made by Goldsmith's body on Bloomsday (June 16) 1997 from 10 am to 11 pm. Literary critic Marjorie Perloff compares Fidget to 'a Beckett prose text,' and says many witty and intelligent things about it in her afterword. more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.99
Elizabeth Wright had it all. A comfortable life, successful business, house, handsome partner and beautiful baby. Then things screwed up. She discovered that the man in her life was being unfaithful, and her prosperous pet centre crashed into a financial black hole. At fifty-two, and menopausal, she was reduced to being a single mum on benefits with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
Richard Yates has been referred to as America's least known great writer. Today Yates is known primarily for the novel Revolutionary Road, considered by many critics as the greatest American novel of the second half of the twentieth century. This critical study examines the life and work of Yates by placing his body of work in both cultural and... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 7.99
Fantastic Finds is an engaging and entertaining collection of real-world stories of people who discover gold amongst the unwanted. You'll read how a $700 auction gamble turns into a $38,500 sapphire bracelet or how one intrepid seeker found two rare carnival glass bowls in one day. Of course, some of the tales are sentimental journeys, where found... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 16.95
Lee Martin tells us in his memoir, ?I was never meant to come along. My parents married late. My father was thirty-eight, my mother forty-one. When he found out she was pregnant, he asked the doctor, ?Can you get rid of it??? From such an inauspicious beginning, Martin began collecting impressions that, through the tincture of time and the magic... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 7.99
Who was Dick? A freaked-out junkie who took too many drugs? An explorer of madness who go too close to his subject and ended up claiming to have met God? A practical joker? The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world? At a time when most SF was about cowboys in outer space, Dick explored the landscapes of the mind, conjured fake realities... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 17.95
Mary Clearman Blew?s education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. This Is Not the Ivy League is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman?pressured... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 14.95
In the tradition of the meditative essay, the writing of Robert Vivian begins with a mundane moment and, through the delicate workings of curiosity, contemplation, and inspiration, reveals unsuspected meaning. In his second collection of essays Vivian finds his occasions in midwestern towns and European cities. He looks for?and sometimes stumbles... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 30.00
The dream of a broken field is to bear crops. The dream of a broken history is to create meaning, to find among the fragments a way to tell the story of a life. It is this dream that Diane Glancy pursues here, through essays on writing, faith, family, teaching, and retirement. Blending a poet?s vision and a storyteller?s voice, the result is at once... more...