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- Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 24.95
Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reiforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching higher-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 36.99
Willis Gidney is a born liar and rip-off artist, an expert at the scam. Growing up without parents or a home, by age twelve he is a successful young man, running his own small empire, until he meets Shadrack Davies. That's Captain Shadrack Davies, of the D.C. Police. Davies wants to reform Gidney and becomes his foster father. Though he tries not... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 12.99
Appalachia is no stranger to loss. The region suffers regular ecological devastation wrought by strip mining, fracking, and deforestation as well as personal tragedy brought on by enduring poverty and drug addiction. In Driving with the Dead , Appalachian poet, teacher, and artist Jane Hicks weaves an earnest and impassioned elegy for an imperiled... more...
- AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 25.99
In this sociology textbook/mystery novel, students can join Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they discover a new area ripe for acrimony and intrigue: social theory. In 1910, the most prominent social theorists in the world gather in London for a conference on the new science of sociology. Things rapidly fall apart, though, as a fight breaks out, a jewel... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.95
In her new collection, Earth, Mercy, Mary Rose O'Reilley sifts through the debris of human habitation -- pink thong sandals, curlers, broken televisions -- looking for a kind of junkyard grace: "Holiness enters again / turquoise fins, and the Cessna's carapace / lifts on its wind." The first poem, "Genesis," locates the reader in Edenic time, "in... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
In El Dorado , Peter Campion explores what it feels like to live in America right now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Splicing cell-phone chatter with translations of ancient poems, jump-cutting from traditional to invented forms, and turning his high-res lens on everything from box stores to trout streams to airport lounges, Campion... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.99
In Eldest Daughter, Ava Leavell Haymon displays her mastery of the craft and engages us with the poetic gifts we have come to expect from her. As in previous collections, she combines the sensory and the spiritual in wild verbal fireworks. Concrete descriptions of a woman's life in the mid-twentieth-century American South mix with wider concerns about... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99
Moriah Dru's weekend off with her lover, Lieutenant Richard Lake, is interrupted when Atlanta juvenile court judge Portia Devon hires Dru to find two sisters who've gone missing after their foster parents' house burns down. An ex-cop, Dru established Child Trace, Inc., after leaving the force. Judge Devon sees to it that Lake is assigned to head... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99
"I never think except when I sit down to write." -- Attributed to Montaigne by Edgar Allan Poe From Montaigne in the sixteenth century to Orwell, Eliot, and Trilling in the twentieth, the best literary essayists combine a gift for observation with an abiding commitment to books. Although it may seem that books are becoming less essential... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 14.00
Winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize The poems in Eye of Water are derived from the narrator?s experiences in what she calls her ?waking.? She traces inspiration to ?the beginning of myth, to Eve in the Garden of Eden? and states: ?We could spend our lives unraveling the mistake and discover that life was one great big ?chore,? and... more...