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  • Red River Risingby B.J. Bayle

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading empires. more...

  • Essential Shit - Facts That Will Scare the Total Shit Out of You!by Cary McNeal

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 11.99 US$ 9.83

    Disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn and this book is jam-packed with facts that will truly horrify you but undoubtedly entertain and educate at the same time. From the ugly truth about food and drink, to the human body exposed to the beastly tales of creatures that outnumber us - no subject is off limits. Did you know there is a sneaky fish... more...

  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Brave New Avant Garde is a collection of essays that ask the questions: what is an adequate model of contemporary avant garde practice and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the related question, echoing Alain Badiou: must the avant garde hypothesis be abandoned? Brave New Avant Garde stands in opposition to postmodern... more...

  • The Reverend Edward Taylor’s Sacramental Meditations on the Song of Songsby Timothy Hessel-Robinson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to employ and semiotic theory, gender and sexuality studies to render a fresh reading of Taylor’s erotically charged devotion more...

  • Skydiveby Kevin Kerr

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.99

    Having grown apart after a traumatic moment in their youth, two brothers reconnect to fulfill a lifelong ambition to skydive. more...

  • The Bird Bookby Brian Cohen; Holiday Eames

    Green Writers Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Bird Book is a children's alphabet book by artist and educator, Brian D. Cohen, with rhyming couplets written by Holiday Eames. Created for their son, David, each letter of the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase, corresponds to the bird illustrated on each page. The description can be read aloud to especially inquisitive children, or... more...

  • Phillis Wheatleyby Vincent Carretta

    University of Georgia Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background— to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley’s work... more...

  • Andre Malraux: An Age of Oppression (le Temps Du Mepris)by Roberta Newnham

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 23.00

    Aimed to coincide with the centenary of Malraux's birth, André Malraux: An Age of Oppression is the first translation/annotated edition of Le Temps de mépris in a comprehensive format. The story (with the emphasis upon the psychological trauma suffered by a German political prisoner of the Nazis in the early 1930s) marks a significant moment in Malraux's... more...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • A Companion to American Literature and Cultureby Paul Lauter

    Wiley 2010; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature... more...