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  • Maeve's Timesby Maeve Binchy

    Orion 2013; US$ 17.46

    Discover what inspired Maeve Binchy's novels and short stories in this hugely enjoyable collection of her writing from the Irish Times. more...

  • Basin and Rangeby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1982; US$ 16.99

    The first of John McPhee?s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world?a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United... more...

  • Best Sex Writing 2013by Rachel Kramer Bussel; Carol Queen

    Cleis Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Best Sex Writing series has has fundamentally changed the way people think—and what they say—about sexuality. Once again, Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected the year?s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual... more...

  • Brave New World Revisitedby Aldous Huxley; David Bradshaw

    Random House 2008; US$ 11.14

    In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World , Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited , Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown... more...

  • Woodsongby Gary Paulsen

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 7.99

    Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction! Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range... more...

  • Strange Stonesby Peter Hessler

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler?s best reportage?a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for ... more...

  • The Liar's Bibleby Lawrence Block

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 4.99

    Four-time Edgar Award?winning author Lawrence Block?s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer?s Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from... more...

  • 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...

  • AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature Foundation Student's Bookby Steve Davies; Sarah Forrest; Mike Devitt

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 28.78

    Full coverage of the new specifications for English, English Language and English Literature GCSEs for Foundation level students more...

  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonderby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative... more...