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  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    * Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker... more...

  • Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English Ebookby Elizabeth Whittome

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English (syllabus 9695) for first examination 2016. more...

  • Take Five: Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essayby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes TAKE FIVE, a mini collection of true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention?stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. TAKE FIVE includes the following four favorite previously-published essays plus one brand-new,... more...

  • Further Under the Duvetby Marian Keyes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 9.01

    Slide Further Under the Duvet, get yourself comfortable and let Marian take you places you've never been before ... Places like the Irish air-guitar championships, a shopping trip to Bloomingdales with a difference and Cannes with a chronic case of Villa-itis. Along the way you'll encounter knicker-politics, fake tans, sticky-out ears and passionate... more...

  • Fatal Charmsby Dominick Dunne

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 4.99

    Dominick Dunne has met them all--stars and slugs, criminals and victims, the innocent and the hideously guilty. From posh Park Avenue duplexes to the extravagant mansions of Beverly Hills, from tasteful London town houses to the wild excesses of million-dollar European retreats, here are the movers and shakers--and the people who pretend to be. Among... more...

  • The Givenness of Thingsby Marilynne Robinson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating and mastering technologies that will yield material well-being. But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable, there is still much to give us hope. In The Givenness... more...

  • On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in Historyby Thomas Carlyle

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the most influential statement of a man who came to be... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • Old Ageby Michael Kinsley

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 18.00

    Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The notorious baby boomers?the largest age cohort in history?are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was  that  all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was... more...

  • Aloftby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.40

    In the essays collected here William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With vivid descriptions of the aesthetics and excitement of flight, Langewiesche also writes of the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers... more...