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  • Things That Matterby Charles Krauthammer

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

     From America?s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer?s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled... more...

  • At Large and At Smallby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 13.99

    In At Large and At Small , Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay--a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman... more...

  • The John McPhee Readerby John McPhee; William L. Howarth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 22.99

    The John McPhee Reader , first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the author?s first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are ; a decade later, he had published eleven others. His fertility, his precision and grace as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter,... more...

  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond. Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism… "so as to "live deliberately,... more...

  • What the Dog Sawby Malcolm Gladwell

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 14.99

    What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20 th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically... more...

  • Essays in Loveby Alain De Botton

    Pan Macmillan UK 1994; US$ 16.35

    Essays in Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. The work's genius lies in the way it minutely analyses emotions we've all felt before... more...

  • The Science of Languageby Noam Chomsky; James McGilvray

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics. more...

  • Writing in the Darkby David Grossman; Jessica Cohen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Recent essays on Israel, literature, and language from one of the country's most respected and best-loved voices   Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of... more...

  • The Impossible Will Take a Little Whileby Paul Loeb

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 18.99

    In a difficult time, our most eloquent writers offer words of inspiration and hope more...

  • Adultery And Other Diversionsby Tim Parks

    Random House 2012; US$ 10.18

    'An invigorating discussion of general ills, this collection of autobiographical essays ranges over adultery and parenthood, ghosts and gods, fiction and football. Living in Italy seems to sharpen the author's prose and make him even more cleverly English. A splendid volume of fascinating belles-lettres' . Mail on Sunday. more...