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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • True Crimesby Kathryn Harrison

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In True Crimes, conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness, and memory are transformed?complicated, upended, and reimagined by one of the foremost memoirists of our time. In essays written over... more...

  • Brave Enoughby Cheryl Strayed

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    National Best Seller From the best-selling author of Wild , a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of... more...

  • Bluetsby Maggie Nelson

    Wave Books 2009; US$ 13.99

    "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." more...

  • Selected Essaysby Virginia Woolf; David Bradshaw

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer. more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2008; US$ 8.99

    End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and appreciate his comedy about the trials and tribulations of love. Shakespeare on the Double! A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original... more...

  • One Generation Afterby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch?a bar mitzvah gift?he had buried in his backyard before they left. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Disappointment Artistby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession?from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings... more...