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  • Small Victoriesby Anne Lamott

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 22.95

    From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It?s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories , Lamott offers a new message... more...

  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine?s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don?t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine?s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of... more...

  • Just Enough Lieblingby A. J. Liebling; David Remnick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 20.99

    The restaurants of the Latin Quarter and the city rooms of midtown Manhattan; the beachhead of Normandy and the boxing gyms of Times Square; the trackside haunts of bookmakers and the shadowy redoubts of Southern politicians--these are the places that A.J. Liebling shows to us in his unforgettable New Yorker articles, brought together here so that... more...

  • Talk Storiesby Jamaica Kincaid; Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 23.99

    From " The Talk of the Town, " Jamaica Kincaid's first impressions of snobbish, mobbish New York Talk Pieces is a collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for the New Yorker 's "Talk of the Town," composed during the time when she first came to the United States from Antigua, from 1978 to 1983. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once... more...

  • Consider the Lobsterby David Foster Wallace

    Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 9.99

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging... more...

  • From London to Land's Endby Daniel Defoe

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A detailed account of the travels undertaken by Defoe roughly around 1722 is presented in this work. A unique travelogue, it explains the places as well as the sentiments of the author during the tours. The work engrosses the reader completely. more...

  • Memoirby John McGahern

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11

    'As wise and compelling a book as any of his elegiac and graceful novels.' David Mitchell This is the story of John McGahern's childhood; of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and his own discovery of literature. 'Long before Frank McCourt made an entire industry out of twinkly eyed accounts of the poverty and institutionalised... more...

  • Company / Ill Seen Ill Said / Worstward Ho / Stirrings Stillby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    These four last prose fictions by Samuel Beckett were originally published individually, and their composition spanned the final decade of his life . In Company a solitary hearer lying in blackness calls up images from the far-off past. Ill Seen Ill Said meditates upon an old woman living out her last days alone in an isolated snow-bound cottage,... more...

  • The Empathy Examsby Leslie Jamison

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral... more...

  • Winterby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Winter takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. more...