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  • Dragonwriterby Todd McCaffrey; David Brin; Lois McMaster Bujold; Mercedes Lackey; Elizabeth Moon; Michael Whelan; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95

    When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community... more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...

  • The Death of Adamby Marilynne Robinson

    Picador 2014; US$ 16.99

    In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible... more...

  • How to be Aloneby Jonathan Franzen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of ?The Corrections?. more...

  • How to be Aloneby Jonathan Franzen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of ?The Corrections?. more...

  • The Devil Problemby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes about Gary Hart stumbling through life after Donna... more...

  • Notes towards the Definition of Cultureby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.99

    The word culture , in recent years, has been widely and erroneously employed in political, educational, and journalistic contexts. In helping to define a word so greatly misused, T. S. Eliot contradicts many of our popular assumptions about culture, reminding us that it is not the possession of a class but of a whole society and yet its preservation... more...

  • Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellowby Jereme K. Jerome

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. The essays cover a range of topics from "On Being in Love" to "On Furnished Apartments" to "On Getting on in the World". Jerome established himself as one of England's favorite wits with his comic novel Three Men in a Boat. more...

  • The Mirror of the Seaby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of several autobiographical sketches, remembrances and essays that Conrad originally published in a number of European magazines. more...

  • What Would Lynne Tillman Do?by Lynne Tillman; Colm Toibin

    Cursor 2014; US$ 9.99

    Here is an American mind contemplating contemporary society and culture with wit, imagination, and a brave intelligence. Tillman upends expectations, shifts tone, introduces characters, breaches limits of genre and category, reconfiguring the world with the turn of a sentence. Like other unique thinkers, Tillman sees the world differently—she is not... more...