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  • How To Travel With A Salmonby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    'Between a bottle of Epsom salts or one of twenty-year-old cognac, which would you choose? Would you rather spend your vacation with an eighty-year old leper or with Demi Moore? Do you prefer being sprinkled with ferocious red ants or sharing a sleeping compartment with Claudia Schiffer?' From the celebrated author of The Name of the Rose , here... more...

  • 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collectionby Writer's Digest Editors

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 10.00

    Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the First-Place winner, "EXCAVATION" by MARIE BACIGALUPO . more...

  • The Little Virtuesby Natalia Ginzburg

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 13.95

    As featured in The New Yorker! As far as the education of children is concerned,? states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger;... more...

  • Forty-One False Startsby Janet Malcolm

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 13.32

    Selected essays from America's foremost literary journalist and essayist, featuring ruminations on writers and artists as diverse as Edith Wharton, Diane Arbus and the Bloomsbury Group. This charismatic and penetrating collection includes Malcolm's now iconic essay about the painter David Salle. more...

  • At the Same Timeby Susan Sontag; David Rieff

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.32

    At the Same Time contains sixteen illuminating essays by Susan Sontag. With a preface by David Rieff. The sixteen essays gathered here represent the last pieces written by Susan Sontag in the years before her ddath in 2004. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, these essays encompass the themes... more...

  • Buildingby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2013; US$ 28.19

    In the period covered here (1960?75) Isaiah Berlin creates Wolfson College, Oxford; John F. Kennedy becomes US President (and is assassinated); Berlin dines with JFK on the day he is told of the Soviet missile bases in Cuba; the Six-Day Arab?Israeli war of 1967 creates problems that are still with us today; Richard M. Nixon succeeds Johnson as US... more...

  • Place Called Maineby Wesley McNair

    Down East Books 2008; US$ 24.99

    What is it like to live and write in Maine? Wesley McNair, Maine's premier anthologist, asked authors who are new to Maine as well as natives to answer this question. They wax lyrical on everything from encounters with neighbors and wildlife to embracing Maine's rich natural landscape, and they take a philosophical look at the state of being in Maine.... more...

  • Books, Movies, Rhythm, Bluesby Nick Hornby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80

    Books, Movies, Rhythm, Blues is the companion volume to Fan Mail , Nick Hornby's collection of writings on football. This second collection brings together the best of his other non-fiction pieces, on film and tv, writers and painters and music, and including one exceptional fragment of autobiography. With subject matter ranging from the Sundance... more...

  • Venetian Curiositiesby Donna Leon

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.14

    In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc... more...

  • Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statementsby Jonathan Coe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.04

    Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements by Jonathan Coe - an extraordinary non-fiction collection from the author of EXPO 58 From celebrating the greatness of Gulliver's Travels to tracing the impact of Margaret Thatcher's death, from interviewing Brian Eno to finding Hitchcockian elements in a Disney film , Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements... more...