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  • Psychedelicsby Aldous Huxley

    Random House 2017; US$ 5.63

    Could drugs offer a new way of seeing the world? In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. His account of his experience, and his vision... more...

  • The Gifts of Readingby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 4.21

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual... more...

  • Libertyby Virginia Woolf

    Random House 2017; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.54

    Why should one half be free to live, while the other is doomed to watch silently from the sidelines? In this visionary collection, Virginia Woolf leads us on a transformative journey through the liberating powers of the mind. From an exploration of why women were barred from writing and under what conditions they might break free, to the solace derived... more...

  • Kingdom of Olives and Ashby Michael Chabon; Ayelet Waldman

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 11.99

    A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash , Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence?an... more...

  • Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupationby Michael Chabon; Ayelet Waldman; Colum McCann; Colm Toibin; Dave Eggers; Geraldine Brooks; Jacqueline Woodson; Mario Vargas Llosa

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 13.51

    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride, Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. more...

  • New Directions in Law and Literatureby Elizabeth S. Anker; Bernadette Meyler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    This collection of essays by twenty-two prominent scholars from literature departments and law schools showcases the vibrancy of recent work in law and literature and highlights its many new directions since the field's heyday in the 1970s and 80s. more...

  • Rise Speak Changeby Girls Write Now; Molly MacDermot; Lisa Lucas; Tanwi Nandini Islam

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2017; US$ 19.95

    In this inspiring showcase of new voices, the teen mentees of Girls Write Now speak to our current, troubled times. more...

  • Beautiful Fleshby Stephanie G'Schwind

    University Press of Colorado 2017; US$ 15.95

    Selected from the country?s leading literary journals and publications? Colorado Review ,  Creative Nonfiction ,  Georgia Review ,  Prairie Schooner ,  Crazyhorse ,  The Normal School , and others? Beautiful Flesh  gathers eighteen essays on the body, essentially building a multi-gender, multi-ethnic body out of essays,... more...

  • Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: Twelfth Nightby Globe Education

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 8.99

    Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the... more...

  • Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offsby August Kleinzahler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    Sixteen years? worth of incisive essays by the great poet and memoirist ?Witty, gritty poet and memoirist Kleinzahler? ( Publishers Weekly ) has gathered the best of sixteen years? worth of essays, remembrances, and reviews in this scabrous and essential collection, setting down his thoughts about great poets and bad poets, about kvetching fiction... more...