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  • Lafcadio Hearn's Americaby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The American essays of renowned writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) artistically chronicle the robust urban life of Cincinnati and New Orleans. Hearn is one of the few chroniclers of urban American life in the nineteenth century, and much of this material has not been widely available since the 1950s. Lafcadio Hearn's America collects Hearn's stories... more...

  • The Guardianby John Calhoun Stephens

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1713, soon after publication of the Spectator had come to an end, its place on breakfast tables of Queen Anne's London was taken by the Guardian . Richard Steele, continuing in the new paper the blend of learning, wit, and moral instruction that had proved so attractive in the Tatler and Spectator , was the editor and principal writer;... more...

  • Jesse Stuartby J.R. LeMaster; Mary Washington Clarke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    J. R. LeMaster and Mary Washington Clarke have here assembled a distinguished collection of essays on the works of Jesse Stuart. A prolific writer, Stuart is at home in many different genres; his poetry, his short stories, his novels, and his autobiographical writings are widely known, and his books for children have enjoyed great popularity. Despite... more...

  • Letter to a Future Loverby Ander Monson

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a book A way to leave a trace of us, who we were or wanted to be, what we read and could imagine, what we did and what we left for you.   Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All... more...

  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possibleby Peter Pomerantsev

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. This is a world erupting with new money... more...

  • Tell You Whatby Jolisa Gracewood; Susanna Andrew

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    A fantastic collection of recent nonfiction essays, Tell You What contains live, wild, true stories from contemporary New Zealand. On the web and the wireless, in magazines and journals, at prizegivings and powhiri, New Zealanders are writing about the world. Essays and articles, speeches and submissions, tweets and travelogues?this book collects... more...

  • Willaby Amy Ehrlich; Wendell Minor

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2015; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt; Jennifer Homans

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change , Tony Judt?s widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled... more...

  • Reeling Through Lifeby Tara Ison

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Through ten cleverly constructed essays, Ison explores how a lifetime of movie-watching has, for better or worse, taught her how to navigate the world and how to grapple with issues of career, family, faith, illness, sex, and love. Cinema... more...

  • The Balloonistsby Eula Biss

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Now on ebook, the brilliant debut by Eula Biss, author of On Immunity and Notes from No Man's Land ?We tell ourselves stories in order to live,? writes Joan Didion, with a certain skepticism. We also live by the stories we tell. It is enough for the end of a fairy tale to read simply, ?. . . then they were married.? I suspect my father, among... more...