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  • Odd Jobsby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.32

    To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he... more...

  • Marsden on Marsdenby John Marsden

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2000; US$ 9.99

    "I found Ellie's voice quite unexpectedly, as I drove back from the tip one Saturday afternoon. I was in an old Landrover, just 500 metres from home, and suddenly I could hear Ellie talking... " In his fiction John Marsden explores the lives of the guilty, the inarticulate, the crazy, the brave and the resourceful. Read about his ideas and his experiences... more...

  • Reading for the Plotby Peter Brooks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. more...

  • Read with Meby Stephanie Zvirin

    Huron Street Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    This authoritative guide—with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school—offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. From board and picture books to hot new books, these recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment.... more...

  • Huck Finn's Americaby Andrew Levy

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00

    A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn : “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn …Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” ( Booklist... more...

  • Fever Readingby Michael Millner

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    An intricate account of how the early U.S. public sphere was shaped by debates over “good” and “bad” forms of reading, including pornographic reading, scandal reading, and religious reading more...

  • Joseph Conradby Tim Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies. This guide to his compelling work presents: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Conrad’s texts, from publication to the present ... more...

  • Information Literacy Programsby Patricia Durisin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Explore the vital links between technology and lifelong learning! Get the real-life perspective of professionals at the intersection of old ways and new technology in this book written by and for librarians. Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges provides you with the different viewpoints of librarians who have taken varying paths... more...

  • The Artist As Criticby Richard Ellmann; Oscar Wilde

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Oscar Wilde, although most commonly known as a playright, was also a critic. The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.," "The Soul Man under Socialism," and the four essays which make up Intentions . more...

  • The Novel Cureby Ella Berthoud; Susan Elderkin

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 13.29

    'Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep' RACHEL JOYCE'Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' S J WATSON'Brilliant . . . a perfect gift' VogueThis is a medical handbook, with a difference. Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, within... more...