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  • Leave Me Alone, I'm Readingby Maureen Corrigan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    ?It?s not that I don?t like people,? writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I?m Reading . ?It?s just that there always comes a moment when I?m in the company of others?even my nearest and dearest?when I?d rather be reading a book.? In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life?from... more...

  • Joy of Readingby Charles Van Doren

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 24.95

    Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. more...

  • Why We Read What We Readby John Heath; Lisa Adams

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.99

    What do weight loss, evil emperors and tales of redemption have in common? more...

  • The Sackett Companionby Louis L'Amour

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers , a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men and women as they forged westward... more...

  • How to Read Novels Like a Professorby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout... more...

  • Creationistsby E.L. Doctorow

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March . Now here are Doctorow?s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists , Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis... more...

  • The Book Lover's Cookbookby Shaunda Kennedy Wenger; Janet Jensen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Wake up to a perfect breakfast with Mrs. Dalby?s Buttermilk Scones, courtesy of James Herriot?s All Things Bright and Beautiful and Ichabod?s Slapjacks, as featured in Washington Irving?s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow . There?s homey comfort food like Connie May's Tomato Pie, created with and inspired by Connie May Fowler (Remembering Blue) ; Thanksgiving... more...

  • Shoot the Widowby Meryle Secrest

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: ?Shoot the widow.? In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer (?Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll?? The New York Times ), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a ?life? is like working... more...

  • Through the Magic Doorby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Through the Magic Door (1907) is an essay by Arthur Conan Doyle: his subject is the charisma and charm of books. Doyle invites readers to enjoy the greatest minds of all times through what they have left behind and argues that, when we read, the selfishness and hopelessness of the world can be left behind. This EasyRead Comfort Edition has been optimized... more...

  • The Sparrowhawk Companionby Edward Cline

    MP Publishing 2007; US$ 6.99

    A comprehensive guidebook for readers of the landmark 'Sparrowhawk' series, 'The Sparrowhawk Companion' includes critical essays, detailed character profiles, and an extensive glossary and bibliography. Praise for the Sparrowhawk series: ?Enthralling... Filled with period detail and characters readers will care about... Comparing favorably to the swashbuckling... more...