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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.95
Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 23.99
Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Contemporary Perspectives on Empathy. 2. The Literary Career of Empathy. 3. Readers' Empathy. 4. Empathy in the Marketplace. 5. Authors' Empathy. 6. Contesting Empathy. Appendix: A Collection of Hypotheses about Narrative Empathy. Work Cited. Index more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.00
Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life , our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August , which inspired... more...
- 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...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 26.00
For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture. Despite his often unacknowledged influence, the academy, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read his work and draw on its concepts. The essays in The Devil Gets His Due reacquaint readers with the depth and... more...