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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Empathy and the Novelby Suzanne Keen

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Book That Changed My Lifeby Roxanne J. Coady; Joy Johannessen

    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...

  • 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...

  • Bestsellersby Clive Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    This essential guide, now available in a fully updated new edition, is the only available study of all bestselling books, authors and genres since the start of the last century, giving an unique insight into a hundred years of publishing and reading and taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination. more...

  • The Devil Gets His Dueby Leslie Fiedler; Samuele F. S. Pardini

    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...

  • Turkish Delight & Treasure Huntsby Jane Brocket

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 19.95

    "We must do something," said Alice.... "Yes, but what shall we do?" said Dicky.... "Let's read all the books again. We shall get lots of ideas out of them." - The Story of the Treasure Seekers E. Nesbit With the delightful activities and delicious recipes in Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts you'll learn how to follow in the footsteps... more...

  • Deciphering the Lost Symbolby Christopher Hodapp

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital... more...