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  • How to be Well Readby John Sutherland

    Random House 2014; US$ 31.98

    As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it?s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable... more...

  • The Reading Promiseby Alice Ozma; Jim Brozina

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available

    When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read... more...

  • Twenty-five Books That Shaped Americaby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor , returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important... more...

  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chairby Nina Sankovitch

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature-to heal, to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves." ?Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us Catalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron... more...

  • The Naive and the Sentimental Novelistby Orhan Pamuk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.   In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience... more...

  • The Culture of the Publisher's Series, Volume 2by Professor John Spiers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores problems concerning the series, national development and the national canon in a range of countries and their international book-trade relationships. Studies focus on issues such as the fabrication of a national canon, and on the book in war-time, the evolution of Catholic literature, imperial traditions and colonial libraries. more...

  • Uneasy Relationsby Jane Rupert

    Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since antiquity, perceptive thinkers in western culture have maintained that literature has its own rationality, a rationality as valid in its own domain as the reasoning of theoretical and empirical science. The dismissal of literature’s rationality in our own scientific era has wreaked havoc in the philosophy of education, sowed discord in religion,... more...

  • Ian Rankin & Inspector Rebusby Craig Cabell

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82

    The whole story of Ian Rankin, the best-selling author, and Inspector Rebus, his most famous creation. Detective John Rebus first appeared in Ian Rankin's 1987 best-seller Knots and Crosses and has since gone on to appear in 17 books and numerous short stories. For over 20 years these critically-acclaimed novels have sold in their millions, thrilled... more...

  • The Hunger Games Companionby Lois H. Gresh

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Lois H. Gresh is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Twilight Companion and other fans' guides, as well as science fiction novels and stories. She lives in upstate New York. more...

  • Rereadingsby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 14.99

    On Rereading: Forward by Anne Fadiman David Samuels, Marginal Notes on the Inner Lives of People with Cluttered Apartments in the East Seventies Franny and Zooey , by J.D. Salinger Patricia Hampl, Relics of Saint Katherine The Journal, Letters, and Stories of Katherine Mansfield Sven Birkerts, Love's Wound, Love's Salve Pan... more...