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  • Building Their Own Waldosby Robert D. Habich

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the ?Wisest American? and the ?Sage of Concord,? a literary celebrity and a national icon. With that fame came what Robert Habich describes as a blandly sanctified version of Emerson held widely by the reading public. Building Their Own Waldos sets out to understand... more...

  • Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditationby Laura Saunders

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    Stakeholders in higher education across the country?including students, parents, research and policy organizations, and government agencies?are demanding greater accountability and transparency from institutions in how they are promoting quality and improvement in colleges and universities. Indeed, as the cost of tuition rises, colleges and universities... more...

  • Judging a Book By Its Loverby Lauren Leto

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24

    ?Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.? ?Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to Facebook Lauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night , now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover ... more...

  • The Western Lit Survival Kitby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 21.14

    There they sit, the great tomes of classical literature, taunting you with their length and difficulty, as you ask: which books are the most important and why - and what's actually any good? Why does most writing about the classics have words like 'seminal' or 'oeuvre' in it? What does postmodernism mean? Can I get away with just reading the introduction?... more...

  • Odd Jobsby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kidsby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.24

    In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids , New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make... 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...