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  • 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...

  • Fever Readingby Michael Millner

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    An intricate account of how the early U.S. public sphere was shaped by debates over ?good? and ?bad? forms of reading, including pornographic reading, scandal reading, and religious reading more...

  • Joseph Conradby Tim Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies. This guide to his compelling work presents: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Conrad?s texts, from publication to the present ... more...

  • Information Literacy Programsby Patricia Durisin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Explore the vital links between technology and lifelong learning! Get the real-life perspective of professionals at the intersection of old ways and new technology in this book written by and for librarians. Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges provides you with the different viewpoints of librarians who have taken varying paths... more...

  • Fabricating Livesby Herbert Leibowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    How does the autobiographer want us to perceive him? How do we penetrate the memoirist?s strategies and subterfuges?sometimes conscious, usually?brilliant?and discover the real person screened behind them?   In this fresh and provocative approach to the reading of autobiography, Herbert Leibowitz explores the self-portraits of eight Americans whose... more...

  • Roth Unboundby Claudia Roth Pierpont

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    A critical evaluation of Philip Roth?the first of its kind?that takes on the man, the myth, and the work Philip Roth is one of the most renowned writers of our time. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus , which won the National Book Award in 1960, and the explosion of Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 to his haunting reimagining of Anne Frank's story... more...

  • The Novel Cureby Ella Berthoud; Susan Elderkin

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49

    'Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep' RACHEL JOYCE'Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' S J WATSON'Brilliant . . . a perfect gift' VogueThis is a medical handbook, with a difference. Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, within... more...