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  • Cultural Solutionsby Julianne Schultz

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.99

    Homelessness, family violence, drug abuse, and alienation: have our leaders and policy makers been going about it all wrong? What if karaoke could create cultural cohesion in fractured communities; or if hospitality helped house people; or if troubled kids could turn their lives around by telling stories? At a time when austerity informs economic... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • bpNicholby Stephen Scobie

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 13.95

    In this New Canadian Criticism Series book, Scobie argues strongly for Nichol?s poetics and importance as a writer of fiction. more...

  • Lost in Spaceby Ben Tanzer; Steven Lafler

    Curbside Splendor Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Lost in Space is a funny, sometimes sad, but always lively essay collection about fatherhood, and sex, because sex sells. more...

  • Wartenby Friederike Gräff

    Ch. Links Verlag 2014; US$ 11.56

    Eine Reise in die erstaunliche Welt des Wartens: Wir warten auf die große Liebe, eine Schriftstellerin wartet auf die nächste Romanidee, eine Schwangere auf ihr erstes Kind, ein junger Mensch auf das lebensrettende Organ. Jedes Warten hat seine Geschichte. Friederike Gräff ergründet, was dieser Zustand in uns auslöst. Sie steigt in die Tiefen des Wartens... more...

  • Rechnen mit dem Scheitern: Strategien in ungewissen Zeitenby Corinne Michaela Flick

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 13.87

    Unsere Welt ist von Ungewissheit geprägt; dazu gehört auch die Ungewissheit des Erfolgs. Nur der Unkluge rechnet nicht mit der Möglichkeit der Niederlage. Zu jedem Lebensplan, zu jeder Businessidee und zu jeder staatlichen Handlungsinitiative sollte gehören: das Rechnen mit dem Scheitern, mit der Möglichkeit des Misslingens. Wir müssen dem mit Strategien... more...

  • Off Rampby Hank Stuever

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    "I'm the one they send to the trailer park outside Chimayo, New Mexico, to see the place where the guy went crazy and shot somebody. I'm the one who gets sent to the monster truck show, Lollapalooza concerts, the world's biggest bridal fair. Readers warm to my style . . . unless it drives them to apoplexy." -H.S. Take the off ramp to the world... more...

  • The Christopher Hitchens 4-Book Collectionby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 39.99

    "Christopher Hitchens is the greatest essayist in the English language." ?Christopher Buckley Christopher Hitchens has long been considered on of the most compelling and intelligent writers and orators on our time. In this four-volume eBook bundle, no subject is left unconsidered in Hitchens's hands: from the case against god and religion in God Is... more...

  • Overcoming Adversity in Academiaby Elwood Watson

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 74.99

    This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation. These essays define the voice of an often overlooked and ignored demographic. more...

  • A Peacemaking Approach to Criminologyby Louis J. Gesualdi

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 22.99

    A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to a peacemaking approach to criminology. more...